History Fridge / QuantumLeap

6th May '17 2:27:43 AM Deis
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* In the last episode, we learn that Sam is controlling his leaps. So why, in Last Dance Before Execution, did he wait until the very last moment before leaping? Because he didn't want Jesus to have a moment of realisation and horror before he died. Sam stayed as long as possible to spare him that.
26th Mar '17 5:47:58 PM CrowTR0bot
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* The "Swiss cheese" memory effect as it pertains to Alia. Sam is able to uncover some sort of hidden morality in her (as opposed to Zoey, who seems to be very much a psychopath), so what kind of person was Alia before the evil organization got hold of her, and how long did they manipulate her amnesiac mind before Sam came along?

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* The "Swiss cheese" memory effect as it pertains to Alia. Sam is able to uncover some sort of hidden morality in her (as opposed to Zoey, who seems to be very much a psychopath), so what kind of person was Alia before the evil organization got hold of her, and how long did they manipulate her amnesiac mind before Sam came along?along?
* Sam manages to beat up the kidnappers from ''Another Mother'' and rescue his leapee's son. All's well that ends well, right? Not so fast, they were in the middle of nowhere when it happened and cell phones weren't around in 1980, so even if Sam contacted the authorities, [[KarmaHoudini who's to say they were ever caught and didn't continue with some other kid(s)?]]
28th Jan '17 10:10:45 PM DrOO7
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* Anyone else find it odd that a CunningLinguist like Sam didn't know sign language? "Seven modern languages and five dead ones", but not ASL? He also tells AL, "I've never been around a deaf person before". That is highly unlikely, especially considering that an MD is one of the many doctorates he has.
17th Jan '17 8:29:52 AM DynamiteXI
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** There is a LOT of information that Sam reveals to others about PQL. Sam reveals a bunch of info about himself, PQL, Al, Ziggy, and Gooshie to Carol and Becky Pruitt in "Killin' Time," which was two leaps before Sam first encountered Alia.[[note]]Becky even tells that episode's sheriff that Leon Styles (the leapee) is actually Sam Beckett.[[/note]]

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** There is a LOT of information that Sam reveals to others about PQL. Sam reveals a bunch of info about himself, PQL, Al, Ziggy, and Gooshie Gushie to Carol and Becky Pruitt in "Killin' Time," which was two leaps before Sam first encountered Alia.[[note]]Becky even tells that episode's sheriff that Leon Styles (the leapee) is actually Sam Beckett.[[/note]]



* In "The Leap Back," when Al drops the letter with the override code (and the $100) to the law firm, with instructions to deliver it on a specific date in the future (a la Back to the Future), the imaging chamber door immediately. This is because, as soon as Al dropped it in, there was no way for him to retrieve it. Hence, the "outside" time was when it was delivered, according to Gooshie, that very day.

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* In "The Leap Back," when Al drops the letter with the override code (and the $100) to the law firm, with instructions to deliver it on a specific date in the future (a la Back to the Future), the imaging chamber door immediately. This is because, as soon as Al dropped it in, there was no way for him to retrieve it. Hence, the "outside" time was when it was delivered, according to Gooshie, Gushie, that very day.



* The "Swiss cheese" memory effect as it pertains to Alia. Sam is able to uncover some sort of hidden morality in her (as opposed to Zoey who seems to be very much a psychopath), so what kind of person was she before the evil organization got hold of her, and how long did they manipulate her amnesiac mind before Sam came along?

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* The "Swiss cheese" memory effect as it pertains to Alia. Sam is able to uncover some sort of hidden morality in her (as opposed to Zoey Zoey, who seems to be very much a psychopath), so what kind of person was she Alia before the evil organization got hold of her, and how long did they manipulate her amnesiac mind before Sam came along?
22nd Dec '16 11:29:53 AM DynamiteXI
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* Sam never returned home. Imagine spending the rest of your life in someone else's body other than your own thus robbing every ounce of your own identity.

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* Sam never returned home. Imagine spending the rest of your life in someone else's body other than your own thus robbing every ounce of your own identity.identity.
* The "Swiss cheese" memory effect as it pertains to Alia. Sam is able to uncover some sort of hidden morality in her (as opposed to Zoey who seems to be very much a psychopath), so what kind of person was she before the evil organization got hold of her, and how long did they manipulate her amnesiac mind before Sam came along?
22nd Dec '16 11:14:32 AM DynamiteXI
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* A rather major element of fridge horror actually exists because of a minor reference in another series after the show had ended. In ''Sliders'', it is implied that Maggie Beckett is in fact supposed to be Sam’s niece. What’s the problem with that? The problem is that this also implies that Maggie’s universe is Sam’s universe. Maggie’s world was destroyed. At first some of the mathematics on this doesn’t seem to work. Sam left his time originally in 1995. In “The Leap Back” he temporarily came home in 1999 (though when he changed Al’s life at the end of the series he would have prevented the events of that episode from happening anyway). However, Maggie’s world was apparently destroyed in 1997. At the same time though, 1997 was never mentioned specifically in the episode (it’s just when that episode of Sliders aired) and there was an episode of Sliders before where they “technically didn’t travel in time” because time passed more slowly there and so even though everything was exactly the same as it was in 1984 (even down to the characters calling it 1984) it was still supposedly the 90s (meaning 1997 in the Sliders’ normal time could have been 2002 in Maggie’s universe). Also, consider the fact that Sam was constantly rewriting history. He could have done something in the past which set humanity back technologically and stopped them being able to prevent the destruction of Earth. This would explain why he never made it home after the series ended. There was no home to go to.
** That is, if ''Quantum Leap'' considers ''Sliders'' canon. Maybe Maggie is from a parallel earth with its own separate Sam Beckett. WildMassGuessing?
26th Sep '16 2:04:46 PM eaterofworlds
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* It's frequently demonstrated that children, animals, the mentally ill, and people with brainwaves similar to the leaper's can see holograms. If that's the case, then what kinds of horrible things has [[EvilCounterpart Zoey]] done to these kinds of individuals?

