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  • TV-PG
  • 1995
  • 5 Seasons
  • 7.4  (16,906)

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.

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Seasons
The Seer
18. The Seer
February 4, 2000
The Sliders arrive in the middle of a rally, surprisingly being held in their honor. They learn they are the subjects of a religion called Slidology, founded by a man with psychic abilities. He has been following their adventures and warns that on their next slide, they will all die.
Eye of the Storm
17. Eye of the Storm
January 28, 2000
The Sliders confront Dr. Geiger again, in a collapsing dimension full of innocent victims.
Dust
16. Dust
January 21, 2000
The Sliders are lost in the desert, but happen upon an archaeological dig. They soon find, however, that the dig is unearthing a buried Los Angeles and that the locals consider Rembrandt a deity.
To Catch a Slider
15. To Catch a Slider
January 14, 2000
The timer continues to malfunction, giving the Sliders rougher slides than usual. To fix it, the Sliders need to get ahold of a gem, even if it means stealing.
Heavy Metal
14. Heavy Metal
October 1, 1999
A malfunctioning timer deposits the Sliders underwater in the Pacific Ocean. A merchant ship picks them up, but is taking them out of their sliding radius and decreasing the likelihood of a safe slide. Their only chance is to join up with a pirate crew to get back to California.
A Thousand Deaths
13. A Thousand Deaths
September 24, 1999
The Sliders arrive on a world where millions play in highly realistic arcade simulations. Rembrandt and Mallory take part in separate simulations, until they discover Maggie and Diana have been forced to play characters in these simulations, where each "death" experienced is real.
Map of the Mind
12. Map of the Mind
September 17, 1999
The Sliders arrive at a mental institution in the middle of an unusual riot. Rembrandt and Maggie escape capture, but Diana and Mallory get left behind. While Mallory has managed to pose as a doctor, Diana is mistaken for a patient and undergoes the process of her brain being remapped.
Requiem
11. Requiem
September 10, 1999
Rembrandt experiences a strange dream in which Wade is trying to contact him and bring him to her. The others have their doubts until a spatial fold opens before them. On the other side, they find Wade is somehow being used in a plan to attack Kromagg Prime.
Easy Slider
10. Easy Slider
August 20, 1999
The Sliders arrive on a world where combustion engines were outlawed by the government due to pollution. But a biker gang is fighting to keep their engines and Mallory falls for the gang's sexy leader.
The Return of Maggie Beckett
9. The Return of Maggie Beckett
August 13, 1999
The Sliders arrive on a world where Maggie's double was a heroic astronaut and loved by the public. When she is mistaken for her double, the public gets excited. After being kidnapped by the mysterious Leader, Maggie is taken by the government where she must confront her father.
The Java Jive
8. The Java Jive
August 6, 1999
The Sliders arrive on a world where Prohibition still exists, only it was caffeine that was outlawed. They meet a nightclub owner whose lover was murdered by a gang dealing in bootleg coffee.
A Current Affair
7. A Current Affair
July 30, 1999
On a world where tabloid journalism is in place of real news, a photo suggests Maggie is having an affair with the President. But the President's advisers decide to exploit it in order to distract attention from a war with Switzerland.
Please Press One
6. Please Press One
July 23, 1999
After trying to buy a candy bar, Maggie is kidnapped by a corporate conglomerate that uses data codes to control commerce.
New Gods For Old
5. New Gods For Old
July 16, 1999
Just before sliding out and escaping a small army, Mallory is shot with a laser beam and paralyzed. His only chance of walking again lies in a group of spiritual healers, but their cure could be much worse than being paralyzed.
The Great Work
4. The Great Work
July 9, 1999
The Sliders arrive on a small island, with a very sick Maggie in tow. While looking for help, Rembrandt, Mallory and Diana meet the monks of a secluded monastery. Reluctantly, the monks allow them to stay and give Maggie medical attention. But the Sliders soon learn the monks have a secret and won't allow them to leave.
Strangers and Comrades
3. Strangers and Comrades
June 25, 1999
The Sliders arrive in a barren wasteland, where the timer is inoperable. Worse yet, they find themselves forced to take part in a never ending battle between Kromaggs and soldiers from Quinn's home world, who are guarding a mysterious bunker.
Applied Physics
2. Applied Physics
June 18, 1999
Diana tries using a university lab to find a way to separate Quinn and Mallory, which leads to her first encounter with her double, a struggling single mother. Meanwhile, Mallory experiences violent flashbacks from Quinn's life.
The Unstuck Man
1. The Unstuck Man
June 11, 1999
After experiencing a rough slide, Rembrandt and Maggie see Colin is nowhere to be found. More disturbing, they meet a stranger claiming he is Quinn Mallory. Rembrandt and Maggie learn too late that this is all a part of an evil genius' desperate plan to save his life.
Description

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.Sliders is a series that is currently running and has 5 seasons (88 episodes). The series first aired on March 22, 1995.

Where to Watch Sliders

Sliders is available for streaming on the FOX website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch Sliders on demand at Amazon, Vudu, Microsoft Movies & TV, Google Play, Apple TV and Peacock.

  • Premiere Date
    March 22, 1995
  • IMDB Rating
    7.4  (16,906)