This weekend on the podcast I cover one of my favorite Sci-Fi/Fantasy shows of all time. The classic show “Quantum Leap” that started on NBC back in the late 80’s. I first want to also thank folks for the recent donations and please visit the main site and donate HERE if you can. To start, I discuss the upcoming DVD and Blu-Ray release of the latest “Star Trek” movie. This is due in the fall on November 17th and will feature a ton of extra content (depending on the version you get). You can find out all the details HERE to help you decide which version to purchase. I also briefly talk about the new film out, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.” I saw this yesterday with my wife and a friend and really enjoyed it. It’s such fun to see all of the cast back in action every few years. This movie was very well done and I think had some great performances – especially by the main three leads who now look all grown up. I won’t go into details, but if you are a fan of these definitely go out and see this one soon. It’s a lot of fun to watch and see at the theater.
Then I move on to the main topic for this show, “Quantum Leap.” I watched this almost from the start of the series, but missed the first few episodes and had to catch them in reruns. Basically it’s a story about a time traveling scientist named Sam Beckett (played by Scott Bakula). Each week he would “leap” or time travel into another person’s life and have to fix something that went wrong the first time. This show always had interesting stories and plots and they tried to do some meaningful stuff – much like Gene did on Trek. I think that’s one of the reasons I enjoy the series so much. Dean Stockwell plays Al, an observer and friend to Sam who helps him on his various journey’s. The show always kept things fresh and fun, but with a great deal of heart too. This was one show where I never knew if I would be laughing or maybe even shedding a tear or two each week. An excellent series and well worth another look if you know it or definitely a first look if you have never seen an episode. You can find some of the shows on www.hulu.com and also Netflix has all of them I think for rent and for streaming viewing too. So, it’s easy to get caught up on this wonderful show. Thanks to the folks that sent in comments this week and especially to Vartok for another excellent music segment all about “Quantum Leap.” Oh, and I mention it at the very end of the podcast, but there is a recently released “Quantum Leap” fan film out now on the net called, “A Leap to Di For.” I haven’t had a chance to watch it all yet, but it looks intriguing. It’s a story about Sam and leaping into the time of Lady Diana’s death. You can find it HERE.
That was about it for this time out. Next week I will be talking about the ‘Deep Space Nine’ episode called, “Little Green Men.” A fun little story featuring Quark in Earth’s past. Until then, take care and enjoy your week.