I never missed an episode of SeaQuest DSV, and it wasn't just because of cutie pie Jonathan Brandis.
The first season started off a bit slow, and I remember thinking that the Lucas character was alot like Wesley from Star Trek, there were alot of Lucas saves the ship at the last minute shows.
I feel that if it had aired later on in the 90's it would have gone on a few more years, and if the premise hadn't changed from exploration to war.
I do hope that someday SeaQuest will be released on DVD, with a tribute to the late Jonathan Brandis and Royce Applegate. Hopefully with the never aired episodes as well