In the year 1995 in New-Mexico a top secret project called Quantum Leap was invented and constructed by a brilliant quantum physicist Dr. Sam Beckett. He managed to build a time machine that enables a person to leap into different times within his own lifetime. While testing this machine Sam prematurely steps into the project’s accelerator and leaps into another time.
The moment he leaps in, someone else was leaping out to the year 1995. Looking in the mirror he sees the person he replaced other than himself. In his first leap Sam does not remember who he is at all. He leaps into a test pilot in 1956. Sam then discovers Al who worked with him on the project and now appears to him only as a hologram that only he can see and hear. They both realize that Sam has to right something that went wrong, in order to leap to another time hopefully his own time.
“Quantum Leap”, created by Donald P. Bellisario, gave the idea of time travel in science fiction dramas an original and different approach.
The combination of science fiction and drama, excellent script and the outstanding performances of Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell made “Quantum Leap” unique among other TV or film productions of the time.
“Quantum Leap” was very popular all over the world, mainly because of its optimistic nature and unique combination of drama and music.
The Introduction to every episode went: Theorizing that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished …. He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Dr. Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home.
The series ran from 1 March 1989 – 1 May 1993 with a total of 97 episode produced.
Cast: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell,