Fate's Wide Wheel: A Quantum Leap Podcast

Fate's Wide Wheel: A Quantum Leap Podcast

Fate's Wide Wheel explores the Quantum Leap universe - from its beginning in 1989 to the new series launched in 2022. Whether you're a long-time or new fan, welcome to our show. read less
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Quantum Leap | Caitlin Bassett ("Addison") Returns! Season 2 Wrap-up
Mar 21 2024
Quantum Leap | Caitlin Bassett ("Addison") Returns! Season 2 Wrap-up
n this episode, Sam welcomes Caitlin Bassett back to the show to discuss season 2's final five episodes - as well as the season on the whole and Addison's arc. Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the season 2 posters and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Lady Eternal, Larry, Chris, Audra, Christopher, Joanne, Heather, Carolyn, Adrian, Max, QLP, Sophie, Dana, Amy, Stupot47, Brian, Suggie176, Michelle, Jason, Mercurybeat, Lee, Christina, James, Tom, Caroline, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Catching Up07:15 Passion for Supporting Veterans12:41 The Importance of Honesty in the Entertainment Industry26:06 The Growth of Addison's Character28:23 Telling a Story in Silence31:05 Making Decisions and Character Development31:36 Mature Decisions and Heartbreak33:08 The Engagement and Proposal34:39 Funny Moments on Set36:25 Dynamics and Alliances within the Team38:13 Family Dynamics and Interpersonal Relationships39:07 The Importance of the Team Working Together41:21 Exploring Different Perspectives and Alliances43:14 The Importance of Honesty and Reconnection44:38 Reconnecting as Characters and Actors49:30 The Powerful Scene between Ben and Addison50:53 The Beautiful Scene between Addison and Hannah59:07 The Impact of Love and Relationships01:00:16 The Emotional Letter from Hannah01:04:48 The Specialness of the Show01:06:00 Addison's Character Development01:07:28 The Genuine Payoff in the Season Finale01:08:33 Different Approaches of Addison and Ben01:09:29 Addison's Loyalty and Fairness01:10:36 Addison's Growth and Hard Decisions01:11:18 The Importance of Leading with Love and Hope01:11:29 Addison's Action Skills01:12:15 Dream Addison and Physicality01:13:27 Addison's Role as a Hologram01:14:43 The Final Scene of Season 201:16:13 The Emotional Impact of the Final Scene01:19:03 The Potential of Season 301:25:53 Inspiration and Honoring Matt Dale01:30:53 What Inspires Caitlin
Quantum Leap | Season Finale with JJ Lendl
Mar 15 2024
Quantum Leap | Season Finale with JJ Lendl
Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the season 2 posters and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com Summary In this conversation, Sam Fain and JJ Lindell discuss the two-episode season finale of Quantum Leap, 'As the World Burns' and 'Against Time.' They express their appreciation for the emotional core of the episodes and the strong performances by the actors. They highlight the spiritual themes and the connection between characters. They also discuss the creative and inventive direction of the episodes, considering the limitations of the production. Overall, they find the finale to be fantastic and a testament to the unique nature of Quantum Leap. The conversation methodically reviewed the episode and identified several principal themes. These themes include the powerful scenes between Hannah and Ben, the Shakespearean nature of Gideon's revenge, the importance of empathy and helping others, the presence of Easter eggs throughout the episode, the revelation of Beth's knowledge and role in the project, the development of Addison's agency and readiness to be a Leaper, and the intentional and purposeful storytelling throughout the season. The ending of the season was praised for its emotional impact and the clear intent behind the narrative. In this final part of the conversation, Sam and JJ discuss the potential for future seasons of the Quantum Leap revival. They express their excitement about the possibilities and the character-driven nature of the show. They also touch on the importance of consent and the need for character development in the potential romantic relationship between Ben and Addison. They emphasize the importance of supporting the show by streaming it on Peacock and encourage listeners to ignore clickbait articles and focus on the viewing numbers. They also mention upcoming interviews and future discussions about Star Wars. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Patreon Shoutouts01:12 The Finale and Listener Support04:47 Discussion of the Season Finale08:00 Review of "As the World Burns"13:58 Review of "Against Time"27:13 Discussion of the Scene between Ben and Jeffrey34:22 Discussion of the Emotional Core of the Episode36:26 Discussion of the Final Scene36:50 The Scene in Episode 212 and 21340:42 Gideon Ridge and the Revenge Tragedy44:15 The Lesson in Empathy46:30 Against Time and the Empathy Engine49:03 Easter Eggs51:39 The Reveal of Beth and Janice's Motivation55:22 Home is a Person58:09 The Ending and the Possibilities01:09:11 The Possibilities and Character Drama01:10:11 Challenges of Expressing Love in Different Leaps01:10:28 The Elephant in the Room: Consent and Comfort01:11:16 Expanding the Boundaries of Quantum Leap01:12:36 The Desire for the Story to Continue01:13:49 Uncertainty of Renewal01:14:06 No Decision Made Yet01:15:14 The Complexity of Network Programming01:16:02 Networks' Catch-Up Game01:17:12 Looking Beyond Ratings01:18:
