I think Quinn opposes Injustice where he finds it but he is also the type of person that gets tunnel vision and a little obsessive on 1 particular thing at a time. If he saw Human Trafficking occuring, yes he would oppose it and throw his intellect at the problem but.... As an immediate thing ie a Short term goal. I think Quinn only has room for one long term overarching dominant goal at a time whereas juggling multiple short term goals is very much a thing e can do.
How would you know? ;-)
During the four seasons Quinn was on the show, he was sliding randomly. When during the show did he ever have the chance to demonstrate long-term planning and project management skills? Does the fact that he was never in onscreen situations where he could plan long term mean he was incapable of doing so? Or that he couldn't learn?
That said, a Quinn with no long-term thinking who has been made this way by sliding -- that's a valid take on the character. There are definitely Quinn-doubles like that out there; some other writer might write Quinn in this way and it would be a legitimate interpretation. It's just not mine. The Quinn of REBORN is not a nomadic college student. He's a 42-year-old man who has had 14 years to refine his technology, methodology, body, mind, spirit and soul and make himself superhuman while still remaining socially awkward, troubled, disturbed, withdrawn, isolated, and a messy dresser who forgets to get haircuts.
Anyway. Some excerpts from the final SLIDERS REBORN script. Up to this point, this scene best represents what I ultimately want for SLIDERS.
EXCERPT FROM SLIDERS REBORN: REGENESIS
For Rob Floyd
INT. SLIDERS INC. BOARDROOM - NIGHT
Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo step into the boardroom,
followed by five Maggie-doubles (Allison, Mags, Bex, Peggy
and Meg) as well as Diana. Everyone sits. Rembrandt is
carrying a LARGE, FRAMED PHOTO -- and he puts the photo frame
in the vacant chair next to him.
The photo frame holds an image of Mallory (Robert Floyd).
Okay. Who's the guy in the photo?
And why do you always bring that to
He should be sitting at this table.
He ain't here anymore, but he sure
earned his place.
Nobody knows who he is!
(looking to Quinn)
Mallory! Tell your buddy he's being
Remmy, you're being weird.
Rembrandt looks furious.
Just hang his photo on the wall.
Rembrandt's eyes widen as though this simply failed to occur
to him. He stands, picks up the photo frame and moves to the
I already drilled in a hook in the
Rembrandt finds the hook and hangs the photograph of Mallory.
Mallory now overlooks the boardroom table.
Could we get Colin up here too?
Could we not? I'm still getting
over how he was one of fifteen
clones programmed to kill us.
Rembrandt nods and happily returns to his seat, Laurel comes
in, pushing a cart of coffee and tea. She sits down while
Diana stands and moves to the head of the table.
Alright, this is the forty-third
weekly meeting on the subject of
addressing the 1995-limitation on
the multiverse as well as reality's
inability to split and generate new
dimensions. Thank you all for
coming to brainstorm.
Whose turn is it to throw out an
idea this week for fixing the
Uh -- Brown's up this week, right?
(checking a notepad)
The Maggies all groan with dismay. Rembrandt looks hurt.
Why are we asking the soul singer
for scientific theories?
Ms. Beckett, I am most disappointed
to witness such intellectual
Oh, look who's talking.
Mr. Brown is an artistic spirit
with a creative mind.
He's only going to come up with
Rembrandt looks longingly at the door to the boardroom.
Arturo looks to Quinn for help, Quinn mouths something
Mr. Brown is also the only slider
in this room who didn't die; he has
seniority and it's his turn.
Stop mentioning that you all died!
It's god-damn creepy!
As Arturo nods agreeably, Rembrandt stands while Diana sits.
Well, I was kinda taken with the
other Q-Ball's idea -- the one he
tried last year. You know, with the
Well, yeah. Quinn's always been
She smiles fondly at Quinn and Quinn can be seen flushing
Aside from ripping off an episode
of Doctor Who and nearly killing
everybody, the doomsday clock plan
did have the benefit of being one
that would work.
