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                 THE QUANTUM LEAP INFORMATION ROADMAP

Other Quick Reference Documents:
	Primer                                       
	FAQL
	Spoiler FAQL
	Episode Guide
   
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Here's a little information packet we've put together to give you a
start on where to find things related to Quantum Leap and the
Internet.  Enjoy!
   
   Last updated: 2 November 1995
   * minor changes
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  LEGALITIES AND GENERAL DISCLAIMERS:
  
   Guarantees cannot be made for the accuracy of any of the information
   in this document. Email corrections and/or comments on this document
   to Robin C. Kwong (rkwong@engin.umich.edu). Information in this
   document is believed to be correct at time of transmission, but the
   author does not guarantee its contents. This information is provided
   as a service.
   
   This document as a collection of information is Copyright 1994 by
   Cheryl A. Bellucci (ac961@dayton.wright.edu). All Rights Reserved.
   Distribution through regular Usenet channels, anonymous FTPs, and
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   require the author's written permission. The removal of this copyright
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   for-profit project are expressly forbidden.
   
   Many FAQs, including this document, are available on the
   archive site rtfm.mit.edu in the directory pub/usenet/news.answers
   (/pub/usenet is a link to pub/usenet-by-group). The name under which a
   document is archived appears in the Archive-name line at the top of
   the article. This document is archived as Welcome_to_rastql.
   
   For information on how to FTP, please ask your system administrator.
   Correct procedures and FTP availability vary from site to site. If
   anonymous FTP is not available at your site, send email to
   ftpmail@decwrl.dec.com with 'help' (no quotes) in the body of the
   letter to receive information on getting anonymous ftp files via
   email.
   
   General information and "nettiquette" can be picked up in the
   newsgroup news.announce.newusers and questions/answers about posting
   can be found in the newsgroup news.newusers.questions (check your site
   for the availability of these newsgroups).
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  TABLE OF CONTENTS:
   
   1. Related documents, mailing lists, WWW pages, and more 
   2. Usenet Newsgroups
   3. Other services with Quantum Leap info 
   4. Rebroadcast schedules
   5. Related merchandise:
      
      a. Quantum Leap CD/cassette 
      b. Quantum Leap videos/laserdiscs 
      c. Quantum Leap companion books 
      d. Quantum Leap original novels 
      e. Quantum Leap fanfiction
            
   
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  1. RELATED DOCUMENTS, MAILING LISTS, WWW PAGES, AND MORE:
   
    Companion documents to this FAQ include:
    
   The following guides (and even more information) are available through
   anonymous FTP from ftp.cisco.com in the directory ql-archive/text.
   This FTP site is maintained by Mark Baushke (ql-archive@cisco.com).
   
   Quantum Leap FAQL, created by Quantum Buc (buc@world.std.com) and
   Debbie Brown with additions by Sally Smith (sallylb@netcom.com).
   Currently maintained by Robin C. Kwong (rck1@midway.uchicago.edu
   or rkwong@engin.umich.edu).
   
   The Quantum Leap Episode Guide, maintained by Anita Kilgour
   (akilgour@Thinkage.On.CA); date of last revision is 22 June 1994.
   
   The Quantum Leap Primer, created by Sally Smith (sallylb@netcom.com);
   updated by Deb Brown and Sally Smith; date of last revision is 29
   October 1992.
   
   Mark Holtz (mholtz@netcom.com) maintains the "Quantum Leap List of
   Lists", available through anonymous ftp from netcom.com in the
   directory /pub/mholtz/ql_list_mmyy.Z (where mm is a two digit number
   of the month and yy is a two digit number of the year of the last
   update of this list of lists).
   
    Mailing lists:
    
   John C. Kirk provides a QL mailinglist. You can subscribe by sending him
   an email message to J.C.Kirk@durham.ac.uk, and put "QL:subscribe" in
   the subject line of the message.
   
   For those of you who don't have direct Usenet access, you can be put
   on the rec.arts.sf.tv.quantum-leap mailing list by sending mail to
   ql-digest-request@nsd.3com.com. Please put "QL Digest" in the subject
   line.
   
