Old 02-14-2007, 12:22 AM   #26
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But yes it would be wonderful to change some people lives for the better and all of the beauty associated with it. But you know - theres nothing stopping us trying that in real life. Dream the impossible dream!
I do that...

One of the specific times in the past year...when I was in Washington, D.C. last year. I had a situation where I was taking a 9 hour bus tour of Washington D.C. (to be followed the next day by another different 9 hour bus tour.) There was a shuttle offered by the tour company that picked one up at their hotel (or one close by) and then took you to the hub where you'd catch your correct bus. I was at this time the only passenger on the shuttle. We stopped at the next hotel and an oriental woman got on the bus. I smiled and she smiled back. Then a couple of seconds later, another oriental lady stuck her head in the bus, looked at me and asked "Are you taking the Indoor Washington Tour today?" I answered yes.

The next question was one I didn't expect. "Would you please watch my sister for me? She doesn't speak English." The first woman was her sister and was visiting from Bejing, China.

I thought for a second. I considered the concept that this could be Sam leaping into someone and the mission was to make sure this woman who didn't speak English would get back to her sister safe and sound (e.g. original history not so nice?) That thought really did go through my mind. So I answered, "Sure. I'll do my best." I spent the next 9 hours of my life helping the woman to understand what we were seeing through pantamime.

The next day, the lady was on the bus again, but this time her sister was with us. She had been at a meeting the day before. She said her sister had come home that night talking about how wonderful American's were. They took me out to lunch later that day (she wanted to thank me...I told her she didn't need to, but she wanted to so we have a nice lunch at a Salvadoran Restaurant) and I now had a great time getting to know both of them (the sister spoke English so was able to translate between us.)

In anycase, I find myself doing thing like that that quite a bit of the time. Yes, Quantum Leaping can take place in our own lifetimes...we just have the string linear instead of touching out of sequence.
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Old 02-17-2007, 06:05 PM   #27
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One of the reasons I watched this show, was that I always imagined being a leaper. I would love to leap back to my college days in the late 60s. That was a great time to be a college student. It was a very interesting time in history, and I would love to relive that time.
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Old 02-17-2007, 07:28 PM   #28
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:56 AM   #29
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Well, my life's no picnic and the opportunity to be a woman is not one to pass up so beam me up or whatever.
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Old 02-18-2007, 11:57 AM   #30
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Wow that's wonderful. It's things like that that underpin the values Quantum Leap gives to us.

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I do that...

One of the specific times in the past year...when I was in Washington, D.C. last year. I had a situation where I was taking a 9 hour bus tour of Washington D.C. (to be followed the next day by another different 9 hour bus tour.) There was a shuttle offered by the tour company that picked one up at their hotel (or one close by) and then took you to the hub where you'd catch your correct bus. I was at this time the only passenger on the shuttle. We stopped at the next hotel and an oriental woman got on the bus. I smiled and she smiled back. Then a couple of seconds later, another oriental lady stuck her head in the bus, looked at me and asked "Are you taking the Indoor Washington Tour today?" I answered yes.

The next question was one I didn't expect. "Would you please watch my sister for me? She doesn't speak English." The first woman was her sister and was visiting from Bejing, China.

I thought for a second. I considered the concept that this could be Sam leaping into someone and the mission was to make sure this woman who didn't speak English would get back to her sister safe and sound (e.g. original history not so nice?) That thought really did go through my mind. So I answered, "Sure. I'll do my best." I spent the next 9 hours of my life helping the woman to understand what we were seeing through pantamime.

The next day, the lady was on the bus again, but this time her sister was with us. She had been at a meeting the day before. She said her sister had come home that night talking about how wonderful American's were. They took me out to lunch later that day (she wanted to thank me...I told her she didn't need to, but she wanted to so we have a nice lunch at a Salvadoran Restaurant) and I now had a great time getting to know both of them (the sister spoke English so was able to translate between us.)

