was a sci-fi adventure series that ran from 1989 to 1993
on NBC. The series starred Scott Bakula as Dr. Sam
Beckett and Dean Stockwell as Admiral Al Calavicci. The
show rated well with viewers, and actually earned a
couple of Golden Globes and a number of Emmy Awards.
There was even a short-lived comic book series in the
early 1990’s based on the show.
of this series will remember that Dr. Sam Beckett (Bakula)
is a scientist who finds himself inside a time traveling
machine before it was completely ready for time travel,
and he ultimately gets lost in time. There was a catch,
of course, and in this case, time travel meant the
inhabitation of somebody else's body why he tried to
improve history. For example, using the body of
whomever he leaped into, Beckett would change events to
prevent somebody from being killed, or changing
somebody’s moral direction.
Beckett did have help, as Admiral Calavicci was able to
communicate with him via a hologram. Beckett’s ultimate
goal was to return to his own body, and each episode
would end with him leaping into the next episode as a
foreshadowing of the next week’s show.