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The following is a list of episodes for the Fox and Sci Fi Channel original series, Sliders. The series aired on Fox from March 1995 to May 1997 and on the Sci Fi Channel from June 1998 to February 2000. A total of 88 episodes were produced.

Contents

Series overview

Season Episodes Originally aired
1 10 1995
2 13 1996
3 25 19961997
4 22 19981999
5 18 19992000

Season 1: 1995

It should be noted that Fox changed the intended order of the episodes, beginning with episodes they thought would draw in audiences. [1] This often causes confusion and sometimes chronological errors in continuity with respect to the (admittedly minimal) story arc (for example, episode 5 opens with the resolution to the cliffhanger brought about in episode 6). The intended and filmed order of the episodes is as follows:

1-2. "Pilot, (Parts 1 and 2)"
6. "Summer of Love"
5. "The Prince of Wails"
3. "Fever"
4. "Last Days"
8. "The Weaker Sex"
7. "Eggheads"
9. "The King is Back"
10. "Luck of the Draw"

Ep# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Production code
1-2 "Pilot" Andy Tennant Tracy Tormé
Story by Tracy Tormé & Robert K. Weiss
March 22, 1995 (1995-03-22) 83535
While researching anti-gravity, brilliant grad student Quinn Mallory accidentally opens an inter-dimensional portal which sends him and three companions on a cosmic roller-coaster ride to parallel Earths, including a world where the Cold War domino theory proved true. 
3 "Fever" Mario Azzopardi Ann Powell
Rose Schacht
March 29, 1995 (1995-03-29) 70402
When Wade is infected with deadly bacteria on an Earth racked by an epidemic, Rembrandt and Arturo race to find a cure and free Quinn from a Gestapo-like health agency. 
4 "Last Days" Michael Keusch Dan Lane April 5, 1995 (1995-04-05) 70404
The salvation of a world facing destruction by an asteroid rests in the hands of Arturo and an overzealous young scientist. Meanwhile, Quinn and Wade begin to face their feelings for each other. 
5 "The Prince of Wails" Félix Enríquez Alcalá Lee Goldberg
William Rabkin
April 12, 1995 (1995-04-12) 70403
In a world where Great Britain successfully suppressed the Revolutionary War, the Sliders are embroiled in an assassination plot involving the heir to the throne and an evil Sheriff of San Francisco. 
6 "Summer of Love" Mario Azzopardi Tracy Tormé April 19, 1995 (1995-04-19) 70401
The Sliders find themselves in a present-day San Francisco where the "Summer of Love" never ended—and Wade and Rembrandt are mistaken for extraterrestrial prophets. Oliver North is shown to be President of the United States in this universe. 
7 "Eggheads" Timothy Bond Scott Smith Miller
Story by Jacob Epstein & Scott Smith Miller
April 26, 1995 (1995-04-26) 70405
While Quinn struggles with fame in a world where intellect is prized, Arturo tries for a reconciliation with a long-lost love. 
8 "The Weaker Sex" Vern Gillum Dawn Presrwich
Nicole Yorkin
May 3, 1995 (1995-05-03) 70406
Arturo finds himself in a mayoral race in a world where men are treated as "the weaker sex" and women hold the positions of power and influence. Hillary Clinton is shown as being the President of the United States
9 "The King Is Back" Vern Gillum Tracy Tormé May 10, 1995 (1995-05-10) 70408
It looks like the King is back when Rembrandt is mistaken for a long-deceased rock legend, but an old enemy would like to see the Crying Man disappear again—permanently. 
10 "Luck of the Draw" Les Landau Jon Povill May 17, 1995 (1995-05-17) 70409
Wade finds that she has money to burn when she wins the lottery in a seemingly utopian world, but she soon discovers that her silver cloud has a very dark lining. 

