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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Early on, Al is seen by Sam in the back of the cargo plane with his clothing flapping in the wind. Though, to Al, his surroundings are nothing but a hologram, and thus, nothing around him should have any physical effect on him - including wind. See more »

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Sam: It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went... a little ka-ka. In the blink of a cosmic clock I went from quantum physicist to air force test pilot. Which could have been fun... if I knew how to fly. Fortunately, I had help. An observer from the project named Al. Unfortunately, Al's a hologram, so all he can lend is moral support. Anyway, here I am. Bouncing around in time, putting things right which once went wrong. A sort of time traveling Lone Ranger, with Al as my ...
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21 October 2000 | by (South Carolina, USA) – See all my reviews

This is an excellent show with limitless possibilities and a strong cast. It is rare indeed that a television series will spark the imaginations of so many people. I can only fault the series on a few inconsistencies... For example, it is Sam's body and not the person he leaped into that he utilizes, which explains why after leaping into a legless Vietnam survivor he could stand and fight, but on the other hand he could also give birth, something Sam's body is most certainly incapable of.

Several episodes of the series do seem to be a trifle unnecessary, or "filler" material, but even these have their own special charm (i. e. the bigamist episode, "Dr. Ruth.") On the whole I would recommend this series to anyone, because with such a varied subject matter there is sure to be something for everyone. It's almost like watching a different show each time.


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