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[Geek] A Bold Leap Forward

How on earth did I miss that they're making a continuation of one of my favorite science fiction shows ever? I mean, this is a show that not only did I actually write fanfic for as a kid, but a few years ago I even rearranged my Dragon*Con schedule specifically to go hear some of the staff for the show talk about where it would have gone if it hadn't been cancelled.

And yet somehow, I'd managed to overlook Quantum Leap: A Bold Leap Forward until now?! But here's an interview with Trey Callaway, the writer brought on board (along with the original creator, Donald Bellisario) to write the pilot movie and (hopefully) followup series for the Sci-Fi channel.

Now, I suppose it could turn out badly. But on the other hand, Bellisario /is/ involved, and it could really be good, too...
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Interesting. That's the first I've heard of this myself. Not so sure it would be the same without Scott, but basing the show around Sam's efforts to find her dad would definitely give the show a fresh twist. I wonder if there's any target date for airing?
Hey, if you hadn't heard of it yet, the new Doctor Who is also pretty damn kickass. If that interests you, give me a call when you get back, I'm willing to share.
Is that the new Doctor, or the new new Doctor?

Christopher Eccleston was excellent. Pity that he decided to quit after only one series.
Oh, believe me. She's heard. She made me watch the whole bloody thing in the course of a weekend.

...

Well, she made me watch the first two episodes. Then _I_ made _her_ show me the rest.

:)

Ex-ter-min-ate! Ex-ter-min-ate!
"If you're an alien, why do you sound like you're from the north?"
"Lots of planets have a north!"
Seattle folks get Vancouver stations, so I actually watch Doctor Who as it airs. But thank you!
I love Quantum Leap! Unfortunately they were showing the series on a Malaysian channel and the reception wasn't that good and proceeded to fuzz after a while!!!! Can't believe they are re-making it. I really like the lead actor at that time, he was so funny! Wonder who they are taking right now.

Another series that I really like was Misfits of Science, but people rarely remember it now, I only like it because it was soooo cool! But yeah!!
Main character of the series was Dr. Samuel ('Sam') Beckett, played by Scott Bakula.

The premise of the new series is that Sam Beckett made it home, he's had some time with his daughter (Samantha Josephine Fuller, a.k.a. 'Sammy Jo,' who was a character actually introduced in the original series though never shown on-screen), and then something (the writers don't say what in interviews) causes him to get lost in time again. The new series therefore follows Sammy Jo, as she begins leaping, hoping not to find her way home... but to find her missing father and bring him back.

Dean Stockwell will reprise the role of Al (the hologram), and Scott Bakula will, evidently, play Sam Beckett when Sam actually appears in the pilot.
I only have two words to describe my feelings about this:

"Oh boy."

:)
Hee! Couldn't say it better myself!
Absolutely. :)

(In fact, if Sammy Jo /doesn't/ do the 'Oh, boy' thing or some other habitual episode opener, I'm gonna be disappointed!)
Is there a website for this? Have they started casting for whom the characters would be?

I hope they show it here in Singapore.
No official website. And so far as I can tell, the only casting they've done is for Sam Beckett (played by Scott Bakula) and Al Calavicci (played by Dean Stockwell).

I.e., the main characters of the first series, played by the same actors as last time.