Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap

  • TV-PG
  • 1989
  • 5 Seasons
  • 8.1  (26,524)

Quantum Leap is a television show that involves a scientist that travels through time for the greater good of mankind. The scientist's name is Sam Beckett. He started on his time travel journey unintentionally when an experiment with time travel went wrong. Now he is stuck traveling throughout time and doesn't know if he will ever make it home again. When Sam leaps he is transported into another person's body and while you, the viewer can see him as Sam, to the people on the show he has took on the likeness of the person of whom he is transported into. While in another person's life it is his job to correct things that went wrong for a better future. He has a friend that travels with him that only he can see. His friend is named Al and he is an official on the time travel program. It is his job to be Sam's guide and help him through each situation. Al has a computer named Ziggy that helps them to get their information about each individual situation they find themselves in. In each leap, Sam has a job to do before he can leap again. Many episodes are touching as you watch Sam attempt to right wrongs and fight for the right thing. Many times Sam wants to do more than he is allowed to do. Quantum Leap is a show that has plot and great character. Fans of science fiction or of the time travel genre will love it.

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Mirror Image - August 8, 1953
22. Mirror Image - August 8, 1953
May 5, 1993
August 8, 1953: Sam Beckett leaps into the not so ordinary town of Cokeburg, Pennsylvania. Sam has to save the lives two miners, Tonchi and Pete, and right a major wrong in Al's life all while puzzled about how he has leaped into himself at the exact moment he was born and is faced by many familar looking people.
Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954
21. Memphis Melody - July 3, 1954
April 20, 1993
July 3, 1954: Sam leaps into Elvis Presley just two days before he gets discovered. While trying to help a woman pursue her singing career, Sam must make sure that he does not spoil things for Elvis and change history.
The Leap Between the States - September 20, 1862
20. The Leap Between the States - September 20, 1862
March 30, 1993
September 20, 1862: Sam leaps along his genetic line and finds himself in the civil war as his great-grandfather, Captain John Beckett. While helping the underground railroad smuggle a family to freedom, Sam must also win over his great-grandmother, or he may be erased from existence.
The Beast Within - November 6, 1972
19. The Beast Within - November 6, 1972
March 16, 1993
November 6, 1972: Mistaken for the Bigfoot, Sam leaps into a Vietnam veteran named Henry Adams who lives with another vet, Roy Brown, in the mountains away from civilization. Roy has seizures and hallucinations and needs medication to prevent them. But the town sheriff, who has an old war secret to hide, is preventing Sam and Roy from coming into town to get the medicine.
Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960
18. Goodbye Norma Jean - April 4, 1960
March 2, 1993
April 4, 1960: Sam leaps into Marilyn Monroe's chauffeur. Al says he must prevent her from overdosing on pills and alcohol. He also has to uncover the mystery behind her new assistant's past.
September 16 1987
17. September 16 1987
February 23, 1993
After leaping as a twosome, Sam and Alia end up in the body of a female prisoner accused of killing an inmate. Now, Alia is in double trouble: In addition to landing on death row, she's become the prime prey of her former Observer, Zoey.
Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987
17. Revenge of the Evil Leaper - September 16, 1987
February 23, 1993
September 16, 1987: Sam and Alia leap together into a women's prison where they are being accused of killing another inmate. In the search for Alia, Lothos leaps Zoey into the prison warden and she gets her own hologram by the name of Thames. Sam and Al struggle to mask Alia from the sensors of Lothos and must find a way to prove they did not kill the inmate who was murdered.
October 8 1956
16. October 8 1956
February 23, 1993
Sam leaps into the body of troubled college nerd Arnold, who wages a bizarre fight against a cruel hazing ritual. Al is in charge of counseling the real Arnold, and when Alia shows up, Sam decides to make her his time-traveling partner.
Return of the Evil Leaper - October 8, 1956
16. Return of the Evil Leaper - October 8, 1956
February 23, 1993
October 8, 1956: On a college campus as do gooder calling himself the "Midnight Marauder", Sam again meets Alia, a time traveller who sets wrong what once was right. Alia lets on that she feels trapped into her evil doings by her own observer, Zoey, and the computer that controls her project, Lothos. Sam and the female leaper construct a plan to help Alia escape her evil controllers. But will she leap with Sam...or will Sam leap with Alia?
Blood Moon - March 10, 1975
15. Blood Moon - March 10, 1975
February 9, 1993
March 10, 1975: Leaping into a coffin is a first for Sam, who has become an artist who lives like a vampire. It is the evening of Blood Moon, a sacrifice to Count Bathory, and another couple have come to share in the ceremony. Sam does not believe in vampires, but Al says he is the real thing. Sam must prevent his host's girlfriend from becoming the sacrifice.
Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985
14. Dr. Ruth - April 25, 1985
January 19, 1993
April 25, 1985: The notably prudish Sam Beckett is Dr. Ruth Westheimer, the renowned sex therapist. As her Sam has to help two people fall in love, do a radio show and even Al is getting advice from the real Dr. Ruth in the waiting room!
Liberation - October 16, 1968
13. Liberation - October 16, 1968
January 12, 1993
October 16, 1968: Sam has to prevent a husband from walking out on the family, a daughter being killed and prove that there is more than just be a housewife for females.
A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958
12. A Tale of Two Sweeties - February 25, 1958
January 5, 1993
February 25, 1958: Sam leaps into a bigamist and has too choose one family over another and make sure they do not find out about each other. He also has to settle a few gambling debts.
Promised Land - December 22, 1971
11. Promised Land - December 22, 1971
December 15, 1992
December 22, 1971: Sam leaps into one of three brothers who are robbing a bank in Elk Ridge, Indiana, Sam's home town.
Trilogy Part III (The Last Door) - July 28, 1978
10. Trilogy Part III (The Last Door) - July 28, 1978
November 24, 1992
July 28, 1978: Sam leaps into Larry Stanton, a lawyer who has to defend Abigail Fuller. Abigail is suspected of murdering Leta Aider. Secrets are revealed, the family history comes unraveled, and surprises are in store for Sam as he discovers the heritage behind Abigail's daughter, Samantha Jo Fuller.
Trilogy Part II (For Your Love) - June 14, 1966
9. Trilogy Part II (For Your Love) - June 14, 1966
November 24, 1992
June 14, 1966: Sam leaps into Will Kinman, the soon to be husband of Abigail Fuller. However a lynch mob has been led by Lita Aider to have Abigail hung unless Sam is able to find the missing child Abigail was babysitting.
Trilogy Part I (One Little Heart) - August 8, 1955
8. Trilogy Part I (One Little Heart) - August 8, 1955
November 17, 1992
August 8, 1955: Sam leaps into the father of Abigail Fuller. Abigail has been accused of killing Leta Aider's husband and daughter, and is thought to be cursed.
Deliver Us from Evil - March 19, 1966
7. Deliver Us from Evil - March 19, 1966
November 10, 1992
March 19, 1966: Sam leaps back into Jimmy LaMotta who has to stop his family from being torn apart by an evil leaper.
Star Light, Star Bright - May 21, 1966
6. Star Light, Star Bright - May 21, 1966
October 27, 1992
May 21, 1966: Sam leaps into an old man who has to convince his family he saw an alien spacecraft otherwise he will be committed to a mental hospital. There is also a government agency tracking Sam and the alien spacecraft.
Killin' Time - June 18, 1958
5. Killin' Time - June 18, 1958
October 20, 1992
June 18, 1958: Sam leaps into a killer who is holding a mother and daughter hostage. However the leapee escapes from Project Quantum Leap and it is up to Al and Gooshie to find him, otherwise Sam will be trapped their forever.
Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968
4. Nowhere to Run - August 10, 1968
October 6, 1992
August 10, 1968: As a war veteran who lost his legs, Sam has to save the life of a suicidal roommate, as well as his own marriage.
Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956
3. Leaping of the Shrew - September 27, 1956
September 29, 1992
September 27, 1956: Sam, as a Greek sailor, shipwrecked on an island with a wealthy socialite, must romance her so that they end up marrying.
Lee Harvey Oswald Part II - October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963
2. Lee Harvey Oswald Part II - October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963
September 22, 1992
October 5-6, 1957, January 6, 1959, October 21, 1959, March 21, 1963, April 10, 1963, October 21, 1963, November 21-22, 1963: Sam leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald and has to stop John Fitzgerald Kennedy from being assassinated, however the control of Oswald keeps fluctuating between Sam and Oswald. Will Sam manage to save the president?
October 5 1957
1. October 5 1957
September 22, 1992
Sam finds himself leaping back and forth in assassin Lee Harvey Oswald's life while retaining part of his personality.
Lee Harvey Oswald Part I - October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963
1. Lee Harvey Oswald Part I - October 5, 1957-November 22, 1963
September 22, 1992
October 5-6, 1957, January 6, 1959, October 21, 1959, March 21, 1963, April 10, 1963, October 21, 1963, November 21-22, 1963: Sam leaps into Lee Harvey Oswald and has to stop John Fitzgerald Kennedy from being assassinated, however the control of Oswald keeps fluctuating between Sam and Oswald. Will Sam manage to save the president?
Description

