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Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap



Time waits for no man...except Sam Beckett.

Prologue: (spoken by Scott Bakula) It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went...a little ca-ca. In the blink of a cosmic clock, I went from quantum physicist to airforce test pilot. Which could have been fun...if I knew how to fly. Fortunately I had help. An observer from the project named Al. Unfortunately Al's a hologram, so all he can lend is moral support. Anyway here I am, bouncing around in time, putting things right that once went wrong. A sort of time travelling Lone Ranger, with Al as my Tonto. And I don't even need a mask...Oh boy!

Prologue: (spoken by Deborah Pratt) Theorising that one could time travel within his own life time, Doctor Sam Beckett led an elite group of scientists into the desert to develop a top secret project known as "Quantum Leap". Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Doctor Beckett prematurely stepped into the project accelerator...and vanished. He awoke to find himself in the past, suffering from partial amnesia and facing a mirror image that was not his own, fortunately, contact with his own time was maintained through brain wave transmissions with Al, the project observer, who appeared as a hologram that only Dr. Beckett can see and hear. Trapped in the past, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life putting things right that once went wrong and hoping each time, the next leap, will be the leap home...

Quantum Leap is a time travel science fiction television program about Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) who leads an elite group of scientists into the desert in New Mexico to help develop a top secret project called "Quantum Leap". Pressured into proving results, or lose funding, Sam prematurely steps into the accelerator even though it is not ready and even though Gooshie (Dennis Wolfberg) warns against it. Gooshie calls Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci (Dean Stockwell) who gets there as quick as he can, but before he gets there Sam leaps. He awakes to find himself as another person, who he has to help in order to leap. Sam finds himself bouncing around in time, helping others to put right what once went wrong. His best friend and mentor, Al, is at hand along with Gooshie and Ziggy, a supercomputer, to help him succeed in his missions and hope that the next leap, will be the leap home. The series was cancelled in 1993, however there are plans to make a new TV pilot and new series with Sam's daughter trying to find Sam with the help of Al.

Episode Info

Final: 5x22 -- Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 (May/05/1993)


August 8, 1953: Sam Beckett leaps into the not so ordinary town of Cokeburg, Pennsylvania. Sam has to save the lives two miners, Tonchi and Pete, and right a major wrong in Al's life all while puzzled about how he has leaped into himself at the exact moment he was born and is faced by many familar looking people.
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Cast
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

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Recaps
3x2: The Leap Home Part II (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 recap: Sam leaps into a SEAL in Vietnam, still yelling "Tom!" from the end of his last leap. The other soldiers in Bravo Squad think he's warning them and open fire on the Vietcong around them. Sam emerges from the water and sees… Tom, who wonders how Sam knew about the ambush... read more.

3x1: The Leap Home Part I - November 25, 1969 recap: Sam finds himself in a cornfield in what he recognizes as November. He believes that there are pheasants nearby and mimics shooting at one as it flies up. Three cheerleaders are parked nearby and Sam recognizes one of them as Lisa, a girl from his high school. The other two cheerleaders are there to see if Sam wants to take Lisa to the upcoming dance. Sam runs off and finds himself on the road going to his childhood home in Elk Ridge, Indiana. He runs up to the door and sees his younger self in the reflection. His mother Thelma comes out and calls him by name... read more.

2x18: Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 recap: Sam finds himself in the middle of a pool game as his opponent asks him if he's going to go double or nothing. The other men in the pool laugh and Sam suggests it's not a good idea. His opponent, Lester, puts down $300 saying he can't make the shot. When Sam wonders which ball he was shooting at, the man puts down $400 total. Sam shoots and misses, and his opponent prepares to sink it for the game... read more.

2x13: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 recap: Sam finds himself cooking over a hot stove as two children Kevin and Susan Bruckner, argue in the background over who owns a shirt. A third younger girl, Teresa, tugs at Sam's skirt while the dog pulls the breakfast off the table. All three children appeal to Sam, their mom Linda, and Sam realizes he's jumped into a woman again... read more.

2x8: Jimmy - October 14, 1964 recap: Sam finds himself lying upside down in a bedroom, wearing children's pajamas and slippers. A young boy, Corey, shoots him with a toy ray gun and asks if he's going to die, and Sam dramatically plays dead. Corey's father Frank comes in and says that Jimmy needs to get dressed for his first day of work, and tells him that he won't always be there for him. As he opens the closet door, a mirror reveals Sam's new body. Frank says he had to pull some strings to get Sam the interview, and tells him that if anyone asks, he's just "slow," he's not retarded... read more.
Recurring Guests

W.K. Stratton as Dr. Berger (9 eps)
Dennis Wolfberg as Gooshie (9 eps)
Fran Bennett as Marie Billings (8 eps)
Carolyn Seymour as Zoey (7 eps)
Michael Bellisario as Martin Jr. (7 eps)
Brad Silverman as Pete (7 eps)
James Whitmore, Jr. as Police Captain (6 eps)
Rodney Kageyama as Joda (6 eps)
Lela Ivey as Lucy (6 eps)
Mary Gordon Murray as Leta Aider (6 eps)

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Network: NBC ( USA)
Type: Scripted
Genres: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Premiere: March 26, 1989
Ended: May 05, 1993
Themes
   
Akas
• Ajahüpe (Used In Estonia)
• Contratempos (Used In Brazil)
• Квантовый скачок (Used In Russia)
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