Something new is lurking in the Earth?s oceans, and now you can be part of the mystery as all 15 Season One episodes of the spectacular series, Surface, emerge on to DVD for the first time ever! When young oceanographer La... more »ura Daughtery (Lake Bell) discovers a massive underwater creature, her obsession to uncover the origins of this dangerous "unidentified species" will lead her and others on a mysterious adventure through the darkest, deepest parts of the sea and the most sinister and shady places on Earth. The fate of the world is in their hands - they just don?t know it. Including deleted scenes and phenomenal special effects, the amazing series that People magazine calls "a show with some Spielbergian tricks of suspense" is now the must-own DVD set for every fan« less
"I liked this show and I'm kind-of bummed that it isn't coming back. I liked the characters and while the SFX wasn't always the greatest, it was very X-Files first season. Limited budgets sometimes don't lead to the greatest effects! But the show had heart. And if you suspended your disbelief for a moment or two, it had a sense of wonderment too. Like you were seeing something grand, discovering new life right there with the characters.
That's what made this show, the characters. Rich and Laura were great - Rich in his undying faith and Laura in her pragmatism. They had great chemistry and made the show work. Miles was another great character. Even though some of his scenes with Nim didn't always look right, he made it work as best as he could.
Yes, this show had flaws. They all do. Lost wasn't perfect when it first began but ABC was willing to let it grow. I never got the feeling that NBC had faith in the show. If they had just given it a little TLC, this baby would have swam laps around other shows!
But what we are left with is still really good! I'm totally going to buy this when it comes out."
Terrie A. | Chicago, Ill | 06/30/2006
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This was my favorite of the three new sci-fi shows included in the "new season" last year. I think it cruel to leave all the viewers hanging without proper closer to the series. At the very least a "made-for t-v" movie should be made to give us fans the ending of the story. I gave this 4 stars instead of the 5 it derserves only because the network has not given us the story ending the show and the fans deserve."
Quality Sci-Fi That Stays On Target
Michael A. Novak | Marquette University | 11/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The great advantage that Surface offered over The X-Files was that it stayed on its key story without interrupting one-shot adventures. A vast tapestry of characters that only finally all came together in the climactic 15th episode, Surface had a focus that the other great conspiracy/sci-fi giant lacked. The X-Files finally felt as though it were being made-up as the writers went along, with the big conspiracy being revealed in the end to be a recycled 1970s "ancient astronaut" idea that was already dated when the old Battlestar Galactica played with it in 1978. Surface, on the other hand, showed every sign of meticulous planning by the writers, teasing us along in one ongoing saga that rewarded our attention. The utter lack of faith NBC showed in such a well-crafted project with a broad demographic appeal was mirrored only by the CW's similarly inexplicable decision to kill the equally-exceptional Everwood. The spring of 2006 was apparently a hard time to be excellent television.
The DVD set will remain exceptional science-fiction/thriller viewing. Yet it will also have more than a hint of tragedy for the viewer in the "what might have been" of what the ongoing story could have become."
ACE, ACE, ACE!!! NBC are Losers for canceling it!!!
A. Hislop | England | 05/28/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I WAS HOOKED from the very first scene of this wonderful show! Surface didn't get a chance to be viewed by many people. I live in the UK and you have to have Sky and watch an obscure channel to see this show. which is a great shame. Instead a sketchy show like Invasion that gets a huge launch, over-hyped and lacked eveything this show had.
BRING IT BACK!!!! At least one more season, please!
when i first watched i was very supprised how much was in each episode! Key events happen in each one. there are three main characters who all have a brush with the creatures, which take them further into the mystery. the acting is good, the stories are gripping and the effects are great! you'll be hooked!!! GIVE IT A CHANCE!!!"
Best SciFi TV-series ever!
C. Nöth | 07/02/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"If you liked the classic Spielberg movies like Close Encounter, Jaws, E.T., Jurassic Park and movies he was working on like The Goonies and Gremlins and if you like the James Cameron movie The Abyss, then you will love SURFACE! The new series is the best SciFi series ever I think. You ask why? The answer: It has great actors and it is set into our own world right now. It has great mysteries (which we will never get answered thanks to NBC!!!) and this sense of wonder I was missing for years on SciFi television. No space crafts and future stories... instead a great mystery SciFi setting in our 'real' world with subplots about (maybe?) alien beeings, sea monsters, mutants and advanced genetics.
Buy this DVD if you have never heard from this show because you will not regret it!
I can't believe NBC dropped this show! This shows only once more the TV companies do not have the brightest people working for them... a very bad decission to not giving this great series another season... and a big letdown for all the fans of this show."