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A boy genius and his comrades travel to different parallel universes, trying to find their way back home.
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Complete series cast summary:
Cleavant Derricks ...  Rembrandt 'Crying Man' Brown / ... 87 episodes, 1995-2000
Jerry O'Connell ...  Quinn Mallory / ... 70 episodes, 1995-2000
Kari Wuhrer ...  Capt. Maggie Beckett / ... 49 episodes, 1997-2000
Sabrina Lloyd ...  Wade Welles 48 episodes, 1995-1999
John Rhys-Davies ...  Prof. Maximilian Arturo / ... 40 episodes, 1995-1997
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Quinn Mallory, while working on an anti-gravity machine, accidentally creates a portal to a parallel universe. Eventually, his friends and an unwilling participant accidentally get stuck traveling among parallel worlds, trying to survive, and learning that sliding can lead to fatal results. Meanwhile, among many changes in their group, they try to rescue the multiverse from the Kromagg Dynasty. Written by Lee Jamilkowski

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Country:

USA

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English

Release Date:

22 March 1995 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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(87 episodes)

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Dolby

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Jerry O'Connell (Quinn) wrote an episode treatment titled "Narcotica", which took place on an Earth where drugs had been legalized. The story was rejected by the network for being "too dark", but later found life as a "Sliders" comic book. See more »

Goofs

When the vortex is created (to enter) it is often shown sucking things into it (usually for plot purposes) yet it is also often shown blowing their hair, debris, etc. away before they jump/slide. See more »

Quotes

Quinn Mallory: [season five opening monologue] What if you found a portal to a parallel universe? What if you could Slide into a thousand different worlds? Where it's the same year, and you're the same person, but everything else is different. And what if you can't find your way home?
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Crazy Credits

The pilot episode end credits run over a TV screen showing The Spinning Tops singing 'Cry Like A Man'. See more »

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Referenced in The Chronic Rift: Time Loop-de-Loops (2018) See more »

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One of the best sci-fi shows of all time
18 January 2003 | by green_queen_jpSee all my reviews

For the first three years of Sliders, this show was an intelligent, original and fascinating example of perfect scifi TV. The acting was mostly above average, but the character dynamics of this odd group (a whiz kid, his wannabe girlfriend, his college professor and a washed-up singer who got into sliding by accident) and the writing were what really made the show. Unfortunately, the show began to go downhill when the original cast was shaken up with the departure of the formidable John Rhys-Davies as the Professor, and jumped the shark completely when it lost Sabrina Lloyd as Wade. I'm sure many salivating teen males would disagree with me on the pointlessness of Kari Wuhrer, but it's clear to me that she added nothing but cleavage to the show.

A show with great potential that should have continued for years.


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