Script by Andy Mangels
Art by Rags Morales
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They all walk in, and it's beyond imagination. Opulent but natural, there are carved oak columns, winding staircases, skylights, climbing ivy -- mansions by J. Crew & Sharper Image meets Mother Jones. Wade gasps to Rembrandt, whose eyes similarly bug out.
1 WADE: (sotto) Look at this place!
2 PROFESSOR: I assume that your idea has something to do with this Sliders film trilogy we saw evidence of when we slid into this world?
They move past a gorgeous carved wood statue down a hall which has several ten-foot-tall display cases, lit softly. We don't see what's in them, yet.
3 CONRAD: Right on the money, Professor. Using what I knew about Quinn and his theories, and what I was able to dig up on the rest of you, I began to cobble together what I initially thought would be a true story book.
4 GILLIAN: But when I started getting more and more glimpses into what was really going on with the four of you, I discussed it with Conrad.
They stop in front of the display cases. Three of them feature giant reproduction of the Sliders Trilogy movie posters, along with props from the films on glass shelves alongside. Fake money from other worlds, guns, several masks of the Zercurvians (from the comics) and models of their spaceship (for the display case of the third Sliders movie), a replica of Arturo's head plagued by disease as in the episode "Fever," copies of the Timer, including the original bulky wired one Quinn had in the pilot and the burnt one in "Gillian of the Spirits." Have fun here throwing in episodic references.
5 REMBRANDT: So you decided to make a movie about us?
6 CONRAD: Um, basically.
Wade is mildly annoyed, while shocked to see replicas from their adventures. Conrad tries to calm her. Arturo is in the background looking in shock and disgust at the "Plagued Arturo" head.
7 WADE: That's. . . I don't know what it is, but it doesn't seem right.
8 CONRAD: Wade, look at it from our point of view. If Quinn had really discovered how to slide -- and I believed he had -- I had no way of knowing when, or if, any of you would ever return.
As Conrad explains, Rembrandt grins, by the poster for Sliders II and a pair of models for the Spiderwasps ("Summer of Love"), which sit on a shelf above a large dinosaur model ("In Dino Veritas").
9 CONRAD: And whether Gillian just had an active imagination, or she was really receiving psychic visions from your slides, the stories she told me were too exciting to keep secret.
10 REMBRANDT: I guess we have had some pretty trippy adventures.
Tight on Conrad, backlit and looking slightly like a benevolent angel.
11 CONRAD: The first Sliders film was an incredible success, beating every science fiction film to date. We immediately went into production on a sequel and then another.
12 CONRAD: Sliders has now become the fastest-growing merchandising phenomena in history.
Quinn is jolted back to reality and verges on hostility as Conrad moves back to a huge double-doorway at the end of the hall.
13 QUINN: So you're a multi-millionaire from telling stories about our lives?
14 CONRAD: Not just me, Quinn. Allow me to show you something.