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2017-11-04 08:51:02 AM  
Someone should make a map of how many times he leaped into the same year
 
2017-11-04 09:00:26 AM  
I like Ziggy.
 
2017-11-04 09:57:01 AM  
Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.
 
2017-11-04 10:46:43 AM  
Does it include him visiting the gang in Sunny in Philadelphia?

/What are the rules?
 
2017-11-04 11:09:51 AM  

Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.


That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.
 
2017-11-04 11:28:20 AM  

baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.


No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.
 
2017-11-04 11:30:27 AM  
Between Quantum Leap and Sliders I don't know which show let me down more.

But on a brighter note at least those shows prepared me for Lost.

/The moment the Island became a Time Machine I knew that show was FUBAR with no clean ending in sight
 
2017-11-04 11:30:40 AM  
I was also a little disappointed that the cold open for the Enterprise pilot didn't end with Archer saying "Oh boy".
 
2017-11-04 11:56:14 AM  

Ghastly: baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.

No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.


Didn't know that. I only ever watched it in reruns on USA, which were rarely shown sequentially.
 
2017-11-04 12:01:55 PM  

LegacyDL: Between Quantum Leap and Sliders I don't know which show let me down more.

But on a brighter note at least those shows prepared me for Lost.

/The moment the Island became a Time Machine I knew that show was FUBAR with no clean ending in sight


Sliders let me down more.  It had so much potential to start with, but the behind the scenes drama was crazy.  The show managed to do as well as it did in spite of all the BS going on in its production over the years.

Quantum Leap remained pretty consistent over its run.  It simply got a bit more ambitious with the leaps later on as it got more comfortable in its storytelling and tried to one-up itself each year.
 
2017-11-04 12:01:59 PM  
They missed one where he leaped forward to the year 2151
 
2017-11-04 12:04:06 PM  

dennysgod: They missed one where he leaped forward to the year 2151


I don't see the one where he was himself in high school. It was in Indiana so it was pretty easy to look for.
 
2017-11-04 12:04:40 PM  
There are still some Quantum Leap episodes I haven't gotten around to watching, and if there is a boxed set out there anywhere of it, should probably get it, since it's one of my favorite shows.

Plus, Scott is pretty hot.
 
2017-11-04 12:13:02 PM  

LegacyDL: Between Quantum Leap and Sliders I don't know which show let me down more.

But on a brighter note at least those shows prepared me for Lost.

/The moment the Island became a Time Machine I knew that show was FUBAR with no clean ending in sight


Funny you should mention Sliders, since they tried to make them connected through the hot military chick with no acting skills.

Sliders went from fascinating, well-thought out 'what ifs' to just stealing whatever movie recently came out.  Quantum Leap was always about becoming better human beings to each other.
 
2017-11-04 12:18:48 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: LegacyDL: Between Quantum Leap and Sliders I don't know which show let me down more.

But on a brighter note at least those shows prepared me for Lost.

/The moment the Island became a Time Machine I knew that show was FUBAR with no clean ending in sight

Funny you should mention Sliders, since they tried to make them connected through the hot military chick with no acting skills.

Sliders went from fascinating, well-thought out 'what ifs' to just stealing whatever movie recently came out.  Quantum Leap was always about becoming better human beings to each other.


Even if he did leap into a chimp one time.
 
2017-11-04 01:14:09 PM  

Kirablue42: There are still some Quantum Leap episodes I haven't gotten around to watching, and if there is a boxed set out there anywhere of it, should probably get it, since it's one of my favorite shows.

Plus, Scott is pretty hot.


Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

I felt it was worth the money solely for Georgia on My Mind finally being restored to MIA. The other 95 episodes were icing on the cake.


Ghastly: baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.

No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.


The Satan Squad only really appeared in the final season. The Stephen King leap was a one-off Halloween episode in season 3.

...and if you really want to get nerdy fanboy about it, the tools to create the evil leapers weren't available until after Al and Sam simul-leaped at the beginning of season 4 and left that spare handlink lying around in 1945.
 
2017-11-04 02:24:14 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Kirablue42: There are still some Quantum Leap episodes I haven't gotten around to watching, and if there is a boxed set out there anywhere of it, should probably get it, since it's one of my favorite shows.

Plus, Scott is pretty hot.

Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

I felt it was worth the money solely for Georgia on My Mind finally being restored to MIA. The other 95 episodes were icing on the cake.


Ghastly: baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.

No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.

The Satan Squad only really appeared in the final season. The Stephen King leap was a one-off Halloween episode in season 3.

