TV Series | TV-PG | | Action, Adventure, Drama
Scientist Sam Beckett finds himself trapped in the past, "leaping" into the bodies of different people on a regular basis.
The basic premise of "Quantum Leap" is quite similar to that of the 1960s show, "The Time Tunnel."
Don't do anything I wouldn't do. And if you do, take pictures.
For the famous "mirror reflections" in which Sam sees who he leaps into, the series used the old trick of a dual set with a clear glass in the "mirror". Scott Bakula would stand on one side and the actor playing the person he leaped into on the other. If you look really close at the glass, you can see sometimes Scott Bakula's reflection. (Especially if the mirror is near a source of light like sunshine).
When the show first aired on NBC there was a longer opening narration than what is heard in syndicated reruns. The network version ran three and a half minutes. The syndicated version runs just under two.