|Created by||Tracy Tormé|
Robert K. Weiss
|Country of origin||United States|
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|Running time||approx. The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. Tracy R Tormé, is an American Screenwriter and Television producer of such works as Saturday Night Live, Odyssey 5, Robert K Weiss is an American film and Television producer. His productions include films by director John Landis, producer Lorne Michaels John David Landis (born August 3, 1950) is an American movie Actor, director, writer, and producer. David Ernest Peckinpah ( September 5, 1951 – April 23, 2006) was a television writer producer and director 44 minutes|
|Original channel||FOX (season 1–3)|
Sci Fi Channel
|Original run||March 22, 1995 – December 29, 1999|
Sliders is an American science fiction television series that ran for five seasons from 1995 to 2000. Events 238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Events 1170 - Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U The year 1995 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1995. The year 2000 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 2000. The series focuses on a group of travellers who "slide" between parallel worlds by use of a wormhole referred to as an "Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge. Parallel universe or alternative reality is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with one's own In Physics, a wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature of Spacetime that is fundamentally a 'shortcut' through Space and Time Sliders is an American Science fiction television series that ran for five seasons from 1995 to 2000. "
The first three seasons of Sliders were shown by the FOX Network. It was originally cancelled after the first season, which was broadcast from March 22, 1995 to May 17, 1995, but was brought back for a second season after much fan protest, from March 1, 1996 to July 12, 1996. Events 238 - Gordian I and his son Gordian II are proclaimed Roman emperor. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Events 1521 - Edward Stafford 3rd Duke of Buckingham, is executed for Treason. Year 1995 ( MCMXCV) was a Common year starting on Sunday. Events of 1995 Events 86 BC - Lucius Cornelius Sulla, at the head of a Roman Republic army enters in Athens, removing the Tyrant Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Events 1191 - Saladin 's garrison surrenders ending the two-year Siege of Acre. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) A third season was broadcast from September 20, 1996 to May 16, 1997. Events 451 - The Battle of Chalons takes place in North Eastern France. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Events 1204 - Baldwin IX Count of Flanders is crowned as the first Emperor of the Latin Empire. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar The Sci Fi Channel produced the fourth season (June 8, 1998—April 23, 1999) and fifth season (from June 11, 1999—February 4, 2000), but announced in July 1999 that Sliders had been cancelled, and that there would not be a sixth season. Events 68 - The Roman Senate accepts emperor Galba. 536 - St Silverius becomes Pope (probable Year 1998 ( MCMXCVIII) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar) Events 215 BC - A temple is built on the Capitoline Hill dedicated to Venus Erycina to commemorate the Roman defeat at Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Events 1184 BC - Trojan War: Troy is sacked and burned according to the calculations of Eratosthenes. Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar. The last new episode first aired on December 29, 1999 in the United Kingdom and finally aired on the Sci-Fi Channel on February 4, 2000. Events 1170 - Thomas Becket: Thomas Becket Archbishop of Canterbury is assassinated inside Canterbury Cathedral by followers of King Henry II Year 1999 ( MCMXCIX) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1999 Gregorian calendar) The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom, the UK or Britain,is a Sovereign state located Events 211 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus dies leaving the Roman Empire in the hands of his two quarrelsome sons 2000 ( MM) was a Leap year that started on Saturday of the Common Era, in accordance with the Gregorian calendar.
