- 5 Seasons
Sliders is a science fiction show revolving around the existence of parallel worlds. The show has four main characters who travel through portals to get to other worlds. Quinn is a young scientist who excels in the field of physics. It was Quinn's technology which allowed the team to slide through the portals into other worlds. A problem arises when the team goes through a portal to another world and in their attempts to avoid disaster, slide through the portal in order to go back to their original Earth, only to discover they have lost the original slide and end up on yet another parallel world. The character of Max, is a seasoned scientist who lends his expertise to Quinn in trying to find the portal which will eventually lead them back to their original world which they refer to as Earth Prime. The other two members of the team are Wade Wells, who is a female friend of Quinns and a man called Rembrandt. Rembrandt is a singer who was accidentally caught in the first slide and has nothing to do with science. His personality adds balance to the team which would otherwise be primarily focused on the science behind the slides, rather than some of the more personal interactions. Every world the team travels to is different from the original Earth. In some episodes the worlds are only slightly different, while in others, the differences are major. One world is still in the prehistoric age with live dinosaurs roaming across the land. The parallel worlds also contain parallel people who the team knows from their original world. These people are often parents, colleagues and friends they had on their original Earth. While the series is classified as science fiction it also has elements of action and adventure. The members of the team often become involved in situations with the inhabitants of the worlds they encounter. Each episode also carries an element of suspense because the portals are controlled by a timer which has a set amount of time for when each portal can be opened.