Episode number: 32
The Prince of Slides
First Aired: 11/22/96
Production number: SL-310
Previous Episode: The Fire Within
Following Episode: Dead Man Sliding
SummariesThe Sliders land on a world where the monarchy still runs the country and where men can and by law are required to, carry the fetus for the last 20 weeks of gestation. Remmy is mistaken for the husband of a princess and finds himself with child. -Fox
After landing in an America ruled by a monarchy and where men have babies, Rembrandt is mistaken for royalty--and prepped to give birth to the future heir to the throne. -TV Guide
67. Monarchy EarthOn this Earth, the United States is a monarchary. The American flag looks the same except that a gold crown is superimposed over the 50 stars and blue field.
Several decades ago, a viral epidemic destroyed the capacity of the female population of this Earth to carry a child beyond the second trimester. Scientists were able to save humanity by the invention of an artificial womb which allows father to carry the baby to term. Once the male takes over the pregnancy, the gestation proceeds rapidly and the father is ready to deliver within a week.
Here, Danielle, the Duchess of Hemmingshire (and cousin of the late Queen Sally) married a commoner named Rembrandt Brown. Their child, when he comes of age, will rule the country as King Rembrandt the First. Long live the King!
68. Angels' EarthLittle girls, and perhaps all humans, on this Earth have small wings which allow them to fly. The usual way to teach children how to fly seems to be the equivalent of throwing a child into the deep end of the pool to teach them how to swim.
- Early drafts of this episode were called "The Once and Future King."
CreditsWritten by: Tony Blake and Paul Jackson Directed by: David Livingston Music by: Danny Lux Guest Stars: Hallie Foote as Lady Mary Victoria Mahoney as Danielle, Duchess of Hemmingshire Dan Gauthier as George Stellos Clinton Derricks-Carroll as Rembrandt, Duke of Hemmingshire Co-Starring: Collin Bersen as Captain of the Guards Tom Astor as Guard Paul Goodman as Guard #2 Terry Markwell as Anchorwoman Gabrielle Beinforde as Nurse Kristopher Logan as Assassin Marian E. Green as Mother Brooke Elizabeth Crocker as Winged Girl #1 Kahlee Elizabeth Barrio as Winged Girl #2