Season 3 Episode 20

The Last of Eden

Aired Unknown Mar 28, 1997 on FOX
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Episode Summary

Wade and Rembrandt recall a particularly harrowing adventure on a world at the mercy of catastrophic earthquakes. When Wade falls beneath the earth, Quinn embarks on a risky rescue mission while Rembrandt and Arturo fall into the company of the less-than-friendly natives.

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  • The flashback episode

    Rembryant and Wade recall an earlier slide, before the Professor was killed. What follows is an episode that was finished prior to Davies (who played the professor) being fired.

    The episode's parallel world features above-ground humans (living in a tribal society without technology) and below-ground humans living in an abandoned bunker (mutated and violent).

    As episodes go, it is nice to see the original Sliders cast together, albeit the plot "borrows" (to be polite about it) ideas that HG Wells wrote about in his Time Machine novel.

    Remmy and Professor have some nice moments together (the professor talks about his illness)

    I do think that it was a mistake to have killed off the Professor, one of many behind-the-scenes problems that hurt the series.

    The Last Of Eden is the last time the original Sliders cast is together, and it is a good episode.moreless
  • Professor!

    It's not the same with out professor saying "Mr. Mallory!" I saw this episode and missed the added flashback scene so I couldn't figure out why he suddenly appeared. I thought he was back and then nope. It was like Sliders ended when he passed away. Why did he have to leave the show anyway? I think they should bring the cast back and continue the series - maybe even a movie!moreless
  • One of the lasy classic episodes

    I am a fan of the pre-Maggie episodes of Sliders and this was a treat to be given one after she joined the show. The main story itself was kind of a rip off of The Time Traveler but it still worked. What was great about it was the Rembrant and Professor interaction. We never get to see it often enough but it was beautifully done here.
  • Arriving this devastated world, they see lots of green and young people living with no technology. An earthquake opens and Wade and a local girl with child fall in. Quinn, the professor and Remy can not save her. They get help from the girl's brother.moreless

    The only good thing about this episode is to see Professor Arturo back. Shame he was written out.

    The first thing that it reminds you to is to the original "Time Machine" (1960).

    Laws are they are not allowed to go beyond... (beyond what ?), nor are they allowed to access a place where there is a shaft (again this reminds us to 1960's Time Machine). Quinn gets inside, but then is trapped as the others are caught by the young leader of the locals.

    The locals live in an old skyscraper. Both Remy and Arturo seem to be infected by a plant which grows in their skin. This is later miraculasly cured by water, supposedly given by the gineers (read engineers).

    Underground looks like a plant. The creatures in there are descendants of humans who have adapted themselves to living underground. However seems to me highly unlikely for humans to evolve in such a short period. (20 or 30 years).

    Seeing John Rhys Davis in action is always good, even if the episode is not good. Allthough Arturo's character doesn't really surface here. However this episode is weakly written. No real strenghts in here.moreless
Cleavant Derricks

Cleavant Derricks

Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown

Jerry O'Connell

Jerry O'Connell

Quinn Mallory

Sabrina Lloyd

Sabrina Lloyd

Wade Wells

John Rhys-Davies

John Rhys-Davies

Professor Maximillian P. Arturo

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    • Filmed and intended to air before "The Exodus" two parter, "The Last of Eden" wound up scheduled to premiere after instead. A scene featuring only Wade and Rembrandt was filmed and added to make this a flashback episode.


    • The Time Machine:
      This episode carries many similaritieswith The Time Machine that was written by H.G. Wells. In it, the traveler goes forward into the future where humanity had broken down into two sub-groups. One lived underground and had reverted to a more primal state while the other lived in a more refined and peaceful manner.