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5 ? This is an excellent episode! One of my personal favorites! 8 100.00%
4 ? This episode was great! I will definitely tell others about it. 0 0%
3 ? This episode was good. It was worth reading. 0 0%
2 ? This episode was like the neutral zone ? I am indifferent. 0 0%
1 ? Bellisario would be rolling in his grave if he had one. 0 0%
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Old 04-30-2004, 05:18 AM   #1
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Future's End
December 31, 2034


Stallion's Gate, New Mexico


In the first of a trilogy of leaps, Sam leaps as himself into his own future?a future in which he never returned home. When a woman named Isabella finds him and leads him to the remnants of what was once PQL, Sam discovers the existence of a fanatical cult devoted to his legacy being led by a group of religious zealots. Is it truly peace they are after or something diabolical? And through it all, can Sam find a way to change the tragic fates of his family and friends after such a long absence? (1 of 3)


Written by: Damon C. Sugameli


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Old 04-30-2004, 05:20 AM   #2
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Default Re: 1031 Lifetime: Future's End

Our rating system this season consisted of six raters! We took the average of six raters and came up with an average for that episode.

Based on ratings of 10 being the highest and 1 being the lowest, the average of this episode was: 9.75


Some of the comments given were:

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Valery S. Gemini said:
I've read literally hundreds of Leapfics, but among them almost none (apart from maybe 2 or 3 not worth to be remembered) explore the "other end" of the string: Sam's future post-PQL present timeline. So this one is quite a novelty.

I don't know -and I don't mind- if this story is "QL canon" or not. It's so different from what we're used to... but throughout all the VS, I've ALWAYS tried to keep in mind what Don B. would have done with his characters if he'd had the chance to pursue their adventures on TV - surely, sooner or later, he'd have thought about exploring Sam's future? I had even considered for a while writing a fanfic in that style myself...

Now I don't need to, after having read Damon's version of "the other end of the string" I only have one single comment: perfect! Writing about the future - Sam's, PQL's, but ours as well- could mean many traps, but he avoided all of them: every single thing he says IS credible, there's not any "poor writer's tricks". I'd already been very impressed by "Second Genesis" so I'd hoped to read more from Damon soon. This is brilliant, I do hope we'll read more of the kind next year.

Which brings me to THE ONLY bad thing about this story: knowing that we'll have to be patient throughout the whole summer break to read its conclusion! Will Sam keep on leaping or will this be the end of the VS, period? The "human part" of me wants to read about Sam going back home at last, meeting his son, kissing his wife... but the "QL fan part" wants to read more and more, endless leaping stories!!!

Rating: 10, 11, 12... (well, I'll have to stop at 10)
Wonderful, Damon!

RATING: 10

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Sporty said:
I would rate LIFETIME: FUTURE'S END a 9 (This was a great story. Will definitely tell others about it.)

RATING: 9.0

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Morris Finkle said:
Away.... awww!

RATING: NR

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Seeker said:
No comment given.

RATING: 10

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Sparky said:
I have to admit that this is one for the books, Damon! Keep it up. Can't wait for next week's! I'm sure that it's going to be just as intriguing.

RATING: 10

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Kazzi said:
Unable to rate.

RATING: NR

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Old 05-17-2004, 11:49 AM   #3
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Well, Valery has said it all, but I guess I just want to add -
Well done Damon, absolutely brilliant!
Normally with multi parters I wait until they are all published to avoid the 'edge of the seat til next week' syndrome.
But I couldn't wait with this one.
I took it to fill the waiting time while my husband was undergoing tests in the hospital - I swear they nearly admitted me to the psychiatric ward!
I laughed aloud, I gasped and put my hand over my mouth, I had tears trickling down my cheeks.
And yes, I am teetering on the edge of my seat waiting for part two, and heaven knows how I am going to last through hiatus.
Keep it coming, Dman! You rock!
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Old 05-19-2004, 06:17 AM   #4
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Damon, I've finished reading the final version and well, what can I say? I'm totally dumbstruck for once. A GREAT story that had me in tears, even on the second reading.

A well thought out plot and very well written, this is definitely a MUST read for all Quantum Leap fans.

