Sat. May 25th, 2024

001 Genesis

Quantum Leap Genesis

In the first installment of The Quantum Leap Podcast, Albie and Heather discuss the pilot episodes of Quantum Leap “Genesis” parts 1 and 2. There’s first impressions, an episode recap, thoughts and opinions, and much more.

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Scott Bakula
This is Scott Bakula, and you’re listening to the Quantum Leap Podcast.

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Deborah Pratt
Greetings, Dr. Beckett. Welcome to the Quantum Leap Podcast here, rising to one good time travel within his own lifetime, Dr. Sam Beckett letting the lead group of scientists in the desert to develop a top secret project known as Quantum Leap pressure to prove his theories or lose funding. Dr. Beckett previously stepped into the project.

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Deborah Pratt
Accelerator and finished in the blink of a.

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Scott Bakula
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 I can lend is moral support. Anyway, here I am, bouncing around in time, putting things right that once went wrong.

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Scott Bakula
A sort of time traveling Lone Ranger with Al as my Tonto and I don’t even need a mask.

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Albie
You are listening to the Quantum Leap Podcast. This is episode one.

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Unknown
Genesis is leaving. Nobody is leaving.

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Scott Bakula
You can’t leave. Will not ready. Telegram. Then everyone seemed to think it was 1956. And then I was an Air Force captain named Tom Stratton with a wife called Peg and one and two thirds children. Evidently, my best friend was the officer behind the wheel, the Captain Bridwell, who everyone simply called Bird duck. Right. It’s a kick in the butt.

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Heather
What’s up, man?

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Scott Bakula
Your part of a time travel experiment that went a little caca. I can’t fly. I’ll be your copilot. You’re a hologram. I’m also an astronaut. The hardest part about flying is taking off and landing the B-52. The first part of that for you. After that, you just fire a couple of rockets. Hang on to the second. I zoom, but I’m in a real identity crisis here.

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Scott Bakula
So, I mean, one minute I’m Tom Stratton, and the next time a ballplayer named Fox.

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Heather
I love you.

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Albie
Welcome to the Quantum Leap podcast. I’m Alby, and I’m Heather. And we’re going to be taking you through the entire series of Quantum Leap, the science fiction show that started in 1989 on NBC and ran five seasons. So it’s going to be quite a journey.

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Heather
I’m excited.

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Albie
What are your first impressions of the show?

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Heather
It’s definitely different concept. I really I really liked the pilot episode and I’m looking forward to watching the rest of the show and seeing how this plays out because it’s definitely a different concept and definitely a different type of show.

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Albie
I watched the show when it originally aired episode by episode, week by week, so I have seen it all before, but it’s been a long time. So I do remember certain things. I remember how it ended. I won’t spoil it for anybody. I have the perspective of seeing it all at least once before, and I’m sure I’ve seen a few episodes more than once, you know, repeats on the sci fi channel or whatever.

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Albie
I was 14, I want to say when it premiered, I was very impressionable at the time and I really fell in love with the show. The characters, and they were very real for me and I couldn’t wait to tune back in week after week. Heather How old were you when it premiered?

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Heather
I think I was like three or four months old.

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Albie
So did you watch it originally?

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Heather
Possibly. Probably not, but possibly.

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Albie
Do you remember any of it?

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Heather
Going to say.

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Albie
No. This is all brand new to you, right? Yeah. So for our listeners that are watching along with us, Heather will be right there with you seeing everything for the first time. Well, I guess we should start at the beginning with Genesis. Could you read us the episode recap? Heather.

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Heather
Sure. Season one Episode one, Genesis Part one and two Original Air Date March 26, 1989. Written by Donald Peebles Are you directed by David Hemmings? Alan Kallevig is driving along an isolated highway in the New Mexico desert. He stops his car to flirt with an attractive female standing at the side of the road and offers her a lift.

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Heather
The woman notes Distant blue flashes in the sky and remarks that this was the same location where the first atomic bomb was tested. Allah attempts to distract her attention until he is interrupted by Gucci, who frantically informed him that Sam has stepped into the accelerator and is leaping out, says Sam cannot do so as the project isn’t ready.

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Heather
He warns Gucci not to interfere with the process, as this could kill Sam and races back to the project, Sam awakens in the year 1956, suffering from total memory loss, He is confused to discover that his name is Tom and that he has a pregnant wife named Peg and Son named Mikey. He is further shocked by his reflection in the mirror, which he insists is not him.

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Heather
Sam begins to convince himself that he is dreaming and that as long as he goes along with the dream, he will soon wake up. Sam further discovers that his complete identity is Tom Stratton, an Air Force test pilot, and that his best friend is Captain Bird Dog Bodell, a cocky, womanizing pilot for Dell, pulls over to the side of the road to chat to an attractive young woman and brags about how he and Sam are the only pilots brave enough to fly the X-2.

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Heather
Sam tells Bodell he cannot fly, but Frodo thinks he is playing a gag and decides to go along with it. When they reach the Air Force base, Birdwell and the other pilots pretend that flying has affected their memory. Convincing staff, doctors Ernst and Berger to conduct a research project studying the matter, Al shows up as the meeting disperses.

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Heather
But Sam does not recognize him. Sam and Bourdeaux suit up into their pilot outfits and prepared to take off. Sam notices outstanding at the back of the plane and asks for if everyone on board is secure. Birdwell looks around but cannot see anybody. Bardell leaves Sam alone in the cockpit and Sam begins to panic, unable to steer the plane.

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Heather
The plane spins on its side and begins to descend. For Dale returns to the cockpit and resumes control. Sam insists he cannot fly, but Verdell is still convinced that he is joking. A third pilot, Tony, enters the X-2, which is lowered from the plane Sam and Bourdillon piloting. Tony intends to race the two up to mark three. However, before it is able to reach the desired speed.

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Heather
The X2 spins out of control and prepares to explode. Moments before the X-2 erupts into flames, Tony is able to eject and safely glide back to land. That evening the pilots and their spouses socialize at a local bar. Pegg notes that Sam is uncharacteristically quiet and is puzzled when he asks her to dance something Tom cannot do. Sam notices Al yet again, standing at the other side of the room.

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Heather
Sam asks Peggy if she can see him, but she is unable to. Sam realizes that Al must be the key to finding out who he really is and approaches him. He asks Al if he is dead and has been reincarnated as Tom Stratton. I cannot believe that Sam has no memory of who he is, though. When Al calls him Sam, he knows that that’s his real name, but nothing more.

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Heather
Al leaves the bar and walks outside, disappearing into thin air through an invisible door. Driving back home, Peggy is worried about Sam as he is behaving oddly. Sam tells her he is not Tom Stratton and that he is not a pilot, nor does he have any recollection of her or Mikey. Peggy becomes upset and Sam decides to reach his confession, pretending that in fact it is all a joke he is perpetrating.

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Heather
Peggy is relieved, but Sam remains unsure of what to do. Sam awakens in the middle of the night and recovers a portion of his memory. He recalls that he grew up on a farm in Oak Ridge, Indiana, with his parents and sister, Katy. He also remembers that his father died in 1974, but that being 1956, his dad must still be alive.

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Heather
Sam attempts to phone his family, but he cannot remember his last name, thus is unable to reach them. Mikey enters the room carrying a fishing rod and reminds Sam that they had a fishing trip planned for the day. Sam takes Mikey fishing and while leaving him to fish further upstream encounters Al again. Sam tries to touch Al, but his hands go through him.

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Heather
Al explains that he is a man in the present day, but it pierces Sam as a neurological hologram. Al also explains that Sam is part of a time travel experiment that went a little caca and that he has traded places in time with Tom Stratton. He says Ziggy attempted to retrieve Sam in the morning, but Sam was unreachable.

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Heather
In order for Sam to leap, everyone in this time zone must believe that he is Tom Stratton. Ziggy will next attempt to retrieve Sam on Tuesday. However, this is problematic for Sam as he is scheduled to fly the X-2 on Monday. Sam is enjoying a family barbecue with friends. He notices that Peg appears nauseous, but he insists that she is fine.

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Heather
Sam is called away and summoned to the Air Force base, where Dr. Ernst and Dr. Berger have designed a memory test questionnaire for Sam to take both before and after he flies to so they can gauge whether flying is affecting his memory. Ernst and Berger muse over whether their test will turn out to be a monumental discovery or a monumental joke.

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Heather
Sam is walking around the hangar at the Air Force base inspecting the x two. He is scheduled to fly on Monday. When Al appears. Al explains to Sam the strength theory of time travel, how the imaging chamber functions, and who precisely is controlling. Sam sleeps an unseen force, whether it be God or time or fate. Al also tells him that Tom Stratton was killed while attempting to fly the x two to mark three.

00;09;57;12 – 00;10;23;03
Heather
So all Sam has to do to leap is survive the flight. Despite Sam’s reservations, Alastair said that he was once a pilot and he will help guide him through the entire exercise. Sam begins to accept the plan. As Monday arrives, Sam returns to the Air Force base to submit his memory test. Doctors Ernst and Berger inspect the submission and find that it is filled with bizarre answers that suggest Sam is from the future.

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Heather
The two conclude that the entire memory loss theory was simply a joke all along. As Sam steps into the X2, he becomes nervous, as Al is nowhere to be seen. The x two is lowered from another plane and launched into the sky. Sam starts to panic and attempts to tell his operators that he cannot fly until Al shows up and instructs him on how to steer the X-2 as it starts to speed up beyond Mach one and Mach two.

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Heather
The x two begins experiencing turbulence. The warning light flares on the instrument panel informing Sam he has a fire. Al urgently tells Sam to eject. Moments later, the X-2 explodes in the sky and the debris crashes to the ground. The sound of the descent explosion shocks Peg, who is in the kitchen of her home, worried for her husband.

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Heather
Sam, however, managed to eject from the plane in time and float safely to earth with a parachute. An entire crew of Air Force paramedics rush out to collect him. Sam is frustrated that despite accomplishing his mission, he has still not leaped. Sam is taken to the hospital where he is told that Peg went into premature labor after hearing the X-2 explosion.

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Heather
The hospital doctors tell him that once labor begins, it cannot be stopped so that the baby will need to be delivered prematurely, even though it is unlikely to survive. Sam, remembering that he has medical knowledge from the future, knows this notion has been proven false and instructs them to administer an alcoholic solution intravenously to peg. The procedure works successfully.

00;11;53;16 – 00;12;15;03
Heather
Peg is inebriated and the lever stops. Sam gives the thumbs up signal to Mikey and Bardo, assuring them that Peg and the baby are okay. Then suddenly he sleeps. Sam finds himself in 1968, having leaped into baseball player Tim Fox. His team is playing the final game of the season, and according to Al, they are destined to lose.

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Heather
Sam asks Al why he didn’t leap, but Allen’s a year still unsure. Sam now knows, however, that he is a medical doctor and tells him that actually Sam holds six doctorates. His specialty being in quantum physics. He reveals that Sam is the architect of the project and the only one who can figure out how to get himself home.

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Heather
Sam is despondent as he can’t even remember his own last name. Al tells him it is Beckett armed with this knowledge. Sam is able to phone his home in Oak Ridge, Indiana, and have a tearful conversation with his father, John Beckett. Sam now realizes that his ability to travel in time is a gift and ponders what greater things he might be able to accomplish in his travels.

00;12;57;28 – 00;13;19;10
Heather
As Sam returns to the field to bat, the coach tells him it is his last game and he is badly hoping they will win. Sam is now determined to change history and win the game. Sam does not manage to hit the ball, though, due to unexpected fumbling and mishaps from the opposing team. Sam does manage to score on a dropped third strike and three throwing errors to win the game.

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Heather
His team cheers Sam as a hero and Sam leaps.

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Albie
Thank you, Heather, for that. It was a really long one, but it was a double episode, so that’s why it was so long, but very detailed. I like that. What are your thoughts on this episode? Genesis Parts one and two.

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Heather
I don’t really have any other episodes to compare to. It’s good so far. I’m looking forward to watching the rest of the show, so it is a good opener. But again, once I see more episodes, I’ll probably be able to rate it a little differently because I’ll know like what they’re capable of.

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Albie
One thing I was worried about was Does this show look dated to you since the nineties? Doesn’t look dated to me, but I was wondering if it looked dated to you.

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Heather
Yeah. You think the nineties was ten years ago? Yeah.

00;14;14;03 – 00;14;16;26
Albie
My generation has that problem.

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Heather
I don’t think it looks dated. I think they did it so it wouldn’t necessarily have a time frame. I originally thought there was no date dates and, and it was not really made to look like it was a certain time period, but they mentioned that his dad died in 1974, which means that he had to have been born around 1970 at least.

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Heather
Like what? 1973? Yeah.

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Albie
1953.

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Heather
He was born?

00;14;49;17 – 00;14;59;10
Albie
Yes. He shares the same birth date as Donald P Bellisario, the creator of the show. Except a flip a year instead of 35 to 53.

00;14;59;12 – 00;15;20;06
Heather
Well, but see, the problem is, is then you take Sam’s age, so he’s at least for like 30 because he’s gone to college and gotten his bachelors, so he’s probably in his late thirties. So then you take that and you could probably figure out around what age he is. It’s probably like already in our past.

00;15;20;08 – 00;15;28;29
Albie
Yes. I think that near future where this show takes place is about the 92. 93 time. 89. 92.

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Heather
Well, it wouldn’t be that.

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Albie
I’m just saying numbers now.

