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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.
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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
Scott BakulaScott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean StockwellDean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci

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Recaps
3x22: Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 recap: Sam leaps into a man who is strapped to a gurney. Butch, a male nurse, calls Sam Beederman, hits him, and says nobody gets away with hitting him. A nurse, Chatam, comes in and asks what Butch is doing. and realizes he's going to administer shock treatment to Sam. Chatam tells him to wait while she gets Dr. Masters. However, Butch sets the charge too high and administers the shock treatment... read more.

3x19: Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 recap: Sam leaps in to the body of a man named Jesus, who is being strapped into an electrical chair for execution. The warden declares it's May 12, 1971, and announces that Jesus Ortega has been condemned to death by execution by the State of Florida for the murder of Father Vincent Torelli in 1969... read more.

3x5: The Boogieman - October 31, 1964 recap: Sam arrives dressed in a Victorian smoking jacket and holding a book and candle. He looks through the book and discovers it's Witchcraft in America, dated 1879. Everything around him appears to date to that era. As Sam looks around the candle blows out on its own and he wonders how he could have traveled back beyond his own lifetime. He walks past a snake and goes up a staircase, and hears a moaning sound behind a door. As he opens the door, two monstrous figures leap out and Sam falls down the stairs, tumbling down to the floor below before being knocked unconscious... read more.

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.
Recurring Guests

W.K. Stratton as Dr. Berger (6 eps)
Dennis Wolfberg as Gooshie (6 eps)
Carolyn Seymour as Zoey (4 eps)
Fran Bennett (1) as Marie Billings (4 eps)
Michael Bellisario as Martin Jr. (4 eps)
Brad Silverman as Pete (4 eps)
James Whitmore, Jr. as Police Captain (3 eps)
Rodney Kageyama as Joda (3 eps)
John D'Aquino as Tonchi (3 eps)
Lela Ivey as Lucy (3 eps)

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Classification: Scripted
Genre: Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | Sci-Fi
Status: Canceled/Ended
Network: NBC ( USA)
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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