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tina_als_girl 06-22-2004 10:41 AM

QL TV Movie--It *is* in the works! (Well... it was.)
There's a guy who does movie reviews, and he went to Cinevegas 2004, where Dean Stockwell was in attendance. On his website, this reviewer has written reviews of the movies he saw at Cinevegas:

Well, in his report on "The Boy With Green Hair", the person writes the following:

Following the film, Stockwell and Hopper engaged in a candid and most intimate Q & A in which they talked about everything from The Boy With Green Hair to their appearing together in David Lynch's brilliant Blue Velvet. They were both humble and clearly in love with their craft.

Stockwell even spoke about Quantum Leap which was met with a huge round of applause. He said that when he took on the role of Al in the cult hit TV series, Hopper joked that it would be the end of his career. And here's an interesting scoop. Stockwell said that a new Quantum Leap TV movie is being developed and would feature Sam Beckett's daughter as a new leaper. Stockwell said he too would be involved and hoped to get rolling on the movie sometime next year. I guess nothing is official, but there's a strong chance it is going to happen.

Well, at least we know for sure now that Dean's planning to be involved in the movie, just as we'd been hearing about!


MikeKraken 06-22-2004 11:15 AM

:eek :eek Whoa! This is AMAZING!!! Thanks for sharing this with us, Joy. :D :D :D :D I can't wait to hear more! :drool

... Mike. ^____^

McDuck 06-22-2004 11:16 AM

This is wonderful news! Thanks for picking up on this and sharing it with us, Joy! :D :D

alsplacebartender 06-22-2004 12:41 PM



tina_als_girl 06-22-2004 01:42 PM

Well, the real credit goes to Claire from the Sassies. She's the one who found and posted the link on the Sassies Yahoogroup.


Avilos Mot 06-22-2004 01:43 PM

Wonderful NEWS!
Great to hear from Dean himself! It aiming for production next year explains why there was no mention in Sci-Fi plans for this year. I am glad Don has not given up on this. With the DVDs starting to come out, more and more people are remembering how great QL is and wanting to see more of it! This is the perfect time for a comeback!

:hurray :hurray :hurray :hurray :hurray :hurray

Al's Handlink 06-22-2004 01:59 PM

Re: Wonderful NEWS!
Finally. I was begining to think the idea had been scrapped.
:joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :joy :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :rollin :cheers :cheers :cheers :cheers :cheers :cheers

DeadZoneLeaper 06-22-2004 06:42 PM

Re: Wonderful NEWS!
Ohhhhh boyyyyyyyy!!!!!!!

QL Damsel 06-22-2004 09:51 PM

Re: Wonderful NEWS!
This is great news and I can't wait to hear more about it.

Thanks Claire and Joy!


RossBeckett 06-22-2004 11:27 PM

Re: Wonderful NEWS!
I was over at the Magnum PI forum at where I first read a rumor that DPB is also making a Magnum telefilm in which good ole' Tom Selleck will be in. Looks like DPB is pretty busy. It would be great to see a Magnum and Quantum revivals. Actually I really want/need a Quantum revival and need just the seasons of Magnum on DVD. I posted that in the off topic realm. That's because I haven't seen most of the episodes of Magnum PI.
So, is the Quantum revival really coming as soon as this fall?

~Steve(aka RossBeckett)

ziggysego 06-23-2004 02:28 AM

Great news Joy

Although I never doubted the Telefilm was going to be made, I did have my doubts whether or not Dean Stockwell would be involved. Good to have it confirmed by him. It is worrying though to hear him state that it isnt 100% official yet that Bold Leap is going ahead.

In relation to Magnum. Yes, they're making a film of it too. It won't be a telefilm and Tom Selleck isn't involved. Instead, it is being remade for the cinema screen and George Clooney has landed the title role. I hope it won't become a cheesy remake like other nameless examples.

Leap On!

jannagalaxy 06-23-2004 03:15 AM


OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!


This is ONE HECK of a happy leaper!

Janna Galaxy :joy :hurray

Biridox 06-23-2004 12:24 PM

:wave :wave : :wave



grahfcard 06-24-2004 12:16 AM

that's so great! i first heard about this back in...what was it? september i guess, but it was only a rumour so i couldn't take it for good. but now that dean said it, it must be true. i think the rumour said it would be called a bold leap forward but i'm not sure...

