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1996-08-17 00:00:00 - Unofficial alt.tv.sliders FAQ 1/3 - (zikzak23@usa.pipeline.com)


THE UNOFFICIAL alt.tv.sliders FREQUENTLY-ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ) This FAQ is not about the TV show, "Sliders," it's about the newsgroup devoted to the show. The official FAQ can be found at http://www.brillig.com/sliders. Anyone with suggestions or who wants to take over posting and writing this is welcome to write me at zikzak23@usa.pipeline.com. Please note when I use the term "season" that the series has only aired about twenty-four episodes. That means that, technically, there has only been one real season of the show. But for convenience, I refer to last year's airing and this year's airing as "first" and "second" seasons. ***** TABLE OF CONTENTS A. THE NEWSGROUP 1. What is alt.tv.sliders? 2. When does "Sliders" air? 3. Has "Sliders" been cancelled? 4. What are appropriate postings to alt.tv.sliders? 5. What are inappropriate postings to alt.tv.sliders? B. ABOUT THE SHOW 6. At the season finale of last season, Ryan slid with them. What happened to him? 7. I heard that John Rhys-Davies (the actor who plays Arturo) was leaving. What happened? 8. I missed an episode. Can someone please send me a tape? 9. I just started watching the show. What episodes have I missed? C. TECHNICAL QUESTIONS 10. Is the timer a sliding machine or a remote control for the sliding machine back home? 11. Where do the Sliders get their money from? 12. Why don't the Sliders end up sliding into a world where the Earth is slightly ahead in its orbit, and end up in outer space? 13. Why don't the Sliders just slide whenever they get into trouble? 14. What's the 29.7-year rule? 15. Seriously, what are the odds of the Sliders actually reaching their homeworld? 16. <deleted> D. CREATIVE STUFF 17. I'd like to write a script for "Sliders." What's the address to send it to? 18. Can someone tell me about the "Sliders" novel? 19. Is there any fanfiction devoted to "Sliders?" 20. I can't access alt.tv.sliders.creative. Can someone help me? 21. Hey, I've got a great idea for a story/world! It's... E. SLIDERS ONLINE 22. Are there any websites devoted to "Sliders?" 23. Are there any mailing lists devoted to "Sliders?" 24. Is anyone associated with the show online? 25. What's Jerry O'Connell's email address? 26. Is there a Jerry O'Connell fanclub? F. QUESTIONS WITHOUT ANSWERS 27. Did the real Arturo slide with them or the fake one? 28. Who had the Kromagg homing device implanted in them? 29. How many dimensions are there? **** A. THE NEWSGROUP 1. What is alt.tv.sliders? It's a newsgroup devoted to the Fox scifi TV series, "Sliders." Check the official FAQ at http://www.brillig.com/sliders for more details. 2. When does "Sliders" air? It varies in other countries, but in the US, "Sliders" airs on Fridays at eight, Eastern Standard. 3. Has "Sliders" been cancelled? Nope. "Sliders" has been renewed by Fox for a third season. It will premiere for the first time in the official Fox fall schedule in September. <cheers rising from the Sliders community> 4. What are appropriate postings to alt.tv.sliders? Anything related to "Sliders" or that might be of interest to Sliders fans. That includes comments about episodes, comments about the actors, discussions of quantum physics including alternate dimensions, advertisements for Sliders-related material, etc. 5. What are inappropriate postings to alt.tv.sliders? Anything not related to "Sliders" or of no interest to Sliders fans. That includes discussions of other shows that have nothing to do with "Sliders," advertisements for things or websites that have nothing to do with "Sliders," discussions on whether America is better than any other country, etc. TO BE CONTINUED...