The show was produced by Robert K. Weiss and Tracy Tormé, son of singer Mel Tormé (Mel Tormé appeared in an episode as an alternate version of himself). Robert K Weiss is an American film and Television producer. His productions include films by director John Landis, producer Lorne Michaels Tracy R Tormé, is an American Screenwriter and Television producer of such works as Saturday Night Live, Odyssey 5, Melvin Howard Tormé ( September 13, 1925 &ndash June 5, 1999) nicknamed The Velvet Fog, was an American musician known as
The series was filmed in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in its first two seasons. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal British Columbia (ˌbrɪtɨʃ kəˈlʌmbiə ( BC) ( (la Colombie-Britannique C Country to "Dominion of Canada" or "Canadian Federation" or anything else please read the Talk Page The filming of the show moved to Los Angeles, California for the last three seasons. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West
The nature of the show changed throughout the seasons. The first two seasons focused on alternate histories and social norms, with the consensus amongst the creative team maintaining these two seasons to be largely superior to what would come later on during the series' third season. Alternate history or alternative history is a subgenre of Speculative fiction (or Science fiction) and Historical fiction  These stories explored what would have happened, for example, if America was conquered by the Soviet Union, or if Britain had won the American War of Independence, or if penicillin had not been invented, or if men were subservient to women. The Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR was a constitutionally Socialist state that existed in Eurasia from 1922 to 1991 The British Empire was the largest empire in history and for over a century was the foremost global power. In this article the inhabitants of the thirteen colonies that supported the American Revolution are primarily referred to as "Americans" with occasional references to "Patriots" Penicillin (sometimes abbreviated PCN or pen) is a group of Beta-lactam antibiotics used in the treatment of Bacterial Infections Matriarchy is a term which is applied to gynocentric form of Society, in which the leading role is by the Female and especially by the Mothers
The third season introduced the first significant changes to the premise of Sliders. As a result of increased FOX Network oversight (and the network-enforced, unwilling relinquishment of day-to-day creative control by creator Tracy Tormé), episodes became far more action-oriented, even going so far as to devolve into riffs on major genre feature films (including Species, Twister, and Anaconda). Tracy R Tormé, is an American Screenwriter and Television producer of such works as Saturday Night Live, Odyssey 5, Species is a 1995 Science fiction thriller by Roger Donaldson. Anaconda ( 1997) is a horror Film. It was followed by the sequel Anacondas The Hunt for the Blood Orchid. For the original series' creators, this was the beginning of a downward creative trend, culminating with the firing of John Rhys-Davies by the network, and Tracy Tormé deciding not to contractually continue with the series he himself created, in light of the massive creative interference he was receiving from the network executives. John Rhys-Davies (born May 5, 1944) is a British Actor and vocal actor born in England 
The fourth and fifth seasons saw the series moved to the Sci-Fi Channel, and a restoration of the series creators' original "alternate history" premise; the other major storyline (begun at the end of the second season, but de-emphasized during Season Three) involved the growing war against the Kromaggs. The Kromaggs (also known Pejoratively as " Maggs " and " Maggots " by humans are a species
Episodes 1 - 10
Quinn Mallory, a graduate student of physics specializing in string theory, creates a device capable of opening vortices to alternate universes. Quinn R Mallory is a Fictional character on the Science fiction Television show Sliders, played by Jerry O'Connell. String theory is a still-developing scientific approach to Theoretical physics, whose original building blocks are one-dimensional extended objects called strings Parallel universe or alternative reality is a self-contained separate reality coexisting with one's own With a little help from his double from another universe, he develops the technology to the extent that not only can he send items through the gateway he created, but also, with the use of a timer, to return them to their point of origin. He uses himself as his first living "guinea pig. "
His best friend Wade Welles and his professor/mentor Maximillian Arturo join him on his second test. Wade Kathleen Welles, a fictional character on the show Sliders played by Sabrina Lloyd, is from San Francisco, and worked at Doppler Computer Professor Maximillian P Arturo (often called the professor, or simply Professor, or occasionally Max, during the third season is a Fictional character However, the wormhole grows unstable and spirals out of control. Singer Rembrandt "Cryin' Man" Brown, driving by Quinn's house, is accidentally sucked through with them. Rembrandt Lee Brown was a Fictional character played by Cleavant Derricks on the Science fiction television show Sliders When the timer is activated ahead of time, more than four hours before it was scheduled to, it loses its original coordinates, and the Sliders cannot return home. This leaves them unable to control when the vortices open, or which universe they leap to. The Sliders continue moving from universe to universe, trying to find their way back home.
Common themes during this season include the exploration of political issues, and the appearances of recurring characters' alternate selves, showing how their situations had changed in various realities.
