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SeaQuest DSV
(1993)
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Composed, Conducted, and Co-Produced by:

Co-Produced by:
Philip Neel

Orchestrated by:
Brad Dechter
Frank Bennett
Don Nemitz
Don Davis
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Varèse Sarabande
(February 14th, 1995)
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Regular U.S. release. Becoming difficult to find in stores (as of 1998).
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Winner of an Emmy Award.
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Buy it... if you want a preview to the ambitious action rhythms and thematic progressions of John Debney's classic score to the 1995 dud Cutthroat Island.

Avoid it... if you are a devoted SeaQuest DSV fan seeking an all-encompassing selection of the best music from throughout the series.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #913
WRITTEN 7/28/99, REVISED 4/22/07
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SeaQuest DSV: (John Debney) With multiple Star Trek series under production and receiving a loyal following, Universal and Steven Spielberg's Amblin Entertainment decided to launch their own futuristic science fiction series in 1993. The premise of SeaQuest DSV was that man would be colonizing the seas in the next century and that a military force would need to exist underwater to police these new civilizations. So instead of a starship crew at the center of the drama, SeaQuest DSV gave us a glorified submarine one instead, and the producers and writers of the show took the opportunity to throw some environmental messages in along the way. Unfortunately for Universal, audiences weren't as intrigued by underwater adventures as much as they were about outer space ones, and in the show's final attempts at survival, its scripts began to turn to the alien and outer space route. During its run from 1993 to 1996, SeaQuest DSV's 59 episodes failed to earn much attention from the Emmy's outside of its musical scores, which represented four of the show's five nominations. The rotating composers for the series featured veterans of the Star Trek shows, including names like John Debney and Don Davis that would go on to brighter futures than television episode scoring. The title sequence and feature-length pilot episode were scored by Debney, whose title recording for SeaQuest DSV would beat Mark Snow's theme for The X-Files for the "Main Title Theme Music" Emmy award in 1994. Subsequently, Don Davis would be nominated two consecutive years for his scores for individual episodes, winning the "Dramatic Underscore" Emmy in 1995 for the episode "Daggers." Regular SeaQuest DSV composer Russ Landau would receive the final nomination for the show in 1996 for his score for the episode "Brave New World." The only commercial album for the show's music was Varèse Sarabande's short 1995 release of only John Debney's more notable contributions to the earlier episodes of the show. It includes the title and end credits themes, as well as the pilot score and small samplings of his scores for two other episodes.



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Average: 3.31 Stars
***** 62 5 Stars
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A score full of interesting and unusual orchestral solutions
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
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Total Time: 29:50
"To Be or Not to Be"

• 1. Main Title (1:03)
• 2. Preparing for Battle (2:50)
• 3. Bridger's Dream (0:51)
• 4. Uncharted Waters (2:04)
• 5. First Engagement (3:17)
• 6. Darwin Speaks (0:58)
• 7. Dangerous Adversary (1:32)
• 8. To Adventures Bold (1:29)
"Knight of the Shadows"

• 9. Waltz With the Dead (2:45)
• 10. The Forgiving/Resurrection (4:50)

"Such Great Patience"

• 11. The Discovery (2:12)
• 12. Lucas Meets the Alien (2:30)
• 13. Solemn Oath (2:25)

• 14. End Credits (0:37)

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