1. Pilot (parts 1 & 2)
The Sliders travel to an Earth where a natural disaster has turned San Francisco into an ice world. (Part 1 of 2) -Fox
A physics accident sends student Quinn Mallory and his trio of companions on an interdimensional roller-coaster ride to an apocalyptic San Francisco. Part 1 of two. -TV Guide
The adventurers land on an Earth where communism rules and Wade's counterpart is a rebel leader fighting for democracy. -Fox
Conclusion. After a narrow escape from an icy death, the Sliders find themselves in a Soviet-ruled U.S., where their only hope of escape is to free an imprisoned revolutionary. -TV Guide
The Sliders visit an Earth where antibiotics haven't yet been discovered and a deadly epidemic is decimating the population. -Fox
When Wade is infected with a deadly virus on an Earth wracked by an epidemic, Rembrandt and Arturo race to find a cure and free Quinn from a Gestapo-like health agency. -TV Guide
Personally, one of my favorite episodes. I'm a science nut anyway, but I liked the idea of such a simple cure that modern medicine had overlooked. I loved the pilot, but this is the episode that kept me glued to the set.
3. Last Days
The Sliders travel to a chaotic Earth on the verge of being destroyed by a meteor. -Fox
The salvation of a world facing destruction by an asteroid rests in the hands of Arturo and an overzealous young scientist. Meanwhile, Quinn and Wade begin to face their feelings for each other. -TV Guide
Another great episode. 2 years before "Asteroid", with ten times the acting, and pretty good plot twists. Unlike every other Sliders fan, I didn't find the moment that Quinn and Wade shared all that touching. I always thought that Wade wasn't a good match for brainy Quinn, but that's a different story.
4. The Prince of Wails
Landing in the pre-Revolution United States, the Sliders encounter Arturo's double, a sheriff planning a royal execution. -Fox
In the British States of America--a place where England won the Revolutionary War--the Sliders are embroiled in an assassination plot involving the heir to the throne and an evil Sheriff of San Francisco. -TV Guide
5. The Summer of Love
Landing in 1960s Earth, Rembrandt and Wade are mistaken for gods; Arturo and Quinn, for opponents of President Oliver North. -Fox
The Sliders find themselves in a present-day San Francisco where the "Summer of Love" never ended--and Wade and Rembrandt are mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets. -TV Guide
I can hardly remember this episode. I had a big lab report due and studied while I watched it. Dummy me didn't bother to tape it, either.
The Sliders land where intellectuals are as famous as athletes; a gangster mistakes Quinn for his double. -Fox
While Quinn struggles with fame in a world where intellectuals are more popular than pro athletes, Arturo tries for a reconciliation with a long-lost love. -TV Guide
A world where intellectuals are like deities?? I gotta love it!! This would be my utopia, oh yes. Slap me on a jersey and I'd kick some ass!
7. The Weaker Sex
The Sliders travel to an Earth where men are considered second class. -Fox
Arturo finds himself in a potentially deadly mayoral race in a world where men are treated as "The Weaker Sex" and women hold the positions of power and respect. -TV Guide
8. The King is Back
Rembrandt plans to assume the life of his double, the king of rock and roll, on an Earth where the Sliders are treated like royalty. -Fox
It looks like "The King is Back" when Rembrandt is mistaken for a long-deceased rock legend, but an old enemy would like to see the Crying Man disappear again--permanently. -TV Guide
I didn't hate Rembrandt like a lot of critics did, but I thought that he was a little underwritten this first season. I thought the episode was a fairly good one, interesting overall.
9. The Luck of the Draw
On a seemingly perfect Earth, Wade wins the lottery; then Quinn learns the real purpose of the contest. -Fox
Wade finds that she has money to burn when she wins the lottery in a seemingly utopian world, but she soon discovers that her silver cloud has a very dark lining. -TV Guide
I liked this episode a lot, not as much as the first three, but it was certainly well written. An especially good cliffhanger, since the show's future was undecided at the time.
SEASON 2 ............................ SEASON 3