Played Al on Quantum Leap

Played Al on Quantum Leap (Photo credit: Wikipedia, the only image Sovrn came up with)

I enjoyed Quantum Leap when it aired on NBC although I don’t really watch it nowadays. I also have one issue of the comic and I will obviously review that on “Yesterday’s” Comic at some point. (And no, Sean, I don’t want to review the other issues. I didn’t stay as into the show as you have.) It was a good show but I just lost interest after the show ended.

For those of you who don’t know…you’re probably not going to get anything out of this posting, but Quantum Leap was about Dr. Sam Beckett, who created a machine that would allow him to travel within his own timeline but through the bodies of others. Aided by Al, his observer who could teleproject to Sam via a hologram only he could see and hear, Sam dealt with missing memories (including one episode showing he has a wife back home in the future, which is the declaration at the end of the episode that he was never returning home always bugged me) and had to fix what went wrong with these people’s lives. It is a good show and I do recommend seeing it.

But did you know that there is a scene that was filmed but never aired showing what Al’s life was like after a certain change in his life? Allison Pregler, formerly know as Obscurus Lupa on Channel Awesome and now host of Movie Nights, found evidence of this scene via found negatives and scripts. Here she pieces together how the show could have ended as well as some other interesting trivia.

Here’s the Tumblr page where the negatives are hosted and here’s the “Al’s Place” fansite mentioned in the video. And if you want to watch more Movie Nights check out her YouTube channel .

About ShadowWing Tronix

A would be comic writer looking to organize his living space as well as his thoughts. So I have a blog for each goal. :)

2 responses »

  1. Sean says:

    Thanks for posting this. I haven’t watched Quantum Leap on television since 1993. This article and video certainly does bring back memories. Yes, I did have a few of the comic book issues. Artwork was decent, and the stories were fine. Quantum Leap was a good way to see history in action.


  2. Sean says:

    The time period of 1989 to 1993: when I remember watching Quantum Leap and Unsolved Mysteries. Those were great times. Quantum Leap went off the air in 1993, but I was still able to keep watching Unsolved Mysteries at least through 1996. Television was so much better in the 70s, 80s, and 90s.


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