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

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  • Quantum Leap has several references to producer Donald P. Bellisario's previous series, Tales of the Gold Monkey, including a character named "Gushie". "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Ghost Ship -…
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    Quantum Leap has several references to producer Donald P. Bellisario's previous series, Tales of the Gold Monkey, including a character named "Gushie". "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Ghost Ship - August 13, 1956 (#4.16)} featured Captain Cutter, who was the main character in Tales of the Gold Monkey,
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  • Over the course of the series, Sam leaped into ten non-Caucasians: Jesse Tyler in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 (#1.7)}, Eddie Vega in "Quantum Leap" (1989)…
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    Over the course of the series, Sam leaped into ten non-Caucasians: Jesse Tyler in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 (#1.7)}, Eddie Vega in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {All-Americans - November 6, 1962 (#2.14)}, George Washakie in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Freedom - November 22, 1970 (#2.16)}, Charlie "Black Magic" Walters in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Pool Hall Blues - September 4, 1954 (#2.18)}, Herbert "Magic" Williams in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 (#3.2)}, Ray Harper in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Black on White on Fire - August 11, 1965 (#3.7)}, Jesus Ortega in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 (#3.19)}, Cheree in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {A Song for the Soul - April 7, 1963 (#4.15)}, Roberto Gutierrez in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Roberto! - January 27, 1982 (#4.17)} and Nikos Stathatos in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956 (#5.3)},
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  • There were several ideas for episodes which ultimately were never used. One had Sam leaping in as Robert F. Kennedy. Another idea would involve an animated episode. The producers even toyed…
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    There were several ideas for episodes which ultimately were never used. One had Sam leaping in as Robert F. Kennedy. Another idea would involve an animated episode. The producers even toyed with the idea of leaping Sam in as a baby (this was to be the story of the 14th issue of the Quantum Leap comic book, but production ended after issue 13). Also, Donald P. Bellisario wanted to do an episode where Sam leaps in as Thomas Magnum (from Magnum, P.I.). It is unclear why that episode never materialized, although in an earlier episode, a character is seen watching Magnum, P.I., thus establishing that series as fiction within the Quantum Leap universe.
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