Sliders: The Dimension of Continuity


Sliders DoC : Lost and Found : Artifacts : Props : The Almanac






The Weaker Sex Luck of the Draw

Obsession The Young and the Relentless

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Here is an up-close look at one of the reference books we often saw our Sliders use to discover the alternate history of a world. The first appearance of this book was in the season one episode "The Weaker Sex." This is really just a regular almanac from our world which had a few pages specially pasted in for use. The text is nothing new or relevant...but there are some interesting bits.

As you see in the screen capture above, the book had a different cover at that point. But, a new cover was pasted on later for the book's second appearance in season two. If you look closely at the scan above, you can see the yellow peeking through around the bottom right corner...just where the yellow was found on the book in the season one picture.

Through its life on the show, the Almanac would appear in one or the other form in the episodes "The Weaker Sex," "Luck of the Draw," "The Good, The Bad and the Wealthy," "Obsession" and "The Young and the Relentless."

The reason we know that the season one and two book are one and the same is because of the content. The 1996 covered book features the page with Jane Pauley as the Pope as seen in "The Weaker Sex":







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Also, the cast taped in the book the pieces of the script which they would be reading from the book during that scene. These reduced pieces of the script are called "sides" and they serve as a prompt for the actor while "reading" the book. Below you can see the pasted in lines for "The Weaker Sex" found on page 413 in the book just before the Jane Pauley photo in the book:




The book's second appearance came in the season two episode "Obsession." This episode featured the newly pasted on purple 1996 cover shown above. Also, the interior of the book had more pasted in text from the script to prompt John Rhys-Davies on what he was supposed to be reading from the book (this time found on page 414):





Sliders DoC : Lost and Found : Artifacts : Props : The Almanac