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Old April 27 2013, 03:13 AM   #4
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Re: SeaQuest DSV: The Ancient Review Thread

I got my hands on this book once, through an inter-library loan and it was pretty bad from a plot/content POV. Like the back half of the second book, it seems like a second season script that somehow fell back in time and wound up in the lap of the writer. While it's interesting to see how the early ideas of the ship and crew differed from the final product, it's pretty clear why the novels wound up dying off after this one. They needed (like the show) to focus more on the undersea pirates and the conflicts they brought up than bad/boring science fiction.
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