How does Sliders end, in your headcanon?

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  1. hxclespaulplayer

    hxclespaulplayer Commander Red Shirt

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    Was this another case of the creators assuming a cliffhanger would get them another season? I'm revisiting it after having a lot of childhood exposure.
     
  2. Vger23

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    Sam Beckett never returned home
     
  3. SithHappens

    SithHappens Lieutenant Commander Red Shirt

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    Some time before the end of season 3
     
  4. E-DUB

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    The final group of Sliders: Remmy, Maggie, Mallory, and Diana meet another group of Sliders: Quinn, Colin, Wade, and Arturo. They synch up their timers and then can slide together. (It would have to be a different Wade, of course, but she could have a virtually identical history of the Wade we knew. And it actually could be the original Arturo because of the events in "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome".)
     
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  5. The Green Monster

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    They are still out there sliding. The sliders we saw in Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome were from another virtually identically universe, where the bridge was green (they never mention what color it was supposed to be instead of blue). Quinn's recollection of that Dolphins game was inaccurate!

    They actually slid home a couple years ago, but they wouldn't accept that Trump was president, people walking around with starbucks drinks, and how the Red Sox and the Cubs had won the world series.... and kept on sliding.

    We never saw the "original" sliders in that episodes and from there on.

    Damn it, that's my head canon, and if you disagree, you are all crazy and wrong.

    :p
     
  6. FreezeC77

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    I think they returned home, but decided it wasn't their 'real universe' and kept sliding and likely left their real universe behind. Quinn would always check to see if the gate squeaked, but it didn't. The front door or house had been painted and then they checked a newspaper and saw OJ charged with double-murder and decided it couldn't be their universe.

    OJ was charged with double-murder... Quinn's Mom talks to a handyman who just oiled the squeaky gate, and it appeared the house had been repainted recently.
     
  7. C.E. Evans

    C.E. Evans Admiral Admiral

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    Wow. It's been a while since I last thought of Sliders, but I remember after the finale hoping that Remmy was successful in taking out the Kromaggs...but likely would never be seen again.

    These days, I think Mallory, Maggie, and Diana would continue sliding and would eventually pick up a fourth member (likely a very young male) along the way. After a year or two of adventures, they would eventually end their journey on Earth Prime, where they would find Remmy waiting for them as President of a restored USA.
     
  8. Ricky Spanish

    Ricky Spanish BillJ Premium Member

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    Slid into a universe where Earth doesn’t exist.
     
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  9. F. King Daniel

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    Something tragic. Just look at poor Wade.
     
  10. FreezeC77

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    How many people have actually invented time machines that worked, but ended up dying in space because the Earth isn't at the spot they time travelled from? I guess we'll never know :D
     
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    The timer knows enough to compensate for the Earth's movement through space, that's why nobody ever materializes inside solid rock or anything like that. So I can only giess the timer would also not allow them to pop out in empty space. Therefore we can assume it would not take the sliders to a universe where there is no Earth.
     
  12. E-DUB

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    Class M timelines?
     
  13. XCV666

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    they need a vehicle like the Planet Express Delivery Ship where it scrolls the universe around them.
     
  14. Qonundrum

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    That show didn't even bother to check its spelling of Sam's surname...

    But that was the first thing that popped into my mind as well, LOL :D
     
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  15. Dr. San Guinary

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    Eh? :confused:
     
  16. Qonundrum

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    How I think it should end?

    Well, the pilot episode pretty much sets everything up. As long as Quinn's equipment is running and the timer can connect to it... no worries, it didn't take long for the timer to be treated as a completely disparate mechanism... which is for the best, the moment the prime computer* shuts down, they're trapped forever**...

    I'd rather they not try to nail down anything too concrete with the timer and technobabble anyway. It was lame enough when season 4 brings in the old "let's make them super-dee-duper special and epic" trope, which Red Dwarf did with most of its cast by series 7 too, with Quinn being kept from his home dimension with his brother, and krommag this'n'that (and after season 2 they were reduced to a generic militia force anyway)...

    "Post-Traumatic Slide Syndrome" pretty much shows what most parallel worlds would be like: Mundane bits and pieces mucked around slightly, and I have seen bridges given the same azure coat of paint... but every world being so similar would be boring, of course... they would just slide on and on and keep replacing those bunny-based batteries every few weeks. Arturo, Quinn, Remmy, and Wade - our real and only versions of them - just keep sliding. (Kudos to season 5 for trying and it manages to rise above seasons 3 and 4, finale aside...)



    * See below:





    ** moohahahaha!!
     
  17. Qonundrum

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    As I recall, the finale read "Sam Becket" - Sam's surname had two t's in it: https://quantumleap.fandom.com/wiki/Dr._Samuel_Beckett (Recollection now confirmed correct.)


    2:49 - freeze frame it and it should clear things up.

    Sorry to depress, but that's how they ended it. They didn't really care about the show anymore due to ratings... But a lot of season 5 wasn't exactly caring with what went into some of its scripts, either, which also attributed to the decline in ratings... :( but that's another thread in of itself.
     
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  18. RandyS

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    It ended in whatever year it ended. The show was so thoroughly ruined after it's first season that it's best to leave well enough alone.
     
  19. Roko's Basilisk

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    My head canon is that they can never go home. Even if they established an anchor point in their original starting location, this gets duplicated many times in a multiverse. In any case, I find the series unwatchable after season 2. If the series were rebooted, I suspect it would peter out similarly. Just visiting various wacky variations of our Earth wouldn't sustain more than a couple of seasons, and then nonsensical elements would likely start to be mixed in. Quantum Leap had similar problems and ran out of steam.
     
  20. SithHappens

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    Its a good while since i watched but didnt they actually go home? Or at least it was suggested they did, they just didnt realise.

    They landed on earth and it seemed the be the right one but Quinn says something like the gate didnt squeak so it cant be the right one, then after they leave his mum is seen saying she had oiled it...something like that anyway.