Quantum Leap (1989–1993)
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Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 

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 ... See full summary »

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David Hemmings
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Scott Bakula ... Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell ... Admiral Al Calavicci
Jennifer Runyon ... Peggy Stratton
John Allen Nelson ... Capt. Bill 'Bird Dog' Birdell
W.K. Stratton W.K. Stratton ... Dr. Berger
Newell Alexander ... John Beckett
Lee de Broux ... Coach (as Lee DeBroux)
Larry Poindexter ... Capt. Tony LaMott
Bruce McGill ... Weird Ernie
Amanda Horan Kennedy ... Tina (as Barbra Horan)
David Trent David Trent ... Captain Doug Walker
James F. Dean James F. Dean ... Dr. Blaustein
Lela Ivey Lela Ivey ... Lucy
Dennis Wolfberg Dennis Wolfberg ... Gooshie
Lydia Cornell ... Sally
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Storyline

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. Written by Jean-Marc Rocher <rocher@fiberbit.net>

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Additional soundtrack song not listed is "Ooby Dooby" by Roy Orbison See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[Al has suddenly materialized]
Sam: Can't you just fade in, or something?
Al: If you can tell me how to fade in agitated carbon quarks, then I'll make the scientific journal!
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Alternate Versions

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

Soundtracks

Hound Dog
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Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
Performed by Elvis Presley
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quite the show
6 July 2002 | by kimpham54See all my reviews

this show, made in the 80s, probably has the most clever idea. it definitely can have an infinite number of plots and it can never get boring because the writers have so much to work with. I am a fan of science-fiction shows and movies and i personally think this show is priceless. it's clever and lovable. The two main characters, Sam and Al are very likeable because of their persistent charm and wit. and the show will never fail to bring sentimental values and suspense (at times).


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

26 March 1989 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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