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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In the universe in which the Soviet Union ruled the United States, Rembrandt's double was killed in the Detroit Uprising in 1982. See more »

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In the first visited alternate universe, people yell from their cars "Green means stop! Red means go!" yet car tail lights are still red and streets still have red stop signs. See more »

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Wade Welles: You mean that we can just like... slide through this and boom, we're on another planet?
Quinn Mallory: No. Same planet, different dimension.
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References Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) 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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This episode is my favourite because it best demonstrates the potential the show had to offer.

I remember watching the pilot and anxious for the following week when the following episode was on.

John Rhys-Davies was one of the original reasons for me watching the show because I saw him in "James Bond 007" "The Living Daylights" and "Indiana Jones".

I think it is one of the best pilots I have seen for a show.

The pilot gives reasonable insight into the characters of the show before they set off "sliding" into parallel worlds.


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