It’s Thursday, so it’s time to remake an 80s classic TV show or movie with an all-new cast. This week: Quantum Leap, the 1989-1993 NBC science fiction drama series about a scientist whose consciousness jumps around into the bodies of other people, but only during the years of his own lifespan, and only, it would appear, spatially within the continental United States.
(I didn’t do a Dreamcast last week, and no one seemed to miss it. And the week before’s garnered only two comments. I’d hate to think this feature is played out, but maybe it is. I’ll make a decision after seeing the response to this installment about whether it should continue.)
The original cast included:
Dr. Sam Beckett: Scott Bakula
Rear Admiral Albert “Al” Calavicci: Dean Stockwell
At the end of the series, Sam was left still leaping around in time: he never got to make that last leap, the leap home. Where has he been leaping all these years? Has he learned anything more about why he’s leaping, or if anyone is controlling the leaps? There are questions that demand answering.
My dream cast for a modern update:
Dr. Sam Beckett: Lee Pace
Rear Admiral Albert “Al” Calavicci: Russell Crowe
Who would you cast? Any ideas whom Sam could leap into?
Obviously, I’m not the only one who thinks Sam needs to be brought home: