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Topic: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

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What if... the 6th season of Sliders was created?

In 2004, when I’ve created Polish fansite www.Sliders.PL I wanted to publish my own vision of “virtual” season 6. I even asked Alexslider from http://www.sliders-dimension.de/ to make an intro for me with all 8 sliders, which he did smile >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjB2m5IePrA.

Years passed and I forgot about my plan. Then in 2011 I’ve read great fan-fic "Slide Effects" by Ibrahim Ng/ireactions, the admin of this forum smile I loved this story so much, so I decided that if I ever made my season 6, I would use this fan-fic as a pilot. Ibrahim once wrote: «The "Slide Effects" script is yours: feel free to adapt and sequelize it».  So I did! smile

I've made some changes to Ibrahim Ng's idea. I also thought that although the fan-fic “Slide Effects” is an excellent continuation of the series, it is incomplete. I added a few more episodes to it and finally I present the grand finale. It concludes the arcs of not only the original Sliders, but also those alternative Sliders, whose fate ended in a huge cliffhanger in the episode 5x18 “The Seer.” This topic was not taken up by the fan-fic “Slide Effects,” which is why I decided to conceptualize 13 new episodes to build a full sixth season. As a result, Sliders would have a total of 101 episodes, or 100 if we count the two pilot episodes as one.

First episode of virtual 6th season of Sliders will be online on Wednesday 28th October on http://www.sliders.pl/season6.php. It will be promoted by Brick Sliders created by Agata! big_smile Ibrahim – you will see some scenes from your “Slide Effects”. Soon I will post more photos of Brick Sliders xD

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Sliders.PL presents a fan-made, direct continuation of Sliders, which ended with a cliffhanger in the final episode 5x18 entitled “The Seer.” On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the series, we present our ideas for 13 episodes of the sixth virtual season, which resets certain themes while others we bring to conclusion. On our website we have published a list of all 13 episodes with summaries, plot descriptions and from where the ideas originated. 

Episode 6x01 is based on the great fanfic "Slide Effects," by Ibrahim Ng which reboots the events of the series in order to bring back the original four Sliders: Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Professor Arturo. The next 10 episodes are based on the comic books by Acclaim, which were published between 1996-1997. They describe adventures of the original four Sliders, which were supposed to take place parallel with the first televised season. However nothing prevents us from placing these events after the reboot, which happened in episode 6x01 “Slide Effects.” The final two episodes 6x12 and 6x13 are both original ideas of the Sliders.PL website. These stories combine two independent groups of Sliders and end themes that were omitted or unfinished in the television series including Kromaggs and Logan St. Claire.

The explanation of the following infographic will be included in the description of episode 6x01. Big version www.sliders.pl/gfx/odcinki/season6_infographic.jpg

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Cez wrote:

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What if... the 6th season of Sliders was created?

In 2004, when I’ve created Polish fansite www.Sliders.PL I wanted to publish my own vision of “virtual” season 6. I even asked Alexslider from http://www.sliders-dimension.de/ to make an intro for me with all 8 sliders, which he did smile >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjB2m5IePrA.

Years passed and I forgot about my plan. Then in 2011 I’ve read great fan-fic "Slide Effects" by Ibrahim Ng/ireactions, the admin of this forum smile I loved this story so much, so I decided that if I ever made my season 6, I would use this fan-fic as a pilot. Ibrahim once wrote: «The "Slide Effects" script is yours: feel free to adapt and sequelize it».  So I did! smile

I've made some changes to Ibrahim Ng's idea. I also thought that although the fan-fic “Slide Effects” is an excellent continuation of the series, it is incomplete. I added a few more episodes to it and finally I present the grand finale. It concludes the arcs of not only the original Sliders, but also those alternative Sliders, whose fate ended in a huge cliffhanger in the episode 5x18 “The Seer.” This topic was not taken up by the fan-fic “Slide Effects,” which is why I decided to conceptualize 13 new episodes to build a full sixth season. As a result, Sliders would have a total of 101 episodes, or 100 if we count the two pilot episodes as one.

First episode of virtual 6th season of Sliders will be online on Wednesday 28th October on http://www.sliders.pl/season6.php. It will be promoted by Brick Sliders created by Agata! big_smile Ibrahim – you will see some scenes from your “Slide Effects”. Soon I will post more photos of Brick Sliders xD

http://www.sliders.pl/gfx/odcinki/season6/bricks_group1_small.jpg

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Sliders.PL presents a fan-made, direct continuation of Sliders, which ended with a cliffhanger in the final episode 5x18 entitled “The Seer.” On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the series, we present our ideas for 13 episodes of the sixth virtual season, which resets certain themes while others we bring to conclusion. On our website we have published a list of all 13 episodes with summaries, plot descriptions and from where the ideas originated. 

Episode 6x01 is based on the great fanfic "Slide Effects," by Ibrahim Ng which reboots the events of the series in order to bring back the original four Sliders: Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Professor Arturo. The next 10 episodes are based on the comic books by Acclaim, which were published between 1996-1997. They describe adventures of the original four Sliders, which were supposed to take place parallel with the first televised season. However nothing prevents us from placing these events after the reboot, which happened in episode 6x01 “Slide Effects.” The final two episodes 6x12 and 6x13 are both original ideas of the Sliders.PL website. These stories combine two independent groups of Sliders and end themes that were omitted or unfinished in the television series including Kromaggs and Logan St. Claire.

The explanation of the following infographic will be included in the description of episode 6x01. Big version www.sliders.pl/gfx/odcinki/season6_infographic.jpg

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very exciting! looking forward to it.

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Cez wrote:

Years passed and I forgot about my plan. Then in 2011 I’ve read great fan-fic "Slide Effects" by Ibrahim Ng/ireactions, the admin of this forum smile I loved this story so much, so I decided that if I ever made my season 6, I would use this fan-fic as a pilot. Ibrahim once wrote: «The "Slide Effects" script is yours: feel free to adapt and sequelize it».  So I did! smile

Dear Lord - you're feeding the beast. And he is RAVENOUS.

Earth Prime | The Definitive Source for Sliders™

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Cez wrote:

Then in 2011 I’ve read great fan-fic "Slide Effects" by Ibrahim Ng/ireactions, the admin of this forum smile I loved this story so much, so I decided that if I ever made my season 6, I would use this fan-fic as a pilot. Ibrahim once wrote: «The "Slide Effects" script is yours: feel free to adapt and sequelize it».  So I did! smile

Well, this is very exciting, although please note I am merely the assistant administrator to the owner of this forum, Temporal Flux. Also, please be reminded that "Slide Effects" was a story by Tracy Torme. And The most up-to-date version of "Slide Effects" is a Google Doc: https://docs.google.com/document/d/11KF … sp=sharing

I'm really happy that you're using "Slide Effects" as you see it. I never actually expected anyone to write any sequels. Even I didn't write any sequels; my subsequent SLIDERS story, SLIDERS REBORN at www.earthprime.com/reborn, does not take "Slide Effects" into account. I wrote "Slide Effects" for Nigel Mitchell, possibly SLIDERS' greatest writer. He wrote numerous Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo fanfics but told me that he became deeply demoralized with Season 4. He didn't like the new situation, he wanted to keep writing for the original quartet, and he felt like "Genesis" made all of his writing "out of date," as he put it. And I wrote "Slide Effects" to reposition his stories so that now, instead of happening before the events of Seasons 3 - 5, all of Nigel's stories now happen *after* Season 5. (I link to most of his tales here: http://sliders.tv/bboard/viewtopic.php?pid=7548#p7548)

I actually like to think that all fanfics ever written featuring Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo take place after the events of "Slide Effects," even though all those fanfics were published before a single word of "Slide Effects" were ever typed. But I'm happy that there will now be more.

I don't know how well it will fit for a Season 6 to focus on Maggie, Colin, Diana and Mallory's issues after "Slide Effects" repositioned the originals front and center and (politely?) set aside the subsequent cast members. But I confess, despite having repeatedly tried to write those other characters out, my writing inevitably declares that Maggie, Colin, Diana and Mallory are all sliders; it's just that Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo are the Sliders. I look forward to reading your stories and hope you'll do everything and anything you want.

**

TRANSMODIAR: "Did you ever write anything before SLIDERS? Anything when you were in college?"

ME: "Yeah! I wrote numerous outlines and versions of a novella where Quinn is confronted by a cosmic entity called The Avatar who offers to rewind time and restore the original sliders if Quinn will retrieve six magical components that have been scattered across the multiverse."

Transmodiar silently contemplates running away from his house, faking his death, fleeing the country and abandoning his wife and children to avoid having to hear any more of this story. (I'm assuming. I'm not a mind reader.)

ME: "Ultimately, I realized that the best solution was to have the original sliders restored as soon as possible and that the whole story of how they came back to life is never going to be as interesting as having them already alive."

Transmodiar silently thanks God that he has been spared. (I'm guessing. I don't know his brain.)

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ireactions wrote:

Also, please be reminded that "Slide Effects" was a story by Tracy Torme.

I know about this! smile It will be noted in the description of the episode. Btw, I haven't written scripts, but only summaries - a form of stories. It's much shorter form but I hope it will be OK for people smile

ireactions wrote:

I don't know how well it will fit for a Season 6 to focus on Maggie, Colin, Diana and Mallory's issues after "Slide Effects" repositioned the originals front and center and (politely?) set aside the subsequent cast members.

