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Sliders Main Cast

Jerry O'Connell Jerry O'Connell as Quinn Mallory
Sabrina Lloyd Sabrina Lloyd as Wade Welles
John Rhys-Davies John Rhys-Davies as Professor Maximillian Arturo
Cleavant Derricks Cleavant Derricks as Rembrandt 'Crying Man' Brown
Kari Wuhrer Kari Wuhrer as Maggie Beckett

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Sliders - Synopsis

Sliders is a science fiction TV show that originally aired in the 1990s. The series is centered around the concept of parallel universes and the adventures of a group of individuals who travel between these alternate realities using a device known as the "timer." The story begins with Quinn Mallory, a young and brilliant physics graduate student, who discovers a way to open vortices to parallel universes. His initial experiment unintentionally pulls in his professor, Maximillian Arturo, his friend Wade Welles, and a passing singer, Rembrandt "Cryin' Man" Brown.

Each episode follows the group as they slide from one alternate Earth to another, searching for a way back to their original universe. The alternate Earths vary dramatically; some are technologically advanced, while others are dystopian or have historical differences from the group's original Earth. These differences often serve as the basis for the challenges and moral dilemmas the characters face.

The central character, Quinn, is driven by both a sense of adventure and the hope of returning home. Professor Arturo serves as a father figure and brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the group. Wade is resourceful and empathetic, often the glue that holds the group together. Rembrandt, initially an unwilling participant, adds humor and a different perspective to the group dynamics.

As the series progresses, the concept of a home becomes more complex. The characters encounter other "sliders," face villains who exploit the sliding technology, and uncover conspiracies related to parallel universes. They also grapple with personal dilemmas and the impact of their decisions on alternate worlds.

In later seasons, the show introduces new characters and sees the departure of some original members. The storyline expands to include a larger narrative about the Kromaggs, a humanoid species also capable of sliding, who seek to conquer all parallel Earths. This development introduces a more serialized element to the show, with recurring villains and a more pronounced arc.

Sliders explores themes such as identity, the consequences of choices, and the nature of reality. It poses questions about what makes each world unique and what constants exist across different realities. The show is known for its imaginative storytelling, the chemistry among its cast, and its ability to blend genres, incorporating elements of adventure, drama, comedy, and occasionally horror.

While Sliders enjoyed a strong cult following, it also faced challenges, including changes in the cast and creative direction, which led to mixed reactions from fans and a decline in viewership. Despite this, it remains a beloved series for its innovative concept and its exploration of the endless possibilities of parallel universes.

Sliders Show Details

  • Created by: Peter Hammond
  • Total number of seasons: 5
  • Total number of episodes: 88
  • Date first episode aired: 22 March 1995
  • Date final episode aired: 4 February 2000
  • Show status: Cancelled

Sliders Season 1 Episodes

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  1. Pilot - Quinn Mallory unlocks the gateway to parallel universes, leading to an unexpected journey for him and his companions.
  2. Fever - The group lands on a world where the population is being decimated by a deadly plague.
  3. Last Days - A world facing imminent destruction forces the team to confront their mortality and resourcefulness.
  4. Prince of Wails - They find themselves in a United States that is part of the British Monarchy, embroiled in political intrigue.
  5. Summer of Love - The group arrives in a seemingly peaceful world, but soon discovers underlying social unrest.
  6. Eggheads - Intellectuals are celebrated like athletes in a world where Quinn's counterpart is a popular celebrity.
  7. The Weaker Sex - They land in a matriarchal society where Arturo runs for mayor.
  8. The King is Back - Rembrandt is mistaken for his double, who is a famous rock star and a wanted man.
  9. Luck of the Draw - The sliders encounter a world where a lottery determines the population control measures.

