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Old 02-18-2003, 11:58 AM   #1
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Default 101 The Pilot Episode <AKA Genesis>

Edwards Air Force Base, Kern County, California / Waco, Texas

Dr. Sam Beckett, being pressured by the threat of loss of funding for his time-travel project codenamed "Quantum Leap," decides to hop in the nuclear accelerator early...and vanishes into the past.

He awakens to discover that he is an Air Force test pilot named Tom Stratton. But that's about all he knows. He has amnesia and can only remember portions of his life. He can't even remember his last name. And to make things worse, he doesn't even have his own reflection in the mirror. Everyone sees the physical aura of Tom around Sam's body.

Enter Al, a friend from his own time that appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. Al informs Sam that the project has gone "a little ca-ca." Best he can tell, God or fate or time has grabbed Sam and now he must put right a wrong in the life of Tom Stratton in order to leap back home. He has to break Mach 3 in the experimental X-2 jet and live, since in the original history, Tom died in the test.

Later in the episode, Sam leaps again, this time into the life of a ballplayer named Fox. Here Al tells Sam his last name, and he is able to contact his father who is still alive at the time.

Written by: Donald P. Bellisario
Directed by: David Hemmings

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Last edited by Dman176; 07-29-2005 at 08:38 PM. Reason: Adding additional information
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