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Written by Tracy Torme

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Written by Tracy Torme
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** It is revealed at the end of the episode that a tracking device has been planted on one of the Sliders before they escaped.

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** It is revealed at the end of the episode that a tracking device has been planted on one of the Sliders before they escaped. "[[Recap/SlidersS04E03CommonGround Common Ground]]" later reveals that the relevant Slider was Quinn.


* ArmorPiercingQuestion: During her interrogation, Wade defiantly says that even if she did know her home's coordinates, she would never tell the Kromaggs even to save her own life.
-->"What if Quinn Mallory's life were at stake? Would that make a difference to you?"
* BatmanGambit: Convinced the Sliders don't know the location of Earth Prime, the Kromaggs had one of them implanted with a tracking device and manipulated their escape.



* TheCuckoolanderWasRight: Despite his ramblings, the Gate Haven mental patient actually knew that the Kromaggs are interdimensional travelers.
* DavidVersusGoliath: Quinn is able to cause the manta ship to crash due to some technobabble involving the timer. Rembrandt likens the whole thing to the biblical David and Goliath.
* DivideAndConquer: Quinn observes how the Kromaggs have actively kept the entire group from being together during their captivity.
* DownerEnding: The Kromaggs implanted one of the Sliders with a tracking device and Mary aided in their deception.
* TheDreaded: The mental patient the Sliders encounter describes the Kromaggs thusly:
-->"They're marauders, killers, and they eat eyes--''human'' eyes. They came here to vanquish us--riding a wave of manta ships to our world and so, our Earth dies screaming."



* FrenchJerk: The French waiter is actively antagonistic towards the English Arturo.



* InterrogatedForNothing: The Kromaggs want to squeeze out the coordinates of Earth Prime out of our heroes, something they have no knowledge of.

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* InterrogatedForNothing: The Kromaggs want to squeeze out Sliders repeatedly insist they don't know the coordinates of to Earth Prime out Prime, but the interrogations continue. While the Kromaggs did want that information most of our heroes, something they have no knowledge of.all, it should be noted that the interrogations served other purposes: learning everything possible about the group and their Earth, as well as pushing them into being desperate enough to attempt an escape.
* {{Irony}}: The mental patient sees the irony of the Kromaggs effectively coming "from right here."
* MyGodWhatHaveIDone: Quinn is a little remorseful that his actions got the Kromagg pilot killed.



* NotSoDifferent:
-->'''Wade:''' They remind me of some kind of hideous ape.\\
'''Arturo:''' What's disturbing about that face is not so much the ape in it, but the man.
* NothingIsScarier: Rembrandt is troubled by the thought of what the Kromaggs will do to his father's double.
* OhCrap: Arturo initially talks to a hallucination of Rembrandt, only to be quite stunned when the real one returns to the cell.
-->'''Rembrandt:''' You look like you've seen the Devil.\\
'''Arturo:''' I think maybe I did.
* [[OnlySaneMan Only Sane Sliders]]: Both Wade and Rembrandt advocate leaving the crashed manta ship be and getting out of there before someone comes looking for it.



* PragmaticVillainy: The Kromaggs could've simply killed the Sliders, but they wanted to learn everything they could about them and their world. Their interrogations also rely more on mental tricks than physical harm.
* ProperlyParanoid: Before the ImposterForgotOneDetail, Rembrandt notices how nervous his "father" looks and gives him a suspicious glance.



* TranslationConvention: Despite Mary's insistence that Kromaggs don't bother learning human languages, the final scene shows them speaking English between them.

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* TranslationConvention: Despite Mary's insistence that Kromaggs don't bother learning human languages, the final scene shows them one speaking English between them.English.
* WhamEpisode: All of the group's Kromagg troubles begin here.
* WhamLine: "Wade, the Kromaggs--they're Sliders!"
* WhamShot: A second Kromagg manta ship emerging from a vortex.
* WrongGenreSavvy: Based on Rembrandt's interrogation, the Kromaggs believe it was Arturo that built the timer and not Quinn.

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* ImposterForgotOneDetail: Rembrandt meets a simulation of his father, who mentions his sister. Problem is, Rembrandt doesn't have a sister; this allows Remmy to figure out this isn't his father.


* AlienInvasion: The Sliders land in the middle of one.

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* AlienInvasion: The Sliders land in the middle of one. {{Subverted|Trope}} in that the "aliens" turn out to be Kromaggs and therefore not actual aliens.



* GayParee: San Francisco in the French world has accordion music, mimes, and more French clichés.

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* GayParee: San Francisco in on the French world has accordion music, mimes, and more French clichés.



** It is revealed at the end of the episode that a tracking device has been planted on one of the four Sliders before they escaped.

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** It is revealed at the end of the episode that a tracking device has been planted on one of the four Sliders before they escaped.


