Sliders/The King Is Back

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The King Is Back
Season 1, Episode 9
Airdate May 10, 1995
Production Number 70408
Writer(s) Tracy Tormé
Director(s) Vern Gillum
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The King Is Back is the ninth episode of the first season of Sliders, and the ninth episode overall.

Guest Stars: Will Sasso (Gomez Calhoun), Michelle T. Carter (Penny Jensen), Elena del Rubio (Herself), Milly del Rubio (Herself), Peter Hanlon (Expert Analyzer), Nicholas Harrison (Nick), Judith Maxie (Charmange), Chuck McCann (Captain Jack Brim), Tom Pickett (Maurice Fish), Tyler Van Blankenstein (First Kid), Sheri D. Wilson (Secretary), Janet Kent (Lawyer), Richard Ihara (Judge), Greg Berg (Gilligan on TV (voice - uncredited)), Clinton Derricks-Carroll (Rembrandt "The King" Brown), Eadie del Rubio (Herself)


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.

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