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Sliders (1995–2000) was an American science fiction television series consisting of five seasons. The series focuses on a group of people travelling between parallel universes (which results in alternative Earths). They do so when the main protagonist - a genius college student - invents a "sliding" technology. After an experiment that goes wrong, their goal is to try finding back their way to "our" (and their own) Earth.

Pilot [1.1][edit]

Prof. Maximilian Arturo: The answer to the question is U-4, not U2, Mr. Bennish! [pointing to Conrad Bennish, Jr., who was listening to noisy music without paying any attention to the class].

[The Sliders arrive on an ice world after having unknowingly picked up Rembrandt Brown driving his car]
Proffessor Maximilan Arturo: Jesus Mary and Joseph! I think I've just seen God and I could've sworn he was driving a Cadilac!

[after Prof. Maximilian Arturo found out that he is a Citizen General in a world where Soviet Russia rules America]
Prof. Maximilian Arturo: Always a leader of men, no matter what the circumstances.

Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown: This guy, Q-ball, he’s got this, like, gizmo, which sucked up my Caddie into a worm-hole — that’s this kinda freaked-out limbo land that sits between Earth’s One, Two and Three. So when we got to Earth Two, this big, albino tornado, man, came hammering down on us...

Fever [1.2][edit]

Prof. Maximilian Arturo: Biology is for those who don't have the maths for real science.

Last Days [1.3][edit]

Proffesor Mazimilian Arturo: Mr. Bennish if we survive this I will devote my life to finding the gene that makes you so obnoxious and I will destroy it!

Prof. Maximilian Arturo: Mr. Bennish. Appalling as this thought may be, you and I are going to be spending a lot of time together.
Conrad Bennish, Jr.: No way, chief! I've got a girlfriend.
Prof. Maximilian Arturo: Don't be an idiot! You and I are going to make an atom bomb.

[a news anchor talks about the asteroid that is about to destroy life on Earth]
News Anchor: Around the globe, the world braced for the apocalypse with an unprecedented show of peace and amity. In Belfast, Ireland, Catholics and Protestants shared a morning of prayer [footage of both groups praying together]. Elsewhere, in Bosnia-Herzegovina, the six-month truce between Serbs and Muslims continued to hold [footage of both groups hanging along]. Not so in the occupied West Bank, however, where Israelis and Palestinians greeted the second-to-last day with renewed violence [footage of both groups fighting each other].

[after Prof. Maximilian Arturo was forced to slide just as he realized his stolen atom bomb plans were stolen from him]
Conrad Bennish Jr.: Anybody messes with us now...
[turns on loud music]
Conrad Bennish Jr.: ...boom!

The Prince of Wails [1.4][edit]

Prof. Maximilian Arturo: The reason the sun never sets on the British Empire is because God doesn't trust the British in the dark.

[The Prince reads the copy of the Bill of Rights the Sliders wrote for him and then the part Rembrandt added]
The Prince: And James Brown is hearby acknowledged as the Godfather of Soul.
[The Prince and the rebel leader look at each other in confusion]
Prince and Rebel Leader: [together] Who's James Brown?

Summer of Love [1.5][edit]

Quinn Mallory: [pointing at the recurring character of his usually long haired, sunglasses wearing college friend, whose double in this world is a business suit wearing Republican] Look, Professor, it's Bennish.
Prof. Maximilian Arturo: My God. And I can actually see his ears.

Eggheads [1.6][edit]

Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown: How much did he win by?
Wade Welles: I don't know. What difference does it make?
Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown: It makes a big difference, girl! I got Harvard plugged to points!
Wade Welles: You bet on a game that you don't understand?
[Short pause]
Wade Welles: You are an idiot!

The Gambler: If you won't do it you'll be MORAS MAXIMA.
Quinn Mallory: What?!
The Gambler: MORAS, MORTIS, DEAD!!!

[Quinn says something in Latin to the Gamblers and FBI before Sliding]
FBI Agent: What did he say?
Gambler: "So long suckers!"

The King is Back [1.8][edit]

Prof. Maximilian Arturo: [after being mistaken for Luciano Pavarotti several times] I am not Mr. Pavarotti! Mr. Pavarotti is an Italian. He speaka likea this. Do I speaka likea this? No. Why? Because I am an Englishman, you blistering idiot!

Season 3[edit]

Dragonslide [3.7][edit]

Prof. Maximilian Arturo: That which is beautiful is not always good, but that which is good is always beautiful.

