One of the reasons people get stuck in to Outlander is the topic of time travel. Well, the Quantum Leap revival is full of that!
You may have watched Quantum Leap in the past. The series starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam Beckett, a man who would leap through time to save people only to end up getting stuck there. Well, NBC has brought a revival. And yes, it’s a revival and not a reboot. It continues on from the story of Dr. Sam Beckett.
Bakula isn’t back, but there is always a little bit of hope. Instead, the series follows Raymond Lee as Ben Song, a new leaper who seems to have figured out the original flaws in the system. He is also focused on leaping to a very specific point in time to change events, but he needs to help people along the way.
What is Quantum Leap about?
The basic premise is of a man leaping through time to save and change lives. In this series, Ben has a point in time that he wants to get to. He also meets some leapers along the way, and we’re slowly learning about who they are.
There are also some connections to the original series. If you haven’t watched that, you don’t need to know everything. It’s just worth watching one episode that is all about Magic, who is a character in both the original series (for one episode) and the revival.
The original series brought us a lot of questions about what happened to Sam. Nobody knows. Will the revival give us those answers?
Why is Quantum Leap something to watch during Droughtlander?
At first glance, they may not seem like a series to watch during Droughtlander. However, there are some great reasons to check it out, and one of those is all about time travel. The rules of time travel in the revival have changed a little, and it’s all linked to the way the code has been updated. Leapers can go to times outside of their own time period, which means we can and do see time periods of the further past. Yes, there is an episode set in the Wild West.
Something that I love is the stories that are told in the individual episodes. This is about understanding different cultures and people. There are episodes that touch on racism, transphobia, and much more.
There is also a romance in the story. Ben is engaged to Addison, who happens to be the hologram for Ben as he leaps—don’t worry, she’s a real person in their own time to appears as a hologram while in the past. There is more to this love story than initially meets the eye, and Ben doesn’t even remember it when he first starts leaping.
What are you watching during Droughtlander? What do you think of the Quantum Leap revival? Share your thoughts in the comments below.
Quantum Leap is available to stream on Peacock.