Sliders (1995–2000)

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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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Cleavant Derricks ...
 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 them to slide is an old modified Motorola cellphone, the MicroTAC. The new device they acquire to slide in season 3 appears to be a common TV remote control. The device used for sliding in the two episodes titled "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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Quinn Mallory: [season five opening monologue] What if you found a portal to a parallel universe? What if you could Slide into a thousand different worlds? Where it's the same year, and you're the same person, but everything else is different. And what if you can't find your way home?
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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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Could have been great.
4 October 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Sliders is a show that could have been great. If you want to see Sliders done right, watch Stargate SG-1. Same basic premise, a device that takes you to other worlds, giving endless possibilities on the storyline. SG-1 did a great job with this.

The writers on Sliders, on the other hand, decided to rehash just about every sci-fi story they could think of. Some quick examples just from Season 3: Episode 1 - Running Man, Episode 7 - Jurrasic Park. Episode 13 - Any Star Trek TNG with holodeck episodes, Episode 15 - Tremors, Episode 19 - Species, Episode 20 - H.G. Well's The Time Machine.

These are just off the top of my head. They probably rehashed some really bad stories that I've never heard of as well. All the originals were better than these sad rehashes. They had a few original episodes, particularly early on, but it went downhill quickly.

If you're completely new to sci-fi, this would be like the cliff notes of sci-fi story lines. The original actors did a pretty decent job given the limitations of the script (and the reason Davies sited for leaving the show and I assume the reason the rest left).

This series is definitely a missed opportunity that a handful of talented writers and insightful producers could have turned into a goldmine. I'd recommend watching the first 2 seasons but would warn against going much further.


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