Episode number: 27
First Aired: 10/11/96
Production number: SL-305
Previous Episode: Electric Twister Acid Test
Following Episode: The Dream Masters
SummariesThe Sliders land on a world exactly like their home only time has progressed at a slower rate and Quinn has a chance to meet -- and play bodyguard -- to his younger self. -Fox
Quinn is forced to relive painful childhood memories when a slide to 1980s San Francisco brings him face to face with his younger self. But his efforts to change the future are hampered by the other Sliders, who warn that any tampering will produce grave consequences. -TV Guide
58. Diagnosis EarthArturo is diagnosed on this Earth as having a untreatable, incurable and ultimately fatal disease. He is told he has anywhere from a month to a year to live.
59. Van Meer's EarthTime flows differently on this Earth; the calendar says 1996, but everything appears here as it did twelve years previously on Earth Prime. Alternate Quinn and his mother are younger and Quinn's alternate father has just died.
Arturo and Quinn state that this Earth seems to prove the theory of Herbert Van Meer, a Dutch astrophysicist, who theorized that if the Earth spun on its axis more quickly it would, over the course of a few centuries, build up a time lapse. That is what seems to have happened here.
- Herbert Van Meer must be an astrophysicist only on Earth Prime; I can't find any reference to an astrophysicist by that name on our Earth.
CreditsWritten by: Tracy Torme Directed by: Adam Nimoy Music by: Danny Lux Guest Stars: Phillip van Dyke as Young Quinn Linda Henning as Mrs. Mallory Leslie Horan as Heather Hanley Meadow Sisto as Ambrosia Co-Starring: Marty York as Brady Oaks Timothy Wiley as Rex Crandell Robert Winley as Bull John Kendall as Bartender John C. Colton as Priest