The Fire Within [3.8][edit]

Quinn: This is newsprint. How do you divide?
Fire: I have never divided.
Quinn: You stay connected with the other flames?
Fire: I am always one. What they know, I know.
Quinn: Alright, this is wood and graphite.
Fire: Oh I like wood...
Quinn: Listen, there's something important I have to talk about.
Fire: Yes?
Quinn: Very soon, we might be leaving this place and we might have to take you with us.
Fire: I like it here. There is much to burn.
Quinn: If you stay, they will try and destroy you every time you feed. If you survive, you'll only do so by destroying things that we humans care about, and hurting people like me. And one day, all the food will be gone.
Fire: I have decided I will go back where you found me.
Quinn: I'm sorry, I don't know how to get you there.
Fire: I do.
Quinn: Oh, you do. I wish you could tell me how to get home.
Fire: Home?
Quinn: It's a place where we'd like to go someday. It's where we started.
Fire: Where you like to burn?
Quinn: Sort of.
Fire: If you release me in your journey, I will find a way.
Quinn: But.. how?
Fire: Photon solar wave propulsion, and timeslip dimensional access.
Quinn: Come again?
Quinn: You're controlling the television!
Quinn: You can transmit signal waves?
Fire: You do not?
Quinn: No!
Fire: Why have you taken this limited life form?
Quinn: I didn't have a choice.. you did?
[Knock at the door]
Quinn: Go away! We're spraying for cockroaches.

The Other Slide of Darkness[edit]

[Rickman sees the wormhole at the edge of the cliff]
Rickman: Not without me! [Rickman jumps for the wormhole, but it closes and he falls screaming to his death at the bottom of the cliff]

Season 4[edit]

Genesis [4.1][edit]

[Quinn learns the truth about his family from a microdot]
Quinn: I have a brother!

[Quinn, Maggie and Rembrant decide to leave Earth Prime in an attempt to save it]
Quinn: [to Earth Prime just before he leaves] We'll be back! You can count on it!

Just Say Yes [4.7][edit]

[Colin Mallory and Maggie Beckett are in a "re-orientation" compound, which resembles 1950's suburbia, they are medicated in a world that mandates it, Maggie has made an attempt at baking, Colin is trying one of her slightly burned cookies, he is attempting to feign enjoyment when eating the cookie]
Colin: Umm, Delicious.
Maggie: You don't like them.
Colin: I do.
Maggie: Colin, you be honest with me.
Colin: But you worked so hard on them, I wouldn't want to hurt your feelings.
[Maggie stares into the view of the camera, thinking about what Colin said]
Maggie: I don't think you could, (shows her "Infuser", a medication dispenser that most on the world they're in are using) not while i'm wearing this thing.
Colin: Oh, I keep forgetting, another benefit of pharmacotherapy, well in that case, these are the worst cookies i've ever tasted!
[They both laugh in a mindless way]

The Alternateville Horror [4.8][edit]

[after Quinn, Rembrandt and Maggie finds out that the ghosts haunting the chandler hotel are really their doubles, a brit-punk rock singer Quinn "Howling Man" Mallory, an "exotic dancer" called Maggie Beckett and a Tweed clad version of Rembrandt Brown who is the group's version of Quinn, also with them are Colin Mallory and the manager's son, she is crying]
Matthew: Mom, don't cry, Colin said his brother's gonna get out out of here.
Quinn "Howling Man" Mallory: Well, he bloody well better, (holding up the timer) 'cause we've got your little timer, see, and brainiac told us that if you don't get it back before the numbers run down, you're gonna be right up it! (a la Austin Powers) YEAH, baby!
Alt-Rembrandt: Sorry, who thought he was paying attention.

Lipsitz Live! [4.12][edit]

Quinn Mallory: [trying to reclaim the audience's interest] Did I mention that I met my female double?
Barry Lipsitz: Oh! Did you have sex with her?!
[Quinn looks disgusted while the audience cheers]

Season 5[edit]

The Unstuck Man[edit]

[As Diana was about to enter the slide for the first time]
Maggie: The first step is easy. It's the last one you gotta look out for.

Map of the Mind[edit]

[Rembrandt has just finished explaining to one of the mental patients, Malcolm, why he has incited a riot]
Rembrandt Brown: Now if I could just find a neurosurgeon my day would be complete.
Malcolm: Wait! [Rembrandt stops and looks at him] I'm a neurosurgeon. [Rembrandt looks at him doubtfully] Honest!

[Rembrandt brings Malcolm to the other Sliders]
Rembrandt Brown: I've brought some help.
Mallory: He plays a fiddle with no strings!
Rembrandt Brown: Well he's also Doctor Malcolm White, creator of that device. [refering to the remapping device]

To Catch a Slider [5.15][edit]

[The Sliders don't have the money to buy a Living Gem which they need to fix the timer so they plan to rob a jewlery store which Rembrandt disagrees with]
Rembrandt Brown: [To Maggie and Mallory] What do either of you know about knocking over a jewlery store anyway?
Mallory Well, actually...

The Seer [5.18][edit]

Mallory: [last line of the series] What do we do now?

Unidentified episodes[edit]

Capt. Maggie Beckett: Looks, brains, and he knows how to cook.
Prof. Maximilan Arturo: [after the Sliders have another hard landing on a concrete path in the middle of a park] Soft landing there, hard path here and where do we land, unfailingly.

Cast[edit]

The show's main cast during its 5 seasons were:

External links[edit]

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