Shared on: August 9, 2012
It must be really stressful to write something like this.
What could I say other than "yeah, they're right, this blows." It's actually literally impossible to give a redemptive reading of this episode— so why not have some fun with it?
Probably the greatest scene ever to come out of the show.
Peckinpah. That name, to Sliders fans, is synonymous with Pain.
Out of nowhere, we have the show pull another semi-gem out of its ass.
"State of the Art" is the most bizarre failure of screenwriting I've ever seen allowed to be on a screen.
Television is a strange beast. A different world in a tiny box. A thousand different worlds in a tiny cube. An infinite number of tiny impossible worlds, all trapped in a box. Television, then, is Sliding.
"Dudes Get Pregnant." To quote Sam Beckett, "Ho Boy."
There could have been a wonderful episode here.
You can hang almost every problem with Dragonslide and Season Three as a whole on the last ten minutes of this episode.
So this, then, is the moment when a huge amount of laziness injects itself into the show.
I've been very, very forgiving to this season so far (as if you hadn't noticed). But now I can't be nice any longer.
It's the last televised stand of Tracy Tormé, the last time the creator of the show gets to put his mark upon it.
I do feel that Sliders' lack of, let's say, 'brandable identity' is not wholly unrelated to its mild unpopularity.
There are strange things afoot in this week's entry. Or, let me put it this way: I've never seen Stand By Me. So I feel like I'm missing out on something.
HUNGER GAMES HUNGER GAMES KATNISS KATNISS TEAM HAYMITCH.
Over there is an Elephant. Look at it. Accept the fact that it is in the room with us. We must kindly ask the Elephant to leave. We have work to do.
I've oft repeated that the design of these comics is to tell the stories that can't be told. In this case, the story couldn't be told because they didn't want to tell it.
Here we have a comic based on Tracy Tormé's treatment for an episode of the show that couldn't be filmed due to budget. We're like 8 pages in and I have no idea what's going on.
Sliders first attempt to deal with DRUGS and the debut of Jerry O'Connell as a 'creative' force on the show.
Damn these people have some dark sides!
As you read Rapture, you realize that there's kind of a lot going on.
Wait, there are Sliders comic books?
As an unplanned Series Finale, this episode does a frighteningly good job of summing up the underlying themes of this series.
"Invasion" is probably the most important episode of the series, and not just because it introduces a villan that would ultimately shape the future of the show.