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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Re-use of the name Jim Bonnick from Magnum P.I. See more
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
[Sam has just made the first Quantum Leap
We did it!... Did what?
Referenced in Star Trek: First Contact
Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will Be, Will Be)
Music by Jay Livingston
Lyrics by Ray Evans
Performed by Doris Day See more