I remember the original ‘Quantum Leap’ TV series, which aired on NBC for 5 seasons from 1989 to 1993. I wasn’t a big watcher of TV back then, mostly because I was in college during most of that time and had little time to watch TV. There’s a re-boot, or more exactly I would say, a continuation of that series premiering Monday, September 19 at 10 PM (Eastern Time) on NBC. The and a trailer was recently released:
“It’s been nearly 30 years since Dr. Sam Beckett stepped into the Quantum Leap accelerator and vanished. Now, a new team, led by physicist Ben Song (Raymond Lee), has been assembled to restart the project. Everything changes, however, when Ben makes an unauthorized leap into the past, leaving the team behind to solve the mystery of why he did it. At Ben’s side throughout his leaps is Addison (Caitlin Bassett), a decorated Army veteran who appears in the form of a hologram only Ben can see and hear.”
We don’t often see an Asian American male (or female for that matter) lead in a broadcast network television network show (in more recent years, ‘Fresh Off The Boat,’ ‘Dr. Ken,’ and ‘Selfie’ come to mind), so it’s exciting to see actor Raymond Lee playing the lead character. And more interesting to note, the character Addison as his significant other (from what we can tell from the trailer) as well as colleague.
I’m hoping the revival series is at least as good as the original. I’m sure the special effects are a whole lot better. To learn more, check out the show’s official web site.