Quantum Leap

“…and so, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.”

Sure, the bulk of Quantum Leap aired during the (boooo!) 90s, but a good 19 or so episodes managed to make the light of day before the turn of our favorite decade, so we’ll have to get a ruling on this one. Judges?

Yes! We’re told that Quantum Leap is fair game!

A creation from the genius mind of Donald Bellasario, Quantum Leap featured Scott Bakula (Sam) and Dean Stockwell (Al), and it took us (a la Voyagers!) on a whiz-bang trip through time.

It all started when Sam got caught up in a time travel experiment gone wrong. Over the next five seasons, he’d travel to just about every year in the latter half of the 20th century and have a hand in helping a mind-boggling-ly diverse group of people, from AIDS patients to death row inmates to Marilyn Monroe.

But he didn’t just land in someone’s living room… oh, no, that would be too easy. You see, Sam actually became the people that were at the crux of the story. Sure he’d look the same to us on the TV screen, but whenever there was a mirror around (and there always seemed to be), he looked like someone completely different.

With his trusty hologram Al by his side, Sam always set the wrong things right… and we have to admit, we loved it best when he leaped into the bodies of a female. There’s just something about Scott Bakula in heavy makeup and a corset that got us every time.

Quantum Leap was a mainstay of NBC’s primetime schedule (though it bounced around the dial like a Mexican jumping bean) for four years until its untimely death in 1993, and today it lives on as one of the biggest cult TV favs of all time.

Oh boy.

We ♥ Quantum Leap.

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~ by weheart80s on September 15, 2011.

3 Responses to “Quantum Leap”

  1. Absolutely loved this show. Hated how it ended, but was still enjoyable.

  2. I loved this show. I also loved another ’80s time-travel televesion series – Voyagers!

    “We travel through time
    to help history along;
    give it a push when it’s needed.
    When the Omni’s red,
    it means history’s wrong;
    Our job is to get
    everything back on track.
    Green light, kid: We did it!”

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