Episode number: 14
The Good, the Bad, and the Wealthy
First Aired: 03/22/96
Production number: SL-205
Previous Episode: Gillian of the Spirits
Following Episode: El Sid
SummariesIn a modern world which embraces the code of the Wild West and corporate takeovers are handled by the fast draw, Quinn is mistaken for the fastest gun around. Now everyone in town is gunning for him. -Fox
In an America in which all land west of the Mississippi is part of the Nation of Texas, Quinn finds himself at the center of some highly unorthodox corporate raiding when a gunfight earns him a reputation for being quick on the draw. -TV Guide
27. Dust EarthWe never see this world, all we know of it comes from Arturo's disgusted comment as the Sliders arrive in a livery stable on Gunslinger Earth: "From a world of dust to a world of dung. Thank you Quinn Mallory for inventing sliding!"
28. Gunslinger EarthLawyers are literally the hired guns of this world; using their six-shooters while staging hostle takeovers of rival corporations is not unusual.
This world seems to have diverged from ours in the 1800s when the nation of Texas decided not to join the United States. Later, while the Civil War raged in the early 1860s, Texas expanded westward to the Pacific. San Francisco is a city in Texas.
- Early drafts of this episode were called "Business as Usual" and "A Fist Full of Stock Options."
- Both the script and a Fox press release refer to the Billy the Kid character as Billy "The Kid" Gates, no doubt an alternate version of our William Gates, the CEO of Microsoft Corporation. However, the name "Gates" is not used in the episode nor does it appear in the closing credits. Too bad.
CreditsWritten by: Scott Miller Directed by: Oscar L. Costo Music by: Anthony Marinelli Guest Stars: Karen Witter as Pricilla Jamie Denton as Jack Bullock Kent Faulcon as Billy Rae Keegan MacIntosh as Jamie With: Peter Lacroix as the Sheriff Lochlyn Munro as Billy the Kid Stephen Fanning as Cliff Sutter Greg Thirloway as Hank Arnette Barry Levy as Jed Dalton Adrian Hughes as Deputy Joe Bob Bark Anderson as Lonnie Skayler Roger Barnes as Exchange Official Jackson Cole as Poker Player April Telek as Honey Sue Dean Allan Hinckey as Crooner