Series stars Dean Stockwell & Scott Bakula
|Created by||Donald P. Bellisario|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. Drama is the specific mode of Fiction represented in Performance. Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American Television producer and Screenwriter. Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American Actor. Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an Academy Award -nominated Emmy Award -nominated Cannes Award and Golden Globe The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of seasons||5|
|No. of episodes||96 (List of episodes)|
|Running time||approx. This is a list of Quantum Leap episodes in the order in which they were released 45 minutes|
In Associaton With Universal TV
|Original run||March 26, 1989 – May 5, 1993|
Quantum Leap is an American science fiction television series that ran for 96 episodes from March 1989 to May 1993 on the NBC network. Universal Media Studios ( UMS, formerly NBC Universal Television Studio is the TV production arm of the NBC Universal Television Group. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Events 1026 - Pope John XIX crowns Conrad II as Holy Roman Emperor. Year 1989 ( MCMLXXXIX) was a Common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar) Events 553 - The Second Council of Constantinople begins 1215 - Rebel Barons renounce their allegiance to King John Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Science fiction first appeared on Television during the Golden age of science fiction, first in Britain (UK and then in the United States This is a list of Quantum Leap episodes in the order in which they were released The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Reruns began airing on ION Television Monday, April 7, 2008 . Ion Television is a broadcast television network first broadcast on August 31 1998
The plot involves scientist Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) leaping to various points in time, and into the life of a different person, usually constrained within the period of his own lifetime. Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American Actor. His only link with his own time is the cigar smoking, womanizing Al (Dean Stockwell), who appears to Sam as a hologram that nobody else can see. A cigar is a tightly rolled bundle of dried and fermented Tobacco which is ignited so that its smoke may be drawn into the smoker's mouth Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an Academy Award -nominated Emmy Award -nominated Cannes Award and Golden Globe
The show overlaps a number of genres, including science fiction, family drama, comedy, social commentary and nostalgia, thereby acquiring a broad range of fans.
At the end of each episode, Sam leaps into another person, giving viewers a teaser of the following episode (or occasionally a red herring). In Literature, a red herring is a narrative element intended to distract the reader from a more important event in the plot usually a Twist ending. As part of a running gag, after Sam's leap, in awe or dismay about his new situation, he often utters the catch phrase "Oh boy!". The running gag is an often amusing Joke or reference that appears repeatedly throughout a work or series of works A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance
After the pilot, the first season episodes open with an introductory narration by Sam Beckett:
|“||It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went. . . "a little caca". In the blink of a cosmic clock, I went from quantum physicist, to Air force test-pilot. Which could have been fun. . . if I knew how to fly. Fortunately, I had help - an observer from the Project named Al. Project Quantum Leap is a fictional top-secret government-run science project involving Time travel on the sci-fi/drama Quantum Leap, created by Unfortunately Al's a hologram, so all he can lend is moral support. Anyway here I am, bouncing around in time, putting things right that once went wrong, a sort of time traveling Lone Ranger, with Al as my Tonto. The Lone Ranger is an American, long-running Old-time radio and early Television show created by George W Tonto is a Fictional character, the Native American assistant of The Lone Ranger, a popular American Western character created by George And I don't even need a mask. . . ("Oh boy!").||”|
Beginning with the thirteenth episode of the second season ("Another Mother"), each episode begins with a spoken introduction which explains the series' broader premise. On its first appearance, this introduction was spoken by actor Lance LeGault (who appears in the show's first season episode "How the Tess Was Won"). Lance LeGault (b Henry Legault on May 2, 1935 in Chicago Illinois, U For the remaining episodes of the season, it was read by Deborah Pratt (Bellisario's then wife). Deborah M Pratt (born in Chicago Illinois) is an American Actress, Writer and Television producer.
|“||Theorizing that one could time-travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett led an elite group of scientists into the desert, to develop a top-secret project known as Quantum Leap. Pressured to prove his theories or lose funding, Dr. Beckett prematurely stepped into the project accelerator, and vanished. |
He awoke to find himself in the past, suffering from partial amnesia and facing a mirror image that was not his own. Fortunately, contact with his own time was maintained through brain-wave transmissions with Al, the project observer, who appears in the form of a hologram, that only Dr. Beckett can see and hear. Trapped in the past, Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, putting things right that once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.
