World Killer
Episode 5 of 22 within Season Four. Item 53 of 89 overall.
Production number K2804.
Marc Scott Zicree - Writer
Reza Badiyi - Director
116 votes

Quinn, Rembrandt, and Maggie slide to a San Francisco with deserted streets, empty buildings, and abandoned cars. Everyone's disappeared -- everyone except for a ragged, half-crazy Quinn double who's convinced that his failed antigravity invention has accidentally wiped out every other human being on this Earth.

When our Sliders discover that this Quinn's misfired experiment actually transported five billion people to a parallel world -- doubling its population and causing massive hardship and starvation -- they realize they must slide to that world and somehow attempt to reverse the process.

original airdate--June 29,1978 


music: theme song for sliders by Danny Lux

  1. "The Captain of our Ship" by Danny Lux


Worlds Visited: AFI World; Empty World; Full World

Timer Status--The timer now has the ability to accept coordinates independent of whether or not that timer has visited it.

Money Matters: No money needed on Empty World, but Rembrandt takes about $10,000 and a mint copy of Superman #1 in case money is needed down the road. Later in the episode, Rembrandt also shows a handful of gold coins as well. Alt-Quinn tosses Roberto $250 in silver to buy his help in getting to the power source.


"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?"

related items

Previous episode :
052 Virtual Slide
Next episode :
054 Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Related to this story :
054 Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
  Sliders, Season Four

regional titles

wereld Killer
World Killer
Un monde surpeuplé
Die Höllenmaschine
Killer Domhanda
Viaggio planetario
Mata mundos