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Heather
And 23, 42, 86 .5.5. But yes, I think that it probably takes place in the new millennium. 2000. Probably. Because if you remember, it was like Y2K was a big, scary bad thing. And so but everyone thought that the twins was going to be different. And it’s definitely not in the year 2000. What was that? Oh, okay.

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Albie
The only thing for me that dates the show is the format, the full screen format versus the widescreen format. If it was made in widescreen, you know, for me, I’d look like it was made today pretty much.

00;16;15;16 – 00;16;35;04
Heather
Oh, yeah. I mean, if you look at it from that standpoint, I was kind of just looking at it from I wasn’t looking at it from the production standpoint. I was kind of looking at it from the like when this story took place. But the old footage, I think, because I think now we wouldn’t use old footage either.

00;16;35;04 – 00;16;36;13
Heather
The old footage of the planes.

00;16;36;13 – 00;16;38;08
Albie
I don’t think the stock footage of the planes.

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Heather
Yeah.

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Albie
Yeah. I think they did that for budgetary reasons, probably. But back then, I don’t think you could tell on a 25 inch television.

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Heather
Oh, I’m.

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Albie
Sure. But now in high def, you know, 50, 60 and screen, it’s very obvious that it was not filmed at the same time.

00;16;53;00 – 00;17;19;06
Heather
Oh, yeah. Well, and it was okay. Like my brain made it okay because they were in the 1950s and it made me feel like they were like real shots of the plane. I mean, obviously any of them would have been real shots of the plane. But I mean, like, it made me feel like I was actually in the 1950s era because if they had somehow videotaped that, it would look all spotty and blurry and like that.

00;17;19;06 – 00;17;26;15
Albie
So like in the future, they found film from the past of what was happening and show you were showing it to us with the story, almost.

00;17;26;21 – 00;17;29;20
Heather
Like trying to tell the story, which isn’t really what happened.

00;17;29;20 – 00;17;35;24
Albie
But that’s little tricks that I tell my brain to make it okay when I see something so noticeable when I’m watching a show.

00;17;35;26 – 00;17;51;10
Heather
Well, and I’m sure that in standard definition, it’s not that bad either. But when you watching it in the high definition in, you go for like high def clear picture to like shaky, blurry, spotty stock film. You’re like, oh.

00;17;51;12 – 00;17;55;07
Albie
If you watch it on like your phone or an iPad or something, it’s not that bad.

00;17;55;13 – 00;17;56;13
Heather
Oh, yeah, I’m sure.

00;17;56;16 – 00;18;09;03
Albie
But that’s what TVs were back then. And you only watch it once If you were lucky enough to have a VHS recorder back then, then you can watch it again. But the quality on that was even worse than the original broadcast. And, you know, you you wouldn’t see things like that.

00;18;09;03 – 00;18;14;13
Heather
But at least it wasn’t like the original doctor. Who are they? Just kind of they were like, Yeah, we’ll just record over this one.

00;18;14;15 – 00;18;26;11
Albie
Yeah, At least at least somebody saved it somewhere, which is great. I’m glad it was made on film. That way they could upgraded to high definition. So the opening two Genesis. Let’s start at the opening.

00;18;26;13 – 00;18;42;03
Heather
Do you think the blue hue when they cut the first like scene that you see, do you think that is from the leap or do you think that that’s just like a futuristic thing? Do you just think that’s a futuristic thing or.

00;18;42;10 – 00;18;44;13
Albie
Like the blue hue in the atmosphere?

00;18;44;19 – 00;18;49;08
Heather
Yeah, because there’s like above the trees, it’s like light blue.

00;18;49;16 – 00;19;15;09
Albie
I didn’t think anything of it when I saw it. I’m thinking back, maybe it see all the energy that it took to make Sam leap back in time. I’m not sure. I know they mentioned in the opening that during the New Mexico desert and it’s where the near the site where the first atomic bomb blast was. So I don’t know if that has something to do with the ability to time travel, maybe some radiation and and time and space or something.

00;19;15;13 – 00;19;30;21
Albie
Yeah, there might be a reason why they did it there. I’m not sure. Later on, Al mentioned that Ziggy said one of the possibilities is to be at ground zero at a nuclear blast to get home. So possibly, I don’t know. Might be interesting to see if they bring that up again in future episodes.

00;19;30;24 – 00;19;37;07
Heather
What is with the woman outside the car with the frizzy hair she had, like the worst hair have ever seen on television, ever.

00;19;37;07 – 00;19;42;29
Albie
In my notes I call her LED lady because she’s got blinky lights everywhere in her shoes, in her ears.

00;19;43;02 – 00;19;43;18
Heather
Yeah.

00;19;43;18 – 00;20;01;29
Albie
And I think that was just a bad wig. Maybe to cover the wires going to the light bulbs in her earrings, because back then they really didn’t have the technology to make like LED earrings. So I’m thinking it was like Christmas tree lights hooked up to, you know, orange extension cords duct taped to her head underneath a really bad wig.

00;20;02;03 – 00;20;22;09
Heather
Yeah, because I don’t think I for the entire scene, I was staring at her hair, trying to figure out why it looks so bad. I know it’s not important. I’m aware that it’s stupid. And if there’s any guys out there listening to this, you’re thinking, I’m a total moron right now, and I totally understand your point of view.

00;20;22;11 – 00;20;28;12
Heather
But why would you not have, like, a girl with nice hair like that? Was her the point of her being pretty, wasn’t it?

00;20;28;17 – 00;20;36;12
Albie
Yeah, but in the near future, they might have bad hairstyles as a hairstyle. Bad hair is making a comeback right now, so.

00;20;36;15 – 00;20;38;06
Heather
I think the eighties are making a comeback right.

00;20;38;06 – 00;20;57;19
Albie
Now. Hey, so this is the early nineties, so it should look very contemporary pretty soon. Yes, but the reason I thought about the whole extension cord and light bulbs and stuff is when she turns in the car to look to Al, she like turns her whole torso like head and shoulders all at the same time. So she was probably like wired up or something.

00;20;57;19 – 00;21;00;13
Heather
Maybe they don’t have an next. In the future.

00;21;00;15 – 00;21;04;00
Albie
She might have got an accident. That’s why she was waiting outside her car and had a flat tire.

00;21;04;04 – 00;21;06;09
Heather
That’s why she wasn’t wearing a seatbelt.

00;21;06;11 – 00;21;30;12
Albie
The only thing that bothered me in that scene was the ADR, where her voice was definitely looped in. But I found out afterwards it was actually Deborah Pratt, co-producer of Quantum Leap, who did her voiceover. So that’s pretty cool. Yeah, She’s the same woman that in future episodes does what’s called the Saga Cell and tells you all about Quantum Leap and what happened.

00;21;30;14 – 00;21;34;21
Heather
I think that’s a fake word, saga. So yeah, I think you just made it up.

00;21;34;24 – 00;21;40;04
Albie
It’s a cool, cool word. And so they call it on the Quantum Leap soundtrack.

00;21;40;06 – 00;21;42;01
Heather
I’m just going to start making with them too.

00;21;42;03 – 00;21;59;02
Albie
He leaps. Right. We join Sam Mid Leap, Gucci is calling out and saying, Sam’s leaping, he’s leaping. And what do you think of Sam? Leaping, you know, in the in the white leotards and the the all the fire extinguisher shooting at them.

00;21;59;08 – 00;22;05;03
Heather
I think that’s kind of a silly way to time travel because personally wasn’t a flattering outfit.

00;22;05;05 – 00;22;05;25
Albie
Well, thanks.

00;22;05;27 – 00;22;14;28
Heather
You know, it looked fine. You can really see how flattering it was or whatever, because it was fire extinguisher flowing on him. And so said.

00;22;14;29 – 00;22;18;14
Albie
A lot of CO2. I don’t know, some kind of special effect going on.

00;22;18;16 – 00;22;33;00
Heather
He was in some kind of chamber of some sort. I don’t know why. I wasn’t sure why he was in such a hurry. But then I heard the saga. So the word you made up to describe the pressure.

00;22;33;00 – 00;22;40;21
Albie
To prove his theories or lose funding, he prematurely stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. But we don’t see him vanish.

00;22;40;26 – 00;22;42;04
Heather
No, we follow.

00;22;42;04 – 00;22;44;02
Albie
Him. Right. We go with him.

00;22;44;04 – 00;23;08;18
Heather
Which is why he’s not the person that we see. Like he we see him, not the person he’s in. Did you notice that when they rewind the time back on the clock after he’s leaped, I mean, after he supposedly, you know, leaps, you see a clock and the time’s going backwards and then it goes to 459 and then it goes forwards again to 5:00.

00;23;08;20 – 00;23;16;08
Heather
There’s a black dot in the bottom corner of the clock. Well, it’s going backwards and then disappears. When it goes forward. It’s like they marked it.

00;23;16;10 – 00;23;24;12
Albie
Yeah, that’s already like the fifth and sixth time I watched the episode. I was like a piece of dirt on the film. They couldn’t clean that up in like, post or something.

00;23;24;15 – 00;23;29;17
Heather
Yeah, well, it was too circular to be. I don’t know.

00;23;29;18 – 00;23;31;06
Albie
You’re saying they put that there on purpose?

00;23;31;09 – 00;23;33;00
Heather
To me, it looked like a Sharpie marker.

00;23;33;03 – 00;23;37;01
Albie
It could have been just like to mark where they were going to do freeze frame or something.

00;23;37;03 – 00;23;45;15
Heather
Well, because I don’t know, it just seemed convenient that they were going to go backwards and then forwards and then backwards. Part. There’s a dot on the film in the same spot.

00;23;45;16 – 00;23;50;04
Albie
Well, again, back then on a 25 inch TV, you couldn’t tell. Probably there was a dot there.

00;23;50;05 – 00;24;07;25
Heather
Well, yeah, well, it’s it’s not bad. It’s not bad that they have a mark there. It’s just it’s fascinating to look at because the video editing then is different than it is now. I mean, now it’s so much more digital than it was then. And if you needed to mark a film, you had to mark the film or you going to.

00;24;07;25 – 00;24;15;17
Albie
Do and cut it and splice it and then run it through and copy it and stuff like that. It was actually like a physical medium. Yeah.

00;24;15;21 – 00;24;17;25
Heather
When now it’s, well, everything’s digital now.

00;24;17;26 – 00;24;20;22
Albie
Now you just loaded all the footage into Avid and then you edit.

00;24;20;22 – 00;24;23;24
Heather
Away and they set the computer desk with 19 screens and.

00;24;24;01 – 00;24;28;14
Albie
And you can watch it on a 60 inch screen before you broadcast it. So Yeah. And stuff like that.

00;24;28;18 – 00;24;29;02
Heather
Yeah.

00;24;29;02 – 00;24;32;13
Albie
And then you can Photoshop it out if you want or something panned out.

00;24;32;15 – 00;24;50;08
Heather
It’s not a problem to me. I actually found it more fascinating than annoying. Like you said, a piece of dirt or something. I didn’t because I saw it as a sharpie. Mark. I was like, I thought it was cool that I kind of got a glimpse into how they did it. Of course, I’m probably wrong and it’s probably just dirt.

00;24;50;10 – 00;24;52;18
Albie
Maybe we’ll talk to an editor at some point and find.

00;24;52;18 – 00;24;54;26
Heather
Out, Hey, PTW.

00;24;54;28 – 00;24;56;18
Albie
IBM, was it five or six?

00;24;56;25 – 00;24;58;12
Heather
Five? Definitely five.

00;24;58;12 – 00;25;02;15
Albie
What was that Mark at 5 a.m. in the pilot episode?

00;25;02;18 – 00;25;05;09
Heather
Like what? I had no idea. Know.

00;25;05;11 – 00;25;08;11
Albie
Like I felt my coffee and it kind of got on there.

00;25;08;11 – 00;25;13;05
Heather
I sneezed and I was eating Cheetos and it just flew onto the film.

00;25;13;06 – 00;25;21;13
Albie
That’s why it was orange. He wakes up in the past September 13th, 1956. Did you notice the song that was playing?

00;25;21;15 – 00;25;22;10
Heather
I didn’t.

00;25;22;12 – 00;25;30;19
Albie
It was okay, Sera, sera, whatever will be, will be. And the next line of that was The future is not ours to see.

00;25;30;21 – 00;25;37;11
Heather
That was definitely a good music choice. And then she sings that later when she’s drunk. So it’s kind of like bookend a.

00;25;37;12 – 00;25;50;12
Albie
Good bookends like that story, that particular leap. She’s singing the song. I don’t know if it’s because it’s in her head, because she heard it on the alarm clock. I’m thinking that was a song from the alarm clock. I don’t know if alarm clocks did that back then.

00;25;50;15 – 00;25;53;08
Heather
I would assume so. Oh, in the fifties.

00;25;53;08 – 00;25;54;21
Albie
I don’t radio. I don’t know.

00;25;54;23 – 00;25;55;16
Heather
I don’t know.

00;25;55;18 – 00;25;58;11
Albie
Yeah. And at the end she’s singing case. Her eyes are so.

00;25;58;14 – 00;25;58;25
Heather
Yeah.

00;25;58;29 – 00;26;00;28
Albie
What do you think of Peg Stratton?

