A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 3 nominations. See more awards »

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 Rembrandt 'Crying Man' Brown (87 episodes, 1995-2000)
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 Quinn Mallory / ... (70 episodes, 1995-2000)
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 Capt. Maggie Beckett (49 episodes, 1997-2000)
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 Wade Welles (48 episodes, 1995-1999)
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 Prof. Maximilian Arturo / ... (40 episodes, 1995-1997)
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Quinn Mallory, while working on an anti-gravity machine, accidentally creates a portal to a parallel universe. Eventually, his friends and an unwilling participant accidentally get stuck traveling among parallel worlds, trying to survive, and learning that sliding can lead to fatal results. Meanwhile, among many changes in their group, they try to rescue the multiverse from the Kromagg Dynasty. Written by Lee Jamilkowski

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If you saw a doorway leading into another dimension... Would you step through it? See more »


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22 March 1995 (USA)  »

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The device used to activate the wormholes to enable sliding is an old modified Motorola cellphone, the MicroTAC. The new device acquired to slide in season 3 appears to be a common TV remote control. The device used for sliding in "Exodus" parts I and II is a modified Sega Genesis controller. See more »

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When the vortex is created (to enter) it is often shown sucking things into it (usually for plot purposes) yet it is also often shown blowing their hair, debris, etc. away before they jump/slide. See more »

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Prof. Maximillian P. Arturo: That scoundrel! That intellectually impoverished knave wanted me to win his Nobel for him. As you can see, I told him nothing!
[points to sour looking face chalked on blackboard]
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The opening and closing credits for the Season 4 episode 'Way Out West' were written in a classic western movie style. See more »

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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Dungeons and Dragons (2011) See more »

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Great in the beginning, but then...
19 May 2009 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows when I was in high school and college. I was really into sci-fi at the time (especially "The X-Files"), and I had a huge crush on Jerry O'Connell, so this series was right up my alley. The original premise was intriguing: a professor and his student discover a way to create wormholes into parallel universes, to which they would briefly visit before returning to their own earth. Unfortunately the device that allows them to do this gets damaged and they are stuck in a parallel world with no idea how to get home. So they keep "sliding" from one random world to the next, hoping to eventually return to "Earth Prime". Do they return? I have no idea, because after the first few seasons the show took a sharp turn for the worse and became almost unrecognizable. While most shows jump the shark at some point, this show jumped about 10 sharks early on. It's a shame because it was one of the few intelligent shows going at the time. If you are new to the series, I would rent the first two seasons, and maybe the third. Once John Rhys-Davies leaves (whose character was one of the backbones of the show), it's not worth watching anymore. My rating is for the first few seasons, not the anomaly it became after that. I guess one could say the show itself slid into a horrifying "parallel universe", never to return again.


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