My vision of season 6 in 90% focus on original four Sliders, but I will include satisfying (I hope so wink ) ending for additional Sliders.

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So here it is! Sliders.PL presents 6x01 „Slide Effects” - the first episode of the virtual 6th season based on great fan-fic of Ibrahim Nb! You can read summary of the story here >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_1_en.php and the description >> www.sliders.pl/description6_1.php. Photo of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

Full season 6 will be published here – one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

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Episode 6x01 is based on the fanfic "Slide Effects" by Ibrahim Nb while the following 10 episodes are based on the comic book series by Acclaim. The final two episodes 6x12 and 6x13 are both original ideas of the Sliders.PL.

Please let me know what do you think about my interpretation of “Slide Effects” as the pilot of season 6 smile

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Hahaha! Those pictures are great. I know ireactions will likely get the first one tattooed across his back. smile

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Wow.

I don't know if SLIDERS: THE FINAL SLIDES was really meant to be an animated series. It was just a speculative essay on how "Slide Effects" could have been the start to an animated series.

I have mixed feelings about the first shot of Quinn waking up in his bedroom. It doesn't resemble the actual bedroom in the SLIDERS pilot, but given how cluttered and random all those elements were, I don't think anyone could have recreated it in Lego -- although a poster of the Milky Way might have been sufficient, although the photo of San Francisco is quite nice. Not sure about the truck; I think something sports related might have been a better decoration, but again -- it's Lego.

The shot of Quinn looking in the mirror to see Mallory, I really like. I like how it's a bathroom mirror instead of a mirror in Quinn's bedroom; Quinn in the Pilot definitely dressed like he didn't examine his own reflection often. It captures the stark shock of Quinn seeing the wrong face in the mirror except it's the face he'd expect to see, a sign of how troubled his identity became by Season 5.

I also like this shot of Rembrandt and Quinn in what looks like the Lamplighter instead of a steak house. And, to be frank, I don't think using some fictitious steakhouse for Rembrandt and Quinn's reunion in "Slide Effects" was a very good choice in retrospect. It was just an indoor, quiet setting where Quinn could sit across from Rembrandt, but this shot makes me wonder if Rembrandt would really have gone out to dinner after his performance or if he would have found somewhere quiet for a drink. At the time in 2011, I was not good at thinking about these things; I knew how the actors talked, but I didn't always have the greatest grasp of what their characters would do. I would go out for a steak after a big night. Rembrandt would get a beer. This is an improvement.

In terms of the separation point: because I didn't expect to write any SLIDERS stories after "Slide Effects," I decided that everything after Season 2 was a Kromagg simulation. This way, Arturo wouldn't be dying from a fatal disease ("The Guardian") and Logan St. Clair wouldn't be after them ("Double Cross"). But Torme wanted the separation point to be "The Guardian," the last episode he wrote. I think "Murder Most Foul" is a decent choice if you're doing sequels to "Slide Effects."

The scene of Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo in the Professor's lecture hall is quite sweet. I missed my friends so much and Cory and Tom on REWATCH PODCAST really highlighted this scene as something that they longed to have been filmed with the actors, and I see that it was also chosen here to render.

There's a very interesting rendering here of The Cave with the Kromagg lording over Quinn in a psychic landscape. In my writing, I tend to rip off the climax of Brian Michael Bendis' SPIDER-WOMAN series where the villain will find the worst possible thing to say to the lead character or to the reader. The worst possible thing I could think of at the time for Quinn was for the Kromagg to bring up Quinn's out of character behaviour in "Mother and Child," and the most hopeful thing I wanted to hear then was an explanation -- although I didn't plot out that explanation in the outline and let it come to me naturally when writing the dialogue, which was that Quinn subconsciously knew he was in a simulation and no longer believed in the scenario. What is that Kromagg figurine? The Kroamgg looks sadistic and cruel and Quinn looks like he's in agony. It's good work.

The blue sky and Lego clouds and the green grass is quite vivid and powerful. I also like how there is a ladder escorting the sliders out of the cave, although I would gently note that in the script, Wade and Rembrandt left the cave first and Wade had the timer, whereas in this rendering, Wade is exiting the cave last and Quinn is holding the timer -- but I suppose if you're doing a final shot for your rendering, you want Quinn Mallory to be standing at the front and holding the timer. I don't love the Season 4 vortex. But I'm sure it's the easiest one to cut out of a frame and composite into a photo of Lego. Anyway, that doesn't really matter; "Slide Effects" is yours now and Brick Lady is doing some nice stuff and I can't wait to see what you put on our screens next.

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Thank you for your review! smile

ireactions wrote:

This way, Arturo wouldn't be dying from a fatal disease ("The Guardian") and Logan St. Clair wouldn't be after them ("Double Cross").

I know about these problems and my vision of season 6th will conclude it smile

ireactions wrote:

What is that Kromagg figurine?

Brick Lady has told me that it was Pirates of the Caribbean big_smile

ireactions wrote:

"Slide Effects" is yours now and Brick Lady is doing some nice stuff and I can't wait to see what you put on our screens next.

I'm happy that you like it and I hope you will read next episodes too smile I'm curious what will you think about season/show finale big_smile

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Now you can watch a scene of Kromagg morphing big_smile

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Wow! This is really haunting and eerie and really captures the psychically aggressive tone of the original "Slide Effects" script. The Kromaggs were severely demystified in Season 4. I personally don't have a great take on the Kromaggs, but I decided that in my "Slide Effects" script, the Kromagg would never speak on its own and only deliver dialogue in the guise of the additional Season 3 - 5 sliders of Maggie, Colin, Diana and Mallory. On some level, this was, I confess, a gesture of disdain towards them. Those character were unwanted intruders, uninvited guests into my living room. In addition, the Kromagg was a representation of David Peckinpah, someone given an assignment he didn't care about and who resented the people who came with that assignment.

And yet, it didn't come off that way to most readers. All the feedback I got expressed appreciation that the faces of Maggie, Colin, Diana and Mallory were present in a story about going back to basics with Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo. One piece of fan mail that I got remarked that they preferred my take to any hypothetical "Slide Effects" fully scripted by Torme because Torme would most definitely not have included Maggie, Colin, Diana and Mallory (or even been familiar with those characters). And this is something I tried to get into with SLIDERS REBORN where I accepted Maggie, Colin, Diana and Mallory as important and wrote them as beloved characters that everyone would be happy to see even if Colin is an artificial intelligence with Charlie O'Connell's voice and Mallory is only in a lengthy dream sequence.

Back to "Slide Effects" -- the script is effectively declaring that he is haunted trauma and that the most traumatic events in his life were the death of Professor Arturo, the rape and mutilation of Wade Welles and that horrific Scene from "Mother and Child" and the scene of the Kromagg morphing into different personas has the Kromagg sadistically inflicting all of that on the original sliders. And I find this Lego construct really captures that cruelty that the sliders ultimately overcome.

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Sliders.PL presents 6x02 „Armada” - the second episode of the virtual 6th season based on Acclaim comic book.

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_2_en.php
Read the description >> www.sliders.pl/description6_2.php.

Full season 6 will be published here – one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photo of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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Hmmm. I like the Lego illustrations which are vastly superior to the comic book.

ARMADA is an odd choice to position after "Slide Effects." I think that after "Slide Effects," the best follow-up would be something that declares the series is back to basics. Something more traditional, something closer to a Season 1 story. A parallel world with an alternate history. The sliders stumbling into danger and misunderstanding. A story without the overt science fiction technology and fantasy horror elements of Seasons 3 - 5. If you were to use the comics, I would have advised NARCOTICA.

ARMADA is just too... I don't agree with the idea that any story is out of bounds for SLIDERS. But I'm not sure that after dispensing with the Kromaggs in "Slide Effects," it's anything but repetitive to bring in the Zercurvians. And in the original comic version of ARMADA was sadly produced by a superhero writer and a superhero artist who stuck to their superhero style for SLIDERS. Neither them were overly familiar with the show, neither of them grasped the grounded indie-movie look of the series, and the results are bizarre. DG Chichester and Dick Giordano are great creators, but it's pretty obvious that they didn't have any time to properly review the show before they started scripting and drawing pages.

I think that if you want to apply superhero storytelling to the SLIDERS (and I do), the sliders themselves need to be recognizably the actors in scripting and nuance and their surroundings need to be less heightened and more atmospheric. And the humour needs to have a certain knowing self-awareness which ARMADA doesn't have. ARMADA doesn't grasp how insane it is.

I have always wanted to see the Professor zipline from one building to the next using his suit jacket, but I would want to see it with something of the terror John Rhys-Davies presented when bungee jumping in "The Guardian." A SLIDERS comic book in the 90s would have been better off looking less like an issue of AVENGERS and more like an issue of SANDMAN with eerie art from Chris Bachalo and pensive writing from the likes of Neil Gaiman.

The Lego representation captures the lunacy I'd be hoping for, a cheerful absurdity that seems absent in the largely unaware comic book.

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ireactions wrote:

ARMADA is an odd choice to position after "Slide Effects."

You will see there is a bigger plan about that wink Keep reading till the end big_smile

Look at this! smile John Rhys-Davies has sent to me this beautiful message! <3 The actor likes virtual Season 6 and Brick Sliders smile I’ve explained to him that these figures made by Agata are very unique – only she has them.

