Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
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Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 

Although the Project Quantum Leap isn't ready yet, Sam Beckett doesn't listen to supercomputer Ziggy, hops into the Accelerator and leaps. As Tom Stratton, an Air Force test pilot about to ... See full summary »

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Peggy Stratton
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Capt. Bill 'Bird Dog' Birdell
W.K. Stratton ...
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Coach (as Lee DeBroux)
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Capt. Tony LaMott
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Amanda Horan Kennedy ...
Tina (as Barbra Horan)
David Trent ...
Captain Doug Walker
James F. Dean ...
Dr. Blaustein
Lela Ivey ...
Lucy
Dennis Wolfberg ...
Lydia Cornell ...
Sally
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Although the Project Quantum Leap isn't ready yet, Sam Beckett doesn't listen to supercomputer Ziggy, hops into the Accelerator and leaps. As Tom Stratton, an Air Force test pilot about to attempt a dangerous flight. Sam finds his memory Swiss cheesed, with only enough left to know that he is not where or when he belongs. According to Sam's friend and partner Al, who appears to him as a hologram nobody else can see, Al explains that the Project has gone awry and in order to leap out of the pilot's body, Sam must successfully fly the X-2 to Mach 3, which according to historical records, ended in a fatal crash. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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This episode takes place in Stallion's Gate, New Mexico in 1995 and on Edwards Air Force Base in Blockfield, California from September 13 to September 14, 1956. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the episode, to establish that Sam is in the 1950s - The Howdy Doody Show (AKA The Howdy Doody Show) is shown playing on the television set. September 13th, 1956, the date that this episode takes place, fell on a Thursday. In 1956, this show was broadcast on Saturday mornings at 10 AM and would not have been on the TV that particular morning. See more »

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[Sam has just made the first Quantum Leap]
Sam: We did it!... Did what?
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Featured in Quantum Leap: The Color of Truth - August 8, 1955 (1989) See more »

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Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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Great Series!!! Shame about the ending
22 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Quantum leap was and still is one of the top five series ever made, but why did it have to end like it did??? I found the ending so confusing! If any one can shed any light on what actually happened please let me know by posting another comment. Saying that i will always remember how much i looked forward to this every week and when watching the re-runs i try to block out how it all eventually ends.


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