In this episode, Morgan takes Tom on a leap of faith back to the 1980s and beyond, as we retrace Sam Beckett (or is it Becket?)’s travels through time in Quantum Leap.
From its heartwarming moments, its somewhat dubious moments to its cracking theme tune, Ziggy says we have a 100% chance of having one hell of a ride.
Morgan spends what feels like half the episode explaining to Tom the show’s rules of time travel and just how Sam leaps into different historical figures. Some say he’s still explaining it.
Quantum Leap was created by Donald P. Bellisario, and originally aired on NBC for five seasons, from 1989 to 1993.
Starring Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, it followed the physicist who leaps through spacetime during an experiment in time travel, by temporarily taking the place of other people to correct historical mistakes.
Dean Stockwell co-starred as Al Calavicci, Sam’s womanizing, cigar-smoking best pal, who appears to him as a hologram.
It was a unique mix of sci-fi, drama, romance and comedy, with a truly awesome theme tune to boot.