Some versions of these second season episodes, such as some first run broadcasts, and those originally shown by BBC Two in the United Kingdom, did not have the opening narration, instead going straight into the episode as Sam leaps. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
A shorter version of the second season introduction with slightly different wording, read by Deborah Pratt but without the echo effect, was used in the third to fifth seasons, and in syndication:
|“||Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. He awoke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.||”|
The show's first season was a mid-season replacement, and consisted of the pilot and six separate episodes. These first season episodes were presented in a pseudo-serialized format, wherein the last few minutes of the previous episode was shown before Sam would leap into the current episode's storyline. This helped viewers understand that Sam was leaping directly from one life to another. The practice was dropped in the second season so that episodes could be run (and rerun) in a random order; all episodes now began at the point of leap-in. The first season episodes were re-edited into this format.
In the near future (1999), at a highly classified U.S. government-funded research facility somewhere in the desert near the small ranching town of Stallion's Gate, New Mexico, physicist Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) is working on a grand experiment to prove his time-travel theory. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the New Mexico ( is a state located in the southwestern region of the United States of America. A physicist is a Scientist who studies or practices Physics. Physicists study a wide range of physical phenomena in many branches of physics spanning Dr Samuel "Sam" Beckett is a Fictional character and the Protagonist on the Science fiction Television series Scott Stewart Bakula (born October 9, 1954) is an American Actor. Sam is working alongside Gushie (Dennis Wolfberg), the lead programmer of Project Quantum Leap. Dennis Wolfberg ( March 29 1946 – October 3 1994) was an American comedian and actor Project Quantum Leap is a fictional top-secret government-run science project involving Time travel on the sci-fi/drama Quantum Leap, created by Gushie also works the controls for the imaging chamber. However, the funding for the project is about to be cut. Sam's colleagues protest that they're not ready, but in a last-ditch effort to prove that his theories are correct, Sam steps into the project's "accelerator chamber" too early and vanishes.
Sam appears in the past with no memory of who he is or where he is. This side-effect amnesia is called Swiss-cheesing or (as a technical term in the show's universe) magnafluxing, which prevents him from remembering most of the details of his own life. Amnesia (from Greek) is a condition in which Memory is disturbed A fictional universe is a self-consistent fictional setting with unique background elements such as an imaginary history or geography and possibly fantasy or science His best friend from his original time, Albert "Al" Calavicci (Dean Stockwell), appears to him as a holographic projection from the "imaging chamber," usually only visible and audible to Sam, but also to small children, animals (Al often jokes "blondes" too), the mentally insane, and, in one case, a man whose brainwaves are a near match to Sam's. Rear Admiral Albert “Al” Calavicci is a Fictional character on the Science fiction Drama Quantum Leap, created by Dean Stockwell (born March 5, 1936) is an Academy Award -nominated Emmy Award -nominated Cannes Award and Golden Globe Blond (also spelled blonde, see below) or fair-haired is a Hair color characterized by low levels of the dark Pigment eumelanin Al is the Quantum Leap Project's observer and a retired U.S. Navy Rear Admiral. Rear admiral is a Naval Commissioned officer rank above that of a Commodore and Captain, and below that of a Vice Admiral. It is revealed that Gushie made a frantic call to Al when Sam vanished in the project accelerator and called him in to work on the situation. Gushie continues to work alongside Al in Sam's original time. Along with the (possibly sentient) supercomputer named Ziggy, Al is able to help Sam "set right what once went wrong" before he leaps out into the next person. Sentience is the ability to feel or perceive subjectively. It is an important concept in the philosophy of Animal rights, in buddhist philosophy and in A supercomputer is a Computer that is at the frontline of processing capacity particularly speed of calculation (at the time of its introduction At the beginning and end of nearly every episode, as Sam leaps into a new person he speaks his catch phrase, "Oh, boy!" and sees his 'new' reflection in a mirror. A catch phrase (or catchphrase) is a phrase or expression recognized by its repeated utterance A notable exception is in the episode "Dr. Ruth," in which the leap is shown from the leapees' point of view rather than Sam's. Ruth Westheimer (born June 4, 1928) is a Sex therapist and Author. When the leap takes place, we are with Dr. Ruth in the waiting room, who gives Al counseling about his own relationships.