Episodes 11 – 23
The group actually arrives on their homeworld at the end of the second-season premiere episode "Into the Mystic," but only has seconds to decide whether or not to stay. Quinn's gate that had always squeaked does not squeak, so they leave, not knowing that his family's gardener just recently fixed it. Other than this two-minute visit to their original world Earth Prime, the Sliders are still no closer to returning home. Earth Prime, a term used in the television show Sliders, is the name of the alternate Earth where the four original sliders ( Quinn Mallory, Wade Welles The Sliders encounter the Kromaggs for the very first time, in the episode "Invasion. The Kromaggs (also known Pejoratively as " Maggs " and " Maggots " by humans are a species The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. " Their presence is short-lived, but they become part of the main plot of the series in later seasons.
Episodes 24 – 48
The third season takes a more bizarre twist, producing a series of one-off episodes. Additionally, the production of the series was moved from Vancouver, Canada to Los Angeles, California (due to an increased desire for oversight by FOX Network executives), necessitating a creative adjustment in the climatology of future stories. Vancouver (vænˈkuːvɚ is a coastal Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West Whereas Vancouver was very green and "lush", the Los Angeles filming environments brought a much "brighter" color palette to the series, including (for the first time) desert location-shooting.
Early in the season, Quinn meets a woman named Logan St. Clair, who is working on sliding technology herself, and decides to help her. It is later discovered that she is not only a female double of Quinn himself, but also one with nefarious purposes. As a result of their interaction, a key part of the timer, which normally ensures that characters slide within a two-mile radius, has been replaced with a version that causes them to slide anywhere within 400 miles. Before this, their slides took them to alternate versions of San Francisco. The City and County of San Francisco is the fourth most populous city Afterwards, they could arrive in many varied locations, but most episodes take place in alternate versions of Los Angeles.
In the middle of the season, the Sliders do not slide when their timer reaches zero, which means the timer cannot open a vortex for another 29 years. However, they later find a replacement timer, and are able to continue sliding.  A little bit later in the season, Quinn mentions that his timer has a 500-mile radius, which presumably could be the radius of the new timer.  However, later in Season Four, Maggie says that the timer has a 400-mile radius. 
During a slide to a world that is soon to be destroyed by fragments of a pulsar, the Sliders are pulled into a military operation commanded by Gulf War veteran Colonel Angus Rickman and Captain Maggie Beckett. Pulsars are highly magnetized rotating Neutron stars that emit a beam of Electromagnetic radiation in the form of radio waves A number of characters reoccurred on Sliders, the science fiction show Maggie A Beckett is a Fictional character on the television show Sliders, played by Kari Wührer. The goal of this operation is to develop sliding technology in order to evacuate the best and brightest to a new homeworld. While helping the operation to succeed, Quinn amazingly finds what he believes to be Earth Prime; but Quinn also discovers that Maggie is unable to breathe there. Earth Prime, a term used in the television show Sliders, is the name of the alternate Earth where the four original sliders ( Quinn Mallory, Wade Welles Meanwhile, the other Sliders uncover that Rickman is murdering the evacuees in order to obtain donor tissue necessary to stave off a strange brain disease Rickman contracted during the war. To protect his secret and himself, Rickman kills Professor Arturo and Dr. Stephen Jensen (Maggie's husband) before escaping with the only timer Quinn believes can finally take the Sliders home.
A new mission is born — the search for Rickman. Maggie wants revenge on Rickman for killing her husband, and the other Sliders want to stop Rickman from harming anyone else; but moreso, the Sliders want Rickman's timer and the chance it offers to finally send them home. Maggie joins the Sliders, and they continue to chase Rickman until he meets his demise in the season finale. With Rickman's timer in hand, the episode ends with Quinn shoving Wade and Rembrandt into the vortex that may finally take them home, but Quinn makes a last second decision to stay behind with Maggie who fears she can not survive on Quinn's home world. Refusing to give up, Quinn convinces Maggie to take a chance and slide with him using the remaining timer, but the duo finds that apparent damage to the timer has caused a malfunction. Quinn and Maggie have not followed their friends; Quinn and Maggie have instead landed on an unknown parallel earth.
