An Introduction to SLIDERS
What is SLIDERS?SLIDERS is an hour-long weekly television show following the adventures of a group of four people who travel from one parallel Earth to another, trying to find their way back to their own Earth. Along the way, they find worlds similar to ours but whose histories diverged from our own at some point in the past.
SLIDERS premiered on the Fox Network in March 1995 and ran for three seasons. After 48 episodes, the show was cancelled by Fox, but was picked up almost immediately by the Sci-Fi Channel which will air twenty-two new episodes starting in June of 1998.
What is sliding?Sliding is moving from one alternate world to another by way of an artificially created tunnel called a wormhole. The Sliders have no control over what world they will arrive on nor on how long they will remain on that world. A timer they carry tells them how long they must remain on each world before the next slide; if they miss an opportunity to slide, the next wormhole will not open to that world for 29 years.
Who are the SLIDERS?The Sliders are Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell) the physics student who invented sliding, Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown (Cleavant Derricks) a singer who started sliding by accident, and Maggie Beckett (Kari Wuhrer) who started sliding in persuit of the man who had killed her husband. Soon these three will be joined by Colin Mallory (Charlie O'Connell) a brother of Quinn's from an alternate Earth.
What worlds have they visited?The Sliders have visited over a hundred different worlds in their travels. They've found a world where Great Britain still rules the Americas (Prince of Wails) and a world where the United States is itself a monarchy (The Prince of Slides). They've found a world where corporate lawyers are literally hired guns (The Good, the Bad, and the Wealthy) and a world where geniuses, not athletes, are celebrities (Eggheads). They've come across two worlds where dinosaurs never went extinct (In Dino Veritas and Dinoslide) and a world where an ice age has left North America in ruins (Pilot).
For a complete list of the worlds the Sliders have visited, slide over to this site's list of Alternate Earths.
Who maintains this Web site?This web site is maintained by Ed Hall. I am a fan of the show (well, except for certain portions of the third season =P) and have been keeping track of the episodes and the worlds visited by the Sliders since the show first aired in March of 1995. If you find an inaccuracy in any of these pages, please drop me a line at email@example.com. I read every piece of mail I get and, even though there aren't enough hours in the day to respond to each one, all mail is very much appreciated.
Are there any "official" web sites?The Sci-Fi Channel has their own SLIDERS web site at www.scifi.com/sliders/. Currently, it has a copy of a press release announcing SLIDERS' move to the Sci-Fi Channel, but not much else.
Universal Studios also has a SLIDERS web site at www.mca.com/tv/sliders/. Ignore the "SLIDERS has not yet been renewed" messages -- they don't update their page very much!
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