In the pilot episode, Sam has leapt to the year 1956 as an X-2 test pilot, Captain Tom Stratton, based on real life Captain Milburn G. Apt. This is a list of Quantum Leap episodes in the order in which they were released The Bell X-2 Starbuster was an American research Aircraft built to investigate flight characteristics in the Mach 2-3 range Milburn G "Mel" Apt ( April 9, 1924 – September 27, 1956) was a US Test pilot. In one of his holographic visits, Al tells Sam about Ziggy's theory that "God or Time, was just waiting for your quantum leap to…correct a mistake. " Al thinks that this is "a load of crap," but "if Ziggy's right, all you have to do is break Mach 3 and live. " (Al also suggests that he wait forty years and Sam will be in "the present"). But as more of these seemingly random leaps put Sam in a position to fix something that once went wrong, Al gradually comes to believe that the experiment has been mysteriously co-opted by an unidentified higher power, to use Sam to avert tragedies in ordinary people's lives. The revelation that God was controlling these leaps is confirmed in "The Honeymoon Express. God is the principal or sole Deity in Religions and other belief systems that worship one deity. " The Quantum Leap project is in danger of losing its funding unless Al can convince the committee of Sam's existence and of Sam's influence on past events. Mid-episode, Al presses upon Sam to forget about the actual purpose of the leap and focus on preventing the American U-2 scandal. The 1960 U-2 incident occurred during the Cold War on May 1, 1960 when an American U-2 spy plane was shot down over Forgetting that this would mean that Sam would no longer be able to interact with Al, Sam brushes off its importance by reminding Al that it is not the project leaping him from person to person, but God. It is reconfirmed when Sam meets the devil, temporarily assuming Al's appearance to torment Sam before trying to kill him, who asks of Sam, "Who gave you the right to go bungling around in time, putting right what I made wrong?" It is re-confirmed indirectly when Sam meets an "evil leaper" who knows that her job is to set wrong what once went right. The Devil is the It is never explained exactly how the evil counterpart of Project Quantum Leap came to be, or who runs it. All we know of the evil Quantum Leap Project is that its counterpart of Ziggy is called Lothos, and that evil leapers manifest themselves with a red energy field, in contrast to the 'good' Sam, who leaps with a blue energy.
Another episode supporting the idea that a higher power is in charge is one in which Sam happens to encounter Al's first wife, Beth. At Al's insistence, Sam tries to prevent her from falling in love with the man she would marry while Al was a POW in Vietnam. But every time Sam thinks he has gotten rid of the man, he winds up running into Beth again, as if it were meant to be. Finally, Sam finds out Al's true motive and makes Al tell him his true mission. In the series finale, Sam reassures Beth that Al is alive and will come home; this episode also explicitly states that Sam himself is the only one in control of the leaps, though it is implied that the character who explains this is, in fact, God.
The term holographic projection is used in the program, although it is not the same as real holography. Holography (from the Greek, ὅλος - hólos whole + γραφή - grafē writing drawing is a technique that allows the The show's "hologram" is a three dimensional, neurological projection "created by an agitation of subatomic carbon quarks tuned to the mesons of my optic and otic neurons. A subatomic particle is an elementary or composite Particle smaller than an Atom. Carbon (kɑɹbən is a Chemical element with the symbol C and its Atomic number is 6 In Physics, a quark (kwɔrk kwɑːk or kwɑːrk is a type of Subatomic particle. In Particle physics, a meson is a strongly interacting Boson &mdashthat is a Hadron with integer spin. The optic nerve, also called cranial nerve II, is the Nerve that transmits visual information from the Retina to the Brain. The vestibulocochlear nerve (also known as the auditory or acoustic nerve) is the eighth of twelve Cranial nerves, and is responsible for transmitting sound Neurons (ˈnjuːɹɒn also known as neurones and nerve cells) are responsive cells in the Nervous system that process and transmit information " To project the hologram, Al enters an "Imaging Chamber" in which the image of Al and anything he is touching, e. g. , a person or cigar (but not the ground or chamber), are visible to Sam and Sam can hear Al speak, and correspondingly events in the past are visible and audible to Al. However, throughout the series, it has been found that animals, young children, the mentally ill and the fatally wounded can see Al. This is used to Sam's advantage on a few occasions, such as Al soothing a crying child, leading a dog away from Sam, or speaking directly with an asylum inmate. This last proves very useful when Sam is unable to perform his usual leap duties due to electro-shock therapy disrupting his ego and causing him to revert to the personalities of some of his past hosts. Fortunately, in this case, Al is able to talk to the person Sam is there to help and deals with the situation for him.
