Una excelente serie Quantum Leap. Viajeros en el tiempo

Esta es una serie excelente y que recomiendo mucho. A pesar del paso del tiempo mantiene la velocidad y dinamismo y sin emplear tantos efectos especiales, manteniéndose por sobre todo por la riqueza en las tramas. Se emitió del 89 al 92, aqui la descripción de Wikipedia:
La trama cuenta la historia del científico cuántico Dr. Samuel Becket (Scott Bakula), quien, investigando los viajes en el tiempo, entra en una máquina que traslada su mente a distintos cuerpos en el pasado en el espacio de su vida. Como compañero de aventuras tiene a su amigo, el Almirante Albert Calavicci (Dean Stockwell), que aparece como un holograma proyectado desde el presente y que solo él puede ver y oir.

La serie recorre diversos géneros, como la ciencia-ficción, el drama, la comedia, el comentario social y la nostalgia, alcanzando con ello un amplio espectro de aficionados.Al terminar cada episodio, Sam salta de nuevo a otra persona, dando a los espectadores un adelanto de lo que ocurrirá en el siguiente episodio.


El capítulo que me marcó mas de esta serie fué: "The Leap Home part 1", que básicamente trata de que vuelve a su casa cuando él todavía vivia ahí, cuando era un adolescente y era una época de oro. Realmente te da nostalgia y alucinas con hacer lo mismo.

Aqui otros capítulos que son super buenos:

10) Killin’ Time

Air Date: 10/20/92

Killin’ Time strongly stands out in the sense that it’s two stories. One has Sam (Scott Bakula) Leaping into a murderer holding a mother and daughter hostage during a police standoff in 1958. The other flashes forward to 1999 where the unhinged Leapee finds himself in the strange futuristic world of Project Quantum Leap. By holding Al (Dean Stockwell) at gunpoint, he escapes and makes his way into a late 90s version of Downtown Los Angeles, that could only have been thought of in the early 90s. This episode gives us a view of Al’s neon and pastel based futuristic world, and for a change leaves Sam to fend for himself against a sheriff bent on revenge!

9) The Wrong Stuff

Air Date: 11/6/91
It’s 1961, and for the first time, Sam Leaps into an animal. As Bobo the Astrochimp, Sam must ensure that this budding astronaut makes the space program, or he, along with Sam, will die via cruel animal testing. Along the way, he encounters a kindly female military veterinarian, and the doctor who wants to use chimps for deadly experiments in flight impact helmets. What begins as a romp with Sam in diapers, drinking caterpillar juice, and fumbling through space testing, becomes something deeper and message driven. In true Quantum Leap style, we are reminded of the harsh realities of our world (i.e. animal cruelty), and the positive ways that we as a people can overcome them.

8) Catch a Falling Star

Air Date: 12/6/89
The universal themes of Man of La Mancha are put to excellent use when in 1979, Sam must understudy the part of Don Quixote to famed and pompous actor, John O’Malley (John Cullum). With Al as his own Sancho Panza, Sam is at his bewildered best as he quickly tries to prepare for the part, and figure out a way to save O’Malley from a drunken fall that will end his career. However, things get romantically complicated when a ghost from his own past returns in the form of his old piano teacher. What’s a Leaper to do when the object of a past school-boy crush is now his fellow understudy? Sing! Scott Bakula’s musical background charges to the forefront with rollicking selections from La Mancha, and a finale that will certainly make you dream The Impossible Dream!

7) Future Boy

Air Date: 3/13/91
This fan favorite finds Sam as Future Boy, the co-host of the late 1950s children’s sci-fi programme 'Captain Galaxy'. The lead actor of the series, Moe Stein (Richard Herd), is a dreamer who rambles on about time travel and his longing for a better world. However, his on-air outbursts, eccentric behavior, and claims of building a time machine have led his estranged daughter to try to forcefully have him committed to a mental institution. The fine line of what constitutes mental illness vs. eccentricity is at the heart of Sam’s struggle to save his new friend. By episode’s end, it proves that while we can’t always change our problems of the past, we still have time to work on our present.

