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The Best Episodes of Sliders

Every episode of Sliders ranked from best to worst. Let's dive into the Best Episodes of Sliders!

In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Welles and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an increase in power and an early departure leave all three, plus a washed-up soul singer named Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, lost in a parallel world. Now they must "slide" from world to world, not only adapting to their changing surroundings, but also trying to get back to their world. Will they ever make it home?

Genres:Action & AdventureSci-Fi & Fantasy

Top Episode Highlight

The best episode of "Sliders" is "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome", rated 8.2/10 from 358 user votes. It was directed by Adam Nimoy and written by Nan Hagan. "Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome" aired on 5/3/1996 and is rated 0.1 point(s) higher than the second highest rated, "Luck of the Draw".

  • Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome
    8.2/10 358 votes

    #1 - Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome

    Season 2 Episode 8 - Aired 1996-05-03

    The Sliders have come to the most unexpected world of all... home. While Rembrandt and Wade use their sliding adventures to kickstart their careers, Arturo steals the timer and claims sliding as his invention. However, Quinn remains convinced they are not home.

    Director: Adam Nimoy

    Writer: Nan Hagan

  • Luck of the Draw
    8.1/10 395 votes

    #2 - Luck of the Draw

    Season 1 Episode 9 - Aired 1995-05-17

    When the Sliders land on a seemingly ideal world, Wade wins the lottery. But Quinn discovers that the lottery is population control and the winners are killed.

    Director: Les Landau

    Writer: Jon Povill

  • Pilot
    8.0/10 1,508 votes

    #3 - Pilot

    Season 1 Episode 1 - Aired 1995-03-22

    While working in his basement, Quinn Mallory opens the gateway to parallel worlds. For a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Welles and his teacher, Professor Arturo, along. Upon opening the vortex, Quinn uses too much power, which causes the vortex to suck them in along with Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, who happened to be driving by Quinn's house. The four arrive on a world that experienced an ecological disaster and will have to survive until the timer hits zero.

    Director: Andy Tennant

    Writer: N/A

  • The Guardian
    8.0/10 321 votes

    #4 - The Guardian

    Season 3 Episode 4 - Aired 1996-10-11

    The Sliders arrive on a world just like their own, only time is moving at a rate of twelve years slower than normal. There, Quinn encounters his young double and tries to change an upcoming event in his life, despite the other Sliders' warnings.

    Director: Adam Nimoy

    Writer: Tracy Tormé

  • Invasion
    7.8/10 297 votes

    #5 - Invasion

    Season 2 Episode 12 - Aired 1996-06-28

    The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.

    Director: Richard Compton

    Writer: Tracy Tormé

  • Double Cross
    7.8/10 285 votes

    #6 - Double Cross

    Season 3 Episode 2 - Aired 1996-09-27

    On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little too friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.

    Director: Richard Compton

    Writer: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson

  • Gillian of the Spirits
    7.7/10 329 votes

    #7 - Gillian of the Spirits

    Season 2 Episode 3 - Aired 1996-03-15

    A lightning bolt strikes the vortex during a slide, damaging the timer and trapping Quinn on the astral plane. Now the Sliders are stranded on a world with 1950s technology and Quinn can not be seen by the others. He tries to get the help from the only one who can see or hear him, a girl that has a history of hearing voices.

    Director: Paris Barclay

    Writer: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson

  • Last Days
    7.5/10 414 votes

    #8 - Last Days

    Season 1 Episode 3 - Aired 1995-04-05

    The Sliders arrive on a world that will be destroyed by an asteroid before they are due to slide. Arturo works with Bennish to develop an atom bomb to destroy the asteroid and Rembrandt gets caught up in an end of the world celebration, while Quinn and Wade confront their feelings for one another.

    Director: Michael Keusch

    Writer: Dan Lane

  • Fever
    7.4/10 475 votes

    #9 - Fever

    Season 1 Episode 2 - Aired 1995-03-29

    On a world where penicillin was never invented, Quinn is mistaken for his double, who is believed to be the cause of a massive epidemic. While he is imprisoned by a health agency, Wade shows signs of being infected and only Arturo can find the cure.

    Director: Mario Philip Azzopardi

    Writer: Ann Powell, Rose Schacht

  • Eggheads
    7.4/10 399 votes

    #10 - Eggheads

    Season 1 Episode 6 - Aired 1995-04-26

    On a world where being smart is the equivalent of being a sports star, Quinn is a popular college athlete and finds his double had underhanded dealings with gangsters. Meanwhile, Arturo discovers his late wife is alive on this world and tries for reconciliation after learning she is pressing for divorce.

    Director: Timothy Bond

    Writer: Scott Smith Miller

  • As Time Goes By
    7.4/10 287 votes

    #11 - As Time Goes By

    Season 2 Episode 13 - Aired 1996-07-12

    The Sliders find themselves running into the same people on each new world, one of them being Quinn's former love, Daelin. After encounters on worlds where the Spanish rule America and Daelin is an abused wife, the Sliders arrive on a world where time moves backwards and they are accused of Daelin's murder. Quinn wants to save her, but it could have disastrous results.

    Director: Richard Compton

    Writer: Steve Brown

  • The Exodus (1)
    7.4/10 260 votes

    #12 - The Exodus (1)

    Season 3 Episode 16 - Aired 1997-02-21

    Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.

