View Full Version : a reason to hold on to hope...
10-30-2003, 02:34 PM
There's a little show I used to watch when I was kid called Quantum Leap, it used to be on nbc. I remember it all of the sudden getting cancelled, and it didn't air for a while, then I vividly remember watching tv with my mom one night when a commercial came on with a "nbc exec" sitting behind a desk holding a few pieces of paper in his hand. "some of you have been sending us letters begging us to bring back a show called quantum leap" he sneered, at that moment a huge pile of letters drops on top of his head burying him up to the neck. "We listened."
Sure enough, quantum leap returned with new episodes, and eventually ended it's series.
If they could do it back then, without the internet, then that's one memory from the past that give's me hope for the future!
10-30-2003, 02:37 PM
actually... the internet WAS used during the Quantum Leap campaign... but it is a good enough reason for hope.
:hi: welcome to the board brokendj
10-30-2003, 02:37 PM
Welcome brokendj23! :hi:
That is a GOOD thought. Thank you. :)
10-30-2003, 04:37 PM
Welcome! It's good to know that there are historical precendents, that's for sure.
10-30-2003, 08:50 PM
*L* Anyone remember that episode where Sam leapt into the husband of the woman who gave funding to the Quantum Leap project for that one final year? He made sure she passed some sort of important exam and ended up in the all-important position of power instead of some idiot who would have cancelled the funding for the Quantum Leap project. Maybe we could tell him to leap into Bonnie Hammer's hubby (has she got one) and help us out?
10-31-2003, 03:13 PM
Maybe I missed it.
I remember the network being all fired-up for Quantum Leap. They even showed it every night for one week.
In the last season, Sam started to leap into recognisable figures like JFK, and there was the bit with the 'evil leaper' to kind of flesh-out a overall story arc.
But the series was cancelled without warning at the height of popularity! They could do nothing more to end the series by placing a text screen that read "Sam never returned home."
We've seen nothing since, unless I've misunderstood Enterprise. Or was that the ending that the series deserved?
11-01-2003, 07:15 AM
Originally posted by haesan
*L* Anyone remember that episode where Sam leapt into the husband of the woman who gave funding to the Quantum Leap project for that one final year? He made sure she passed some sort of important exam and ended up in the all-important position of power instead of some idiot who would have cancelled the funding for the Quantum Leap project.
Yeah... Sam nailed the future chair[person] of the Senate subcommittee on a train (I think). And while they were in the act, the other guy (name) was in full uniform in front of the subcommittee begging for money. Long story short, the old white guy chairman was replaced with the woman from the train before (what the hell was his name)'s eyes.
Given that logic... one of us could travel back in time and nail the person who would make a better president than Bonnie Hammer. Then we would be into Season 5 instantly. Train is preferable, but not necessary.
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