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Old 02-22-2005, 10:13 AM   #13
Dman176
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Default Re: What's in a name?

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Personally, everytime I have envisioned a new Quantum Leap, Ther is only one title I see working, Quantum Leap: Traveler.

In the episode Glitter Rock, Sam sings Fate's Wide Wheel, and the corus begins, "I'm just a Traveler, upon the sea, of time, of life, of fate's wide wheel. Just a traveler in this mystery. The mer I am is all that's real to me."

To go one further, that would be a great theme song for a new series.
In my VS story, "Future's End," Sam leaps into the future and discovers that PQL has become a "cult" of religious followers who worship Samuel Beckett, a.k.a. the Quantum Traveler. Their song of worship just so happens to be "Fate's Wide Wheel." I'm only going to quote a small portion of my story, starting from where the main character, Isabella, directs Sam toward the back of the "bible" Sam is skimming through:
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Motioning to Adam, he pulled out what appeared to be a pocket-sized audio playback unit. ?You?re probably wondering why that hymn the crowd started singing sounded so familiar, right? Turn to the last page and read the verses while you listen to this recording. I guarantee you?ll recognize it in its entirety.?

Adam pressed a few buttons on the unit while Sam found the entire hymn as Isabella told him. The memories of a leap long past returned to the forefront of his mind as he read the title: ?Fate?s Wide Wheel?

As I travel in space and time
I want to stay; I want to go
You see my face, but it?s not mine
What you can?t see, you?ll never know

How can we meet, if I?m not there?
Our hearts may touch, our bodies close
But time divides what we might share
And sends us all where no one goes

I?m just a traveler, upon the sea
Of time, of life, of Fate?s Wide Wheel
Just a traveler, in this mystery
The me I am, is all that?s real to me

We all begin this life alone
We live; we love, all through the years
Yet deep inside, we long for home
But it recedes, obscured by tears

I cry for time, it falls past me
The door of faith remains asleep
But in my soul, this hope burns free
Oh, please let there be one final leap

I?m just a traveler, upon the sea
Of time, of life, of Fate?s Wide Wheel
Just a traveler, in this mystery
The me I am, is all that?s real to me
The me I am, is all that?s real to me

?I do remember this song!? Sam recalled. ?I was? Tonic of the rock band, King Thunder! I sang this very song!?

?One of your earlier leaps, according to the Chronicles,? Isabella offered. ?It?s become the mantra for your followers?the hymn they sing to praise you.?
I even added a link within the story that lets the readers download the song and listen to it, just like she tells Sam to do. It probably would make a great "opening" theme song for a new Quantum Leap, but I think they should stick with a new version of the main QL theme. As far as the title goes, I personally do not have a problem with A Bold Leap Forward. Quantum Leap: The Next Generation would be so unoriginal and kind of tacky sounding, but I wouldn't have a problem with something like Quantum Leap: The Next Phase, or something like that...
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