Season 2: 1996

It should be noted that, as in Season 1, Fox again broadcast the episodes out of their intended order. The proper order is as follows[2][3]:

11. "Into the Mystic"
16. "Time Again and World"
15. "El Sid"
12. "Love Gods"
14. "The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy"
23. "As Time Goes By"
13. "Gillian of the Spirits"
19. "Obsession"
22. "Invasion"
18. "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome"
17. "In Dino Veritas"
20. "Greatfellas"
21. "The Young and the Relentless"

Ep# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Production code
11 "Into The Mystic" Richard Compton Tracy Tormé March 1, 1996 (1996-03-01) K0807
On an alternate Earth immersed in occult practices, Quinn becomes the target of a shaman who demands his brain as payment for services rendered. 
12 "Love Gods" John McPherson Tony Blake
Paul Jackson
March 8, 1996 (1996-03-08) K0803
Quinn, Rembrandt and Arturo are tagged as runaway breeders on a world where, due to a biological weapon outbreak, men are scarce and nations are in cutthroat competition to snag fertile men to repopulate. 
13 "Gillian of the Spirits" Paris Barclay Tony Blake
Paul Jackson
March 15, 1996 (1996-03-15) K0810
A slide gone wrong results in Quinn becoming lost in the astral plane, and the only person who can possibly help him is a girl with paranormal abilities. The world they've landed on is constrained by "anti-technology" laws that resulted from the atomic bombings on Japan, crimping Arturo's efforts to repair the timer. 
14 "The Good, the Bad and the Wealthy" Oscar L. Costo Scott Smith Miller March 22, 1996 (1996-03-22) K0805
Quinn's fast draw with a gun embroils him in a corporate takeover on a world where California is part of the independent republic of Texas, and securities law allows gunfighting. 
15 "El Sid" Paris Barclay Jon Povill March 29, 1996 (1996-03-29) K0802
Quinn rescues a woman on a war-torn world, and her boyfriend, swearing vengeance, jumps the slide. 
16 "Time Again and World" Vern Gillum Jacob Epstein April 5, 1996 (1996-04-05) K0801
On a world where the United States Constitution has been outlawed, the sliders attempt to preserve the world's final copy of the document and save an activist from public execution. 
17 "In Dino Veritas" Oscar L. Costo Steve Brown April 26, 1996 (1996-04-26) K0813
The sliders are confused with animal poachers when they land on a world where San Francisco is a preserve for dinosaurs
18 "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome" Adam Nimoy Nan Hagan May 3, 1996 (1996-05-03) K0812
Wade, Rembrandt, and Arturo believe they have landed on Earth Prime, but Quinn has doubts. Arturo undergoes an unexpected change of character. 
19 "Obsession" Colin Bucksey Jon Povill
Story by Steve Brown & Jon Povill
May 24, 1996 (1996-05-24) K0808
The sliders land on a world dominated by psychics. The Prime Oracle (who is the most powerful person in the world due to his psychic powers) falls in love with Wade and attempts to keep her from sliding. 
20 "Greatfellas" Allan Eastman Scott Smith Miller
Story by Sean Clark & Scott Smith Miller
May 31, 1996 (1996-05-31) K0804
Rembrandt is confused with his double on a world where alcohol prohibition was never repealed and gangs dominate society. He discovers his counterpart is a federal agent. 
21 "The Young and the Relentless" Richard Compton T. Edward Anthony & Von Whisenhant
Story by T. Edward Anthony, Michael X. Fernaro &
Von Whisenhant
June 7, 1996 (1996-06-07) K0814
Quinn impersonates his recently deceased double on a world where the young dominate society and middle-aged people are prohibited from working and are subject to curfews. 
22 "Invasion" Richard Compton Tracy Tormé June 28, 1996 (1996-06-28) K0809
The group arrives on a new world in the middle of an alien invasion, and learn that the invaders are the Kromaggs, sliders that can move through the gateways at will. The group slide to a World where California was settled by the French, where they are captured. They are relocated to Earth 113, and suffer interrogation. 
23 "As Time Goes By" Richard Compton Steve Brown July 12, 1996 (1996-07-12) K0806
The sliders get involved with doubles of the same group of people on three different worlds, including the double of a high school girlfriend of Quinn. In one of the worlds, time is moving in the opposite direction, causing them to be in prison, then taken to their arraignment before being set free. 

