The Unstuck Man
Episode 1 of 19 within Season Five. Item 71 of 89 overall.
Production number E0801.
Keith Damron - Story
David E. Peckinpah - Story
Chris Black - Teleplay
Bill Dial - Teleplay
Guy Magar - Director
70 votes

The Season Five premiere finds Quinn, Rembrandt, Maggie and Colin in a running gun fight against an unknown enemy. As the timer ticks down and the wormhole appears our heroes barely make it through the open vortex with their lives.Rembrandt and Maggie emerge on the other side only to find that Colin is nowhere to be found. To make matters worse, they confront a stranger who claims to be Quinn Mallory!

We soon learn that this imposter is, in fact, a duplicate of our own Quinn. He is the lab assistant for an eccentric scientist named Dr. Oberon Geiger. Geiger is involved with a kind of trans-dimensional technology which he claims has miraculous medical applications. The only problem is that as a result of Geiger's experimentation our own Quinn has been merged with this duplicate while his brother Colin has become dimensionally unanchored, lost somewhere in the multi-verse involuntarily slipping from dimension to dimension.

original airdate--June 11,1999


music: theme song for sliders by Danny Lux


Worlds Visited: Typical World; Combine World



"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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regional titles

De Unstuck Man
The Unstuck Man
Un monde sans ancrage
Verloren im All
An Fear unstuck
Il doppio di Quinn
El hombre presuntuoso