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September 16th, 2001

Time Tunnel and Quantum Leap

As of late, the Sci-Fi Network has been running episodes of the 60s series The Time Tunnel. I set up a Season Pass for it on TiVo, and while I don’t dislike the show I can understand why it lasted only one season. All in all, it’s fun to look at but not very fun to watch (and forget about plots.)

But while watching it, I kept drawing parallels to a favorite show of mine, Quantum Leap. Consider this:

  • Both series involve top-secret government-funded time travel projects.
  • Both series take place in a remote desert.
  • The time machines in both series are activated before they’re ready, at the threat of losing government funding.
  • Both machines malfunction in some way.

All in all, Quantum Leap is a far better series, if not for the twist on the concept; admittedly it’s an unfair judgment, as Tunnel only lasted a season. But I don’t see too many people mourning the loss of Project Tic Toc. -pm

Posted in Television, Movies, and Music

FROM: brant
DATE: Sunday September 16, 2001 -- 12:30:15PM
and the best part of all, we can all look forward to seeing scott bakula again in the next star trek series.



FROM: Robert
DATE: Sunday September 16, 2001 -- 4:14:34PM
My favorite episodes of Quantum Leap the ones that made me question my beliefs about a certain ethnic, racial, religious, or other group of people different from myself that, by the end, had taught me that we're all the same.



FROM: Rob
DATE: Sunday September 16, 2001 -- 11:11:15PM
Time Tunnel always reminded me more of Voyagers.



FROM: LARRY
DATE: Sunday November 13, 2005 -- 12:00:00 pm
TIME TUNNEL WAS A GRAET IDEA THAT JUST DID'NT WORK..BAD WRITING., AND WORST ACTING..QUANTAM LEAK WAS A GREAT SHOW..FUNNY. AND EPISODES THAT TOUCHED YOUR HEART.(THE LEAP HOME}



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