Sliders (1995–2000)
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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 Wapner ...
Commissar Joseph A. Wapner (as Joseph A. Wapner)
Doug Llewelyn ...
Comrade Llewelyn
Wilkins (as Roger R. Cross)
Crazy Kenny / Senator Candidate
Ross J. Kelly / Interrogator
Don MacKay ...


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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22 March 1995 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The only time money other than an actual world currency was provided for the show alone to appear believable. All other monetary forms were made on printed paper. See more »


In the world where the US is Communist, The oath Rembrant swears in Court still uses "So help me God."

Since communism is antithetical to religion, it would likely be "under penalty of perjury." See more »


[Quinn is doodling vorticies instead of paying attention in class]
Prof. Maximilian Arturo: Mr. Mallory, I have devoted years of my life honing my considerable intelligence so that I may impart a subject this complex with some lucidity. You may at least do me the courtesy, sir, to *pretend* that you are listening.
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References The Wizard of Oz (1939) 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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