00;26;01;00 – 00;26;21;10
Heather
She was cute. I liked her shoulder pads. They were kind of large, but I. As far as pregnancy attire back in the fifties, I’ve heard from my grandmother that there wasn’t very many options. You either kind of wore a tent or, you know, your old clothes kind of stretched. But yeah, I like the the tent she was wearing with the shoulder pads.

00;26;21;10 – 00;26;46;09
Heather
It was very flattering on her, but she was cute. I mean, she was she seemed like a good wife. And I liked her character. I liked that she spoke like someone who would have been in the fifties, like she’s like Tom sometimes. I mean, that’s just seems like something that you wouldn’t say now. And I liked her talking about her stretch marks on her legs.

00;26;46;09 – 00;27;02;17
Heather
I mean, it’s it’s funny to think that they had all of the same problems that pregnant women have now. I mean, of course, we all think the same, whether it’s different years, but whether it’s a different decade, I should say. But she I liked her. She was cute.

00;27;02;19 – 00;27;14;04
Albie
Jennifer Runyon, She played Peggy Stratton. I mostly remembered her from Charles in charge. She played Gwendolyn Pierce, the girl that Buddy and Charles are always obsessed with.

00;27;14;11 – 00;27;16;23
Heather
I think you made that up, too. No, I’ve never heard of it.

00;27;16;28 – 00;27;20;10
Albie
It’s a real series. Charles in Charge had Chachi, You know Scott Baio.

00;27;20;12 – 00;27;27;09
Heather
I know who she is, but I don’t know. Again, I was like a baby. I was probably negative.

00;27;27;12 – 00;27;30;14
Albie
Possibly. Yes, you might have been negative when Charles in charge was on.

00;27;30;14 – 00;27;30;29
Heather
Yeah.

00;27;30;29 – 00;27;51;17
Albie
Wow. Don’t be so negative back then. I couldn’t help it. She was also breezy in the movie Six Pack Kenny Rogers movie. I like that. When I was a kid. I watch it. No, no. Okay. But I think she played a really good part in this episode. I mean, by the end of the episode, I really think they had formed a little relationship.

00;27;51;19 – 00;27;55;08
Albie
Peg and Sam in Tom Stratton’s body.

00;27;55;12 – 00;28;28;24
Heather
Well, and I think that it was good for her, too, because, you know, when he took her dancing and the different personality, it was good for her to open her eyes a little bit. But I mean, also, besides the fact that he saved her husband and baby, but she yes, I can imagine living on a base and being scared every time you hear the planes go and and being scared that something’s going to happen to your husband or one of your friend’s husbands or one of your close friends, you know, that’s got to be scary.

00;28;29;01 – 00;28;34;14
Albie
Yeah. Every time you hear an explosion, they all run out and see if there’s a parachute or not. And I don’t know if I could live like that. That’s kind of crazy.

00;28;34;19 – 00;28;47;17
Heather
Yeah. I mean, they didn’t have a choice. They just kind of moved along with, you know, their husband. But that’s got to take a lot of courage. I liked the scene where she kicked back the washer. It’s like a cow.

00;28;47;19 – 00;28;48;11
Albie
Thinking about it.

00;28;48;16 – 00;28;49;17
Heather
Kenmore Washer.

00;28;49;19 – 00;28;52;10
Albie
Like every time she did laundry, she had to push it back.

00;28;52;13 – 00;29;17;28
Heather
Yeah. It’s funny to to see that because, you know, moms are just kind of like that. They just kind of do stuff without even thinking about it. But I think her character was very important and she was very supportive of Tom’s Sam. But I think that if my partner came to me and said to me, you know, this is what’s going on, I don’t know if I would dismiss them as quickly as she did.

00;29;18;01 – 00;29;39;09
Heather
But then again, he was a jokester and always played tricks. And that kind of covered that up, you know, that it explained why she acted like that. But I want to say that I would have more of an open mind if something crazy happened like that. And my significant other came to me and said, listen, I’m not your husband.

00;29;39;11 – 00;29;45;29
Heather
I mean, I would probably freak out, but I would I would want to say I would have a more open mind.

00;29;46;02 – 00;29;51;26
Albie
I would at least be inquisitive. And, you know, I like ask questions like investigate more, just not dismiss it.

00;29;51;28 – 00;30;16;01
Heather
Yeah, well, she just kind of like, freaked out and shut down, which is kind of also a time period thing. I mean, women weren’t really as verbal, not they weren’t as verbal, I think with their partners mean, I could be totally making ignorant accusations right now, but I want to say that the vision I have of the 1950s, women weren’t as open with men as we are now.

00;30;16;03 – 00;30;28;03
Albie
That would be my impression of the fifties also. But I don’t know if that’s true or not. Just what I know from the Donna Reed Show, you know, different different TV shows and movies from back then. But who knows if that reflected real life or not.

00;30;28;05 – 00;30;51;04
Heather
Let’s see what what else? When Sam slash Tom picks up the phone and he’s speaking, the operator, I left because I. I have an iPhone and I have Siri on my phone. And it’s funny because it was kind of like talking to Siri. It was like, that’s obviously what she was modeled after the operator and you pick up the phone and you’re like, I’d like to call so-and-so, But like, I didn’t hear what you said.

00;30;51;04 – 00;31;03;23
Heather
Forget that we didn’t live when there were operators that you called and said, Hey, I’d like to talk to Tom down the street, you know, you connect you. Yeah.

00;31;03;26 – 00;31;05;28
Albie
Dialog about that when she was young.

00;31;06;00 – 00;31;07;00
Heather
That’s awesome.

00;31;07;03 – 00;31;12;12
Albie
It worked totally different. It had a word and three numbers. Yeah. Something I don’t I don’t get that.

00;31;12;12 – 00;31;15;14
Heather
That’s what it looked like on the phone. Like I don’t like blocks.

00;31;15;14 – 00;31;19;16
Albie
And like three five, seven. I don’t know how that would get you anywhere.

00;31;19;19 – 00;31;29;28
Heather
Well, your brain, something about your brain can comprehend ten numbers at a time or seven numbers at a time. Certain. So it works out that the phone numbers that long now.

00;31;30;02 – 00;31;43;00
Albie
While he’s trying to call his office at first to figure out where he was and what’s going on, that didn’t work. But then he figured out if his dad’s still alive, he could call his dad. Yeah, I think I would do the same thing if I woke up in the past and call my dad. I would call my dad.

00;31;43;03 – 00;31;44;20
Heather
Her dad’s not here anymore.

00;31;44;21 – 00;32;00;03
Albie
Nope. So I identified a lot with that storyline, and I think it was really good that they carried that through the whole episode through both leaps. Yeah, that was a really good part of the story. Very good character development. So early on. Yeah. In a pilot like that, what’s so secret about an area code?

00;32;00;05 – 00;32;22;23
Heather
I thought that was funny. When Bird Dog picks them up and they’re driving in the car, I realize there’s no seatbelts. In the past or future, number one. And number two, he said, We’re the only two guys brave enough to fly the X-2, and I’m pretty sure they are not the only two guys to fly. The X-2 isn’t the x two of the thing, the little like thing?

00;32;22;23 – 00;32;24;25
Albie
Like I got to test the test. The.

00;32;24;28 – 00;32;35;01
Heather
Yeah, not the big plane that they fly. That’s the little one. But before. But like, they don’t even fly it at first. Someone else does. And I’m like that’s the third person right there.

00;32;35;04 – 00;32;40;22
Albie
Well you’re forgetting the rule that if you’re trying to pick up a woman, you can lie. It’s not immoral.

00;32;40;22 – 00;32;45;26
Heather
Very true. Yes. Yeah. I wasn’t thinking that was a continuity error. I was thinking that that was definitely a pickup line.

00;32;45;26 – 00;32;57;14
Albie
Yeah, he was a bird dog, and he was trying to pick up a woman so he could say anything. Because he said when he was talking to her, that’s sonic boom you hear later will be dedicated to you. And neither one of them are flying the plane when it. So you know.

00;32;57;14 – 00;33;04;07
Heather
Which is funny because it was the guy that like she was staying at the guy’s house or whatever anyway. Right. Or something like that.

00;33;04;07 – 00;33;11;21
Albie
I was led to believe. But it was a good pickup line because really a good no risk. And then big reward, you know, if she hears a sonic boom.

00;33;11;21 – 00;33;12;28
Heather
So yeah.

00;33;13;00 – 00;33;16;13
Albie
That was cool. They played Ain’t nothing but a hound dog. Elvis Presley.

00;33;16;18 – 00;33;40;15
Heather
Yeah. Gotta love Elvis. So I don’t know if it’s just this episode because like I said, I’ve only seen the pilot episode, but in this episode there are clouds all the time. There’s clouds in the opening. There’s clouds like there’s just shots of clouds. Clouds played a big significant part in this show, obviously. So I don’t know. But in the opening, it’s all clouds, like the music.

00;33;40;16 – 00;34;01;28
Albie
I had a couple of thoughts on that. One was it was filler. Maybe they didn’t have enough to fill out a whole, you know, two hour television movie, which is what this was at first. And Misty Night at the Movies, Movie of the week kind of thing. The other thing in when we first started talking about doing this podcast, I ordered every making of book on Quantum Leap that I could find.

00;34;02;01 – 00;34;17;00
Albie
And one of the articles in the books talked about Donald Peebles, Are you wanting to do an anthology series? And he had seen the movie Heaven Can Wait with Warren Beatty, which is about I don’t know if you’ve seen it. No, it’s about.

00;34;17;03 – 00;34;18;09
Heather
Does that surprise you?

00;34;18;12 – 00;34;22;10
Albie
No, but I want to I don’t want to assume anything. So I was going to ask.

00;34;22;13 – 00;34;25;16
Heather
One day I’m going to shock you and be like, I’ve seen that one. Yes.

00;34;25;18 – 00;34;27;27
Albie
I’ve seen Soylent Green, believe it or not.

00;34;28;00 – 00;34;28;28
Heather
Nope.

00;34;29;01 – 00;34;46;11
Albie
Not even that one. Okay. It’s about a guy that gets pulled from his body right before he’s about to get hit by a truck and die. So the angel pulls him out before he has to deal with that. And he’s dead. His body gets cremated. And he wasn’t supposed to die yet. He was supposed to die 20 years from then.

00;34;46;11 – 00;35;01;00
Albie
He would have got out of the way on his bicycle because he’s a good bike rider or something. They have to find another body for him to go back in. So maybe the clouds have something to do with that. What he was thinking, I don’t know. In the description of the show, they say controlled by an unseen force.

00;35;01;00 – 00;35;18;24
Albie
So I think it’s not only a sci fi show, but a fantasy show. I think they mentioned time, fate or God is controlling his leaping, possibly because there’s some kind of X factor that they don’t know what’s controlling his leaping where and when and why. So that might have something to do with it, too.

00;35;18;26 – 00;35;23;01
Heather
Well, they also probably don’t want to say this. They don’t offend anybody either way.

00;35;23;03 – 00;35;42;27
Albie
It was a good way to to say it that something or someone is got something to do with his leaping other than just the project itself. So that might have something to do with the clouds, but probably mostly time filler. And just a it also had to do with pilots. Can I say that I love that a pilot of a TV has to do with pilots.

00;35;43;00 – 00;35;51;27
Heather
I’m upset and disappointed in myself that I didn’t pick up on that because I feel like I’m smarter than like I should have. I should have put that together.

00;35;52;00 – 00;36;03;23
Albie
I love pilots that have to do with pilots like the pilot of Lost. It had to do with a plane crashing and the pilot died and the pilot was. Greg Grunberg.

00;36;03;25 – 00;36;04;25
Heather
Hi spoilers.

00;36;05;02 – 00;36;08;12
Albie
It’s the first episode, it’s the first 2 minutes. So spoiler and.

00;36;08;14 – 00;36;09;00
Heather
I’m.

00;36;09;02 – 00;36;30;24
Albie
Sorry, spoiler. Sure. Why didn’t they call it Pilot? Yeah, the movie was called Quantum Leap, but when they renamed it for syndication, then it became Genesis part one and two. But originally it was just Quantum Leap. They get to the Air Force base and Bird Dog decided to play a joke on Weird Ernie and Doctor Berger about them not remembering how to fly because.

00;36;30;26 – 00;36;32;14
Heather
Sam was freaking out.

00;36;32;15 – 00;36;40;27
Albie
Sam is freaking out. He don’t remember how to fly. And so he’s like, Oh, that’s a funny joke. Let’s pull that joke. So what do you think of Weird Ernie, Dr. Berger and that whole group of pilots.

00;36;41;00 – 00;36;42;06
Heather
That guys from something.

00;36;42;12 – 00;36;44;04
Albie
Weird? Ernie Yeah.

00;36;44;06 – 00;36;45;08
Heather
Well, I don’t know him.

00;36;45;10 – 00;36;51;06
Albie
Do you ever watch MacGyver? He was really big on MacGyver and. No, really, MacGyver.

00;36;51;08 – 00;36;53;01
Heather
Like, I know what that is, but. No.

00;36;53;02 – 00;37;12;23
Albie
Yeah, he had a buddy in the show like I watched originally, so it’s been forever, but a buddy on the show. And there was, like, some mysterious thing to him. Like he was dead, but he kept showing up. I don’t know if he was a ghost or he was just like, in hiding. I don’t remember. But I remember when I watched Quantum Leap going, Oh, that’s the guy from MacGyver.

00;37;12;23 – 00;37;13;25
Albie
Because back then when I was.

00;37;13;25 – 00;37;15;26
Heather
That’s the guy from the thing.

