Quantum Leap (1989-1993)

UK, 26 March -5 May 1993
5 series, 96 episodes, 50m each
35mm film, colour, 4:3
stereo, English

An American science fiction television series created by Donald Bellisario.

Plot Summary

Scientist Sam Beckett and his team have perfected a device, the Quantum Accelerator, that will allow a subject to within his or her own lifetime. Testing the still unfinished device, Sam entered the Accelerator and vanished. He bounces around in time, always occupying someone else's body, his memory shot as he rights things that went wrong while trying to find a way home. His only companion is Al, a holographic image that only he can see and hear.

Episodes

Season One
Genesis (26 March 1989)
Star-Crossed (31 March 1989)
The Right Hand of God (7 April 1989)
How the Tess Was Won (14 April 1989)
Double Identity (21 April 1989)
The Color of Truth (3 May 1989)
Camikazi Kid (10 May 1989)
Play It Again, Seymour (17 May 1989)

Season Two
Honeymoon Express (20 September 1989)
Disco Inferno (27 September 1989)
The Americanization of Machiko (11 October 1989)
What Price Gloria? (25 October 1989)
Blind Faith (1 November 1989)
Good Morning, Peoria (8 November 1989)
Thou Shalt Not… (15 November 1989)
Jimmy (22 November 1989)
So Help Me God (29 November 1989)
Catch a Falling Star (6 December 1989)
A Portrait for Troian (13 December 1989)
Animal Frat (3 January 1990)
Another Mother (10 January 1990)
All Americans (17 January 1990)
Her Charm (7 February 1990)
Freedom (14 February 1990)
Good Night, Dear Heart (7 March 1990)
Pool Hall Blues (14 March 1990)
Leaping in Without a Net (28 March 1990)
Maybe Baby (4 April 1990)
Sea Bride (2 May 1990)
M.I.A. (9 May 1990)

Season Three
The Leap Home (28 September 1990)
The Leap Home Part II (Vietnam) (5 October 1990)
Leap of Faith (12 October 1990)
One Strobe over the Line (19 October 1990)
The Boogieman (26 October 1990)
Miss Deep South (2 November 1990)
Black On White On Fire (9 November 1990)
The Great Spontini (16 November 1990)
Rebel Without a Clue (30 November 1990)
A Little Miracle (21 December 1990)
Runaway (4 January 1991)
8 1/2 Months (6 March 1991)
Future Boy (13 March 1991)
Private Dancer (20 March 1991)
Piano Man (27 March 1991)
Southern Comforts (3 April 1991)
Glitter Rock (10 April 1991)
A Hunting Will We Go (18 April 1991)
Last Dance Before An Execution (1 May 1991)
Heart of a Champion (8 May 1991)
Nuclear Family (15 May 1991)
Shock Theater (22 May 1991)

Season Four
The Leap Back (18 September 1991)
Play Ball (25 September 1991)
Hurricane (2 October 1991)
Justice (9 October 1991)
Permanent Wave (16 October 1991)
Raped (30 October 1991)
The Wrong Stuff (6 November 1991)
Dreams (13 November 1991)
A Single Drop of Rain (20 November 1991)
Unchained (27 November 1991)
The Play's the Thing (8 January 1992)
Running for Honor (15 January 1992)
Temptation Eyes (22 January 1992)
The Last Gunfighter (29 January 1992)
A Song for the Soul (26 February 1992)
Ghost Ship (4 March 1992)
Roberto! (11 March 1992)
It's a Wonderful Leap (1 April 1992)
Moments to Live (8 April 1992)
The Curse of Ptah-Hotep (22 April 1992)
Stand Up (13 May 1992)
A Leap for Lisa (20 May 1992)

Season Five
Lee Harvey Oswald (22 September 1992)
Leaping of the Shrew (29 September 1992)
Nowhere to Run (6 October 1992)
Killin' Time (20 October 1992)
Star Light, Star Bright (27 October 1992)
Deliver Us From Evil (10 November 1992)
Trilogy Part I (17 November 1992)
Trilogy Part II (24 November 1992)
Trilogy Part III (24 November 1992)
Promised Land (15 December 1992)
A Tale of Two Sweeties (5 January 1993)
Liberation (12 January 1993)
Dr Ruth (19 January 1993)
Blood Moon (9 February 1993)
Return of the Evil Leaper (23 February 1993)
Revenge of the Evil Leaper (23 February 1993)
Goodbye Norma Jean (2 March 1993)
The Beast Within (16 March 1993)
The Leap Between The States (30 March 1993)
Memphis Melody (20 April 1993)
Mirror Image (5 May 1993)

Alternative Titles

Code Quantum – French title
Salt quàntic – Catalan Spanish title
El Salt – Catalan Spanish title
Salto en el tiempo – Spanish title
Viajeros en el tiempo – Venezuelan title
Zurück in die Vergangenheit – German title

See also
Anal Leap (1991)
Quantum Leap: A Bold Leap Forward (2004)

References

Periodicals
Interzone no.37 (July 1990) p.38 – review (by Wendy Bradley)
Interzone no.58 (April 1992) p.27 – review (by Wendy Bradley)

Books
The Complete Quantum Leap Book by Louis Chunovic – episode guide, credits
Dracula in Visual Media: Film, Television, Comic Book and Electronic Game Appearances, 1921-2010 by John Edgar Browning and Caroline Joan (Kay) Picart pp.143-144
Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.402 – credits