Sliders Season 2 Episodes

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  1. Into the Mystic - The sliders arrive on a world where mysticism and superstitions rule, and Quinn is attacked by a dragon.
  2. Love Gods - The group lands in a world where a deadly virus has wiped out most of the male population, leading to a matriarchal society.
  3. Gillian of the Spirits - Quinn becomes invisible to everyone except a girl who believes she is communicating with spirits.
  4. The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy - In a world where the United States is more like the Wild West, the group becomes involved in a corporate showdown.
  5. El Sid - The sliders are caught in the middle of a gang war in a world where San Francisco is a maximum-security prison.
  6. Time Again and World - The group arrives just in time to see themselves involved in a crime, facing the death penalty.
  7. In Dino Veritas - The sliders are stranded in a world resembling a prehistoric era, complete with dinosaurs.
  8. Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome - The group believes they have returned home but soon suspect things are not as they seem.
  9. Obsession - Wade meets a man from a previous world and considers staying behind for love.
  10. Greatfellas - The team lands in a world where Prohibition was never repealed and organized crime has taken over the government.
  11. The Young and the Relentless - The sliders arrive in a youth-obsessed world where adults are not taken seriously after age 30.
  12. Invasion - The group encounters a world being invaded by Kromaggs, a humanoid species also capable of sliding.
  13. As Time Goes By - The sliders experience a world where time moves in different directions, revealing different outcomes of their lives.

Sliders Season 3 Episodes

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  1. Rules of the Game - The sliders land in a deadly amusement park where survival is the game.
  2. Double Cross - Quinn meets a female scientist who has her own motives for sliding.
  3. Electric Twister Acid Test - The group finds themselves in a world ravaged by natural disasters and controlled by a dictator.
  4. The Guardian - Quinn gets a chance to prevent his younger self from experiencing a childhood trauma.
  5. The Dream Masters - Nightmares become reality when the sliders encounter beings who can control dreams.
  6. Desert Storm - The group finds a seemingly utopian community in a desert but uncovers its dark secrets.
  7. Dragonslide - They land in a medieval world where Quinn is mistaken for a wizard.
  8. The Fire Within - The sliders encounter a sentient flame that can consume everything in its path.
  9. The Prince of Slides - Rembrandt is mistaken for his royal double in a world where men carry babies.
  10. Dead Man Sliding - Quinn is mistaken for his double and put on trial in a world where justice is a game show.
  11. State of the A.R.T. - A high-tech world reveals a society run by advanced and potentially dangerous robots.
  12. Season's Greedings - The sliders land in a world where the Christmas season is driven by extreme commercialism and greed.
  13. Murder Most Foul - Arturo is accused of murder in a world that idolizes intellectuals like him.
  14. Slide Like an Egyptian - Ancient Egyptian culture dominates a world, and the sliders are embroiled in intrigue involving a pyramid.
  15. Paradise Lost - The group discovers a small town with a fountain of youth but at a terrible cost.
  16. The Exodus, Part 1 - The sliders encounter a world facing destruction and a military operation to save a select few.
  17. The Exodus, Part 2 - Conflicts arise as the group helps with the evacuation plan from a doomed world.
  18. Sole Survivors - The sliders face a virus that turns people into zombies in a post-apocalyptic world.
  19. The Breeder - A parasitic creature poses a threat to the sliders and the world they've landed on.
  20. The Last of Eden - Underneath a decaying city, the group finds an untouched paradise but not without its dangers.
  21. The Other Slide of Darkness - The sliders confront their enemy Colonel Rickman and uncover secrets about Quinn's past.
  22. Slither - A world dominated by a snake-worshipping cult has a sinister secret.
  23. Dinoslide - The group returns to the world with dinosaurs and faces new challenges.
  24. Stoker - A world dominated by vampires leads to an encounter with a rock band that's more than they seem.
  25. This Slide of Paradise - The season finale finds the sliders on an island with human-animal hybrids created by a mad scientist.