In what may be a form of paradox, in one episode Sam leaps into a younger Al, when Al is on trial for the rape and murder of a commander's wife. A paradox is a true statement or group of statements that leads to a Contradiction or a situation which defies intuition; or inversely Although in the original history, Al was acquitted, Sam's actions cause the case to begin turning against Al. Part of the way through the episode, when Ziggy projects that the odds are 100% that Al will be convicted, Al disappears in mid-sentence and is replaced by Edward St John, a character played by Roddy McDowall, with only Sam remembering that Al was the observer, implying that Al was convicted and executed. Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall ( September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was an English -born In this new continuity, the staff at Quantum Leap appeared less emotionally involved with Sam's various hosts, and Sam and St. John have no apparent connection beyond a professional relationship. St. John calls Sam 'Samuel,' a name that Sam hasn't been called since he last saw his great-aunt. Fortunately, as soon as the odds jump back in favor of Al surviving, he is restored, with only Sam remembering that Edward St. John was ever there. This confirms that Project Quantum Leap would still exist without Al, though it would be a radically different project.
The Quantum Leap generator is run by a supercomputer named Ziggy which can use its immense database to pinpoint where, when, and who Sam is. A supercomputer is a Computer that is at the frontline of processing capacity particularly speed of calculation (at the time of its introduction Ziggy can also help Al figure out why he is there and what he must do so everything can be put right. Almost every episode centers on what Ziggy is trying to tell Sam to do, and giving him a clear objective, such as making sure someone doesn't end up in a car that will crash, saving a child's life, or having someone stand up for him- or herself after an attack like a rape or hate crime. Rape, also referred to as Sexual assault, is an Assault by a person involving Sexual intercourse with or Sexual penetration of another person Hate crimes (also known as bias motivated crimes) occur when a perpetrator targets a victim because of his or her membership in a certain Social group, usually defined Almost always, what Ziggy said was confusing and left Sam and Al to figure out in the last minute what had to be done. Ziggy is apparently self-aware, and in early seasons is generally referred to as "he. " In one episode in season four though, in which Sam "returns home" to his own time, Ziggy is revealed to speak with a female voice, though Sam still refers to it as "he" (and, after experiencing "his" sarcasm, regrets programming "him" with "Barbra Streisand's ego"). Barbra Streisand (ˈstraɪsænd "STRY-sand" born April 24 1942 is an American Singer, Film and Theatre Actress Interestingly, in the aforementioned confrontation between Sam and the devil, Ziggy was reported as malfunctioning and unable to locate Sam, but the team could not determine what was the cause of such a serious malfunction. The Devil is the When Al eventually arrived on the scene (to see what appeared to be himself) he stated in a horrified tone that "Ziggy says there's definitely something there Sam!" in reference to the spot the devil was standing. Ziggy's power seems far more potent than simple artificial intelligence.
In early episodes of the series, it is unclear whether it is only Sam's mind that leaps (into other people's bodies) or if Sam's mind and body leap together. Subsequent episodes make it clear that both Sam's mind and body leap, and that an 'aura' surrounds him, making him look and sound like whoever he's leaped into (back home, the 'leap-ee' is infused with a similar aura, and looks/sounds like Sam). It is established elsewhere in the series that Sam's mind often merges with that of the leapee as part of the Swisscheesing. Some examples of this include:
There are numerous other episodes in which Sam performs feats of strength that are suggested to be beyond the abilities of the people leapt into. For instance, in "Runaway," despite being a young boy, Sam is able to easily suspend his older and stronger sister over a well. Several other episodes feature Sam as a woman beating up male attackers while witnesses look on in amazement. Also, in an episode where Sam leaped into a woman being attacked by her son's kidnappers, Sam's blouse is ripped open and one of the kidnappers leers at "her" exposed cleavage, allowing Sam the distraction he needed to defeat them.
If Sam leaps into someone whose body is physically a different size from Sam's own, Sam is 'refracted' and temporarily made larger or smaller to fit (similar to the effect of light being refracted through a prism), most notably in "The Wrong Stuff" when he became a chimpanzee. Chimpanzee (often shortened to chimp) is the common name for the two extant Species of Apes in the Genus Pan. However, a simpler explanation of this would be mere dramatic license.
