Episode Guide Legend
Aired: Original air date on the Fox Network
Filmed: The dates between which the episode was filmed
Production #: MCA/Universal's scheme for numbering episodes
Network #: Fox Broadcasting's scheme for numbering episodes
Written By: Credited screenwriter for the episode. If "story" then the person who came up with the idea and then "teleplay" for the person who wrote the screenplay based on the story idea. The Writer's Guild of America dictates that partners in writing be indicated with an ampersand (&) while anyone who adds to the script after the partners have completed it be credited by an 'and.' For example partners Tony Blake & Paul Jackson write an episode and producer Josef Anderson adds to it later.
Directed By: The episode's credited director.
Music By: Composer for the episode excluding the theme song. Does not include any songs that are sung within the episode.
Edited By: The credited editor for the episode.
U.S. Ratings: Nielsen Media Research
Network Competition: (not including syndication)
Viewers: Number In millions
Network: Time; "Show"; (millions viewers/ rank)
Rating: Out of 970,000 TV households (unless noted)
Share: Percentage of television sets in use
Rank: Placement out of total number of shows.
Repeated: Rebroadcasting airdate on the Fox Network.
Repeat Ratings: From Neilsen Media Research
Logline: A brief synopses of the episode.
World From: The world that the sliders were on before the "main" world of the episode, either seen or mentioned.
World Into: The main world of the episode. If there are more, they are mentioned in the order of visitation.
Duration: Amount of time spent on a particular world, information used in dialogue or by the day-night method, ie if they arrive in the day, then it is night and then day again, it's assumed they've been there for a full day (24 hours).
Timer Status: Whether broken, stolen, missing or rendered useless.
Numbers, newspaper headlines, names mentioned and posters are described in detail here, especially when they're only visible on-screen for seconds. For the various background signs, only those that have significance to the sliders or the world are mentioned, things like no smoking and traffic signs are ignored.
Please be aware that some licence plates go by so quick on screen that it is near impossible to read them even with a high-quality, commercial VCR with a good freeze-frame feature.
Things learned about the characters' beliefs, fears, histories or abilities.
Quirky sayings that the professor comes up with or frequently uses. Only mentioned where it applies and does not apply to episode after "The Exodus, Part II" with the exception of "The Last of Eden."
Classic and memorable quotes and the reference in which they're made.
"Rewind That!": Background scenes that need to be watched for closely or rewound and watched over again to be fully appreciated. Only noted where this category applies
Remmy Sings: Songs that Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown sings in a given episode along with its vital information. Only noted where this category applies. (In certain episodes, other characters sing and the lyrics are also transcribed ie "Greatfellas."
Money Matters: Hard evidence on the sliders' use of money from episode to episode. Often, fans nitpick that they don't understand how the four get any money. It should be noted, however, that it is assumed that the money used on all worlds (unless noted) is the same as on Home World.
Dialogue or continuity errors or scenes that just don't make sense.
Interesting tidbits concerning references to past episodes or inside jokes.
An anaylsis of what skewed differently on the episodes "main" world in comparison to the history or common practises of Home World.
Actor 1 as Character*
A character name in brackets, such as [Hills], means that the name was not seen in the credits of the episode or in either the MCA or Fox press releases; brackets means that the name is either heard in dialogue, seen on screen or printed in the closed captioning.
Prominently featured actors that aren't credited for their roles.
1. some of the actors past credits.
* an explanation of the character's place in the episode or appearances of the character in previous or upcoming episodes.
The Inside Slide:
Production notes and behind-the-scenes details from creator, executive-producer and later executive consultant, Tracy Torme or from comments made by the cast and crew during the Fox press tour conferences taken from transcripts made by Fox.
This section is only seen where information is available or relevant.
The words to any
that someone performs
in the episode.
An explanation of any references to history, culture or pop culture that are mentioned in dialogue and that may not be known by some viewers.
Often, the closed captioning will differ from the actual dialogue spoken in the episode. This occurs because the people who create the closed captioning, often work from the original script rather than a transcript of the dialogue. You'll notice that it usually occurs only when one of the sliders are speaking (probably because the core cast feels more inclined to take liberties with the script). At any rate, I've noted the differences between the dialogue and the CC when they occur, but only if they shed light on information concerning the action or the characters.
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