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Quantum Leap reboot may be on the way…

January 12th, 2020 by Marc Comments

Oh, boy…

NBC Universal, jumping on the streaming bandwagon, is beginning to line up shows to bring to Peacock, their streaming service. Yes, that’s really what it’s called.

Already in development is a reboot of Punky Brewster and Saved By the Bell (well, I already feel myself wanting to pay for that) but NBC’s head of program planning and strategy, Jeff Bader has hinted that a return to Qunatum Leap may be on the cards.

The original series stands as one of the greatest shows in sci-fi TV history, it ran from 1989 to 1993 and starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett who created Project Quantum Leap, a timetravel machine that allowed him to ‘leap’ into people from other times, giving him the ability to change events from the past. He soon realised that the leaps weren’t random but rather he was on a quest to correct historic mistakes, to put right what once went wrong, if you will.

He was joined on his quest by Al Calavicci, played by the great Dean Stockwell. Al was an observer from the modern world who could appear to Sam and advise him on what his mission was. The duo became one of Sci-fi’s most iconic pair and hold a very precious place in many a nerd’s heart.

“That’s one that I know everyone is discussing,” Bader said.

However, talking about the show continuing rather than rebooting – in the original series Sam never made it home and was ‘lost’ in time, forever set to be a guardian angel – as fans would like to see original stars Bakula and Stockwell return to give the journey a continuation or, rather, a new ending.

The problem is that Stockwell is now 82 and has retired from acting, while Bakula is signed on to one of the NCIS shows.

“That’s true,” Bader said, adding, “There’s more that I think we’ll be visiting.”

Of course, Quantum Leap has been tied to reboots a few times in the past, but personally, I think if the original stars could return – even just for a limited series – the fans might be happy to see the series passed on to a new generation of Leapers… Al’s daughter was at one point tipped to continue the series but it never happened.

So, what say you all? Would you welcome a Quantum Leap return? I what to know your thoughts, gang…

Source: Slashfilm

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Marc is a self-confessed nerd. Ever since seeing Star Wars for the first time around 1979 he’s been an unapologetic fan of the Wars and still believes, with Clone Wars and now Underworld, we are yet to see the best Star Wars. He’s a dad of two who now doesn’t have the time (or money) to collect the amount of toys, comics, movies and books he once did, much to the relief of his long-suffering wife. In the real world he’s a graphic designer. He started Following the Nerd because he was tired of searching a million sites every day for all the best news that he loves and decided to create one place where you can go to get the whole lot. Secretly he longs to be sitting in the cockpit of his YT-1300 Corellian Transport ship with his co-pilot Chewie, roaming the universe, waiting for his next big adventure, but feels just at home watching cartoons with his kids….