...and if you really want to get nerdy fanboy about it, the tools to create the evil leapers weren't available until after Al and Sam simul-leaped at the beginning of season 4 and left that spare handlink lying around in 1945.


Which is kinda weird that someone in 1945 would look at this and think, "That must be the control unit for a futuristic time machine" and not think, "that must be some piece of plastic crap that broke off a bigger piece of plastic crap".

img.fark.net
 
2017-11-04 02:28:32 PM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: LegacyDL: Between Quantum Leap and Sliders I don't know which show let me down more.

But on a brighter note at least those shows prepared me for Lost.

/The moment the Island became a Time Machine I knew that show was FUBAR with no clean ending in sight

Funny you should mention Sliders, since they tried to make them connected through the hot military chick with no acting skills.

Sliders went from fascinating, well-thought out 'what ifs' to just stealing whatever movie recently came out.  Quantum Leap was always about becoming better human beings to each other.


The biggest problem with Sliders was they really didn't fully extrapolate their "what ifs". If Sliders did an episode where the "what if" was the Earth no having a moon then in 1969 Neil Armstrong would have said, "One small step for man, one giant leap for AAAAAAaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhh!!!!!"
 
2017-11-04 02:34:32 PM  

Ghastly: ElectricPeterTork: Kirablue42: There are still some Quantum Leap episodes I haven't gotten around to watching, and if there is a boxed set out there anywhere of it, should probably get it, since it's one of my favorite shows.

Plus, Scott is pretty hot.

Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

I felt it was worth the money solely for Georgia on My Mind finally being restored to MIA. The other 95 episodes were icing on the cake.


Ghastly: baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.

No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.

The Satan Squad only really appeared in the final season. The Stephen King leap was a one-off Halloween episode in season 3.

...and if you really want to get nerdy fanboy about it, the tools to create the evil leapers weren't available until after Al and Sam simul-leaped at the beginning of season 4 and left that spare handlink lying around in 1945.

Which is kinda weird that someone in 1945 would look at this and think, "That must be the control unit for a futuristic time machine" and not think, "that must be some piece of plastic crap that broke off a bigger piece of plastic crap".

[img.fark.net image 741x814]


Ah, but Al said it was a piece of army tech he was evaluating. So, some good samaritan returns it to the army! And it hangs around in government hands until it goes online in 1995. Then they know what to do with it... And satan gets involved somehow.

/I think I've given this more thought that I should have. Best to stick with "The episode at the radio station was great. Gee, Patricia Richardson was really hot before Home Improvement.".
 
2017-11-04 02:40:46 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Ghastly: ElectricPeterTork: Kirablue42: There are still some Quantum Leap episodes I haven't gotten around to watching, and if there is a boxed set out there anywhere of it, should probably get it, since it's one of my favorite shows.

Plus, Scott is pretty hot.

Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

I felt it was worth the money solely for Georgia on My Mind finally being restored to MIA. The other 95 episodes were icing on the cake.


Ghastly: baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.

No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.

The Satan Squad only really appeared in the final season. The Stephen King leap was a one-off Halloween episode in season 3.

...and if you really want to get nerdy fanboy about it, the tools to create the evil leapers weren't available until after Al and Sam simul-leaped at the beginning of season 4 and left that spare handlink lying around in 1945.

Which is kinda weird that someone in 1945 would look at this and think, "That must be the control unit for a futuristic time machine" and not think, "that must be some piece of plastic crap that broke off a bigger piece of plastic crap".

[img.fark.net image 741x814]

Ah, but Al said it was a piece of army tech he was evaluating. So, some good samaritan returns it to the army! And it hangs around in government hands until it goes online in 1995. Then they know what to do with it... And satan gets involved somehow.

/I think I've given this more thought that I should have. Best to stick with "The episode at the radio station was great. Gee, Patricia Richardson was really hot before Home Improvement.".


The handlink is basically only a communication device linked to Ziggy too and not the actual time machine. It would be like going back in time with my TV Remote to 1945 and somebody finding it and being able to build a flat screen LCD TV from it. Like I said, any way you sliced it Satan Squad was when they leapt the shark.
 
2017-11-04 02:44:03 PM  

Ghastly: ElectricPeterTork: Ghastly: ElectricPeterTork: Kirablue42: There are still some Quantum Leap episodes I haven't gotten around to watching, and if there is a boxed set out there anywhere of it, should probably get it, since it's one of my favorite shows.

Plus, Scott is pretty hot.

Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

I felt it was worth the money solely for Georgia on My Mind finally being restored to MIA. The other 95 episodes were icing on the cake.