Season 3: 1996-1997

Ep# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Production code
24 "Rules of the Game" Oscar L. Costo Josef Anderson September 20, 1996 (1996-09-20) K1805
The sliders land in the middle of a real live-action war game that they must finish in order to escape. 
25 "Double Cross" Richard Compton Tony Blake
Paul Jackson
September 27, 1996 (1996-09-27) K1801
Quinn offers to assist a scientist named Logan St. Claire fix her sliding technology in exchange for using the equipment to find his home coordinates. However, Arturo later discovers Logan does not have good intentions for the use of sliding technology. 
26 "Electric Twister Acid Test" Oscar L. Costo Scott Smith Miller October 4, 1996 (1996-10-04) K1809
The sliders land in a barren wasteland with bizarre electrical activity that attracts tornadoes. 
27 "The Guardian" Adam Nimoy Tracy Tormé October 11, 1996 (1996-10-11) K1803
The sliders land on a world identical to Earth Prime except that the events that occurred in 1984 on Earth Prime are occurring in 1996 on this earth. 
28 "The Dream Masters" Jefery Levy Melinda M. Snodgrass
Story by Scott Smith Miller & Melinda M. Snodgrass
October 18, 1996 (1996-10-18) K1808
The group arrives on a world where terrorists discovered drugs that can invade people's dreams, and one of them chooses Wade as his next target. 
29 "Desert Storm" Jim Johnston Matt Dearborn November 1, 1996 (1996-11-01) K1810
The sliders become involved in a struggle for control over a woman who can detect water on a desert world. 
30 "Dragonslide" David Livingston Tony Blake
Paul Jackson
November 8, 1996 (1996-11-08) K1816
A wizard wants to capture Quinn on a world where the Mallory family has special powers. 
31 "The Fire Within" Jefery Levy Josef Anderson November 15, 1996 (1996-11-15) K1814
Quinn and Arturo communicate with a fire-based lifeform. 
32 "The Prince of Slides" Richard Compton Eleah Horwitz November 22, 1996 (1996-11-22) K1815
The sliders land on a world where men get pregnant. Rembrandt is confused with his double and is impregnated with his double's son. 
33 "Dead Man Sliding" Richard Compton Nan Hagan November 29, 1996 (1996-11-29) K1804
Quinn's double is wanted for murder and Quinn is arrested instead. He is sentenced to death, and the other sliders decide that finding Quinn's double is the only way to save Quinn. 
34 "State of the Art" John T. Kretchmer Nan Hagan
Story by Schuyler Kent
December 6, 1996 (1996-12-06) K1813
On a world where the human population has been replaced with androids, a scientist wants to transplant Quinn and Rembrandt's brains into android hosts. 
35 "Season's Greedings" Richard Compton Eleah Horwitz December 20, 1996 (1996-12-20) K1806
The sliders land onto a world dominated by commercialism, and get jobs working in a giant mall two days before Christmas. They later discover that the workers are basically indentured servants, and Arturo attempts to prevent one worker from abandoning her infant child. 
