One Giant Leap for Sam, Another Day for Samantha | Quantum Leap
Taking you behind the scenes on the classic Quantum Leap and inside the career of a TV trailblazer, Deborah M. Pratt: Uplifting Women in Film & TV is an unmissable live online interview and audience Q&A hosted by presenter Sophie K.
One of the earliest female showrunners in science fiction, Deborah M. Pratt became the first African-American Executive Producer working in TV when she co-created Quantum Leap. She wrote 25 episodes and co-wrote another 15 of the classic sci-fi show, breaking ground with compassionate and confrontational storylines that tackled everything from civil rights to gender equality.
Quantum Leap has long been one of my favorite shows, as a kid, I watched it because it was fun and cool and as an adult, I am blown away by how progressive and wholesome it is.Sophie K (Absolute Radio, Kerrang! Radio, BBC Radio 1)
Deborah is returning to Quantum Leap as Executive Producer for the new show, currently in the pilot stage at NBC starring Raymond Lee (Kevin Can F**k Himself), Ernie Hudson (Ghostbusters, The Crow), and Mason Alexander Park (The Sandman, Cowboy Bebop).
In front of the camera, Deborah has starred in Magnum, P.I., and Airwolf, as well as the voice of Ziggy in Quantum Leap, and Troian Claridge in the second season episode ‘A Portrait For Troian’. Behind the camera, she has recently directed episodes of Grey’s Anatomy and Mirkwood and continues to develop the rich world and storytelling possibilities behind her book/transmedia series The Vision Quest.
Watch Deborah for an online interview and audience Q&A hosted by Sophie K exclusively on The Companion.
A Selection of Our Exclusive Events and Interviews Available to Our Members
For more on the incredible Deborah M. Pratt herself, she previously took her inside the classic episode ‘What Price Gloria?’ (S2, Ep4) in which Sam leaps into the body of a woman for the first time, and an interview on her career and some of the walls she had to break down.
It’s so interesting hearing Behind the Scenes stories directly from the Show Creators and Filmmakers.Franklin
It feels so different than the same questions asked at Comic Con. You get insight into things not covered or asked on a panel.Emma
I don’t have to travel anywhere, queue, or fork out a fortune. The Companion’s events are like an entire Comic-Con from the comfort of my home.Grace
I don’t think anwhere publishes articles like this anymore. It makes such a change from clickbait based on tweets. This is actually about something meaningful, and feels like it was written just for me.Oliver
Colchester, United Kingdom
Our Live Events Bring the Love and Laughter of Comic-Con Straight Into Your Home
Hear Original Stories and Unique Insights From the Experts Who Make Our Favorite Shows and Films
Experience Emotional Long-Reads, In-Depth Analysis, and Diverse Perspectives From Within the Fandom