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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Quantum Leap Info, by Matt Dale (a collection of all-new info about the pilot Matt can gather)

How the Tess Was Won – Revisited

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We continue our journey revisiting episodes of the classic series in the lead up the revival with “How the Tess Was Won”. Where will Sam’s vetinary leap rank among our previously rated episodes of the first season? Does Sam’s shirtless post-digging up our rating? What about our dear boy from Lubbock with his guitar? What was his name? Pal? Pard? Bud- Oh, boy! Dennis and Sam start off on opposite ends of the spectrum with their opinions, but do they come to an agreement or will their ratings show a divide… All this and so much more, Piggie Suey!

Plus the usual updates from the project and even a few little tangents here and there. 

PLUS! 

We’re going to start answering listener mail as a regular part of our episodes. If you have a comment or question you want us to answer, send us an email to: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com.

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The Right Hand of God – Revisited

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Next up in our Revisited series is “The Right Hand of God”. We bring our new rubric to bear on the third episode of the series to see how it measures up. What grade do we give it? Have our opinions changed? We also run through the latest news on the reboot/sequel and more!

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Star-Crossed: Revisited

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Leapers! We’re back with our second capsule view. This week, we’re talking about the series’ 2nd episode, “Star-Crossed”. 

We also discuss the latest news for the reboot pilot, and the exciting opportunities lie ahead for the new Quantum Leap fandom.

Oh, and hey, listen carefully (or even not so carefully), and you can tell the exact moment Dennis learned that a certain somebody slapped a certain somebody on a certain televised event. (Also, apologies, Dennis was playing with a new mic configuration, and he comes in a little hot this week.)

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Revisiting Quantum Leap’s 30th Anniversary

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In lieu of a fresh episode this week (hey, even we need a break sometimes), we’re bringing you our 30th-anniversary retrospective episode from 2019 on the eve of the 33rd anniversary of our favorite show. There may or may not be some comments about what we’d think of a potential reboot and/or sequel. Plus, lots of looking back at our favorite episodes and moments and more!


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We Have Our Main Cast ! It’s All Happening! – Video Podcast

Here’s the video podcast of this week’s episode, Leapers!

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It’s All Happening!

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A lot has happened in the last week! We have our main cast.

The cast of the Quantum Leap pilot:

Dr. Ben Seong – Raymond Lee

Addison – Caitlin Bassett

Ian – Mason Alexander Park

Jenn – Nanrisa Lee

Herbert “Magic” Williams – Ernie Hudson

Read more details here.

We’re also getting some behind the scenes photos of the pilot’s filming.

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Martin Gero

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Raymond Lee

Ernie Hudson

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We Have Our Main Cast!

Raymond Lee, Nostalgia, and our Big Secret – Stream Our New Episode Here

Leapers!

We’re late with our blog post this week – blame Dennis. Since we recorded and dropped our episode Tuesday talking about the casting of Raymond Lee as Dr. Ben Seong, we learned later Tuesday that Ernie Hudson has been cast as Herbert “Magic” Williams. Then Wednesday, news break with the rest of the main cast.

The cast of the Quantum Leap pilot:

Dr. Ben Seong – Raymond Lee

Addison – Caitlin Bassett

Ian – Mason Alexander Park

Jenn – Nanrisa Lee

Herbert “Magic” Williams – Ernie Hudson

Read more details here.

We’re excited about all of this, but we’re particularly intrigued by the casting of Caitlin Bassett. This is will mark her television debut. She is former military. After leaving the armed forces, she studied at the Stella Adler Conservatory and was later selected for the ABC Discovers Talent Showcase.

Like we said, this week’s episode almost feels like old news, but take a listen as we talk about what we know about Raymond Lee, talk about the pros and cons of nostalgia for the old series, reveal our big “secret” (you probably already figured it out), and make some fun “fan wank” guesses.

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Genesis Revisited – Video Podcast

Dennis is very excited about our new Revisited series

Hello, listeners, observers, leapers!

Welcome to Quantum Leap: Revisited with Fate’s Wide Wheel – our capsule-sized reviews of the classic series. Our mission is to rank the show on a scale of 1-10 based on five different categories – writing, directing, acting, production values, and mythology. Each category is weighted based on importance – writing, directing, and acting are each worth 25% of the average, production values are 15%, and mythology just 10%. Our original reviews sought to stimulate discussion, contextualize the episode based on when it was set, when it aired, and when our discussion took place. Of course, we also provided background information and our personal opinions of each episode. That, and a whole lot more. We’re proud of those reviews and they will continue to be available for listeners in our archive. Meanwhile, we wanted the opportunity to revisit the episodes with only our opinion of the categories above – giving listeners a compact rating of each episode of the classic series in the lead-up to the premiere of the new series in the Fall of 2022. Have our opinions changed? For the better? For worse? Will this new rubric yield results that surprise even us? Step into the accelerator and find out as Fate’s Wide Wheel revisits Quantum Leap – one leap at a time in 30 minutes or less.

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