00;37;15;26 – 00;37;23;20
Albie
When I was 12 years old, I watched MacGyver because I wanted, you know, if I was ever trapped in a situation, I wanted to know how to make a bomb out of a bomb and a paperclip, I.

00;37;23;20 – 00;37;28;06
Heather
Thought you were going to be like, if I was ever caught in a situation. I wanted to know that he was from MacGyver.

00;37;28;09 – 00;37;29;11
Albie
He’s from MacGyver.

00;37;29;14 – 00;37;31;13
Heather
And I go now.

00;37;31;15 – 00;37;37;22
Albie
His name’s Bruce McGill. He’s been in so many different things. He’s in Family Guy. He’s in.

00;37;37;25 – 00;37;40;16
Heather
That’s where I know him from. You know.

00;37;40;18 – 00;37;43;11
Albie
He’s in front of fans and show you.

00;37;43;12 – 00;37;44;22
Heather
That’s. That’s got to be it.

00;37;44;23 – 00;37;48;23
Albie
Star Trek Voyager Episode Babylon five.

00;37;48;26 – 00;37;52;25
Heather
He was in, say, an episode of Psych.

00;37;52;27 – 00;37;54;11
Albie
And he’s been in game.

00;37;54;11 – 00;38;06;11
Heather
And you’ve been in everything. Hi. Yes, I have. Hey, hey, hey. I’m sorry. He’s been like one episode of.

00;38;06;14 – 00;38;24;09
Albie
But I thought it was funny that he had a metal plate in his head. Not that that was funny, but the fact that he always carried around something they hit his metal plate with, and that had a sound effect every time it is said, it sounded like a hollow pipe getting bombs like my my injury. But he always happened to have something in his hand to hit his head with.

00;38;24;09 – 00;38;42;04
Albie
So I thought that was funny. Dr. Berger and was played by W.K. Stratton. He appeared in four different TV shows made by Donald Peebles. Are you? He was in Magnum, P.I. Airwolf, of course. Quantum Leap, JAG, Tales of the Golden Monkey. So.

00;38;42;06 – 00;38;43;16
Heather
So there’s that.

00;38;43;18 – 00;38;46;11
Albie
You never saw Tales of the Golden Knights.

00;38;46;13 – 00;38;53;01
Heather
This is what we do and we podcast. We go through all the shows Heather’s never seen because most of the people, my generation have never heard of them.

00;38;53;07 – 00;39;04;14
Albie
But what’s cool is that Don Bellisario actually kept using this actor over and over again. He’s even in NCIS, so he’s in a lot of things that Don Bellisario makes.

00;39;04;16 – 00;39;09;00
Heather
He that happens a lot like when, you know, you have good people, you just keep using them.

00;39;09;07 – 00;39;13;12
Albie
He’s in a few more episodes of Quantum Leap as different characters, so we’ll keep an eye out for him.

00;39;13;16 – 00;39;24;10
Heather
I don’t know where this falls in the story because like the only other note I have for the first part of the episode is that their son was hit by a bus.

00;39;24;14 – 00;39;27;01
Albie
Wasn’t that a weird Hey.

00;39;27;03 – 00;39;31;11
Heather
He was hit by a bus and he was like, Oh, right. And I was like, That didn’t go anywhere.

00;39;31;11 – 00;39;44;18
Albie
I have that run down hit by a bus. She she actually says, Peg says to Sam, Tom, you haven’t spent this much time with him since he was hit by the bus and the kid doesn’t limp for anything.

00;39;44;20 – 00;39;53;26
Heather
Yeah, like, and they didn’t go any further into that, like, either She was testing him and he failed and they didn’t follow through. There was a deleted scene somewhere.

00;39;53;29 – 00;40;03;07
Albie
My thought was the writer wanted to just have a kid hit by a bus in something somewhere. So he put that in there.

00;40;03;09 – 00;40;06;05
Heather
I think Donald P bill is are you? It was the writer. Yes.

00;40;06;05 – 00;40;13;05
Albie
But for some reason the kid got hit by a bus and it just it just stands out like it has nothing to do with anything.

00;40;13;11 – 00;40;14;10
Heather
But he got hit by a bus.

00;40;14;10 – 00;40;23;16
Albie
It might been lost in editing. There might have been another whole storyline where, you know, he couldn’t fish, right, because he had a metal leg or something.

00;40;23;18 – 00;40;28;24
Heather
I can’t catch my line because my knee is not bone.

00;40;28;26 – 00;40;30;17
Albie
But people do get hit by busses.

00;40;30;19 – 00;40;36;14
Heather
I thought it was cool that he said it smelled like coffee brewing and she had the coffee pot on the stove and then the coffee exploded.

00;40;36;17 – 00;40;38;05
Albie
Oh, I didn’t connect that, he said.

00;40;38;05 – 00;40;46;27
Heather
It smelled like coffee burning the first guy. And then when he went in, he’s like, It doesn’t smell like coffee. It sounds like coffee. And she had coffee on the stove. And then that coffee exploded.

00;40;47;04 – 00;40;52;08
Albie
I wondered why the coffee exploded. Just different timing. It wasn’t an effect of the sonic boom, was it, or.

00;40;52;11 – 00;41;03;14
Heather
Yeah, it was all in the same time when the the it was all during that. And then when he went to the hospital, she, the coffee exploded. I pretty sure because it overheated because she was in labor. That’s my.

00;41;03;17 – 00;41;07;08
Albie
Oh so she didn’t, she didn’t, wasn’t able to turn the coffee pot down. I thought it was.

00;41;07;08 – 00;41;08;24
Heather
I think she was having contractions.

00;41;08;24 – 00;41;15;29
Albie
I thought it was a whole like artistic view of the plane exploding and her water breaking at the same time.

00;41;16;02 – 00;41;18;12
Heather
Yeah. No, I think you’re thinking way too far into it.

00;41;18;13 – 00;41;18;29
Albie
Turn it down.

00;41;19;02 – 00;41;31;10
Heather
Well, I think she was in the middle of labor and she was preoccupied and forgot to turn it down, but like, that seems really unsafe that she didn’t turn it down. Because I’m thinking exploding shards of glass while you’re standing in the kitchen is probably not safe.

00;41;31;11 – 00;41;32;09
Albie
Not safe.

00;41;32;12 – 00;41;48;18
Heather
I said a glass pan. I go a baking dish on the stove one time and the stove is still I think I turned the wrong burner on and I walked out of the kitchen and a huge explosion happened. The baking dish exploded everywhere.

00;41;48;18 – 00;41;49;24
Albie
So that really happens.

00;41;49;27 – 00;42;04;23
Heather
Well, I mean, it was empty because, like, if it’s in the oven, it’s fine because there’s stuff in it or whatever. But it was on a burner and that was I think it was heating up water for hot chocolate or something. And I turned the wrong burner on and it was one of those like blue Pyrex dishes and it exploded.

00;42;04;23 – 00;42;08;11
Heather
Luckily, I walked out of the kitchen because that probably would hurt.

00;42;08;14 – 00;42;14;09
Albie
Yes. Sam brings his son on a fishing trip, so he’s pretty much figuring he’s going to go with it.

00;42;14;16 – 00;42;16;17
Heather
Yeah, like he didn’t have to do that. So that was nice.

00;42;16;18 – 00;42;28;20
Albie
Yeah. He’s just trying to make everybody happy while he figures out who and where he is still, because he really doesn’t know too much. That’s where Al talks to him and tries to explain a little bit to him. That’s where Al finds out that Sam doesn’t know anything.

00;42;28;22 – 00;42;50;13
Heather
Question If, like Sam seems like a nice guy, he wants to help everyone and everything but doesn’t know who he is, he doesn’t know anything. So like, if you were a complete jerk, you lost all your memories. Do you like, do you think that you would stay a jerk, or do you think that you would be a nice person if you started over without any memories?

00;42;50;16 – 00;42;58;18
Albie
I think you would be a nice person. I think memories are what makes your personality, your personality, and if you lose them, you would be a different person.

00;42;58;24 – 00;43;17;03
Heather
Yeah, because I mean, I’m not saying that he was mean in the future, but I was just like, wow, he’s he’s being very nice to everyone, considering he has no idea where he is and I don’t I didn’t know if he was being nice because he’s a nice person or being nice because he didn’t know what else to do.

00;43;17;06 – 00;43;21;06
Albie
Having the benefit of watching the whole rest of the series, I think he was just a nice person.

00;43;21;09 – 00;43;31;18
Heather
Oh, yeah. I mean, considering he has to figure out how to save the day every time, which was a very eighties nineties thing anyway, like how to save the day.

00;43;31;21 – 00;43;35;16
Albie
Right? What once went wrong. Try saying that. Yeah.

00;43;35;20 – 00;43;57;12
Heather
So remember in the beginning how he woke up and he woke up with a clean shaven face, which I don’t know any man who wakes up with a clean shaven face unless he hasn’t slept very long. But he goes in the shower and actually like goes to shave his already shaved face. So I don’t understand that part.

00;43;57;15 – 00;44;20;04
Albie
That bothered me a little bit until I realized that we’re seeing Dr. Sam Beckett played by Scott Bakula, but nobody else’s. Everybody else is seeing Tom Stratton, the only reason we’re seeing Scott Bakula is for our benefit to know who he is inside. But like the rest of the world, sees what the mirror sees, which is the other guy.

00;44;20;04 – 00;44;25;17
Albie
Which, by the way, when he had the shaving cream on, he didn’t have any whiskers either. Yeah.

00;44;25;19 – 00;44;28;06
Heather
Well, they already had shaving cream on his face, so it wasn’t.

00;44;28;06 – 00;44;34;11
Albie
As it wasn’t as noticeable. But you could tell. But, but what do you do when the actor shows up? Clean shaven? I don’t know.

00;44;34;13 – 00;44;35;13
Heather
Stop it.

00;44;35;16 – 00;44;36;27
Albie
Stop it. Come back tomorrow.

00;44;37;04 – 00;44;41;29
Heather
Okay, That’s it. We’re shutting down production. You failed.

00;44;42;02 – 00;44;55;05
Albie
So we see Sam Beckett and. But only his consciousness is Tom Stratton’s body. So Tom Stratton’s consciousness is in Sam Beckett’s body in the near future.

00;44;55;09 – 00;45;15;11
Heather
See, I don’t get that. I feel like they’re both like, I don’t feel like that, but I. You explained it to me. Explain it to me again, because maybe I’m not the only one who doesn’t understand that because I didn’t get like after watching it, I didn’t get that out of it. Like, I just assumed that, like, Tom was on pause.

00;45;15;14 – 00;45;40;16
Heather
Well, because I swear that’s what he said. I swear he said that like Tom was on pause and that when he came back, he would be like the same age as he was. Or what? Like, no matter how long it took Sam to figure out, because when they didn’t know how they were going to get Sam back, they’re like, you know, whenever you do leave, Tom will just come back in and he’ll even he’ll live even longer because he he’s like, paused.

00;45;40;18 – 00;45;52;05
Albie
During the fishing trip, Al explains to Sam that Tom is in Sam’s body in the waiting room. That’s how they knew where and when to find Sam. So they have been interviewing literally Mr. Abbott.

00;45;52;08 – 00;45;55;00
Heather
And I don’t know how because I watched the episode like four times.

00;45;55;00 – 00;46;05;14
Albie
Well, that’s another thing I have question about is if Tom Stratton is in Dr. Sam Beckett’s body in the waiting room, why did he step into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanish?

00;46;05;16 – 00;46;06;16
Heather
Yeah, it doesn’t make sense.

00;46;06;17 – 00;46;29;02
Albie
Doesn’t make sense. Hopefully some episode in the future will address that. Right now I’m just a little confused about that. So during the dancing scene at the bar, I thought it was really that Sam was really falling for Peg. And, you know, he said, I don’t know if I have a thing for pregnant women or she’s just beautiful, but I really am feeling amorous towards her.

00;46;29;02 – 00;46;40;17
Albie
And they really did start to fall for each other. Yeah. And she started to fall for him all over again, even though she thought it was husband just because he asked her to dance, which Tom wouldn’t do. And he was just, you know.

00;46;40;17 – 00;46;45;20
Heather
And he didn’t talk about flying. And he paid more attention to her than his friends treating.

00;46;45;20 – 00;46;48;27
Albie
Her like a person. Then maybe her husband treated didn’t treat her.

00;46;48;27 – 00;46;51;21
Heather
As wonder how what happened? Why he went back.

00;46;51;24 – 00;46;53;21
Albie
Hmm. That’d be that’d be a cool show to see.

00;46;53;21 – 00;46;56;01
Heather
Like follow up on Peggy and talk.

00;46;56;07 – 00;46;59;16
Albie
What does happen when people come back in or they like what just happened?

00;46;59;18 – 00;47;09;20
Heather
Yeah, like, I mean, obviously what I was gonna say, obviously, he would know because he was in the Quantum Leap waiting room, but Sam didn’t even know what was going on. So I.

00;47;09;20 – 00;47;15;10
Albie
Have like an impression of thinking that most people think they were abducted by aliens or something or.

00;47;15;10 – 00;47;25;13
Heather
Like a weird dream, because if you don’t remember it, like, he was like, I don’t remember sleeping with this woman in the beginning of the episode. So he believed that his life was his surroundings. So hopefully he still remembered how to fly.