Quantum Leap | Pamela Romanowsky
Mar 13 2024
Quantum Leap | Pamela Romanowsky
Pamela Romanowsky discusses her experience directing episodes of Quantum Leap, including "As the World Burns", "Leap. Die. Repeat", and "Secret History". Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the season 2 posters and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Takeaways Attention to detail in production design is crucial for creating a cohesive and immersive world. Surprising the audience with multidimensional characters adds depth and complexity to the story. Bringing a character's story to a satisfying conclusion can be a rewarding experience for both the director and the actor. Balancing storytelling between different locations and perspectives adds depth and richness to the narrative. Collaboration and creative friendships are a great source of inspiration and joy in the filmmaking process. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background 02:45 Directing Leap Die Repeat 06:05 Collaboration and Communication 09:04 Working During the Strike 13:09 Directing As the World Burns 22:48 The Emotional Core of Secret History 25:48 The Visual Style of Secret History 37:30 Attention to Detail in Production Design 39:02 Creating Multidimensional Characters 40:20 Highlighting the Character of Tom 42:25 Exploring Peter's Character in the Imaging Chamber 44:16 Humanizing Tom and Peter 46:21 Bringing Hannah's Story to a Conclusion 50:42 The Magical Realism Scene with Addison and Hannah 54:26 Balancing the Storytelling between HQ and the Leap 57:43 Working with Fire and Special Effects 01:01:06 Wyatt Parker's Performance as Jeffrey Dally 01:08:11 The Inspiration of Creative Friendship
Quantum Leap | Raymond Lee (Dr. Ben Song)
Feb 27 2024
Quantum Leap | Raymond Lee (Dr. Ben Song)
In this episode, Sam Fain interviews Raymond Lee, who plays Ben Song on the show. Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the season 2 posters and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television #Raymond Lee Takeaways The show has a powerful emotional impact on viewers and has resonated with many. Choosing empathy and compassion is important in today's world. Art has the power to influence and transform the artist. Clowning can be a powerful tool for self-discovery and redefining oneself. The show promotes inclusivity and representation. Embrace changes in the show and find ways to make them work for you. Create a safe and welcoming environment on set for all cast and crew members. Recognize and appreciate the importance of every role in the production. Take care of yourself to create a positive working environment. Chemistry reads over Zoom can still be effective in establishing connections with other actors. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Appreciation 03:03 The Emotional Impact of the Show 07:49 Choosing Empathy and Compassion 11:49 The Influence of Art on the Artist 14:57 From Kinesiology to Theater 25:09 Being Othered and Inclusivity 39:06 Introduction and Appreciation for the Show 40:02 Initial Reactions to Changes in the Show 41:15 Accepting and Embracing Changes in the Show 42:13 The Impact of the Pilot Script Changes 43:15 The Importance of the Show's Originality 44:00 Creating a Safe and Welcoming Environment on Set 45:02 Navigating Changes in Season 2 46:00 Learning from Past Quantum Leap Actors 47:18 The Impactful Moments in Season 1 48:17 The Chemistry and Connection with Co-Stars 49:45 The Importance of Character-Driven Stories 51:00 Creating a Welcoming Environment on Set 52:12 The Importance of Recognizing and Appreciating Every Role 53:09 The Impact of a Safe Working Space 54:06 Taking Care of Yourself to Create a Positive Working Environment 56:26 Recognizing the Importance of Every Role in the Production 57:52 The Impact of a Safe Working Space 59:06 Creating a Safe Space for Actors 01:01:38 The Impact of Eliza Coupe's Arrival on the Show 01:03:17 Continuing the Show without a Break 01:06:21 The Chemistry Read with Eliza Coupe 01:07:09 Eliza Coupe's Confidence and Performance 01:10:09 The Vulnerability of Characters 01:10:37 Character-Driven Storytelling 01:11:55 Difficult Scenes and Emotional Moments 01:12:31 Saying Goodbye to Co-Stars 01:13:54 Filming in Egypt 01:15:21 Running Towards the Fire 01:19:24 The Perfect Ending 01:20:50 Inspiration and Priorities 01:36:29 What Inspires You? 01:39:34 To Be Continued
