Series Needs an Overhull

Excuse me? Aliens on the seaQuest? (" 'seaQuest' Comes Up for Repairs," April 30.)

All I can say is it's about time. "seaQuest DSV" needs a hull scraping badly. It needs to be de-Ballardized. So far, the series has more resembled a stuffy National Geographic special than the entertaining prime-time show it should be.

Aliens and mermaids. Somewhere, the ghost of Irwin Allen is having a good laugh. After all its pompous, self-righteous sermonizing about how it was not science fiction, "seaQuest DSV" is turning out to be nothing more than a '90s "Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea" retread.


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