Topic: Those unusual names
So for all the info I've seen people dig up on Sliders over the years (and it really is impressive!), one thing I've never seen answered is the question of why the characters were named what they were.
First, they're all unusual names: Maximilian, Rembrandt, Quinn and Wade are hardly common. Then you have Wade and Quinn in particular whose names sound like they belong to the opposite gender. Even Quinn's female double Logan has a name that's usually used for men. (My wife was really struggling with keeping Quinn and Wade straight when I first showed her the series, and when she found out that Quinn's double's name was "Logan" she just lost it.)
Could this have something to do with Tracy Tormé? At least where I'm from, "Tracy" is universally considered to be a feminine name, and I wonder if he wanted to play on that with his characters.
Also, riding on the coattails of something from Cory and Tom: has anyone ever seen fanfic where the Sliders' doubles (other than Quinn) are of the opposite gender? Female Remmy or Arturo, male Wade, etc. I've read a lot of Sliders fanfic, but I've never come across that trope, and you'd think it'd be more popular. Any you'd recommend?