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Quantum Leap: The Complete Series 3 [DVD]
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful
on 2 February 2006
I'm a big fan of the first two seasons, but in my opinion season 3 is where the pace of Quantum leap starts to change and gain momentum. Not only do we get to see a stronger relationship between Sam and Al, but (carrying on from the last episode of season 2 where we meet Al's first wife) we get leaps that tell parts of a fuller story; like "the leap home", "Boogieman", "future boy" and of course - the season finale. We also see Al play a bigger role in some leaps than just a "guide" and this just increases the excitement of the story.
After watching this its left me with a great desire for season 4 to come out ASAP so as to learn more about the Quantum Leap universe. Unfortunately I have a feeling we will be waiting for a long time for it yet!
As already mentioned here, there are few more instances of "incorrect" leap out-in at the end of just a few of these 22 episodes. I have been told that this occurs where there was no footage of the next episode, and so a selection of stock sequences were used to fill the gap. It’s a shame that Universal couldn’t throw some together or just use the intro from the next episode in its complete form. However, this would have had repercussions amongst fans looking for authenticity. It's true that you can't please everyone!
A great DVD boxset – and a much more user friendly method of DVD storage!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
on 17 December 2008
I loved Quantum Leap from the first episode. There's not much in the way of action. No bad language or true violence. No sex or nudity. No death defying stunts. No nail-biting cliff-hangers. Added up, this all usually means whatever it is, is very PC, watered-down, kid-friendly, and above all, missable TV. So what does this show have that puts it up there with the best? Well, while I don't want to sound a total wuss - Quantum Leap has real heart.

Now, I'm not talking about some preachy rubbish. This is not Highway to Heaven! What I'm talking about is characters you care about, stories that put them in true dilemmas, and how, given the chance, one man can make a difference and change the world, even if it's only one tiny, tiny piece of it at a time.

Quantum Leap is about a guy given the opportunity to meet people who have been wronged in some way and put things right. But he does this with a twist - it's sci-fi - he travels in time, never knowing who he'll meet, why or where. Every episode, he arrives somewhere, totally in the dark, and has to figure out what the problem is and how he can fix it. Only then can he move on, hopefully finding his way back to his own time and those who love him.

In the wrong hands, this could make for very saccharin viewing - thankfully the writers are accomplished enough to ensure that doesn't happen. I don't want to spoil anything, so I won't say what happens, but I deny anyone to watch the episode where Sam gets one of his main wishes granted and not find it touching. And that's only the start - where he ends up next and the ramifications will blow you away!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2009
Everyone reviewing this series thinks it better than the previous two but I only found about 6 episodes out of the 22 that I really enjoyed. Maybe the producers were searching for more interesting bodies for Sam Beckett to inhabit.

The most unmissable Episode in Series 3 is Glitter Rock for the rock music, followed by Piano Man for the middle of the road stuff, both played by Scott Bakula of course, also Private Dancer, where he leaps into a the body of a Chippendale, (without actually showing much of himself) but this story involves a deaf girl dancer and the dancing is excellent. Another good episode I laughed a lot at is Miss Deep South where he leaps into the form of a southern beauty queen and wears the evening clothes and even high heels and swimsuits. A brave man indeed!! On a more serious note, The Leap Home and Black on White on Fire are also excellent. The daftest one was Eight and a Half Months and I'll leave you to work that one out for yourself.

All in all great entertainment though and I can't wait to get started on series 4 and 5.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 25 December 2012
Scott stated at the con this summer-Universal CHEAPED out. They did not allow the vintage music because they would have to pay royalties. Yep. Why the music is on the UK DVD;s is beyond my brain power.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 September 2013
I haven't seen this show since it first aired on tv, but the memories came flooding back as soon as I watched it again. Thankfully the original music was still intact otherwise it wouldn't of captured the original emotion it did long ago. If you're going to invest in the series get the regions outside of the US and invest in a DVD player that players them...worth it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I Bought Seasons 1 Through 3 To See Just How Good They Were Against How I Remembered Them. They Have Actually Got Better Now I've Seen Them In Full & Understood Them Now That I'm More Grown Up. This Features Deeper Issues Than Previous Seasons And Was A Very Unique Series For It's Time. Please Give This A Try.
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on 7 September 2014
A great season! This is the 3rd, and most exciting so far. Frankly, I have no idea how many trainings did Scott had to undergo just to be in the serie :). He has a flamboyant hologram that adds so much to the serie as well.
I haven't yet watched anything, but I did watch few minutes to check the quality and the episodes. And have been satisfied. Something you may not know - Scott intended to be lawyer before he turned to acting, and well, Dean used to play as a part of mafia, or as he plays here, also a womaniser. I think the episodes are just more 'progressed' than in the 2nd season because they're More ripe. the actors and their missions..Just a '5' star!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
i started buying the uk releases because of the reviews on amazon us that said the soundtracks didn't match the original shows as they aired. i loved the show as a kid, and i love it more now.
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on 2 February 2014
Loved this show when it was first on in the early 90s, and watching it again some 20 years later, it offers a great trip down memory lane. Sci fi shows have moved on somewhat in the meantime. But Sam leaps into all kinds of people and all kinds of trouble to sort out their lives and prevent some imminent catastrophe from happening. Well worth buying and it's good value for money.
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on 31 May 2013
I love this programme so can't really give it anything below five stars, although I will say who ever edited the DVDs wasn't paying much attention as some of the episodes aren't what you are told to be coming after the end of episode teasers :( (ie the don't match correctly)
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