Episode number: 21
The Young and the Relentless
First Aired: 06/07/96
Production number: SL-213
Previous Episode: Greatfellas
Following Episode: Invasion
SummariesOn a world where only the young have any power or respect in society, Wade and Quinn's doubles were married, Quinn's double recently drowned. The Sliders get involved, believing the cause to be a good one, but learn the hard way why it isn't safe to get involved with the locals. -Fox
Quinn finds himself on the trail of his double's murderer when the Sliders land in a world where Wade and Quinn's counterparts are corporate executives up to their ears in a shady computer-software deal. -TV Guide
43. Howard Stern's EarthOn this Earth, the youth of the United States took over in 1980 when it was determined that the Social Security System stood to bankrupt the economy, the environment was a mess, and the nuclear arms race threatened the entire planet. Jimmy Carter lost the election in 1980 to Howard Stern, a talk radio host.
The first thing President Stern did was lower the voting age to nine. Because baby boomers had glutted the job market, workers are now required to retire and "get out of the way" by the age of thirty. Citizens over the age of thirty are now, for all intents and purposes, second class citizens.
The Quinn Mallory and Wade Wells of this Earth work for Advanced Software Industries and have been promoting a questionable product called EduLearn as a replacement for the public school system. Alternate Quinn (who went by the initials Q.R.) was married to alternate Wade Wells until his recent death.
- People who think the idea of a "shock" talk radio personality taking over the White House should remember that Jimmy Carter lost the 1980 election to a former movie star by the name of Ronald Reagan.
- Notice in the credits that a Kromagg (from the episode Invasion) was originally in this episode. Reportedly, the Kromagg was seen in one brief scene following the Sliders but, when this episode was rescheduled by Fox to be shown before Invasion, this scene no longer made any sense and was dropped.
CreditsTeleplay by: T. Edward Anthony & Von Whisenhant Story by: Micheal X. Farrara and T. Edward Anthony & Von Whisenhant Directed by: Richard Compton Music by: Anthony Marinelli Guest Cast: Laura Harris as Margo Russell Porter as Kenny Hatcher Kristy Cohen as Tiffany August Kyle Alisharan as Kyle Beck With: Paul Jarrett as Razor Gillette Richard Cox as Richard Gordon Michael Woolvett as Judge Britt Lind as Joanne Elisabeth Rosen as Melanie White Trevor Roberts as Bartender Jason Emanuel as Policeman #1 Paul Anderson as Kromagg