When he leaps into someone...

spider

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Messages
357
...does he retain their "special traits"? For example, if he leaps into a singer, can he automatically sing? If he leaps into a martial arts master, can he be a fighting genious? Or is it something like the fact that since he is in fact acting as these people, he can do everything they could do?
 

imported_space monkey

I'm back! Be afraid...
Joined
Apr 19, 2001
Messages
410
i think he has to learn the new things like in the boxing one, though they made sam bekett really clever so he knew loads of things anyway like playing the piano, a bit of every science etc.
 

spider

Well-Known Member
Joined
Sep 8, 2001
Messages
357
Today he leaped into a piolit and had no idea how to fly a plane...so I guess that answers my question.
 

shiloh

Cogito ergo doleo
Joined
Sep 12, 2000
Messages
599
Also depends (on the script needs). Some episodes he retained part of the host; others he didn't.
 

Mariel

I teach, therefore I rule
Joined
Apr 9, 2001
Messages
514
Al helps him alot too. Like on the pilot one, Al helps him fly. On the boxing one, he helps him box. In the one where Sam is a beauty queen, Al helps him do a little dance and sing.
:blpaw:
 

imported_Sandman

confused
Joined
Oct 22, 2000
Messages
688
For the most part no, he does not retain thier talents or shortcomings. He can't fly a plane just 'cause he leaps into a pilot ("Pilot" ep) but he also isn't blind when he leaps into a blind pianist("Blind Faith").
However, in "Lee Harvey Oswald" their, LHO and Sam, minds get so tangled up that Sam is able to speak Russian (apparently not one of the many he speaks) and nearly assasinates Kennedy himself.
But for the most part nothing seems to stick to our boy Sam. Though he does okay. Thank goodness for Al's sordid talents as well.
 
Top