Topic: Season 4 Shark Jumping or underappreciated?
I stumbled on Sliders about midway thru Season 4. At the time they Sci fi was re running the entire first 3 seasons and I happened to catch the Pilot and was hooked. Mon-Thur they showed a repeat and on Friday evenings they ran a new (Season 4) episode. Season 4 must have been towards the end and the first Season 4 episode I saw was "My Brother's Keeper". Of course you can imagine the surprise I had when I saw Colin and Maggie and I asked "who the hell are all these people?"
Anyway, I eventually was all caught up by the time the fifth season began airing in 1999, but there were a handful of S4 that I had not seen.
At the time we all thought that S4 was the worst or the weakest it was years later before I and many others decided that the stinker shark jumping season was not S4 but S3. Four does not measure up to one or two but it has its proud moments and the front end is quite good. It went into a tailspin by mid season and crashed and burned by the time the finale, "Revelations" aired.
I want grade Season 4 episodes. I will do half now and the rest later.
GENESIS B I missed this one and had heard so much bad about it that even after I got the DVD's I put off watching this one. When I finally did I was quite surprised. It is actually pretty good. I get that Peckingpah was trying to send the show in another direction after losing half the cast and though I hated the references to Breeder Camps and the half baked Nazi Cromaggs, the episode is at least as enjoyable as "Rules of the Game"
PROFITS AND LOSS B
COMMON GROUND B
VIRTUAL SLIDE A
WORLD KILLER A-
At this point the show with only three sliders is not doing too badly for itself...
BROTHER WHERE ART THOU B+ introduction of a new and fourth Slider. A funny episode but quite good.
JUST SAY YES C
THE ALTERNATIVILLE SLIDE B+
SLIDE CAGE C this one just never did anything for me.
I can see that this is where the show began to take a downward turn. the three worked very good but they felt they had to bring on Colin...they had high hopes for this character but we all know how this turned out and it was a pity. Despite Charlie's bad acting he was not too bad in the earlier episodes.
to be continued....