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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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
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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

John Beckett died in 1974. See more »

Goofs

Bird Dog states that September 13, 1956 is a Friday. In actuality, it was a Thursday. See more »

Quotes

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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Referenced in Donnie Darko (2001) 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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Great Series!!! Shame about the ending
22 March 2001 | by See all my reviews

Quantum leap was and still is one of the top five series ever made, but why did it have to end like it did??? I found the ending so confusing! If any one can shed any light on what actually happened please let me know by posting another comment. Saying that i will always remember how much i looked forward to this every week and when watching the re-runs i try to block out how it all eventually ends.


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