While filming the episode "Desert Storm" actor Ken Steadman (Cutter), was killed in a dune buggy accident. 
Episodes 49 – 70
After three months and ten worlds, Quinn and Maggie finally follow the trail of their friends; but the world believed to be home has changed since Quinn and Maggie's last visit. Now conquered by the Kromagg Dynasty, this world found Rembrandt sent to the horrors of a Kromagg prison and Wade sent to a Kromagg breeder-camp on an alternate Earth. Soon captured himself, Quinn finds his imprisoned mother who tells him that he is, in fact, her adopted son, and is actually from another, parallel world — the Earth on which the Kromaggs originated. Kromagg Prime is the fictional alternate universe of the Kromaggs on the Sci-fi TV show Sliders. With the help of the local resistance, Quinn, Maggie and Rembrandt escape with the goal of finding Quinn's long lost brother who holds the key to locating the Kromagg homeworld and the weapon that can free Earth Prime. Earth Prime, a term used in the television show Sliders, is the name of the alternate Earth where the four original sliders ( Quinn Mallory, Wade Welles
They find Quinn's brother Colin on another world, their parents having sent them to different worlds for their protection after their home was attacked by Kromaggs, which was no longer safe. Colin becomes the sixth Slider, and they try to track down their birth-parents, hoping they have the answers they seek, and the means to defeat the Kromaggs. This war with the Kromaggs is the primary theme throughout the season.
Episodes 71 – 88
With Jerry and Charlie O'Connell stricken from the cast list, the writers decided to simply lose Colin in the vortex, and fuse Quinn with his counterpart on the new world, who is the only duplicate to not look anything like Quinn (other than Logan St. Clair, the female double of Quinn, in a season three episode, "Double Cross"). The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. Mallory has the combined personality of himself and the original Slider Quinn. He stays with the group throughout the season. Whilst Mallory showed initial signs of acting like Quinn, this largely took a backseat to his own personality traits; the dual-identity crisis was reduced immensely until its resolution in "Eye of the Storm".
In the same episode ("The Unstuck Man"), scientist Doctor Diana Davis becomes the final Slider, feeling responsible for what happened to Mallory. They discover that the weapon created by Quinn's father, Michael Mallory, to defeat the Kromaggs on Kromagg Prime had the unintended consequence of destroying that planet's ecosystem, making its use on Earth Prime impractical. Unintended consequences are outcomes that are not (or not limited to what the actor intended in a particular situation Earth Prime, a term used in the television show Sliders, is the name of the alternate Earth where the four original sliders ( Quinn Mallory, Wade Welles
In the middle of the fifth season, Wade telepathically communicates with Rembrandt, and is able to transport him and the other Sliders to the world that the Kromaggs are keeping her on. Wade was being used as an experiment by the Kromaggs in an attempt to liberate their homeworld. Rembrandt is unable to save Wade, but Wade is able to sabotage the experiment. Rembrandt reveals that he senses that Wade is gone.
The series concludes in a world where the sliders discover they are the subjects of a fanatical religion known as Slidology, founded by a man with psychic powers who has been able to follow them on their interdimensional adventures in his mind. Rembrandt (the only surviving original Slider) slides alone with a virus in his blood to fight the Kromaggs on his homeworld. Whether or not Rembrandt succeeds is never revealed.
The original filmed order for Season 1 episodes is as follows:
The FOX Network aired the episodes in a different order to best capitalize on potential ratings-winning episodes, thus causing some continuity errors. For instance, the timer is first set to count down not in the pilot episode, but in "Summer of Love" — since FOX aired "Fever" after the pilot episode, though, many viewers were left confused as to why the Sliders suddenly had to leave within a very specific period of time. Similarly, the cliffhanger at the end of "Summer of Love" leads directly into the opening of "Prince of Wails" — which FOX had actually aired a week earlier. 
