The BEST Episodes of seaQuest DSV

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Jan 26, 2020

Network: NBC

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.


#1 - Blindsided

Season 2 - Episode 21 - Aired May 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.

star 8.37
41 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Give Me Liberté

#2 - Give Me Liberté

Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Oct 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.

star 8.07
170 votes
Directors: Bill L. Norton
Writers: John J. Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart
The Last Lap at Luxury

#3 - The Last Lap at Luxury

Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.92
188 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Zora Quayton

#4 - Brainlock

Season 3 - Episode 11 - Aired Jan 12, 1996

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

star 7.86
65 votes
Directors: Fred Keller
Writers: Carleton Eastlake
Nothing But the Truth

#5 - Nothing But the Truth

Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.86
107 votes
Directors: Les Sheldon
Writers: David Kemper
Splashdown (1)

#6 - Splashdown (1)

Season 2 - Episode 22 - Aired May 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.

star 7.84
77 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
The Sincerest Form of Flattery

#7 - The Sincerest Form of Flattery

Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 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.

star 7.84
96 votes
Writers: Carleton Eastlake
Dead End

#8 - Dead End

Season 2 - Episode 11 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.82
68 votes
Directors: Steve Robman
Writers: Carleton Eastlake

#9 - Lostland

Season 2 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.80
64 votes
Writers: David J. Burke, Ted Raimi
Destination Terminal

#10 - Destination Terminal

Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 18, 1995

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

star 7.76
72 votes
Writers: Javier Grillo-Marxuach
Daggers (1)

#11 - Daggers (1)

Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.75
132 votes
Directors: Bryan Spicer
Writers: Jonathan Falls
To Be or Not To Be (1)

#12 - To Be or Not To Be (1)

Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 12, 1993

The crew of seaQuest are joined by a reluctant Captain Nathan Bridger and set off to investigate a distress call from an underwater colony, only to find it is a trap by a renegade sub under the command of Captain Marilyn Stark, who has a personal vendetta against the seaQuest.

star 7.75
208 votes
Directors: Irvin Kershner
Writers: Rockne S. O'Bannon, Tommy Thompson
The Siamese Dream

#13 - The Siamese Dream

Season 2 - Episode 20 - Aired Apr 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.

star 7.72
68 votes
Writers: Jonathan Brandis
And Everything Nice

#14 - And Everything Nice

Season 2 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 22, 1995

On the mainland, Lucas falls for a beautiful woman and asks to resign from his position, however plans change when she is suddenly kidnapped by terrorists in an attempt to take control of seaQuest.

star 7.71
68 votes
Writers: Lawrence Hertzog
Second Chance

#15 - Second Chance

Season 3 - Episode 10 - Aired Dec 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.

star 7.68
66 votes
Directors: Bill L. Norton
Writers: Carleton Eastlake

#16 - Playtime

Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.65
128 votes
Directors: Robert Weimer
Writers: Lawrence Hertzog

#17 - Reunion

Season 3 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.65
92 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Carleton Eastlake
Better Than Martians

#18 - Better Than Martians

Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 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.

star 7.64
190 votes
Writers: Dan Brecher, David Kemper
To Be or Not To Be (2)

#19 - To Be or Not To Be (2)

Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 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.

star 7.63
137 votes
Directors: Irvin Kershner
Writers: Rockne S. O'Bannon, Tommy Thompson

#20 - Equilibrium

Season 3 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 15, 1995

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

star 7.62
94 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Javier Grillo-Marxuach, Naren Shankar
Something in the Air

#21 - Something in the Air

Season 2 - Episode 18 - Aired Mar 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.

star 7.62
124 votes
Directors: Steve Robman
Writers: Lawrence Hertzog

#22 - Watergate

Season 2 - Episode 17 - Aired Mar 5, 1995

The crew transports a pop star to an island military base. Upon arrival they encounter an apparition of the Greek god Neptune, who mistakenly believes the singer and Henderson are actually Minvera and Medusa.

star 7.61
95 votes
Directors: Casey O. Rohrs
Writers: Patrick Hasburgh
Treasures of the Tonga Trench

#23 - Treasures of the Tonga Trench

Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 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.

star 7.60
114 votes
Directors: Les Sheldon
Writers: John J. Sakmar, Kerry Lenhart

#24 - Spindrift

Season 3 - Episode 6 - Aired Nov 8, 1995

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

star 7.60
96 votes
Directors: Oscar L. Costo
Writers: Carleton Eastlake
Chains of Command

#25 - Chains of Command

Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Nov 1, 1995

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

star 7.60
98 votes
Directors: Anson Williams
Writers: Lee Goldberg, William Rabkin