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* It's frequently demonstrated that children, animals, the mentally ill, and people with brainwaves similar to the leaper's can see holograms. If that's the case, then what kinds of horrible things has [[EvilCounterpart Zoey]] done to these kinds of individuals?individuals?
* Sam never returned home. Imagine spending the rest of your life in someone else's body other than your own thus robbing every ounce of your own identity.
1st Sep '16 7:27:32 AM DynamiteXI
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* A rather major element of fridge horror actually exists because of a minor reference in another series after the show had ended. In ''Sliders'', it is implied that Maggie Beckett is in fact supposed to be Sam’s niece. What’s the problem with that? The problem is that this also implies that Maggie’s universe is Sam’s universe. Maggie’s world was destroyed. At first some of the mathematics on this doesn’t seem to work. Sam left his time originally in 1995. In “The Leap Back” he temporarily came home in 1999 (though when he changed Al’s life at the end of the series he would have prevented the events of that episode from happening anyway). However, Maggie’s world was apparently destroyed in 1997. At the same time though, 1997 was never mentioned specifically in the episode (it’s just when that episode of Sliders aired) and there was an episode of Sliders before where they “technically didn’t travel in time” because time passed more slowly there and so even though everything was exactly the same as it was in 1984 (even down to the characters calling it 1984) it was still supposedly the 90s (meaning 1997 in the Sliders’ normal time could have been 2002 in Maggie’s universe). Also, consider the fact that Sam was constantly rewriting history. He could have done something in the past which set humanity back technologically and stopped them being able to prevent the destruction of Earth. This would explain why he never made it home after the series ended. There was no home to go to.

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* A rather major element of fridge horror actually exists because of a minor reference in another series after the show had ended. In ''Sliders'', it is implied that Maggie Beckett is in fact supposed to be Sam’s niece. What’s the problem with that? The problem is that this also implies that Maggie’s universe is Sam’s universe. Maggie’s world was destroyed. At first some of the mathematics on this doesn’t seem to work. Sam left his time originally in 1995. In “The Leap Back” he temporarily came home in 1999 (though when he changed Al’s life at the end of the series he would have prevented the events of that episode from happening anyway). However, Maggie’s world was apparently destroyed in 1997. At the same time though, 1997 was never mentioned specifically in the episode (it’s just when that episode of Sliders aired) and there was an episode of Sliders before where they “technically didn’t travel in time” because time passed more slowly there and so even though everything was exactly the same as it was in 1984 (even down to the characters calling it 1984) it was still supposedly the 90s (meaning 1997 in the Sliders’ normal time could have been 2002 in Maggie’s universe). Also, consider the fact that Sam was constantly rewriting history. He could have done something in the past which set humanity back technologically and stopped them being able to prevent the destruction of Earth. This would explain why he never made it home after the series ended. There was no home to go to.to.
** That is, if ''Quantum Leap'' considers ''Sliders'' canon. Maybe Maggie is from a parallel earth with its own separate Sam Beckett. WildMassGuessing?
* It's frequently demonstrated that children, animals, the mentally ill, and people with brainwaves similar to the leaper's can see holograms. If that's the case, then what kinds of horrible things has [[EvilCounterpart Zoey]] done to these kinds of individuals?
18th Aug '16 2:25:23 PM Tre
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* During its original run and well into syndication, I couldn't stand ''Series/QuantumLeap'' -- the "rules" governing Sam's time travel made no ''sense'' to me. "He's bouncing around from time period to time period, and he's stuck in each life until he makes things... ''nice??''" One weekend, the SciFiChannel ran a marathon of the final episodes of various shows, and I happened to catch the finale of ''QL'', which reveals that the controlling impulse behind Sam's "leaping" is [[spoiler: his own subconscious drive to make the world a better place, one life at a time]] -- and I then proceeded to catch the show five days a week for the next few months. -- Tropers/YourObedientSerpent

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* During its original run and well into syndication, I couldn't stand ''Series/QuantumLeap'' -- the "rules" governing Sam's time travel made no ''sense'' to me. "He's bouncing around from time period to time period, and he's stuck in each life until he makes things... ''nice??''" One weekend, the SciFiChannel [[Creator/{{Syfy}} Sci Fi Channel]] ran a marathon of the final episodes of various shows, and I happened to catch the finale of ''QL'', which reveals that the controlling impulse behind Sam's "leaping" is [[spoiler: his own subconscious drive to make the world a better place, one life at a time]] -- and I then proceeded to catch the show five days a week for the next few months. -- Tropers/YourObedientSerpent
1st Aug '16 7:41:16 PM DynamiteXI
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** That explains why the evil leaper organization does everything exactly the same with different sound effects; hologram technology, handlink, etc. Plus, Zoe was aware of just how long the window was before a successful retrieval could be performed, which means the evil organization may have improved on PQL's math.

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** That explains why the evil leaper organization does everything exactly the same with different sound effects; hologram technology, handlink, etc. Plus, Zoe Zoey was aware of just how long the window was before a successful retrieval could be performed, mentions that Lothos has some control over Alia's leaps, and outright states that Sam uses a random leaping sequence -- which means the evil organization may have improved on PQL's math.
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