For Season Two, FOX did not want to resolve the cliffhanger at the end of "Luck of the Draw," preferring to focus instead on brand-new storylines. Thus, in "Time Again and World" (the first episode filmed for Season Two), Arturo makes a brief passing reference to the events of "Luck of the Draw. " Tracy Tormé successfully petitioned for a chance to resolve the cliffhanger, though, which is briefly dealt with in the opening minutes of "Into the Mystic" (the third episode filmed, but the first to air that season). "Time Again and World" ended up airing sixth in the rotation. 
"Double Cross" was filmed as the premiere for Season Three. In this episode, the audience learns why the Sliders will now be able to slide anywhere between San Francisco and L. A. However, FOX opted to air "Rules of the Game" first, since it was a more action-oriented episode. 
"The Last of Eden" was filmed before John Rhys-Davies (Prof. Arturo) left the show. However, FOX chose to air the episode for the first time on March 28, a full month after Arturo had been written off the show, requiring a new opening scene be added to frame the story as a flashback. Events 37 - Roman Emperor Caligula accepts the titles of the Principate, entitled to him by the Senate. 
When the show began airing in reruns on the Sci-Fi Channel, Sci-Fi restored the original filmed order for Season One. However, when the DVDs were released, Universal used the aired order for Season One and the subsequent seasons.
Cleavant Derricks (Rembrandt Brown) is the only cast member to stay with the series throughout its entire run, while Derricks and Linda Henning (Mrs. Robert Floyd (born May 6, 1967)is a television and film actor Dr Diana Davis is a character from the fifth season of the science fiction show Sliders, played by Tembi Locke. Tembi Locke is an American Actress who has appeared in over 30 television shows A number of characters reoccurred on Sliders, the science fiction show Roger Harry Daltrey, CBE (born 1 March 1944) is an English rock Vocalist, songwriter and actor best known as the The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. Neil Dickson is a British actor who has worked extensively in both American and British Film and Television. The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. Double cross is a phrase meaning to betray Origin The phrase originates from the use of the word cross in the sense of Foul play; deliberate collusion The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. Peter Jurasik (born 25 April 1950, Queens New York, US) is an American actor best known for his television roles as Londo The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series Sliders. Cleavant Derricks Jr (born May 15, 1953) is a Tony Award -winning American Actor and Singer / Songwriter Rembrandt Lee Brown was a Fictional character played by Cleavant Derricks on the Science fiction television show Sliders Linda Kaye Henning (born September 16, 1944, in Los Angeles) is an American actress who starred on the 1960s sitcom Petticoat Junction Mallory) are the only actors to appear in both the first and last episodes of the series. Many rumors persist on fan web pages about why some of these casting changes occurred.
The series co-creator, Tracy Tormé, has often been critical of the direction the series took in the third season. Tracy R Tormé, is an American Screenwriter and Television producer of such works as Saturday Night Live, Odyssey 5,  David Peckinpah was brought onto the series in the third season (around the time when Tracy Tormé started to criticize the show). David Ernest Peckinpah ( September 5, 1951 – April 23, 2006) was a television writer producer and director Peckinpah has been criticized by fans of the show, who argue that his involvement caused the show to "jump the shark. Jumping the shark is a Colloquialism used by TV Critics and fans to denote that point in a TV show or movie series' history where the plot veers " 
Seasons four and five have their fanbases; some even said season four improved on three (largely due to new executive producer Marc Scott Zicree's decision to restore Tracy Tormé's original "alternate history" premise for the series). Marc Scott Zicree (born 1955) is an American science fiction author television writer and screenwriter
The timer is a handheld device that resembles a mobile phone or remote control. A mobile device (also known as cellphone device, handheld device, handheld computer, "Palmtop" or simply handheld) is a pocket-sized A remote control is an electronic device used for the remote operation of a Machine. The Sliders have a finite amount of time to stay in each world, a time which is beyond their control, and is revealed on the timer's display upon arriving on the parallel Earth. The only time they are able to leave a parallel Earth is when the timer hit "zero. " If they do not slide at that time, they will not have another opportunity to slide for another 29. 7 years. In the episode "Rules of the Game" (et. al. ), it is first stated that the Sliders must wait 29 years for the next slide, if they miss it when the timer hits zero. The timer has frequently been lost, stolen, or damaged during the slides. However, it is almost always recovered, repaired, or replaced before they are scheduled to slide.
