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Jan 17, 2014
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Our sci-fi-loving couch potato selves were lucky enough to have indulged in top-notch sci-fi shows in our adolescent years. You've got the likes of Doctor Who, Fringe, even Terminator: Sarah Connor Chronicles before it was unceremoniously removed from the air (Damn you, Fox!).

But what about the sci-fi shows way, way back? As in, when all we bothered to watch were Cedie, Bikini Open (remember this?), and Batibot. Did the generation before us had something similar to satiate their curious minds? The '90s kids will tell you this: "Of course, mga ser!"

They might look old-school with graphics that are crappy by today's standards, but they nonetheless became hits in the hearts of geeks back then. Check them out below, five of the most classic sci-fi shows to on TV in the 1990s.

Nostalgia fest, now na!



Series run: 1995-2000

In a nutshell: You've got a young genius named Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell) who was able to invent a device that can open a portal to parallel universes! He and his friends (they're called "Sliders") then travel through the portal and see different versions of our world (i.e. a world where technology is banned because of the atomic bomb) in a joyride like no other. The only problem? They're having a hard time finding their way to where they originally came from. Bummer.

What the '90s kids liked about it: Wade Welles (Sabrina Lloyd), a female member of the Sliders crew. She had that cute, girl-next-door appeal going on for her. But she had a crush on the lead character, Quinn. Swerte mo, pre!



Series run: 1989-1993

In a nutshell: A show about time travel, Quantum Leap deals with the journey of a quantum physicist named Dr. Sam Beckett (Scott Bakula). He was able to do an experiment that enabled him to travel through time. The catch? He has to temporarily take the place of someone in the time period he traveled to, taking on the looks and identity of that person.

With this capability, he's able to make the right decisions for that person with the help of his guide, Al (Dean Stockwell). Just like in Sliders, the main challenge here was to return to his original self and time.

What the '90s kids liked about it: Quantum Leap used a nice twist to the otherwise run-of-the-mill time travel theme, a big reason why the show still enjoys a cult following.


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