Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Episode 6 of 22 within Season Four. Item 54 of 89 overall.
Production number K2811.
Chris Black - Story
David E. Peckinpah - Story
Bill Dial - Teleplay
Marc Scott Zicree - Teleplay
David E. Peckinpah - Director
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"I have a brother!"

...and several slides after that revelation, the Sliders finally track Quinn's newly discovered sibling to an Amish-type Earth. There they find a technology-free agrarian community and one heretical social outcast, an inventor named Colin Mallory. Quinn wastes no time in telling Colin the truth about his family and their alternate dimensional origins. A microdot hidden in a family heirloom confirms Quinn's assertions and Colin is forced to accept the truth.

Having no real reason to remain, Colin joins the team and together they head out in search of their parent's Earth. Arriving on the next world, Colin is introduced to a world of modern technology. Trouble begins almost immediately when the double of his former love takes advantage of his glaring naïveté, and involves him in a scam to steal cryogenically frozen bodies.

original airdate--July 06,1998    


music: theme song for sliders by Danny Lux


Worlds Visited: Colin Prime; Bone Graft World

Money Matters: Rembrandt and Maggie have plenty of money to spend on shopping thanks to Rembrandt's systematic theft of his double's bank accounts. The Sliders are also able to purchase a hotel room for three days upfront, in cash.


"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 :
053 World Killer
Next episode :
055 Just Say Yes
Related to this story :
049 Genesis
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053 World Killer
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057 Slidecage
  Sliders, Season Four

regional titles

Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?
Un monde fraternel
Bruder aus einer anderen Welt
Ó deartháir, gcás Thou Art?
Dove sei, o fratello?
Hermano, donde estás?