The results are in!
This year's Quantum Leap Fandom Awards are now closed.
See you in Jaunary 2006!
Q: What are the Quantum Leap
A: The Quantum Leap Fandom Awards is an annual awards showcase by the fans, for the fans.
All fans have equal ability to nominate the item that they think are the best in any
Q: How do I nominate a Web site, story, or other item?
A: That's easy! Just go to the Nominations section on this board
and post your suggestion under the approriate category. For example, if you want to
suggest "Gooshie's Web Site" for the Best Overall Web Site award, write a
message under the "Best Overall Web Site" thread. You can even give a brief
description if you wish.
Q: What kind of "items" are you talking about?
A: "Quantum Leap" fandom is majorly located on the Internet, spread over many
countries. Since anybody with Internet access can view the nominees, nominated items are
restricted to be online. Therefore, "items" are defined to be a fan Web site (or
major sub-section of a Web site), a virtual series's Web site, a piece of artwork, a
specific story (short or long), a music video, and so on. Just check out the Nomination
section to see the various categories.
Q: How do nominees for the awards get chosen?
A: After the nomination period is finished, the awards committee will choose a selection
of the nominees to be put up for voting. At that point, voting is open to anybody to
choose, at maximum, one nominee for each category. Whichever gets the most votes from the
fans will win the award.
Q: What will the winner of the award receive?
A: The satisfaction that the "Quantum Leap" community thinks that you are number
one! You also will be able to post an image (if applicable) alongside the winning item to
boast about your win.
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Audio / Video Production Awards
Virtual Series / Fan-Fiction Awards
Informative: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site
With everything from an episode guide to the latest on the DVD releases, Al's Place
contains almost anything you could ever need to know about "Quantum Leap". If
you can't find it on the site, then certainly it is somewhere in the Leaping Links
section. It is definitely the resource for many a Leaper.
Innovative: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site
With programs such as TEA (The Episode Adoption) for building the episode guide, as well
as a handy, user-friendly navigation system, Al's Place wins for innovation. The ease of
use and encouragement for fan interaction is probably why this site won the award.
Improved: Project Quantum Leap
Though the name is not original, this Web site was the best to have an improved look in
2004. The simple navigation and interesting content make it a great site in general.
Overall: Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site
After taking the two awards for being informative and innovative, it is hardly a surprise
that Al's Place was voted the best overall "Quantum Leap" Web site of 2004. As
was mentioned, the navigation is easy to use, and with so much information, it is amazing
to be able to find things so easily. The search function comes in handy as well.
Beyond that, the site is translated into other languages besides English (with ambitions
for more), and is continuously updated. Brian Greene, the Web site's author, has all
reason to be proud of his creation.
Bakula: Scott Bakula Online
One of the major Scott Bakula sites on the Internet, Scott Bakula Online has a wonderful
user interfact with many interesting features and tonnes of information about the actor.
Though some sections are still under development, it was voted the best hands down.
Stockwell: Official Stockwell Appreciation Society
Although Dean Stockwell is not as high-profile as his "Quantum Leap" co-star,
there are quite a few sites dedicated to this actor as well. The Official Stockwell
Appreciation Society Web site contains a wealth of information about Dean's current
appearances, historical articles, quotes, and so much more. It is run by the Sassies, with
much of the information coming from their mailing list.
Quantum Leap: Al's Place Quantum Leap Online Community
This ezboard message board has been around for about 2.5 years and currently has nearly
400 members. There is constant activity on the board and has a wonderful moderation team
who keep the community feeling like your local hangout. Beyond talking about "Quantum
Leap", there are forums for posting fan fiction, discussing the recent Visions
Columns, as well as a bustling off-topic forum. It is a place many call home on the Web.
Favourite Quantum Leap: Al's Place Quantum Leap Online Community
Not surprisingly, Al's Place message board has also won the retroactive award for all-time
Stockwell: theSassies (acclaimated)
Nearly 50 members on this Yahoo! Group mailing list can attain that it is the best
resource for talking about Dean Stockwell. Calling themselves the Sassies (SAS = Stockwell
Appreciation Society), this group of Stockwell fans talk about his film and TV
appearances, as well as his other connections in Hollywood and beyond.
Bakula: Scott Bakula Fan Forum
Probably the busiest Scott Bakula community, Scott Bakula Fan Forum is an ezboard message
board, currently with 274 members. They talk about all things Scott, especially his
telvision, stage, and movie career. There is even a forum for those who have met him to
talk about their encounter.
Virtual Series/ Fan-Fiction Awards
Best Dramatic Story: "The Little
When Sam leaps into an autistic eight-year old, Al has a hard time when there seems to be
a lot of magnafluxing with the leapee. Shawn P. Deal, the story's author, should be proud
of himself for dealing with this affliction with such a touching story.
