Episode number: 7
First Aired: 04/26/95
Production number: SL-108
Previous Episode: Summer of Love
Following Episode: The Weaker Sex
SummariesThe 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
14. Egghead EarthA world where the super-intelligent have fans the way athletes do on our Earth, gangsters speak Latin, and public libraries have longer hours due to popular demand. Nikke (our Nike) uses the slogan: "Just think it."
Alternate Quinn is the captain of the University of California's MINDGAME team (the Eggheads) but he's also $1,000,000 in debt to a gangster. Alternate Arturo is a Chairman at the University when he isn't on the lecture circuit at such places as the Mirage Hotel in Las Vegas. In addition, alternate Arturo's wife has filed for divorce. (Arturo's wife on Earth Prime, the same woman, died when they were in their twenties and he's still very much in love with her.) Both alternate Quinn and alternate Arturo disappeared several months ago, supposedly on a slide, but our Sliders were never able to confirm that fact or locate their equipment.
- This episode was originally titled "Genius" but the name was changed to "Eggheads" prior to being aired.
CreditsTeleplay by: Scott Smith Miller Story by: Scott Smith Miller & Jacob Epstein Directed by: Timothy Bond Music by: Mark Mothersbaugh Guest Starring: Charles Cyphers as Coach Almquist Peter Spellos as Jimmy Fountain Gabrielle Rose as Kristina Fox Arturo Special Guest Appearances by: Rick Garcia as Referee Tom Jackson as Color Commentator Ron Pitts as Play-by-Play Announcer Co-Starring: Andrew Guy as Wilson Karen Austin as Lydia William B. Davis as Professor Myman Featuring: Roman Danylo as Boyer Johnny Mah as Victor Rachel Hayward as Karen Anthony Harrison as Agent Cannon Marc Baur as Agent O'Malley Sheelah Megill as Mrs. Dana Bingham Colin Warner as Harvard Captain Bentley Mitchum as M.I.T. Player Mark Poyser as Rapper Leader Carl Hibbert as Rapper #1 Michael McMillian as Rapper #2 Amanda O'Leary as Librarian