A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.
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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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Four people just found a gateway to another dimension, but they forgot one problem... how to get back! 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 three, appeared to be a common television remote control. The device used for sliding in "Exodus" parts I and II was a modified Sega Genesis controller. See more »

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The professor frequently calls people a "blistering idiot". The phrase should be "blithering idiot", in order words, someone who speaks nonsense. Of course, this could just be a character mistake. See more »

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Quinn Michael Mallory: We have a plan. We just don't know what it is yet.
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The pilot episode end credits run over a TV screen showing The Spinning Tops singing 'Cry Like A Man'. See more »

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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Pumaman (1998) See more »

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A classic
24 July 2002 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

SciFi has spent this week running episodes of Sliders from the early seasons, and man, did I forget how good they were.

The early episodes of the show, particularly the pilot, were fantastic-- the alternate worlds were well thought out, and I'd think about the plausibility of them as I lay in bed at night before drifting off to sleep.

Too bad they had to dumb it down and start ripping off movie plots in later seasons. I mourned the loss of John Rhys-Davies, his character was great. And to replace him with boobs-on-patrol Kari Wuhrer was pathetic. It was a completely obvious attempt to boost ratings by grabbing the eyeballs of the geek-horndog set that also lusted after Scully and Seven of Nine and religiously watched their respective shows.

To sum up, don't waste your time watching any episodes from the later seasons.


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