Best Historical Story: "Along a
Shawn P. Deal's first of two stories in 2004, both of which aired on Quantum Leap: The
Virtual Seasons (episode 1022), deals with Sam leaping into Peru and having to prevent
various murders by foreign militants trying to oust the Spanish "invaders". It
portrays an important historical point about Sout America.
Best Overall Story:
"Lifetime" trilogy (acclaimated)
With no contenders for this category, Damon C. Sugameli's "Lifetime" trilogy,
which also aired on Quantum Leap: The Virtual Seasons (episodes 1032, 1101, and 1102), was
awarded for its complete excellence. Sam travels to the past, the present, and even the
future in these three episodes, bringing together many aspects of our hero's
All-time Favourite Story: "The Final Solution" and "ETC"
Sue Johnson's "The Final Solution" aired as episodes 1001 and 1002 on Quantum
Leap: The Virtual Seaons. Sam leaps into the end of World War II as a prisoner at a
concentration camp in Auschwitz, Poland. One can be inevitably brought to tears many times
during the story as it progresses.
"ETC", a 20-part story by Christina L. Bartruff, has the tagline
"In 1960, Lt. Elizabeth Townsend was stationed at Pensacola NAS, Florida. Little did
she know she would meet the man who would change her life forever......"
Best Virtual Series: Quantum Leap: The
Starting out in 1999 with a "virtual sixth season" having 18 episodes, Quantum
Leap: The Virtual Seasons has grown by leaps (pun intended!) and bounds to have five more
seasons at 32 episode each, greatly expanding on the universe established by Donald P.
Bellisario's original television series. It has 28 talented authors as varied as the
series itself, all of whom have aided in the growth of this virtual series.
A.J. Burfield and M.J. Cogburn, the co-founders, have given the Quantum Leap community the
perfect opportunity to feel as though the series has continued.
Best Role-Playing Game: Future's Past
As with most of the other "Quantum Leap" RPGs on the Internet, this game started
off after Sam's next leap after Al's Place. Things are going wrong at the Project and Sam
is having a tough time on his leap.
Though the players come and go, the story has been going for over two years and continues
to press on.
All-time Favourite Role-Playing Game:
Quantum Leap RPG
This RPG, which started out at the end of 1999 on ONElist, is self-declared as the
original "Quantum Leap" RPG on the Internet. Sam has returned home, only to have
on of Al's daughters leap in order to prevent a catastrophic event at the Project.
Eventually, she falls into the hands of Lothos, which launched an entirely-new scene for
Although dwindling in numbers in the past year, the story still goes on, slowly but
surely, and is a favourite to many.
Audio/Video Production Awards
Play: "Gifts, Small and Temporary"
One of three "Quantum Leap" radio plays released in 2004, this play takes place
at Christmas time and gives Sam and Al a chance to talk. It's truly a great Christmastime
Favourite Audio Play: "The Impossible Dream"
Another one of 2004's offerings, "The Impossible Dream" delves into Sam
Beckett's innermost thoughts about his quantum leaping lifestyle. A wonderful job by all
Video: "For Donna"
Did you ever thing that The Calling's "Wherever You Will Go" could be so
emotional when put to video? This music video features scenes from "The Leap
Back" and "Star-Crossed" put together just perfectly with the song.
Favourite Music Video: "A Tribute to Quantum Leap"
Released in late 2003, "A Tribute to Quantum Leap" is an amazing collection of
scenes from the series, showing the epitomy of our favourite television program.
Favourite Episode: "M.I.A."
One of the most moving episode of the original "Quantum Leap" series, it was
tied at six votes with "Catch a Falling Star". The Awards Committee decided that
"M.I.A." deserved the award over its chief competitor.
Favourite Novel: Angels Unaware
Touted by many Leapers as (one of) the best "Quantum Leap" novels, L. Elizabeth
Storm's story won this year's retroactive award.
Biggest Fan: Brian Greene
The "bartender" of Al's Place - A Quantum Leap Fan Site has been a pillar of the
online Quantum Leap fanbase. Beyond the Web site, he also runs the Al's Place Quantum Leap
Online Community and The Starbright Project.
All-time Favourite Game: Quantum Leap
This game, currently on its 335th week, gives Leapers a weekly chance to guess at ten
screenshots from the original series to see if they can tell which episode they come from.
Weekly results are announced on the Quantum Leap Usenet newsgroup.
Best Quantum Leap Product: Quantum
Leap: The Complete First Season
Universal's first offering of "Quantum Leap" on DVD was well received by the
fans. It has the original airings exactly as seen in 1989 (except for "Play It Again,
Seymore") along with bonus features, such as interviews with Donald P. Bellisario,
Scott Bakula, and Dean Stockwell.
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