Neverreturnedhome 06-24-2004 03:08 AM

hmmmmmmmm until its offical <whimpers8o

marthaewood 06-29-2004 05:01 PM

Re: re
I've been thinking about something lately... Sammy Jo was born in 67...the QL project (Sam first leap) was in 1995 and 20 yrs from 1995 is of course 2015. Well Sammy Jo would be 47-48 yrs old. Way too old (if the audience they are trying to reach is a younger one) to be the leaper. Hopefully it will be a daughter from Donna not Sammy Jo that will be the leaper. Guess I'll just have to wait and see.

tina_als_girl 06-29-2004 06:22 PM

Re: re
Now, see, that's what I've been wondering about, too. However, does the "20 years after" in the Bold Leap Forward summary begin from 1995--when Sam first Leaped--or 2000--when Sam completely disappeared from the Project during the events of Mirror Image?

Let's say that Sam and Donna conceived a daughter during the events of The Leap Back. That occurred in Sept. 1999, so the child would be born in 2000. If we take the "20 years after" as being from 1995, that would put us in 2015, and the daughter would only be 15 years old. That seems a bit young.

However, if the "20 years" is calculated from 2000, that would make the daughter 20 years old... the perfect age for a lead role in a sci-fi series.

Seeing as how this whole "20 years after" thing is coming into play, Sammy Jo seems to be out of the running. A granddaughter of Sam's would be plausible, but they've distinctly said it will be Sam's *daughter* Leaping.

I dunno. I guess we'll find out sooner or later.


grahfcard 06-30-2004 09:00 AM

Re: re
i bet it's sammy jo, and i'd like it too. i remember a scene where sammy jo asks sam if he believes in miracles, and he says yes if time travell is a miracle, then she says i'd like to travel through time one day.
could her role have been planned from before?

DeadZoneLeaper 06-30-2004 11:06 AM

Re: re
If it's a different daughter, might it effect the QL: The Virtual Series (plug) continuity at all?

alsplacebartender 07-05-2004 01:03 PM

Re: re
Dean Stockwell's name has been added to the cast list over at the IMDB page for A Bold Leap Forward!

McDuck 07-05-2004 04:07 PM

Re: re
Well, that's definitely a good sign!!! :) Thanks for the heads up!

MikeKraken 07-07-2004 11:14 PM

Dean on IMDb
IMDb can't always be trusted, since it mostly gets its sources from volunteers (such as myself, not to say I'm untrustworthy :lol ).

I guess we'll see what happens in the coming months.

... Mike. ^_^

traininvain 07-27-2004 05:42 PM

I'm really excited to hear about this!
I saw something about this on <a href="" target="_blank">IMDB</a>, but I thought this was just a poor guys wishful thinking. Lo and Behold: Dude, this is hot!:leappark

ChaChaChelsey 07-28-2004 12:06 AM

Re: re
Hey Everyone! I'm new to the board, but have found it to be very informative! However, I do have a question.....I never saw QL when it originally aired, (I was 7 when is began) but I fell in love with it when it began being aired on USA, however...I haven't seen all of the episodes (been watching them on the SciFi Network trying to catch-up!) Please explain to me who Sammy Jo is, and what episode we find out about her in. I have seen the episode where Sam and his wife are reunited, but did we meet her then? Sorry to sound so naive, but I simply haven't seen every episode and REALLY want to understand!:D
Also...while I've read the movietimeline thread (very detailed by the way:D ) has ther been any word on where Scott Bakula stands with this idea? Seems like he wanted to be involved, but with Star Trek now...can he?

Thanks for putting up with me!!!!

SueJBakula 07-28-2004 11:07 AM

Re: re
We first hear about Sammy Jo in the 3rd episode of the Trilogy episodes from season 5. Trilogy (i) will be showing on Friday 30 July, 04 on my web site with the concurrent episodes following weekly thereafter (That's if my Video Card holds out. The last 2 captures I've done have been poor quality, so please accept my apologies).

Dman176 07-28-2004 06:00 PM

Re: Sammy Jo
I'll give a bit more info: Sammy Jo Fuller is actually Sam's biological daughter through a leap, not through Donna. "Trilogy" revolved around a girl/young adult named Abigail Fuller. Sam leaped into her life three times: first in 1955 as her father when she was about 10 years old or so (Part I), then into her fianc? in 1966 when she was in her early 20s (Part II), and finally into a lawyer who defended her in 1978 when she was in her 30s (Part III).

In the 1966 leap, Sam gave in to the lust he felt for her and they shared a night together; then when he leaped into 1978, he discovered that Abigail had a daughter named Samantha Josephine Fuller, who was 11 years old (do the math ;) ). At the end of the episode, Al reveals that she's working at Project Quantum Leap and has a theory on how to get Sam home. That was the first and last time we ever heard of her in the series, but it's speculated that if the show had continued, she might have reappeared as an adult (especially since the original ending to "Mirror Image" had Al leaping after Sam into the future.)