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That's pretty great! Maybe Lady Brick would make him a set. It's amazing when actors get involved and interested in fan fiction and media tie-in material. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson did some promotion for the now non-canon X-FILES comics and Mark Hamill recorded a commercial for the STAR WARS novel VECTOR PRIME and William Shatner wrote 10 STAR TREK novels, but this is a special moment for the virtual Season 6.

I once wrote a SLIDERS script for an actor. I'd been writing SLIDERS REBORN focused mostly on the original quartet. But as Maggie and Diana entered the story, I felt bad about omitting Mallory, especially after doing an EarthPrime.com interview with the actor, Robert Floyd. Finally, I forced myself to write Part 5 of REBORN, "Revolution," in which Quinn hallucinates Mallory. I sent it to Floyd and he thanked me and said he'd let me know what he thought. He didn't -- probably because he hasn't seen that much SLIDERS and didn't really understand it. Cory of the REWATCH PODCAST when reviewing SLIDERS REBORN in a podcast remarked that Cory himself had watched every episode of SLIDERS and Cory could barely understand what was going on.

I think it's just splendid that John likes the Lego.

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Keep up the great work Cez.  Thank you for your rollout of Season 6!

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Sliders.PL presents 6x03 „Harvest Time” - the THIRD EPISODE of the virtual Season 6.

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_3_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_3.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

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Fun episode Cez.  Would have required a lot of  budget and special effects!

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As always, I really like the Lego which is incredibly charming, idiosyncratic and appealing. The sliders on the the staircases is a gorgeously eerie visual. The sliders standing in the temple is a beautifully alien environment rendered perfectly in this medium. The Reticulans are alarming and frightening. And the feast at the end is very cute with all the sliders enjoying their lavish sweets.

But the story. Oh, the story. This has nothing to do with Cez's work at all, but ARMADA just does not work for me and does not capture the appeal of the series which was not about these bizarre sci-fi aliens -- but about the sliders exploring the social and cultural differences of a history not their own. ARMADA doesn't attempt to do that at all. Now, to be fair, social commentary and grounded environments have not been at the core of some of the best SLIDERS stories. "Double Cross" had plenty of sci-fi setpieces and car chases with only the barest of references to environmental crisis. "Murder Most Foul" was a Victorian crime drama that didn't comment much on the genre or a world so devoted to entertainment. "World Killer" was about the sliding technology, not the social commentary.

But "Invasion," a story that emphasized the sci-fi aliens, deliberately kept the Kromaggs at a distance, largely only perceived from the sliders' limited, human perspective. ARMADA doesn't do that; the sliders regard inhuman, otherworldly threats with confidence and aplomb and are never truly challenged or outmatched. This is again representative of how Acclaim rushed the SLIDERS comics into production, didn't give their creators time to engage with the series to appreciate its visual tone or performances or writing style -- and the result is a superhero comic book and an odd fit for the SLIDERS.

I suppose I am as guilty of this as anybody, but I would argue that for all the sci-fi excesses, SLIDERS REBORN is fundamentally about Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo, asking who they became after they got home, what they did between 2000 and 2015, and what sliding would be like for them if it were their profession and career. I feel I earned the superhero craziness that ends REBORN and built to it gradually whereas ARMADA starts with the superhero style and it is jarring and rings false to me. We all have very different perceptions of SLIDERS; I think that SLIDERS is about the sliders. Temporal Flux would argue, quite correctly, that SLIDERS is about a gently satirical tone that predicts the future and depicts it in an alternate present and justifies it with an alternate past and makes amusing comments about our society and culture but through inversion rather than forceful judgement. Other fans would argue that SLIDERS is about strong world building and asking what might have been if history had gone a different path; some fans declare that it is futile to define a SLIDERS story because you can go anywhere in imagination.

But ARMADA does not feel like SLIDERS to me; it doesn't have a strong depiction of the sliders, it doesn't have a believably human perspective on the sci-fi lunacy, it doesn't even have anything important to say. It's a superhero comic book writer and artist handed the SLIDERS license, a few VHS cassettes of the episodes, some headshots of the actors, and a tight deadline by which they must hack out some scripts and pages.

None of which has anything to do with the Lego which is lovely. :-)

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WOW! John Rhys-Davies wants a set of the Lego figurines. Jerry O'Connell thinks it's cool! Congratulations!

I once sent Jerry a message asking him if he wanted to rewrite any of Quinn's dialogue in SLIDERS REBORN and asked if he'd be willing to do it sober and engaged and if he could keep his brother out of it. Never heard back. Can't imagine why.

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Congratulations Cez!

You've taken a very creative approach and it's good to see John and Jerry acknowledge it.

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RussianCabbie_Lotteryfan wrote:

Congratulations Cez!

You've taken a very creative approach and it's good to see John and Jerry acknowledge it.

Thank you big_smile Robert Floyd also likes it big_smile

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Ah great to see that Cez.  Glad Rob is so enthusiastic.

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I think that the success of the Lego really speaks to how social media functions. As much as I love novellas like Nigel Mitchell's X-FILES crossover with SLIDERS and scripts like SLIDERS DECLASSIFIED, the internet operates best in a visual medium and Lego is so immediate, versatile and instantly appreciable. The graphics are so memorable and charming, the intricate and painstaking effort is clear and it has clearly struck a note with the actors as well as the fans. Congratulations!

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Plus, LEGO fucking rules. (It especially rules at fucking destroying the soft underside of my feet.)

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Sliders.PL presents 6x04 „Rapture” - the FOURTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6 smile

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_4_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_4.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

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You update too often! You should be like Earth Prime, and put out an update once every two years or so. tongue

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Sliders.PL presents 6x05 „Damnation” - the FIFTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6.

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_5_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_5.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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I can't keep up smile  I wish you guys shifted to once every couple of weeks smile

Next episode looks amazing though.

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RussianCabbie_Lotteryfan wrote:

I can't keep up smile  I wish you guys shifted to once every couple of weeks smile

It's week after week because we are simulating the real television season hehe big_smile

Look at this funny Lego animation - Sliders jump into the vortex big_smile Turn on the sound! >> https://www.facebook.com/SlidersPL/post … 1937694045

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Cez wrote:
RussianCabbie_Lotteryfan wrote:

I can't keep up smile  I wish you guys shifted to once every couple of weeks smile

It's week after week because we are simulating the real television season hehe big_smile

Look at this funny Lego animation - Sliders jump into the vortex big_smile Turn on the sound! >> https://www.facebook.com/SlidersPL/post … 1937694045


brilliant big_smile

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Sliders.PL presents 6x06 „Fissions of the Soul” - the SIXTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6.

There is Vern from "Stand by Me" in this episode xD

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_6_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_6.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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well done Cez!

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RussianCabbie_Lotteryfan wrote:

well done Cez!

I'm happy that you like it big_smile

So here we go again big_smile

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Sliders.PL presents 6x07 „Dimensional Shadows” - the SEVENTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6.

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_7_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_7.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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Sliders.PL presents 6x08 „Ticking Clock” - the CRUCIAL, EIGHTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6.

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_8_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_8.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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Sliders.PL presents 6x09 „Narcotica” - the NINTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6. It is based on the comic written by Jerry O’Connell!

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_9_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_9.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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Thank you Cez.  Your project is a lot of fun!

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I think it's important to highlight what a massive endeavour any virtual season of fanfic is for everyone involved. There's a lot of time, talent and work put into these passion projects and nobody gets paid. You do it at a loss. And there is a lot of love and fondness and obsession with the series and its characters to make this happen. My therapist referred to SLIDERS fan fiction on this level as the equivalent of a master's thesis.

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Sliders.PL presents 6x10 „Blood and Splendor” - the TENTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6 and 98th episode of Sliders!

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_10_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_10.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

THE ANNOUNCEMENT >> after releasing the last, 13th episode I will make a contest! The winner will get a t-shirt with Sliders logo smile (you can see it here >> https://twitter.com/SlidersPL/status/13 … 0642840581) It will be a quiz - participants will answer some questions about 13 episodes of Season 6. You have still time to catch up and read all of them smile

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Out of appreciation and respect for your work, I’d like to raise the prize for you. I’d like to offer the winner of your contest the Sliders: The Complete Series DVD Mill Creek box set. I’ll have my copy sent to the winner. My email address is at the top of this message forum.

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Wow, wow, wow, thank you big_smile I even don't have it, because it's Region 1 dvd and I live in Europe, I have in my collection Region 2 German Blu-Ray complete edition (with autograph of John Rhys-Davies <3 ). It will work only in USA and Canada, right?

So I suppose the winner should get a t-shirt and a dvd box, right? But if the winner come from Europe or Asia, he/she will have a problem with running the dvd xD

Ok, I'll send you e-mail about it after New Year Eve smile

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The Mill Creek release is Region 1.

What's the video quality like on that blu-ray set? The DVD video quality is ghastly on all releases due to overcompression to fit more episodes onto fewer discs.

I'm happy to contribute. A lot of people helped me with my SLIDERS magnum opus.

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ireactions wrote:

I'm happy to contribute. A lot of people helped me with my SLIDERS magnum opus.

Great! smile Thank you smile I'll write to you about this.

ireactions wrote:

What's the video quality like on that blu-ray set?


