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Old 01-19-2015, 11:18 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by ChickenStu View Post
With 24: Live Another Day being such a success and the recent announcements of new Twin Peaks and The X-Files limited series - I'm wondering if attention will soon be turned to Quantum Leap?

The ending of the series finale will be a tough one to swerve but I reckon it could be handled either two ways.

1. The first episode of the new series could open up with "Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home... or did he?

2. The first episode involves Al changing the timeline somehow making it possible for Sam Beckett to return home some day.

Then we could have a new 12 episode series set 20 years after the final episode that actually does end with Sam Beckett returning home.

I'm sure Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell would be interested in bringing Quantum Leap back. I guess the only stumbling block is was it really as big as 24 or The X-Files? Did it have the cultural impact of Twin Peaks?

Either way - I'm hoping this recent craze of "Limited Event Series" has gotten Mr Bellisario's attention.
Oh, I'm sorry to be so "pessimistic" but there is one little problem: That Dr. Sam Beckett never returned home not because he couldn't but because he didn't want to. Of course "Mirror Image" is open to every interpretation possible in this Universe, but I think the "Sam never returned home because he didn't want to and he wanted to keep on leaping from one place to another, fixing all the things that were within his reach to make this world a better place" theory is one of the right ones. He can go home whenever he wants to because he is in control now (as Al the bartender tells him at some point), he just chooses not to. So, in this context, making an entire (limited) season just to send him home at the end of it wouldn't work, because sending him home is not a fitting ending anymore. Might have been in '93 but not today. I think Bellisario ended his show brilliantly, he just ran out of time. He didn't have any more chances to let QL grow, because this was a show that deserved at least 10 seasons, even if it was going to end the same way. I certainly wouldn't want anything like what you proposed. It'd be very predictable and disappointing, in my opinion. Bellisario's ending works for me, the only issue is, I repeat, that it was shown too soon.

And nope. Quantum Leap is a cult classic, no doubt about that. But it never was as big as all those other shows you mentioned. Most people might remember The X Files or Twin Peaks, but only a few rememeber QL. QL has become a somewhat obscure show and I believe that one of the many reasons for that is because it hasn't aged particularly well (another consequence of it ending way too soon).
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