Episode number: 33
Dead Man Sliding
First Aired: 11/29/96
Production number: SL-303
Previous Episode: The Prince of Slides
Following Episode: State of the A.R.T.
SummariesThe Sliders land on a world where legal disputes are settled not in a court of law, but on televised game shows. When Quinn gets into trouble, he finds himself on the show and at the mercy of the "host", the "People's Proponent" and the judge, or, in this case, the viewers. -Fox
In a case of mistaken identity, Quinn is arrested, tried and sentenced to death on TV, leaving the other Sliders scrambling to find the real culprit--Quinn's double. -TV Guide
69. Buttonwillow EarthWe never see these worlds, the Sliders merely comment on boring their stays were here. After their next slide to Judgement Game Earth, they might remember Buttonwillow a bit more fondly.
70. Lemoore Earth
71. Wasco Earth
72. Judgement Game EarthThe people of this Earth got tired of the criminals seeming to have more rights than the victims so they got rid of all the lawyers and made judges mere figureheads in televised game show trials. The most popular show is The Judgement Game where criminals are tried by a TV audience of their peers. Call 1-96-JUSTICE to cast your vote.
The week the Sliders were here, The Judgement Game featured the murder trial of a welder and two-bit crook from San Francisco by the name of Quinn Mallory. A pity the show's producers captured the wrong Quinn Mallory for the show...
73. Aliens' EarthOf the Sliders, only Quinn got a good look at one the locals and was easily able to convince her that the Sliders were aliens from another world. We don't know exactly what the locals look like, but in Quinn's words: "Trust me. Short, green, and moldy is not a great look."
- The towns of Buttonwillow, Lemoore, and Wasco actually exist on our Earth in central California. Two of them, Buttonwillow and Wasco, are actually not too far away from one another, so it's possible that Buttonwillow and Wasco were part of the same slide.
CreditsWritten by: Nan Hagan Directed by: Richard Compton Music by: Stephen Graziano Guest Stars: Lawrence Hilton-Jacobs as the People's Proponent Perrey Reeves as Taryn Fredric Lane as Phil Lisa Rieffel as Deanne Bloch Don Most as Host Skip Collins Co-Starring: Brett Miller as Prison Guard Robert DiTillio as Emcee Ed Wasser as Studio Guard