Quantum Leap: Season 1, Episode 1

Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 (26 Mar. 1989)

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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 ... See full summary »

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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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Amanda Horan Kennedy (playing Tina) had her voiced overdubbed by Deborah Pratt. See more »

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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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[Al is helping a stranded motorist]
Al: I would love to fix that flat for you. But I can't!
Woman: Let me guess: It's your only tux, and you're late for your wedding.
Al: How could I be late? We just met!
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Follows Quantum Leap (1989) See more »

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Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
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quite the show
6 July 2002 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

this show, made in the 80s, probably has the most clever idea. it definitely can have an infinite number of plots and it can never get boring because the writers have so much to work with. I am a fan of science-fiction shows and movies and i personally think this show is priceless. it's clever and lovable. The two main characters, Sam and Al are very likeable because of their persistent charm and wit. and the show will never fail to bring sentimental values and suspense (at times).


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