AND as I've already had a sneak preview of part 2, here's a word of WARNING!! The roller-coaster ride doesn't stop here
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Thank you, Helen and Sue, and to the raters as well! As I've stated elsewhere, this is an idea I've had for close to ten years, and I'm pleased to finally be able to tell it. A few minor details had to be tweaked to have it fit into TVS continuity, but I think it worked out pretty well. Even though the character of Isabella was first introduced in Sue and Ruthie's RPG, The Leap Continues, I felt that she could find a place in the TVS universe too. I've left it open for her return in Sue's virtual spinoff series, Into the Future, but if the situation allows, she could always show up again in the Virtual Seasons somehow, I'm sure.

And by the way, even though her avatar picture is Nicole Kidman over at TLC, I decided to recast Isabella for "Future's End" and Sue's series. The actress, Alicia Witt, is actually closer to the age I envisioned her being:



She's a real-life child prodigy too, so it wouldn't be too off-the-mark for her to play a character who is the offspring of a genius. Beauty and brains in one! *sigh*
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Old 09-29-2004, 09:42 PM   #6
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All I can say Damon is, WOW! Very well done, well thought out, written, and a great special guest star. Alicia Witt(an actress whom I'm not familiar with at all) fits the description of Isabella Fulton. Also, the mother of a character that I created is mentioned in this ep.
Rating of Lifetime: Future's End: 5
A door has been left open for a possible upcoming episode of TVS too. Excellent job indeed, Damon!

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Old 10-09-2004, 08:39 PM   #7
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Wow, Damon... simply amazing. It was certainly worth the wait to read this one, so now I can read all three at once.

One thing that I've noticed in a lot of the most recent episodes is that St. John's name has been wrong... the Roman numeral following his name should be "V" (= 5) instead of "VI" (= 6).

"There must be a cloud in my head.
Rain keeps falling from my eyes.
Oh no, it can't be teardrops,
for a man ain't supposed to cry."

That basically sums up my feelings about the entire disaster caused by Sammy Jo at PQL... I was on the brink of a downpour!

I'm certain parts two and three will be the same calibre. My rating: 5.

... Mike. ^_^

P.S. Trivia question: what song are the lines above from and how does it relate to QL?
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Old 10-10-2004, 11:35 AM   #8
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This taken from the season 7 summaries
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We are introduced to Edward St. John VI, son of Edward St. John from a previous timeline
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Are you serious? This whole time I thought it was the St. John from "A Leap for Lisa"... mang, I should really read season seven.

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Old 10-11-2004, 06:55 AM   #10
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LOL! Yeah, Mike, it was supposed to be Edward St. John the Fifth's son, although I do believe that MJ and AJ had envisioned Roddy McDowell playing the role anyway... kind of like how Kimberly Cullum played both Abigail and Sammy Jo as children.

Anyway, thank you, Mike and Steve for your kind comments. I'm glad you both enjoyed it! All 3 of these ideas were originally separate stories; the future story was the one I had the easiest time writing because most of it was already charted out in my head for the better part of the last 10 years. I always knew I wanted to have it end with Sam meeting his older self just before he died, so that he could see firsthand what would happen if he didn't listen to what the Bartender told him in "Mirror Image." I wanted to come up with a way to make it possible for Sam to return home after it was already established in MI that he never did. Hopefully, I conveyed that in this first story.

It should also be noted that when I first started writing a rough draft of this a couple of years back, the female character was not related to Sam at all. Also, the prologue was a lot longer and focused on Al, thinking about his friend lost in time forever. With the knowledge that "A Bold Leap Forward" is supposed to center on Sammy Jo, I thought it might be fun to play around with her attempting to leap after her father and have something go dreadfully wrong in the process.

I'm still extremely proud of this story compared to all the rest of the stories I've written so far. I'm glad that I was finally able to share this with people!

P.S. I can promise you haven't seen the last of Isabella in TVS. I still might actually cross her over into Sue's series, but remember: in the present, she has yet to be born. So, she'll be reappearing in some form or another!
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So, she'll be reappearing in some form or another!
How TRUE!!!!

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This story is wonderfully written. It shows a dark, dreary, and depressing future. It's really depressing how Sam comes home in 2035 only to die. That's 40 years of leaping.
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