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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The historical record of the final test flight of the Bell X-2 shows that Capt. Milburn G. "Mel" Apt on September 27, 1956, attained Mach 3.2 (2,094 mph) at 65,500 ft., but, in his return, was unable to recover from a spin. Although he fired the ejection capsule, he did not emerge and parachute to safety. See more
When Sam looks into the mirror to see the actor that he has leaped into he is shocked and moves back, but the actor opposite him is delayed by about half a second. See more
[At Sam and Al's first meeting
Who are you?
My name is Albert... Albert what, I can't tell you because it's restricted. Most of what you'll want to know is restricted, so it would be a lot easier if you don't ask a lot of questions.
What are you?
That's a question, Sam.
Referenced in Donnie Darko
Written by Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley See more