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Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in time--"leaping" into the body of a different person in a different time period each week.
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Doctor Sam Beckett led a group of top scientists into the desert to research his theory that a man could time travel within his own lifetime. Unfortunately, in order to save his funding, he was forced to enter the accelerator prematurely and vanished. He then found himself in someone else's body with partial amnesia. His only contact from home is Al, a holographic image only he can see and hear. Setting right things which once went wrong, Sam leaps from life to life, hoping each time that this is the final leap home. Written by Kevin <Kibble@vm.temple.edu>

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Over the course of the series, Al is seen by people other than Sam in nine episodes: by Teresa Bruckner in Quantum Leap: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 (1990), by Maggie Dawson in Quantum Leap: The Leap Home: Part 2 (Vietnam) - April 7, 1970 (1990), by Michael Blake in Quantum Leap: A Little Miracle - December 24, 1962 (1990), by Maria in Quantum Leap: Last Dance Before an Execution - May 12, 1971 (1991), by Tibby Johnson and two other mental patients in Quantum Leap: Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 (1991), by several young children in Quantum Leap: Justice - May 11, 1965 (1991), by Angelita Carmen Guadalupe Cecelia Jimenez in Quantum Leap: It's a Wonderful Leap - May 10, 1958 (1992), by Laura Fuller in Quantum Leap: Trilogy: Part 1 - August 8, 1955 (1992) and by Jessica Elroy in Quantum Leap: A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958 (1993). See more »

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In the first season, Sam mentions having a sister named Katie. In the 2-part pilot "Genesis", Sam mentions that she married a Naval Officer named Jim Bonney. However, in the first season episode "The Kamikaze Kid", which hinges on Sam stopping a sister from marrying an abusive boyfriend, Sam mentions that Katie married and abusive alcoholic, later named "Chuck" in the "Leap Home" episode. It is very likely that Katie married Jim after leaving Chuck. Also, in "Disco Inferno," Sam mentions that he has a brother named Tom and that he died in Vietnam. He mentions this again in the episode "Animal Frat" before finally seeing Tom again in "A Leap Home." See more »

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Al: [singing, trying to remember the lyrics] All around the something... the monkey chased the weasel... the monkey did something... and something happened to the weasel.
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Quantum Leap Main Title
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"Oooh Boy!"
28 August 2004 | by (Oxford, England.) – See all my reviews

A highly imaginative idea from Donald P. Bellisario.

The selection of Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell to play the roles of Sam (the quantum leaper) and Al (Sam's advice-giving & holographic guide) was spot on.

The story lines were great. The series consisted mainly of fictional plots, interspersed with the odd story based on real life events. In addition, the show's original signature tune was great!

The acting, especially from Scott and Dean, was first class. In fact, you don't need to be a sci-fi buff to enjoy Quantum Leap ........ a Bellisario masterpiece!

________ 9 out of 10! ________

Carl Giwa.


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