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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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Four people just found a gateway to another dimension, but they forgot one problem... how to get back! See more »


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22 March 1995 (USA) See more »

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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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Clinton Derricks-Carroll, the identical twin brother of Cleavant Derricks, played his character Rembrandt's alter ego in Sliders: The King Is Back (1995), Sliders: Greatfellas (1996), and Sliders: The Prince of Slides (1996). In their two second-season appearances together, more make-up was used to cause virtually no audience member to be able to tell them apart. Both times, Clevant and Clinton actually swapped roles during the final scenes, and no one was aware that Clinton was the one playing the Rembrandt who slid with the other main characters. See more »

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The professor frequently calls people a "blistering idiot". The phrase should be "blithering idiot", in order words, someone who speaks nonsense. Of course, this could just be a character mistake. See more »

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Rembrandt 'Crying Man' Brown: [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, buy everything else is different. And what if you can't find your way home?
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Great in the beginning, but then...
19 May 2009 | by JanieJane96See all my reviews

This was one of my favorite shows when I was in high school and college. I was really into sci-fi at the time (especially "The X-Files"), and I had a huge crush on Jerry O'Connell, so this series was right up my alley. The original premise was intriguing: a professor and his student discover a way to create wormholes into parallel universes, to which they would briefly visit before returning to their own earth. Unfortunately the device that allows them to do this gets damaged and they are stuck in a parallel world with no idea how to get home. So they keep "sliding" from one random world to the next, hoping to eventually return to "Earth Prime". Do they return? I have no idea, because after the first few seasons the show took a sharp turn for the worse and became almost unrecognizable. While most shows jump the shark at some point, this show jumped about 10 sharks early on. It's a shame because it was one of the few intelligent shows going at the time. If you are new to the series, I would rent the first two seasons, and maybe the third. Once John Rhys-Davies leaves (whose character was one of the backbones of the show), it's not worth watching anymore. My rating is for the first few seasons, not the anomaly it became after that. I guess one could say the show itself slid into a horrifying "parallel universe", never to return again.


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