February 22, 2015

He will never have true friends who is afraid of making enemies.
William Hazlitt

[repeated line]"Make it so."
Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart), Star Trek: The Next Generation (1987-1984)

America is a melting pot, the people at the bottom get burned while all the scum floats to the top.
Charlie King

Quantum Leap (19891993) (part 5 of 8)
  • The series actually traces its roots to the original Battlestar Galactica, which Donald P. Bellisario wrote and produced for. The show's revival spin-off, Galactica 1980 was to originally center around Time Travel and returning changes in history back to normal. The concept was dropped after the pilot, but Bellisario stuck with the concept to develop into Quantum Leap. The concept of Sam inhabiting the identity of another person to incorporate change for the better was partly inspired by the 1978 movie Heaven Can Wait, which in itself was practically a "word for word" remake of "Here Comes Mr. Jordan"(1941), with the one exception of changing the lead character from a prize fighter, in "Here Comes Mr. Jordan", to a L A Rams quarterback in"Heaven Can Wait".
  • Donald P Bellisario established Sam's birth year 1953 by reversing digits of his own birth year 1935.
  • Though no special mention is made during the series, with the exception of Gooshie, Project Quantum Leap is run almost entirely by women. They include: Dr. Donna Eleese, Sam's wife, also a physicist; Dr. Beeks, a medical technician; Teena Martinez, Al's girlfriend and assistant programmer; an unnamed military envoy; and, though she is never seen, Dr. Sammy Jo Fuller, Sam's daughter sired during a leap, also a physicist. In addition, Ziggy, the sentient computer that controls the project, displays female characteristics.
  • Quantum Leap (1989) has several references to producer Donald P. Bellisario's previous series, Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982), including a character named "Gushie". Quantum Leap: Ghost Ship - August 13, 1956 (1992) featured Captain Cutter, who was the main character in Tales of the Gold Monkey (1982),

  • If God did not exist, it would be necessary to invent Him.

  • Eskimos never gamble.
  • 20252 is Smokey the Bear's own zip code.
  • 203 million dollars is spent on barbed wire each year in the U.S.
  • If you had enough water to fill one million goldfish bowls, you could fill an entire stadium.

  • The word CANDY can be spelled using just 2 letters. Can you figure out how?

    A new type of broom came out, it is sweeping the nation.

    For the man sound in body and serene of mind there is no such thing as bad weather; every sky has its beauty, and storms which whip the blood do but make it pulse more vigorously.

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