Topic: Which Sliders have you met?

Who from Sliders have you guys all met? Actors, producers, etc., even small guest spots.

I’ve only met Scott Decker (Kryoptus in Dying Fields), back on a trip to Universal Studios Florida in the early 1990s, when he was filming an intro to GamePro PowerUp (using the Back To the Future car). I got to be an extra in that scene!

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I could probably do a "six degrees" thing, and connect myself to Sliders through people that I've worked with, but I can't think of anyone that I've met or worked with directly. I don't really go to cons or anything like that.

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On the acting side, I've met Cleavant and Jerry. On the production side, I've met Paul Jackson, Jon Povill, Tracy Torme, and Marc Zicree.

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I didn't know you'd met Jerry. What happened there? I knew Jerry had met your wife and hit on her unsuccessfully when she was interning at MTV before your marriage and while you were both taking a break. You blogged, rather grimly, "It's heartening to know Jerry wants my ex." And you met Charlie O'Connell at a bowling alley, didn't you?

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I met Peter Jurasik Dr. Oberon Geiger, really great guy, just went to talk to him and walked away with a signed photo (that I didn't pay for) that he insisted I have.

I almost met Kari Wuhrer, twice. But that doesn't count does it.

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ireactions wrote:

I didn't know you'd met Jerry. What happened there? I knew Jerry had met your wife and hit on her unsuccessfully when she was interning at MTV before your marriage and while you were both taking a break. You blogged, rather grimly, "It's heartening to know Jerry wants my ex." And you met Charlie O'Connell at a bowling alley, didn't you?

Thank you for remembering more of my life than I do. smile

Although I didn't meet COC at the bowling alley - I just saw him there. The story about running into JOC is dumb and not worth mentioning publicly, mostly because my friends who lived the "adventure" continue to give me shit about it to this day.

Fun fact: COC and my son share a birthday. AMAZING

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Never met anyone.  But I've never really pursued it.  The only genre celebrity I've ever had any real interaction with is Jason David Frank.

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Oh,  interaction with, is an entirely different answer smile

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Transmodiar wrote:
ireactions wrote:

I didn't know you'd met Jerry. What happened there? I knew Jerry had met your wife and hit on her unsuccessfully when she was interning at MTV before your marriage and while you were both taking a break. You blogged, rather grimly, "It's heartening to know Jerry wants my ex." And you met Charlie O'Connell at a bowling alley, didn't you?

Thank you for remembering more of my life than I do. smile

Although I didn't meet COC at the bowling alley - I just saw him there. The story about running into JOC is dumb and not worth mentioning publicly, mostly because my friends who lived the "adventure" continue to give me shit about it to this day.

Fun fact: COC and my son share a birthday. AMAZING

I don’t think I approve of you, Transmodiar, hoarding away a trinket of anecdotal SLIDERS trivia and refusing to divulge it on the grounds that your friends mock you for it when that only indicates how urgently you must divulge it.

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Well, as you probably have seen in the past, I go to a ton of conventions, film sets, stage doors, etc, etc.  That being said, I do love meeting actors who have appeared on Sliders, and if time permits, asking them about it.  Of course my big want is to meet Tracy Torme.

Main Cast:

Met Jerry like half dozen times now 2011+, always very friendly.  Met John a few times at conventions 2014/2015, another super kind, friendly man.  Cleavant I finally tracked down at a play house in Hartford, CT, in 2016.  He was in a hurry, but a barrel of laughs.  Finally Kari I met at the Chiller Theatre in NJ back in 2014, and she even gave me a big smooch on the cheek!  Sabrina I probably won't even track down, Robert Floyd is out of the biz, and Tembi Locke is acting in NCIS I believe, and has a book coming out.

