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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In this episode we learn that the telephone number at the project is 555-2231 See more »

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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 »

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Sam: Who created this Ziggy?
Al: You. Quantum Leap is your baby. You're the genius behind it. At least you were before your brain got magnafoogled.
Sam: No, no, see, I'm a medical doctor. I found that much out.
Al: You hold six doctorates, Sam. Medicine is just one. Your special gift was quantum physics. Time magazine even called you the next Einstein. The truth is, if there's one guy who could figure how to bring you back... its you.
Sam: And I can't even remember my name!
Al: [...]
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An excellent beginning to an excellent series
17 August 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

This was a great premiere for one of the best science fiction shows of all time. The premise to the whole series was very original, even though time travel was worn out plot device by then. The premiere had action, adventure and suspense. This is a number one premiere.


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