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First Aired (US):
March 26, 1989 on NBC
Last Aired (US)
May 5, 1993
First Aired (Germany):
January 29, 1991 on RTL
Pilot episode ca. 90 minutes / 95 episodes à 45 minutes
Donald P. Bellisario
Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett
Dean Stockwell as Admiral Al Calavicci
Dennis Wolfberg as Gooshie
Candy Ann Brown as Dr. Verbeena Beeks
Gigi Rice as Tina
Quantum physicist Dr. Sam Beckett works at a site in New Mexico where he is building a quantum accelerator that can transport a person back in time. But when the committee that funds the project wants to end it, Sam - convinced it will work - tests it on himself.
When he wakes up in the year 1956, he's lost his memory, not knowing who he is or how he got there. But he does know he's not Air Force test pilot Tom Stratton whom everybody takes him for.
At first he believes he's having a nightmare, but then project observer Al shows up, who's projected into the past via holographic chamber. Al tells him that all efforts to retrieve Sam failed and that his best chance to 'leap' back would be to prevent Stratton's impending death ...
During the five seasons, Sam leaps into a multitude of people, correcting things that once went wrong - always hoping that his next leap will be the leap home ...
What can I say? QL is my most favorite show ever. It is a brilliant, hilarious, and sometimes poignant combination of drama, science fiction, and a plethora of other genres that discusses sociocritical topics with humor, diversity and lots of fun.
The chemistry between the characters works wonderfully and the characters as such are charismatic and unique.
QL is a class of it's own. Even though it's not flawless, in my opinion, on a scale of 1 - 10, it rates a clear 100.
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