8 Sad Truths You Realize When Re-Watching Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap was / is a TV series that I * wasn’t * a super – devoted follower of, as opposed to, say, Stargate SG1, Stargate : Atlantis, ST : The Next Generation, VOY or Being Human or even The Walking Dead ( in the sci – fi, fantasy,horror, action mega – genre ) but I’d have liked to have seen TPTB do right by it. Please, no reboots.

We Minored in Film

It is hard to hate Quantum Leap, the NBC sci-fi series which debuted in 1989 and was canceled in 1993 after completing its fifth season.  The show is so utterly well-meaning, following the lovably gee-whiz Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) as a scientist whose experiment “leaves him leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping that his next leap will be the leap home.”  That just warms the heart, doesn’t it?  On the other hand, Quantum Leap is very easy to mock, largely due to its remarkably earnest tone, with many “very special episodes,” like a sci-fi Blossom.  Sam is fate’s grunt soldier, fixing broken relationships, saving one life at a time, and occasionally running into young versions of celebrities, e.g., Stephen King, Buddy Holly and Michael Jackson.  However, he’s constantly faced with the prejudices of our past which leads to plenty…

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Author: danielrappletonyahoocom

Science - fiction, fantasy, horror & suspense ( But not really " nerd / geek " material ), armchair cultural anthropologist, interested in archaeology ( Although the closest I've been to an actual dig - site was Pinson Mounds outside Memphis ), & interested in the obscure, strange or sometimes things that would bore or put off other people.

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