Quantum Leap: Season 1

Quantum Leap: Season 1

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Cast: Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell

     
 

Dr. Sam Beckett leaps onto TV screens once again with Universal's Quantum Leap: Season One DVD box set. Three discs containing nine episodes are included, as well as a nice amount of extras for viewers to dig into. A 20-minute bonus featurette -- "A Kiss Wwith History: Remembering Quantum Leap" features Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, along with creator/executive… See more details below

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Overview

Dr. Sam Beckett leaps onto TV screens once again with Universal's Quantum Leap: Season One DVD box set. Three discs containing nine episodes are included, as well as a nice amount of extras for viewers to dig into. A 20-minute bonus featurette -- "A Kiss Wwith History: Remembering Quantum Leap" features Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, along with creator/executive producer extraordinaire Donald P. Bellisario reminiscing about the show, from the casting sessions through the network's first cancellation scare. As an extra added bonus, each episode comes with a Scott Bakula introduction, while the discs are filled with fun Easter eggs featuring more anecdotes from the cast. Given the rabid fan base -- "Leapers" for those who don't know -- this set is a solid way to start out the show's DVD releases, with the perfect amount of added features along with pristine presentations of each episode to keep the people wanting more.

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
A popular sci-fi series during its 1989-93 network run on NBC, Quantum Leap fought the ratings bubble and won legions of new fans in later years, when it was syndicated. Borrowing a basic premise from the '66-'67 ABC cult favorite The Time Tunnel, TV giant Donald Bellisario (J.A.G., Magnum P.I.) brought his signature touch for decent, natural heroes and eccentric sidekicks to Quantum Leap. Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula) heads Project Quantum Leap, a time-travel experiment that goes awry when Beckett himself decides to test it out. He isn't merely transported through time; he winds up temporarily inhabiting the bodies of real people. Initially he is whisked back to 1955 and finds himself in the body of a test pilot for the two-part "Genesis." Later first-season episodes are even more ambitious. In "The Color of Truth," Beckett lands in the body of a black man at the dawn of the civil rights movement. "Double Identity," a fan favorite, finds him inside a Mafia hit man who may be forced to whack his own "godfather." Other installments have Beckett inhabiting an English professor, a boxer, and even an acne-plagued teenager. His sole companion is Rear Admiral Al Calavicci (Dean Stockwell), who appears in the form of a hologram, projected back through time, that only Beckett is able to see and hear. Al is able to glean info from Ziggy, the supercomputer back in the present, that helps guide Sam to the next "leap" -- to home, he hopes. The premise proved irresistible, and many TV fans rank the show atop their best-of-all-time lists. That assertion would be difficult to refute after viewing the eight first-season episodes (including the two-hour pilot) collected in this box set.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/08/2004
UPC:
0025192305122
Rating:
NR
Source:
Universal Studios
Region Code:
1
Presentation:
[Full Frame]
Time:
7:08:00
Sales rank:
18,566

Special Features

"A Kiss With History: Remembering Quantum Leap": Series stars Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell, along with creator Don Bellisario, share stories about creating the series; this featurette goes behind-the-scenes of the series' first year and includes stories about Bakula's extensive and demanding training, Stockwell's wild wardrobe, and the fans' invaluable contribution to the show; "Quantum Knowledge": Scot Bakula shares a bit of trivia about each episode (guest stars, special effects, & training); Hidden messages from Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell to "Leapers"

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