Thank you ireactions for your review! I'm honoured that the author of Slide Effects and Sliders Reborn likes my vision of the ending!
I wanted to make sure that original Sliders come back to Earth Prime, to real Earth Prime 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?
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 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 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
1) a story about alternate Sliders. It could take place even now, 21 years after the end 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 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! 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? 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! 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 Of course I've agreed! 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! I will write soon more why I've chosen this place for a final scene