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Quantum Leap: Star Light, Star Bright - May 21, 1966

May 21, 1966: Sam leaps into an old man who has to convince his family he saw an alien spacecraft otherwise he will be committed to a mental hospital. There is also a government agency tracking Sam and the alien spacecraft.

Episode Info

Episode number: 5x6
Production Number: 68101
Airdate: Tuesday October 27th, 1992

  • Currently 6.7/10
6.7/10 (3 Votes cast)
Guest Stars
Anne Lockhart
As Eva Stoddard
Douglas Stark
As Max Stoddard / Mirror
Guy Boyd
As John Stoddard
H. Richard Greene
As Dr. Hardy
Josh Coxx
As Officer Milardi
Michael Maguire (1)
As Major Irwin Meadows
Morgan Weisser
As Tim Stoddard
Main Cast
Scott Bakula
As Dr. Samuel "Sam" Beckett
Dean Stockwell
As Rear Admiral Albert "Al" Calavicci
Episode Notes
Tim Stoddard (Morgan Weisser) was born in August 1948 as he claims that in three months, he will be old enough to get drafted.

According to Al, Max Stoddard lived 20 years after the events of this episode.

Episode Quotes
Al: Ziggy says your memory is Swiss-cheesed with the real Mr. Stoddard, but who, by the way, right now is in the Waiting Room, and he thinks he's on the way to Venus.
Sam: He must be terrified.
Al: Au contraire, he's in Heaven. He keeps fingering our clothes, he wants to know what we eat...you know what he says to me? He says, he says, "Take me to your leader," so I turn him over to Gooshie, told him that he was the King of the Planet Halitosis.

Sam: Is Ziggy sure that that's why I'm here?
Al: 78.1%.
Sam: What are the odds of me being here to prove the existence of extra-terrestrials?
Al: 78.3%. I win!
Sam: Yeah, but that's very close.
Al: This isn't horseshoes, Sam.

Sam: Don't call 'im an old coot!
Al: Okay, he's a young coot.

Al: I changed my mind! You are crazy!

Al: Dr. Jekyll and Major Hyde, uh, listen, try to find them, you slimebuckets!

Episode Goofs
According to Tim and John, Max Stoddard left Ireland when he was about seventeen "to escape a potato famine". However, Al had told Sam earlier that he was 79 in 1966. This would mean that he was born in 1886 or 1887, almost four decades after the Irish Famine ended.

Other Episode Crew

CreatorDonald P. Bellisario
Executive ProducerDonald P. Bellisario
Main Title ThemeMike Post
Warning: Quantum Leap season 5 episode 6 guide may contain spoilers
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