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Old March 14 2009, 10:56 PM   #16
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

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Yup, Harve Bennett, who played a SF Admiral in STV:TFF yes?
Yeah, as well as producing and co-writing ST II through V.
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Old March 15 2009, 01:01 AM   #17
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

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Yup, Harve Bennett, who played a SF Admiral in STV:TFF yes?
Yeah, as well as producing and co-writing ST II through V.
Was Harve Bennett involved, production-wise, with TNG, DS9 &/or V'GER?

Or just ST II-V?

Do you think Harve Bennett would've been a good executive producer for Quantum Leap had Donald Bellisario not been available & Harve Bennett was offered & accepted the position?
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Old March 15 2009, 02:01 AM   #18
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

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Yup, Harve Bennett, who played a SF Admiral in STV:TFF yes?
Yeah, as well as producing and co-writing ST II through V.
Was Harve Bennett involved, production-wise, with TNG, DS9 &/or V'GER?

Or just ST II-V?

Do you think Harve Bennett would've been a good executive producer for Quantum Leap had Donald Bellisario not been available & Harve Bennett was offered & accepted the position?
Donald Bellisario created Quantum Leap. It was his baby. He never would have given it up for someone else to produce.

I actually think they reverse would have been true. Donald Bellisario could have produced Star Trek at some point. He would be ideally suited.
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Old March 15 2009, 03:39 AM   #19
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Yeah, as well as producing and co-writing ST II through V.
Was Harve Bennett involved, production-wise, with TNG, DS9 &/or V'GER?

Or just ST II-V?

Do you think Harve Bennett would've been a good executive producer for Quantum Leap had Donald Bellisario not been available & Harve Bennett was offered & accepted the position?
Donald Bellisario created Quantum Leap. It was his baby. He never would have given it up for someone else to produce.

I actually think they reverse would have been true. Donald Bellisario could have produced Star Trek at some point. He would be ideally suited.
Thanks Mr. Draper

I didn't realize Don Bellisario is to QL what Gene Roddenberry is to ST

I agree with you re:Bellisario making Trek. In fact I was just thinking, wondering about that very thing earlier today.

I like your suggestion of Bill Bixby as Sam in the what if? '69-'73 QL. Who would you cast as Al in that QL?
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Old March 15 2009, 04:39 AM   #20
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

Perhaps Dean Stockwell could have played Sam if the show had been made that early?
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Old March 15 2009, 04:50 AM   #21
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

Bellisario making ST? Sorry, no. He has very little genre experience under his belt, all tending more toward fantasy than SF (Battlestar Galactica, Tales of the Gold Monkey, QL), and the rest of his body of work is detective and lawyer shows and that dreadful Airwolf thing from the '80s. And there tends to be a religious undercurrent in his work that's very different from ST's secular humanism. In one episode of his short-lived Tales of the Gold Monkey with Stephen Collins, the lead character fell gravely ill while flying his plane, it was plummeting toward a watery death, and the leading lady prayed and the plane miraculously levelled out. Yes, the heroes were saved by actual divine intervention. And QL was constantly implying that God was directing Sam's journey.


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Yup, Harve Bennett, who played a SF Admiral in STV:TFF yes?
Yeah, as well as producing and co-writing ST II through V.
Was Harve Bennett involved, production-wise, with TNG, DS9 &/or V'GER?
No. I would've said so if he had been. You know, you can find these things out for yourself online at sites like Wikipedia, IMDb, and Memory Alpha for ST in particular.
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Old March 15 2009, 05:38 PM   #22
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Perhaps Dean Stockwell could have played Sam if the show had been made that early?
Funny you should say that

I had Dean Spockwell as 1 of my candidates to play Sam in my Thread Initiating Post

If Spockwell's Sam on my '69-'73 QL, who'd be good to play Al back then?
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Old March 15 2009, 05:59 PM   #23
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Not "Spockwell"! Stockwell! Stockwell!

And I don't think anyone would've cast Dean Stockwell as a heroic lead character in 1969. He was more a character actor, and I think he was generally cast as fairly disreputable characters.
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Old March 15 2009, 08:43 PM   #24
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

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Not "Spockwell"! Stockwell! Stockwell!

And I don't think anyone would've cast Dean Stockwell as a heroic lead character in 1969. He was more a character actor, and I think he was generally cast as fairly disreputable characters.
And, as far as I remember, it was a bit of a feather in Quantum Leap's cap that a 'movie character actor' like Stockwell had signed up for a TV series at the time.
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Old March 15 2009, 08:45 PM   #25
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

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Bellisario making ST? Sorry, no. He has very little genre experience under his belt, all tending more toward fantasy than SF (Battlestar Galactica, Tales of the Gold Monkey, QL), and the rest of his body of work is detective and lawyer shows and that dreadful Airwolf thing from the '80s. And there tends to be a religious undercurrent in his work that's very different from ST's secular humanism. In one episode of his short-lived Tales of the Gold Monkey with Stephen Collins, the lead character fell gravely ill while flying his plane, it was plummeting toward a watery death, and the leading lady prayed and the plane miraculously levelled out. Yes, the heroes were saved by actual divine intervention. And QL was constantly implying that God was directing Sam's journey.


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Yeah, as well as producing and co-writing ST II through V.
Was Harve Bennett involved, production-wise, with TNG, DS9 &/or V'GER?
No. I would've said so if he had been. You know, you can find these things out for yourself online at sites like Wikipedia, IMDb, and Memory Alpha for ST in particular.

Didn't you hear? You've become the official family historian of the Bennett clan? Even those not actually called Bennett!
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Old March 20 2009, 09:17 PM   #26
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

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Not "Spockwell"! Stockwell! Stockwell!
I beg to differ
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Old March 21 2009, 12:12 AM   #27
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Re: Quantum Leap: what if it had been made 20 years earlier?

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Not "Spockwell"! Stockwell! Stockwell!

And I don't think anyone would've cast Dean Stockwell as a heroic lead character in 1969. He was more a character actor, and I think he was generally cast as fairly disreputable characters.
And, as far as I remember, it was a bit of a feather in Quantum Leap's cap that a 'movie character actor' like Stockwell had signed up for a TV series at the time.
Dean Stockwell was making something of a comeback at the time along with Blue Velvet, Bevery Hills Cop II and Dune, he had a problem an addiction for a while before that.
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