00;47;25;16 – 00;47;31;21
Albie
So the Ernsberger Trivial Pursuit. I have a few questions for you. What was the coldest you’ve ever been?

00;47;31;23 – 00;47;56;04
Heather
Um, I moved to Florida from New Jersey when I was 14, and my mom and I went back to visit and we forgot our jackets and it was snowing. So we were in, like, T-shirts and jeans coming from Florida. Totally forgot our jackets in the car in Florida and got off the plane and had to go through the parking lot to get my grandpa’s car in the snow.

00;47;56;07 – 00;48;14;03
Heather
And after you’ve lived in Florida, you forget how cold snow is, especially without a jacket on. But I was so used to the warmth here, like they say, like your blood thins out or something like that, because I was used to the cold in the first couple of years I was here. I was like, this isn’t cold. What is this?

00;48;14;06 – 00;48;20;01
Heather
When back I was so cold, I was like, my bones were cold. I was so cold.

00;48;20;04 – 00;48;22;21
Albie
Who is your second best friend in college?

00;48;22;23 – 00;48;30;18
Heather
I think I only had one best friend in college who was the same best friend I had in high school who is the same best friend I have now. Her name is Alissa.

00;48;30;20 – 00;48;35;17
Albie
Where did you first make love to?

00;48;35;19 – 00;48;41;12
Heather
In some guys room. I don’t know. It’s not. It wasn’t exciting at all. No.

00;48;41;15 – 00;48;45;15
Albie
Did you ever rent a video and microwave popcorn?

00;48;45;18 – 00;48;46;13
Heather
Yes.

00;48;46;16 – 00;48;48;27
Albie
Have you ever worn a miniskirt?

00;48;48;29 – 00;48;49;17
Heather
Yes.

00;48;49;22 – 00;49;13;02
Albie
Okay. So we’ll ask you those questions again later and see if you have had memory loss due to podcasting. So now we’re in a part two of Genesis Psalms walking around the hangar and he sees Al and Al’s able to give them a little bit more information now, but he still can’t tell them his last name, But he tells them the whole theory of that.

00;49;13;02 – 00;49;32;19
Albie
Sam Becky came up with time travel, which is you take well, he says string theory, but that’s totally different than what he explains here. He takes a string, ties the ends together and then crumples it up in the ball. And he says every place where the strings touch each other, he can leap to that day in his own lifetime.

00;49;32;21 – 00;49;38;26
Heather
So only when he’s alive and only from the time span of 1953 on.

00;49;39;00 – 00;49;46;20
Albie
From the second he’s born till the second he dies, he can travel in time. So that means the past, the future and everything in between.

00;49;46;26 – 00;49;50;27
Heather
What’s weird is that he’s traveling into other people’s bodies, right?

00;49;50;27 – 00;49;52;28
Albie
Because it’s just his consciousness doing it.

00;49;53;00 – 00;49;56;00
Heather
Because you would think, like he could go back in his own life.

00;49;56;03 – 00;50;01;09
Albie
But not maybe that’s what they were going for. But it didn’t work. But he said, we did it. So did what?

00;50;01;12 – 00;50;03;24
Heather
Well, he traveled in time. I mean, they did something.

00;50;03;26 – 00;50;10;23
Albie
That is pretty cool and he can affect things. Yeah. So What did you think of that theory of time travel?

00;50;10;25 – 00;50;40;03
Heather
I’m not going to say that I’m the smartest in in time travel research, but I mean, I guess it makes sense. I don’t doubt a lot of things that I don’t know about because it’s hard for me to say there’s no way that that can make sense when there’s so many things that don’t make sense that are possible in today’s technology and everything or any of the technology we have now, like the capabilities of things that we have that it’s hard for me to doubt string theory, which wasn’t string theory.

00;50;40;05 – 00;50;52;03
Heather
Well, in the 1989, I was going to say the 1980s, but it was kind of like the 1980s. Did they know what string theory is? Is everyone know what string theory was? And they just didn’t.

00;50;52;03 – 00;51;00;05
Albie
People were talking about string theory. So that was a buzz word kind of thing. And so they co-opted that into this.

00;51;00;07 – 00;51;04;14
Heather
Gotcha. They were like the string theory. Anything with a string, That’s a theory.

00;51;04;16 – 00;51;26;18
Albie
In my research, I found that the reason that Don Bellisario wanted Sam to only leap within his own lifetime because he didn’t want to leap back into like Roman days into a pilgrim, into gladiator. Yeah. Just things that didn’t seem realistic. He thought that it would be much more believable and much more realistic if Sam only leapt into the recent past.

00;51;26;20 – 00;51;30;18
Albie
You know, in the fifties, where there’s like 57 Chevys and it’s.

00;51;30;18 – 00;51;31;05
Heather
Probably easier.

00;51;31;05 – 00;51;34;11
Albie
To shoot in diners. Probably too. Yeah.

00;51;34;14 – 00;51;51;23
Heather
Costume. I mean, costumes to a point, but, like, it’s probably easier to shoot a 1950s theme episode than it is to shoot like a gladiator scene as far as the props and scene is cheaper, probably. And to get all that stuff.

00;51;51;23 – 00;52;12;22
Albie
Right, things are more readily available from 40 years ago than 4000 years ago. That’s a good point. But he just wanted it to seem more realistic and it kind of works, I think. And I think everybody’s more relatable to the past and also I think back then in 8990s, people, a lot of people watching it were alive in the 50, 60, 70.

00;52;12;22 – 00;52;17;21
Albie
So it might also be like a nostalgia thing, like, Oh, I remember bellbottoms, you know, that kind of thing.

00;52;17;27 – 00;52;33;21
Heather
Which means that they had to be more accurate to like it had to be really accurate for people, for people like that, because go back to the Gladiator thing. Like you also don’t have to be very accurate in that time period. I mean, as far as the history facts, but nobody’s going to be like I remember that. And that was.

00;52;33;21 – 00;52;41;01
Albie
Wrong. Yeah, nobody alive remembers how the sandals really were. Yeah. So what did you think of Pegg’s pregnant friends?

00;52;41;04 – 00;52;56;07
Heather
I could totally that was totally like a plausible thing. I think it’s weird that they’re all pregnant at the same time, but. But it’s weird when you. When you’re pregnant, everybody’s pregnant. Or when you have a baby. Then everybody has a baby. So I guess it’s kind of normal.

00;52;56;07 – 00;53;01;00
Albie
I don’t know. Like when you get a new car, all the cars you see on the road is the same car as your car.

00;53;01;01 – 00;53;15;12
Heather
Seriously? I mean, if you’re it goes on anything, like if you’re single, everyone’s in a relationship if you notice things more. But I think back then, what else did they have to do? They were sitting on an army base. Yeah.

00;53;15;16 – 00;53;19;08
Albie
Drink coffee, have babies, smoke cigarets, have babies, drink coffee, have babies.

00;53;19;14 – 00;53;23;06
Heather
Yeah. I wonder if the caffeine had something to do with the early labor.

00;53;23;07 – 00;53;25;28
Albie
I’m not sure. I know. Alcohol stopped it.

00;53;26;01 – 00;53;27;06
Heather
She didn’t smoke, did she?

00;53;27;07 – 00;53;36;23
Albie
No, I don’t think so. I was just being here. Just being back in the fifties, Doctors recommend you smoke this cigaret if you’re pregnant, you know? Yeah, because it’s got more nicotine. Better for the baby.

00;53;37;00 – 00;53;41;11
Heather
But you weren’t supposed to eat like salt. My grandma had to stop eating salt when she was pregnant.

00;53;41;11 – 00;53;44;15
Albie
Well, they had a lot longer to research on salt, but it turns out they were wrong.

00;53;44;20 – 00;53;48;09
Heather
Because I love salt. Salt’s awesome. It’s kind of my fave.

00;53;48;11 – 00;54;07;19
Albie
Her two friends, the one Lucy, is played by Lila Ivy, and she’s also in another episode of Quantum Leap coming up. So keep an eye out for her. The woman who played Sally, which is the dark haired pregnant lady, was played by Linda Cornell, and I most remember her from too close for comfort to remember. Too close for comfort.

00;54;07;21 – 00;54;11;22
Heather
Sure. Well, we’ll go with this one because I. Sarah Yeah.

00;54;11;24 – 00;54;13;05
Albie
Jim Jay Bullock was in it.

00;54;13;07 – 00;54;27;04
Heather
I don’t even know those people. Like you’re like, So this one time cowboy, I watched this movie and it like, there’s no I don’t I don’t even think you’re I think these are fake movies.

00;54;27;09 – 00;54;31;09
Albie
Anyway, she was one of the two pretty girls on Too close for Comfort. So I recognized her.

00;54;31;12 – 00;54;32;12
Heather
Is it a TV show?

00;54;32;12 – 00;54;35;10
Albie
Yes, a TV show. Jimmy Bullock. Ted Knight.

00;54;35;10 – 00;54;36;24
Heather
I don’t know who these people are.

00;54;36;24 – 00;54;41;09
Albie
A cartoon of a cow and ease of cow puppet. When he never mind.

00;54;41;15 – 00;54;45;29
Heather
What Jim Jay Bullock in anywhere in the show there was a cow puppet.

00;54;45;29 – 00;54;49;18
Albie
Yes. That drew a cartoon of the cow. Really?

00;54;49;25 – 00;54;56;18
Heather
And I’m I’m being completely serious right now. And it sounds a little ridiculous.

00;54;56;21 – 00;55;17;13
Albie
So he’s flying amok, too. He’s going up to mock three this is the other pilot he’s flying at, Mock two. He’s going to go to mock three. He he smells coffee. Right. Fire alarms going off and he goes, okay, I’m not going to mock three turns. The switch is off. Right. So he’s going mock to something, right? And he goes, I’m going to circle around.

00;55;17;16 – 00;55;25;10
Albie
And then Virgos, don’t don’t turn above Mach two. Don’t turn above Mach two. You would think that would be in the flight training or like he would know, well.

00;55;25;10 – 00;55;26;18
Heather
Maybe he forgot.

00;55;26;23 – 00;55;29;27
Albie
He just forgot that he was going so fast that he couldn’t turn around.

00;55;30;00 – 00;55;32;16
Heather
I don’t know. There was a whole memory loss thing.

00;55;32;18 – 00;55;38;25
Albie
No, it wasn’t, Sam. Oh, the memory loss. Oh, he did it because he was thinking that he had memory loss.

00;55;38;26 – 00;55;49;21
Heather
No I’m sure he didn’t do it on purpose. I think he was panicking because the button was on. He thought the whole thing was going to blow up. So I’m sure he was in panic mode and just was like, I’m going to circle.

00;55;49;21 – 00;55;52;04
Albie
Around and tell me if I’m on fire or not.

00;55;52;06 – 00;55;56;13
Heather
Yeah, yeah. Well, I think yeah, I don’t know. I don’t know why he needed to circle around right then.

00;55;56;13 – 00;55;58;00
Albie
I think that’s why. Because he thought he was on fire.

00;55;58;01 – 00;55;59;00
Heather
I don’t fly planes.

00;55;59;05 – 00;56;00;06
Albie
I try not to.

00;56;00;09 – 00;56;01;17
Heather
The scary thing.

00;56;01;19 – 00;56;06;07
Albie
And he ejected that like mach two something. Is that even safe? Like, if you will.

00;56;06;07 – 00;56;07;25
Heather
It’s better than really blowing up.

00;56;07;25 – 00;56;08;28
Albie
I’m sure it’s.

00;56;09;00 – 00;56;10;15
Heather
Safe.

00;56;10;17 – 00;56;17;29
Albie
But like, if you eject at Mach two, I don’t know. I would think you’re pretty much staying now. I guess you’re going to mock, too. Also, you would.

00;56;17;29 – 00;56;20;29
Heather
Have to eject really fast. So you were like, I’m saying, you’re.

00;56;21;00 – 00;56;32;02
Albie
Sliced in half by the rest of your plane, right? I guess you have the same momentum going forward, but still wind resistance and I don’t know, it just seems scary. But I guess you’re like, you’re right. It’s better than blowing up.

00;56;32;02 – 00;56;51;18
Heather
Well, what I realized is I’m not very daring. I’m not a daring person. I mean, I go and roller coasters and I I’m not afraid of going in planes and stuff like that. But when it comes to, like, brand new things, like let’s test the mock speed, I wouldn’t be like, you know what? We don’t know what’s going to happen.

00;56;51;18 – 00;57;01;15
Heather
So let me go up in this plane and test it. I would not testing products maybe, but but not testing airplanes, flying at really high speeds.

00;57;01;20 – 00;57;08;18
Albie
You never know if you go too fast that your DNA like comes apart and you start to devolve into a slug.

00;57;08;20 – 00;57;12;21
Heather
I don’t think that’s what I’m afraid of. I’m pretty sure I’m afraid of dying. But oh.

00;57;12;23 – 00;57;15;28
Albie
That’s another that’s another possibility, I’m sure.

00;57;15;28 – 00;57;36;13
Heather
But I’m not afraid of becoming a slug. I’m more afraid how the plane’s going to crash because I’m going too fast. But there was like this era of I mean, I’m sure there are still people obviously, there’s still people who do it now because, you know, space exploration and whatever. But there’s just an era of people that were like, we have no idea how this is going to come out.

00;57;36;13 – 00;57;38;11
Heather
Well, let’s just try it anyway.