Sam's neurons and mesons are linked through Ziggy to Al. Neurons (ˈnjuːɹɒn also known as neurones and nerve cells) are responsive cells in the Nervous system that process and transmit information In Particle physics, a meson is a strongly interacting Boson &mdashthat is a Hadron with integer spin. These are physical elements of the human body which would prove that Sam's physical body is leaping with Sam. This is also proven in the episode "A Leap for Lisa" when "Project: Quantum Leap" leaps young Al into himself.
It is established early in the show's run that Al sees Sam as the leapee rather than as Sam. However, later episodes indicate that he clearly sees Sam as Sam. In the episode "What Price, Gloria," Al becomes smitten with Sam's appearance as a woman. However, later in "Miss Deep South," Al mocks Sam's attempts to imitate a gorgeous beauty pageant contestant. He refers to Sam/Darlene as "Scarlett O'Hara on steroids" at one point. And in the episode "Nowhere to Run" in the fifth season Al tells Sam, "Nobody sees you except me. "
At the beginning of the series Sam has severe amnesia, not even knowing his own name or origin, or recognizing Al upon his first appearance. With some prompting, Sam comes to recognize his situation but continues to suffer from a brain that is commonly referred to an being "Swiss Cheesed" (ie. This article describes a kind of cheese produced primarily in Canada and the United States. full of holes). Complex technical skills (such as his medical and scientific training and his knowledge of foreign languages) survive intact, yet he is unable to recall more mundane or personal things, including his life experiences predating his first leap and many historical details. Al's projection is crucial for filling in these gaps when they become relevant.
It is often implied that the "holes" in Sam's memory are temporarily filled by aspects from the mind of the person he is currently replacing, allowing him to assume the mannerisms of his host or intuitively know where to find items or locations relevant to them (ie, knowing where "home" is and where their car keys are). This is expressed most strongly when Sam takes Al's place, and is inundated with his lecherous friend's lascivious instincts, and when he leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald and finds his own personality dominated by that of the infamous assassin. Lee Harvey Oswald (October 18 1939 &ndash November 24 1963 was according to three United States government investigations the assassin of U
As the show unfolds in the second season, Sam slowly but steadily begins to remember more personal information, such as having a brother who was killed in Vietnam in a story arc that spans much of the season. Vietnam (ˌviːɛtˈnɑːm Việt Nam) officially Generally from the third season onwards, Sam is able to remember much more. This can be explained by him slowly becoming accustomed to leaping and his memory gradually returning, though in real-life, it was as much to do with writers expanding new plots which allowed Sam to be able to do more without having to have everything explained to him. Yet, Sam's memory of his loving wife is kept hidden from him, presumably by the unknown force that directs his leaps and by agreement between Mrs. Beckett and Al, so that he can continue his missions unhindered by the burden of this knowledge.
Also common are so-called "kisses with history," where Sam briefly encounters a famous or infamous person or event in a manner irrelevant to the story. For example:
The series (created by Donald Bellisario) is somewhat unusual in that it has a science fiction premise, but little science fiction- or fantasy-oriented storytelling, instead focusing on the personal journeys of Sam Beckett and those he encounters. Donald Paul Bellisario (born August 8, 1935) is an American Television producer and Screenwriter. Even in its final episode, the show refuses to resolve many of its own technical and holistic questions, choosing instead to leave things open-ended and focus tightly on what is arguably the series' overarching message: that a single person can change the world one life at a time. Distinguish from the suffix -holism, which describes addictions
The final episode was in fact intended to be an end-of-season cliffhanger, but after the series was not renewed by the network, it was re-edited to function as the series finale. A cliffhanger or cliffhanger ending is a Plot device in which a movie, Novel, or other work of fiction contains an abrupt ending often leaving A series finale is the very last installment of a Television series, usually a Sitcom or Drama. This may account for some of its ambiguous nature. The original ending has Sam leaping into 1969, a mere minute or two after he and Al leapt out in the episode "M. I. A. ," to tell Al's first wife, Beth, that Al is coming home. His Vietnam-era picture begins to "leap" (this is where the final episode cuts off), and then we see a modern picture of Al sitting with Beth and their four daughters. This ending somehow made it out of the studio and has been circulated on the Internet. In the ending that was actually broadcast, we are told that Al was reunited with Beth, that they remain married, and that "Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home. " Fans have speculated that this would have erased Project Quantum Leap, Sam and Al's relationship, or even Sam himself from the altered timeline. However, the original script and subsequent statements by Bellisario leave all of these intact.