36 "Murder Most Foul" Jeff Woolnough David Peckinpah January 3, 1997 (1997-01-03) K1815
Arturo is brainwashed into believing he is a great literary detective named Reginald Doyle (this world's equivalent of Sherlock Holmes). 
37 "Slide Like an Egyptian" Adam Nimoy Scott Smith Miller January 17, 1997 (1997-01-17) K1817
The group lands on a world where ancient Egypt retained slavery and Egyptian pharoahism has become predominant. They must escape from a pyramid while being hunted by a large scarab. 
38 "Paradise Lost" Jim Johnston Steven Stoliar January 31, 1997 (1997-01-31) K1818
The sliders land on a world where a giant worm eats people. 
39 "The Exodus (Part 1)" Jim Charleston Tony Blake & Paul Jackson
Story by John Rhys-Davies
February 21, 1997 (1997-02-21) K1824
When the sliders land on an earth that is about to be destroyed by the radiation of a pulsar, a military unit forces them to help them fix their sliding technology so they can transport people to a parallel world. 
40 "The Exodus (Part 2)" Jefery Levy Josef Anderson
Tony Blake
Paul Jackson
February 28, 1997 (1997-02-28) K1825
Quinn and Maggie find an alternate earth to transport 150 surivivors from the previous earth and Quinn finds the coordinates of Earth Prime. However, Rickman has a hidden agenda for the survivors. 
41 "Sole Survivors" David Peckinpah Steven Kriozere March 7, 1997 (1997-03-07) K1819
Quinn is infected with a bacterium that turns people into zombies. 
42 "The Breeder" Paris Barclay Eleah Horwitz March 14, 1997 (1997-03-14) K1823
Maggie is infected with a parasite that takes control of her body and attempts to find a mate. 
43 "The Last of Eden" Allan Eastman Josef Anderson March 28, 1997 (1997-03-28) K1820
Quinn and Wade get stuck in an underground city. This episode is based out of Rembrandt and Wade's memories 
44 "The Other Slide of Darkness" Jeff Woolnough Nan Hagan
Scott Smith Miller
April 11, 1997 (1997-04-11) K1802
The sliders find Rickman on a superstitious world. 
45 "Slither" Jim Johnston Tony Blake
Paul Jackson
April 25, 1997 (1997-04-25) K1829
Quinn and Rembrandt are separated from Wade and Maggie after their plane crashes in the jungle. They attempt to reunite by assisting people attempting to capture deadly snakes. 
46 "Dinoslide" Richard Compton David Peckinpah May 2, 1997 (1997-05-02) K1827
The sliders return to the world with the 150 survivors from The Exodus to find that it is inhabited by dinosaurs. 
47 "Stoker" Jerry O'Connell Josef Anderson May 9, 1997 (1997-05-09) K1826
Wade makes friends with vampire musicians who want to steal the timer. 
48 "This Slide of Paradise" Jim Johnston Nan Hagan May 16, 1997 (1997-05-16) K1828
Rickman and the sliders are trapped on an island with a scientist who has created a race of human-animal hybrids. The scientist is played by Michael York, see also The Island of Dr. Moreau (1977 film)