Quantum Leap | Season 2 Finale Review - 212 & 213 - As the World Burns & Against Time
Feb 24 2024
Quantum Leap | Season 2 Finale Review - 212 & 213 - As the World Burns & Against Time
In this episode, Sam Fain reviews the two-part finale event for Quantum Leap season two, titled "As the World Burns" and "Against Time."   Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the season 2 posters and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Gratitude 08:01 Review of "As the World Burns" 34:38 Review of "Against Time" 45:10 Earned Moments and Fan Service 46:00 The Care and Craftsmanship of Quantum Leap 46:26 The Importance of Agency and Unfolding Characters 47:40 The Impactful Car Scene 48:29 Jen's Infiltration and Sacrifice 49:25 Nenrisa's Remarkable Performance 50:32 Ben's Decision and the Better Way 51:23 Ray's Emotional Scene with Jeffrey 52:24 Addison's Sacrifice and Positive Transformation 53:25 The Victory and the Renegade Project 54:53 The Sacrifice and Butterfly Effect 56:07 The Future and the Need for Season 3 57:50 Ben and Hannah's Emotional Scene 58:49 The Extra Time and the Math of the Equation 59:49 Addison's Reconnection and Leap 01:01:37 The Perfect Ending 01:02:27 Against Time as a Season Finale 01:03:34 Themes of Sacrifice, Loss, Grief, Hope, Kindness, and Love 01:04:53 Gratitude and Inspiration 01:06:33 The Need for Season 3 and Beyond 01:09:17 Phenomenal Episodes and Community Engagement
Quantum Leap | Deborah Pratt (director "The Outsider) Interview
Feb 14 2024
Quantum Leap | Deborah Pratt (director "The Outsider) Interview
In this episode, Sam Fain interviews Deborah Pratt, co-creator and director of Quantum Leap, about the latest episode 'The Outsider.' Deborah shares her experiences directing the episode and discusses the character development and story arcs. Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "The Outsider" poster and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Takeaways The episode 'The Outsider' explores character development and story arcs, balancing the present-day storyline with the leap story. The chemistry between the actors, especially in emotional scenes, adds depth to the episode. The guest actors, such as Nadine Ellis and Charlie Bowden, deliver strong performances that elevate the episode. The interview scene showcases authenticity and genuine reactions from the characters. The episode demonstrates the importance of character growth and storytelling through character arcs. The episode showcased characters taking agency and having the power to make their own decisions. Matt's contribution to Quantum Leap was acknowledged and appreciated. The Warrior One graphic novel was discussed, with plans for a physical version in the future. The conversation highlighted the impact of Matt's passing and expressed gratitude for Deborah Pratt's involvement in the show. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Deborah's Adventures in Uganda 03:21 Discussion of the Episode 'The Outsider' 08:04 Approach to Directing an Episode with Season-long Story Arcs 10:10 The Character of Gideon Ridge and His Implications for the Story 13:09 The Relationship Between Addison and Tom 15:05 The Emotional Scene Between Addison and Ben 18:59 Character Growth and Storytelling through Character Arcs 21:18 The Intimate Scene Between Addison and Ben 23:00 The Chemistry Between Nadine Ellis and Ray 26:03 The Relationship Between Tom and Addison 28:50 Nadine Ellis's Casting and Performance as Connie 35:40 Charlie Bowden's Performance as Robbie 38:33 Matthew Polkamp's Performance as Chet 41:05 The Interview Scene and its Authenticity 43:11 Characters Taking Agency 44:30 Acknowledging Matt's Contribution 45:36 Warrior One Graphic Novel 47:09 Remembering Matt and Warrior One 48:36 Appreciation for Deborah Pratt
Quantum Leap | Review - 210 - The Outsider
Feb 14 2024
Quantum Leap | Review - 210 - The Outsider
In this episode review, Sam Fain discusses the 11th episode of season two of the Quantum Leap Revival, titled 'The Outsider.' Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "The Outsider" poster and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Takeaways The Outsider is a standout episode with superb storytelling and performances. The episode explores themes of power, trauma, and reclaiming agency. Representation and inclusivity are important in storytelling. Character development and storytelling through character arcs are key strengths of the show. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Episode Review 11:24 The Outsider: HQ Scenes and Cast 16:41 Ben's Leap and Meeting Connie 21:23 Connie's Trauma and Reclaiming Power 29:23 Ian's Defiance and Conversation with Tom 38:27 Ben and Addison's Vulnerable Moment 43:59 Connie's Breakdown and Rebuilding 45:20 Addison and Tom's Final Conversation 47:29 Themes of Fate, Mortality, and Grief 48:41 Appreciation for Tom's Character 49:08 Climax at Herbacore 49:09 The Chilling Interview Scene 50:06 The Risk and Uncertainty 51:00 Inspiring Others to Right Their Wrongs 52:19 Reclaiming Power and Doing the Job 53:44 Emotional Moments for Jen and Magic 56:39 Uncertainty and Raw Emotion 57:21 One of the Best Episodes of the Revival 58:17 Anticipation for the Finale 01:03:45 Remembering Matt Dale 01:11:49 Closing with Matt's Art
