A brilliant grad student accidentally opens an interdimensional portal, which sends him and three reluctant companions on a cosmic roller-coaster ride to alternate Earths. This sci-fi actioner, distinctive more for its wry humor than the so-so special effe (more…)
Premiered: June 8, 1998
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Just before they slide, Diana (Tembi Locke) tells the others that the time will soon be right to be able to send them all back to their own worlds. Rembrandt (Cleavant Derricks) is wistful, wishing he could go home with something to help battle the Kromaggs. They arrive on the steps of an old courthouse, and are met by a cheering mob carrying welcome signs. Claire LeBeau (Jennifer Hetrick) steps forward to greet them with her father, Marc (Roy Dotrice), also known as the Seer. In Marc's home, the walls are covered with uncannily accurate paintings of the Sliders in their various adventures.
The Sliders arrive in a strange, stormy city that appears to be deserted. They see a lone figure hurrying down the street and they follow him down an alley. They are shocked to find themselves stopped by a huge wall of energy, and when the stranger turns to face them, they see that he is their old nemesis Dr. Oberon Geiger (Peter Jurasik), but he doesn't seem to recognize them. In a frightened voice, he tells them that death brought them here, but not even death can help them escape.
Landing in a desert, the Sliders search for signs of civilization. They locate an archaeological dig, headed by Dr. Jack Bigelow (Ken Jenkins), a paleontologist, and Gwen Palmer (Elizabeth Lackey), his student assistant. Bigelow says they are excavating an ancient site. The Sliders notice that their tools and methods are old-fashioned, and they are assisted by workers who are as simple as those who toil in Egyptian ruins. This desert is known as the Badlands, and Bigelow welcomes them to stay as long as they help him with the dig. He leads them to a cave to show what he has uncovered so far, and they realize with shock that it is the Chandler Hotel, covered with centuries of dust.
The Sliders are relieved to find themselves in a normal world, but Rembrandt (Cleavant Derricks) notices that the timer is malfunctioning. It keeps counting down, then up, then down again. Suddenly, the vortex opens and they are thrust inside. When they are thrown back into an alley, Diana (Tembi Locke) sees that the timer appears to be working normally again, but is worried that it could malfunction again at any moment. Rembrandt admits that it is not the original timer invented by Quinn...
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- Premiered: June 8, 1998
- Rating: None
- Premise: A brilliant grad student accidentally opens an interdimensional portal, which sends him and three reluctant companions on a cosmic roller-coaster ride to alternate Earths. This sci-fi actioner, distinctive more for its wry humor than the so-so special effe… (more)