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Old April 2 2013, 04:11 AM   #1
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The Sliders Kickstarter campaign

It has begun!

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Old April 2 2013, 05:12 AM   #2
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I saw it earlier and it was better than most of the episodes for the series.
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Old April 2 2013, 05:23 AM   #3
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Well, at least it didn't have Maggie in it.
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Old April 2 2013, 08:39 AM   #4
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F@&K! I realise this is a dumb April Fools joke, but I really want this!
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Old April 2 2013, 10:14 AM   #5
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Holy Shit! With it being today I knew your post would be a joke but had no idea I would find this video! LOL!

No big bowties!!! I loved the early seasons but even from the start some of the variations in the alternate histories were as dopy as this.

Truth is Jerry is more like Quin in this than he was for most of season 3 and 4.

The "some other characters I do not know much about" comment is funny. Particularly because be not mentioning him that includes his own brother! Not just the characters brother but played by his brother in life.

Sliders always had comedic elements. Never occurred to me before but maybe a full out comedy would be a way to revive it. With the characters recast but given the premise the original cast could reprise their parts in cameos or supporting roles.

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Old April 2 2013, 04:56 PM   #6
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The "some other characters I do not know much about" comment is funny. Particularly because be not mentioning him that includes his own brother! Not just the characters brother but played by his brother in life.
Yeah it's why he was fired in season 5, no point in having your brother around after Jerry left the show.

But it was awesome.
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Old April 2 2013, 06:25 PM   #7
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That was hilarious! Man I really miss Sliders. All of the funny stuff aside I really wish the original characters (or at least some) could come back somehow. I would be happy if it was only in the form of a straight to dvd release to give the show a proper ending.
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Old April 2 2013, 06:52 PM   #8
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Wow Jerry took a slight jab at Kari Wurher.


I remember more of the back stage drama than the actual show.

John Rhys-Davies drunk during a party

Sabrina Lloyd locking herself in a trailer over a comment made by Kari

http://www.dimensionofcontinuity.com/bts.htm


Why Did Sabrina Lloyd Leave Sliders?



Even though Kari and Sabrina did not get along well to begin with, the major sticking point between the two was the fact that Sabrina was engaged to one of the Sliders crew members at the time (you can see Sabrina alluding to this several times in her 1997 Universal On-Line Chat). One day during a script read through, Kari made a snide comment about Sabrina's relationship, and this subsequently made Sabrina leave in tears to lock herself in her trailer. And thus, Sabrina held up production even though she wasn't totally at fault. To see allusions to more of Kari's attitude, be certain to check out this Night Magazine Interview. Though Kari doesn't name names, it is obvious that she is referring to Sabrina Lloyd in her comments about the actress who allegedly forgave her years later.

Why Did John Rhys-Davies Leave Sliders?



In December of 1996, a certain Fox employee gained a promotion to become an upper level Fox Executive. In fact, he was given control of a large segment of Fox programming including Sliders. This Fox employee had hosted a Fox party a couple of years before (when Sliders was first beginning), and John was there. Allegedly a very drunk John who targeted and quite thoroughly humiliated that Fox employee.

Supposedly the guy who runs it, Temporal Flux lives next to or knew Cleavant Derrick's neighbor
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Old April 2 2013, 07:38 PM   #9
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DeadmeatDiggory wrote: View Post
F@&K! I realise this is a dumb April Fools joke, but I really want this!
Agree. A Sliders movie would be great.
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Old April 2 2013, 08:47 PM   #10
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While obviously done as a joke I think Jerry would want to do a movie. He has had a very steady string of roles since the show ended. But that was really one of the few times he was ever the lead star.

Its seems like Universal has done little with its continuing their older sci-fi franchises. Or at least the ones I followed. Battlestar Galatica being the only exception I can think of.

With Back to the Future, its clear that Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale have veto power to stop Universal for exploiting the characters and name. Which I am happy with. They told the story they wanted and won't let anyone exploit it. At least we are starting to see some collectables and merchandise appear. But thats seems totally fueled by forces outside of Universal.
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Old April 3 2013, 06:09 AM   #11
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Ideally, I'd love for Universal to bring Sliders back with a miniseries and a movie: a short continuity-heavy miniseries for the long time fans to wrap up the main characters and storylines from the show, followed by a motion picture for general audiences showing a version of the original four Sliders of another Earth going on their own adventures.
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Old April 3 2013, 06:58 AM   #12
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Sliders ended after the first season like many other unlucky shows "Earth Final Conflict", "Andromeda", and "Lois and Clark".
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Old April 3 2013, 07:11 AM   #13
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Pretty funny.

But I would totally back if it was legit.
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Old April 3 2013, 07:13 AM   #14
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I would gladly shell out a few bucks just to see one more episode with The Professor. John Rhys-Davies isn't getting any younger.
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Old April 3 2013, 05:37 PM   #15
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I'd love to see it come back. Sliders always seemed (when it was hitting on all cylinders) like a show written by people who had actually read science fiction. At least, in the earlier episodes it felt that way.
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