One of the greatest and most beloved TV shows of all time could be heading back to the small screen, as rumours are gathering once more that Quantum Leap and Sam Beckett could be making a brand new leap.
The original show which ran from March 1989 all the way to May 1993 saw Scott Bakula in the lead role as a scientist who, well lets remind ourselves of what the memorable intro said before each show….
Theorising that one could time travel within his own lifetime, Doctor Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished… He woke to find himself trapped in the past, facing mirror images that were not his own, and driven by an unknown force to change history for the better. His only guide on this journey is Al, an observer from his own time, who appears in the form of a hologram that only Sam can see and hear. And so Doctor Beckett finds himself leaping from life to life, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home…”
Ahh, the memories.
With one of the most talked about finales of all time, fans have hoped for a return for Sam for over twenty five years and while there has been rumours and promises, it seems that there is a movement regarding a somewhat return, with Bakula himself talking on Bob Saget’s Podcast about talks talking place.
Here is what he said:
There’s very significant conversations about it right now going on I don’t know what it would be. I don’t know who would have it. The rights were a mess for years. I don’t know if they’re even sorted out now. That’s always been the biggest complication.” Universal TV produced the original series.”
What could this mean? We are guessing a semi reboot, as you can’t make a Quantum Leap with Sam and his holographic companion Admiral Al Calavicci played by Dean Stockwell, so if this happens, expect a tale that ends Sam’s story and yet see a new person stepping into the Quantum Leap accelerator and….vanish!…..because if they make a brand new remake…expect fans like ourselves to be in uproar….
Even after all these years, we need closure for good old Sam……