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Old January 29 2012, 08:08 AM   #1
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Will We Ever See a Quantum Leap TV Movie? (IE, True Finale)

For some reason, I was thinking the other day about how they made a "Dukes of Hazard" reunion TV movie about a decade or so ago. And how NBC did a couple of "Hunter" TV movies. So the idea has got into my head that maybe, just maybe, what with nostalgia being as profitable as it is, and TV movies being much less expensive than theater reboots...

...*Shakes head* I know, I know, it's a pipe dream. Show has been off the air for nearly 20 years. If it was going to happen it would have happened.

It's just... Dean Stockwell isn't getting any younger. And Scott Bakula, he's nearing 60 (2-3 years)...

Nostalgia makes money. And 20 years after something is prime time for such.

Sigh.
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Old January 29 2012, 08:12 AM   #2
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There's been QL talk on and off ever since the series ended. It would not surprise me if SOMETHING happened, especially considering the culture vampire mainstrem Hollywood is currently operating under the spell of.

But this time, it would be a good thing.

If they don't fuck it up.
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Old January 29 2012, 08:21 AM   #3
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From Wiki,

According to Scott Bakula at the TV Guide panel during the 2010 San Diego Comic-Con, show creator Donald Bellisario is working on a script for a Quantum Leap feature film.[11] In 2004, Trey Callaway produced a screenplay Quantum Leap: A Bold Leap Forward for the SciFi channel which would have been a spinoff show with Sam's daughter Sammy Jo Fuller as the leaper.[12] However this project never went into production.
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What was the last new project Bellisario has done? NCIS and its spin-off?
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Old January 29 2012, 08:24 AM   #4
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Re: Will We Ever See a Quantum Leap TV Movie? (IE, True Finale)

As long as Bellisario, Bakula and Stockwell are up for it (and AFAIK, they all are), then there is a chance.
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Old January 29 2012, 10:32 AM   #5
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Wasn't there almost a Quantum Leap TV movie for NBC back in 2001 but Bakula ended up signing the deal with Paramount for "Enterprise"? IIRC, Bakula was divided but ultimately decided on "Enterprise" due to the job security.
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Old January 29 2012, 11:22 AM   #6
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It would nice, but I'm not holding my breath.
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Old January 29 2012, 01:03 PM   #7
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Source Code is probably the nearest we're going to get to a movie for Quantum Leap (or Seven Days for that matter).
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Old January 29 2012, 05:46 PM   #8
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We won't see a finale film made because the final episode indicated that there was nothing to do a finale about. I do expect to see someone remake/reimagine the show eventually, though, since there are no original ideas in Hollywood.

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Old January 29 2012, 05:51 PM   #9
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Re: Will We Ever See a Quantum Leap TV Movie? (IE, True Finale)

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Wasn't there almost a Quantum Leap TV movie for NBC
Yep, it was called A Bold Leap Forward. It would have centered around



But it wasn't until 2004 that they talked about doing that. Scott signed onto ENT before the QL revival was even thought of, AFAIK.

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We won't see a finale film made because the final episode indicated that there was nothing to do a finale about.
You mean the final text crawl? About Sam never returning home? They can always ignore that. Or stick on a final word: "yet."
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Old January 29 2012, 05:58 PM   #10
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Wasn't there almost a Quantum Leap TV movie for NBC back in 2001 but Bakula ended up signing the deal with Paramount for "Enterprise"? IIRC, Bakula was divided but ultimately decided on "Enterprise" due to the job security.
Ironic, considering how THAT turned out.

Still, I wouldn't mind seeing a Quantum Leap TV movie, as long as it's a one-time thing that wraps up the story left hanging in the series. I don't think we need anything more than that.
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Old January 29 2012, 06:13 PM   #11
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I like the Sammy Jo Fuller idea and wouldn't mind seeing that revived.
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Old January 29 2012, 06:20 PM   #12
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I wouldn't mind seeing Sam and Al's first meeting. Did we ever find out what this "Starbright" was that Al was supposedly involved with before the QL project?
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Old January 29 2012, 06:23 PM   #13
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I wouldn't mind seeing Sam and Al's first meeting. Did we ever find out what this "Starbright" was that Al was supposedly involved with before the QL project?
One of the novels covered Sam and Al's first meeting. I don't recall the title though.
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Old January 29 2012, 06:30 PM   #14
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Ironic, considering how THAT turned out.
Not that ironic. At that time, a TV pilot for NBC or Star Trek isn't really that tough a decision, if you take nostalgia out of the equation. And I bet Enterprise still would have lasted longer.
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Old January 29 2012, 06:33 PM   #15
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Re: Will We Ever See a Quantum Leap TV Movie? (IE, True Finale)

Scott Bakula once said that Jonathan Archer's middle name is Beckett. Just for shits and giggles I'd love to see them actually try and place QL and Trek in the same universe.
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