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Old 04-07-2023, 03:46 AM   #1
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Default What Settings and scenarios would you like to see for Bens leaps in Season 2??

Season 1 has to be praised for some of the more interesting settings they placed Ben in for his leaps, for example Space, in a Time Loop, Earthquake, Plane Hijack and many more.

Where would you like to see the producers leap Ben into?

In the O.G we saw Sam as a monkey, active war zone in Vietnam, pregnant girl, Bermuda triangle and dealing with Evil Leapers.

What are your thoughts for season 2?
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Old 04-10-2023, 01:21 AM   #2
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I'd like to see Ben stretch himself into situations he isn't comfortable with as well as gain skills he is lacking - that or we get the ability to sub a leaper so the most qualified team member is there. It's okay to be against killing but you need fighting and action skills - Sam was an actual medical doctor and a pretty solid fighter - he wasn't into killing but if it was kill or be killed Sam understood that it was not only okay to fight or bluff with force - if once in a great while the villain died he accepted that also.

Ben did use his boxing experiamce but he was clearly outmatched by Martinez and got very lucky.

Since we are no longer limited to Ben's lifetime I'd like to play with that and have him end up at a Ren Faire (yes I know there was a novel like that) different story but a setting like that has potential.

Put him on a cruise ship - that could be fun.

How about an old time immigration or trade voyage across the ocean. Castle Garden or Ellis Island involved perhaps.

Put him on a farm learning to milk cows and the like.

Send him to Elk Ridge Indiana but Sam is a distinguished alumni, giving Ben and new viewers more connections to him without being overwhelming.

Have him try life as a delivery ap driver

Does Ben have any artistic/musical/craft talents or interesting hobbies? Give him a leap where he explores a hobby.

How about a dinner theater actor?

A post man with an important letter that previously got lost

Meeting a child/teen aged Al Calivicci while he is an orphan - possibly involving his sister Trudy.

A fire fighter

A park ranger
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Old 04-10-2023, 10:15 AM   #3
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I'd like to see Ben stretch himself into situations he isn't comfortable with as well as gain skills he is lacking - that or we get the ability to sub a leaper so the most qualified team member is there. It's okay to be against killing but you need fighting and action skills - Sam was an actual medical doctor and a pretty solid fighter - he wasn't into killing but if it was kill or be killed Sam understood that it was not only okay to fight or bluff with force - if once in a great while the villain died he accepted that also.

Ben did use his boxing experiamce but he was clearly outmatched by Martinez and got very lucky.
That's one of Bens biggest flaws and why many critics of the show say they have made him a pacifist physicist.

Compare him to the great Dr Sam Beckett, whe was a child prodigy, an IQ of over 200+, 6 or 7 doctorates, inventor of a time travel accelerator and A.I super computer and to round him off training in various Martial Arts. He was an all-rounder who could out think and out fight anybody in whatever situation he was put in.

Ben on the other hand is limited first by the producers philosophy of leaping ONLY Ben's consciousness and NOT his body which makes him automatically more
vulnerable and having to work that much harder in his leaps but second he doesn't match up to Sam.

Some would say Ben is a more realistic leaper who has to learn on the job as opposed to the all knowing all-action Sam who was an 80's era Reagans wet dream LOL. I think being thrown around the unpredictability of time and put in vulnerable situations as a leaper you would need every skill and string to your bow from the onset.

Perhaps in Season 2 they will experiment more with Addison as the leaper as originally planned, she is an ex soldier and knows when to manipulate the situation or not i.e the speech she made to Martinez in EP16.
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Old 04-10-2023, 02:12 PM   #4
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"Perhaps in Season 2 they will experiment more with Addison as the leaper as originally planned..."

Perhaps and maybe others will get the chance to leap or be the hologram. I just hope they bring closure to Sam Beckett in one way or another.
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Old 04-11-2023, 02:20 AM   #5
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Trying to give closure to Sams story is every QL fans dream.

In order for that to happen though you need both parties to be in agreement and Scott is being unbelievably quite on the subject, which could be a sign in itself lol.
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Old 04-11-2023, 07:17 PM   #6
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I think making Ben a little more "average" than Sam was exactly the point of the idea that Addison was supposed to be the Leaper, not Ben. She's taken charge quite a bit in Leaps because she was trained to do things Ben was not; he was only going to be the Observer.

And I really like that Ben is more realistic. Sam was legit a Gary Stu. Seven doctorates? IQ of 200+?! AND knows Martial Arts?

Spartan's description of Sam as "an 80s era Reagan wet dream" is so accurate, and is honestly why I have always been more of a fan of Al than Sam, and I think I definitely like Ben more than Sam, too.

I love all the situations Starbright listed.

My one big addition to the question of what situations should they put Ben in: STORM CHASER. I WANT A TWISTER-INSPIRED EPISODE.
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