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Old 01-15-2015, 10:48 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Watching SeaQuest on Netflix...what the hell...

So back in the day I caught most of the first season of SeaQuest DSV when it aired. I enjoyed it, but I was a kid, what the hell did I know. Later seasons, didn't catch them for some reason. So I find it on Netflix and figure it's time for a nostalgic rewatch.

I watch the first season. Hell yeah, sci-fi eco-friendly submarine adventure. I can dig it. Everything scientific and logical, even the weirder episodes (though there was one weak one that was a long drawn out "safe sex" commercial). Not super high quality, but plenty entertaining.

I get to the second season...

What. The. Hell! It's a fricken train wreck. Plots just sort of go all over the place for no reason. Everyone suddenly has this weird tendency to figure things out at the exact same time in different places without talking to each other. They have a giant mech battle 220 years in the future (relatively speaking), and somehow they make it boring. How the hell do you mess up a giant mech battle?!? And logic gets thrown right out the window. In the sent to the future with boring mech battles episode the reason they can't go back to the past is because time is a mobius strip and the past doesn't exist if they can't save the future. And to have a future they need to make sure the last two humans on earth can be in the same room together with out freaking out.

Pretty sure in season one someone would have pointed out that humans are irrelevant to there being a future since we're destined to either die off or evolve into a new species anyways, the universe will still keep on plugging away regardless.

I'm a quarter of the way through the second season, and I'm not sure I can muscle through. But I hear the third season just goes completely off the rails, so I may just tough it out.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:30 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I remember that show as you do...I'm going to stick with the memories. I had some of the action figures too.
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Old 01-16-2015, 05:50 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah... after the first season, I think the writers took to basing their plots as their "recreational drugs" told them... Which is why it didn't last long.

Unlike Firefly, which was a victim of a VERY BAD decision by a network.
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Old 01-16-2015, 04:54 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah... after the first season, I think the writers took to basing their plots as their "recreational drugs" told them... Which is why it didn't last long.

Unlike Firefly, which was a victim of a VERY BAD decision by a network.
Don't bring up Firefly/Serenity, I am still butthurt about that show. I got an idea lets show everything out of order.....
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Old 01-18-2015, 08:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Pretty sure in season one someone would have pointed out that humans are irrelevant to there being a future since we're destined to either die off or evolve into a new species anyways, the universe will still keep on plugging away regardless.
Ok well we are destined to die off, as everything does. Remember, we orbit a burning star on a planet with a weakening and shifting magnetic field. As every species does, we will evolve. My guess would be the pineal gland secreting more Melanin so that we can survive more solar radiation in the mean time but, there has never been an instance recorded in science where one species has turned into another and maybe that's where your logic fails much like Sea Quest did.
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Yeah... after the first season, I think the writers took to basing their plots as their "recreational drugs" told them... Which is why it didn't last long.
I remember watching Seaquest when it first aired, and the disaster that was the 2nd season was the fault of the studio execs.

NBC wanted a younger, more "hip" crew, and trendy storylines. They fired much of the older actors, writers, and production crew.... etc. Then the show sucked after that.

I remember complaining about it on the usenet forum back in 94? lol..

There are many... many shows that suffered a similar fate- Where the parent network steps in to make "changes", and ruin the whole thing.

Millenium was one of my favorite shows in the 90s. But the studio stepped in to make changes.... and killed the show.

Space 1999 was another- Great first season, then the studio made changes, then it sucked. Same for Dark Angel.

TV science fiction is always tricky. The shows are too expensive, and the audience is too limited.
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Reminds me of what they did with battlestar galactica.

Good original show, ok 80's show, bad new shows/movies.
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