In its second season in the USA, it was forced to compete with the Top 20 hits Full House and Family Matters, both on ABC in the same time slot, and came close to being canceled in its third season due to low ratings. Full House is an American Television sitcom that originally ran from September 22 1987 to May 23 1995 on ABC. Family Matters is an American sitcom about a Middle-class family living in Chicago. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. However, a letter writing campaign helped save the series, and it continued for another two seasons, ending after the fifth season. In the summer of 1991 and 1992 NBC aired "Quantum Leap Week"s, showing one episode of QL each night for a week Monday through Friday in order to help promote the show.
A number of celebrities guest-starred on the series over the course of its run, including Debbie Allen, Bob Saget, Charles Rocket, Neil Patrick Harris, Brooke Shields, Roddy McDowall and others; Chubby Checker, Dr. This is a list of Quantum Leap episodes in the order in which they were released Deborrah Kaye “Debbie” Allen (b January 16, 1950) is an American Actress, Choreographer, Television director, Robert "Bob" Lane Saget (born May 17 1956) is an American Stand-up comedian, Television host, actor and Filmmaker Charles Rocket ( August 24, 1949 &ndash October 7, 2005) was an American film and television actor notable for his tenure as Neil Patrick Harris (born June 15 1973 is an American Golden Globe - and Emmy -nominated Actor. Brooke Christa Camille Shields (born May 31, 1965) is an American actress and Supermodel. Roderick Andrew Anthony Jude McDowall ( September 17, 1928 – October 3, 1998) was an English -born Chubby Checker (born Ernest Evans on October 3, 1941) is an American singer-songwriter best known for popularizing the The Twist Laura Schlessinger, and Dr. Laura Catherine Schlessinger (born January 16, 1947) is an American Radio host, Author and conservative Commentator Ruth Westheimer appeared in episodes as themselves. Ruth Westheimer (born June 4, 1928) is a Sex therapist and Author. Several future stars made guest appearances, including Jennifer Aniston, Michael Beach, Terry Farrell, Diedrich Bader, Robert Duncan McNeill, Jason Priestley, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Carla Gugino, Teri Hatcher, Marcia Cross, Eriq La Salle, Patricia Richardson, Patrick Warburton, Claudia Christian, James Morrison, Gregory Itzin, Lauren Tom, Jane Sibbett, Amy Yasbeck, Michael Stoyanov, and Beverley Mitchell. Jennifer Joanna Aniston (born February 11 1969 is an American Film and television actress. Michael Anthony Beach (born October 30, 1963) is an American actor Terry Farrell (born November 19 1963 is an American actress and former fashion model best known for her roles in the television series Star Trek Deep Space Nine Karl Diedrich Bader (born December 24, 1966) is an American Actor and Comedian. Robert Duncan McNeill (born November 9, 1964 in Raleigh North Carolina) is an American Actor, producer, Movie Jason Bradford Priestley (born August 28, 1969) is a Canadian-born American Actor and Film director. Joseph Leonard Gordon-Levitt (born February 17, 1981) is an American Actor. Carla Gugino (born August 29, 1971) is an American actress known for her roles of Ingrid Cortez in the Spy Kids film trilogy Teri Lynn Hatcher (born December 8 1964) is an American Actress. Marcia Anne Cross (born March 25, 1962) is an Emmy - and Golden Globe -nominated American Actress. Eriq Ki La Salle (born July 23 1962) is an American actor and director, known for his portrayals of Darryl in the 1988 comedy film Patricia Castle Richardson (born February 23, 1951) is an American Television and Film actress known for her role as Patrick John Warburton (born November 14, 1964) is an American Television Actor and Voice actor. Claudia Ann Christian (born August 10, 1965) is an American actress writer singer musician and director James Paige Morrison (born April 21, 1954) is an American Actor. Gregory Itzin (born April 20 1948) is an Emmy -nominated American film and television actor best known for his role on the series 24 Lauren Tom (born August 4, 1961) is an American actress. Biography Early life Tom a Chinese American, Jane Sibbett (born November 28, 1962) is an American Actress. Amy Yasbeck (born September 12, 1962) is an American Film and Television actress. Michael Stoyanov is an American Actor and television writer Stoyanov was born in Chicago Illinois of Bulgarian descent Beverley Ann Mitchell (born January 22, 1981) is an American Actress and Country music Singer.