Quantum Leap | Nadine Ellis (Connie Davis - "The Outsider") Interview
Feb 14 2024
Quantum Leap | Nadine Ellis (Connie Davis - "The Outsider") Interview
In this episode, Nadine Ellis, who plays Connie Davis on Quantum Leap, discusses her experience as a guest star on the show. Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "The Family Treasure" poster and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Takeaways Guest stars on Quantum Leap often have more to do than on other shows. The role of Connie allowed Nadine Ellis to explore the challenges and resilience of a character rebuilding her life. Working with the main cast and director Deborah Pratt was a positive and supportive experience. The emotional scenes in the episode allowed Nadine to fully embody her character and connect with the audience. Working on Quantum Leap was a fulfilling and heartwarming experience for Nadine Ellis. The show's ending left a bittersweet feeling, but it was a reminder of why she loves acting. Nadine finds inspiration in her parents' sacrifices and strives to make the most of her opportunities. Sam Fain appreciates Nadine's work and the depth she brought to her character, Connie. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Guest Star Experience 02:10 The Audition Process 03:48 Connecting with the Character of Connie 06:01 Navigating Career Challenges 09:16 Working with Ray and the Main Cast 10:23 Approaching the Role of Connie 12:38 Working with Deborah Pratt as Director 13:39 The Strength of the Script 14:54 The Emotional Scene with Robbie's Explosion 18:19 Reclaiming Power and Dealing with Tragedy 22:26 The Empathetic Scene in the News Van 25:01 Awareness of the Larger Story 26:41 The Authenticity of Playing a News Reporter 28:57 The Interview Scene and Working with Matthew Polkamp 32:25 Connie's Decision to Take Control 34:28 Experience working on Quantum Leap 35:18 Full circle moment 35:57 Reawakening in the industry 36:19 Bittersweet ending 36:53 Desire for characters to return 37:59 Inspiration 39:38 Honoring parents' sacrifices 40:09 Appreciation for Nadine's work
Quantum Leap | Review - 210 - The Family Treasure
Feb 6 2024
Quantum Leap | Review - 210 - The Family Treasure
Summary In this episode, Sam Fain discusses the Quantum Leap episode 'The Family Treasure' and highlights its importance and impact. They delve into the sibling dynamic, the emotional climax, and the power of family and home. They also explore Addison's realization and the ethical questions raised by Ben's decision to send a letter to the future. In this episode, Sam Fain expresses their anticipation for the season finale and wonders about the repercussions of certain events. They mention the exceptional things they've heard about the finale and the ripple effect it will have on the story. Sam emphasizes their investment in the characters and the masterful plotting of the season. They also discuss the introduction of James Frain as a guest star and the impact his character has on the story. Sam speculates about game-changing events and the potential for not everyone to make it out alive. They express excitement about the community surrounding the show and encourage audience engagement. Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "The Family Treasure" poster and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Takeaways The Family Treasure is a significant and impactful episode of Quantum Leap.The sibling dynamic and the importance of family and home are central themes in the episode.The emotional climax of the episode is powerful and moving.The ethical questions raised by Ben's decision to send a letter to the future add depth to the storyline. The season finale is highly anticipated and is expected to have a significant impact on the story.The introduction of James Frayne as a guest star adds excitement and intrigue to the show.The season has been masterfully plotted, with character-driven arcs and subtle storytelling.There may be game-changing events and potential consequences for the characters.The show has a strong and engaged community, and audience engagement is encouraged. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Background14:03 The Importance of the Episode16:00 The Quantum Leap Project25:30 The Sibling Dynamic30:06 The Emotional Climax37:45 The Power of Family and Home44:14 Addison's Realization47:08 The Letter to the Future48:54 Anticipation for the Season Finale51:11 The Introduction of James Frayne53:38 Big Moments and the End Game54:28 Speculation and Game-Changing Events55:49 Excitement and Community56:18 Missed Moments and Audience Engagement56:57 Upcoming Episodes and Gratitude
