Balázs spots a radio in 1993 series “seaQuest DSV”

Many thanks to SWLing Post contributor, Balázs Kovács, who writes:

Hi Thomas,

I started re-watching one of the sci-fi TV series I watched when I was a kid the seaQuest DSV (1993), it’s interesting how many current topics were in it 30 years ago (environment pollution, artificial meat, VR, AI, drones, etc) and the trivia at the end of the episodes by Bob Ballard from the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

In the Season 1 Episode 16 a radio appeared also next to the protagonist played by Roy Scheider, see attached.

with best regards,

Wow! Thank you, Balazs. I had completely forgotten about this show. Like you, I did watch a number of episodes back in college. What a great shot of his radio!

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5 thoughts on “Balázs spots a radio in 1993 series “seaQuest DSV”

  1. Eric C Fetters-Walp

    I had (and still have) the Radio Shack SW-100 that looks like this. It’s a nice “throwback” in its appearance, but it’s mediocre for reception overall compared to my more recent radios.

  2. Robert Richmond

    I had a RS SW-100 back in the day. I seem to remember a set of D batteries lasting for months (to years?) of intermittent usage. The rotatable AM antenna was a neat feature, though I sometimes had remind others it was not a handle for moving the radio. o.0

  3. 13dka

    Also sold as SW-100 (12-649) under both Radio Shack and Realistic labels, as “Venturer”, “Steepletone” and probably 20 more labels and with somewhat modernized looks as Stewart ST-2959A. What looks like the successor of virtually the same radio with even more plastic appointments was sold as Realistic 12-795 or “Emerson MBR-1”, apparently long enough to be available on Amazon at some point. A true Hong Kong (?) classic. 🙂


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