Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

Star Light, Star Bright - May 21, 1966 

Sam leaps into a 79-year-old man who claims to have seen UFOs to save him from being committed and his grandson from dying of a drug overdose.



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Episode complete credited cast:
Morgan Weisser ...
Dr. Hardy
Michael Maguire ...
Major Irwin Meadows (as Michael L. Maguire)
Eva Stoddard
John Stoddard
Officer Milardi (as Joshua Cox)
Douglas Stark ...
Max Stoddard


Sam leaps into the body of 79-year-old Maxwell Stoddard who has been seeing UFOs and has been telling everyone who will listen to him. He lives with his son and his daughter-in-law who think he is delusional and decide the time has come to have him committed to a mental institution. His grandson believes him and tries to protect him but with little success. It turns out the military also has an interest in what Max has seen. Meanwhile, Sam tries to repair the deteriorating relationship between Max's son and grandson. Written by garykmcd

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27 October 1992 (USA)  »

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Maxwell Stoddard served as a pilot during the First World War. See more »


Sam tells Tim, in May of 1966, that he will be able to hear Jimi Hendrix within the year, at Woodstock. Hendrix's career was in its early stages in 1966 and Tim might have caught a performance in Greenwich Village, but Woodstock wasn't until August 1969. See more »


Dr. Sam Beckett: You ever hear of Jimi Hendrix?
Tim Stoddard: Who's he? Some old big-band guy?
Dr. Sam Beckett: [laughs] No, not actually. If you ever get a chance to hear him play, you c... Wait. You will actually - within the year.
Tim Stoddard: Yeah? Where's he playing?
Dr. Sam Beckett: Woodstock.
Tim Stoddard: [laughs] Oh, right. There's nothing up there but farms, Pop. Who's gonna listen, the cows?
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References Star Trek (1966) See more »


All Day and All of the Night
Written by Ray Davies
Performed by The Kinks (1964)
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