What is your favourite Sliders alternate-reality?

Tabitha

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I am catching a lot of the Sliders re-runs on scifi at the moment, and although the beginning of the show seems to trot out a lot of obvious alternate realities (women are the dominant sex, the Russians are running America, the Brits won the American Revolutionary War) but some of the ideas are pretty fascinating. Today I watched the episode where the earth's population is only a 700 million - because of voluntary euthanasia. Everything is free, and ATMs give you free money, with which you are also entered into a state lottery. You win the lottery, you get to spend like a madman (or woman) for a few days, then bye-bye-bye. You die!
Raised some interesting questions and the episode is also noticeable for the appearance (and slide!) of the X FIles' Krychek. Yum! Hehe.

So, anyway, getting back to my original question - is there any one Sliders alt reality that really grabbed you?
 

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Their are two that stand out in my head.

1. Just say Yes. Fasnenating view of how the leagalize drugs quacks would see their beliefs turn into a really oppresive goverment.

2. please, press one. The comments being made about our own consumer soceity.

Another that stands out is the Presidnet Williams Earth. So many paraells that the fictional waver does not apply.

of course a lot of ep's stand out. But, they are mostly because of the characters.

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One of my favorite alternate realities was definitely the one in which Old West laws applied to a more modern world. The alternate history of that world was very interesting, as was the way in which that society worked. My favorite alternate realities featured those two qualities, and this one in particular also featured much tension what with the duels and gambling :cool: .
 

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I loved the earlier episodes of Sliders. Two in particular come to mind. Both of my favorite worlds are from the first season. Aside from the pilot, which is likely one of the most original ideas that I have ever seen on Television, but was a bit too simplistic opposite world. Quinn was VERY VERY lucky to find that world first.

Luck of the Draw is such a cool concept. It has to be part of a larger science fiction drama somewhere of course with a political plot at the core. Winning the lottery and living in luxury until your death the next day while everyone else gets to live in paradise and this brings peace on Earth! Genius.

Eggheads. Definitely my most favorite episode. Although the ending was really bad. I loved the concept of having nerds be glorified for their intelligence, but that seems to be happening in some instances already on this world! It just makes me think about other worlds like that. Where not actors but say Soldiers get that same celebrity status or Teachers! Endless potential. Also who thinks Mindgames should be a real sport already??
 

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There was a long while when I used the Sliders pilot to put me to sleep. This sounds like an insult, but it was actually because I enjoyed the show so much that I had it memorized. My brain could just drift into the dialog and shut down.

So the pilot is my favorite episode, but I really love all the S1 episodes. Eggheads might be my second favorite.

Season Two was also pretty strong, and S3 had its moments.
 

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I came onto this thread to say the Lottery episode where you can take as many tickets as you like but they use it as population control.

Ecomomically it's rubbish but I remember thinking it was a very novel idea.
 

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There was a long while when I used the Sliders pilot to put me to sleep. This sounds like an insult, but it was actually because I enjoyed the show so much that I had it memorized. My brain could just drift into the dialog and shut down.

So the pilot is my favorite episode, but I really love all the S1 episodes. Eggheads might be my second favorite.

Season Two was also pretty strong, and S3 had its moments.
For the longest time I thought the pilot was the best original opening I had ever seen of any show ever. I must have watched it about ten times!

But tv is just so much better now especially with all the stuff Netflix is doing. Sliders was surely ahead of its time.
 

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I came onto this thread to say the Lottery episode where you can take as many tickets as you like but they use it as population control.

Ecomomically it's rubbish but I remember thinking it was a very novel idea.
That's the same one most of us are talking about. Seems to be a very popular episode. Glad there are others who think so.
 

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It would either have to be Invasion (I think that is where Arturo finds himself in the French dominated society) or Exodus (end of the world caused by exposure to close proximity pulsar radiation). As apocalyptic gimmicks go, I thought that was a good one. Also, Exodus was the last decent episode before they ruined the series.
 

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I liked the one where it shows that j.f.k had passed away on the front pages of a newspaper.
 

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I sort of liked Time and Again, where the Constitution is outlawed. That's followed closely by The King is Back, where Rembrandt is mistaken for his double who was famous/legendary in that reality and he becomes a target to be eliminated.
 
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