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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  • The character Sam Beckett was ranked #12 in TV Guide's list of the "25 Greatest Sci-Fi Legends" (August 1, 2004 issue).
  • 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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  • Malcolm McDowell auditioned for the role of Al Calavicci, which would have made him a time traveler for the second time. The first time was Time After Time. An actor of a similar last name…
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    Malcolm McDowell auditioned for the role of Al Calavicci, which would have made him a time traveler for the second time. The first time was Time After Time. An actor of a similar last name (with a difference of only one letter) but no relation, Roddy McDowall didn't play Al, but was his replacement as a holographic contact in "Quantum Leap" (1989) {A Leap for Lisa - June 25, 1957 (#4.22)}.
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