February 24, 2015


All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.
Tennessee Williams



"It all started when a time travel experiment I was conducting went... a little ka-ka. In the blink of a cosmic clock I went from quantum physicist to air force test pilot. Which could have been fun... if I knew how to fly. Fortunately, I had help. An observer from the project named Al. Unfortunately, Al's a hologram, so all he can lend is moral support. Anyway, here I am. Bouncing around in time, putting things right which once went wrong. A sort of time traveling Lone Ranger, with Al as my Tonto. And I don't even need a mask. Oh boy."
— Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula), Quantum Leap (TV Series 1989–1993)



"A goodly number of scientists are not only narrow-minded and dull, but also just stupid."
James D. Watson



TV TRIVA
Quantum Leap (1989–1993) (part 7 of 8)
  • Scott Bakula would subsequently star on Star Trek:Enterprise. A number of actors who appeared on Quantum Leap also made appearances on various Star Trek TV series. Most notably, Terry Farrell who co-starred on Star Trek Deep Space Nine, and Robert Duncan McNeill who co-starred on Star Trek Voyager each made guest appearances on Quantum Leap.
  • Sam has leaped into nine women.
  • Sam Beckett is revealed to have attended MIT, and his friend and guide Al Calavicci is mentioned to have also spent some time there.
  • Al Calavicci drives two different Ferraris in the series: in Quantum Leap: Genesis: Part 1 - September 13, 1956 (1989), he is in a red 1987 Testarossa (which is shown from very low angles so as to keep the identity of the car hidden), and in Quantum Leap: Killin' Time - June 18, 1958 (1992), he is driving a rare 1981 Berlinetta convertible.
  • Al's call-sign (pilot nickname) is "Bingo".
  • In the episode "Catch a Falling Star - May 21, 1979" Ernie Sabella plays Manny who in "Man of La Mancha" plays Sancho Panza. Many years later Sabella played the role of Sancho in the Broadway revival of the show.



  • He who knows others is learned. He who knows himself is wise
    Lao-Tzu



  • If you were born in Los Alamos, New Mexico during the Manhattan project (where they made the atomic bomb), your birth place is listed as a post office box in Albuquerque.
  • The St. Louis Gateway Arch had a projected death toll while it was being built. No one died.
  • The Hoover Dam was built to last 2,000 years. The concrete in it will not even be fully cured for another 500 years.



  • Bill bets Craig $100 that he can predict the score of the hockey game before it starts. Craig agrees, but loses the bet. Why did Craig lose the bet?



    There are basically two types of people. People who accomplish things, and people who claim to have accomplished things. The first group is less crowded.



    “The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace alarmed (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing it with an endless series of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.”



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