6) The Color of Truth

Air Date: 5/3/89
You have to hand it to a show that at the tail-end of its eight-episode first season was already testing its boundaries. It’s Alabama in the late 1950s, and Sam finds himself one Jessie Tyler, a black chauffeur to the aging but, rich Ms. Melony. Racism and violence run rampant, and while Al says he’s there to save Ms. Melony from dying when her car was hit by a train, Sam feels he’s also there for something much greater: racial equality. From this point on, there was no looking back for Quantum Leap. This episode establishes its frequent hallmarks of social relevance, sympathetic characters, and above all, quality writing. Whether you’re a hard core Leaper or a casual fan, there’s something to be said for The Color of Truth.

5) Shock Theater

Air Date: 5/22/91
Things take a terrifying Leap for the worse, when Sam is a 1950s mental patient seconds away from receiving shock treatment. He barely utters an “Oh Boy” before electricity courses through his head, and all this before the opening theme song. Shock Theater is a race against time, as Sam relives the personalities of people he has Leaped into over the previous three years.  And as if it can’t get any worse, Al is in danger of losing contact forever as Sam’s brain spirals further out of control; all this in full view of a very confused staff of doctors. Re-watching the episode’s tense final moments brought back the same rush of emotions I had as a fourteen year old sitting at the edge of my bed. There’s only one way to describe this third season finale: shocking!

4) A Leap for Lisa

Air Date: 5/20/92
An officer’s wife is found murdered on a beach, leaving Al’s life and very existence on the line. When Sam Leaps into Al as a twenty-three year old naval pilot, things quickly unravel when he inadvertently alters history, causing the young cadet to stand trial for a murder he never committed. Time is literally of the essence, when Sam must solve a murder, quickly patch-up history, or watch his best buddy die in the gas chamber. If that weren’t enough, lifelines ebb and flow throughout this mind-bending episode, Al briefly vanishes from the future, and Roddy McDowall (Planet of the Apes) even shows up as an alternate history Project Observer. Yes folks, this episode brought the “wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey” long before a certain Time Lord ever uttered those words. 

3) Jimmy

Air Date: 11/22/89
This second season gem has Sam inhabiting Jimmy LaMotta, a dockworker with Down Syndrome in 1964. Jimmy’s brother Frank has recently gotten him out of an institution in a last-ditch attempt to integrate him back into society. But, as usual with Quantum Leap, things are never as easy as they seem. Frank’s wife wants Jimmy sent back to the institution, and the dockworkers are relentless in their vicious taunts against the brothers. If things don’t improve fast, Sam learns from Al that Jimmy will spend the rest of his life back at the institution. Jimmy speaks to us not only because of its realistic portrayal of the plight of disabled, but the way it teaches us that if we just look close enough, Leap or no Leap, deep down every one is really the same.

2) M.I.A.

Air Date: 5/9/90
To say this episode is heart-breaking is an understatement. M.I.A. is only one of a handful of episodes that really deal with Al’s past, and to understand this episode is really to understand Al.  As a San Diego rookie cop in 1969, Sam has to figure out what is real and what is not. Al keeps saying that he’s there to save a naval nurse named Beth from remarrying and abandoning her M.I.A husband, but Sam suspects otherwise. At its conclusion, we’re left with the realization that the husband was a young Al, and he was trying all along to manipulate time to his own advantage. The real reason for Sam’s Leap is superfluous to the episode’s final moments, when Al takes one final dance with the woman he loves to the tune of Ray Charles’s Georgia. Although he’s a hologram, in this moment, Al was all human.

  • Animal Frat
  • Lee Harvey Oswald
  • Honeymoon Express
  • Memphis Melody
  • The Leap Home part 2
  • ‘Abigail’ Trilogy:
I might be cheating a little bit by classing this as one episode, but it’s definitely one story. The leaps are spread out over the course of 23years, all linked to the death of a young girl and her father. The mother of that young girl blames another young girl called Abigail, claiming this girl is cursed and is evil. In the first leap Sam is Abigail’s father, and saves her from a house fire, that was started by the revenge seeking mother. Eleven years later Sam leaps into Abigail’s fiancée, and when a young girl, that Abigail was babysitting, goes missing Sam has to convince and angry mob not to hang Abigail. Twelve years on and Sam leaps into Abigail’s defence lawyer, as the accusations have turned into a murder trial. Sam uncovers the truth and also finds out that Abigail has a daughter that was conceived around the time of his previous leap, a daughter that shares a few traits with Sam.

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