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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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Cleavant Derricks ...
Joseph A. Wapner ...
Doug Llewelyn ...
Comrade Llewelyn
Yee Jee Tso ...
Frank C. Turner ...
Crazy Kenny / Senator Candidate
Ross J. Kelly / Interrogator
Don MacKay ...
Alex Bruhanski ...


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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In the dinner scene at the end the characters propose several ideas that would become episodes throughout the series. Arturo says that Einstein regretted giving the world the atom bomb, they would enter a world where he did in fact not give the world the bomb in Sliders: Last Days (1995). Rembrandt says he might still be singing out there and would visit a world where he became so famous he faked his death and became an Elvis like figure in Sliders: The King Is Back (1995). See more »


When Quinn goes to the college to tell Prof. Arturo about the wormhole he created, the chalkboard in the background has equations written on it, but after Prof. Arturo dismisses the class and walks out....there is nothing on the chalkboards. See more »


Prof. Maximilian Arturo: Hope for everything. Expect nothing.
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Spoofs The People's Court (1981) See more »


Cry Like a Man
Performed by Cleavant Derricks,
Written by Tracy Tormé and Paul Kelly
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Wish it would come back
14 January 2001 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

About the only thing I can say about this TV show was that I loved it. I love Sci-Fi,,, and time travel most of all. This show seemed to have it all. However, I did like it better in the beginning... but as they started involving aliens I began to dislike it a bit; but not enough to stop watching it. I do wish they would bring it back, with the original players and with the original story lines. I would like them to stay away from anything too gory. If the show can not come back then perhaps they could make a movie that could end their journey back home. A TV movie that was shown on regular TV and not cable. I would also like to see reruns of the show. I'm sure they have them on the Sci-Fi channel but I don't get that channel and would like to see Fox pick it up or anyone else on regular TV. If a TV movie has already been made that shows them returning home than I missed it and would love to see it come back. Thanks Terri

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