   Please put "QL Digest" in the subject line and write a brief
   note to the (human) reader of the -request address asking to
   be added to the ql-digest mailing list.

    WWW pages:
   
   If you have Mosaic, Lynx, or any other means to access the World Wide
   Web, here are pointers to QL "pages":
   
   "The Accelerator Chamber" is the QL WWW page maintained by
   Tracy E. Finifter (finifter@gandalf.rutgers.edu) at Rutgers
   University. The URL page address is:
   
   http://www-usacs.rutgers.edu/fun-stuff/tv/quantum-leap/
   
   "The Quantum Leap Information Page" is maintained by Brian M. 
   Patten (patten@lumchan.ifa.hawaii.edu) at the Institute for 
   Astronomy. The URL page address is:
   
   http://lumchan.ifa.hawaii.edu/ql/ql.html
   
   Mark Baushke (ql-archive@cisco.com) also maintains "pages" for the QL
   companion documents listed above. Here are the URL page addresses for
   those documents:
   
   QL Quote File:
   
   ftp://ftp.cisco.com/ql-archive/text/ql.quote
   
   QL Episode Guide:
   
   ftp://ftp.cisco.com/ql-archive/text/episode_guide
   
   QL Frequently Asked Questions List:
   
   ftp://ftp.cisco.com/ql-archive/text/faql
   
   This Roadmap/FAQ is available on the WWW by accessing:
   
   ftp://rtfm.mit.edu/pub/usenet-by-group/rec.arts.sf.tv.quantum-leap/rec
   .arts.sf.tv.quantum-leap_FAQ
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  2. USENET NEWSGROUPS
  
rec.arts.sf.tv.quantum-leap

   rec.arts.sf.tv.quantum-leap was created in the Spring of 1994. This
   successful effort (other attempts had failed) was headed by Brad
   Kimberly (st440@jetson.uh.edu). This group is for the discussion of
   the television show Quantum Leap, its creators, stars, writers,
   trivia, etc.
   
   If you are sending a message to the group for the first time, we ask
   only that you send a message that is appropriate for the group and
   that it is not insulting, flaming, or trolling (see alt.folklore.urban
   for examples and explanations of trolling).
   
   Please refrain from using this newsgroup for personal messages.
   Remember that a post without any explicit distribution usually
   defaults to "world" in most news software.
   
   This newsgroup is not to be used for commercial purposes. However,
   occasional messages will appear from people who are looking for or
   selling off QL merchandise (including books, CDs, tapes, and
   fanzines). As long as the messages are not posted by a commercial
   group, these messages will be allowed. Posts announcing QL Conventions
   or other conventions including QL personnel or merchandise are also
   allowed.
   
   Posts concerning other works or appearances of any of the Quantum Leap
   personnel (including creators, writers, directors, and actors) are
   allowed.
   
   If general postings such as "Make Money Fast" or "Global Warning For
   All: Jesus Is Coming" type posts are seen, please do not followup to
   the article. Rest assured that the FAQ author as well as many others
   will be replying immediately to the offending user's sys admin or
   postmaster.
   
   And please don't post to "remind" us that it's only a TV show and that
   we need to get a life. We already know that and most of us already
   have one, thank you very much. :=)

alt.tv.quantum-leap.creative

   alt.tv.quantum-leap.creative was created to replace alt.ql.creative.
   The purpose of this newsgroup is to post original fanfiction by Usenet
   subscribers.  It is *not* to be used for general discussion on topics
   relating to Quantum Leap (that is what rec.arts.sf.tv.quantum-leap is
   for).  None of the works posted to alt.tv.quantum-leap.creative intend
   any copyright infringements of Universal Studios, Belisarius
   Productions, or the owners of any other characters and situations
   used.
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  3. OTHER SERVICES WITH QL INFO:
  
