I'm sure he tries hard with plot and character and drama, but when it comes to science and worldbuilding, he clearly couldn't be bothered.
Agreed. When you go back and rewatch it, it does not stand the test of time. The science is just awful.
The science in Quantum Leap may be dodgy, but the show itself was brilliant. They don't make TV like that anymore.
Lorraine Anderson wrote:
Back to crossovers -- didn't anybody mention "Stargate: SG1?" I remember when Jack said -- referencing naming their new starship -- that "they didn't go for it." Sam said "for what?"
Jack said, "they wouldn't let me name it Enterprise."
(I probably misquoted a bit.)
There were lots of other Trek references too....like when they went back in time to the 60s, and Jack told the cops his name was James T Kirk. Or when he asked if the fighter had phasers.
And in 200 there was a parody of a bridge scene (an episode that also featured a brilliant Farscape parody).