History WMG / QuantumLeap

22nd Dec '16 11:14:36 AM DynamiteXI
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[[WMG: {{Wishbone}} is Sam's dog.]]

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[[WMG: {{Wishbone}} Series/{{Wishbone}} is Sam's dog.]]


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[[WMG: Sam doesn't return home because his world is [[Series/{{Sliders}} Maggie Beckett]]'s homeworld]]
* In ''Series/{{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.
28th Jun '16 6:33:50 PM lihtox
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28th Jun '16 6:32:40 PM lihtox
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[[WMG: Sam doesn't return home, but that's not a sad thing]]
* Sam doesn't *want* to go home anymore: he has learned to let go of his drive to get home and accept that this is what he really wants to do.
* Not returning home doesn't mean that he loses contact with the Quantum Leap Project. Al and the Gang continue to help him on a regular basis.
* Sam eventually does retire, but settles in a *different* time and place than the one he originally called "home".
17th Oct '15 9:40:35 PM randomsurfer
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[[WMG:''Quantum Leap'' takes place in the same 'verse as ''Series/NYPDBlue''

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[[WMG:''Quantum Leap'' takes place in the same 'verse as ''Series/NYPDBlue''''Series/NYPDBlue'']]
17th Oct '15 9:40:03 PM randomsurfer
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[[WMG:''Quantum Leap'' takes place in the same 'verse as ''Series/NYPDBlue''
...and the reason Sam Beckett "never leaped home" is because he had to help Greg Medavoy 24/7 for 12 years. The evidence: Greg has an annoying problem practically every week as one of the subplots of the show. Frequently he will QuipToBlack with "Oh, boy."
6th Sep '15 4:40:08 PM randomsurfer
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[[WMG: Sam's final leap is into Donald P. Bellisario.]]
This is when he was finally able to write down all his memoirs, and he [[NarratingThePresent Narrates the Present]] because it's [[FirstPersonPerspective Bellisario's persepctive]] (as the ultimate script supervisor of the series). He's BreakingTheFourthWall.
25th May '15 5:53:45 AM garrisonskunk
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Weird Ernie in the pilot and (the other) Al in the final episode are actually Commander Braxton of the Temporal Police, starting and ending a Federation/Starfleet program to fix the time stream and insure that Sam's great great great great great great (etc) grandson Johnathan Archer is born to found The Federation.

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Weird Ernie in the pilot and (the other) Al in the final episode are actually Commander Braxton of the Temporal Police, starting and ending a Federation/Starfleet program to fix the time stream and insure that Sam's great great great great great great (etc) grandson Johnathan Archer is born to found The the Federation.
25th May '15 4:21:30 AM garrisonskunk
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Weird Ernie in the pilot and (the other) Al in the final episode are actually Commander Braxton of the Temporal Police, starting and ending a Federation/Starfleet program to fix the time stream and insure that Sam's great great great great great great (etc) grandson Johnathan Archer is born to found Starfleet.

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Weird Ernie in the pilot and (the other) Al in the final episode are actually Commander Braxton of the Temporal Police, starting and ending a Federation/Starfleet program to fix the time stream and insure that Sam's great great great great great great (etc) grandson Johnathan Archer is born to found Starfleet.
The Federation.
25th May '15 4:18:46 AM garrisonskunk
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[[WMG: Quantum Leap takes place in the Original Star Trek timeline]]
Weird Ernie in the pilot and (the other) Al in the final episode are actually Commander Braxton of the Temporal Police, starting and ending a Federation/Starfleet program to fix the time stream and insure that Sam's great great great great great great (etc) grandson Johnathan Archer is born to found Starfleet.
2nd May '15 9:09:51 AM ShinyTsukkomi
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Okay, so [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]], [[SuzumiyaHaruhi Haruhi]], and [[ProblemSleuth Pickle Inspector]] all got to this one first. Think about it: the dominant theory in the first part of the show is that "god" controls Sam's leaps, and we later learn that Sam is doing it subconsciously. But if Sam never returns home, he leaps infinitely and thus has complete control over the timeline after his own birth. This gives him control over the circumstances of future TimeTravel projects, which means he can theoretically leap into other time travelers, allowing him to go further into the past and influence the origins of the universe. Thus, Sam has complete control over the universe.

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Okay, so [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion Shinji]], [[SuzumiyaHaruhi [[LightNovel/SuzumiyaHaruhi Haruhi]], and [[ProblemSleuth [[Webcomic/ProblemSleuth Pickle Inspector]] all got to this one first. Think about it: the dominant theory in the first part of the show is that "god" controls Sam's leaps, and we later learn that Sam is doing it subconsciously. But if Sam never returns home, he leaps infinitely and thus has complete control over the timeline after his own birth. This gives him control over the circumstances of future TimeTravel projects, which means he can theoretically leap into other time travelers, allowing him to go further into the past and influence the origins of the universe. Thus, Sam has complete control over the universe.
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