GEnie has 4 weekly Real Time Conferences (like IRCs, I think) on two Round
Tables. ShowBiz (page 185) has popular RTCs on Sundays, Tuesdays and Friday
nights at 10 pm Eastern. The Second Science and Fantasy RoundTable (SFRT2 -
pg 471) has an RTC on Thursday nights at 10 pm Eastern.
  As for BBS topics, ShowBiz has one straight "let's discuss the show" topic
(CAT 9 TOP 23) and two "let's talk about the actors and gossip" topics (CAT
26 TOPs 2 and 19). SFRT2 has a regular QL topic (CAT 15, TOP 14, I think)
and a Media Tie in Novel Topic run by author Ashley McConnell (I can't
remember the CAT and TOP number on that one - sorry). The Software libraries
of both RoundTables have many CHAT transcripts and other files of general
interest. A list follows:

  No.   File Name             Type Address     YYMMDD Bytes
 ----- ------------------------ - ------------ ------ -----
 3062 BAKULA.TXT               X J.VANSUCH    940625   21504
      Desc: Fairly complete bio on Scott Bakula
 3218 DAQUINO.TXT              X J.VANSUCH    940805   28800
      Desc: 7-29-94 RTC with John D'Aquino
 3161 HORVATH.RTC              X J.VANSUCH    940724   54784
      Desc: 7-5-94 RTC with Gillian Horvath (she wrote Promised Land
                   and is now on GEnie.)
 2765 HULSERTC.TXT             X J.VANSUCH    940322   63360
      Desc: 3-20-94 RTC with Paul Hulse (soundman at WB - works with
                    Scott B. on Murphy Brown. Also a GEnie user.)
 2462 MARGULIS.TXT             X J.VANSUCH    931220   26112
      Desc: 12-7-93 RTC with Harriet Margulies (Don B.'s old exec. assist.)
 2658 MBANNING.RTC             X J.VANSUCH    940209   12416
      Desc: 2-8-94 RTC with Mark Banning (GNP/Crescendo Records Exec.)
 2392 MCCONNEL.TXT             X J.VANSUCH    931118   35072
      Desc: 11-16-93 RTC with Ashley McConnell (About first novel)
 3190 PRELUDE.RTC              X J.VANSUCH    940731   27136
      Desc: 6-29-94 RTC with Ashley McConnell
 3061 QL-INET-ARCHIVE          X J.VANSUCH    940625  182144
      Desc: Various ql archive files - Internet
 2978 QLFAQ.ZIP                X J.VANSUCH    940604   94208
      Desc: FAQs written by PQL club chairman Karen Funk Blocher - GREAT!!
 2853 RICHRTC.TXT              X J.VANSUCH    940503   77184
      Desc: 4-12-94 RTC with Richard Whiteside (Shadow in Leap for Lisa
                    and Doc in Vietnam -- also on GEnie. 
 2749 THE-WALL.TXT             X J.VANSUCH    940315   76800
      Desc: 12-28 RTC with Ashley McConnell

[Vansuch]
   
   America Online has two boards dedicated to Quantum Leap news. One can
   be found in the "TV Gossip" section under "Cable/Syndicated Shows".
   The other can be found in the "Sci Fi" section. There is a group of
   Leapers who meet in the "Remote Control" room of the "TV Gossip"
   section every Monday night at 9:30 Eastern Time.
   
   Fidonet has a QUANTUMLEAP echo.
   
   Compuserve leapers are found in the sf/fantasy media forum.  There
   is a separate QL board and they hold regular conferences every Sunday
   at 1:00 p.m. EST in The Waiting Room. [Ava Webster]

   IRC: There are currently no "scheduled" QL get-togethers, but
   there are some of us who show up nearly every night at midnight 
   EST on channel #ql. [Jenni Bohn]

   [need info] Prodigy? 
   
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  4. REBROADCAST SCHEDULES:
  
   NBC ran the original broadcasts, but QL can be seen in syndication in
   the United States on the cable channels USA and the Sci-Fi Channel. 
   The USA Cable Channel runs QL rebroadcasts at 1 p.m. EST on
   Mondays through Fridays and at midnight EST Monday through 
   Thursday (i.e., 00:00 EST Tuesdays through Fridays) (as of 9/95, 
   they are no longer broadcasting at noon on weekdays). The Sci-Fi 
   Channel runs QL at 8 p.m. EST Monday through Friday and repeats 
   the episode at midnight.
   