Ace Books published a series of novels due to the show's popularity, beginning in 1992 and continuing until the year 2000. While not considered canon, the novels were met with approval from Bellisarius Productions and Universal Studios. This article is not about Literary canons of influential works of fiction but about the concept of a canon which defines the world of a particular fictional series Being non-canon, the novels tended to deviate from series norms and also attempted to provide explanations for conventions that went unexplained in series episodes. For example, in Quantum Leap: The Novel (a. k. a. Carny Knowledge):
Novels in order of publication:
Innovation Publishing produced a series of comic books which ran for thirteen issues from September 1991 through August 1993. Innovation Publishing was an American Comic book company based in Wheeling West Virginia. As with the television series, each issue ended with a teaser preview of the following issue and Sam's exclamation of "Oh, boy. " Among the people Sam found himself leaping into in this series were:
|1||High school teacher in Memphis, Tennessee||March 25, 1968|
|2||Death row inmate who must prevent a murder on the outside||June 11, 1962|
|3A||Part-time Santa Claus||December 20, 1963|
|3B||Student researching sub-atomic physics||April 2, 1968|
|4||Contestant amid the quiz show scandals||August 15, 1958|
|5||Reporter whose daughter claims to have seen a UFO||November 14, 1957|
|6||Teenage girl with an identical twin sister||February 12, 1959|
|7A||Professional golfer with the mob after him||1974|
|7B||Bus driver who discovers child abuse||May 19, 1953|
|8||Bank robber, while the leapee tours the Project with Al||1958|
|9||Lesbian on parole after twelve years in prison for murder||June 22, 1969|
|10||Stand-up comedian who befriends a fading silent movie star||June 13, 1966|
|11||Doctor studying the effects of LSD on human subjects||July 1958|
|12||Gas station attendant with a lot of time on his hands||April 24, 1958|
|13||Alien aboard an orbiting craft||June 5, 1963|
Few of the comic stories referenced episodes of the television series, with the notable exception of #9, "Up Against A Stonewall": Sam leaps into Stephanie Haywood, a central character in the episode "Good Night, Dear Heart". Memphis is a City in the southwest corner of Tennessee, and the County seat of Shelby County. Death row is a term that refers to the section of a Prison that houses individuals awaiting execution. Santa Claus, also known as Saint Nicholas, Father Christmas, Kris Kringle, or simply " Santa " is the The American quiz show scandals of the 1950s were the result of the revelation that contestants of several popular Television Quiz shows were secretly Twins are Offspring resulting from the same Pregnancy, either of the same or opposite Sex. The Mafia (also known as Cosa Nostra) is a Sicilian Criminal Secret society which is believed to have first developed in the mid-19th century Child abuse is the physical, psychological or sexual maltreatment of children A lesbian is a Woman who is romantically or sexually attracted only to other women Parole may have different meanings depending on the field and judiciary system Extraterrestrial life is Life originating outside of the Earth. The story in the comic book begins with her parole, about a week before the Stonewall riots. The Stonewall riots were a series of spontaneous violent demonstrations against a police raid that took place in the early morning hours of June 28 1969 at the Stonewall Inn
In the 1990s, a few of the episodes were released on VHS. In the United States, these included "The Pilot Episode" ("Genesis"), "Camikazi Kid", "The Color of Truth", "What Price Gloria?", "Catch a Falling Star", "Jimmy", "The Leap Home", "Dreams", and "Shock Theater". The United States of America —commonly referred to as the In the United Kingdom, they were mostly released in pairs, selling as "The Pilot Episode" (on its own), "The Color of Truth" and "Camikazi Kid"; "The Americanization of Machiko" and "What Price Gloria?"; "Catch a Falling Star" and "Jimmy"; "The Leap Home" and "The Leap Home Part II - Vietnam"; and "Dreams" and "Shock Theater". The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located
1998 brought the DVD release of "The Pilot Episode", containing only the episode "Genesis" and chapter selection. DVD (also known as " Digital Versatile Disc " or " Digital Video Disc " - see Etymology)is
For many years, despite many requests from fans, the official word from Universal was that more releases (such as season box sets) would be very unlikely due the the high level of music recordings used in episodes, creating numerous copyright problems. Copyright is a legal concept enacted by Governments, giving the creator of an original work of authorship Exclusive rights to control its distribution usually for This was resolved with the DVD releases in 2004, which replaced much of the library music with generic music (causing a protest by fans in the process).
