Sliders has been off the air for nearly 16 years.
I don't care how many shows are being brought back from cancellation, you can not bring Sliders back in a format that wants to pick up from the end of season 5. You can't. It would last 3 episodes and quietly disappear because the only people who would be watching it would be the fans of the old show and there weren't enough of us to convince anyone to continue with a season six back in 2000, so why does anyone honestly believe that there would be enough of us to support a 'continuation' almost 16 years later?
I just shake my head.
Would I love to see Sliders back on tv? Yes. Do I want to see a resolution to "The Seer' and the mess that was Seasons 4 and 5? No. I've had 16 years to decide that, however it happened, everyone is fine and made it back home.
With that being said, could Sliders be brought back as a reboot/re-imagining? Yes.
Could the original cast be involved? Yes, but I don't think you can make them the focus.
I've been tossing around an idea that would put Quinn Mallory in the role of the Professor. He never discovered sliding, but became a college Physics Professor.
Just some random ideas.
One of his students would discover sliding. Make it a female student. Her best friend who has been in love with her since they were kids and some "everyman" character who gets dragged along.
Quinn would be the older voice of reason, but the focus would be on the ensemble and more so on the younger characters.
Quinn's wife/ex-wife could be Wade, so you could have a Wade cameo here and there.
Maybe the hotel they stay at has a lounge singer at the bar on every world named Rembrandt Brown. Who would serve a role like Gomez Calhoun and Diggs did.
And maybe Quinn's mentor was Arturo, if you ever wanted to have an Arturo guest appearance.
All of these things would be bonuses for fans of the original show. "Easter eggs", but not the focus of the show.
I don't want a show about a bunch of people who have been traumatized by sliding for 20 years. I want a show about a group of people exploring the multi-verse, becoming a family and trying to find their way home.
Going back to lurking . . .