00;57;38;13 – 00;57;46;23
Albie
Let’s just throw as many people as we can on this and get to the moon. Let’s let’s throw as many people on this and fly Mach seven as they broke in the Mach seven barrier. Yet I’m not sure I.

00;57;47;00 – 00;57;47;25
Heather
I don’t even.

00;57;48;00 – 00;57;50;06
Albie
I don’t really want to place this in time.

00;57;50;09 – 00;58;02;03
Heather
Well, I mean, it’s just I don’t understand why it’s so important. Why the break the mark speed barrier anyway. Yeah. It, it goes faster. But just.

00;58;02;03 – 00;58;03;18
Albie
To say you could I guess.

00;58;03;20 – 00;58;06;12
Heather
Some guy with some ego somewhere.

00;58;06;15 – 00;58;09;23
Albie
Like you said back then, what did you have to do, Sit around, drink coffee?

00;58;09;25 – 00;58;14;12
Heather
It’s not like we have really much to do now. Besides, like, Oh, no. So there are smartphones.

00;58;14;12 – 00;58;17;24
Albie
But insta grandma twitters.

00;58;17;26 – 00;58;26;08
Heather
Well, I need to instagram my food. That’s what I need to do all day. It sounds like I’m mocking, but I do totally do Instagram my food. I’m not.

00;58;26;08 – 00;58;30;02
Albie
Really hungry, but I have an Instagram in a while, so I’ll make myself something to eat.

00;58;30;05 – 00;58;40;28
Heather
For real. I am too much of a coward to fly. If I was Sam, I would call out sick. I’m sorry. I have a cold. I can’t fly at Mach two because my nose is running.

00;58;41;04 – 00;58;44;05
Albie
But Al says the way to leap stairs is.

00;58;44;11 – 00;58;45;23
Heather
We didn’t know that at first.

00;58;45;25 – 00;58;46;16
Albie
That’s true.

00;58;46;21 – 00;58;48;05
Heather
He was just like, sure.

00;58;48;07 – 00;58;51;22
Albie
He was up there. He wasn’t. He wasn’t in the X to himself, though.

00;58;51;25 – 00;59;01;21
Heather
Yeah, but hey, I wouldn’t be flying. I wouldn’t be sitting in a pilot’s seat chair in a plane ever if I did not know how to fly.

00;59;01;22 – 00;59;05;01
Albie
And he’s just sitting there when the plane’s like, going and I’m going.

00;59;05;03 – 00;59;12;17
Heather
Wouldn’t you grab try to steer, try it. Like maybe he your instincts wouldn’t your instincts be like, let’s not die?

00;59;12;20 – 00;59;17;25
Albie
Yeah, maybe he didn’t remember all the airplane movies where you see how to fly something.

00;59;17;28 – 00;59;21;00
Heather
You did it maybe forgot how to drive to? No, he drove.

00;59;21;00 – 00;59;21;22
Albie
I think it’s different.

00;59;21;22 – 00;59;27;06
Heather
Drove well, but, I mean, like, if your car is going out of control, you’re going to have the wheel.

00;59;27;10 – 00;59;31;24
Albie
As a habit. Yeah, he would think he’s just like, Oh.

00;59;31;26 – 00;59;42;13
Heather
Oh, boy. And now we’re dead. Sounded so chipper, and then it was dead. Oh. Oh, boy.

00;59;42;15 – 01;00;02;16
Albie
The theory that Sam could leap home by flying the next 2 to 3 and living. Yeah. Was the way that they thought they could bring Sam home. But it turned out that that wasn’t it. So we find out later why he was actually there and what was he actually there to do?

01;00;02;19 – 01;00;06;12
Heather
He was there to make sure that Tom lived and the baby lived.

01;00;06;15 – 01;00;08;06
Albie
And what did they name? The baby?

01;00;08;09 – 01;00;11;17
Heather
Samantha. Isn’t that cool? That was cute. That was. I like that.

01;00;11;23 – 01;00;35;20
Albie
He introduces the idea of Lamaze, you know, the breathing technique, and he saves the baby’s life, baby Samantha, by stopping or stalling premature labor. I guess back then, if you went into labor, you were having that baby no matter what. And they didn’t think you know. Well, this lady over here is drunk and she’s not having contractions. I guess that never actually happened.

01;00;35;23 – 01;00;40;29
Heather
I don’t think any drunk people usually are drunk. Women went into labor often.

01;00;41;01 – 01;00;49;27
Albie
Maybe they just finally figured it out. I thought that was really good that they switched up the reason he was supposed to be there. So maybe Samantha plays a part in the future. Who knows?

01;00;49;29 – 01;00;55;29
Heather
Oh, that would be cool. Yeah, Because now that she’s alive and she’s about the same age as him, I’m thinking ahead.

01;00;56;02 – 01;00;57;04
Albie
It’s okay, because I’m.

01;00;57;08 – 01;00;59;29
Heather
Maybe she’s the lady with the frizzy hair.

01;01;00;04 – 01;01;08;06
Albie
Never know. And the reason she has bad hair is because her mom used to drink to keep her gestating.

01;01;08;08 – 01;01;10;01
Heather
My mom was a drunk.

01;01;10;04 – 01;01;18;15
Albie
At the end of this sleep, Peggy says to Sam, I love you. And Sam says, I love you, too. Peggy kisses her. I really think he did love her at that time.

01;01;18;19 – 01;01;36;20
Heather
Yeah, I think he really had a connection with her. They had chemistry, and I’m. I’m surprised he wasn’t sad when he leaped away. Like when he went to the next sleep. I’m surprised he didn’t have, like, a moment where he was like, Huh? You know.

01;01;36;22 – 01;01;44;12
Albie
It was a little interesting transition with his son, with the baseball in the glove. And then he went to be a baseball player when he leaped, I.

01;01;44;12 – 01;01;47;17
Heather
Totally didn’t think about that. Now you’re so smart.

01;01;47;20 – 01;01;56;09
Albie
Why? Just little things and pick up on Sam leaps and he leaps into. I have it. Tom, Tim Fox, Tom Fox.

01;01;56;11 – 01;02;00;05
Heather
Tim Fox. I don’t know somebody. Fox.

01;02;00;07 – 01;02;01;13
Albie
Fox Mulder.

01;02;01;15 – 01;02;13;08
Heather
Exactly. That would be cool. That would be cool to have a show where like, you would jump from like character to like they leap from show sitcom to sitcom like character.

01;02;13;08 – 01;02;30;16
Albie
And it might happen. You don’t know. They did a series of promos on NBC for Quantum Leap when it was coming on, and Sam would actually leap in there like the weatherman on the Today Show, and he leaped into, I think, somebody on night court.

01;02;30;19 – 01;02;31;06
Heather
That’s really.

01;02;31;06 – 01;02;41;22
Albie
Cool. Yeah, that’s really cool stuff. If you want to see some of that, those old commercials, a great place to go is Al’s place. It’s really great. Quantum Leap website.

01;02;41;24 – 01;02;44;15
Heather
It just a coincidence that you guys have the same name.

01;02;44;22 – 01;03;11;29
Albie
Oh, I didn’t make it. Even though my name is Al, I didn’t make it. It’s Quantum Leap dash Al’s place dot com. There’s a link to it on our page. Quantum Leap podcast dot com and it is just got so much information on all things quantum leap little video clips just really cool stuff. A forum. I just recommend going there for all your quantum leap needs except of course for your quantum leap podcasting needs.

01;03;11;29 – 01;03;16;09
Albie
Then you go to Quantum Leap podcast dot com. But that’s a really place to see those old commercials.

01;03;16;16 – 01;03;19;01
Heather
I might have to check that out because I might be pretty funny.

01;03;19;04 – 01;03;25;07
Albie
Sprinkles So Sam leaps into Tim Fox of the Waco Bombers.

01;03;25;09 – 01;03;30;18
Heather
Which is kind of funny because he flew like the planes he flew were kind of like bomber plane.

01;03;30;18 – 01;03;37;17
Albie
They were bombers. They were like B twos and B for B-52. B-52 B-52s. They were bombers.

01;03;37;19 – 01;03;38;28
Heather
Which is pretty cool.

01;03;39;00 – 01;03;48;28
Albie
Yeah. So I picked up on that like my third viewing. I was like, Oh, bombers, I get it, I get it, I get it. I much rather play baseball than fly an experimental aircraft.

01;03;48;28 – 01;03;51;03
Heather
So that’s not good at either one.

01;03;51;04 – 01;03;55;20
Albie
No, me neither. But, you know, if you get hit by balls, you’re not going to explode and have to eject or whatever.

01;03;55;23 – 01;04;01;08
Heather
Exactly. Yeah. I would be less scared to play baseball.

01;04;01;11 – 01;04;03;19
Albie
What did you think of this leap short?

01;04;03;19 – 01;04;04;19
Heather
It was a short one.

01;04;04;26 – 01;04;06;10
Albie
Short but necessary, I think.

01;04;06;13 – 01;04;32;11
Heather
Yeah. It was cool that he got to talk to his dad. I saw that the dog was a cool element of it because I totally think that a dog would know if you or not. You dogs are so in-tune to your emotions and can sense when you’re stressed. They’ll like if you they can get like neurotic from you having like a stressful life and and things like that.

01;04;32;11 – 01;04;47;11
Heather
Like dogs are crazy in tune to their owners and their surroundings. So I would totally I don’t doubt it at all. I would I would totally believe that a dog could could pick that out. So I thought that was cool because I totally, totally believe.

01;04;47;11 – 01;04;55;16
Albie
It. I think there’s some kind of techno babble explanation for that. Like dogs, children and certain whales. Yeah.

01;04;55;18 – 01;04;58;06
Heather
Kansas City, I’m sure.

01;04;58;08 – 01;05;03;11
Albie
Where else could probably tell that Sounds like you’re not Sam.

01;05;03;14 – 01;05;04;29
Heather
Oh.

01;05;05;02 – 01;05;07;01
Albie
You’re not Captain Ahab, dude.

01;05;07;03 – 01;05;14;17
Heather
Oh, I’m so silly. Yeah.

01;05;14;19 – 01;05;35;03
Albie
I think it was necessary, even though it was a short story at the end to let people know this is what the series is going to be. It’s not about an airline pilot flying planes in the fifties, because if you just had that one story, everybody would think, Well, that’s an interesting story. But week you’re going to be flying an experimental aircraft.

01;05;35;10 – 01;05;40;26
Heather
Yeah, I totally thought that he was going to be there for a while.

01;05;40;29 – 01;05;43;02
Albie
So did this second leap help?

01;05;43;04 – 01;06;05;19
Heather
Yes, it was definitely necessary because then he leaped and I was like, Oh, huh, I guess that’s what we’re doing. So I think that you’re right. I it was definitely necessary and I liked it. It was short and sweet. He well, he fixed it. It wasn’t a hard one to fix, but, you know, he figured it out fast and fixed it.

01;06;05;19 – 01;06;16;22
Heather
So it’s good to know that some of them are going to be fast after the last one, which was at least a few days, actually, I think it was longer than that, like a few weeks or something.

01;06;16;24 – 01;06;20;03
Albie
I think from this point forward, pretty much each leap is an episode.

01;06;20;09 – 01;06;22;02
Heather
Yeah, well, that seems fair.

01;06;22;03 – 01;06;37;02
Albie
Originally they had planned to do a couple of leaves for episode and then shorten the shows to a half hour format for syndication, but that never happened. So they went with the full episode is pretty much a leap. Of course, we have two or three partners coming up. Those are really good.

01;06;37;05 – 01;06;41;18
Heather
Well, I’m sure the ones that are harder to figure out are good episodes.

01;06;41;21 – 01;07;02;29
Albie
I really like that he got to talk to his dad finally, like you said. Yeah, that was probably my favorite part of the episode. And I had put myself in his shoes and he kind of says Thank you to the universe or whoever’s controlling the leaping for letting him do that. And that was nice at all to give him his last name, to give him that last piece of the puzzle so he could call his dad.

01;07;03;05 – 01;07;09;18
Albie
Yeah, there’s nothing more heart touching to me than a relationship between a guy and his dad.

01;07;09;25 – 01;07;18;27
Heather
Yeah, well, you had a good relationship with your dad. Yeah. And so you can understand, like, if you had a chance to talk to your dad again, I’m sure you would jump at any opportunity.

01;07;18;27 – 01;07;32;13
Albie
And I believe everybody watching that episode, probably not necessarily their dad, but somebody they wish they could go back in time and talk to you maybe. So it has a good resonance and it gives a more weight to the character of Sam Beckett, I think.

01;07;32;16 – 01;07;42;24
Heather
Yeah, And it gave you a little bit of his background, like it showed you his childhood home and farm and how he was as a kid, which was pretty cool.

01;07;42;27 – 01;07;49;01
Albie
Did you think that was a good decision to overdub Scott back in his voice in that young actors mouth there?

01;07;49;08 – 01;07;50;18
Heather
I didn’t notice that.

01;07;50;18 – 01;07;56;10
Albie
You didn’t notice. It was Sam’s voice. He’s like, Oh, Dad, the couch is about to drop. No, no.

01;07;56;12 – 01;07;57;28
Heather
I think you’ve watched it a couple more times than.

01;07;57;28 – 01;07;59;17
Albie
Me and watched you like seven times.

01;07;59;17 – 01;08;01;04
Heather
And you’ve read all the making books.

01;08;01;04 – 01;08;02;13
Albie
That helps.