Quantum Leap | Interview - Shakina ("The Family Treasure")
Feb 6 2024
Quantum Leap | Interview - Shakina ("The Family Treasure")
In this episode, Sam welcomes writer/producer/director/actor Shakina back to the show to discuss "The Family Treasure" (210). Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "Off the Cuff" poster and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Takeaways The challenges of writing and producing post-strike The importance of collaboration and working together in the writer's room The significance of reclaiming trans history and representation The power of empowering moments and interweaving reactions in storytelling Oppression takes different forms, and it is important to recognize and support each other's struggles for liberation. Humor and lightheartedness can provide a balance to the more serious themes in storytelling. Non-verbal acting can be a powerful tool for conveying emotions and character development. Breakups can be complex and nuanced, and it is important to avoid villainizing characters in these situations. The introduction of new characters and plot elements can add depth and intrigue to the overall story. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Season Two Journey 03:00 The Challenges of Writing and Producing Post-Strike 06:00 The Role of a Producer in the Writer's Room 09:00 Creating the Treasure Hunt Storyline 12:00 The Clues and Inheritance in the Story 14:00 The Importance of Family and Working Together 15:00 Exploring the Characters of Sarah and Nadia 19:00 The Naming of the Character Dean 20:00 Handling Dead Naming and Communication 23:00 Reclaiming Trans History in the 1950s Setting 27:00 The Impact of the Coming Out Scene 29:00 Interweaving Reactions and Empowering Characters 34:00 The Journey of Sarah's Character 37:35 Unseen Oppressors and Divisive Narratives 41:38 The Liberation of Sarah and Dean 44:24 Humor and Lightheartedness 47:31 Addison's Journey and Non-Verbal Acting 50:57 Tom's Reaction and Breaking Relationship Tropes 57:49 The Letter and Unfinished Business 01:04:07 The Introduction of Gideon 01:09:15 Maintaining the Overall Shape of the Season 01:12:38 Shadowing the Finale and Non-Spoiler Thoughts 01:13:56 Reviving Quantum Leap with a New Format 01:14:52 Earning the New Format in Season Two 01:15:16 Satisfying Threads in the Season Finale 01:16:21 Excitement for Season Three and Audience Engagement 01:17:46 Remembering Matt Dale and His Impact 01:18:53 The Heart of the Show and Torchbearers 01:19:54 Inspiration and Making the World a Better Place 01:21:58 Recognition and Representation in the Industry 01:23:45 The Impact of Trace Lisette's Work 01:25:22 Finding Satisfaction in Changing the World 01:27:19 Inspiration and Becoming the Person You Dream of Being
Quantum Leap | Interview - Alex Berger (writer/EP "Off the Cuff")
Feb 2 2024
Quantum Leap | Interview - Alex Berger (writer/EP "Off the Cuff")
In this interview, Alex Berger discusses the process of transitioning from season one to season two of Quantum Leap after a strike, the fan reaction and influence on the show, the development of the episode 'Off the Cuff' and its tone, the exploration of love and relationships between characters, and the emotional stakes and choices faced by the characters. The interview also touches on the role of Josh Dean and the dynamics between the characters, as well as the reveal at the end of the episode and its impact on the story. In this part of the conversation, Alex Berger discusses the upcoming episode, the growth and changes in the show since season 1, the planning process for season 2, and the impact of the time jump. They also talk about the Off the Cuff scenes and the decision to have Addison articulate her feelings directly. The conversation covers influences and unique dialogue, as well as the role of a producer and the on-set experience. Alex Berger shares insights into creating a trap and showcasing character traits, introducing Jeffrey as Hannah's son, and the possibilities for future storylines. The chapter concludes with a discussion on inspiration in the creative process. In this final part of the conversation, the hosts express their gratitude and excitement for future episodes of the show. They encourage listeners to check out the review of the episode on various platforms and mention that there are still five more episodes to come. Head over to www.fateswidewheel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "Off the Cuff" poster and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Season 