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
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
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 ...
References The Man Who Knew Too Much
Written by Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley See more