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1996-05-05 00:00:00 - Why are they in a hurry? - (Dedi Shy <shayd@post.tau.ac.il>)


Why are the sliders in such a hurry to make it on time to the next universe? Can't they slide whenever they want to? Like in the frozen world from the first episode?

1996-05-05 00:00:00 - Re: Why are they in a hurry? - (Julia <Peter&Julia@wrenlea.demon.co.uk>)


In article <318D3136.701@post.tau.ac.il>, Dedi Shy <shayd@post.tau.ac.il> writes >Why are the sliders in such a hurry to make it on time to the next universe? >Can't they slide whenever they want to? Like in the frozen world from the >first episode? Basically no. If they don't slide when the timer opens the portal and miss the slide they are stranded for just under thirty years on that world. They slid out of frozen world when they shouldn't have and that's why they are stuck travelling between worlds - basically they messed the timer up! Keep sliding. Julia London UK

1996-05-07 00:00:00 - Re: Why are they in a hurry? - (bkoopman@kdcol.com)


Dedi Shy <shayd@post.tau.ac.il> wrote: >Why are the sliders in such a hurry to make it on time to the next universe? I >Can't they slide whenever they want to? Like in the frozen world from the >first episode? If they miss the slide then that makes their chances of getting home almost nil. On the Frozen World they did that and now it is harder for them to get home.

1996-05-07 00:00:00 - Re: Why are they in a hurry? - (Philip Chien <kc4yer@amsat.org>)


In article <318D3136.701@post.tau.ac.il> Dedi Shy, shayd@post.tau.ac.il writes: >Why are the sliders in such a hurry to make it on time to the next universe? >Can't they slide whenever they want to? Like in the frozen world from the >first episode? Actually that's _EXACTLY_ the point. The timer was preset when they went to Ice age world, and they monkeyed around with it so they could escape with their lives. The general assumption has been that the modifications to the timer now set its destinations and the time at the destination randomly. (or at least in some pattern which the Sliders don't comprehend). See the FAQ for the scene filmed for "Summer of Love" where they explain that if they miss the preplanned slide they are stuck on that world for another 29.7(?) years. So Oil Well world might have been a tempting place to stay, but would you really want to be there for three decades - not knowing what was going to change in those years? I've brought up the point who's to say that the timer was working perfectly for the very first slide to Red/Green world??? We see Quinn go back to his original Earth at the end of that slide (we think it's his original Earth) where he meets up with Wade and Arturo and they make the big slide to Ice Age world, picking up Rembrant and his car in the process. Since Quinn didn't know the entire sliding formula completely he may have had to fudge, or put in some parameters as a best guess. So who's to say that he came from the same world as Wade, Arturo, and Rembrant - until they determine some minor difference in their pasts many slides from now? Philip Chien, Earth News - space writer and consultant PCHIEN@IDS.NET __ __^__ __________ | \ +---/ \---+ (========= |____\___________ +---\_____/---+ // >____)| | \__ \ \______//___ >/ |________| \ [ _____\ >|____________________\ \_______/ Roger, go at throttle up CHR$(32) the final frontier