10 Best Episodes of Sliders

In his basement in San Francisco, boy-genius Quinn Mallory unlocks the doorway to an infinite number of Earths. During a test run, Quinn invites co-worker Wade Wells and his teacher Professor Maximillian Arturo to see his new invention. But an increase in power and an early departure leave all three, plus a washed-up soul singer named Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown, lost in a parallel world. Now they must "slide" from world to world, not only adapting to their changing surroundings, but also trying to get back to their world. Will they ever make it home?

Written by Sophie and last updated on jan 30, 2023.

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Sliders - S1E8

#15 - The Weaker Sex (Season 1 - Episode 8)

The Sliders arrive on a world where roles are reversed with women holding the positions of power. Arturo becomes a candidate for the mayoral race in San Francisco, trying to bring about a "men's rights" movement.

The episode was rated 7.80 from 120 votes.

Sliders - S2E12

#14 - Invasion (Season 2 - Episode 12)


The Sliders land in the middle of a strange invasion and Quinn uses the timer to bring down one of the ships. Before barely escaping, the Sliders learn these new villains can slide at will and are soon captured on the next world. They learn their captors are the Kromaggs and are intent on conquering every parallel world.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 111 votes.

Sliders - S5E9

#13 - The Return of Maggie Beckett (Season 5 - Episode 9)

The Sliders arrive on a world where Maggie's double was a heroic astronaut and loved by the public. When she is mistaken for her double, the public gets excited. After being kidnapped by the mysterious Leader, Maggie is taken by the government where she must confront her father.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 59 votes.

Sliders - S4E8

#12 - The Alternateville Horror (Season 4 - Episode 8)


Acid rain forces the Sliders to stay in the Chandler Hotel. Colin claims to have seen a ghost and the timer is mysteriously stolen.

The episode was rated 7.85 from 81 votes.

Sliders - S2E8

#11 - Post Traumatic Slide Syndrome (Season 2 - Episode 8)

The Sliders have come to the most unexpected world of all... home. While Rembrandt and Wade use their sliding adventures to kickstart their careers, Arturo steals the timer and claims sliding as his invention. However, Quinn remains convinced they are not home.

The episode was rated 7.87 from 117 votes.

Sliders - S3E12

#10 - Season's Greedings (Season 3 - Episode 12)


On a world where people are enticed by consumerism and giant malls in the sky, the Sliders get jobs as mall employees to find the mother of an abandoned child. Arturo is a reluctant Santa, Rembrandt and Wade his elves while Quinn gets an administrative job. Meanwhile, Wade faces some strong emotions when she meets her sister and father.

The episode was rated 7.90 from 86 votes.

Sliders - S3E16

#9 - The Exodus (1) (Season 3 - Episode 16)

Things don't look good for the Sliders when they slide to a world that's about to be eradicated by a rogue pulsar. Soon they discover that this world has been developing sliding technology and pool their resources with the U.S. government in a race to escape to a parallel Earth.

The episode was rated 7.91 from 94 votes.

Sliders - S3E4

#8 - The Guardian (Season 3 - Episode 4)


The Sliders arrive on a world just like their own, only time is moving at a rate of twelve years slower than normal. There, Quinn encounters his young double and tries to change an upcoming event in his life, despite the other Sliders' warnings.

The episode was rated 7.92 from 102 votes.

Sliders - S3E17

#7 - The Exodus (2) (Season 3 - Episode 17)

Quinn and Maggie return to her world with Earth Prime's coordinates stored in Jensen's timer. As Wade makes the final list for those who can slide to safety, Arturo races to modify the new timer to slide more people. Unfortunately for them, an unexpected danger lurks the base and one Slider will not make it to the next world.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 98 votes.

Sliders - S1E2

#6 - Pilot (2) (Season 1 - Episode 2)


After barely escaping the last world, the Sliders think they are home. But to their horror, Quinn and Arturo learn they are not and have instead arrived on a world where the Soviet Union rules America. Rembrandt has been arrested for trying to use American money and the only way to save him is for the others to help a group of revolutionaries rescue their imprisoned leader.

The episode was rated 7.95 from 122 votes.

Sliders - S4E19

#5 - My Brother's Keeper (Season 4 - Episode 19)

The Sliders arrive on a world where clones are harvested for spare body parts. Quinn's double is blinded in a lab accident and when Quinn tries to help, he is mistaken for a clone. Meanwhile, the others inadvertently rescue the clone, which Colin tries to teach the importance of family and sacrifice.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 68 votes.

Sliders - S4E22

#4 - Revelations (Season 4 - Episode 22)


With nearly a month until their next slide, the Sliders find themselves extremely bored on a dull world. While the others get jobs, Rembrandt dives into a sci-fi book that bears more than a resemblance to their lives. When the Sliders track down the author, they learn he came from Quinn and Colin's home world.

The episode was rated 7.96 from 76 votes.

Sliders - S2E3

#3 - Gillian of the Spirits (Season 2 - Episode 3)

A lightning bolt strikes the vortex during a slide, damaging the timer and trapping Quinn on the astral plane. Now the Sliders are stranded on a world with 1950s technology and Quinn can not be seen by the others. He tries to get the help from the only one who can see or hear him, a girl that has a history of hearing voices.

The episode was rated 8.00 from 121 votes.

Sliders - S3E2

#2 - Double Cross (Season 3 - Episode 2)


On a world quickly running out of natural resources, Rembrandt meets his number one fan but finds her to be a little to friendly. Meanwhile, Quinn and the others meet Logan, a scientist at Prototronics that's trying to develop sliding. However, they learn her plans for sliding are far from noble.

The episode was rated 8.01 from 107 votes.

Sliders - S1E10

#1 - Luck of the Draw (Season 1 - Episode 10)

When the Sliders land on a seemingly ideal world, Wade wins the lottery. But Quinn discovers that the lottery is population control and the winners are killed.

The episode was rated 8.03 from 114 votes.

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