Season 4: 1998-1999

Ep# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Production code
49 "Genesis" Reza Badiyi David Peckinpah June 8, 1998 (1998-06-08) K2801
Three months after being separated from Rembrandt and Wade, Quinn and Maggie return to Earth Prime to find it has been conquered by the Kromaggs
50 "Prophets and Loss" Bill Dial Mark Sobel June 8, 1998 (1998-06-08) K2805
The sliders land on a world dominated by a religion where people wish to travel to the other side through a vortex. After one of the leaders witnesses the sliders arrive on this earth, and after the sliders learn that people are being killed on this earth instead of transported to a parallel world, the timer is confiscated. 
51 "Common Ground" Reza Badiyi Chris Black June 15, 1998 (1998-06-15) K2810
Maggie saves the life of a Kromagg on a world where Kromaggs are conducting experiments on humans. 
52 "Virtual Slide" Mark Sobel Keith Damron June 22, 1998 (1998-06-22) K2807
The sliders land on a world where everyone uses virtual reality all the time. 
53 "World Killer" Reza Badiyi Marc Scott Zicree June 29, 1998 (1998-06-29) K2804
The sliders land on a world where Quinn's double slid the entire population except himself. 
54 "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?" David Peckinpah Bill Dial & Marc Scott Zicree
Story by Chris Black & David Peckinpah
July 6, 1998 (1998-07-06) K2811
Quinn locates his brother Colin on a world with less technology than Earth Prime. 
55 "Just Say Yes" Jefferson Kibbee Richard Manning July 13, 1998 (1998-07-13) K2809
Maggie and Colin are given drugs in a society where drug use is mandatory and people can be arrested for non-possession. 
56 "The Alternateville Horror" David Grossman Chris Black July 20, 1998 (1998-07-20) K2803
The Chandler Hotel is haunted. 
57 "Slidecage" Jerry O'Connell Marc Scott Zicree July 27, 1998 (1998-07-27) K2815
Quinn and Colin attempt to slide to Kromagg Prime but end up in a slidecage designed to prevent the Kromaggs from returning to that earth. 
58 "Asylum" Michael Miller Bill Dial August 17, 1998 (1998-08-17) K2813
When Quinn is injured, the only one who can save him is a doctor who has been taught Kromagg healing techniques—but who is also wanted for providing assistance to the Kromaggs. 
59 "California Reich" Robert M. Williams Jr. Scott Smith Miller August 24, 1998 (1998-08-24) K2802
On a racist world, Rembrandt is forced into slavery. 
60 "The Dying Fields" David Peckinpah William Bigelow August 31, 1998 (1998-08-31) K2812
The sliders land on a world used as a Kromagg training camp, where Kromaggs hunt humans. 
61 "Lipschitz Live!" Jerry O'Connell Keith Damron November 30, 1998 (1998-11-30) K2814
The sliders are separated on a world where in every public place, there is a television set showing a talk show called Lipschitz Live!. Quinn becomes a guest on the show to announce his location to the others. 
62 "Mother and Child" Helaine Head Richard Manning December 7, 1998 (1998-12-07) K2819
The sliders rescue a human woman and her half-human/half-Kromagg infant son. 
63 "Net Worth" Paul Lynch Steven Stoliar January 11, 1999 (1999-01-11) K2806
The group is separated on a world divided between computer experts and ruthless scavengers. 
64 "Slide By Wire" Robert A. Hudecek Chris Black January 18, 1999 (1999-01-18) K2820
Maggie's double impersonates her and slides with Quinn, Rembrandt, and Colin. 
65 "Data World" Jerry O'Connell Joel Metzger March 19, 1999 (1999-03-19) K2808
Archibald Chandler of the Chandler Hotel turns the sliders into computer data and makes them follow his wishes. 
66 "Way Out West" David Peckinpah Chris Black
Story by Jerry O'Connell
March 26, 1999 (1999-03-26) K2821
On a world resembling the "Old West", the sliders encounter Kolitar, the Kromagg from "Slidecage" 
67 "My Brother's Keeper" Reza Badiyi Doug Molitor April 2, 1999 (1999-04-02) K2816
Quinn is mistaken for his double's clone on a world where clones are kept as organ donors. 
68 "The Chasm" Robert A. Hudecek William Bigelow April 9, 1999 (1999-04-09) K2817
The sliders land in a village with technology that drains the happiness of one person to make the rest of the villagers happy. 
69 "Roads Taken" Jerry O'Connell Bill Dial
Story by Marc Scott Zicree
April 16, 1999 (1999-04-16) K2822
A "bubble universe" envelops Quinn and Maggie. 
70 "Revelations" Robert M. Williams Jr. Bill Dial
Story by Marc Scott Zicree
April 23, 1999 (1999-04-23) K2823
After finding a science fiction novel that resembles the Kromagg Prime's conflict between the humans and Kromaggs, Quinn and Colin hope that the author can help them find Kromagg Prime and meet their birthparents. 

