Capt. Nathan Bridger : The 21st century. Mankind has colonized the last unexplored region on Earth: the ocean. As captain of the SeaQuest and its crew, we are it's guardians, for beneath the surface lies the future.
Capt. Nathan Bridger : I want this boat stopped, right now!
Commander Jonathan Ford : That's impossible, sir. Once we break port, we're commited to the Channel. This isn't exactly a rowboat.
Capt. Nathan Bridger : I know what it is, Commander, I designed the damned thing.
Commander Jonathan Ford : If the Captain would like, I could arrange to have a launch craft shuttle you back to Pearl once we hit open water.
Capt. Nathan Bridger : The Captain would like!
Commander Jonathan Ford : Yes, sir.
Dr. Kristin Westphalen : We'll need precise specifications of the venting cap assembly.
Capt. Nathan Bridger : [taps her on the shoulder] I think we need a troubleshooter.
Dr. Kristin Westphalen : A what?
Capt. Nathan Bridger : I don't think what's happening on this boat is an accident. I think we need someone to go down into the guts of her computers and look around a bit.
Capt. Nathan Bridger : I'm disappointed in you, Marilyn. Four torpedo's fired and only two hits. I thought I tought you better than that.
Capt. Marilyn Stark : [on viewscreen] I'll do better next time. I promise.
Capt. Nathan Bridger : There won't be a next time, we both know that. Too many innocent people have died already.
Capt. Marilyn Stark : [on viewscreen] What world are you living in, Nathan? There are no innocent people. Everybody's guilty of something.