* ContinuityNod: Although the protagonists don't acknowledge his identity, the eyeless prisoner is none other than Conrad Bennish Junior.
* EyeScream: The Kromaggs eat human eyes. A prisoner the sliders come across is eyeless.

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* ContinuityNod: Although the protagonists don't acknowledge his identity, the eyeless prisoner is none other than Conrad Bennish Junior.
Bennish, Jr.
* EyeScream: The Kromaggs eat human eyes. A prisoner that the sliders Sliders come across is revealed to be eyeless.



* GayParee: San Francisco in the French world has accordion music, mimes and more French clichés.
* GreenEyedMonster: The eyeless prisoner calls guards on the sliders simply because they can escape, and he can't.

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* GayParee: San Francisco in the French world has accordion music, mimes mimes, and more French clichés.
* GreenEyedMonster: The eyeless prisoner calls guards on the sliders Sliders simply because they can escape, and he can't.



* OrganicTechnology: The Manta ship is made of organic metal.

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* NiceJobBreakingItHero: Arturo takes a dog tag off a deceased Kromagg so he and the others will have concrete evidence of the Kromaggs' existence. Unfortunately, doing so allows the Kromaggs to track down our heroes and capture them.
* OrganicTechnology: The Manta Kromagg manta ship is made of organic metal.



* TrackingDevice:
** Arturo takes a dog tag off a deceased Kromagg, not knowing that it can act as a tracking device. That's what allows the Kromaggs to track the sliders down.
** It is revealed at the end of the episode, that a tracking device has been planted on one of the four sliders before they escaped.

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* TrackingDevice:
TrackingDevice:
** Arturo takes a dog tag off a deceased Kromagg, not knowing that it can act as a tracking device. That's what allows the Kromaggs to track the sliders Sliders down.
** It is revealed at the end of the episode, episode that a tracking device has been planted on one of the four sliders Sliders before they escaped.


** Arturo takes a dog tag off a deceased Kromagg, not knowing that it can act as a tracking device. That's what allows the Kromaggs to track the siders down.

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** Arturo takes a dog tag off a deceased Kromagg, not knowing that it can act as a tracking device. That's what allows the Kromaggs to track the siders sliders down.


* ContinuityNod: Although the protagonists don't acknowledge his identity, the eyeless prisoner is none other than Conrad Bennish Junior.



* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Mary is seemingly killed by the Kromaggs. Of course, being her agent, she doesn't actually die.]]
* GayParee: San Fransisco in the French world has accordion music, mimes and more French clichés.
* GreenEyedMonster: The eyeless prisoner ([[spoiler:Conrad Bennish Junior]]) calls guards on the sliders simply because they can escape, and he can't.

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* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Mary Mary is seemingly killed by the Kromaggs. Of course, being her their agent, she doesn't actually die.]]
die.
* GayParee: San Fransisco Francisco in the French world has accordion music, mimes and more French clichés.
* GreenEyedMonster: The eyeless prisoner ([[spoiler:Conrad Bennish Junior]]) calls guards on the sliders simply because they can escape, and he can't.


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* OrganicTechnology: The Manta ship is made of organic metal.


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* TrackingDevice:
** Arturo takes a dog tag off a deceased Kromagg, not knowing that it can act as a tracking device. That's what allows the Kromaggs to track the siders down.
** It is revealed at the end of the episode, that a tracking device has been planted on one of the four sliders before they escaped.
* TranslationConvention: Despite Mary's insistence that Kromaggs don't bother learning human languages, the final scene shows them speaking English between them.


%%* EyeScream
%%* FakingTheDead

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%%* EyeScream
%%* FakingTheDead
* EyeScream: The Kromaggs eat human eyes. A prisoner the sliders come across is eyeless.
* FakingTheDead: [[spoiler:Mary is seemingly killed by the Kromaggs. Of course, being her agent, she doesn't actually die.]]
* GayParee: San Fransisco in the French world has accordion music, mimes and more French clichés.
* GreenEyedMonster: The eyeless prisoner ([[spoiler:Conrad Bennish Junior]]) calls guards on the sliders simply because they can escape, and he can't.
* InterrogatedForNothing: The Kromaggs want to squeeze out the coordinates of Earth Prime out of our heroes, something they have no knowledge of.

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Originally aired June 28, 1996

Written by Tracy Torme

Directed by Richard Compton

The Sliders arrive on a world in the midst of an alien invasion. After Quinn shoots down one of the ships, he and the others soon learn the invaders are called Kromaggs, who can slide at will and plan to conquer every parallel Earth.


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* AlienInvasion: The Sliders land in the middle of one.
%%* EyeScream
%%* FakingTheDead
* PsychicPowers: Kromaggs have them, as does Mary.

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