These are scenes from the September 13, 1996 production draft of the script for the episode Dragonslide written by Tony Blake and Paul Jackson. These scenes did not make it into the final episode due mainly to story considerations.|
The first alteration in the script came with the Sliders meeting the reporter Sean Nuinn. In the final episode, he had been struck blind by Gareth for his unflattering article...in the script, Sean wheels out from the behind the tree in a wheel chair and explains how his legs just stopped working after he published the article.
There is only one other change in the script. That may explain the quality of the episode...it had practically *no* editing from the rough draft.
Anyway, the last and biggest change of the script comes at the end after the Sliders have defeated Gareth with the Mallory sword...
In this lost scene, Gareth seemingly follows up on his statement, "Don't think you've won." Read for yourself:
Wade activates the vortex. Quinn gives one last look at Melinda, then turns and jumps. Arturo follows. Then Wade takes Rembrandt's hand.
They share a warm smile, then jump together.
The CAMERA PANS to
A beat, then the corpse slowly dissolves into a SWIRL OF WHITE GAS. As if with a mind of its own, it FLOATS UP and into the vortex just before it closes and we...