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Season 1, Episodes 1 & 2
Airdate March 22, 1995
Production Number 83535
Screenplay by Tracy Tormé
Story by Robert K. Weiss and
Tracy Tormé
Directed by Andy Tennant

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Pilot is the first and second episodes of the first season of Sliders.

Starring: Jerry O'Connell (Quinn Mallory), Sabrina Lloyd (Wade Wells), Cleavant Derricks (Rembrandt Brown)

and John Rhys-Davies (Arturo)

Guest Starring: Linda Henning (Mrs. Mallory), Joseph A. Wapner (Commissar Wapner), Doug Llewelyn (Comrade Llewelyn), Garwin Sanford (Doc)

Featuring: Roger R. Cross (Wilkins), Yee Jee Tso (Wing), Frank C. Turner (Crazy Kenny), Gary Jones (Hurley), John Novak (Ross J. Kelly/Interrogator), Don MacKay (Artie Field), Alex Bruhanski (Pavel), Jay Brazeau (KGB Colonel), Andrew Kavadas (Vendor), Sook Yin Lee (Pat), Wayne Cox (PBS Spokesman), Raoul Ganee (Sentry), Tom Butler (Michael Mallory)

Uncredited: Jason Gaffney (Conrad Bennish, Jr.), Larry Musser (Jake), Rusty Burrell (Rusty the Bailiff), Kenneth W. Roberts (Construction Worker), Harry Shearer (Day Tripper) (voice)


Plot Overview

While working to develop an anti-gravity device, genius Quinn Mallory happens upon a means of travelling through parallel dimensions. Showcasing the discovery to his best friend Wade Welles and physics professor Maximillian Arturo, an accident sucks the three into a vortex along with washed-up soul singer Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown. Forced to exit a dangerous world before their timer opens a vortex back, they are horrified to find that they haven't returned home.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • As Rembrandt is walking to his car, he's singing the National Anthem, but his lips aren't in sync.
  • When the vortex is widened and wanders, it proceeds to suck up Rembrandt and his car, but nothing else that's loose.
  • Despite the first world being completely frozen over, none of the four have visible breath.
  • When Quinn lifts Wade into the portal, the wires lifting Sabrina Lloyd are visible.
  • Ross J. Kelly points at Rembrandt before lowering his hand, but he still has it up and pointing as it cuts to a different shot.


  • Arturo: Jesus, Mary and Joseph. I think I've just seen God and I could've sworn he was driving a Cadillac.
  • Wade: Ah, man, that was so great. It was like... better than - than sex.
Arturo: Well, I wouldn't go that far.
  • Rembrandt: (after sliding) Man, that trip was a trip!