Ghastly: baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.

No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.

The Satan Squad only really appeared in the final season. The Stephen King leap was a one-off Halloween episode in season 3.

...and if you really want to get nerdy fanboy about it, the tools to create the evil leapers weren't available until after Al and Sam simul-leaped at the beginning of season 4 and left that spare handlink lying around in 1945.

Which is kinda weird that someone in 1945 would look at this and think, "That must be the control unit for a futuristic time machine" and not think, "that must be some piece of plastic crap that broke off a bigger piece of plastic crap".

[img.fark.net image 741x814]

Ah, but Al said it was a piece of army tech he was evaluating. So, some good samaritan returns it to the army! And it hangs around in government hands until it goes online in 1995. Then they know what to do with it... And satan gets involved somehow.

/I think I've given this more thought that I should have. Best to stick with "The episode at the radio station was great. Gee, Patricia Richardson was really hot before Home Improvement.".

The handlink is basically only a communication device linked to Ziggy too and not the actual time machine. It would be like going back in time with my TV Remote to 1945 and somebody finding it and being able to buil ...


However, if you only have the remote, but the plans to build a TV  compatible with it, you're set.

But I nerdily digress. I agree, The evil leaper thing took up a couple episodes too many. The final season also had a few too many network mandated "GIVE US CELEBRITIES!!!!!" episodes.
 
2017-11-04 02:45:48 PM  

ElectricPeterTork: Ghastly: ElectricPeterTork: Kirablue42: There are still some Quantum Leap episodes I haven't gotten around to watching, and if there is a boxed set out there anywhere of it, should probably get it, since it's one of my favorite shows.

Plus, Scott is pretty hot.

Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

I felt it was worth the money solely for Georgia on My Mind finally being restored to MIA. The other 95 episodes were icing on the cake.


Ghastly: baorao: Ghastly: Show leaped the shark when they turned it into God and Satan playing chess with Time Travellers.

That was one off written by Stephen King. I enjoyed it.

No they brought back the Satan Squad in the last season.

The Satan Squad only really appeared in the final season. The Stephen King leap was a one-off Halloween episode in season 3.

...and if you really want to get nerdy fanboy about it, the tools to create the evil leapers weren't available until after Al and Sam simul-leaped at the beginning of season 4 and left that spare handlink lying around in 1945.

Which is kinda weird that someone in 1945 would look at this and think, "That must be the control unit for a futuristic time machine" and not think, "that must be some piece of plastic crap that broke off a bigger piece of plastic crap".

[img.fark.net image 741x814]

Ah, but Al said it was a piece of army tech he was evaluating. So, some good samaritan returns it to the army! And it hangs around in government hands until it goes online in 1995. Then they know what to do with it... And satan gets involved somehow.

/I think I've given this more thought that I should have. Best to stick with "The episode at the radio station was great. Gee, Patricia Richardson was really hot before Home Improvement.".


wfny2.shoutitoutdesign.netdna-cdn.com
 
2017-11-04 03:09:41 PM  
Gizmodo's website sucks
 
2017-11-04 03:57:31 PM  
Ziggy says there's a 92.3% chance....

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...make that an 99.73% chance that Dr. Sam Becket never returns home.
 
2017-11-04 05:02:20 PM  

texdent: Someone should make a map of how many times he leaped into the same year


Oooo, a temporal map.
 
2017-11-04 06:41:37 PM  
The actor that played sam beckett eventually returned to the Bank...
 
2017-11-04 07:02:09 PM  
I group that show with ones like "Kolchak the Night Stalker". Never took itself too seriously, interesting twists, and compelling lead characters.
 
2017-11-04 07:20:48 PM  

texdent: Someone should make a map of how many times he leaped into the same year


Quick and dirty:
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This ignores the Civil War leap for the sake of the width of the chart.  I also only included each year of the Lee Harvey Oswald episode once, even though he was bouncing around between several repeatedly.  This is just going by Wikipedia for the years of each episode.  So it's possible there's a quick leap or something that occurred in an episode that would throw it off.
 
2017-11-04 07:44:39 PM  
There was an episode where he didn't leap until he suggested a young boy, named Buddy, to change the name of his song to "Peggy Sue". That occurred as a throwaway near the end of the episode and would have been in Lubbock, Texas.
 
2017-11-04 07:48:52 PM  

ArthurPutey: There was an episode where he didn't leap until he suggested a young boy, named Buddy, to change the name of his song to "Peggy Sue". That occurred as a throwaway near the end of the episode and would have been in Lubbock, Texas.


