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
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Did You Know?
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
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
Your best shot is freezing the brain until all electrical activity has ceased.
Dr. Sam Beckett
That's called death.
I never said it would be easy.
References The Man Who Knew Too Much
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Doris Day See more