Monthly Archives: June 2018

The B***ieman (The Halloween Episode)* – October 31, 1964



*In Quantum Leap lore, it’s bad luck to say or write the full title of this episode, but if you’re listening to this, you probably already knew that.

Sam leaps into Joshua Ray, a second-rate horror novelist in Covington, Maine. Al says Sam is there to stop the murder of Joshua’s fiancée, Mary; her body will be found strangled later that night in the haunted house Joshua and Mary are planning. But then their handyman, Tully, is killed by a goat in a freak accident, and things continue to get more and more strange.

Sam and Dennis are joined by Kevin Lambert to talk about the episode. Kevin is a producer of the live Chicago show, [Redacted], a reading series where good “bad” movies are “unwritten” and performed by a cast just assembled briefly before the show and with minimal rehearsal. This was Kevin’s very first episode of Quantum Leap, and he had some feelings about it.

If you are a new listener to our show, our episode covering Camikaze Kid is a nice companion to this one. It was aired on Halloween, 2017, and some…spooky…things happened in the episode.

We frequently use these references: Beyond the Mirror Image: The Observer’s Guide to Quantum Leap, available at http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/matt-dale/beyond-the-mirror-image/hardcover/product-23098157.html
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One Strobe Over the Line – June 15, 1965



Lions, and cameras, and pills. Oh, boy!

Sam leaps into bad boy fashion photographer, Karl Granson, in 1965 New York City. Al tell Sam he’s there to keep an up and coming model he’s working with, Edie Landsdale, from dying from a drug overdose in two days.

Larry Ganni from The Guest Room Podcast joins us to discuss the episode. We talk about comparisons between this episode and a certain infamous episode of Saved by the Bell, how there a lot more villains in this episode than meets the eye, and Sam’s questionable behavior while overlooking a detoxing Edie.

Check out Larry’s podcast, and follow him on twitter.

We frequently use these references: Beyond the Mirror Image: The Observer’s Guide to Quantum Leap, available at http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/matt-dale/beyond-the-mirror-image/hardcover/product-23098157.html
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Leap of Faith – August 19, 1963



Sam leaps into Father Frank Pistano, a new priest at St. Mary’s in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As Father Frank, Sam must help Father McRoberts, an older, alcoholic priest cope with the loss of an alter boy who was recently murdered. Even more, Al tells Sam that Father Mac is also going to murdered in the next two days.

We discuss the first “back to basics” episode after the emotional two-part series premiere, and for reasons that will become obvious, we take a deep dive into the Rocky movies.

We frequently use these references: Beyond the Mirror Image: The Observer’s Guide to Quantum Leap, available at http://www.lulu.com/us/en/shop/matt-dale/beyond-the-mirror-image/hardcover/product-23098157.html
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