Guest stars:

Met late Chuck McCann (Capt Jack Brim), Corey Feldman (Twister Acid), Stephen Macht (Kromagg) and Zach Ward (Dream masters) at Chiller 2013
Met Kristanna Loken (Revelations) and William B. Davis (pilot)at Chiller 2014.
Met Linda Henning (Quinn's Mom), Don Most (Dead Man), Veronica Cartwright (Fire Within) at Chiller in 2015
Met Paula Trickey (My Bro keeper) at Chiller in 2016.
Met Michael Des Barres (Dream Masters), Kenny Johnson (Dream masters) and Leah Ayres (Slide Cage) at Chiller 2017
Just met Nick Lea (Luck of the Draw) and Burton Gilliam (Way Out West) at Chiller 2018.
Met Charles Cyphers (Eggheads) at Horrorhound Ohio 2016
Met Chase Masterson (Kelly Welles) at con in Secaucus, NJ 2017
Met Jeffrey Dean Morgan (El Sid) several times in NYC and the Rhode Island Comic Con 2015-2016
Met Will Sasso in NYC in 2017, and Israel Juarbe in NJ at a Karate Kid thing 2017, both playing Gomez Calhoun!
Met Meg Foster (Col Burke) at Monster Mania NJ 2014
Met Robert Englund (State of ART), Adrienne Barbeau (Oh Brother) and John Kassir (Lipshitz Live) at Monster Mania 2016
Met Austin Nichols (great work) at NY Comic con 2015
Met J. August Richards (Just Say Yes) and Shane West (California Reich) at New York Comic Con 2016
Met Connor Trinneer at Star Trek Con in NYC 2016
Met Tommy Chong (Stoker) at a Cheech and Chong show Montclair, NJ 2016
Met Thomas G. Waites (Slither) at Warriors Reunion, Coney Island, NY 2016
Met Karin Konoval (Into the Mystic) at film premiere NYC 2017
Met Jed Rees (Time Again) at Philly Con 2017
Met David Kaye (Prince of Wails) at Transformers Con 2017

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Grizzlor is clearly our BBoard Ambassador.  Impressive!

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Yeah, he wins.

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That’s super awesome, Grizzlor! Thanks for sharing!

Anyone here met Lester Barrie? I know his character Diggs was kinda cheesy sometimes, but I always liked seeing him in season 3.

How about Jason Gaffney (Bennish)?

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Also I had a chance to meet Jeffrey Dean Logan at Megacon in Orlando last year, but couldn’t justify the $100. What’s the most you’ve paid to meet anyone from Sliders? (Or anyone in general). Question is open to anyone.

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I bought lunch for Jon and Paul. (Hey, writers gotta eat, too.)

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I had a long phone call with Robert Floyd in 2015 which I wrote up (and transcribed) here: https://earthprime.com/interviews/rober … looks-back

I had a long chat session with Tracy Torme back in 2000 where he told me what he would do if he'd had one more episode of SLIDERS to resolve the cliffhanger of "The Seer" which I wrote up in 2011 here: https://earthprime.com/etcetera/slide-effects-2

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Surf Dance Chris wrote:

That’s super awesome, Grizzlor! Thanks for sharing!

Anyone here met Lester Barrie? I know his character Diggs was kinda cheesy sometimes, but I always liked seeing him in season 3.

How about Jason Gaffney (Bennish)?

Thanks.  Unfortunately, most of the Vancouver-based actors I'll never get to meet.  Many of them are more or less retired, or just do guest spots on the shows up there that mainly CW shoots.  Gaffney would be on my wishlist for sure, along with Tracy, Sabrina of course, Zoe McClellan (Designated Survivor just got axed), Tembi, and Floyd. 

Surf Dance Chris wrote:

Also I had a chance to meet Jeffrey Dean Logan at Megacon in Orlando last year, but couldn’t justify the $100. What’s the most you’ve paid to meet anyone from Sliders? (Or anyone in general). Question is open to anyone.

When I met Jeffrey at RICC, I was there to get a handful of stuff signed for other people, and one for myself (Supernatural poster I preferred to pay for rather than lug around the Manhattan streets).  So I had a minute or two to chat, and I mentioned Sliders.  His eyes lit up, and he went on and on about the show, how he loved the concept, and that it was nuts that nobody has done it again since.  You could tell that if he had been given a shot, he would have 100% loved to work on the series full time.  You will not meet a cooler/nicer actor than JDM. 

Anyway, his autograph was like $80 I think.  The Chiller Expo guests I've paid for were usually like $20 bucks.  John Rhys-Davies was maybe $40.  Beyond him, Corey Feldman I guess.  Sliders didn't exactly have a ton of heavy hitters, and Jerry doesn't do conventions (yet).

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It's funny how Sliders seems to have stuck with so many of the guest stars. You'd think it'd just be a job for most of them, and quickly forgotten.

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I met a woman named Diana Davis today