If you don't want to wait until you get to see the episode, you can read a detailed synopsis of all 3 episodes here:

Or, just go to these individual links:

One Little Heart
For Your Love
The Last Door

That should bring you up-to-date! You definitely owe it to yourself to watch that 3-parter when you finally see it on Sci-Fi or whatever. It was very memorable! :)

ChaChaChelsey 07-29-2004 09:22 PM

Re: Sammy Jo
Thanks for all the info. Between this and the episode guides I was able to figure it out. Makjes it much easier to understand the many possible movie plot discussions!! Thanks for the help!

SueJBakula 08-01-2004 05:24 PM

I've sorted out my problems with the Video Card and recaptured Trilogy pt1 and it's up on my website now ,Trilogy pt 2 follows on Friday :nut

ChaChaChelsey 08-04-2004 06:03 PM

Thanks Sue. I watched part one yesterday, it was great..can't wait for part two. It's been so much fun to rediscover this show, being I never did see it when it originally aired, I was only 7 during the pilot episode! So there's a lot I don't know about...Thanks TO ALL for being so helpful and explaining story lines to me! I just got my Season One DVD's, now I can't wait for Season Two (and I'm sure I'm not alone in this anticipation ;)


McDuck 08-04-2004 06:18 PM

October26thOctober26thOctober26thOctober26th :lol

ChaChaChelsey 08-05-2004 10:13 PM

See! I know I wasn't alone! (I may have to take that weekend off from work so I can watch them all! ;)

ArtyHelen 10-13-2004 01:12 PM

Scott 'confirmed'
Scott has been added now, too, or did someone already mention that?


MikeKraken 10-13-2004 04:18 PM

Re: Scott 'confirmed'
Yep, that's been mentioned in a discussion in the main thread (Kimberly Cullum to reprise her role of Sammy Jo Fuller!) already, but thanks for bringing it up in here, too. <G>

... Mike. ^_^

tracylpn 10-15-2004 12:00 AM

Hi.... I noticed on that Kimberly Cullum is now listed to play a character called "Donna Fuller." Does anyone know what that is about? This was under the cast and crew section of the movie "Quantum Leap: A Bold Leap Forward." Earlier, she had been listed as playing Sammy Jo Fuller. I wonder who changed that listing? Does anyone know anything about this? I'm just curious.... Thanks!

Alex1138 12-31-2004 04:31 AM

It wont be the same with diferent people. Maybe they should let it lay.

Dman176 12-31-2004 04:03 PM

They said the same thing about Star Trek: The Next Generation. Besides, Don Bellisario is behind the wheel of this project, and Dean IS going to be involved, with Scott still making appearances from time to time. I would hold off judgment until it actually airs. Of course, it's not going to be the EXACT same as the original... but you never know, maybe it will be even better. It at least deserves a chance to get out of the door.

plifbot 01-17-2005 10:21 AM

It's funny...I remember the amount of Trek fans who were insistent they wouldnt be watching the Next Gen when news of that broke!! The ol' "Kirk and Spock are the only Star Trek for me" syndrome...and now the Next gen timeline is the accepted norm for Trek (tho Enterprise may change that)
I'm looking forward to it immensely!! I need SOMETHING to live for after Star Wars episode 3 comes out!! :lol
Mind you, I've also got the new Dr Who to look forward to, too!!!
Cant wait for new QL, tho!!

tina_als_girl 01-17-2005 03:10 PM


I need SOMETHING to live for after Star Wars episode 3 comes out!!
Amen to that! It's just going to be weird not having another SW movie to look forward to... no more being the first in line for the midnight showings... no more sold-out audiences singing Happy Birthday to you...


Avilos Mot 01-17-2005 11:14 PM

Ditto To That!
I have been a Star Wars fan my whole life. I have been speculating about the events of Episode III for years. I am actually planning on going to the Star Wars Celebration in Indianapolis in April. I have never really gone to any type of convention before, but it is a once in life thing with this being the last movie.

naggin dragon 06-27-2005 09:34 AM

Hi all. I'm a huge Quantum Leap fan and creaming myself over the possibility of the TV movie / new series.

I read some good points about Sammy Jo being too old to be the new leaper if the movie/series was set 20 years after Sam disappeared, but if a daughter had been conceived between Donna and Sam on the Leap Back she'd be just the right age.

My theory is that YES Sam and Donna conceived, and this child will be the new leaper. I also think that Sammy Jo, who is working on Project Quantum Leap, will be her hologram. This would work out well because Sam's hologram, Al, is much older than Sam, as is Alia's hologram Zoe.

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