PILOT, PT 1
Quinn Mallory, a physics graduate student, discovers the "Holy Grail of Physics" - travel to parallel dimensions of the same Earth. Excited by what he's learned, Quinn contacts his friend Wade Wells and Professor Arturo and the two of them travel through the portal for what they think will be a four-hour journey. Turning the power too high, they accidentally bring passer-by Rembrandt Brown with them.
PILOT, PT 2
After escaping an ice tornado in an alternate San Francisco, Quinn and his trio of companions find themselves in a world where the Soviet Union has conquered America. They join the revolutionaries in order to save Rembrandt from imprisonment and travel back to their own world... or so they think.
The Sliders are trapped in a disease-ravaged world in which antibiotics were never discovered. Racing against time, they must find a cure and escape before its too late.
The group travels to a parallel dimension where an asteroid is on a collision course with earth, and Einstein never allowed nuclear weapons to be created. With only 48 hours until "Doomsday" (and 72 hours until the next slide), Arturo works feverishly with Bennish, an eccentric, yet brilliant young scientist, to recreate Einstein's equation for the atomic bomb - but will the atomic cure prove more deadly than an asteroid?
PRINCE OF WAILS
God Save the Queen and our Sliders in a world where England won the Revolution and our United States of America become the British States of America. The local Arturo has a murderous plot to end the monarchy and the Sliders find themselves torn between supporting the tyranny of Monarchy or the anarchy of homicide.
SUMMER OF LOVE
The Sliders find themselves in an Earth where San Francisco is still inhabited by hippies from our 1960's - only here, Oliver North is President, the U.S. is involved in a Vietnam-type war in Australia and the flower children are under surveillance by the police. Meanwhile, Rembrandt stumbles upon his childhood sweetheart and discovers how a few decisions back home might have made his life been better - or worse.
In this parallel dimension intellectuals are revered above those with physical prowess. With the possibility that this Earth's Quinn and Arturo have also unlocked the key to sliding, the our Quinn and Arturo assume the identities of their doubles. Arturo tries to repair the relationship with the love of his life while Quinn is forced to compete in the scholarly equivalent of the Super Bowl.
THE WEAKER SEX
In this world, what we think of as traditional male and female roles are reversed: men stay at home with the children and do housework while the women have control of the corporate and political sectors. Arturo, the group's most chauvinistic member, gets a taste of how the "other half" lives and makes it a personal quest to crusade on behalf of the "weaker sex" - his.
THE KING IS BACK
It's a Crying Man's World: the Sliders travel to a parallel dimension where Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown is as big as Elvis, but after a mysterious "death" eight years ago, this world has had to make do with "Crying Man" impersonators. Rembrandt discovers first-hand the perils and pitfalls of fame as he becomes the target of the greedy and the obsessed of this parallel Earth.
LUCK OF THE DRAW
The Sliders travel to a parallel dimension, which at first glance seems like paradise. Everyone is encouraged to play the lottery and winners are treated like royalty and given anything they want. But when Wade wins, she discovers that there is always a price to pay - in this case, the ultimate price.
INTO THE MYSTIC
The Sliders look for a doctor to help Quinn and discover that they are in a world of witchcraft. Quinn is treated by a witch doctor but when the group tries to leave without paying the bill, they are visited by "grim reapers" who demand payment in the form of Quinn's brain.
Quinn, Arturo and Rembrandt are in demand in a world with a distinctive shortage of men. It's up to Wade to save them from captivity in a "Re-Population Center" where they are detained with other males and prepared for their new role as "breeders."
GILLIAN OF THE SPIRITS
When Quinn is mysteriously separated from the other sliders, he finds himself trapped alone on a strange astral plane. His only hope lies with Gillian, a young girl with psychic powers which enable her to see and hear him.
THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE WEALTHY
The Sliders land in a world where lawyers are nothing more than glorified gunslingers. Business deals are made over poker games and gunfights. Quinn interferes with a such a deal and ends up shooting a man. But instead of being arrested, Quinn is pursued by rival companies to join the corporate hierarchy as a sure-shootin' gunfighter.
The Sliders find themselves stuck in a world where San Fransisco is a prison facility. With them is a young girl and a large menacing man who traveled with them on their last slide. Now they all need to get out of prison, protect the young girl and slide out of this world before a big quake arrives.
TIME AND AGAIN WORLD
When the Sliders land on a world and discover that everything seems to mirror events that occurred on the last world, Wade uses this knowledge to try to prevent a series of murders but the group soon find themselves in the middle of a dangerous and mysterious plot. They also discover in this new world that the United States, as we know it, no longer exists and the only "copy" of it exists on a little disk...
IN DINO VERITAS
The Sliders inadvertently trespass a San Fransisco park in which dinosaurs are a protected endangered species. In fleeing the park, they inadvertently drop the timer and thus must dodge dinos, poachers and holographic rangers to find it, each other and a way to the next world.
POST-TRAUMATIC SLIDE SYNDROME
Rembrandt, feeling a bit overwhelmed, goes to a psychiatrist to help him sort out some very traumatic slides, the last of which landed the Sliders in a world in which they all believed that they were home again.
In a world in which everyone can read minds, Wade is haunted by dreams in which she sees herself involved with a handsome stranger.
The group slides into an alternate world where prohibition was never repealed and gangsters like Al Capone took over the country. They enter this world in the middle of the wedding/merger of two of the bigger crime families in the country when Rembrandt is "recognized" as a legendary crime fighter.
