Episode number: 39
The Exodus - Part One
First Aired: 02/21/97
Production number: SL-317
Previous Episode: Paradise Lost
Following Episode: The Exodus - Part Two
SummariesThe Sliders land on a world on the verge of the apocalypse where panic has led to the demise of law and order. A pulsar has entered the Earth's orbit and is emitting intense radiation--Russia has already been wiped out. The Sliders stumble upon a military/industrial complex and discover a scientist who, together with Quinn's knowledge, can get a certain amount of people off the planet by sliding. -Fox
In a militaristic America threatened by a deadly pulsar, a colonel decides who'll be saved--and who'll be left to die. Part 1 of two. -TV Guide
83. Pulsar EarthThe Cold War never ended on this Earth; as a matter of fact, it seems to be heating up. A magazine cover seen asks: "Russia vs. USA: The Final Round?" and the military officers we see suspect almost everyone of being a spy. This would be bad enough, but this Earth has a bigger problem: a cluster of pulsars is due to irradiate the planet killing all plant and animal life within the next twenty-four hours.
A Doctor Steven Jensen has invented sliding technology on this world, including the capability of storing the coordinates of previously visited worlds. He had not been able to get the technology to the point where humans could slide successfully until our Sliders arrived and gave him a hand. In exchange, he gave the Sliders the technology to store the coordinates of worlds they visit in the future.
This is Maggie Beckett's home world, her Earth Prime. It was also the world on which Arturo died.
84. Vorpal Bunny EarthEverything is huge on this Earth: grass grows to waist height and the one human we see seems at least a hundred feet tall. The rabbit we see (complete with razor sharp teeth) is as large as a horse.
Only Quinn and Maggie slide to this Earth, after a 30 minute stay they returned to Pulsar Earth.
85. Maggie's Double EarthQuinn and Maggie slide to this Earth on another scouting mission from Pulsar Earth. Here, Maggie meets an alternate version of herself who is also an Intelligence Officer with the rank of Captain. It's unknown if this Earth is also having a pulsar crisis.
1. Earth PrimeQuinn and Maggie make a quick slide back to Earth Prime, the Sliders home world first seen in the SLIDERS Pilot. After an all-too-brief reunion with his his mother, Quinn has to slide back to Pulsar Earth with Maggie to save her life -- something in Earth Prime's atmosphere prevents Maggie from being able to breathe.
- The President of the United States on Pulsar Earth is Oliver North, which makes me wonder if this could possibly be the Hippie Earth seen in the first season episode Summer of Love.
CreditsStory by: John Rhys-Davies Teleplay by: Tony Blake & Paul Jackson Directed by: Jim Charleston Music by: Stephen Graziano Guest Stars: Kari Wuhrer as Captain Maggie Beckett Mark Kiely as Dr. Steven Jensen Wes Charles, Jr. as Malcolm Eastman Linda Henning as Mrs. Mallory Steve Larson as Street Person Special Guest Star: Roger Daltrey as Colonel Angus Rickman Co-Starring: J. Karen Thomas as Lt. Teri Eastman Michael Houston King as Dr. Baker Krzysztof Pieczynski as Dr. Vladimir Jariabek