Sliders/The King Is Back

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The King Is Back
Season 1, Episode 9
Airdate May 10, 1995
Production Number 70408
Written by Tracy Tormé
Directed by Vern Gillum
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The King Is Back is the ninth episode 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 Stars: Chuck McCann (Captain Jack Brim), Clinton Derricks-Carroll (Rembrandt "The King" Brown), Tom Pickett (Maurice Fish)

Special Guest Appearances by: Eadie del Rubio, Elena del Rubio, Milly del Rubio (The Del Rubio Sisters)

Co-Starring: Janice Kent (Lawyer), Michele T. Carter (Penny Jensen), Sheri-D Wilson (Secretary)

Featuring: William Sasso (Gomez Calhoun), Judith Maxie (Charmange), Nicholas Harrison (Nick), Peter Hanlon (Expert Analizer), Richard Ihara (Judge), Tyler Van Blankenstein (First Kid)

Uncredited: Greg Berg (Gilligan on TV) (voice)


Plot Overview

Rembrandt's dream finally comes true: the Sliders land on an Earth where Rembrandt's double is more popular than Elvis, but has been dead for many years. Whilst he enjoys being in the limelight, his life may be in danger when a band member from the past vows to take revenge.


  • The first appearance of Cleavant Derricks' real-life twin brother, Clinton Derricks-Carroll. He was used as Rembrandt's double so that they could put two people together in a scene and film, much simpler than filming two sequences separately with one actor and combining them, as with the doubles for the other actors. This allowed them to do such things as touch and interact naturally, something not possible with the other characters' doubles. Clinton would reappear as Rembrandt's double for the episode Greatfellas.
  • This was the ninth episode filmed and aired.

Arc Advancement





The Show

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments


  • When the guys check their flies, Quinn is no longer handcuffed.
  • In the closing credits, "Analyzer" is misspelled "Analizer"


  • Arturo: I am not Mister Pavarotti. Mister Pavarotti is an Italian. He speaka lika diss. Do I speaka lika this? No. Why? Because I am an Englishman, you blistering idiot!