Quantum Leap (1989–1993)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Action, Adventure, Drama


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Quantum Leap (1989) Poster

Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in the past, "leaping" into the bodies of different people on a regular basis.

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  • Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap (1989)
  • Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in Quantum Leap (1989)
  • Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap (1989)
  • Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in Quantum Leap (1989)
  • Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in Quantum Leap (1989)
  • Scott Bakula in Quantum Leap (1989)

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Creator:

Donald P. Bellisario

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19 July 2002 | seod1999
A great show, and a TV legend
An absolutely perfect show. It wasn't too technical, it wasn't too Sci-fi. It had the drama of life, and offered some comedy at the same time. Instead of seeing the same person with the same people dealing with their own life, we saw many, many, many different lives all being influenced by one great man who in the end could be deemed a saint. I am happy that the show was able to finish, and just disappear like some other great shows. The show had a good conclusion. It was happy, but it wasn't sappy or ultra-moralistic and joyful. It was the perfect ending for such a case. There isn't a thing they could change about this show. The only thing they could do to make it worse would be to make a movie for TV. Those type of things usually ruin a good show. Quantum Leap though is definitely a TV legend.

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Trivia

Inspired the song "I Always Feel Like I'm Gonna Quantum Leap" by Bonecage.


Quotes

Al: There are five stages of love. The first is denial, then the second is sex, then there's acceptance, then there's divorce... and then there's more sex, if you're lucky.
Sam: Who wrote this textbook, you or Zsa Zsa?


Goofs

Ziggy's opening narration says that "only Sam can see and hear" Al which was thought to be true for the first season and for the first twelve seasons of season 2, but Sam and Al discover in Quantum Leap: Another Mother - September 30, 1981 (1990) that animals, very young children, the mentally disabled, and people near death can also see and hear him (as well as seeing Sam's true form).


Alternate Versions

The show has a variety of saga sells (opening narrations) and opening credits. In terms of opening credits and saga sells, there are:

  • 1. the pilot opening (no saga sell; just a sequence shown of flying through clouds)
  • 2. the season one opening (Sam discusses the events of the previous episode)
  • 3. the season two through four opening (the saga opening credits as used in syndicated airings of the show)
  • 4. the season five opening (the same opening credits as seasons two through four, but with a new rendition of the theme song)
  • 5. the final episode opening (the opening credits from season five, but with the original rendition of the theme song)
  • The saga sell variations:
  • 1. narrated by Lance LeGault, starting with ANOTHER MOTHER
  • 2. narrated by Deborah Pratt, starting with ALL AMERICANS
  • 3. narrated by Deborah Pratt (with a Ziggy-esque computerized echo effect added to her voice), starting with HER CHARM
  • 4. the syndicated version (Deborah Pratt narrated)


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Quantum Leap Main Title
Written by
Mike Post
Courtesy of Music Corp. of America (BMI)

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi

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