The Region 1 version of "Quantum Leap: The Complete First Season" came out in North America on June 7, 2004, containing all of the episodes as they originally aired (except for "Play It Again, Seymour"), along with some bonus features. DVD video discs may be encoded with a region code restricting the area of the world in which they can be played Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again "
Universal was unable to obtain music rights for all of the music in Quantum Leap: The Complete Second Season, in the case of the Region 1 version. Universal Studios (sometimes called Universal Pictures or Universal City Studios) a subsidiary of NBC Universal, is a major Global American Music licensing is the Licensed use of Copyrighted Music. Music licensing is intended to ensure that the creators of musical works get paid for their work Some were replaced with generic instrumental music. This, as mentioned above, outraged many fans and inspired a letter-writing campaign, demanding such a modification be corrected. The most criticized instance was the removal of Ray Charles's "Georgia on My Mind" from the season two finalé, "M. Ray Charles Robinson ( September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004) known by his Stage name Ray Charles, was an American " Georgia on My Mind " is a song written in 1930 by Stuart Gorrell (lyrics and Hoagy Carmichael (music I. A. ", during a scene in which Al dances with his first wife Beth. Subsequent Region 1 DVD releases continued to feature music replacement, but Universal did begin including a disclaimer on the package indicating such (this disclaimer also began to appear on other releases of various other Universal series, such as Magnum, p.i. and The A-Team). Magnum PI is an American Television show starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a fictional Private investigator The A-Team is an American action Adventure Television series about a fictional group of ex- United States Army Special Forces
All seasons have been released on DVD in the UK; Season 1 was released on November 8, 2004 (music intact), Season 2 on October 31, 2005 (music intact), Season 3 on December 12, 2005 (music intact),Season 4 on June 26, 2006 (music partially intact) and Season 5 on December 26, 2006 (music unknown). Events 1519 - Hernán Cortés enters Tenochtitlán and Aztec ruler Moctezuma welcomes him with great a Celebration "MMIV" redirects here For the Modest Mouse album see " Baron von Bullshit Rides Again " Events 445 BC – Ezra reads the Book of the Law to the Israelites in Jerusalem (see Nehemiah 91 NLTse Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 627 - Battle of Nineveh: A Byzantine army under Emperor Heraclius defeats Emperor Khosrau II 's Persian Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian is killed during the retreat from the Sassanid Empire. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1481 - Battle of Westbrook - Holland defeats troops of Utrecht. Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
All Five seasons are available on DVD in Australia; Season 1 was released on May 2, 2005 (music intact), Season 2 on February 7, 2006 (music intact) and Season 3 on June 7, 2006. Events 1194 - King Richard I of England gives Portsmouth its first Royal Charter. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 457 - Leo I becomes emperor of the Byzantine Empire. 1074 - Battle of Montesarchio in which the Prince Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1099 - The First Crusade: The Siege of Jerusalem begins Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar.
Quantum Leap: The Complete Fifth season was released on DVD November 14, 2006 in North America, with 'Blueprints from the original Time/Imaging chamber set' as the only extra. Events 1533 - Conquistadors from Spain under the leadership of Francisco Pizarro arrive in Cajamarca, Inca Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. This release was not affected by music replacement.
Universal Studios Home Entertainment has released the entire series on DVD in Region 1, 2, and 4. Universal Studios Home Entertainment (formerly Universal Studios Home Video or MCA/Universal Home Video) is a Home video company founded in 1980
|Season||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4|
|The Complete First Season||June 8, 2004||November 8, 2004||May 2, 2005|
|The Complete Second Season||December 14, 2004||October 31, 2004||February 7, 2006|
|The Complete Third Season||May 10, 2005||December 12, 2005||June 7, 2006|
|The Complete Fourth Season||March 28, 2006||June 26, 2006||November 2006|
|The Complete Fifth Season||November 14, 2006||December 26, 2006||February 21, 2007|
|Seasons One - Five|
(The Ultimate Collection)
|N/A*||October 8, 2007|
(only available in R2)