THE YOUNG AND THE RELENTLESS
The group find themselves sliding into the backyard of an estate which belongs to the alternate Quinn and Wade. In this world, the youth took over in 1980 when they decided that the Social Security would bankrupt the economy. Baby boomers flooded the job market and older workers were forced to retire at the age of 30 to make way. Arturo and Rembrandt, both over thirty, are treated like second class citizens.
Our dimension-hopping explorers stumble on ravaged world, littered with graffiti announcing the coming of the "Kromaggs." Encountering the Kromaggs, the Sliders learn that they pose a threat not just to this Earth but to all Earths. This is one enemy they realize they will encounter again.
AS TIME GOES BY
The group slide through three different parallel worlds. In the first slide, they arrive in another dimension of San Francisco where Spain appears to have won the Spanish-American War. Quinn meets up with an old love, Daelin, but is forced to leave her behind. On the next world, Quinn tracks down an alternate Daelin and discovers that she is trapped in an abusive relationship. The final slide takes the group to a world which proves Stephen Hawking's theory that Time's Arrow need not necessarily point forwards. In fact, their timer is strangely running backwards.
RULES OF THE GAME
The Sliders find themselves unwilling participants in a game simulation that is strictly life-or-death.
On a world suffering an energy crisis, the Sliders must fight an unscrupulous female corporate scientist, who is discovered to be Quinn's double.
ELECTRIC TWISTER ACID TEST
The Sliders find themselves plagued by wild weather caused by their latest Earth's unstable magnetic fields. Seeking sanctuary in a twister-free farming community, they are scorned as outsiders and have the timer taken from them.
Landing on an Earth that rotates at a different speed, the Sliders discover themselves in a world which resembles their past. Quinn risks changing his own history when he seeks out his younger self and tries to intervene in his childhood traumas.
THE DREAM MASTERS
The Sliders must fight "dream masters," who rule this dimension by governing everyone's dreams...with deadly effects on their waking lives as well.
On a desert Earth, the Sliders encounter telepaths and battle pirates in order to save a girl with the power to detect water.
The Sliders must contend with an evil wizard, a mighty dragon and a misdirected love potion in order to rescue a seemingly beautiful maiden in a world ruled by druids and magic.
THE FIRE WITHIN
The Sliders unknowingly transmit a living creature of fire to a world in which union workers and an evil oil company are deadlocked in an all-too combustible dispute.
THE PRINCE OF SLIDES
In an Earth in which America is a monarchy, men share in the experience of pregnancy in a very unusual fashion: they carry the baby to term, since an epidemic destroyed the ability for women to complete a pregnancy. When Rembrandt is mistaken for his double, a Duke, the Duchess has her fetus transferred to him. But all is not well in the kingdom as someone is trying to make sure Rembrandt doesn't live long enough to give birth.
DEAD MAN SLIDING
On a world where trials are decided by game shows, Quinn is framed and the Sliders must fight to save him from a prime-time execution.
STATE OF THE A.R.T.
In a world populated by robots, Quinn and Rembrandt find themselves guinea pigs in an experiment to transfer consciousness from man to machine.
Spending their holiday season in a world of commerce, Arturo plays the role of a nonmaterialistic Santa in a mall in which even the employees are required to spend, spend, spend.
MURDER MOST FOUL
Arturo is hypnotized to believe he is a master detective and finds himself searching a psychotherapy theme park for a homicidal stalker.
SLIDE LIKE AN EGYPTIAN
In the shadows of the Los Angeles pyramids, the Sliders find a world where Egyptian dynasties never ended. Quinn suffers a near-death experience while the other Sliders fend off a giant scarab beetle.
In a town called Paradise, the Sliders must confront a hungry underground beast.
THE EXODUS, PART ONE
The Sliders find themselves trapped on a world threatened by a Cold War induced extinction. Here they encounter Colonel Rickman and Captain Maggie Beckett.
THE EXODUS, PART TWO
The Sliders do their best to save themselves and the people of this doomed world, but Colonel Rickman seems to have other plans.
Slide of the Living Dead: The Sliders must fight their way through a world overrun with zombies. When Quinn suffers a zombie bite, it seems that he is doomed to join the ranks of the walking undead.
When Maggie is possessed by an alien parasite on a previous slide, the others must protect her in a dimension where young people are harvested as involuntary organ donors.
THE LAST OF EDEN
In an idyllic but dying land, the Sliders encounter a technologically-deficient people and the creatures who live beneath them. This episode is recounted as a past adventure, back when Arturo was still among them.
THE OTHER SLIDE OF DARKNESS
The Sliders track Rickman to a world where natives live in a poisonous fog. The group splits up to try to both track down Rickman and help save the lives of at least one of his victims.
On a world where California is a part of Mexico, what starts out as a simple vacation flight turns into a jungle crash landing. Things only get worse with the arrival of killer snakes and angry drug-runners.
On the trail of an ever-more desperate Rickman, the Sliders follow him to a world they've visited before. The world is the Earth that Maggie's people arrived in to escape the destruction of their own but is now terrorized by a deadly Tyrannosaurus Rex.
A vampire rock band tries to recruit Wade as its newest member as the others race to catch up with Rickman.
THIS SLIDE OF PARADISE
On an Earth in which California has become a chain of islands, the Sliders suspect that something is watching them. They're right, and soon it is chasing them, too. Now the Sliders must fight off half-human, half-animal "hybrids" as they face Rickman for the last time.
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