2 Start 02:06 Break and Reflection 03:15 Fan Reaction and Influences 04:40 Off the Cuff and Tone 06:58 Character Development and Relationships 10:19 Hannah's Story and Love 14:40 Balancing Action and Character Moments 17:27 Ben and Hannah's Reunion 21:47 Exploring Love and Relationships 24:54 Josh's Role and Character Dynamics 28:58 Love and Multiple Connections 32:12 Reveal and Emotional Stakes 34:40 Ben's Dilemma and Leap 35:31 Preview of Next Episode 36:42 Growth and Changes in the Show 37:35 Reflection on Season 1 and Planning for Season 2 38:31 Time Jump and New Opportunities 39:25 Engagement with Season 2 41:28 Off the Cuff Scenes 42:25 Articulating Emotions through Dialogue 44:21 Hannah's Perspective and Time Jump 46:13 Subtle Moments and Character Dynamics 48:02 Influences and Unique Dialogue 53:03 Producer Duties and On-Set Experience 55:05 Creating a Trap and Showcasing Character Traits 58:32 Introduction of Jeffrey and Future Possibilities 01:03:48 Easter Eggs and Including Friends 01:05:07 Telling a Unique Story and Providing Entertainment 01:07:28 Inspiration in the Creative Process 01:09:14 Closing Remarks
Quantum Leap | 209 - Off the Cuff Review
Feb 2 2024
Quantum Leap | 209 - Off the Cuff Review
In this episode, Sam and JJ discuss Off the Cuff, episode 9 of season 2 of the Quantum Leap revival series. Head over to www.fateswidehweel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "Off the Cuff" poster and much more! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television Takeaways The writers' strike had a significant impact on the production of Quantum Leap, but the show returned with a strong episode that seamlessly fit into the overall narrative. Viewer support and engagement are crucial for the renewal of the show, and watching and streaming the episodes can help demonstrate the audience's interest. The production schedule for the show is intense, with tight deadlines and a need for quick turnarounds, but the team is dedicated to delivering high-quality episodes. The episode Off the Cuff introduces a moral quandary and explores the complexity of love, showcasing the depth of the characters and their relationships. Speculation arises about Josh's knowledge of Hannah's history, adding intrigue and potential complications to the storyline. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Excitement for the Revival Series 03:05 The Impact of the Writers' Strike on the Show 05:24 Discussion on the Renewal of Quantum Leap for Season 3 10:07 The Importance of Viewer Support for Renewal 14:44 The Timing of Renewal Campaigns 19:55 The Challenges of Production and Release Schedule 21:38 The Engaging Opening of the Episode 23:32 The Return of Hannah and the Shift in the Episode 27:04 The Introduction of Josh and Jeffrey 29:42 The Reveal of Hannah's Marriage and Son 31:30 The Moral Quandary and Complexity of Love 38:27 Speculation on Josh's Knowledge of Hannah's History 41:08 The Challenges of Discussing LGBTQ+ Issues in a Historical Context 42:20 The Use of Science and Technology in the Episode 43:44 The Humor and Charm in the Episode 45:25 The Enjoyment of the Episode and Anticipation for Future Episodes 46:31 The Shocking Revelation about Josh's Future 47:58 The Overall Narrative and Theories for Future Episodes 50:32 The Possibility of Ben Writing the DARPA File 52:20 Preview of the Next Episode: "The Family Treasure" 59:12 Appreciation for the Show and Gratitude for the Community
Quantum Leap | Georgina Reilly (Janis Calavicci) Interview
Jan 10 2024
Quantum Leap | Georgina Reilly (Janis Calavicci) Interview
Help to support Matt's family during this time if you're able - https://www.gofundme.com/f/8fxpz9-matt-dale This episode is dedicated to the memory of Matt Dale. I wasn't sure about doing this one, but as you'll hear at the beginning, Georgina thought it a lovely way to pay tribute to Matt by doing and talking about something he loved - indeed, something that we'd loved together. Summary In this conversation, Georgina Riley, who played Janis Calavicci in the first season of Quantum Leap, joins Sam Fain to discuss various aspects of the show. They start by paying tribute to Matt Dale. They then delve into the casting process for Janis and the gap between the classic series ending and the revival series beginning. They explore Janis's isolation and state of mind, her interaction with Caitlin in the episode 'Paging Doctor Song,' and the significance of Janis knowing secrets. They also discuss Janis's actions in episode three, her role in the project, and her relationship with Beth as Al's daughter. In this conversation, Georgina discusses her experience as an actor and the importance of trusting the writing. She shares her thoughts on working with Ernie Hudson and the dynamic between Janis and Magic. The conversation also touches on the antagonistic