Quantum Leap is a television show that involves a scientist that travels through time for the greater good of mankind. The scientist's name is Sam Beckett. He started on his time travel journey unintentionally when an experiment with time travel went wrong. Now he is stuck traveling throughout time and doesn't know if he will ever make it home again.

When Sam leaps he is transported into another person's body and while you, the viewer can see him as Sam, to the people on the show he has took on the likeness of the person of whom he is transported into. While in another person's life it is his job to correct things that went wrong for a better future.

He has a friend that travels with him that only he can see. His friend is named Al and he is an official on the time travel program. It is his job to be Sam's guide and help him through each situation. Al has a computer named Ziggy that helps them to get their information about each individual situation they find themselves in.

In each leap, Sam has a job to do before he can leap again. Many episodes are touching as you watch Sam attempt to right wrongs and fight for the right thing. Many times Sam wants to do more than he is allowed to do.

Quantum Leap is a show that has plot and great character. Fans of science fiction or of the time travel genre will love it.Quantum Leap is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (102 episodes). The series first aired on March 26, 1989.

Where to Watch Quantum Leap

Quantum Leap is available for streaming on the NBC website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Quantum Leap on demand at Amazon, Google Play, Apple TV, NBC and IMDb TV.

  • Premiere Date
    March 26, 1989
  • IMDB Rating
    8.1  (26,524)