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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Peggy Stratton
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Capt. Bill 'Bird Dog' Birdell
W.K. Stratton ...
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Lee de Broux ...
Coach (as Lee DeBroux)
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Capt. Tony LaMott
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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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Trivia

Amanda Horan Kennedy (Tina) had her voiced dubbed by Deborah Pratt. See more »

Goofs

When Sam is co-piloting the bomber and the pilot leaves his seat, the image of the plane from outside is backwards. The words "US AIR FORCE" on the nose are printed backwards. See more »

Quotes

[Al has suddenly materialized]
Sam: Can't you just fade in, or something?
Al: If you can tell me how to fade in agitated carbon quarks, then I'll make the scientific journal!
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Connections

Referenced in Quantum Leap: Shock Theater - October 3, 1954 (1991) See more »

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Hound Dog
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Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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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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