scenes between Janis and Jen, as well as the cut scene with Mason. Speculation on Janis' character and potential storylines is explored, along with the potential return of Scott Bacula to the show. The conversation concludes with a discussion on the importance of art and empathy. Takeaways -The casting process for Janis involved Georgina receiving an email from her agent and then having conversations with the showrunner to understand the character's background and motivations. -Janis's isolation and state of mind contribute to her overall demeanor and actions in the show. She is torn between her love for quantum leap and the ethical questions surrounding it. -Janis's relationship with Beth is complex, with tension and a sense of betrayal. Janis is more aligned with Al and his work, while Beth wants to keep Janis away from the project. -Georgina enjoyed playing Janis and exploring the character's secrets and motivations. She appreciated the opportunity to be part of a sci-fi/fantasy world and bring the character to life on screen. Trust in the writing is crucial for actors to bring their characters to life. -The relationship between characters can evolve and change as the story progresses. -Cut scenes and potential storylines offer opportunities for further character development. -Art has the power to foster empathy and understanding. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Tribute to Matt 05:14 Casting Process for Janis 09:50 Gap between Classic Series Ending and Revival Series Beginning 16:37 Isolation and State of Mind of Janis 19:34 Interaction with Caitlin in 'Paging Doctor Song' 23:06 Knowing Janis's Secret 26:17 Janis's Actions in Episode Three 29:16 Janis's Role in the Project and Relationship with Beth 32:31 Janis as Al's Daughter 35:49 Building the Mother-Daughter Relationship on Screen 37:35 The Dynamic of Acting and Trusting the Writing 41:00 Working with Ernie Hudson and the Relationship Between Janis and Magic 44:11 Antagonistic Scenes with Jen and Addison 46:43 Cut Scene with Mason and the Humorous Side of Janis 49:55 Speculation on Janis's Character and Potential Storylines 52:49 The Evolution of Janis's Character and the Possibilities for the Show 57:21 The Birthright of Janis and the Potential Return of Scott Bacula 59:43 Speculation on Janis's Neurodivergence 01:04:01 The Importance of Art and Empathy 01:06:32 The Power of Ben's Character and the Opportunity for Empathy 01:08:07 Closing Remarks and Goodbyes
Twilight Zone | The Night of the Meek
Jan 9 2024
Twilight Zone | The Night of the Meek
In this episode, Sam and J.J. discuss their excitement for discussing the Twilight Zone and share their thoughts on the mid-season of Quantum Leap Season 2. They highlight the show's character development and changing dynamics. They also discuss the challenges of balancing mythology episodes and filler episodes, drawing comparisons to The X-Files. The conversation then shifts to the rumors of a potential merger between Warner Discovery and Paramount, raising concerns about the future of beloved franchises and artistic integrity. They also touch on the impact of the merger on physical media and boutique labels. Overall, there is a sense of trepidation and uncertainty about the future. In this conversation, J.J. Lendl and Sam Fain discuss the impact of studio mergers on the film industry and the potential consequences for consumers and employees. They then transition to a discussion about the need for uplifting stories, particularly during challenging times. The conversation shifts to the iconic television series The Twilight Zone and its influence on storytelling. They explore the use of visual storytelling in the show and highlight Art Carney's exceptional performance in the episode 'Night of the Meek.' Other notable performances and the magic of Christmas in the episode are also discussed. The conversation concludes with reflections on the power of storytelling and the legacy of The Twilight Zone. Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Holiday Greetings 00:39 Excitement for Discussing Twilight Zone 01:35 Mid-Season Overview and Review 04:09 Impressions of Quantum Leap Season 2 10:09 Mythology Episodes and Audience Expectations 12:05 Filler Episodes and Comparison to The X-Files 19:00 Integration of Project Stories and Leap Stories 23:01 Rumors of Warner Discovery and Paramount Merger 29:31 Concerns about Warner Discovery's Business Practices 35:32 Impact on Physical Media and Boutique Labels 41:00 Trepidation and Uncertainty 41:57 The Impact of Studio Mergers 43:55 The Need for Uplifting Stories 46:07 The Twilight Zone and Its Influence 50:21 Visual Storytelling in The Twilight Zone 54:38 Art Carney's Performance 57:43 Other Notable Performances 01:05:05 The Magic of Christmas 01:09:31 The Power of Storytelling 01:13:47 The Legacy of The Twilight Zone 01:17:28 Closing Thoughts and Merry Christmas Head over to www.fateswidehweel.com! and be sure to visit jjlendl.com/fwwshop to pick up the "Night of the Meek" poster and much more! Watch Quantum Leap every Wednesday on NBC at 8/7 central or streaming on Peacock the following day! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #scifi #tv #television #twilightzone
