In the 90s television show seaQuest DSV, the titular submarine was tasked with protecting underwater colonies, assisting scientists, and exploring the ocean floor. In many episodes, the crew makes a monumental, game-changing discovery…but they shrug it off and nothing comes from it.
Here are the ten greatest discoveries made during the course of the show, ordered from least impressive to most.
1. The Meaning of Life
Also known as the center of the universe or spherical evolution. The Regulator is keen to extract this information known by seaQuest’s dolphin crewmember Darwin. To save you the trouble, the center of the universe is “inside you” …whatever that means.
2. The Great Library of Alexandria
To be exact, an annex.
3. Several Deep Sea Lifeforms
Or proof that it existed, at least, from the discovery of an Atlantean mind-controlling helmet.
5. Chaos Cloud
According to Lucas, a chaos cloud is “a total reversal of all physical laws” – it was made out of people’s negativity or something.
6. Three Alien Species
7. Time Travel (Twice)
8. The Embodiment of Pure Evil
Found locked in a treasure chest at the very bottom with a “do not open” sign on it. Of course it was opened and the evil was released, but the seaQuest crew destroyed it.
When members of seaQuest board an old sunken ship that’s pretty much a stand-in for the Titanic, they come across ghosts of some of the passengers. Clear evidence that the afterlife exists. That is, assuming everything they experienced in this episode wasn’t a shared hallucination from nitrogen narcosis (it was left ambiguous).
10. Greek Gods
The seaQuest crew gets in a fight with Neptune over a popstar in one of the show’s more embarrassing episodes. Also, yes, his name should be Poseidon, but they called him Neptune in the episode.