Different timers have different countdown times. If the Sliders miss the window on one timer, they can still slide out with another, at least on those rare occasions when they have access to another timer, such as the second-season episode "Into the Mystic".
In the first two seasons, the prop of the timer is a rebuilt Motorola cellular phone, however it changes in later seasons to a television remote.
One of the concepts of the show is the concept of doubles. On many parallel Earths, there will be alternate versions of the same person. The Sliders frequently encounter alternate versions of themselves. Sometimes, the doubles of the Sliders had similar personality traits and interests (for example, many doubles of Quinn Mallory had invented sliding, or were in the process of inventing sliding). Sometimes, however, the personality traits of the Sliders are entirely different. Gender and appearance of doubles is also somewhat fluid, although this is only seen in a few cases.
Some of the doubles the Sliders encounter are doubles of people they know from Earth Prime, such as Quinn's classmate Conrad Bennish, Jr. Earth Prime, a term used in the television show Sliders, is the name of the alternate Earth where the four original sliders ( Quinn Mallory, Wade Welles In the episodes "Dragonslide" and "The Prince of Slides", Rembrandt meets doubles of girlfriends from Earth Prime, and in the episode "Eggheads", Arturo meets a double of his late wife. Sometimes doubles of the family members of the Sliders are found during sliding; Quinn often encounters doubles of his parents, and in the episode "Season's Greedings", Wade meets doubles of her father and sister.
On some of the alternate Earths that the Sliders visit, there are alternate versions of celebrities and politicians of Earth Prime. However, celebrities on these alternate Earths sometimes have different levels of fame than their Earth Prime counterparts. In addition, some of the alternate versions of Earth Prime politicians hold different offices. For example, the Sliders find alternate Earths where Oliver North, Hillary Clinton, Jocelyn Elders, and even B-movie filmmaker Ed Wood were at one time in their respective worlds, president of the United States. Oliver Laurence North (born October 7 1943 in San Antonio Texas) is an American best known for his involvement in the Iran-Contra Affair. Hillary Diane Rodham Clinton (born October 26 1947 is the junior United States Senator from Minnie Joycelyn Elders (born August 13, 1933) was the 15th Surgeon General of the United States and a former vice admiral in Ed Wood redirects here For the film see Ed Wood (film, and for the former British Foreign Secretary see E The President of the United States is the Head of state and Head of government of the United States and is the highest political official in United States by In the pilot episode, the former cast of The People's Court guest starred as their own doubles in a Soviet-styled parody of the show. The People's Court is a television court show in which Small claims court cases are heard though what is shown is actually a binding arbitration. A soviet (сове́т, "council" originally was a workers' local council in late Imperial Russia.
Cleavant Derricks's identical twin brother, Clinton Derricks-Carroll, occasionally appeared on the show, in the episodes "The King Is Back", "Greatfellas", and "The Prince of Slides", when there was a need for Rembrandt and his double to interact. Cleavant Derricks Jr (born May 15, 1953) is a Tony Award -winning American Actor and Singer / Songwriter Twins are Offspring resulting from the same Pregnancy, either of the same or opposite Sex. Clinton Derricks-Carroll (born May 15, 1953 in Knoxville Tennessee) is an American Actor and Musician.