Sliders Season 4 Episodes

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  1. Genesis - The sliders arrive on a world where humanity is threatened by a pulsar and encounter the Kromaggs.
  2. Prophets and Loss - They land in a world controlled by a religious cult that predicts the end of days.
  3. Common Ground - Quinn is captured by Kromaggs and must negotiate for peace and the safety of his friends.
  4. Virtual Slide - The group finds themselves in a virtual reality world, struggling to distinguish between reality and illusion.
  5. World Killer - The sliders encounter a desolate Earth where only Quinn's counterpart seems to be alive.
  6. Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? - In a world where Rembrandt was a king, they meet his royal counterpart.
  7. Just Say Yes - The group lands in a society where drugs that control behavior are mandated by the government.
  8. The Alternateville Horror - A stay in a spooky hotel leads to encounters with strange phenomena and alternate dimensions.
  9. Slidecage - Trapped in a prison dimension designed to keep Kromaggs away from Earth, the group struggles to escape.
  10. Asylum - A world recovering from a Kromagg invasion offers asylum, but not everything is as it seems.
  11. California Reich - The sliders arrive in a world where a fascist regime rules California.
  12. The Dying Fields - A world where humans and Kromaggs are forced to fight in gladiatorial battles for survival.
  13. Lipschitz Live! - The group appears on a talk show, inadvertently revealing the secrets of sliding to the public.
  14. Mother and Child - The sliders rescue a woman and her half-Kromagg child, leading to a moral dilemma.
  15. Net Worth - They find a society divided between wealthy online users and the impoverished offline class.
  16. Slide by Wire - The group encounters a military world where their doubles are involved in a dangerous experiment.
  17. Data World - The sliders' consciousnesses are transferred into a computer, challenging their sense of reality.
  18. Way Out West - A Wild West world where the sliders become involved in a fight to protect a town from bandits.
  19. My Brother's Keeper - Quinn's double in a world of powerful corporations holds a key to a valuable sliding technology.
  20. The Chasm - Faced with personal fears and divisions, the sliders must overcome internal conflicts.
  21. Roads Taken - A detour through a vortex leads to a parallel world where Quinn and Maggie are married.
  22. Revelations - The season finale where the sliders discover a world with the potential to defeat the Kromaggs.

Sliders Season 5 Episodes

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  1. The Unstuck Man - The team encounters a scientist who has accidentally made himself exist in multiple dimensions simultaneously.
  2. Applied Physics - Diana tries to use her scientific expertise to assist the group, while Mallory grapples with Quinn's presence within him.
  3. Strangers and Comrades - On a world involved in a war against the Kromaggs, the sliders join forces with a group of soldiers.
  4. The Great Work - The group arrives in a monastery where monks are preserving the history of the worlds destroyed by Kromaggs.
  5. New Gods for Old - The sliders encounter a world where ancient gods seemingly live among humans.
  6. Please Press One - They find themselves in a bureaucratic and automated world where human interaction is obsolete.
  7. A Current Affair - The team becomes involved in a scandal on a world that resembles a 1950s America with modern technology.
  8. Java Jive - In a world where Prohibition outlaws caffeine instead of alcohol, the group gets entangled in the coffee trade.
  9. The Return of Maggie Beckett - Maggie is mistaken for her double, a military leader who disappeared in a world dominated by war.
  10. Easy Slider - The sliders arrive on an Earth where gasoline doesn't exist and the society is centered around motorbikes.
  11. Requiem - The group faces an emotional journey as they deal with the loss of one of their own.
  12. Map of the Mind - In a world that outlaws mental illness, one of the sliders is committed to a psychiatric facility.
  13. A Thousand Deaths - The sliders land in a world where life is treated as a game, with lethal consequences.
  14. Heavy Metal - The group finds themselves in a world dominated by a mine that harbors a dark secret.
  15. To Catch a Slider - The team is targeted by a detective on a world where committing a crime can mean being hunted for sport.
  16. Dust - The sliders encounter a world suffering from severe drought and ecological collapse.
  17. Eye of the Storm - The sliders are caught in a storm that sends them through various dimensions in rapid succession.
  18. The Seer - In the series finale, the sliders meet a psychic who has seen their impact across multiple worlds. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Certain content that appears on this site, comes from Amazon Services LLC. This content is provided “AS IS” and is subject to change or removal at any time.

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