The Blu-Ray German edition >> https://www.amazon.co.uk/Sliders-Comple … B01MCZ0Q6R

All episodes are on Blu-Ray discs but the quality is SD, not HD. It's DVD quality. I've bought it because it's probably the only complete editon with 5 seasons for Region 2. Fortunatly there are not only German voices, but original English too smile Unfortunaly in my country, in Poland, Sliders has never been released on DVD or Blu-Ray sad We have some Polish subtitles and also version with Polish lector (male voice who reads the dialougs), but these rips from tv are only in the web wink

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It's a shame. I've read on Amazon that the blu-ray set has the same DVD quality as one of the previous releases, I'm not sure which, but they were all pretty awful.

I actually have a Universal set of Season 3 (Region 1). I wanted to show my niece "The Guardian" and my Mill Creek set wasn't playing that disc correctly although after I received the Universal set, I realized my Mill Creek disc just needed a good wipe. Season 3 is the season of grief and I would actually pay someone to take the Season 3 DVD set away from me, but no one has ever wanted to go within five feet of it.

I used to wander through Best Buys back when Best Buys sold DVDs and I would always take all the SLIDERS Season 3 DVD sets off the racks and put them in microwaves or fridges to stop anyone from buying them. Maybe some day, there will be an animated LEGO DVD set of SLIDERS sold in stores if DVDs are still sold by then.

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Sliders.PL presents 6x11 „Deadly Secrets” - the ELEVENTH EPISODE of the virtual Season 6 and 99th episode of Sliders!

This is the last episode based on the comic books. Only two episodes left till the end!

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_11_en.php
Read the description (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_11.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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My kid has the Saturn V - it's enormous. Kudos for keeping this going!

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It's really an incredible achievement from Cez and Agata Agl. They should be so proud of what they've accomplished. The quirky charm, excitement and joy they take in their interpretation of SLIDERS is glowingly vivid and palpable. And they richly deserve the accolades they've gotten from the actors who were in the live action show.

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YES! big_smile Kari Wuhrer has written to us on Instagram, that she misses the show and that she would like to do another season of Sliders! smile We’re honoured that the actors like our virtual Season 6 and Brick Sliders! smile Kari is the 4th member of the cast who has written few words to us smile

The link to Kari's comment >> https://www.instagram.com/p/CJynBfmlBGi/

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ireactions wrote:

It's really an incredible achievement from Cez and Agata Agl. They should be so proud of what they've accomplished. The quirky charm, excitement and joy they take in their interpretation of SLIDERS is glowingly vivid and palpable. And they richly deserve the accolades they've gotten from the actors who were in the live action show.

Thank you for these words! smile <3

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Congratulations Cez!

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Sliders.PL presents 6x12 „Convergence, Part I” - the first part of the virtual Season 6 finale and 100th episode of the show!

I promised I would answer many unanswered questions - so here they are! smile Please let me know what do you think about my story!

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_12_en.php
Read the description with many details! (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_12.php.

Full Season 6 is published here - one episode per week (only one episode left!) >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

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ireactions >> now you can understand why I wanted to introduce the Zercurvians so early in this season, right after the pilot "Slide Effects" wink

RussianCabbie_Lotteryfan >> thank you! smile

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The Lego is gorgeous. There's a wonderful sense of seeing Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt, Arturo, Maggie, Colin, Mallory and Diana -- all in the same story, all together, all sliders, all legitimate and important and with a place in the SLIDERS mythology.

This is something most SLIDERS fan projects just can't pull off. It's difficult because any story trying to pick up the plot threads of "The Seer" has to address resurrecting the Professor, rescuing Wade, splitting the Quinns, explaining Colin, liberating Earth Prime from the Kromaggs -- and all of these stories are completely separate plots with their own individual core themes and emotional points. Even a resurrected Ernest Hemingway would take a look at this shopping list of tasks to be accomplished in one story and kill himself again.

So "Convergence" does something clever by piggy-backing off "Slide Effects." "Slide Effects" was effectively triggering a system restore on SLIDERS, activating a backup of the original SLIDERS made before the Professor's death. "Convergence" then has original sliders encounter the Season 5 sliders -- and by making it clear that the Season 2 sliders are not the Season 5 sliders but a separate set entirely, "Convergence" is clear that our sliders have accidentally slid into somebody else's TV show and are looking at a version of their lives where everything went horribly wrong.

This is a very neat approach. I have read every Season 6 fanfic and I think "Convergence"'s approach in having the Season 2 and Season 5 casts meet each other as doubles is truly unique among SLIDERS stories, and that's even before the beautiful Lego work.

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ireactions wrote:

This is a very neat approach. I have read every Season 6 fanfic and I think "Convergence"'s approach in having the Season 2 and Season 5 casts meet each other as doubles is truly unique among SLIDERS stories, and that's even before the beautiful Lego work.

Thank you for your review smile I'm happy that you like it! I know that I've made things very fast in this episode, probably in real show there should be 2 or even 3 episodes about this story, but I wanted to get all missing Sliders as fast as possible.

In the past I wanted Season 6 to be concentrated on resurrecting the old cast, for example in one episode Arturo would be back, in the next one Quinn, in next Wade... But I've decided that the core of Season 6 should be the rule "every episode = new world, new adventure". That's why I've included explanations of "The Seer" clifhanger at the very end, so it won't take too much time. I wanted to focus on original 4 Sliders but in the same time I wanted to make a closure for the rest. But as you noticed our original 4 Sliders have met only Maggie, Colin, Mallory and Diana (and some other guest stars wink ). The alternative Sliders are searching home, they are somewhere. I think that if in this episode not 8 but 12 Sliders met, it would be probably too much xD

So... wait for the next, the final episode! smile

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Many Season 6 writers have tried to resurrect the cast one 'episode' at a time -- and it still doesn't quite work because there's something very artificial about it. It makes sense to have Rembrandt come out of his vortex to find the original Professor who finds a way to return to "The Seer" Earth to split the Quinns.

But then it becomes contrived that the Professor and Quinn can shortly retrieve Colin who quickly reveals that he's a Kromagg-created clone and spy who reveals that the Earth in "Genesis" wasn't the Earth in the Pilot. And that Wade turns out to be alive with her appearance in "Requiem" being a clone as well. There's no rationale for why all these events happen in rapid succession except that they're on the writer's to-do list, but there's also no narrative purpose to having a lot of sidequests with the Season 5 cast when the end goal is to restore the original cast.

"Slide Effects" by Tracy Torme does well to have all the characters restored by Page 1 simply by having time rewound to the Pilot with everyone alive again. And "Convergence" does well to have the original sliders encounter the Season 5 sliders and experience these events at a slight remove where they're learning about an alternative set of sliders and their story.

There's another issue with resurrecting the original cast -- the situation demands an explanation for why Seasons 1 - 2 had alternate histories but Season 3 suddenly had dragons and vampires and Dream Masters and breeder parasites and shapeshifting serial killers. Some aspects of Season 3 can fit into the Season 1 - 2 mythos as advanced technology -- the killer robots and the zombies being genetically mutilated humans -- but Season 3 flat out declares that magic swords and telekinetic vampires and supernatural fogs and immortality-granting slugs are a part of the SLIDERS multiverse. Yet, Seasons 4 - 5 abruptly features no magic at all and insists that any fantasy elements are technological. What's going on here?

"Slide Effects" guardedly indicated that all the monsters and such were the result of the Kromagg mixing and matching the experiences of different sets of sliders and warping various details into the version we saw on TV. But one wonders -- why did the alternative sliders experience all these odd paranormal events where the original sliders only ran into Dream Masters and dragons?

Temporal Flux once half-seriously offered an explanation: Logan St. Clair altered the timer in "Double Cross." The timer originally used a laser-gyro system to serve as the geographic spectrum stabilizer, keeping the sliders within two miles. Logan put in a whispering gallery system which widened the range to 400 miles. If I recall correctly: TF suggested that it also widened the multiversal range of the timer; that the multiverse may be arranged in 'stacks' of universes; the Earths in Seasons 1 - 2 were in the same stack and operated on the same scientific principles whereas the whispering gallery shifted the sliders into encountering multiverses in other stacks containing monsters and magic and abominations like Colonel Rickman and Maggie Beckett.

The PVTOnline Season 6 fan fiction embraced this idea wholeheartedly. When the timer switched to the Egyptian timer, the sliders cannibalized the original device for parts to keep the new device working and they continued in the same paranormal stack until after "This Slide of Paradise" when Quinn's repairs to the timer to track Rembrandt and Wade repositioned them within a stack of technology driven parallel worlds.

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ireactions wrote:

Temporal Flux once half-seriously offered an explanation: Logan St. Clair altered the timer in "Double Cross." The timer originally used a laser-gyro system to serve as the geographic spectrum stabilizer, keeping the sliders within two miles. Logan put in a whispering gallery system which widened the range to 400 miles. If I recall correctly: TF suggested that it also widened the multiversal range of the timer; that the multiverse may be arranged in 'stacks' of universes; the Earths in Seasons 1 - 2 were in the same stack and operated on the same scientific principles whereas the whispering gallery shifted the sliders into encountering multiverses in other stacks containing monsters and magic and abominations like Colonel Rickman and Maggie Beckett.

The PVTOnline Season 6 fan fiction embraced this idea wholeheartedly. When the timer switched to the Egyptian timer, the sliders cannibalized the original device for parts to keep the new device working and they continued in the same paranormal stack until after "This Slide of Paradise" when Quinn's repairs to the timer to track Rembrandt and Wade repositioned them within a stack of technology driven parallel worlds.

Interesting theory! I've never heard about this.

ireactions wrote:

Wade turns out to be alive with her appearance in "Requiem" being a clone as well.

