SeaQuest DSV – tape 1604

After our recent look at the pilot, here’s some episodes from SeaQuest DSV.

The first episode features Roscoe Lee Browne, as a scientist investigating hydrothermal vents.

Roscoe Lee Browne

Darwin swims through some toxic waste and gets sick. This puts Bridger at odds with Browne as he tries to find a clue as to what’s wrong with Darwin.

Before the next episode, there’s a bit of ITN News, with a story about Nigel Mansell being taken to hospital after an accident at Donnington Park. Also noted is the death (today) of Federico Fellini, dating this episode to 31st October 1993.

They’re doing some archaeology in the next episode of SeaQuest. They’ve even nicked that from Star Trek.

It’s nice to see Polycom conference phones are still around in the near future.

Polycom Phone

Topol is the guest archaeologist, and before the credits, they discover the lost library of Alexandria. I didn’t know that had sunk into the ocean.


Admiral Richard Herd sends some parapsychologists to the SeaQuest to help with a conference about the find. So now they’re stealing PsiCorps from Babylon 5? (or was SeaQuest after B5?)

It sparks a diplomatic incident, then, the Libyans try to destroy it. It’s always the Libyans.

Bridger solves the squabbling over the library by smashing a very big, priceless relic. It’s the Lara Croft maneouvre.

The next episode sees the SeaQuest sent to rescue the only survivors of an underground prison. Only the warden is left, plus a cryogenic tube containing “Death on Ice”.

The tube contains an infamous killer, Dr Zeller. Except if you’ve watched any movie ever, you’ll know immediately the man is the killer, and it’s the warden in the tube, as discovered by the crew.

Meanwhile, Lucas is playing a video game with his homemade Nintendo Powerglove.

Nintendo Powerglove

The killer has a deradly toxin which he’s threatening to release into the ocean. Captain Bridger foils his plan, but there’s a tense climax where Doctor Stephanie Beacham gets revenge on the murderer for everything he’s done by throwing a test tube of her wee at him.

Stephanie Beacham's Wee

In the next episode, the cheeky crewmember who’s always getting intio scrapes – there’s always one of those, but I haven’t bothered learning his name – is piloting the sea crab when he’s grabbed by something big, and sees something that looks like that city thing at the end of The Abyss. But it’s actually shiny stones that everyone gets excited about, thinking they’ll be rich.

It guest stars Yaphet Kotto.

Yaphet Kotto

After the SeaQuest is attacked by a giant squid, Stephanie Beacham discovers that the shiny stones are actually “fish poop” and the glow would fade after a couple of days.

After the last episode, there’s the start of an episode of Heartbeat. The tape ends during this programme.


  • trail: You’ve Been Framed
  • Energizer
  • Sun Valley
  • Foster’s
  • Israel
  • trail: Heartbeat
  • Ford Escort
  • Amiga CD32
  • Hall’s Soothers
  • Coco Pops/Honey Nut Loops
  • Malaysia Airlines
  • Firework safety
  • Daily Mirror
  • VW
  • Legal & General
  • Ibuleve
  • Daily Mirror
  • trail: London’s Burning
  • trail: Heartbeat
  • Weetabix
  • Kinder Eggs
  • Duplo
  • Walker’s Double Crunch
  • The Sun
  • Air Canada
  • Duracell – how is it that Duracell get to steal the Energizer Bunny in the UK?
  • BT
  • trail: You’ve been Framed
  • Sony
  • Homepride
  • Foster’s
  • Energizer
  • WH Smith
  • Weetabix
  • Sainsbury’s
  • barclaycard
  • Playskool
  • Wrigley’s Doublemint
  • Sainsbury’s
  • trail: Heartbeat
  • Werther’s Originals
  • Foster’s
  • Guilty as Sin in cinemas
  • Nintendo – Rik Mayall and Patrick Barlow

  • Burger King
  • Golden Wonder
  • Tesco
  • Panasonic
  • Capital FM – Chris Tarrant
  • Sega
  • The Sun
  • Guilty as Sin in cinemas
  • trail: Narrow Margin
  • Ford Dealers
  • Quality Street
  • Daily Mirror
  • Amiga CD32
  • Black Tower
  • Corn Pops
  • Arthur’s
  • The Tube
  • trail: You’ve Been Framed
  • Barclaycard
  • John Smith’s
  • The Sun
  • Nintendo – Rik Mayall

  • Prudential
  • trail: The Royal Variety Performance
  • trail: London’s Burning
  • Safeway
  • Foster’s
  • Arthur’s
  • Talking Pages
  • Ford
  • trail: You’ve Been Framed

One comment

  1. Yes, I think “Babylon 5” did come first.

    “Doctor Stephanie Beacham gets revenge on the murderer for everything he’s done by throwing a test tube of her wee at him.”

    So now they pinched from “Never Say Never Again”?

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