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Season 1 Episode 2

A Stranger in Time (2)

Aired Wednesday 8:00 PM Jan 20, 1993 on
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A Stranger in Time (2)
As Lambert enters 1993, he is discovered by a woman who looks exactly like his now dead girlfriend from the future.

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  • The second part of the pilot episode.

    After stopping Dr. Sahmbi in the future Darien has followed him and the others he sent back to 1993. With him he's taken a seemingly innocent car alarm remote that is the key to stunning or sending the criminals back and the future's tiniest A.I. call Selma.

    Upon arriving in the basement of the Smithsonian Darien comes face to face with a woman he thought he lost just days earlier. And, wouldn't you know it during his first meal in 1993 he finds out one of the criminals he's come to track down has stolen the gun that Booth used to shoot Abraham Lincoln and is now on the way to go kill the President of the United States.

    This whole pilot episode was a well crafted masterpiece of Sci-Fi. There's enough humor, feeling, and surprisingly enough the effects hold up nicely 14 years later. Granted the banter is dated and most of the copies you'll probably find look like pure crap you won't regret giving this series a chance.moreless
Mia Sara

Mia Sara

Elyssa Channing-Knox/Annie Knox

Guest Star

Henry Darrow

Henry Darrow

The Chief

Guest Star

Michael Warren

Michael Warren

Frank Matumba

Guest Star

Henk Johannes

Henk Johannes

Sepp Dietriech

Recurring Role

David Franklin

David Franklin

Fredric Redalje

Recurring Role

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (0)

  • QUOTES (8)

    • Darien: I'm going back.
      Police Captain: You crazy bastard. Darien, you can't bring Elyssa back to life.
      Darien: It's what she asked me to do.
      Police Captain: To throw your life away?
      Darien: No, stop that! She's right. Sahmbi broke Dietrich. They went back to take over, and all of the others...scum of this earth, sent back to a world two hundred years more innocent than ours. Can she rest in peace with that? I can't.

    • (Darien appears in the women's restroom at the Smithsonian in 1993)
      Darien: Where are we?
      Selma: We are in the basement of the Smithsonian Museum of History.
      Darien: What's the date?
      Selma: June 15th, 1993, 9:38PM.
      Darien: So there is a parallel universe.
      Selma: You have chosen an odd time to accept the concept.

    • C.L. Burke: It is Duke's contention that Darien Lambert has arrived in the twentieth century. Is that possible!?
      Sahmbi: I may have underestimated Captain Lambert...

    • Darien: (to Selma) I'm feeling very uncertain. What am I doing here? I've lost Sahmbi, the reason I came, I can't bring Elyssa back. So here I am, alone, in a lonely place, a stranger in time. Why? Why endure this, when I could with one stroke place an ad in The Washington Post, pop myself with a red pellet, and go home?

    • Selma: (referring to Annie) She is not Elyssa. If you allow yourself to be seduced by her memory, you will have failed in your--
      Darien Shut up, Selma! Stop being my mother.
      Selma: You never had a mother.
      Darien: Not 'til you.

    • Darien: (preparing to go back to 1993) What about customs, language?
      Frank: I programmed all my personal diaries, some miscellaneous tips, and a lot of slang, like you're not a blanco anymore.
      Darien: What am I?
      Frank: A honky.

    • Airline Passenger: First flight, pal?
      Darien: Yes. Does it always take so long?
      Passenger: We're doing five hundred miles per hour. It's not exactly chopped liver.
      Darien: No...slow liver.

    • Dietriech: (turns around, surprised to see Darien in 1993) You are a ghost!
      Darien: Ghosts are dead. I'm still on your ass.

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    • Police Chief: Who's shoes?
      Darien: Michael Jordan's.
      Police Chief: You'll never fill 'em.
      Darien: McEnroe's were too small.

      These are references to two athletes who had shoe deals with Nike. Michael Jordan is a former basketball player who won six NBA championships with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990s, and John McEnroe was a tennis player who won seven Grand Slam singles titles in the 1970s and 80s.

    • Frank: (pointing to Darien's West Point sweatshirt, responding to his comment that people were thinner in 1993) So was Schwarzkopf!

      This is a reference to Norman Schwarzkopf, a former U.S. Army General who graduated from West Point. Schwarzkopf was the commander during the Gulf War in the 1990s.

    • C.L. Burke: (to Sahmbi, referring to his plan to have the president assassinated) The plan is as old as history, doctor. Is the plan of Bonaparte, Burr, Brutus.

      These are references to three historical figures who are linked to violent events in their political careers. Napoleon Bonaparte was a French military leader who staged a coup in 1799 and eventually became the emperor of France. Aaron Burr was the third Vice President of the U.S. who is famous for mortally wounding Alexander Hamilton, a former Secretary of the Treasury, in a gun duel in 1804. Marcus Janius Brutus was a Roman politician who was involved in the assassination of Julius Cesar.

    • Annie: (referring to Sepp Dietriech) His records are immaculate; his clearance comes from the highest level.
      Darien: You've never encountered forged documents? Treason in high places?
      Annie: This isn't Geraldo.

      Geraldo was a daytime talk show, hosted by Geraldo Rivera, that ran from 1987 to 1998. The show was often referred to as "Trash TV" because of its guests' controversial theatrics.