Why do you think this Wade was a clone? First in "Convergence" I wanted to explain it this way - this Cyberiad-Wade was only a clone and the rest of the Sliders would meet real-alternate Wade some other way, but then I decided that I prefere thinking that Season 5 cast really met Wade. Yes, she was badly wounded, she almost died, but she survived, probably with a lot of scars... The Year Five Journal convinced me that it was real Wade and she didn't die at the end of "Requiem".

https://earthprime.com/year-5-journal/requiem-journal

"The most important provision was that, in the end, somehow the audience must know that Wade is somehow alive and well, perhaps in some kind of altered state."

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I didn’t think the Wade in “Convergence” was a clone — but many Season 6 writers have taken that tactic because “Requiem” indicated that Wade’s body had been destroyed but her consciousness was somehow still in existence.

When writing my own SLIDERS stories, I’ve generally decided that I don’t want Wade to be a rape victim and I also have trouble believing that the Kromaggs would have even been able to hold Wade captive for more than a week. This is Wade Welles we’re talking about.

And you and I clearly agree that it’s absurd that the master manipulator Kromaggs would have wasted an asset like Wade by sending her to a rape camp when they had plans for Quinn; they would likely have made her a sleeper agent and returned her to Quinn to spy on him as opposed to creating a clone to pretend to be his brother.

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There was a point when Recall and I were hammering out the beats of an alternate season 4, where "Mother and Child" actually resulted in the rescue of Wade. Our version was "Mother and Child" in name only (if that; I can't remember), and the nature of the breeding camps was changed dramatically as well.

The idea was that, instead of it being a place where Kromaggs can get their rocks off, it was a highly technological and sterile facility  where the human subjects were not raped, but were "incubators" of Kromagg children. The women are barely even aware it's happening, since they're in suspended animation/stasis throughout the ordeal. The Sliders stage a daring infiltration of the facility and rescue Wade - but the cliffhanger reveal is that Wade has been successfully implanted.

Successive episodes dealt with Wade struggling to get an abortion on another world while trying to acclimate herself to sliding again. She would have paired off in an unlikely friendship with Colin, who could lend a sympathetic ear to her plight since he was a stranger. Quinn would have to slowly earn her trust again, since she blamed him, in part, for her predicament.

In any case, there would have been no rape. It was clinical, surgical, and showed how little regard the Kromaggs held for humanity. That's the way it could have been on the series as well, but, well... David Peckinpah is a perv!

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Yeah, in my Season 6 I also rejected a rape. I wanted to be sure that Wade wasn't hurt too much. I've written this:

http://www.sliders.pl/summary6_12_en.php
Wade began her story about how she was kidnapped by the Dynasty from the same prison where Remmy was held. First Wade was transported to the breeding colony, where she met, among others, Christina Griffin. However, she was quickly taken to the next world, because the Kromaggs did not want to make her a slave. They wanted to be careful with her in case they would need her as a bargaining chip against Quinn, who was looking for a way to bypass the Slidecage. She was imprisoned in a cell with good conditions until the plan of bypassing the Slidecage with Quinn's help was lost. Then the Kromaggs decided to use their backup plan. They put Wells in a jar of green liquid as the ultimate weapon called a Cyberiad.

Btw, I've just posted a funny Lego-video about rescuing Quinn and Colin xD >> https://twitter.com/SlidersPL/status/13 … 0557433858 This is the interpretation of my story made by Agata, Brick Lady wink

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Eeeeeek, Quinn restored!!!

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I have to say, I am deeply disappointed in Transmodiar. I was hoping he would chastise me for saying Wade Welles could not be held captive, saying I have a ridiculously overinflated view of the sliders' abilities.

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I always liked Recall and Transmodiar's idea that the commandant in "Genesis" telling Quinn that "once a woman's had a Magg, she can never go back" was just a jibe to upset Quinn and that the real rape camps were sterile, sexless labs (much like my personality at times).

I have always been deeply, deeply uncomfortable with Wade being in a rape camp. The term "breeder camp" is, to me, an unacceptable euphemism because Peckinpah (apparently) couldn't get away with saying "rape" on television at the time. Peckinpah wanted to hurt Sabrina Lloyd by raping her character. When a fan in pre-Season 4 online chat asked Kari Wuhrer how Sabrina would be written out, Kari Wuhrer said, "With some fun and humor: you see, she's good breeding stock."

There is a special place in hell for men who abuse women with rape jokes -- but given that Peckinpah was reeling from the grief of his teenaged son's death and in the throes of a serious drug addiction at the time that would ultimately kill him, I no longer hope that he's in hell. I hope he found peace and found his way back home.

There is a special place in hell for women who abuse other women with rape jokes -- but Kari Wuhrer apologized to Sabrina Lloyd and Lloyd accepted it. Also, Wuhrer found her career take a serious hit when her breast implants malfunctioned and she had them removed, and her career took another hit when she got fired off a soap opera for being pregnant and not being conventionally attractive to the male gaze. Maybe that was her hell and she's served her sentence and been released.

Wade Welles should not have been put in this position, should not have been used this way.

But paradoxically, I also find it incredibly offensive and upsetting to retcon Wade's rape out of the story. I think it is outrageous to say that women need to forget having been raped. And yet, I have done it twice in my own SLIDERS stories: "Slide Effects" declares that the Wade we saw from Season 3 onward was a double -- an amalgamation of 37 doubles -- which indicates one of the 37 Wades was raped, just not the Wade we met in the Pilot and whose adventures we followed for the Tracy Torme years.

Most women aren't going to discover that their trauma and assaults were actually a hallucinatory telepathic prison and also experienced by a double from a parallel universe.

SLIDERS REBORN declares that there were two timelines: one where the original sliders experienced four years of wonderful adventures together, but then Dr. Oberon Geiger's Combine experiment ripped Quinn and all his doubles out of existence and corrupted reality, retroactively altering the past into the version of SLIDERS that we saw on TV with monsters, magic, the invasion of Earth, Wade's capture, etc. -- and then the disembodied post-"Requiem" Wade is reset and restored to her original timeline self, a version who has no memory of the corrupted timeline.

Most women probably aren't going to have reality rewritten around them to excise having been attacked.

I can't defend my writing (and Transmodiar might say I shouldn't, haha). At least "Convergence" indicates that the Kromaggs were just trying to upset Quinn and of course they wouldn't have done anything to damage a valuable intelligence asset like Wade Welles. They would have had far more important uses for her.

In my stories -- I simply did not feel that Wade or the readers would be well-served by giving David Peckinpah's violent fantasies about Sabrina Lloyd any more oxygen. But I do not defend the offensive implications of that decision.

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A final word: one of the characters in SLIDERS REBORN is Laurel, Quinn Mallory's teenaged daughter. She's based on my niece and when I was writing SLIDERS REBORN, she assumed veto power over anything and everything involving her character. There was a scene where some men corner Laurel and try to rape her and Laurel discovers she has fighting skills she didn't realize she had.

My niece told me that she'd appreciate not being put in such a scene because the threat of rape had a weight and horror that was well beyond what my lightweight sci-fi sitcom adventure could portray appropriately. I rewrote the scene so that Laurel would be cornered by men seeking to harvest her organs which turned out to be far more disturbing and suited to the story.

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So here it is smile After 20 years of waiting for the answers it’s the end of Sliders!

Sliders.PL presents 6x13 „Convergence, Part II” - - THE LAST EPISODE OF SLIDERS! Please let me know what do you think about the story!

Read the summary >> www.sliders.pl/summary6_13_en.php
Read the description with many details! (and see new Brick Sliders photos!) >> www.sliders.pl/description6_13.php.

Full Season 6 is published here >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Photos of Brick Sliders by Agata Agl.

P.S. Soon there will be contests with prizes for Sliders fans! smile

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Cez wrote:

THE LAST EPISODE OF SLIDERS!

You're not going to do a season seven?

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pilight wrote:
Cez wrote:

THE LAST EPISODE OF SLIDERS!

You're not going to do a season seven?

No, this is the end smile This was my goal from the beginning - to end this show with good (I hope) ending for all main 8 characters. Please read the last episode (summary AND description!) and you will know why this is the end for me wink Of course there is possibility to make a continuation for alternate group of Sliders (I left "open gate"), so maybe one day... wink Or someone else will do it.

For me this is the end of the story, but soon we will post more photos of Brick Sliders in our social media, so you can follow us here:

https://twitter.com/SlidersPL
https://www.facebook.com/SlidersPL
https://www.instagram.com/sliderspl/

So, what do you think about ending for all 8 characters? wink

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January 20, 2021 will be a significant day in American history. It's the day LEGO SLIDERS SEASON 6 released its finale!

I haven't been a huge fan of the SLIDERS comic books, but when Cez shifted to original stories, SEASON 6 really notched up, in my opinion. The finale is a great success: it presents the original sliders and the alternative sliders side by side and gives closure to one set and a continuing adventure for the other.

The only real criticisms I'd have of SEASON 6 are for the parts that Cez didn't write. The comics were a peculiar product borne of writers and artists who weren't sufficiently familiar with the series, who prioritized the comic so indifferently that they often didn't finish drawing their pages. Regardless, the comics were used, and while I disagree with that, Cez' original work makes clever use of plot points from "Darkest Hour: Ticking Clock" in order to set up a path for the original sliders to get home -- while also offering a path for the alternative sliders.