In anycase, I find myself doing thing like that that quite a bit of the time. Yes, Quantum Leaping can take place in our own lifetimes...we just have the string linear instead of touching out of sequence.
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Old 02-18-2007, 03:34 PM   #31
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I would prefer to be the observer. That could be a ton of fun, but I would deffinatly leap
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:33 PM   #32
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Wow that's wonderful. It's things like that that underpin the values Quantum Leap gives to us.
Sarcasm?
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Old 02-18-2007, 10:10 PM   #33
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From what the original statement was...I didn't take it like that...and since it was in reponse to my response...I'm ok with it. I certainly didn't take it as sarcasm.
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Old 03-31-2007, 01:56 AM   #34
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not a chance. when it comes to leaping i says 'better him than me' !

seriously though, i think that leaping would a lot more WORK and stress than fun, although seeing the past would be pretty cool. having to live someone else's life would be a challenge to say the least, even with the help of an 'Al', bearing in mind that you'd also have to deal with a 'swiss cheesed-brain'. nope, leaping isn't for me.
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Old 04-02-2007, 03:09 AM   #35
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I' m ready to leap anytime and give my soul and my body to this mission. even with no return ticket. maybe because Sam goes through things we'd never do. I consider him as an angel.
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Old 04-02-2007, 06:19 AM   #36
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I would love to be a Leaper like Sam (selflessly putting right what once wnet wrong), but like SamBeckett94 id prefer it if i had something to tether me to the present. If i did have no idea when id be able to come home though, id only do it if my memory Swiss Cheesed so i wouldnt miss my original life, like asearcher mentioned.
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Old 04-02-2007, 09:25 AM   #37
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I would say that there's no way I would want to leap around and help people... with a chance of never returning home. However, if pulled into that sort of thing... I do believe I would end up being happy inside.
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Old 04-03-2007, 07:58 PM   #38
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I don't know if I'd make a good leaper. With the way my luck runs, I'd be a paradox waiting to happen. I know I'd accidentally manage to obliterate myself from the timeline! Or, worse, my attempts to do good wouldn't work out so well. I'd probably end up saving someone whose child might go on to become the next Hitler or something.

I wouldn't mind leaping so much if I couldn't change anything, or have any real impact. I'd love to actually see some historical events as they happen. And attend some movies/concerts/whatever when they first came out!

Really, I think I'd be a better observer. I'd be able to see events like this for free, and I can make a total fool of myself (like when Al was on stage during "Glitter Rock") and no one could see me. That could be fun!
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Old 04-04-2007, 06:56 PM   #39
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I would love to time travel...

But Bellisario was no fool, QL attempts to and does a mighy fine job of answering the question (what happens after death). Adding time travel to the past makes the viewer aware that they have some control of their future and a swiss cheese memory sounds real close to a past life expierence. Partly the only difference is we dont have an Al.

So be good to one another & love a little.
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Old 04-08-2007, 11:08 AM   #40
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When/where was this?
I haven't seen all the eps but I've seen most of them and never saw anything like that, overt or underlying.
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Old 04-08-2007, 02:54 PM   #41
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I could be wrong (please correct me if I am, phlegm,) but he may be referring to Staupaw in the final episode. Staupaw was dead and he was leaping. One COULD make the leap of logic that it means that Sam is actually dead too (which COULD explain why he can't come home.)

I prefer to believe (even if Staupaw is dead and the dead leap) that Sam is not dead and that the final black screne is not set in stone. Since reading the explanation (I'd love to know for certain if this is so) that the third black screen was never intended by Bellasario (that he'd only had done the two black ones re: Al & Beth) but that NBC had inserted it after the decided to cancel the show. That would explain Becket being spelled with one 't' (which Bellasario was unlikely to do.)

Anyways...

Keep the leap guys...I'm still ready to step into the accelerator anytime...regardless of the final consequence.

(yeah Sam and Al!)
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:07 PM   #42
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IF only i lept to brad pitt and I had to make love to angelina...WHY NOT??LOL WHY DOES ONLY SAM SHOULD BE HAVING SEX WITH THE LEPIES WIFES?? EEEHHHH?
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Old 04-20-2007, 08:00 AM   #43
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Show me the Accelerator.
The world is in a mess, if I could do something no matter how small to make it better...

"The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few, or the One"
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