   The USA and Sci-Fi Channel upcoming episodes are usually posted to the
   newsgroup. The two WWW pages that Tracy and Brian keep have them listed, 
   too. For those of you who have America Online and Prodigy, the Sci-Fi 
   Channel's lineup is listed under the Sci-Fi Channel boards. 
   
   QL is quite popular in other countries. The Dutch cable channel RTL 5
   played QL in the 8.30-9.30 timeslot (with commercials) on Tuesday
   nights, but has recently cancelled its showing just before the
   end of season 2. QL is also currently being broadcast in Germany,
   Italy, Holland, France, Australia, England, Israel, and 
   elsewhere around the world. The UK apparently stopped airing 
   episodes for a while this summer after "The Leap Back." [Thanks 
   to Jos Heijmans for updates on RTL 5 and UK broadcasts]
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  5. RELATED MERCHANDISE:
   
    a) Quantum Leap CD/cassette:
    
   There is an official QL cassette and/or CD available. This
   information comes from Kate Shaklee (shaklee@utkvx.utk.edu) (no, she
   *doesn't* work for Crescendo, honest, folks!):
   
   Title: "Music from the Television Series Quantum Leap" Issued by: GNP
   Crescendo Records, catalog #GNPD 8036 for cassette or CD
   
   Songs include: Saga Cell from the program (with voice-over by Deborah
   Pratt), Quantum Leap theme (the original one), "Somewhere in the Night
   (Scott sings), instrumental "Suite from the Leap Home", "Imagine"
   (Scott), Sam's Prayer (instrumental), "Blue Moon of Kentucky" (Scott),
   "Baby, Let's Play House" (Scott), Shoot Out (instrumental), Medley
   from "Man of La Mancha" (Scott), "Bite Me" (instrumental from "Blood
   Moon"), "Alphabet Rap Song" (Dean Stockwell), "Suite from Lee Harvey
   Oswald" (instrumental), "Fate's Wide Wheel" (Scott sings), a
   conversation with Scott Bakula (about 12 minutes), and the QL theme
   again.
   
   The album is available in major U.S. record stores (Goody's, Tower,
   Camelot and others) or can be ordered.
   
   Crescendo's catalog lists a price of $12.98 for the cd, $8.98 for
   cassette (California residents add sales tax), and add $3.00 for
   postage and shipping; normal shipping is via fourth class mail. To
   accommodate eager QL fans, Crescendo will ship by first class if you
   are willing to pay an extra dollar ($4.00 s/h)--you have to ask for
   this--the person who takes your order probably won't mention it--it's
   not their regular habit--it's special just for us! ;-)
   
   Crescendo has a toll-free number for information or credit card
   orders: 1-800-654-7029. Between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.,
   PACIFIC time, Monday through Friday, this phone is answered by a
   person (in my experience); at other times, you get a recording, which
   will let you place an order.
   
   Crescendo is prepared to handle international orders. You need to call
   or write to find out the postage cost. The toll-free 800 phone number
   is not good outside North America. Crescendo's regular business number
   is (213) 656-2614.
   
   To write for information, or place an order with payment by check or
   money order, send to:
   
          GNP Crescendo Records
          8400 Sunset Boulevard
          Hollywood, CA 90069
          USA
          
   
   
   You can also get CDs from the Broadway and Off-Broadway productions
   that Scott Bakula appeared in (complete with *his* singing) from
   "Romance, Romance", and "Three Guys Naked from the Waist Down". The
   address for that is:
   
          Footlight Records
          113 E. 12th Street
          New York, NY 10003
          Phone: (212) 533-1572
          Fax: (212) 673-1496
          
