Dead Man Sliding
Episode 3 of 25 within Season Three. Item 26 of 89 overall.
Production number K1804.
Nan Hagan - Writer
Richard Compton - Director
122 votes

Justice has a new name and a new game on a world where crime is televised. Quinn's ne'er do well double is caught on film beating a man for his wallet, and our Quinn is picked up by a bounty hunter. Unable to grasp the rules of the society in a timely fashion, Arturo and Quinn lose the public's interest in the trial, and Quinn is sentenced to death.

Their only hope of saving him is to find this world's Quinn and turn him over instead. When it turns out he's innocent, Wade hacks into the game's computer systems and discovers that Quinn has been framed — for the ratings. With the help of alternate Quinn and a chagrined bounty hunter, the five race against the clock to save Quinn from a very public execution.

original airdate--November 29,1996   rating--5.2 million


music: "Last Remote Before an Execution" by Graziano


Worlds Visited: Wasco World: Dimensional Coordinates: 409.512.555.011; Divergence Date: 1897.

  • Buttonwillow World: Dimensional Coordinates: 367.111.160.611; Divergence Date: 1915.
  • Lemoore World: Dimensional Coordinates: RESTRICTED; Divergence Date: unknown.
  • Justice World: Dimensional Coordinates: 941.606.666.710; Divergence Date: January 25, 1994.
  • Muppet World: Dimensional Coordinates: Too Weird; Divergence Date: unknown.


"What if you found a portal to a parallel universe? What if you could slide into a thousand different worlds — where it's the same year, and you're the same person, but everything else is different? And what if you can't find your way home?"

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Previous episode :
025 Rules of the Game
Next episode :
027 Electric Twister Acid Test

regional titles

Dead Man Sliding
Dead Man Sliding
Un monde de justice médiatique
Quinn unter Mordverdacht
Man Dead Sleamhnáin
Il gioco del giudizio
Muerto por deslizamiento