Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
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Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 

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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
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Peggy Stratton
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Capt. Bill 'Bird Dog' Birdell
W.K. Stratton ...
Dr. Berger
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John Beckett
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Coach (as Lee DeBroux)
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Capt. Tony LaMott
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Weird Ernie
Amanda Horan Kennedy ...
Tina (as Barbra Horan)
David Trent ...
Captain Doug Walker
James F. Dean ...
Dr. Blaustein
Lela Ivey ...
Lucy
Dennis Wolfberg ...
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Sally
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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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26 March 1989 (USA)  »

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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 »

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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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Gushie: [Al and a stranded motorist are in Al's car, driving towards the Project; Al sees the Accelerator lights glowing in the sky, and calls the Project] Control!
Al: What's happening, Gushie?
Gushie: He's Leaping! Ziggy said no, but Sam's Leaping!
Al: He can't Leap, we're not ready!
Gushie: Tell Sam that!
Al: Put him on!
Gushie: I can't! He's in the Accelerator! Al, Al, what do I do?
Al: Nothing! Any interference could kill him! I'll be there in two minutes!
[to woman]
Al: Hang on, beautiful!
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Features Howdy Doody (1954) See more »

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Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
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Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Doris Day
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Quantum Leap
8 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched the marathon that ran today as I had not seen the series in quite a while. It made me remember just how much I enjoyed this show. I especially liked seeing the series finale again, and again i cried as i did the first time. So happy I was able to enjoy the TV series again. Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell were really good together. I had truly forgotten just how much I enjoyed this show. I also went on to watch Scott Bakula in the TV series, Enterprise. I have been a fan of Star Trek since the first series in the sixties. I was really sorry to see it go off the air so soon. Thank you for allowing me to comment. Helen Clark


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