Type
Scripted
Premiered
Mar. 26, 1989
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
NBC TV Network
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Quantum Leap

Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished... He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better.

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05x22 Mirror Image - August 8, 1953 Aired: 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, …

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Canceled/Ended
The show had 5 seasons and 97 episodes air between 1989 and 1993.

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  • The series actually traces its roots to the original Battlestar Galactica, which Donald P. Bellisario wrote and produced for. The show's revival spin-off, Galactica 1980 was to originally…
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    The series actually traces its roots to the original Battlestar Galactica, which Donald P. Bellisario wrote and produced for. The show's revival spin-off, Galactica 1980 was to originally center around Time Travel and returning changes in history back to normal. The concept was dropped after the pilot, but Bellisario stuck with the concept to develop into Quantum Leap. The concept of Sam inhabiting the identity of another person to incorporate change for the better was partly inspired by the 1978 movie Heaven Can Wait, which in itself was practically a "word for word" remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"(1941), with the one exception of changing the lead character from a prize fighter, in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan", to a L A Rams quarterback in"Heaven Can Wait".
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  • Scott Bakula ad libbed the line "Oh boy!" at the end of an episode. The producer liked it so much that it became the signature final line of each episode, as Sam finds himself in a new body.
  • Dean Stockwell was the first to "Leap" through time on an episode of the "The Twilight Zone" (1959) {A Quality of Mercy (#3.15)}, playing a war-hungry US Lt. in August, 1945.
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