Constantly trying to get home, Quinn Mallory and his friends needed to keep their wits sharp as they ended up on various alternate Earths thanks to Quinn’s latest invention.
The final episode of Sliders for Total Recall, This Slide of Paradise features a riff on The Island of Dr. Moreau as the Sliders have their final confrontation with Rickman on an island full of human/animal hybrids.
Just in time for Halloween, the Sliders end up on an Earth where vampires exist and Wade becomes caught up in a band called Stoker, whose members are all, of course, vampires.
The Sliders chase Rickman back to the world they left the survivors of Maggie’s world on, only to find that it’s populated by dinosaurs, including a particularly vicious T-Rex.
Highlighting everything horrible that Sliders had become, “Slither” was an episode that was created simply because Fox wanted to use the show to promote Anaconda, which also happened to have Kari Wuhrer and snakes.
Taking a break from ripping off movies like Species and Tremors, Sliders this week pays homage to the Joesph Conrad classic “Heart of Darkness” as the group finally catches up to the evil Col. Rickman
This week’s episode features the all too brief return of Professor Arturo as Wade and Rembrandt remember an Earth they visited that was a homage/rip off of the future from HG Wells’ “The Time Machine”.
Sliders rips off Species this week as Maggie gets infected by a parasite that sends her on a mission to find a man to impregnate.
The new Sliders foursome lands on an Earth that is overrun by zombies created by a horribly out of control fat burning bacteria.
The episode that killed Sliders for many people, The Exodus Part 2 kills off Arturo and also any hope for Sliders returning to it’s intelligent stories of Seasons 1 and 2.