The BEST episodes of seaQuest DSV

Every episode of seaQuest DSV ever, ranked from best to worst by thousands of votes from fans of the show. The best episodes of seaQuest DSV!

The 21st century: mankind has colonized the last unexplored region on Earth; the ocean. But with newfound potential comes old-fashioned conflict and the United Earth Oceans Organization (U.E.O.) assigns the submarine, seaQuest DSV to keep the underwater peace and patrol the planet's final frontier. The captain of the seaQuest and its crew are its guardians, for beneath the surface lies the future.

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55 votes

#1 - Blindsided

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/13/1995

When his plane crashes in the South American jungle, Piccolo is kidnapped by a ruthless dictator who he finds out has secretly been creating artificial life forms that have now gone out of control.

Directors: Anson Williams
Give Me Liberté
187 votes

#2 - Give Me Liberté

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired 10/24/1993

When Commander Ford and other crew members are contaminated with a deadly virus from a downed space station, Captain Bridger finds himself fighting against the clock and a government cover-up to save them.

Directors: Bill L. Norton
The Last Lap at Luxury
203 votes

#3 - The Last Lap at Luxury

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired 3/20/1994

At a summit conference, Lucas and group of UEO leaders are taken hostage, leaving the seaQuest crew to uncover a mysterious and complicated plot whilst searching for the hostages.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writer: Zora Quayton
The Sincerest Form of Flattery
112 votes

#4 - The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/13/1994

An experimental submarine escapes from its moorings and manages to launch its nuclear weapons targeted at New Cape Quest, a city with 5 million inhabitants including relatives of the seaQuest crew.

86 votes

#5 - Splashdown

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired 5/21/1995

The seaQuest is captured by an alien spacecraft and taken to Hyperion, a completely aquatic planet. The crew is then drawn into the civil war between the KrayTaks and the Hyperion resistance.

Directors: Anson Williams
Nothing But the Truth
124 votes

#6 - Nothing But the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired 1/9/1994

While in the middle of an special experiment when only a skeleton crew is aboard, seaQuest is boarded by a group of commandos who are quickly able to take control of the ship.

Directors: Les Sheldon
Writer: David Kemper
76 votes

#7 - Brainlock

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired 1/12/1996

As the world leaders debate the renewal of the UEO charter a number of assassination attempts are made against the delegates.

Directors: Fred Keller
Dead End
79 votes

#8 - Dead End

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired 12/18/1994

Henderson, Lucas, Brody, and O'Neill are drawn into a furious underwater whirlpool that pulls their shuttle beneath the ocean floor and into a maze of ancient caverns.

Directors: Steve Robman
Daggers (1)
151 votes

#9 - Daggers (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired 9/18/1994

When genetically engineered people, no longer happy with their captivity, stage a revolt, seaQuest, with some new faces are called in to help.

Directors: Bryan Spicer
Better Than Martians
208 votes

#10 - Better Than Martians

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired 1/2/1994

seaQuest is hurriedly dispatched to rescue a crew returning from a manned mission to Mars when their space capsule crash lands in the Atlantic Ocean, but the president of an militarised Asian federation wants them too for his own reasons.

Destination Terminal
82 votes

#11 - Destination Terminal

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired 10/18/1995

Lucas oversees the maiden journey of a revolutionary new underwater train, while Ford and Henderson go on a secret date as passengers.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
The Devil's Window
263 votes

#12 - The Devil's Window

Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired 9/19/1993

Darwin falls ill and will die if no cure is found, but a visiting scientist on an important UEO project is unconcerned with the fate of a single dolphin.

Directors: Les Landau
108 votes

#13 - Equilibrium

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired 11/15/1995

Lucas must face up to Bridger over his potentially risky solution to combat an organism that threatens to reach epidemic proportions.

Directors: Anson Williams
To Be or Not to Be (2)
163 votes

#14 - To Be or Not to Be (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/12/1993

The seaQuest is confronted by another sub. They are attacked and find themselves defenceless and are forced to dive the ship and hide.

Directors: Irvin Kershner
102 votes

#15 - Reunion

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired 1/28/1996

When SeaQuest docks at a penal colony where the prisoners are enslaved, Henderson recognizes one and inadvertently causes a riot, allowing the inmates to escape--and take hostages.

Directors: Anson Williams
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Treasures of the Tonga Trench
134 votes

#16 - Treasures of the Tonga Trench

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/9/1993

When Krieg brings back what he believes is a priceless gem, greed runs amok on the seaQuest. No one listens to his stories of sea monsters in the area, until one attacks the seaQuest.

Directors: Les Sheldon
78 votes

#17 - Lostland

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired 1/15/1995

Ford discovers an ancient warrior's helmet and sword that prove that the lost continent of Atlantis did exist. But the helmet may carry a deadly curse that could destroy Bridger and the crew.

Directors: Bruce Seth Green
In the Company of Ice and Profit
115 votes

#18 - In the Company of Ice and Profit

Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired 9/27/1995

Captain Hudson is ordered to blow up an iceberg that has been directed towards Saudi Arabia by a corrupt businessman, only to find a group of refugees placed on the iceberg to prevent its destruction.

110 votes

#19 - Spindrift

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired 11/8/1995

When Henderson is captured by Macronesia and sentenced to death, Hudson leads an undercover team to free her from the secure facility.

Directors: Oscar L. Costo
142 votes

#20 - Playtime

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired 10/23/1994

In response to the voice of a child calling for help, the seaQuest journeys through an underwater vortex and find themselves 250 years in the future where humans are on the brink of extinction.

Directors: Robert Weimer
Second Chance
76 votes

#21 - Second Chance

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired 12/27/1995

The crew members travel through a ""space-time sphere"" that rockets them back in time to October 1962 and places them in the midst of the Cuban missile crisis, where they have to try to prevent a nuclear holocaust.

Directors: Bill L. Norton
Chains of Command
109 votes

#22 - Chains of Command

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired 11/1/1995

Hudson must relieve his old commanding officer from duty onboard a heavily armed underwater base after the base fires on Macronesia.

Directors: Anson Williams
Something in the Air
136 votes

#23 - Something in the Air

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired 3/19/1995

The crew protects a group of researchers at an abandoned mining outpost while they study an ancient chest found buried deep in the Mediterranean. However the chest proves to be like Pandora's box, housing a demon who escapes and then preys upon the landing party.

Directors: Steve Robman
The Siamese Dream
82 votes

#24 - The Siamese Dream

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired 4/30/1995

In order to gain control of seaQuest's nuclear weapons, a powerful psychic plants a nightmare in both Piccolo and Dagwood's minds, so that he will be invited on board to interpret their dreams.

154 votes

#25 - Abalon

Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired 5/1/1994

Ford accidentally stumbles onto a colony of genetically altered humans, adapted by a scientist to live underwater.

Directors: Les Sheldon