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New 'Quantum Leap' honors predecessor

Show speed runs through original milestones

The original "Quantum Leap," which ran for five seasons and 97 episodes from 1989 to 1993 on NBC, is one of the most well-built shows in the history of television.

It used its sci-fi premise of Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) time-traveling within the span of his own lifetime, by "leaping" into the lives of other people, to stage a stealth anthology series.

Each episode, the time, the place and just about all the characters except for Sam and his holographic best friend, retired Navy Adm. Al Calavicci (the sadly departed Dean Stockwell) would be different, which opened the show to limitless...

 

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