The vortex, a wormhole opened by the timer that the Sliders carry around, is the means by which the Sliders travel from one parallel universe to another. In Physics, a wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature of Spacetime that is fundamentally a 'shortcut' through Space and Time In the pilot and several other episodes, Quinn refers to the vortex as an "Einstein-Rosen-Podolsky bridge," a fictitious term that may have arisen out of a confusion between the actual term Einstein-Rosen bridge (a type of wormhole in physics) and the Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox (a famous thought-experiment in quantum mechanics, which is unrelated to wormholes). In Physics, a wormhole is a hypothetical topological feature of Spacetime that is fundamentally a 'shortcut' through Space and Time In Quantum mechanics, the EPR paradox is a Thought experiment which challenged long-held ideas about the relation between the observed values of physical quantities Quantum mechanics is the study of mechanical systems whose dimensions are close to the Atomic scale such as Molecules Atoms Electrons The look of the vortex changes throughout the series. From the first to third season, the vortex is a bluish whirlpool, and is somewhat transparent. In the fourth and fifth seasons, the vortex appeared as a mostly-blue whirlpool with some blue-green, and is entirely opaque.
In the episode "Gillian of the Spirits", Arturo says the vortex will close itself automatically after being open for sixty seconds. However, in several episodes — including "Gillian of the Spirits" — the vortex is open well beyond sixty seconds.
The Sliders will often stay at the same hotel on different worlds, and in a recurring plot device, would usually stay in the same room. In Season One, this is Room 12 at the Motel 12 in San Francisco. In Season Two, it is the Dominion Hotel in San Francisco (this may just have been a different name for the Motel 12, as they are often both managed by the same person, Gomez Calhoun). A number of characters reoccurred on Sliders, the science fiction show In Season Three, they stay at the Chancellor Hotel in Los Angeles; however, the real-life Chancellor Hotel in San Francisco objected to the use of the name, so in Seasons Four and Five, they stay at the Chandler Hotel, in Los Angeles.
The beginning credits started by watching a spiral of earths and a monologue describing the premise of the show:
In the first through fourth seasons, Quinn spoke the monologue.  Rembrandt spoke the monologue in the fifth season, after Quinn had left the show.  The monologue was followed by music, without lyrics. The first and second seasons had music that were unique to each season, and the third to fifth seasons had roughly the same music.
Some people believe the series may have been inspired by the book The Homeward Bounders by Diana Wynne Jones, in which a young boy from Earth "bounds" between parallel worlds, searching for his home. The Homeward Bounders is a fantasy novel by Diana Wynne Jones with the chilling premise that there is a vast series of parallel universes all of which serve as the Diana Wynne Jones (born London 16 August 1934 is a British writer principally of Fantasy novels for children and adults as well as a small Others believe it to be inspired by Piers Anthony's "Mode" series of novels. Piers Anthony Dillingham Jacob (born August 6, 1934 in Oxford England) is an English American writer in the Science fiction However, a possible inspiration that seems very close may have been George R.R. Martin's 1992 ABC pilot Doorways, in which the main cast were fugitives fleeing through parallel worlds, while carrying a device that tells them where and when the next Doorway opens. George Raymond Richard Martin ( September 20, 1948) sometimes referred to as GRRM, is an American Author and Screenwriter The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. Although ABC commissioned six additional scripts after the pilot film was completed, Doorways never went to series, as ABC decided to launch Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman in the fall of 1993, instead. Lois & Clark The New Adventures of Superman (often called Lois & Clark or The New Adventures Of Superman) is a Live-action American At the time of Sliders' launch, some TV critics noted the similarities to Doorways, and Martin claimed that Sliders creator Tracy Tormé applied for a writing position on the show, although Tormé later denied this.
|DVD Name||Cover Art||Region 1||Region 2||Region 4||Special Features|
|The First and Second Seasons||August 3, 2004||December 27, 2004||May 2, 2005|
|The Third Season||July 19, 2005||October 31, 2005||February 8, 2006|
|The Fourth Season||March 25, 2008||May 19, 2008||June 4, 2008|
On August 23, 2007, Netflix Instant View provided all five seasons of Sliders available for computer streaming. Events 79 - Mount Vesuvius begins stirring on the feast day of Vulcan the Roman god of fire Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. Netflix ( is the largest Online DVD rental service offering Flat rate rental-by-mail and online streaming to customers in the United States Netflix is also allowing customers to reserve copies of a DVD release for Season Five of the series, but the DVD release date is listed as unknown.
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