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Quantum Leap

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The original Quantum Leap (1989-1993) is about a brilliant scientist named Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), who invents time travel and tries it on himself — and wakes up in the past inhabiting someone else's body. Trapped in the past and leaping from life to life within the confines of his own lifetime (and giving us loads of nostalgia-related stories in the fifties, sixties and seventies), Sam must correct whatever "went wrong" in the original timeline before he can leap out again. Fortunately, he has the assistance of his friend and Quantum Leap Project partner Al (Dean Stockwell) who visits Sam in the form of a neurological hologram. Originally a mid-season replacement, Quantum Leap ran for five seasons and nearly a hundred episodes, and was one of my favorite series way back when.

The rebooted Quantum Leap (2022-2024) brings back the same project with a new main character, Ben Song, leaping from life to life, with his fiancée Addison Augustine as the hologram.

Billie Doux wrote season reviews of the original series, and Samantha M. Quinn reviewed both seasons of the rebooted series.

Original Series Reviews

Season One
Season Two
Season Three
Season Four
Season Five

New Series Reviews

Season One
Season Two

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Original Series (1989-1993)

Scott Bakula (Dr. Sam Beckett)
Dean Stockwell (Al Calavicci)
Deborah Pratt (Narrator/Ziggy)

New Series (2022-2024)

Raymond Lee (Dr. Benjamin 'Ben' Song)
Caitlin Bassett (Addison Augustine)
Mason Alexander Park (Ian Wright)
Nanrisa Lee (Jenn Chu)
Ernie Hudson (Herbert 'Magic' Williams)
Georgina Reilly (Janis Calavicci)
Walter Perez (Richard Martinez)
Susan Diol (Beth Calavicci)