Saturday, May 4, 2019

SLIDERS - "Pilot" (1995)

 How can a TV show be on for five years, and you don't even know about it until some twenty years later, a friend in Germany (Lord Litter) tells you about it?
It's a Saturday Night Special in The Dungeon, that's how!

This is what smart guys do in the classroom!

 This is what smart guys do at home!

 From what I've seen so far, "Sliders" looks to be a fairly unique production, and from what Lord Litter has told me, it just gets better!

 Jerry O'Connell is Quinn Mallory! He's come a long way since "Stand By Me!"
Quinn has created/discovered a portal to other dimensions. Not merely a time traveling device, this thing can transport him to worlds unheard of, and it does!

The greatest thing about this show is there are virtually no limitations!
They can get away with anything, and they do!

 Whooaooahhh! Help Mr. Wizard!!
Quinn is joined by his female friend Wade Welles (Sabrina Lloyd), and his Professor, Maximilian Arturo (John Rhys-Davies) on his journeys

 Cleavant (Off Beat) Derricks is the washed up lead singer Rembrandt Brown, of the soul group "The Spinning Tops." Known as "The Crying Man,"
 Rembrandt just got sucked up into the whole trip by mistake!

 There is just way too much going on in this story for me to detail places and characters.
This dimension is completely frozen over, and not much fun!

 The gang think they finally make it back home to San Francisco, but this statue of Lincoln is now Lenin, so it doesn't take long to figure out something ain't right!

Wade tries to make a phone call from this phone booth, and the next thing she knows, the authorities are after her!

  This Kalifornia Über Alles dimension is dark and dismal, and "The Crying Man" has no idea what the Hell is going on!

 The writers seem to have a lot of wit and imagination, especially when they do things like write Judge Wapner of "The People's Court" fame into this otherworldly scene!

 Joseph Wapner was on "The People's Court" from 1981 to 1993. He just passed away a couple of years ago at the age of 97! What a guy!

 I think they call it "Sliders" because when they are moving from one dimension to another, it's like being on a big psychedelic water slide! 

 And just in time, they miraculously pop out back home again!

The celebratory wine glass gets thrown against the wall when it's discovered that even though it looked like they were exactly where they came from, there are some aspects they finally notice that are just not the same, and they realize it's not over!
Of course not, they've got four more seasons to go! 
Now to find the time!


Caffeinated Joe said...

While I did know this existed, I never got to watch it. Have thought about it, though. Is it streaming anywhere? Going to check now. Not on Netflix or Hulu, and it is on Amazon, to rent. Ah well. Guess I will wait. Wish Syfy or MeTV or something would shine some light on late 80s or 90s shows.

EEGAH!! said...

Hey Joe, check it out!

Caffeinated Joe said...

Well, now THAT is interesting! Thanks for the link!

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