Mar. 26, 1989
60 min.
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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Dr. Sam Beckett

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Dr. Sam Beckett is a brilliant genius physicist with six doctoral degrees. He is working on "Project Quantum Leap" in a concealed government laboratory in the southwestern desert of the United States near the end of the 20th century. He grew up in Indiana in a loving home and had a sister who was abused by her husband. In Season 1, Sam calls his father on the telephone to tell him, while only identifying himself as a relative, that he regretted never telling his father that he loved him. Sam's father responded that "He knew" saying that a father always knows how his son feels about him.

One of Sam's trademarks is that at the end of each episode, Sam "leaps" into the setting for the next episode, usually uttering a dismayed "Oh, boy!"

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Season 2, Episode 13
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Season 5, Episode 07
05x01 - Lee Harvey Oswald Part I - October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963
Season 5, Episode 01
05x03 - Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956
Season 5, Episode 03
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