There was another where he suggested Donald Trump get into real estate. I assume a reboot series will leap back to then and have Sam keep his mouth shut.
 
2017-11-04 08:02:16 PM  

ArthurPutey: There was an episode where he didn't leap until he suggested a young boy, named Buddy, to change the name of his song to "Peggy Sue". That occurred as a throwaway near the end of the episode and would have been in Lubbock, Texas.


He also taught Michael Jackson the moonwalk and Chubby Checker the Twist
 
2017-11-04 09:31:42 PM  

NeoCortex42: ArthurPutey: There was an episode where he didn't leap until he suggested a young boy, named Buddy, to change the name of his song to "Peggy Sue". That occurred as a throwaway near the end of the episode and would have been in Lubbock, Texas.

There was another where he suggested Donald Trump get into real estate. I assume a reboot series will leap back to then and have Sam keep his mouth shut.


I think they did a parody of that idea for SNL.
 
2017-11-04 09:34:46 PM  

AurizenDarkstar: NeoCortex42: ArthurPutey: There was an episode where he didn't leap until he suggested a young boy, named Buddy, to change the name of his song to "Peggy Sue". That occurred as a throwaway near the end of the episode and would have been in Lubbock, Texas.

There was another where he suggested Donald Trump get into real estate. I assume a reboot series will leap back to then and have Sam keep his mouth shut.

I think they did a parody of that idea for SNL.


It was done on the Colbert show
 
2017-11-04 10:00:44 PM  

texdent: AurizenDarkstar: NeoCortex42: ArthurPutey: There was an episode where he didn't leap until he suggested a young boy, named Buddy, to change the name of his song to "Peggy Sue". That occurred as a throwaway near the end of the episode and would have been in Lubbock, Texas.

There was another where he suggested Donald Trump get into real estate. I assume a reboot series will leap back to then and have Sam keep his mouth shut.

I think they did a parody of that idea for SNL.

It was done on the Colbert show


Ah, thank you.
 
2017-11-04 10:46:58 PM  
Bastard never once leaped into Canada.
 
2017-11-05 12:34:30 AM  

ElectricPeterTork: Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.


This might seem odd, but can I ask a favor if you have that set?  I was collecting the DVD's back in the day but stopped after Season 3 because this was the first (and there would be many more*) instance of the subtitles not including song lyrics.  This pissed me off royally at the time with Sam leaping home and singing 'Imagine' to his sister and the subtitles merely saying [Sam singing].

*This has become a thing with RIAA clamping down on the subtitling of song lyrics on DVD/BluRay, which is even worse when you consider that BluRay doesn't do traditional closed captioning, so there's no other choice for access.
 
2017-11-05 01:00:10 AM  

buckeyebrain: ElectricPeterTork: Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

This might seem odd, but can I ask a favor if you have that set?  I was collecting the DVD's back in the day but stopped after Season 3 because this was the first (and there would be many more*) instance of the subtitles not including song lyrics.  This pissed me off royally at the time with Sam leaping home and singing 'Imagine' to his sister and the subtitles merely saying [Sam singing].

*This has become a thing with RIAA clamping down on the subtitling of song lyrics on DVD/BluRay, which is even worse when you consider that BluRay doesn't do traditional closed captioning, so there's no other choice for access.


Oh, well, simple answer... no subtitles at all.

Mill Creek (the company Universal licensed the show to) are notoriously cheap and rarely, if ever, include subs on their releases.

Yes, that's bullshiat. Even though my hearing is still relatively fine, I think subs should be mandatory because dialog gets missed and they come in handy.
 
2017-11-05 02:05:32 AM  

ElectricPeterTork: buckeyebrain: ElectricPeterTork: Blu-Ray set, under $50 bucks, all original music present.

This might seem odd, but can I ask a favor if you have that set?  I was collecting the DVD's back in the day but stopped after Season 3 because this was the first (and there would be many more*) instance of the subtitles not including song lyrics.  This pissed me off royally at the time with Sam leaping home and singing 'Imagine' to his sister and the subtitles merely saying [Sam singing].

*This has become a thing with RIAA clamping down on the subtitling of song lyrics on DVD/BluRay, which is even worse when you consider that BluRay doesn't do traditional closed captioning, so there's no other choice for access.

Oh, well, simple answer... no subtitles at all.

Mill Creek (the company Universal licensed the show to) are notoriously cheap and rarely, if ever, include subs on their releases.

Yes, that's bullshiat. Even though my hearing is still relatively fine, I think subs should be mandatory because dialog gets missed and they come in handy.


Well, crap.  Thanks for checking.
 
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