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Sealab 2021 - Season 4
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Oh, what a difference a year makes. The crew of classic 1972 series Sealab 2020 has been replaced with a gang of misfits unfit for public service. Their mission: to investigate underwater colonization. They are doing a very bad job.]]>
The Season 4 extras are largely hit-or-miss. "Shrabster Forward" retells the episode in its correct chronological order, while the deleted scene from "Joy of Grief" is a middling comic tidbit. More amusing is the alternate ending for "Legacy of Laughter," which asks what the cast will do now that the show is over, and the unaired mini-episode "Nightshift," which takes a look at the lives of the crew that keeps Sealab running while the main characters indulge in adventures. A "Best of Sealab/Sunken Treasures" clip compilation, which serves up some of the series' funniest moments, is an appropriate wrap-up for this deliriously clever show. --Paul Gaita
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Many much like myself have enjoyed the laughter that many of Sealab moments have brought on through the course of it's few seasons. Such a great idea to resurrect a well aged cartoon targeted to kids and putting a new spin on it by voicing a great cast, aiming the content more upwards towards an adult audience with it's crude humor, unexpected antics and it's references to pop culture in such a small, but easily attention kept time frame, it was surely a refreshing thing to watch and well to the naysayers, if you didn't get it...you just didn't get it. Us fans sure did though.
Unfortunately there is a reason this was the last season, and even though with a heavy heart we end a "Legacy of Laughter", it was for the best to put her out of her misery before she made anymore suffer. The point is to put it plainly was this was the worst season of the series. Although I can appreciate the trial and error it was, simply it was dragged on through the mud and lost a lot of that genuine quick pop to noggin with it's slapstick humor was replaced with longer unfunny drawn out cracks and personal jokes that plagued the series with seeing more sharks, senseless violence, sharks, ill attempts to offend, and even more sharks. I even personally was let down when Michael started using his real voice for Tornado half way through the season and even though much of the character wasn't recieved well, the homage he was paying to his father and what he brought to the character voice wise was extremely well, unfortunately the writing wasn't top notch to let him really shine.Read more ›
You get to a point where Captain Shanks grows on you and when he does, the last two seasons of this awesome show will have a brand, new meaning for you.
The show is based on a serious cartoon from the 70's (I think) called, Sealab 2020, and uses the original animation from that show. The comedy here is more absurdist and non sequitur. A lot of times, there doesn't seem to be much in the way of continuity, and the characters repeatedly die as part of the joke, but return in the next episode unharmed.
Captain Murphy was one of my favorite characters, and I was sad to find out that the reason Captain Murphy disappeared in season 4 was because the voice actor, Harry Goz, had died. He was replaced on the show by his son, Michael Goz, who voiced Captain Tornado Shanks. The series as a whole gets 5 stars from me, but this season in particular only got 4 stars because Captain Shanks was nothing compared to Captain Murphy.
The show is very well-written with a lot of memorable moments and lines. I would share some of my favorite lines, but most make little to no sense out of context. The only one I will give you (because it appears often and for seemingly no reason) is this:
"Pod six is jerks."
This show is definitely NOT for children (at least none that I know), but it is VERY funny. Since this show is not on the air anymore, if you like it and want something similar, try Archer on FX. It is currently on hiatus, but can be found on Netflix. That one is also not for children, but can be very funny as well.
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Awesome ending of this series! Wish they would get together to do another one or even just a movie.Published 13 days ago by DK
Sealab lost a step after Harry Goz passed away... but still a great show...Published 14 months ago by AndyD
lots of great fun in this season. i think i like shanks and murphy the same there both funny and outraguse witch is what made part of the show funny. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Shawn Young
Love this season! Best season in my opinion! The entire collection is great. But season four takes the cake. And as always, the shipping was amazingly fast!Published 23 months ago by Melissa Goff
Sealab was the best of the Adult Swim series. Own it now before it disappears forever. Four more words required.Published on March 14, 2013 by The Lesser
product came as described and shipped on time happy to have found a reasanable price for the show. pretty funny showPublished on December 20, 2012 by steve
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