Sliders: Season 1, Episode 1

Pilot (22 Mar. 1995)

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In a San Francisco basement, physics post-graduate student Quinn Mallory has found a way to create portals to parallel universes. Inviting his physics professor Maximillian Arturo and his ... See full summary »

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In a San Francisco basement, physics post-graduate student Quinn Mallory has found a way to create portals to parallel universes. Inviting his physics professor Maximillian Arturo and his computer store colleague Wade Wells for a trip, a series of mishaps ropes in passing singer Rembrandt Brown and takes the Sliders off their planned route. Upon discovering a frozen world and one where Russia rules America, the quartet begins to doubt that they will be able to return to their own world anytime soon... Written by kevin galea

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Quinn's alter ego's message to him, dubbed in auditorially, was, word for word, "Never try to slide before your preset time runs out..." See more »

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In "The Guardian" the Sliders pass by a funeral in a San Francisco graveyard. But San Francisco has no operating cemeteries; the dead are interred in the city of Colma, further to the south. See more »

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[last lines]
Michael Mallory: Hey. Did I miss anything?
Quinn Mallory: Hello... Dad.
Michael Mallory: What's the matter, son? You look like you've seen a ghost.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) See more »

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Cry Like a Man
Performed by Cleavant Derricks,
Written by Tracy Tormé and Paul Kelly
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So it begins
23 October 1999 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful beginning to a wonderful series. The two hour tv movie puts the series in it's original direction. In the first hour, events seemed rushed and fast moving, but it all made sense. The story is well written and pieced together. Acting is very well done, most notably John Rhys-Davies.

The effects aren't great, but not bad either. The characters were rather flat but hey it was the series premiere. A very good movie. I give it 8/10.


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