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Quantum Leap (TV series)

Quantum Leap (TV series)
NameQuantum Leap
FormatProcedural drama
Created byDonald Bellisario
StarringScott Bakula
Dean Stockwell
ComposerMike Post
Pete Carpenter
Velton Ray Bunch
Greg Edmonson
Country of originUnited States
No. of seasons5
No. of episodes96
List of episodesList of Quantum Leap episodes
Running timeapprox. 45 minutes
Production companyBelisarius Productions
In Association With Universal Media Studios
Original channelNBC
First airedMarch 26, 1989
Last airedMay 5, 1993

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'Quantum Leap' was an American television series that was broadcast on NBC from March 26, 1989 to May 5, 1993, for a total of five seasons. The series was created by Donald Bellisario, and starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a physicist who becomes lost in time following a time travel experiment, temporarily taking the places of other people to "put right what once went wrong". Dean Stockwell co-starred as Al Calavicci, Sam's womanizing, cigar-smoking sidekick and best friend, who appeared as a hologram that only Sam, animals, and young children could see and hear. The series featured a mix of comedy, drama and melodrama, social commentary, nostalgia and science fiction, which won it a broad range of fans. One of its trademarks is that at the end of each episode, Sam "leaps" into the setting for the next episode, usually uttering a dismayed "Oh, boy!"

Despite struggling on Friday nights at 9 PM in its brief first season, NBC surprisingly renewed the series because of its impressive 18-49 demographics. The series was moved to Wednesdays at 10 PM where it flourished against other fan-favorite series, Wiseguy and China Beach. It was moved twice away from Wednesdays (to Fridays at 8 PM in the fall of 1990 and to Tuesdays at 8 PM in the fall of 1992) where it floundered. The series finale aired in its successful Wednesday 10 PM slot in May 1993.

In 2004 and 2007, Quantum Leap was ranked #15 and #19 on TV Guide's Top Cult Shows Ever.

Quantum Leap (TV series) Video

A personally created music video for "Quantum Leap" using the song "Fate's Wide Wheel." This song originally appeared in the third season episode "Glitter Rock," and is available on the television series' soundtrack CD (you can find it on iTunes). Composed by Mike Post/Velton Ray Bunch, Chris Ruppenthal/Mark Legget. Performed by Scott Bakula. This is the second version of this video. The original was edited from low res VHS footage several years ago. This new version's footage is culled solely from the season set DVDs, all of which I own. Many editing changes were made now that I have every episode at my disposal, and I feel it is a far superior edit than it was before. Original Video, courtesy of markyboywood:
2.97 min. | 5.0 user rating
Premieres Wednesday, November 16 at 9PM/8c on PBS.
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Kris Kyer guest stars as the Ringmaster in the television show QUANTUM LEAP. Episode: LEAPING IN WITHOUT A NET Filmed at Universal Studios in Hollywood
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A short spoof of how Quantum Leap could have ended
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Every Oh Boy in Quantum Leap. 5 Minutes of Dr. Sam Beckett's catch phrase (Created by: Puffycheeks288)
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Here's an interview we did with actor Dean Stockwell at Dallas Comic Con XIII on August 16th, 2009. We talk about his role in the upcoming Battlestar Galactica: The Plan movie and the importance of his role to the events leading up to the destruction of the Twelve Tribes.
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Universal Studios TV-Series list: Battlestar Galactica; Columbo; Galactica 1980; Hercules: The Legendary Journeys House, MD; Knight Rider; Las Vegas; Law & Order; Magnum, PI; Miami Vice; Monk; Murder, She Wrote; Northern Exposure; Psych; Quantum Leap; Quincy ME; SeaQuest DSV; Sliders; The Bionic Woman; The Munsters; The Rockford Files; The Six Million Dollar Man; Xena: Warrior Princess.
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Just for fun, one of my favourite TV theme songs re-arranged by me. This is the theme from the TV series Quantum Leap, starring Scott Bakula as Dr Sam Becket, who is forced to leap through time to right the wrongs of the past. My arrangement is quite simple. It includes Xylophone, Harp, Double Bass, Horn, Trumpet and Bass Clarinet.
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Linda Gray, Michael Gross and Joan Van Arck present the 1990 Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actor In a Mini-Series or Motion Picture For Television to Dean Stockwell for "Quantum Leap." Dean Stockwell thanks the Hollywood Foreign Press, his mother and his wife Joy, as well as the cast and crew, production staff, writers and creator of the show. License Golden Globe Clips Here:
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Amanda Donahoe and Tom Skerritt present Maximilian Schell with the award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV. He thanks the Hollywood Foreign Press for welcoming him back to the Hollywood Family. He talks about his appreciation for the Golden Globe Awards, he thanks the cameramen, HBO, the cast, and crew. License Golden Globe Awards Clips Here:
1.67 min. | 4.42 user rating

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Physicists Make Quantum Leap - Daily Nexus Tweet this news
Daily Nexus--Physicists at UCSB recently published a paper in the journal Nature that could pave the way to building the first -quantum- computer. ... - Date : Tue, 12 Oct 2010 08:52:14 GMT+00:00
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Financial Times--Future -quantum- computers will, for example, be able to pull important information out of the biggest databases almost instantaneously. ... - Date : Thu, 16 Sep 2010 18:20:48 GMT+00:00

Comics :
Issue Person Date
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 Newspaper reporter/columnist who responds to a girl who has 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

DVD releases :
DVD name Ep# Release dates
Region 1 Region 2 Region 4
The Complete First Season 9 June 8, 2004 November 8, 2004 May 2, 2005
The Complete Second Season 22 December 14, 2004 October 31, 2004 February 7, 2006
The Complete Third Season 22 May 10, 2005 December 12, 2005 June 7, 2006
The Complete Fourth Season 22 March 28, 2006 June 26, 2006 November 2006
The Complete Fifth Season 22 November 14, 2006 December 26, 2006 February 21, 2007
Seasons One � Five
(The Ultimate Collection)
97 N/A October 8, 2007
(only available in R2)

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