A nice surprise was hidden in the layer after layer of dork-cake that was served up at the 2010 Comic Con in San Diego this year. There was a Quantum Leap retrospective starring none other than my original man-crush, Scott Bakula. When the subject of a Quantum Leap movie was broached, Bakula let the news slip that it is beyond possible. In fact, the creator of Quantum Leap, Donald P. Bellisario, is already well into a script for the movie version of his hit series!
There is some bad news though. While Scott Bakula said that Bellisario was writing parts in the new film for both Bakula and Dean Stockwell, they would not be the stars of the movie. They are simply too old now. Really? You dragged Harrison Ford’s musty ass off of Flockhart to star in an unwanted Indy film. Why can’t Bakula and Stockwell come back to Leap? Oh well, beggars can’t be choosers.
I have spent far more then my share of hours plopped down in front of the TV watching the worst garbage that Hollywood can dish out. I am a glutton for punishment, and seeing cheesy decapitations hits me in the special spot of the brain that apparently can not be over stimulated. For this reason, it would be understandable to assume that I love video-game based films, as they are nearly always utter crap. Yet this is not the case. For some reason, I get offended by video-game adaptations that don’t live up to (or even come near) their potential. That’s why I’m making this list. It’s a challenge to all of us to see these movies and derive some modicum of entertainment from them.