, 20 months, post #21 |
Quick update. The new leaper will be Dr. Ben Seong, played by
Raymond Lee. So we'll have a male leaper again. There will be a
female observer filling the Al Calavicci role, and three other
regulars who will be involved with the Quantum Leap project in the
present day, including the great Ernie Hudson.|
You can find a lot more information here:
, 20 months, post #22 |
Also... I hate to bring this up, but since the subject has already
been broached in this thread... a couple of thoughts on the
question of "wokeness."|
1. The leaper is described in the casting call as "a man of faith,"
and two of the other four characters are military veterans,
including the new "Al." That doesn't really read as "woke" to me;
if anything, it seems like a show that wants to welcome a variety
2. One of the characters, Ian, is nonbinary. That will probably
raise some people's hackles, but I think it may actually be good
news for us. I think it's probably a sign that Ben Seong will leap
into at least as many women as Sam Beckett did, if not more. I've
seen people on this site express concerns that Hollywood might be
afraid to explore gender-bending and body-swapping in the future
because trans people might find that offensive; having a nonbinary
character neatly sidesteps that criticism. I also think Ian could
play a very interesting role any time Seong finds himself leaping
into a woman; I think Ian's presence on the show ensures and
practically demands that there be a lot of good gender-bending
3. The fact that the leaper is an Asian-American man actually
defuses a lot of tension around race, too. An Asian-American man
leaping into characters of different races simply won't ruffle
anyone's feathers the way, say, a white man leaping into a black
man's body might, and it probably won't lead to as much
heavy-handed discussion about race on the show. Race just doesn't
have to be a big consideration most of the time.
(Of course, it's also worth pointing out that Quantum Leap was
always a very "woke" show, and episodes about race, gender,
religion, and sexual orientation would be very much in line with
the original series.)
Oh! And one more note: the information that's been revealed so far
confirms that this is a sequel to the original series, not a
reboot. One of the regulars is a man Sam leaped into in the
original series, Ziggy will be involved, and Sam and Al are
acknowledged. There's speculation that some of the other characters
may have connections to the original show as well.
, 20 months, post #23 |
Honestly don’t care about Quantum Leap style swaps really. They had
barely any focus on the body, and I’m more interested in
differences in body instead of seeing someone dress in different
ways and act like they aren’t wearing another person’s skin. Just
feels like we’re playing make-believe even more than it already
From: Holly Dunn
, 20 months, post #24 |
With Deepfake technology they can put a face on a different body,
and make it talk with the original voice or that person's voice.
This might be very interesting to see. There may be a new "Quantum
Leap Style" of swap.|
, 20 months, post #25 |
Well, they didn't focus on differences in the body in the original
show because they established that it was Sam's actual body
leaping(and being masked by the aura of the person he leapt in to),
not his mind jumping from body to body. I think early on in the
show they were undecided if it was just his mind, but they
eventually went with his actual body jumping in time(I think the
first time we had evidence that it was really Sam was the episode
where he leaped into a double amputee).|
Although, at least with the one book "The Wall", it was written as
if Sam's mind alone is leaping, and does have him making note of
the differences of having leapt into the body of a six year old
girl, and into the woman the girl grew up into. Not sure about any
of the other QL novels, as I haven't seen those online anywhere.
From: Holly Dunn
, 20 months, post #26 |
My previous comment about the deepfake technology means there is a
lot more room for the audience to see things regardless of the
rules. He could be in his own body, and they could show his face
digitally replicating the person's facial movements he leaps into
because that is what everyone else sees. The few and seldom mirror
scenes may be part of this Quantum Leap's past.|
Storytelling can sometimes bend and break rules. When Sam jumped
into a pregnant lady he felt the baby kick. Yet Sam doesn't have a
uterus. If it was Sam's body, he would bust out of petite women's
clothing when leaping. The shoes wouldn't ever fit. He would swim
in really big guy clothes and his pants might fall down due to real
gravity if he is in his real body. But this is storytelling.
, 20 months, post #27 |
Yeah that’s why I wish it was just a standard possession or body
swap. We already suspend enough disbelief to imagine possessions
and body swapping actually could happen, but it just feels silly to
me when they can’t fully commit to that.|
From: guest (Buddybuddy)
, 20 months, post #28 |
Im really praying just maybe just maybe sam jumps into a playboy
bunny and has to deal with that costume big boobs shaved pussy and
me slapping hisher big arse . That would be a great episode|
From: guest (thriller16161)
, 19 months, post #29 |
It's official! Hollywood Reporter reports that NBC has ordered the
series to air this upcoming fall.|
From: guest (2 0 0 5)
, 19 months, post #30 |
I'm assuming that the older episodes they have on NBC's official
webpage will be labeled as "Quantum Leap (Classic)" in order to
separate the two from one another.|
From: guest (4 1 3 4)
, 19 months, post #31 |
At least in the original series, Sam Beckett was never in blackface
for the episodes The Color of Truth from 1989 and A Song for the
Soul from 1992.|
From: guest (guest)
, 17 months, post #32 |
From: guest (1 8 6 0)
, 16 months, post #33 |
1. Will Ben say the catchphrase "Oh Boy!" (a.k.a. carry over) like
2. Will the classic theme song still be carried over from the
original series although slightly upgraded for the modern era?
3. Will the classic opening monologue still be in use for this
version but Dr. Sam Beckett will be replaced by Dr. Ben Seong?
4. Am I the only one feels that this version was going to be on its
streaming service Peacock?
From: guest (Spyeye)
, 16 months, post #34 |
From: guest (leaper)
, 15 months, post #35 |
Last night one of the commercials during Jimmy Fallon showed a
quick promo from the new Quantum Leap with the leaper landing in a
female rock star in 1986. He looks at himself in the mirror and
sees a gorgeous big hair rock chick. It was brief but cool.|
From: guest (jacques)
, 15 months, post #36 |
pilot for the series is supposed to air on Sep 19. surely we will
be getting an official trailer soon.|
From: guest (8 6 0 5)
, 15 months, post #37 |
So I'm assuming this will not be like the episode from the original
series "Glitter Rock" where Sam leaps into a British male rocker
named Jeffrey Mole from the band King Thunder.|
, 15 months, post #38 |
Can anyone post the new trailer?|
From: guest (1 4 9 2)
, 15 months, post #39 |
I know this won't happen, but since the #metoo movement has started
in this day and age I wonder if their will be a new episode of the
reboot where Ben leaps into a young college-age waitress who works
at a Hooters-like restaurant (or should I say "Breastaurant") where
not only he'll has to deal with uncomfortable skimpy clothing but
drunk guys who do whistle/cat calls & slapping him on the booty.|
, 15 months, post #40 |
I never liked the concept of quantum leap. Where the main character
acts like the person he's possessing and you only see what the real
person looks like when they look at a mirror. Not a big fan but
since this is the only body swap content that's new. I guess I'll
have to like it or force myself to like it|
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