The echoes of "The Exodus" are an effective mirror, using that ghastly SLIDERS episode for an emotional SLIDERS finale. Cez has a real gift for taking some of the worst points of the SLIDERS mythos and reversing their effect. The flat emptiness of "The Exodus" is reworked into an uplifting moment of peace as well as grief, and it creates a strong thematic link with "Slide Effects" also recreating moments of the past (intentionally or not). The epic widescreen action format is effective in trouncing the Kromaggs and Zercurvians and the more intimate moments with Arturo and his double confronting each other also work well, especially in the Lego format. The Lego does a stirring job of presenting Arturo-2's scenes with his double and the final image is truly victorious, triumphant and uplifting.

It's a good ending for a series that embraces both the original and alternative sliders and the use of the Golden Gate Bridge at the end is stirring, iconic and powerful. It's a lovely choice to get the original sliders home while the alternative sliders still search, leaving the series both at a peaceful end and with the adventure continuing.

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Thank you ireactions for your review! smile I'm honoured that the author of Slide Effects and Sliders Reborn likes my vision of the ending! smile

I wanted to make sure that original Sliders come back to Earth Prime, to real Earth Prime smile This is why the comics fit to my idea perfectly, because they introduced the returning to Earth Prime. This is why the last scene is so short. I didn't want Sliders to meet with their families etc - because it all happened in previous episode "Ticking Clock". In the last scene of "Convergence" there is only a smile which says that yes, they are finally home and they are safe, nobody tracks them. Also Arturo's illness from comic "Deadly Secrets" fits and Zercurvian race also fits as a race that is more powerful than Kromaggs, so while two dogs are fighting for a bone, a third runs away with it. We didn't see "on screen" the destruction of the two Zercurvian ships (I assume they were completly destroyed and the race died), but what if they survived? Would they hunt now not humans but Kromaggs? wink

In Season 6 finale I wanted to create a closure not only for most of the cliffhangers from the show, but also for comics. For example the comics never explained if Zercurvians are dead or not. In my story Logan rescued them but then they killed her. It was established in the comics that the leader of Zercurvians kills every Mallory he meets, so it fits also to Logan wink Sorry Logan xD

Yes, I intentionally made a mirror-scene based on Exodus, where the death of Professor was for me so pointless, so hurting... We didn't know in that moment that it could be fake Professor. It was heartbreaking. In "Convergence" I wanted to use a motive from "Final Destination" hehe wink where death is unstoppable. So another fake Arturo has to die, but before he died he returned home, he confessed, he said sorry and Sliders forgave him.

In my opinion after my Season 6 two sequels are possible wink

1) a story about alternate Sliders. It could take place even now, 21 years after the end wink Maybe alternate Quinn, Wade, Remmy and Arturo are still searching their Earth Prime, hmm?

2) a story about Diana's scientific-military teams with a new, younger cast. I can see this as a spin-off of Sliders in a "StarGate SG-1" formula, where in every episode the team discovers a new world. But every time they easly come back to home. This is why I always prefered Sliders than StarGate, because in Sliders the heroes can't control the travel. It's more interesting for me.

So why I've based most of the episodes on comic books? I can remember that I came up with this idea here, on this forum big_smile In 2016 after I've read Slide Effects I've asked some quastions and I've written this >> "we can assume that after Slide Effects take place Sliders official comics with original cast and the timer" http://sliders.tv/bboard/viewtopic.php?pid=2431#p2431 I fell in love in Slide Effects so much and I liked the idea to place the official comics right after this fanfic, but I still needed the conclusion, the answers, so I've written it as a two-part finale.

And why I wanted the conclusion so much? Here is the story of my life xD

When I was a kid in 90s I loved Sliders so much and in 2004 I've created the first and only Polish website about Sliders. For example there are summaries of all 88 episodes, for example the Pilot >> http://www.sliders.pl/summary1.php Since the beginning I knew I wanted to make season 6 in the form of fan fiction. I even asked Alexslider from German website Sliders Dimension to make for me intro for season 6, which is on my channell and it's quite popular >> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NjB2m5IePrA

I knew that in my season 6 all 8 Sliders has to be included. My initial vision of season 6 has changed completly when I've read Slide Effects! smile But as you know there are things that I wanted to conclude. I wanted to show what happened to alternate 8 Sliders. In March 2020 there was 25th anniversary of Sliders. After so many years I've decided - now or never. I wanted to do season 6 since 2004 so I had to do it now. In spring I've started to think about it. I've decided that Slide Effect will be a pilot of my season 6. I also knew how I wanted to end this season, how two last episodes would look like. Then I was wondering what about rest? It was also the time when I was buying some stuff to my Sliders collection. It was then when I've bought on Ebay all Sliders comics. I've read them many years ago thanks to PDF but now I have them on paper.

When I've re-read them I thought that these adventures with original four Sliders, with original timer, fit perfectly to the soft reboot described in Slide Effects. Yes, I wanted to include in my story all 8 Sliders but I was sure that most of fans want to see new episodes with original four. In the same time I knew that Maggie, Colin, Mallory and Diana have to appear in that season somehow. And they did. This is a compromise I think - people are happy that most of the episodes is about original 4, but there is also small space for conclusion for additional 4 Sliders and conclusion of the cliffhanger from "The Seer".

So why comics? Because I like the idea "new episode, new world" and I think it's a great opportunity to add these adventures from comics to the timeline. I know that comics take place in parallel to season 1 and 2, but hey - why not to place it after Season 5? wink The last reason why comics is just practical. I wanted to post my episodes in the same form as my summaries of 88 episodes of Sliders. Every time I've posted a summary there were miniature photos from this episode. So I've asked myself - what photos will I use if I create my own stories? Yes, I've used some photos from original episodes when I've posted my interpretation of Slide Effects, but would it work for all 13 episodes? Probably I would have some problems to find good scenes from original show. So I decided that I will use drawings from comics instead! big_smile Of course I needed to use scenes from original show again when I posted two-part finale, because it's not based on comics anymore.

So I've written Polish texts during summer 2020. Then on September I needed someone who would translate it for me into English. I've asked Agata, who I know only online from my fanpage on Facebook. She agreed and also as a Lego fan she asked me if she could illustrate season 6 using Lego figures big_smile Of course I've agreed! big_smile I think that if she hasn't added Lego to this project, it woldn't be so popular.

About the last scene with the Golden Gate Bridge. It was very personal and sentimental for me! smile I will write soon more why I've chosen this place for a final scene smile

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I agree: using "Darkest Hour: Ticking Clock" allowed you to bypass the need for a more extensive homecoming. They already made it home in a previous story and knew they were home, now they get to go back and stay. It's an effective choice and a good use of an otherwise very odd story in SLIDERS canon, to put it mildly.

This is something a lot of SLIDERS writers do -- including myself. We want Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo back. But we are also inclined to make use of the SLIDERS mythos despite its positively diseased state in Seasons 3 - 5. We want to turn an incoherent mess of haphazard incompetence into a meaningful tapestry. I get the sense you actually liked the comic books, however, and did not hold them in any disregard at all.

I definitely did that in my own SLIDERS writing to a degree -- which is to say that when I needed a lady scientist, it was wasteful to use anyone other than Diana Davis. When I needed a gunslinging action girl, I brought in Maggie. When I needed Quinn to confide in a hallucinatory friend, I chose Mallory. When I needed a monotone voice for an artificial intelligence, it was Colin's voice. When in an unwritten Part 7, I needed some technology to instantly heal someone of a genetic dysfunction, I used the nanites from "New Gods For Old." The finale for SLIDERS REBORN features the dinosaur, the super-intelligent snakes, the breeder parasites, the fat craving zombies, the animal-human hybrids, the underground predators, the scarab, the giant worm, the remote controlled cars that shoot lasers, the dragon and the magic sword and the Dream Masters.

Transmodiar pointed out how odd this was and this is common among all SLIDERS writers. Despite preferring the first two seasons of SLIDERS, despite seeking to remove the third, fourth and fifth seasons, SLIDERS writers seem to invariably gravitate towards incorporating Maggie, Colin, Mallory and Diana. Why?

My thinking is that when we resurrect Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo, we are engaged in a revolutionary act of optimism. We are declaring that our worst moments don't have to define us. That the most traumatic events in our lives are not our lives as a whole. That whatever we've lost can be found again, that what is destroyed can be rebuilt, that the people we care about can find a way to return and that the sliders will always come back.

It is a fundamentally forgiving perspective on SLIDERS and this gentle redemption seems selfish and selective if restricted solely to Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo. Despite the fact that Maggie, Colin, Mallory and Diana weren't part of the original sliders, to exclude them is ultimately not a very SLIDERS-esque attitude because SLIDERS is not an exclusive series where privilege and position are restricted only to the chosen elite. SLIDERS is about a computer repair technician, a salesgirl, a washed up musician who specializes in a dated musical form and a genius professor who never received the recognition he deserved. SLIDERS is an inherently welcoming show that will, in its truest self, welcome both the original and the alternative characters back into the story.

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can't wait to check this out!

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RussianCabbie_Lotteryfan wrote:

can't wait to check this out!

Please check this out, read the summary and the description of the last two episodes and please let me know what do you think about this very end smile

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Today I've posted a video - my vision how the last scene of the show could look like smile

You can find it here >> THE ENDING https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI5AVU2Gj-U

http://www.sliders.pl/gfx/odcinki/season6/ep13_07.jpg

So why I've chosen the Golden Gate Bridge as the background of the last scene? I've said it was personal - it's because the photo I've used is mine, I've taken this photo in 2015! I was there! smile (I've made the bridge a little more red, because on my photo it was too greyish).

