History Series / Sliders

27th Jul '17 7:03:50 PM Anicomicgeek
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* NerdsAreSexy: Jerry O'Connell as Quinn, who was quite the babe magnet. But in a more literal use of the trope, they once slid into a universe where intelligence was treated with the same amount of celebrity worship as athletes, actors, or rock stars. This version of Arturo was a multi-millionaire from celebrity endorsements, and Quinn ended up participating in a hybrid quiz-show/rugby televised sport where you can score points by answering questions while holding the ball.

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* NerdsAreSexy: Jerry O'Connell Creator/JerryOConnell as Quinn, who was quite the babe magnet. But in a more literal use of the trope, they once slid into a universe where intelligence was treated with the same amount of celebrity worship as athletes, actors, or rock stars. This version of Arturo was a multi-millionaire from celebrity endorsements, and Quinn ended up participating in a hybrid quiz-show/rugby televised sport where you can score points by answering questions while holding the ball.
25th Jun '17 9:09:04 PM PhantomRider
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->"''What if you could find brand-new worlds, right here on Earth, where anything is possible? Same planet, different dimension. I've found the gateway.''"
-->-- '''Quinn Mallory''', OpeningNarration

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->"''What if you could find brand-new worlds, right here on Earth, where anything is possible? Same planet, different dimension. I've found the gateway.''"
gateway!''"
-->-- '''Quinn Mallory''', first season OpeningNarration



** First off, the chances of encountering doubles is next to impossible. In world's that have a history far different than our own (as most seem to), it's unlikely your parents would ever have met. Even if they did, the chances that they would have a child identical to you is basically zero. How often have you seen parents with identical kids that ''aren't'' twins? Yet our group encounters identical versions of themselves on a regular basis

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** First off, the chances of encountering doubles is next to impossible. In world's that have a history far different than our own (as most seem to), it's unlikely your parents would ever have met. Even if they did, the chances that they would have a child identical to you is basically zero. How often have you seen parents with identical kids that ''aren't'' twins? Yet our group encounters identical versions of themselves on a regular basisbasis.



** Finally, [[spoiler:Logan St. Clair, Quinn's Evil HalfIdenticalTwin from another world, who was pushed into an unstable portal and never seen again.]] This is actually a DoubleSubversion, as she was intended to become a recurring villain, but like so many other story ideas, it was [[AbortedArc simply dropped]] and we never heard from her again.

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** Finally, [[spoiler:Logan St. Clair, Quinn's Evil HalfIdenticalTwin from another world, who was pushed into an unstable portal and never seen again.]] This is actually a DoubleSubversion, as she was intended to become a recurring villain, but like so many other story ideas, it was [[AbortedArc simply dropped]] and we never heard from her again.again (supposedly, Fox didn't consider her sexy enough and vetoed the planned arc. Notably, later that season we meet another bad Slider who becomes a recurring foe.)



%%* WeHaveForgottenThePhlebotinum:

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%%* * WeHaveForgottenThePhlebotinum: The timer (or whoever had it last) is lost/stolen/damaged/etc. causing a race against time to find it is one of their go-to plots.



** In an early episode, a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Mrs. Fields fell in love with Quinn in a universe which was dangerously short on men. Quinn slid off and left her [[spoiler:[[SomeoneToRememberHimBy pregnant]]]].

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** In an early episode, a NoCelebritiesWereHarmed version of Mrs. Fields fell in love with Quinn in a universe which was dangerously short on men. Quinn slid off and left her [[spoiler:[[SomeoneToRememberHimBy pregnant]]]].pregnant. This isn't a deadbeat dad situation; she'd wanted a child for ages, and had been trying to persuade Quinn to, ahem, assist. He didn't want to just have sex with a stranger. The final scene shows that he had decided to go through with it after all..]]]].
20th Jun '17 11:29:52 PM JusticeRahl
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Actually, given the fact that they are travelling randomly through an infinite number of universes, the chances of them showing up in the same universe 80000000000 times in a row, a different universe each time, or anything in between, are exactly the same. 1 in infinity.
17th Jun '17 9:50:44 AM CountMontoni
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* CollegeIsHighSchool: Sort of justified in that the main character lives within commuting distance of the college class he attends in the first few episodes. However, what little we see of the college social life smacks of high school, and many of the instructor-student interactions (including the instructor showing up at a students' ''parents' doorstep'') to voice his concerns are much more typical of high school.

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* CollegeIsHighSchool: CollegeIsHighSchoolPart2: Sort of justified in that the main character lives within commuting distance of the college class he attends in the first few episodes. However, what little we see of the college social life smacks of high school, and many of the instructor-student interactions (including the instructor showing up at a students' ''parents' doorstep'') to voice his concerns are much more typical of high school.
17th Jun '17 9:50:12 AM CountMontoni
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* CollegeIsHighSchool: Sort of justified in that the main character lives within commuting distance of the college class he attends in the first few episodes. However, what little we see of the college social life smacks of high school, and many of the instructor-student interactions (including the instructor showing up at a students' ''parents' doorstep'') to voice his concerns are much more typical of high school.
10th Mar '17 3:24:15 AM CHLORINEGARGOYLE
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->"''I've been sliding through an inter-dimensional wormhole, seeing how many different ways [[TheGovernment people like you]] can '''screw up civilization'''''!"
-->-- '''Quinn Mallory''', to a government scientist, "Fever"
5th Mar '17 12:23:22 PM themisterfree
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* TheCameo: Game show host Geoff Edwards (''Series/TreasureHuntUS'', ''Series/{{Jackpot}}'', ''Series/{{Starcade}}'', ''Series/ChainReaction'') appears as himself (or, an alternate-universe version of himeself, at any rate) in the episode "Luck of the Draw".
8th Jan '17 11:52:15 AM TheGreatSkrond
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** [[FridgeBrilliance Not necessarily - the timelines could have diverged before that.]]
10th Dec '16 7:59:30 AM LarryMullen
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* MakingUseOfTheTwin: In {{real life}}, Cleavant's brother Clinton was used in "The King is Back," "Greatfellas," and "The Prince of Slides" to play an alternate Rembrandt.



* OutOfOrder: The first few episodes were clearly linked, with "Summer of Love" meant to follow the premiere and then "Prince of Wails" up next. Despite the linking scenes remaining intact, the order was altered to bump up "Fever" and "Last Days." Tormé has stated that he agreed with this, however, feeling the latter episodes were better offerings. (Note that reruns tend to air in production order, making this rather moot.)
10th Dec '16 7:57:29 AM LarryMullen
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* FollowTheLeader: In Season 3, the series started following any leader that presented itself, with episodes that were little more than cheap ripoffs of the movies ''Film/{{Twister}}'', ''Franchise/ANightmareOnElmStreet'', ''Film/{{Tremors}}'', ''Franchise/JurassicPark'', and ''Film/TheIslandOfDoctorMoreau''.
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