New Quantum Leap show on Scifi channel....

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  1. todd s

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    This according to www.cinescape.com Although, Scott Bakula will not be in it. Here is the story:
    "The Sci Fi Channel revealed yesterday it is developing a new QUANTUM LEAP movie, not involving Scott Bakula. Bakula, you may recall, is busy with a little show called ENTERPRISE.
    In a statement to the press at this year’s Television Critics Association gathering, the network crowed, “QUANTUM LEAP, which is being developed as a two-hour movie that will serve as a back-door series pilot.”
    As network president Bonnie Hammer said in the statement, “Projects such as QUANTUM LEAP… [are] exactly why SCI FI is excited about being part of the Universal family. We have an opportunity to access the rich Universal library - which includes a vast array of horror and sci-fi titles – to create new television experiences for a contemporary audience.”
    The other Universal series Sci Fi is working on as an event is the four hour mini-series version of BATTLESTAR: GALACTICA.
    Don P. Bellisario, who worked on the original LEAP series will executive produce. No word on the involvement, or probable non-involvement of Bakula or series co-star Dean Stockwell, but it’s expected to air next year."
     
  2. Shayne Lebrun

    Shayne Lebrun Screenwriter

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    I've been wishing they'd get around to making a new Quantum Leap series.

    *** Not going to bother spoilerizing things about a ten year old show. :)

    We already know there are other leapers. They could easily throw some more in.

    The only problem is that they might not be able to get away with some of the more controversial storylines of the original...can you imagine them doing the Lee Harvey Oswald one? Or some of the ones dealing with racism? Or the Vietnam war ones? (especially the one with Sam's brother, and Al?)
     
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  4. John Berggren

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    Hopefully they'll do well by the series. I've heard they want to try to get some of the originals to cameo in the pilot.
     
  5. Lee Jamilkowski

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    It would be nice for them to continue the old show's storylines while dealing with some controversial issues. Maybe continue a nice mix like they had previously, some humor, some drama, some real "important" historical events, some "less important" historical events, some "kisses with history", etc.
     

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