   The QL title theme is featured on a number of TV theme collections, at
   least two of which are from the PrimetimeUSA label:  "Quantum Leap"
   (the QL theme is the first one on the album) and "Fantastic TV
   Themes." [Kwong]   
   
    b) Quantum Leap videos/laserdiscs
    
   There are videocassetes available from Universal for a limited number
   of episodes. You can find the videocassettes from places such as
   Suncoast Motion Pictures, Camelot Spectrums, and other video outlets.
   Here is a current list of released episodes:
   

     "The Pilot Episode" ("Genesis")     "Catch a Falling Star"
     "The Color of Truth"                "The Leap Home (pts 1 & 2)"
     "Camikazi Kid"                      "Shock Theater"
     "What Price Gloria?"                "Dreams"
     "Jimmy"

   
   
    c) Quantum Leap companion books
    
   "The Quantum Leap Book" by Louis Chunovich (Citadel Press, 1993)
   includes episode descriptions (up to the fourth season), character
   bios, and interviews.
   
   "Time Tripping: A Guide to Quantum Leap" by Bill Planer (Image
   Publishing, 1991) also includes episode descriptions (partly through
   the fourth season), biographies on Scott Bakula, Dean Stockwell, and
   Donald P. Bellisario, and commentary on themes of time travel in other
   movies and series including "Back to the Future" and "Star Trek". 

   "The Making of Quantum Leap" or "Making a Quantum Leap"
   by Scott Nance [supplied by Jason Dzembo]
   publisher: Pioneer [Kwong]

   None of the books are necessarily considered canon; the Chunovic book,
   despite being "the official publication," contains numerous errors.
   [Kwong]

   Two unauthorized novels based on episodes were published in Great Britain,
   1990, by Corgi Books.  They are:

   "The Beginning" by Julie Robitaille--a novelization of "Genesis"

   "The Ghost and the Gumshoe" by Julie Robitaille--novelizations of
          "A Portrait for Troian" and "Play it Again, Seymour"

   Upcoming book:

      "Quantum Leap: A to Z" by Julie Barrett, approximately around
      Labor Day, 1995. This concordance is authorized.

    d) Quantum Leap original novels
    
   There are currently eight authorized original novels available in the
   United States based on Quantum Leap and published by Ace Books. They are:
   
   Quantum Leap: The Novel
          Ashley McConnell, 1992
     (published in the U.K. as "Carny Knowledge")
 
   Too Close for Comfort
          Ashley McConnell, 1993
          
   The Wall
          Ashley McConnell, 1994
          
   Prelude
          Ashley McConnell, 1994
          
   Knights of the Morningstar
          Melanie Rawn, 1994
          
   Search and Rescue
          Melissa Crandall, 1994

   Random Measures
          Ashley McConnell, 1995

   Pulitzer
          L. Elizabeth Storm, 1995
          
   These books are available at most major bookstores. 

   Search and Rescue is indeed available in bookstores, but several
   chains have the wrong title in their computers.  Be sure to ask for it
   either by author or ISBN no. 441-00122-X [Margaret Colchin, PQL]

   Upcoming novels:

      Double or Nothing
             C. J. Henderson, early November 1995

      Odyssey
             Barbara E. Walton, February 1996

   All Ace novel covers are illustrated by Keith Birdsong.  [Kwong]

   The novels/comics, whether authorized or not, are not considered
   canon.  This includes the canonity of such mundane facts mentioned in
   the novels as full names and backgrounds of established characters;
   history, layout, or operations of PQL; theories of leaping; etc.
   [Kwong]
   
    e) Quantum Leap fanfiction
    
   Several people/groups have put out amateur fanzine publications. For
   a mostly up-to-date list, check out the file zine.list at the
   ftp.cisco.com site in the directory /ql-archive/text. This list is
   maintained by Mary Anne Espenshade (mae@aplexus.jhuapl.edu).

    f) Comics

   Innovation ran a series of "Quantum Leap" comic books, but the company
   has gone out of business.  Thirteen issues were published.  There
   is a comic book archive at ziggy.cisco.com. [Kwong]
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