Although the Project Quantum Leap isn't ready yet, Sam Beckett doesn't listen to supercomputer Ziggy, hops into the Accelerator and leaps. As Tom Stratton, an Air Force test pilot about to attempt a dangerous flight. Sam finds his memory Swiss cheesed, with only enough left to know that he is not where or when he belongs. According to Sam's friend and partner Al, who appears to him as a hologram nobody else can see, Al explains that the Project has gone awry and in order to leap out of the pilot's body, Sam must successfully fly the X-2 to Mach 3, which according to historical records, ended in a fatal crash.
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Additional soundtrack song not listed is "Ooby Dooby" by Roy Orbison See more
When Sam awakes in Tom's body, it is 5:00 AM on 9/13/1956, and the sun has risen. However, on that date, sunrise in New Mexico wasn't until 6:46 AM MDT. See more
[Al has suddenly materialized
Can't you just fade in, or something?
If you can tell me how to fade in agitated carbon quarks, then I'll make the scientific journal!
This episode was edited into two parts for later rebroadcast, which titled the episode "Genesis". The original credit sequence was replaced by the familar opening credit sequence. The season 4 opening prologue and a recap sequence were added to part two. See more
Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact
Written by Jerry Leiber
and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley See more