Season 5: 1999-2000

Ep# Title Director Writer(s) Original airdate Production code
71 "The Unstuck Man" Guy Magar Story by Keith Damron & David Peckinpah
Teleplay by Chris Black & Bill Dial
June 11, 1999 (1999-06-11) E0801
A scientist named Dr. Oberon Geiger uses Colin, Quinn and Quinn's double as guinea pigs for an experiment that combines people and parallel worlds. 
72 "Applied Physics" David R. Eagle Chris Black June 18, 1999 (1999-06-18) E0804
Diana attempts to separate Quinn and his double, while the combined version experiences violent flashbacks from Quinn's life. 
73 "Strangers and Comrades" Richard Compton Keith Damron June 25, 1999 (1999-06-25) E0809
The sliders land on a barren wasteland and are forced to participate in a neverending battle with the Kromaggs. 
74 "The Great Work" Reza Badiyi Robert Masello July 9, 1999 (1999-07-09) E0806
The sliders seek assistance from reclusive monks who later refuse to let them leave. 
75 "New Gods for Old" Richard Compton David Gerrold July 16, 1999 (1999-07-16) E0810
Mallory is shot with a laser beam and ends up paralyzed, and looks for help from a group of spiritual healers. 
76 "Please Press One" Paul Lynch William Bigelow July 23, 1999 (1999-07-23) E0808
Maggie is kidnapped by a corporate conglomerate. 
77 "A Current Affair" David R. Eagle Steven Stoliar July 30, 1999 (1999-07-30) E0805
A tabloid newspaper spreads a rumor that the president of the United States is having an affair with Maggie. 
78 "The Java Jive" Jeff Woolnough Jennifer McGinnis
Janet Saunders
August 6, 1999 (1999-08-06) E0807
The sliders land on a world where caffeine is outlawed. 
79 "The Return of Maggie Beckett" Peter Ellis Chris Black August 13, 1999 (1999-08-13) E0812
Maggie is mistaken for her astronaut double and is kidnapped by conspirators. 
80 "Easy Slider" David Peckinpah Tim Burns
Story by Jennifer McGinnis & Janet Saunders
August 20, 1999 (1999-08-20) E0813
On a world where gas powered vehicles are outlawed due to the pollution they generate, Mallory becomes friends with a group of motorcycle riders. 
81 "Requiem" Paul Lynch Michael Reaves September 10, 1999 (1999-09-10) E0802
Rembrandt receives visions from Wade. 
82 "Map of the Mind" Paul Raimondi Robert Masello September 17, 1999 (1999-09-17) E0811
Diana and Mallory become trapped at a mental institution. 
83 "A Thousand Deaths" David Peckinpah Keith Damron September 24, 1999 (1999-09-24) E0815
The sliders arrive on a world where the local population participates in deadly arcade simulators. 
84 "Heavy Metal" Guy Magar Chris Black October 1, 1999 (1999-10-01) E0814
The sliders exit a vortex in the middle of the ocean, and must join the crew of a pirate ship in order to get back to California. 
85 "To Catch a Slider" Peter Ellis Bill Dial
Story by Chris Black & Bill Dial
January 14, 2000 (2000-01-14) E0816
The sliders must find a gem needed to repair their malfunctioning timer. 
86 "Dust" Reynaldo Villalobos Tim Burns & Bill Dial
Story by Chris Black
January 21, 2000 (2000-01-21) E0817
The group lands on a world where Rembrandt is regarded as a deity. 
87 "Eye of the Storm" David Peckinpah Chris Black
Story by Chris Black & Eric Morris
January 28, 2000 (2000-01-28) E0803
In their final encounter with Dr. Geiger, the scientist reveals that he can separate Mallory from his double Quinn. 
88 "The Seer" Paul Cajero Keith Damron February 4, 2000 (2000-02-04) E0818
On a world with a television program based on the sliders' adventures, a psychic predicts the sliders' fate; they die in their next slide, and he begs Rembrandt, Maggie, Diana and Mallory stay. Although once again they do not want to stay. Their timer is destroyed and they have to find another way out, but there's a catch, only one can go. Rembrant goes because he was already infected with the kromagg killing virus. 

Notes

  • Episode titles for season one were not shown on screen; they come from production scripts.

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