01;08;02;15 – 01;08;05;28
Heather
I’m the newbie here. You’re supposed to know all the stuff.

01;08;06;01 – 01;08;09;21
Albie
I always I always pick up on ADR just because.

01;08;09;23 – 01;08;10;02
Heather
You’re.

01;08;10;02 – 01;08;15;05
Albie
Lip reading. I read lips so that I’m always watching somebody’s lips when they’re talking.

01;08;15;12 – 01;08;19;12
Heather
Would be funny if you were. If you couldn’t hear and you were a podcast.

01;08;19;15 – 01;08;29;14
Albie
The only deaf podcaster in my tribe. Now I just I just read lip sync for reassurance of what I’m hearing. It’s weird, like a thing I have here.

01;08;29;14 – 01;08;31;01
Heather
Line of work is very loud.

01;08;31;04 – 01;08;37;04
Albie
Yes, very loud. So for my own safety, I have to make sure that I’m understanding what people are saying when I might not be able to hear them.

01;08;37;09 – 01;08;38;00
Heather
Yes.

01;08;38;02 – 01;08;41;08
Albie
So that’s it’s a habit I can’t break from watching television.

01;08;41;10 – 01;08;46;03
Heather
I have a question for you. Why is the computer named Ziggy?

01;08;46;05 – 01;08;48;06
Albie
Do you know Ziggy? The cartoon?

01;08;48;09 – 01;08;52;05
Heather
I feel like I field scores.

01;08;52;07 – 01;09;05;20
Albie
Ziggy was a cartoon. Like, I don’t like not a animated cartoon that I know of, but in print, like Sunday morning comics and like, back then, he was on T-shirts and bumper stickers and stuff, so. I don’t know. Yeah.

01;09;05;22 – 01;09;10;25
Heather
Oh, okay. Yeah, Yeah. I guess I was thinking, like, a show. Now, that’s. I was like, I failed this course.

01;09;10;25 – 01;09;15;13
Albie
You never know, though. They made a Pac-Man cartoon show, so they might have made a Ziggy cartoon show.

01;09;15;15 – 01;09;18;09
Heather
So you think it was just named after the cartoon?

01;09;18;12 – 01;09;23;09
Albie
Yeah. And being that it’s a computer, Ziggy is probably an acronym for something.

01;09;23;09 – 01;09;31;06
Heather
And it’s probably not spelled Ziggy. It’s probably like C, d, y, or something. I mean, it’s probably like something silly.

01;09;31;08 – 01;09;49;11
Albie
We could either a go to ALS place and check it out and find out why. Go to Wikipedia. Or we could just wait and see if it comes up in the show. That’s what I’m hoping. Yeah I’m not going to look ahead too much. I’m going to try to pretend that this is happening as we’re doing it. So we have that little bit of mystery in finding out and figuring stuff out.

01;09;49;14 – 01;09;57;03
Heather
Yeah, I’m going to keep all my questions to the end that if they didn’t get answered, then I will go look up my answers.

01;09;57;05 – 01;10;09;27
Albie
Apparently the pitcher in this baseball leap was supposed be somebody famous. Tom Seaver I don’t I don’t know anything about baseball, but he was a famous baseball player. And this was when he was in triple A.

01;10;09;29 – 01;10;13;10
Heather
I know about as much about baseball as I do about 1980s television.

01;10;13;14 – 01;10;14;18
Albie
Okay. So nothing.

01;10;14;18 – 01;10;16;00
Heather
So there we go.

01;10;16;02 – 01;10;33;12
Albie
When he leaves, Al says that Sam had been leaping around in time for about a week. So if Sam’s leaping around in time and he doesn’t get to the there’s a week between leaps. Who that week who is in Sam’s body in the waiting room?

01;10;33;18 – 01;10;40;23
Heather
I think he’s just like a blob. Maybe that’s why he vanished. And then he reappeared. Appears in the waiting room. I don’t know.

01;10;40;25 – 01;10;46;16
Albie
We’ll have to find out. My question is, where was he for that week? Where was his body for that week? And who was in it?

01;10;46;19 – 01;10;49;28
Heather
Maybe when we talk to the writers, we can ask them.

01;10;50;03 – 01;11;12;05
Albie
All right. We find out that Sam holds six doctorates. He thinks he’s a medical doctor because he had all that medical information. But he’s got six doctorates, medical is only one of the six. But I thought it was cool that he remembered he was a doctor even before he knew he was a doctor. Because when Peg wanted to dance, he sat her down and said, Doctor’s orders, huh?

01;11;12;07 – 01;11;15;19
Albie
He was like, looking at himself like, Amy, I’m a doctor.

01;11;15;22 – 01;11;26;24
Heather
It’s convenient that he’s a very smart person because then he can figure out what they’re doing. So I don’t think we will wear shiny clothes in the future.

01;11;26;26 – 01;11;29;09
Albie
I will wear shiny clothes right now.

01;11;29;11 – 01;11;34;24
Heather
You would you would you have, like, orange pants, though, and things like that.

01;11;34;26 – 01;11;36;00
Albie
With many zippers.

01;11;36;02 – 01;11;38;20
Heather
Yes. That I don’t think you should wear in public.

01;11;38;22 – 01;11;39;11
Albie
All right.

01;11;39;13 – 01;12;07;15
Heather
So shiny clothes. Not really a fad right now. What do you think the writers would have would think if they knew like the style was going to revert back to the eighties? Like, say, like we’re in their future now, which I think this kind of takes place before now, but. Well, yeah, there’s no like definitive gear. But because I was just like noting on Al’s outfits and Al’s outfits.

01;12;07;15 – 01;12;11;04
Albie
They do get and crazy in the future and they keep getting crazier.

01;12;11;11 – 01;12;41;08
Heather
But if you it’s funny because the nineties view of the or the eighties nineties view of the future it’s like shiny clothes hover cars, like all these new gadgets and all this stuff like, I mean now all we think of in the future is the zombie apocalypse. But do you think the writers would have written people in eighties clothes if they looked at the trends of like clothing styles?

01;12;41;11 – 01;13;00;08
Heather
Like because bellbottoms came back and like basically every decade just keeps coming back as far as fashion is concerned with the little added, you know, personality to its own decade. But do you think that they would have guessed that the eighties would be the future clothes? That’s what I’m trying to say. Yes.

01;13;00;10 – 01;13;01;06
Albie
No.

01;13;01;09 – 01;13;08;07
Heather
Seems a little silly because it was films when these clothes were popular and now the clothes are popular again.

01;13;08;07 – 01;13;16;19
Albie
So they could have just had their normal clothes and it would have looked more appropriate. I think at the time they were just trying to say.

01;13;16;21 – 01;13;17;20
Heather
This is the future.

01;13;17;20 – 01;13;26;29
Albie
Big flashing neon sign to Al going, He’s from the future. He’s in the future. He is in a tuxedo in one one part. He looked very dashing. I mean.

01;13;26;29 – 01;13;30;15
Heather
I’m not to say that there aren’t people who would wear shining clothes like you.

01;13;30;17 – 01;13;36;05
Albie
Said you were shiny clothes. I can’t wait to get to the one piece shiny metal jumpsuit looking thing.

01;13;36;08 – 01;13;37;28
Heather
Though some seem flattering.

01;13;37;28 – 01;13;39;15
Albie
Everybody wears them in the future.

01;13;39;17 – 01;13;41;24
Heather
I’m so glad that you’re so sure about that.

01;13;41;24 – 01;13;43;12
Albie
And when they start coming out.

01;13;43;14 – 01;13;47;28
Heather
You actually have to have like, a perfect body to wear a one piece of it.

01;13;47;28 – 01;13;48;20
Albie
So what are you saying?

01;13;48;28 – 01;14;18;29
Heather
That I could not wear one piece of it, so I would no, I would have to, like, invest in I was seriously not fishing for compliments. I would seriously have to invest in some kind. Of course it was something, but they’re flattering on people who have perfect bodies. If you’ve watched any television with people wearing one piece zipper up jumpsuits, they all look like they’ve been to the gym recently.

01;14;19;01 – 01;14;21;27
Albie
Any last thoughts on Genesis? Parts one and two?

01;14;21;29 – 01;14;28;04
Heather
I think we’re good. We covered a lot. It was a good episode and I’m it was a good opener.

01;14;28;11 – 01;14;31;28
Albie
Next time Sam leaps into a college professor in the seventies.

01;14;32;04 – 01;14;39;24
Heather
I saw that it does it go linear because like so far it seems like it’s going linear.

01;14;39;26 – 01;14;52;28
Albie
Al said that he leaped closer to his own time with this baseball leap was only a few years, but I think if they did go linear and each leap was closer to his own time, then it’d be a shorter show.

01;14;53;03 – 01;15;07;07
Heather
Okay, Well, because so far like 1956, he would have been three. Then the next two leap, he was like ten or like early teens, right? So That’s like in the sixties and then seventies.

01;15;07;07 – 01;15;08;21
Albie
I would say it goes back and forth.

01;15;08;25 – 01;15;11;00
Heather
Okay, So far it’s just the pattern.

01;15;11;00 – 01;15;20;19
Albie
It’s go so far. It might go linear, but we got five seasons. Okay, We’d like to take this time to thank our sponsor for this episode.

01;15;20;22 – 01;15;56;23
Heather
Audible.com Audible is a really cool site. I’m actually listening to an audio book right now called Beat Me by Jennifer Crazy, and I signed up for my free month of Audible and got a free eBook and it’s really cool. It splits it up into different parts of the book so it can download, You can download like one part at a time if you’re not in Wi-Fi, if you’re I mean, I have the app for my phone, but I’m sure you can download it on other devices or on your computer at home, but it’s really cool.

01;15;56;24 – 01;16;14;14
Heather
I very much enjoying using Audible. The the app on the iPhone is really cool. You can use like button lists so you like swipe to the left and tap and do things like that. And it has a little picture of the book and has a big pause button in the middle. I don’t know. It’s it’s really cool so far.

01;16;14;20 – 01;16;41;13
Albie
If you’re into listening to podcasts, you’re probably in there listening to audiobooks. It’s a very similar audience. I love audiobooks. The last audiobook I listened to with audible.com was 11 2263, the Stephen King novel about time travel. Time travel, funny enough, and the Kennedy assassination really good book. It was a really good audiobook, unabridged. It was like 30 something hours long, and I was riveted the whole time.

01;16;41;15 – 01;17;05;06
Albie
You can go to our Web site, Quantum Leap podcast, dot com, and click the audible banner to get your free 30 day trial. And that comes with a free audiobook and it’s free. So go to Quantum podcast dot com, click the audible link and sign up through that link and then we’ll get the credit for it and that’ll help out the show.

01;17;05;08 – 01;17;27;16
Albie
Are there things we learned in this show that we’re going to want to keep track of, like how stuff works, why things work, Things I’m thinking of is like, okay, it’s only Sam’s consciousness that leaves the other person’s in the waiting room. We know that. Okay, there’s an imaging chamber at Project Quantum Leap that is seeing everything that Sam sees but in a hologram format.

01;17;27;18 – 01;17;29;19
Albie
And so Sam sees Al as a hologram.

01;17;29;24 – 01;17;35;19
Heather
So like, when he randomly opens a door that doesn’t exist and walks through it. That said, probably the real door in.

01;17;35;19 – 01;17;39;16
Albie
The imaging chamber, which I’m thinking is something similar to a holodeck.

01;17;39;19 – 01;17;48;29
Heather
Yeah. We also learned that he has to fix the problem, the said problem before he can leap again. So some MC.

01;17;49;01 – 01;18;08;21
Albie
Has to figure out what to do and then do it. Yeah. And it might not necessarily be what they think it is at first. Hmm. So it’s almost like a little tiny mystery what you have to do and see. We found out that Al is a ladies man Yes. In this episode, I think three women, Tina, Martha and Brenda.

01;18;08;24 – 01;18;09;12
Heather
Wow.

01;18;09;13 – 01;18;17;01
Albie
Yeah. And that’s just in this episode. We have a contest at Quantum Leap podcast dot com. If you go to our Web site.

01;18;17;04 – 01;18;19;17
Heather
Quantum Leap podcast dot com.

01;18;19;24 – 01;18;42;23
Albie
Pretty easy to remember. There is a contest. We’re hoping that people want to be an interactive part of the show and one of the ways to do that is to be in our first contest, the first eight people to send us an essay entitled What Quantum Leap Means to Me. The first eight people will receive an original Quantum Leap comic book number nine.

01;18;43;00 – 01;18;52;26
Albie
It’s over 20 years old, and all you have to do is send us an essay. If it’s good enough to be read on the air, we’ll read it on our podcast and I will send you a Quantum Leap comic book.

01;18;53;04 – 01;18;53;25
Heather
That’s pretty cool.

01;18;54;01 – 01;18;54;14
Albie
Yes.

01;18;54;19 – 01;19;03;05
Heather
It doesn’t have to be long. There’s no like a minimum of words. It’s not a fancy essay, but we want to hear what what you think.

01;19;03;11 – 01;19;11;11
Albie
You can also just send us an email, what you think of an upcoming episode or what you think of the podcast or anything you want to send.

01;19;11;13 – 01;19;13;22
Heather
Quantum Leap podcast at gmail.com.

01;19;13;22 – 01;19;17;03
Albie
We also are accepting voicemails that we will put on.

01;19;17;03 – 01;19;18;02
Heather
The.