Interview | Eliza Taylor (Hannah Carson - "Quantum Leap")
Dec 17 2023
Interview | Eliza Taylor (Hannah Carson - "Quantum Leap")
Eliza Taylor discusses her experience filming the Quantum Leap episode 'Nomad' and the challenges and joys of being an actor. They talk about the love and support from the fan base, the excitement of filming in Egypt, and the camaraderie on set. Eliza also shares insights into the relationship between Hannah and Ben, the importance of appreciating the present moment, and the lessons they have learned about dealing with public scrutiny. They discuss the impact of online comments and the importance of focusing on real-life connections. Finally, they discuss the fun of portraying different time periods and the joy of bringing a character to life. Head over to www.fateswidehweel.com and check out jjlendl.com/fwwshop for the "Nomad" poster and more! Watch Quantum Leap every Wednesday on NBC at 8/7 central or streaming on Peacock the following day! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Our Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon (https://www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel) Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Fan Love 03:03 Making New Friends 06:03 Filming in Egypt 08:48 Schedule and Local Crew in Egypt 12:01 Hannah's Lost Time 15:04 Building the Relationship between Hannah and Ben 18:33 The Finite Time Together 21:16 Deleted Scenes and Unspoken Words 23:05 The Final Scene and Love 26:23 Lessons Learned as an Actor 28:35 Dealing with Public Scrutiny 32:54 The Impact of Online Comments 34:42 The Look of Hannah in Nomad #quantumleap #elizataylor #scfi #tv #the100 #acting #actor
Quantum Leap | Review - A Kind of Magic (207)
Dec 7 2023
Quantum Leap | Review - A Kind of Magic (207)
“A KIND OF MAGIC” (Wednesday, Dec. 6 at 8 p.m. ET/PT) Ben leaps back to 1692 – the farthest he’s ever been – where he finds himself on trial for practicing witchcraft. With limited records online, the team must race to save him before he’s put to death. In this episode, Sam Fain discusses episode 207 of Quantum Leap, 'A Kind of Magic.' They express their appreciation for the episode and its place in the season. The unique storytelling of season 2 is explored, as well as the technical excellence of the episode. The meat of the story and its historical context are discussed, along with the dynamics between the characters. The writing and performances are praised, and the significance of the project scenes, particularly Magic and Addison's conversation, is emphasized. Purchase your copy of the poster and other awesome JJ Lendl/FWW merch at www.jjlendl.com/fwwshop Head over to www.fateswidehweel.com! Watch Quantum Leap every Wednesday on NBC at 8/7 central or streaming on Peacock the following day! Thank you, Patrons! Al’s Place Leap Fan Site, Bourbon and Boardgames, Carolyn, Cosplay Dad, Joanne Bartlett, Dana Bius, Rich Bourque, Kevin, Carol Davis, Deckslower, Dermot Devlin, Barry Donovan, Brian Dreadful, Troy Evers, Larry Ganni, Jason Geis, Sophie Gilbert, Christina Gist, James Gould, Kelly M, Michelle Hoffman, Amy Holtcamp, Laurie Johnson, Bess A Korey, Lady Eternal, Max the Mental Health Warrior from Madison Wisconsin, MercuryBeat, Oddly Specific with Audra, The Quantum Leap Podcast, Christopher Redmon, Adrian Sal, Karyn Saxon, Jerry Seward, Mike Stoufer, Heather Strbiak, Damon Sugameli, Larry Trujillo, Stuart Williams, Jill Wilson, Anonymous Patrons Become a patron or donor yourself: Monthly: Fate’s Wide Wheel on Patreon www.patreon.com/fateswidewheel Feedback? Send us an email: fateswidewheelpodcast@gmail.com #quantumleap #TV #Scifi #doctorwho Chapters 00:00 Introduction and Appreciation of the Episode 07:27 Discussion on Patreon and Supporting the Show 09:35 News and Notes 11:02 Exploring the Unique Storytelling of Season 2 16:56 The Leap-In and Ben's Fish Out of Water Experience 19:20 Technical Excellence of the Episode 22:06 The Meat of the Story and the Historical Context 29:36 Discussion on the Character Dynamics 46:19 Observations on the Writing and Performances 49:39 Importance of the Project Scenes, Particularly Magic and Addison's Conversation 50:08 The Interplay Between Characters 50:57 Rachel's Help and Nanrisa's Role 51:25 Magic and Addison's Scene 52:19 Personal Context and Recovery 53:18 Nuanced Acting and Choices 54:11 The Cast's Chemistry 54:58 A Beautiful Moment 55:55 The Impact of the Episode 56:25 Comparing Episodes 57:21 Focus on the Leap 58:17 Overall Enjoyment and Reaching Out