    Director: Jim Charleston

    Writer: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson

  • The King Is Back
    7.3/10 365 votes

    #13 - The King Is Back

    Season 1 Episode 8 - Aired 1995-05-10

    Rembrandt has arrived on his dream world, where his double is as popular as Elvis, but has been dead for eight years. As Rembrandt gets to enjoy the fame he's long since wanted, an old enemy plots to make sure he disappears for good.

    Director: Vern Gillum

    Writer: Tracy Tormé

  • Into the Mystic
    7.3/10 352 votes

    #14 - Into the Mystic

    Season 2 Episode 1 - Aired 1996-03-01

    After separating from Ryan and Henry the dog, the Sliders make a rough landing that reopens Quinn's bullet wound. On this world of mysticism and superstition, a witch doctor heals Quinn and has brains on the mind when they can't pay the bill. On the run from bounty hunters, the Sliders only hope is the mysterious Sorcerer, a man who could possibly get them home.

    Director: Richard Compton

    Writer: Tracy Tormé

  • Dead Man Sliding
    7.3/10 254 votes

    #15 - Dead Man Sliding

    Season 3 Episode 10 - Aired 1996-11-29

    On a world where the legal system is in the form of televised game shows, Quinn is arrested, tried and sentenced to death for the crimes of his double.

    Director: Richard Compton

    Writer: Nan Hagan

  • The Weaker Sex
    7.2/10 375 votes

    #16 - The Weaker Sex

    Season 1 Episode 7 - Aired 1995-05-03

    The Sliders arrive on a world where roles are reversed with women holding the positions of power. Arturo becomes a candidate for the mayoral race in San Francisco, trying to bring about a "men's rights" movement.

    Director: Vern Gillum

    Writer: Nicole Yorkin, Dawn Presrwich

  • Love Gods
    7.2/10 338 votes

    #17 - Love Gods

    Season 2 Episode 2 - Aired 1996-03-08

    On a world where a biological weapon wiped out most of the male population, Quinn, Rembrandt and Arturo become objects of desire and are imprisoned by the government to be breeders. As they try to escape and regroup with Wade, they find there are others out to capture them.

    Director: John McPherson

    Writer: Tony Blake, Paul Jackson

  • Rules of the Game
    7.2/10 298 votes

    #18 - Rules of the Game

    Season 3 Episode 1 - Aired 1996-09-20

    The Sliders become involuntarily apart of a human war game where the only winners are the ones that stay alive.

    Director: Oscar L. Costo

    Writer: Josef Anderson

  • Lipschitz Live!
    7.2/10 204 votes

    #19 - Lipschitz Live!

    Season 4 Episode 13 - Aired 1998-11-30

    The vortex splits the Sliders up and they only have two hours before the slide. Quinn tries to contact the others by appearing on the world's most popular show: Lipschitz Live. Meanwhile, Colin is mistaken for his double and betrothed to a woman as part of a business deal.

    Director: Jerry O'Connell

    Writer: Keith Damron

  • El Sid
    7.1/10 331 votes

    #20 - El Sid

    Season 2 Episode 5 - Aired 1996-03-29

    While the Sliders wait to leave a world of violence, Quinn saves a woman named Michelle from her criminal boyfriend, Sid. Sid then goes after the Sliders through the vortex, where they all arrive on a world where San Francisco is a maximum security prison.

    Director: Paris Barclay

    Writer: Jon Povill

  • Season's Greedings
    7.1/10 267 votes

    #21 - Season's Greedings

    Season 3 Episode 12 - Aired 1996-12-20

    On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.

    Director: Richard Compton

    Writer: Eleah Horwitz

  • Murder Most Foul
    7.1/10 253 votes

    #22 - Murder Most Foul

    Season 3 Episode 13 - Aired 1997-01-03

    On an over-worked world with an uptight population, Arturo is thought to be a fracture and is sent to a fantasy camp for a form of relaxation. When the others find him, they see he has been brainwashed into thinking he is a great detective on the trail of a Jack the Ripper-like murderer.

    Director: Jeff Woolnough

    Writer: David E. Peckinpah

  • The Exodus (2)
    7.1/10 260 votes

    #23 - The Exodus (2)

    Season 3 Episode 17 - Aired 1997-02-28

    Quinn and Maggie return to her world with Earth Prime's coordinates stored in Jensen's timer. As Wade makes the final list for those who can slide to safety, Arturo races to modify the new timer to slide more people. Unfortunately for them, an unexpected danger lurks the base and one Slider will not make it to the next world.

    Director: Jefery Levy

    Writer: Josef Anderson, Tony Blake, Paul Jackson

  • Virtual Slide
    7.1/10 195 votes

    #24 - Virtual Slide

    Season 4 Episode 4 - Aired 1998-06-22

    The Sliders arrive on a world where virtual reality is a normal part of life. After Maggie is injured in an explosion, she awakens in a hospital to find they have missed the slide. The only way to go is to build a new timer, but is everything what it seems?

    Director: Mark Sobel

    Writer: Keith Damron

  • The Prince of Wails
    7.0/10 394 votes

    #25 - The Prince of Wails

    Season 1 Episode 4 - Aired 1995-04-12

    The Sliders arrive in the British States of America, where Arturo's double is plotting to assassinate a prince and take the throne. When the Sliders inadvertently foil the plot, they come into contact with a group of rebels trying to bring freedom to America.

    Director: Félix Enríquez Alcalá

    Writer: William Rabkin, Lee Goldberg