New Series Updates!

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Leapers, it’s been a minute. But we’re back to talk about all the new updates that have come out in the last month and share our thoughts.

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The Americanization of Machiko – Revisited

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We’re back with some brief new series updates and our short review of Sam’s favorite season 2 episode, “The Americanization of Machiko”. 

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Discussing Quantum Leap’s New Pilot

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Last week, some confusing information came out regarding the order of a new series pilot, which was soon confirmed by an anonymous source attached to the show. We discuss what we know and what it may mean for the new series. 

We also address the Supreme Court’s recent decision to overturn Roe v. Wade.

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NBC Requests Overhaul of Quantum Leap Pilot, Source Confirms

NBC has ordered a new, second pilot for the new Quantum Leap series debuting this fall, an anonymous source attached to the show confirms.

These last 24 hours or so have been confusing for Quantum Leap fans. On Tuesday, The Hashtag Show reported details of the new pilot script and director, but the article did not acknowledge the original pilot shot in Vancouver in March and shown in the NBC upfront event earlier in May. Photos had been widely distributed from that pilot and the plot was revealed. Ben’s first leap had him landing in 1989 San Francisco moments before the historic earthquake that took place that October.

As The Hashtag Show reports, the new pilot involves a group of thieves planning to break into Smithsonian to steal the Hope Diamond. One of the thieves, however, has a very personal motivation: He is hoping to get money for a life-saving surgery for his wife. The article also dropped a major spoiler involving a couple of characters that we won’t reveal here, but will say is consistent with the draft of the San Francisco pilot we had the chance to read back in February.

Many of us reading the Hashtag article assumed this was actually the plot of the second episode. Last night, however, an anonymous source attached to the show confirmed with Al’s Place, the fan website, that NBC has, in fact, asked for a completely new pilot. Brian Greene shared this news with Fate’s Wide Wheel, the Quantum Leap Podcast, and The Star Bright Project.

Our gut reaction is a little trepidation at this news, but this will hopefully be a good thing for the new series in the end. There is certainly no shortage of examples of TV shows that had their pilots completely overhauled and reshot before their series debut. It’s likely the heist story was already planned for later in the season, and now it is simply being retooled and expanded to serve as the pilot. As far as we know, the entire original creative team is still attached to the show, both in front of and behind the camera. We’re hopeful NBC still has complete faith (of the heart) in the series, but wants to make it accessible as possible for viewers who are completely unfamiliar with the Quantum leap mythology.

As of now, there is no word whether the original pilot will officially be shown or released at any point.

And of course, still no official word as to Scott Bakula’s potential involvement.

Stay tuned, listeners.


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Disco Inferno: Revisited

Scott Bakula and Dean Stockwell in an image from the Quantum Leap television show, "Disco Inferno".
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We continue our Revisited series with our review of Season 2’s “Disco Inferno”. Sam leaps into Chad Stone, a stuntman on a bad B-movie in 1976. This is great episode for a lot of reasons, most notably for its introduction of Sam’s brother, Tom into the Quantum Leap mythology.

If this whets your appetite for more talk about the episode, check out our original deep dive back in 2017

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Honeymoon Express – Revisited

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This week, we’re here to give our capsule review of the season two premiere, “Honeymoon Express”. Almost serving as a soft reboot for the uninitiated, the episode sees Al fighting for the Project’s life back in the future while Sam, in the life of a NYC detective on his honeymoon in 1960, fights for the life of his new bride, Diane, against a psychotic ex-husband. Oh, and he also has to fight for his own moral code, as Diane is eager to consummate their marriage – with a man she obviously doesn’t know is not actually her husband.

We had a lot of fun revisiting this episode. For more, take a listen to our original deep dive of this episode back in 2017

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Listener Mail – Why Wayne Won Tess, Why It’s Inevitable Sam/Scott Will Appear in the New Show, and What the New Show Means to Fans of the Classic

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This week, we take a break from our “Revisited” series to read and respond to some listener mail.

– Nicky Sudyn talks about their experience listening to a Quantum Leap podcast hosted by “two tired dads”, and explains why Tess picking Wayne in “How the Tess Was Won” was the inevitable and right choice.

– Quantum Leap author Carol Davis gives her opinion on Scott Bakula kissing the underage actor, Holly Fields, in “Camikazi Kid”, and her thoughts as a writer as to why it is inevitable Sam/Scott will appear in the new series.

– Damon Sugameli reads an audio essay about his feelings about the new series and the legacy of the classic.

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Play It Again, Seymour – Revisited

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We’re back! It’s another installment of our continuing “Revisited” series as we plunge into the shadows and pulp of the season 1 finale, “Play It Again, Seymour”. After we get through our assessment of Sam’s turn as a shamus looking for the dropper who killed his partner, we slide on over to our overall rating of the season. Plus, we have some conversation about the revival series and what we know so far. We pack in a few other tangents and fun bits as Sam’s covid brain allows. 

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New Quantum Leap Series Officially Ordered & Camikazi Kid – Revisited

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Leapers, we’re back after an unplanned break (what else is new?)

This week, we’re talking about the news that the new pilot has officially been picked up to a series. We knew it would happen, but man, are we even more excited now!

We’re also here with our capsule review of season one’s “Camikazi Kid” – an episode that deals with the difficult topic of domestic violence, but still somehow manages to throw in just the right amount of comedy.

We give it our short review treatment and get a chance to revisit the episode after some spooky things creeped into our original review, which dropped on Halloween 2017.

Grab yourself a cheeseburger and a malt and give us a listen.

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Double Identity & The Color of Truth: Revisited

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Double your identity, double your pleasure! Leapers, we’re back with a double episode this week, giving back-to-back capsule reviews of Season 1’s “Double Identity” and “The Color of Truth”. These are two very different episodes, and Sam and Dennis have some strong feelings. 

Plus! Listener mail. If you would like to send us a question or comment to read on the show, send us an mp3 or old-fashioned message to fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com.

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