I know that probably for people from America to be in San Francisco isn't a big deal. For me it is wink I live in Poland, in Cental Europe and I was born when communism era was ending. During my childhood I've heard many times about American Dream, but USA was absolutly unachievable  for me. Then in 2015 I was invited by Microsoft and Square Enix for E3 in Los Angeles - a big event about video games. I'm the admin of the biggest and the oldest Tomb Raider fansite in Poland www.LaraCroft.pl and this is how I was invited. Then I had to go to US Embassy in Warsaw for my visa - yeah Poles had to have a visa to go to USA in that time...

So when I've spent one week in Los Angeles I knew I had to go to Universal Studios to see some Sliders sets! And I did! xD Then I visited Santa Monica - there is a pier where "Dream Masters" were filmed. And finally I went to San Francisco just for one day to visit The Golden Gate Bridge! smile It was iconic for me and the symbol of Sliders so I had to visit it. When I was there I imagined that this was a place where Sliders could be many years ago (yeah, I know that San Francisco was played by Vancouver, but nevermind xD ) So the photo you can see was taken by me over 5 years ago. I love the thought that the place where I was standing could be the place of the final slide smile

So for me, for person from former communist country, it was a big deal. And after California I also spent one week in New York <3 My dreams came true back then. I have a plan to come back to America in the future, but the most important things for me I've already seen smile

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Well. I love the 2017 TOMB RAIDER movie. I've never finished one of the games, but I was really impressed with Alicia Vikander's abdominal muscles and boxer's bearing and hyperferocity in combat. It's cool that your love of the games got you a trip to Los Angeles!

I think it's really cool that you put your real life into your story. I think that's something SLIDERS writers are compelled to do; we want to bring the sliders into our world because on some level, they have the technology to come here and on a more intimate and personal level, the sliders are our friends. We travelled with them on a frightening and enlightening journey. We connected with them through grief and joy. We care about them and want to see Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo stick together through thick and thin no matter what's happening on camera or behind it (thanks, Annie Fish).

I really relate to this. When writing SLIDERS REBORN, I was developing my relationship with my niece Lauren and wondered how Quinn Mallory at age 44 (which he would be in 2015) would handle dealing with a loudmouthed, strident, bold teenaged girl with the volatility of a firecracker and a mean right hook. And I gave Quinn a teenaged daughter. The sliders are our friends; we want to see their milestones. We want to see them grow and bond and connect and move forward and know that they'll be okay. We want to know that it's not that embarrassing for us to get punched off our chairs by a teenaged girl when we say the wrong thing because Quinn Mallory's daughter can also knock him on his ass with an angry fist.

Sliders.

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LOL, Agata, Brick Lady, has made me a surprise - she created Brick version of me big_smile

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EswqmARWMAAACVq?format=jpg&amp;name=4096x4096

About Tomb Raider - the last movie from 2018 was good, but I prefer Angelina Jolie as Lara Croft wink I prefer classic Lara than this rebooted Lara. You should try the games! smile

Your two last paragraphs - interesting theory! I agree! smile

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So today I’m starting the contest related to the virtual Season 6 in which you can win t-shirts! smile You just need to read my episodes and then answer two simple questions! I have included the contest rules in the attached graphic.

The virtual Season 6 >> >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

Send the answers and your name to the e-mail sliders@tcz.pl, write “Sliders Contest” as a subject. In the e-mail please also share your opinion about my virtual season, especially about the ending. Please also like my social media smile

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Pretty exciting! :-)

I ran a SLIDERS contest once in a fit of enthusiasm. It was on March 21, 2015 -- 24 hours to the 20th anniversary. The four page screenplay to Part 1 was done. But Part 2 -- it still wasn't ready and I needed to go through it and rewrite all the dialogue to better capture the actor's voices. Except as I was about to do this final pass, this ridiculously loud party began blasting music through my floors. I called the building super, the police and the army, but as they were busy with real emergencies, I was forced to leave my home and rent a hotel room and lock myself in with my laptop and just hammer away at the script.

As I was typing, it occurred to me that I had a lot of miscellaneous characters -- Rembrandt's Accountant, Teacher #4, Cop #2, Librarian #1, Book Store Customer #6 -- and I should make all of these characters doubles of guest stars from the original show. I proceeded to, in a burst of lunacy, decide to hold a contest. Anyone who could identify all of these returning guest-stars in SLIDERS REBORN's debut scripts would receive a DVD box set of SLIDERS. My zero dollar project was now $180 overbudget.

Nobody won. Nobody won because nobody could identify Rembrandt's accountant, a distinguished older gentleman named Marc with an English accent. (It's the Seer as played by Roy Dotrice.) People could easily pick out The Ranger and The Poacher from "In Dino Veritas," Amy from "The Chasm," Ms. Hanley from "The Guardian," Sheilah Brice from "Slide Like an Egyptian" and "Heavy Metal," Arlo from "Please Press One" -- probably because of search engines and IMDB because where characters didn't have first or last names, I gave them the names of their actors (Alessandra Petlin who played The Ranger in "Dino" received her actress' name, Mark Sheppard's Jack from "Net Worth" was named Jack Sheppard, "El Sid"'s Sid played by Jeffrey Dean Morgan became Sid Morgan, Garry Chalk's Lieutenant Graves from "Time and Again World" became Garry Graves). Slider_Quinn21 told me that he could feel my joy leap off the page when he read the words, "It's Pavel! From the Pilot! And a few other episodes!"

Anyway. I owe SLIDERS fans a DVD box set and I'm happy to see to it that Cez's Season 6 will let me provide one at last.

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ireactions wrote:

Anyway. I owe SLIDERS fans a DVD box set and I'm happy to see to it that Cez's Season 6 will let me provide one at last.

Yes, thank you so much! smile After the first contest ends, we will make the second one in the second half of February smile

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I'm so happy because one of the largest pop culture portals in Poland, naEKRANIE.pl, has just written about Agata's and my project of the virtual Season 6 of Sliders <3

https://naekranie.pl/aktualnosci/slider … 1612174256

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Only 2 days left till the end of the contest! I wait for your answers only on Monday and Tuesday. Please send them to sliders@tcz.pl smile

You have a chance to win a t-shirt! The rules >> http://sliders.tv/bboard/viewtopic.php?pid=11059#p11059

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ATTENTION! I'm extending the contest to Monday 15th February, because I’ve got no correct answer from international fans. You can still win a second Sliders t-shirt! smile The first t-shirt has just been won by a Sliders fan from Poland, who scored 24 points - congratulations! smile

Once again, I remind you the rules of the competition! Send e-mail with an answer to sliders@tcz.pl.

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In the virtual Season 6 Quinn and Wade are a romantic couple smile

You still have a chance to win a Sliders t-shirt in the contest which ends on Monday. To this moment I haven't got any correct answer, so you still have a chance to win a t-shirt. Just send e-mail with answers to my address sliders@tcz.pl. Good luck!

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Sabrina Lloyd has answered my question on her Instastories! <3 smile She likes Brick Sliders! smile There were also other questions asked by other Sliders fans smile

The virtual Season 6 >> >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

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I present you the alternate, brick ending of the Virtual Season 6! smile Do you remember that I didn’t explain what happened to alternate four original Sliders? wink “Oh no…!”

WATCH the new ending smile >> www.facebook.com/SlidersPL/posts/2556016391367599

Here you can watch the original ending >> www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI5AVU2Gj-U

and here you can read the original ending >>  www.sliders.pl/summary6_13_en.php

Video made by @BrickLadyAgata

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Cez wrote:

Sabrina Lloyd has answered my question on her Instastories! <3 smile She likes Brick Sliders! smile There were also other questions asked by other Sliders fans smile

The virtual Season 6 >> >> www.sliders.pl/season6.php

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvAf-JwXAAEV0XH?format=jpg&amp;name=4096x4096

i love it!

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Cez wrote:

I present you the alternate, brick ending of the Virtual Season 6! smile Do you remember that I didn’t explain what happened to alternate four original Sliders? wink “Oh no…!”

WATCH the new ending smile >> www.facebook.com/SlidersPL/posts/2556016391367599

Here you can watch the original ending >> www.youtube.com/watch?v=LI5AVU2Gj-U

and here you can read the original ending >>  www.sliders.pl/summary6_13_en.php

Video made by @BrickLadyAgata


https://pbs.twimg.com/media/EvVvKYyXMAwaNeu?format=jpg&amp;name=large

how great.  looking forward to checking it out.

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I really like this! The original ending strikes me as the one to use. It used the previous story, "Ticking Clock," to have the sliders already having made it home only to leave again. As a result, the series finale could do a short and sweet homecoming where the sliders make it back and are there to stay this time. The presence of the alternative sliders, in my view, clutter the clean, simple clarity of the original, so I'm glad the original was the one that was used.

Having the sliders get home was always a narrative hurdle. The original series faced it with "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome," daring to ask what would happen after the sliders got home while acknowledging that so long as the series continued, this could never be allowed as that would end the show. "Genesis" attempted to move the goalposts with an alien invasion. SLIDERS REBORN devotes six screenplays to what happens after getting home and creates a San Francisco that's an interdimensional hub so that the sliders remain sliders even after getting home. But Cez identified a solution that is deft, clever, effective and simple -- and Quinn Mallory would be proud of that kind of problem solving.

