The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other.The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other.The drama of an oft-doomed aquatic colony and its personnel, who hate each other.
Deep below the ocean's surface, looms a vast, magnificently high-tech compound: Sealab. A multi-national scientific station with an annual budget in the trillions, dedicated to the research and exploration of man's final frontier - Sealab's crew is charged with exploring the possibility of underwater colonization. As the Earth's surface, by this time, has gotten just generally crowded, hot, and icky. However, as most government-funded agencies usually are, Sealab is manned by a motley collection of malcontents and screw-ups who were unfit for work in the private sector. They really don't get any research done, but instead spend their time bickering among themselves. Or just plain goofing off. The crew have manipulated their luckless leader, Captain Murphy, into submission, and are content to ride the government clock, raking in fat, hazardous-duty paychecks. —Matt Thompson
One of the greatest cartoons of all time (and I'm not kidding)
"SeaLab 2021" is absolutely hilarious. It's easily the most screwed up show I've ever seen, and I'm completely addicted. Although they've only made 10 or so episodes, even watching repeats is better than almost anything on television. Every character, from Hesh screaming about sex to Marco (voiced by Erik Estrada, of all people!) showing off his muscles, is funny and unique. Best of all: the show has no plot whatsoever. Each episode is pure jokes- plot is just background. If you don't believe me, see the episode where the entire crew is talking about becoming robots as the SeaLab explodes. My favorite shows of all-time used to be "Simpsons" and "Clerks: The Animated Series," but now "SeaLab 2021" joins that elite group. I hope this show never stops production- hell, production must be cheap, since they use animation from the original, early '70s show. I'm a diehard fan, and I think everyone else on earth should be.
- Feb 7, 2002
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