I'm sure Rembrandt isn't suggesting
we go with Smarter Quinn's plan to
kill everybody -- and yes, I'm
calling him that, I went there,
Everyone looks to Quinn to confirm this, he shrugs
Well, uh -- I know the big problem
is that we want to take out the
1995-limitation without taking out
the people living under it. I was
wondering if we could try doing
Smarter Quinn's plan after
everyone's died. Like, we could set
it on a timer.
I don't understand anything you
just said. Is that word salad? Are
you having a stroke?
I believe what Rembrandt's asking
is this: is there the possibility
of employing Smarter Quinn's plan,
but making preparations so that the
collapse and replacement of our
reality takes place after the human
race has gone extinct?
It'd be humane. It's sensible. It's
currently not feasible.
Rembrandt's face falls.
I said currently not feasible! The
problem is that there might not be
enough of a multiverse left to
rebuild at the endpoint -- but this
is an avenue we need to explore.
Well done, Mr. Brown.
Rembrandt nods, looking relieved. He takes a seat. Diana
leafs through her notes.
I believe the Professor wished to
raise a concern?
Thank you, Dr. Davis.
The Professor stands.
My friends, I have been privileged
to see the convergence of ideas
over the past forty-three weeks.
However, I would be remiss if not
to advise that we begin
consideration of what is becoming
an uncomfortable truth.
If this is going to be a long
speech, can I go to the bathroom
We may need to consider that there
is no way to remove the 1995
limitation without destroying this
present incarnation of reality.
We must consider how to confront
Quinn stands as well. Facing his teacher.
We are confronting it. We're going
to fix this.
Mr. Mallory -- I believe that a
multiverse without the 1995
limitation is essentially a new
multiverse entirely -- one that
cannot co-exist with our own. They
would be mutually incompatible. One
would replace the other.
There's got to be some way to make
new universes form around the ones
we have right now --
The notion is ridiculous.
Oh, come on. It happens all the
The Professor looks incredulous.
Quinn looks like he's struggling to think of something. His
hands flail desperately, then --
It happens in Star Trek?
Arturo glares at Quinn.
Oh, yeah! The 2008 movie! There was
a rebooted continuity, but the
novels and video games still take
place in the old timeline.
Arturo looks to the Maggies, Wade and Rembrandt for help.
Then he looks to Diana.
There are some contradictions
between novels and the games?
Specifically, Wesley Crusher, who --
All right! So, in our search for
positive examples, we have a single
feature film --
Well, hang on, Professor. The new
Terminator did the same thing.
Did it? I thought that the Genisys
continuity replaced the Terminator
II timeline --
Yes, but the Guardian and the
version of Skynet in the film were
also from separate timelines,
suggesting co-existing timelines in
a quantity of at least --
Will you people shut up?!
He glares around the room at Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt, Laurel
and Diana. When his glower hits the Maggies --
Hey! I haven't even spoken yet!
This conversation has degenerated
into a pointless discussion of
cultural trivia that has no bearing
whatsoever on our deliberations!
What the Professor's saying is that
he's really happy with all the
great ideas that've come out of
If we have assembled merely to
debate the merits of the latest
effort to exploit overexposed
copyrights, kindly be certain to
exclude me from any subsequent
The Professor's also impressed with
you, Remmy -- the whole idea to
blow up the multiverse after life
is done living in it? Really good.
Hey, thanks, Professor!
If none of you here have anything
further to contribute, then be so
good as to disperse and dispense
with any further pretense of
And now that we've come up with a
neat new angle to think on, we
should get some dinner, get some
sleep and get back to work
refreshed and recharged!
Arturo turns towards Wade, his face red with fury. Wade
smiles sweetly at him. Arturo storms out of the boardroom. At
a distance, the sound of a slamming door can be heard.
Dude just hates the new Terminator.