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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... Dr. Sam Beckett
... Admiral Al Calavicci
... Peggy Stratton
... Capt. Bill 'Bird Dog' Birdell
W.K. Stratton ... Dr. Berger
... John Beckett
... Coach (as Lee DeBroux)
... Capt. Tony LaMott
... Weird Ernie
Amanda Horan Kennedy ... Tina (as Barbra Horan)
David Trent ... Captain Doug Walker
James F. Dean ... Dr. Blaustein
Lela Ivey ... Lucy
Dennis Wolfberg ... Gooshie
... Sally
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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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26 March 1989 (USA)  »

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Re-use of the name Jim Bonnick from Magnum P.I. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the episode, to establish that Sam is in the 1950s - The Howdy Doody Show (AKA The Howdy Doody Show) is shown playing on the television set. September 13th, 1956, the date that this episode takes place, fell on a Thursday. In 1956, this show was broadcast on Saturday mornings at 10 AM and would not have been on the TV that particular morning. See more »

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[Sam has just made the first Quantum Leap]
Sam: We did it!... Did what?
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Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact (1996) See more »

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Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
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Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Doris Day
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Quantum Leap
8 June 2006 | by See all my reviews

I watched the marathon that ran today as I had not seen the series in quite a while. It made me remember just how much I enjoyed this show. I especially liked seeing the series finale again, and again i cried as i did the first time. So happy I was able to enjoy the TV series again. Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell were really good together. I had truly forgotten just how much I enjoyed this show. I also went on to watch Scott Bakula in the TV series, Enterprise. I have been a fan of Star Trek since the first series in the sixties. I was really sorry to see it go off the air so soon. Thank you for allowing me to comment. Helen Clark


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