Sliders: Season 2, Episode 4

The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy (22 Mar. 1996)

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In a world where San Francisco is part of the Republic of Texas and a combination of Western culture and technology exists along with saloons and office buildings, the Sliders find ... See full summary »

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Pricilla Hardaway (as Karen Witter)
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In a world where San Francisco is part of the Republic of Texas and a combination of Western culture and technology exists along with saloons and office buildings, the Sliders find themselves in the middle of a hostile takeover attempt by corporate gunslingers who give the term "negotiate" a new meaning. Rembrandt finds himself at the exchange table where poker is played for corporate stock. Written by Mark D. Snyder

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James Denton's first TV role. See more »

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At the end of the episode, just before Quinn slides, he talks to the kid Jamie Hardaway and puts the kid's cowboy hat back on his head, as he turns to head into the vortex in the same shot, the kid's hat blows off his head again. The next shot from the side as he leaves the kid to heads into the vortex, the kid's hat is back on his head again. The shot change is almost instantaneous, which reveals a common continuity error that was made. See more »

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Great Show, Terrible Episode
9 July 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I love Sliders, but this episode is very bad.

It's premise relies on the idea that people who don't believe in gun control do not value life. Also, if Texas were to take over the United States the streets would be filled with shootings.

The initial concept is interesting. In this world, the state of Texas never joined the union, during the Civil War the independent country of Texas took over land from Southern states and became a powerful nation.

For some reason, restaurants only serve steak, country/western music is the only music, and everyone wears bolos and stetsons. Anyone with even a passing familiarity of Texas knows that this is tantamount to assuming everyone in Australia looks like Paul Hogan.

The characters blatantly state the political and social views of the writers; the show spends more time criticizing current social trends than advancing the plot.

A very poor episode from what is normally an excellent show.


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