01;19;18;02 – 01;19;27;07
Albie
Podcast, the phone number at Quantum Leap Podcast is 707847668. To give that number, Carl, leave a voicemail and we’ll put it on the show.

01;19;27;11 – 01;19;35;21
Heather
We want to hear from you. It’s more fun when we get feedback, we get talk about that on the air, makes it like we’re interacting with you guys more.

01;19;35;28 – 01;19;56;04
Albie
We are on Twitter and Facebook. You can get to those links again through Quantum Leap podcast dot com Facebook, where our Facebook slash Quantum Leap podcast, Twitter. I believe we’re at Quantum Leap Pod. So many different ways to get a hold of and we look forward to hearing from you. Let’s talk a little bit about how you can watch Quantum Leap.

01;19;56;07 – 01;20;00;00
Heather
Yeah, because if you’re listening to this, you should probably watch the episodes of us.

01;20;00;02 – 01;20;04;00
Albie
Yes If you haven’t watched this episode yet, you’re probably like, What are these people talking about?

01;20;04;02 – 01;20;05;21
Heather
Hopefully we don’t spoil anything for you.

01;20;05;25 – 01;20;14;07
Albie
It is available on Netflix for the most part. Not every episode of Quantum Leap is available on Netflix, but you can watch a lot of it there.

01;20;14;11 – 01;20;15;07
Heather
It’s like a teaser.

01;20;15;14 – 01;20;25;22
Albie
The first pilot movie is not available on Netflix. Weird, available on Hulu. I’d say Hulu or DVD is probably the best way to watch this show.

01;20;25;24 – 01;20;26;28
Heather
They look nice on Hulu.

01;20;27;02 – 01;20;31;05
Albie
Yeah, they’re really high def. I don’t know if they are, but they said a word. I think so.

01;20;31;08 – 01;20;31;25
Heather
You mean they want them.

01;20;31;25 – 01;20;53;28
Albie
To mean it up? They’re really good quality. That’s what we were watching on Hulu and DVD and just to see if there was a difference, I didn’t notice any difference. But if you go to Quantum Leap podcast dot com, we have a Hulu banner and if you go through that banner, you can get a two week free trial and watch every episode of Quantum Leap from start to finish in two weeks and cancel.

01;20;53;28 – 01;20;55;02
Albie
And it doesn’t cost you a thing.

01;20;55;09 – 01;20;56;04
Heather
So there you go.

01;20;56;11 – 01;21;08;12
Albie
But we have a subscription to Hulu. I love Hulu also. You want to buy it on DVD. You can go to our store on Quantum Leap podcast dot com and that’ll click through to Amazon and you can buy it from Amazon.

01;21;08;12 – 01;21;10;21
Heather
It doesn’t matter how you watch it really as long as you do.

01;21;10;26 – 01;21;17;15
Albie
Did you come up with any special trivia or goofs or continuity errors for this episode?

01;21;17;18 – 01;21;32;00
Heather
Let’s see. How about this one, which I noticed, but I thought I was just being crazy. When Peg and Tom are doing the shower mirror scene, the head movements made by Peg are not the same as in the mirror, but I noticed that I thought I was being crazy.

01;21;32;00 – 01;21;38;05
Albie
I didn’t notice that at first, but towards the fifth or sixth viewing I noticed it was very different. And yes.

01;21;38;06 – 01;21;44;19
Heather
Yes, like when she’s like talking about how she looks fat and then they like pull away and they’re looking at the back of her head. It’s not the same.

01;21;44;19 – 01;21;50;10
Albie
Because it’s not a mirror. Actually, it’s a double room with a window in between and two actresses playing the same part.

01;21;50;10 – 01;21;59;12
Heather
The shirt On Sam’s reflection as ball player Tim Fox is not reversed. You can clearly see the buttons and Capital B for the bombers on the right hand side. Yes.

01;21;59;13 – 01;22;06;03
Albie
So that’s that is a goof I didn’t see. Should have been backwards, but it wasn’t early on.

01;22;06;03 – 01;22;21;08
Heather
Al is seen by Sam in the back of the cargo plane with clothing flapping in the wind. Though to Al, his surroundings are nothing but a hologram and there’s nothing around him. Should have any physical effect on him, including wind. Yes, they were just going for the effect on that one. Yeah.

01;22;21;08 – 01;22;26;02
Albie
And he was tired and stuff was blowing around his scarf. I guess it shouldn’t have been, huh?

01;22;26;04 – 01;22;33;16
Heather
When Sam looks into the mirror to see the actor that he has into, he is shocked and moves back. But the actor opposite him is delayed by about half a second.

01;22;33;18 – 01;22;47;19
Albie
I’m sure that’s going to happen a lot because I think back then they didn’t really have video playback when they were filming something. They just filmed it and then they watched it in dailies after it got developed. So by then it was probably too late to go back and reshoot for a little minor things like that.

01;22;47;21 – 01;23;12;16
Heather
Yeah. And like you said on the small screen in center diff, you wouldn’t know in a continuity error. The shaving cream smeared on Sam’s face looks nothing at all like the cream on his reflection face in the mirror. Hmm. I didn’t notice that, but it’s totally possible. Here’s some more continuity errors. When Al is standing next to the jukebox, Sam walks over to the jukebox to make a selection.

01;23;12;16 – 01;23;27;14
Heather
And when Al starts talking, his reflection is visible on the glass. Later in this episode, Sam talking out of the sink of the dressing room at the ballpark. As Sam looks into the mirror, he says he thinks Al is a vampire. To which Al replies, And neurological holograms don’t reflect Sam.

01;23;27;17 – 01;23;31;05
Albie
It’s a little bit of a goof up. I didn’t see Al’s reflection in the jukebox. Yeah.

01;23;31;07 – 01;23;33;11
Heather
Maybe we’re not as nitpicky as I thought we were.

01;23;33;11 – 01;23;41;20
Albie
Yeah, there we go. So what was your favorite part of Genesis? Parts one and two. Not part one or part two. But what do you what was your favorite part?

01;23;41;23 – 01;23;49;04
Heather
I think my favorite part was when she’s like, Hey, flyboy, the squares are gone. One of because that’s what she said.

01;23;49;04 – 01;23;52;20
Albie
It’s like she was hitting on him even though she was just come out of labor.

01;23;52;26 – 01;23;53;11
Heather
Yeah.

01;23;53;13 – 01;24;03;04
Albie
Not. Not the best time, I’m sure. No, I really like the part where, like I said, he called his dad and that whole mini story arc in this episode, how he’s able to talk to his dad.

01;24;03;04 – 01;24;17;04
Heather
So I don’t really connect. Like that’s more what you connect with. That’s probably because I’ve been pregnant that I can connect with that whole thing. So I just what you connect with that you, that you find a favorite part of the episode? Very true.

01;24;17;07 – 01;24;34;07
Albie
I think so. Is there any overall morals or meaning to this episode that you could find? Most episodes of Quantum Leap have to do about serious subjects, or there’s a moral lesson to learn from the episode. There’s a lot of them coming up. Did you see one in this episode?

01;24;34;09 – 01;24;41;18
Heather
Um, I know I think it was this one was just an overall do the right thing, I think, and take care of your family.

01;24;41;18 – 01;24;49;19
Albie
And yeah, I didn’t see any moral or lesson or meaning in this particular episode. This one pretty much for me was just about setting up the series.

01;24;49;19 – 01;24;50;01
Heather
Yeah.

01;24;50;05 – 01;24;55;04
Albie
So I think in future episodes we’ll have more to talk about, about morals and meanings and messages.

01;24;55;11 – 01;24;59;27
Heather
Far more specific as it goes on. But this is just in general, do the right thing.

01;25;00;02 – 01;25;01;24
Albie
Are you excited for the next leap?

01;25;02;01 – 01;25;15;13
Heather
Yeah, because I think I’ve watched this episode way too many times. I’m ready for. A new one. Wednesday, Sam leaps back to the 16th psychedelic and into trouble with a love show. I told everything on Quantum Leap.

01;25;15;15 – 01;25;24;19
Albie
In the next episode of the Quantum Leap Podcast, we discuss the episode Star crossed, where Sam leaps into a sleazy English.

01;25;24;22 – 01;25;25;18
Heather
Professor.

01;25;25;20 – 01;25;31;02
Albie
In the seventies with a special guest star. Very young and beautiful. Teri Hatcher.

01;25;31;05 – 01;25;32;24
Heather
Cool. I know who she is.

01;25;33;01 – 01;25;34;10
Albie
Hey. Hey.

01;25;34;10 – 01;25;36;02
Heather
We’re getting somewhere.

01;25;36;04 – 01;25;38;12
Albie
Between Lois and Clark. The Adventures of Superman.

01;25;38;19 – 01;25;42;24
Heather
Actually, I have seen that one. See what? Really? We’re getting somewhere, right?

01;25;42;24 – 01;25;43;08
Albie
All right.

01;25;43;13 – 01;25;46;25
Heather
We have no Graduated to the late nineties? No.

01;25;46;28 – 01;25;52;14
Albie
So, Heather, back to the Burger Ernst personnel, Trivial Pursuit. Heather, what was the coldest you’ve ever been?

01;25;52;18 – 01;25;54;07
Heather
Microwave popcorn.

01;25;54;09 – 01;25;58;29
Albie
I’m well, I guess podcasting has affected your memory. Or you’re just pulling a joke on me.

01;25;59;01 – 01;26;00;22
Heather
We will never know that.

01;26;00;22 – 01;26;07;03
Albie
All about wrap it up for the first episode of The Quantum Leap Podcast. I’d like to thank you, Heather, for joining me on this journey.

01;26;07;06 – 01;26;12;08
Heather
Yes, thank you for thinking of me as your podcast partner.

01;26;12;10 – 01;26;14;24
Albie
Until next time is Albie and Heather.

01;26;14;26 – 01;26;23;07
Heather
We did it. Did what?

01;26;23;09 – 01;26;53;19
Scott Bakula
You know, maybe this quantum leap isn’t such a bad deal after all. Getting a second chance to put things right to make the world a better place knows what I can accomplish before I’m done.

01;26;53;21 – 01;27;12;22
Heather
Thank you for joining us for this episode of the Quantum Leap Podcast. Go to Quantum Leap Podcast dot com to listen to new episodes. The Quantum Leap Podcast is not affiliated with Bell, Sirius Productions or Universal TV. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get behind the scenes information, exclusive content and be notified first when a new episode is available.

01;27;12;29 – 01;27;38;23
Heather
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01;27;38;25 – 01;27;45;16
Albie
Pressured to lose to prove his theories or lose funding. Pressured to lose pressure to.

01;27;45;22 – 01;27;48;03
Heather
La la la la la la la la la la la.

01;27;48;05 – 01;27;49;24
Albie
Pressure to.

01;27;49;26 – 01;27;52;21
Heather
I hate that I didn’t pick up on that because I’m.

01;27;52;23 – 01;27;54;04
Albie
Saying that’s different.

01;27;54;07 – 01;28;03;02
Heather
I know I’m Instagramming that. I’m podcasting, I’m taking the Quantum Leap podcast. Cool. There’s no Quantum Leap podcast audience here.

01;28;03;05 – 01;28;06;19
Albie
Yeah, we’re quantum on Instagram now. You got to make it.

01;28;06;22 – 01;28;10;15
Heather
I don’t what I’m saying. Let them do that.

01;28;10;18 – 01;28;19;20
Albie
So they get to the Air Force base and they’re having a little meeting and they decided to burn. Dog decided to take.

01;28;19;22 – 01;28;20;14
Heather
You can do it.

01;28;20;16 – 01;28;21;04
Albie
Yes, I can.

01;28;21;11 – 01;28;23;03
Heather
Hi, Faith.

01;28;23;05 – 01;28;25;11
Albie
Currently, I think I don’t watch that show yet.

01;28;25;12 – 01;28;26;29
Heather
He’s currently in drag.

01;28;27;01 – 01;28;31;16
Albie
There’s darker. The other one. I like.

01;28;31;18 – 01;28;32;13
Heather
That. You’re right on that.

01;28;32;14 – 01;28;36;27
Albie
Yes, I see. Yes, yes, yes, yes.

01;28;36;29 – 01;28;40;25
Heather
Hey, the podcast, where I’m silly and delirious, are more fun than the ones that I’m serious.

01;28;40;26 – 01;28;42;24
Albie
I agree. It’s just like.

01;28;42;27 – 01;28;52;26
Heather
Oh ho, and we’re dead. So I say that again because I said, Yeah, what do I say? Oh, crap.

01;28;53;00 – 01;28;54;01
Albie
Oh, boy. That’s what he says.

01;28;54;08 – 01;29;03;29
Heather
Oh, boy. I So just start every sentence with this. Now, you got that out.

01;29;04;01 – 01;29;06;11
Albie
I got to get either one out.

01;29;06;13 – 01;29;17;03
Heather
But it’s funny here. If you start every sentence, so. Exactly. Just start every sentence like that.

01;29;17;06 – 01;29;31;02
Albie
We can do it. It’s. It’s a big challenge. Five seasons. But it’s it’s it’s a great challenge. It’s a big kick.

01;29;31;04 – 01;29;38;28
Heather
Okay. Yeah. It’s funny you write it. She’s, like, dedicated to each of you.

01;29;39;00 – 01;29;45;02
Albie
It’s a great TV show.

01;29;45;05 – 01;29;51;18
Heather
All right, so you’re going to love. I love you.