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On another note...

Cez and I recently had a chat and he has elected to not go forward with the DVD box set contest? Why? He barely got any responses to the T-shirt contest.

I'm sorry to see that. It is likely that the people who enjoyed the Lego and shared the posts did not necessarily read the stories; they just liked the way the Lego illustrated the stories even if they didn't have any context for the scenes -- but it's thanks to Cez that there was something to illustrate and it's his creative direction that sets the parameters for the visuals.

But regardless, LEGO SLIDERS is a success. It's a success because the actors who were in the show enjoyed and supported this fan project, it made a wonderful social media splash, it created some delightful imagery in the format of Lego, and Cez and Agata have accomplished something wonderful -- something I myself could not do. My material had a much smaller audience than LEGO SLIDERS; to date, I only know of 25 people who actually read SLIDERS REBORN.

It doesn't really matter, though. What really matters with this sort of project is producing and completing it. We don't write SLIDERS stories for fame or notoriety or popularity. We write them because Quinn, Wade, Rembrandt and Arturo are our friends and we want them to get home and Cez gave the sliders a good closing adventure and a happy ending. However many people read the content, however many participated in a contest around that content -- it doesn't matter. What matters is that the content was created that it exists and that it is available.

My only regret is to not give a DVD set to this contest. I made the offer because in many ways, LEGO SLIDERS and SLIDERS REBORN are competitors. And in many ways, LEGO SLIDERS' has dwarfed SLIDERS REBORN. But in recent years, I have made a decision to never be threatened by other people's achievements, but to instead champion and celebrate them, to be inspired by them, and to let their successes show me how to overcome my own shortcomings.

I made this decision when observing that Temporal Flux's SLIDERS DECLASSIFIED was a better SLIDERS story than any I could ever write myself -- and helped him convert it from the comic book plot format into the screenplay format. I made that decision again when I observed that LEGO SLIDERS was getting acclaim from Jerry O'Connell and John Rhys-Davies and offered Cez an additional contest prize.

And out of appreciation for LEGO SLIDERS' success, I am going to give Cez and Agata each a special SLIDERS gift that I won't describe here, but I think they'll be happy with it and I hope they will see that it is to acknowledge their extraordinary contributions to SLIDERS.

Congratulations. You should both be very proud.

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I've been consistently impressed with LEGO SLIDERS and fascinated by its success and the way it's been such a winner with the actors. I've marvelled to Cez in private about how incredible the response has been and congratulated him on the astonishing feedback.  Cez and Agata tapped into something with LEGO SLIDERS -- and I've been trying to better understand it by re-reading all the episode summaries and reviewing all the photos and going over Cez and Agata's social media feeds and listening to the Sliders.PL radio interview in Polish with Cez and Agata.

https://www.radiotczew.pl/wiadomosci/46 … w-VhprvBQY

I don't speak Polish, but even so, listening to 34 minutes of Cez and Agata's passion and enthusiasm was a delight -- and now, I think I know why LEGO SLIDERS was so successful.

I think LEGO SLIDERS reverberates with love for the show and the actors due to the intricate detail of the figurines. When John Rhys-Davies saw his own visage in Lego, he felt touched and moved that somebody would recreate his likeness in Lego and give his Lego avatar new adventures and new travels and new life and a happy ending. When Jerry O'Connell and Kari Wuhrer saw themselves in Lego, they felt appreciated in seeing how someone would care so much about them and their work to pay tribute to them in such a playful and delicately loving way. When people feel loved and validated, they respond.

Cez had another (another) video request for me at one point; he asked if I could get him the Season 3 credits with the Season 4 music for a total of 10 SLIDERS opening titles. I had to trim a few seconds of the S3 credits at the start to get the sync right, but yes. https://mega.nz/folder/1MshGIpQ#7HRWwPDyATQpLT33sqK-EQ

It did take 4 - 5 minutes of thought and care in Adobe Premiere. It's not as amazing an achievement as writing fanfic that got the attention and approval of the actors. If Torme's revival bid doesn't work out, maybe Cez and Agata could someday lead a LEGO SLIDERS animated film and hire Temporal Flux to write it.

85 (edited by Cez 2021-03-09 10:34:11)

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Thank you again for these words smile It really must have been interesting to listen to Polish voices xDDD

I'm so happy that last summer, after I finished writing these summaries in Polish, I decided that they had to be translated into English. It was then when I've asked for help Agata and then she asked me what if she could illustrate my Virtual Season 6 with photos of Brick Sliders smile

ireactions, please remember that the core of the Virtual Season 6 is your script of Slide Effects smile Many years ago I was so impressed by it so I decided that I need to write a sequel. So I think the success of the Virtual Season 6 is the success not only Agata's or mine, but also yours! smile

Btw, I can compare the Virtual Season 6 to bricks hehe smile I've used many existing things like Slide Effects, like comic books and also popular fan theories about Kromaggs or Quinn's parents. I've used these things as bricks, then using them I've built the complete, ultimate Season 6 and at the end of it I've added my ending which combined everything together.

My project wouldn't exist if not a creative work of other people who did other projects before me smile

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

It's nice of you to say that, but I am sure that if I hadn't converted the "Slide Effects" story into a script, you would have still gotten the story out of the Torme interview in which he gave the plot.

I couldn't understand the specific words you and Agata were saying in your separate interviews, but love is a language unto itself and a love for SLIDERS even moreso.

Thank you.

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Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Happy 26th Anniversary! smile On 22nd March 1995 The Pilot of Sliders was broadcasted for the first time! And it was then when all four Sliders first time travelled to a parallel world – to the Frozen World smile

Sliders.PL team is happy to announce that we will continue posting photos of Brick Sliders smile There won’t be Season 7, but we are going to illustrate episodes of Seasons 1-5 with Bricks, the same as we did with the Virtual Season 6! smile

We will post new photos made by Agata from time to time. Today please enjoy the Frozen World!

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/ExGJEsiXAAAdGAP?format=jpg&amp;name=large

Social media:

https://twitter.com/SlidersPL
https://www.facebook.com/SlidersPL
https://www.instagram.com/sliderspl

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Very cool Cez.  And very clever!

89 (edited by Brick Lady Agata 2021-10-08 14:26:53)

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Hi everyone,
the fan fic season 6 - written by "cez" and presented on platform Sliders.pl - gave an ultimate ending to the series.
However the fun is not over yet! I've created a LEGO set called "Sliders - the Brick Dimension" on LEGO Ideas that is now active for a contest.  The contest runs worldwide and these are your votes that can bring back Sliders ...  to your home. Maybe even to  your desk! We already got support from some of the series' creators, so now is your turn to check it out and vote:

https://bit.ly/3a7Vmuj


Also any comments and suggestions are very welcome!!
Thank you in advance for your support.https://ideascdn.lego.com/media/generate/lego_ci/a6aae80d-9283-4cf9-8fcf-6f877b868ad4/resize:950:633/webp?fbclid=IwAR3Np6ZmYak0zBsFRw5SE2NAA3qWsGmO9IOZYGq-uLkJ0b7X1qEEFzw5h8o

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Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Brick Lady Agata wrote:

Hi everyone,
the fan fic season 6 - written by "cez" and presented on platform Sliders.pl - gave an ultimate ending to the series.
However the fun is not over yet! I've created a LEGO set called "Sliders - the Brick Dimension" on LEGO Ideas that is now active for a contest.  The contest runs worldwide and these are your votes that can bring back Sliders ...  to your home. Maybe even to  your desk! We already got support from some of the series' creators, so now is your turn to check it out and vote:

https://bit.ly/3a7Vmuj


Also any comments and suggestions are very welcome!!
Thank you in advance for your support.https://ideascdn.lego.com/media/generate/lego_ci/a6aae80d-9283-4cf9-8fcf-6f877b868ad4/resize:950:633/webp?fbclid=IwAR3Np6ZmYak0zBsFRw5SE2NAA3qWsGmO9IOZYGq-uLkJ0b7X1qEEFzw5h8o


I love this!  Voted of course!

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Voted also.

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Thank you @ireactions and @RussianCabbie_Lotteryfa so much for your support! I am working on an update of the set as we speak. I will keep you posted.

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

This looks so good! You guys did a great job. If I had money to blow, I'd be spending it on this, but sadly I don't haha

94 (edited by Cez 2021-10-17 04:43:24)

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Thank you for your votes smile Please ask your friends if they could help us to get more votes smile

Thank you Agata for this wonderful project smile These 4 worlds are so detailed. When I see them I can feel your passion and love for this amazing TV show smile

Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Dear Sliders Family,

I present you THE VORTEX! New portable piece of the Brick Sliders LEGO set that can be used in any part of the set to recreate the scenes from the episodes. Check it out and please vote on: http://bit.ly/3a7Vmuj

https://i.ibb.co/fDkm4FW/vortex-sliders-for-promo.png
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Re: The Virtual Season 6 by Sliders.PL and the Brick Sliders by Brick Lady

Tucker wrote:

This looks so good! You guys did a great job. If I had money to blow, I'd be spending it on this, but sadly I don't haha

Thank you for your recognition!
Don't worry, at this stage we only need votes. As many as possible. Only after we reached 10K, LEGO would consider launching the set on the market. So please support us with your vote and spread the word to other fans.