Way back when I was watching the series reruns on USA Network I purchased a few of the official QL novels. I have about four of them and among them is an origin story for the project. In watching the series both on ION and my dvds I've become fascinated with the dynamics of the people Sam left behind in the future and Sam's relationships with them. I've never read QL fic so I decided to mine my own collection in hopes of satisfying that curiosity. Quantum Leap: Prelude does take some liberties with aspects from the show but it is an interesting read. It's got rival scientists, attempts at sabotage and plausible explanations for quirks in the show like Al's colorful wardrobe, the special "ingredients" that made Ziggy so groundbreaking, and most importantly the accidental flaw that prevents Ziggy from retrieving Sam throughout the series. While looking around online I've discovered that in the years since I've moved away from QL even more official novels have been released. I don't know about their quality but it'll be interesting to fish around online and see what fans are saying about. I'm glad the fans got them but at the same time I can't help but feel a bit envious. QL is a wonderful cult show that has managed to continue with the production of official content (the novels) years after the show has gone off the year. Yet my beloved Forever Knight never really got that that opportunity. I guess it just makes me sad. And while one the subject of Forever Knight and Quantum Leap I noticed that one of the latter episodes was written by Gillian Horvath who wrotes such FK episodes as "Queen of Harps" and "A Fate Worse Than Death". John Kapelos also guest starred as an Egyptian archeologist.
brightknightie has kindly posted on her journal a list of FK prompts for galpalficathon . There are so many to choose from. They're that good. The goal of the ficathon is "to celebrate non-sexual/non-romantic relationships between women." FK isnt the only fandom represented. Battlestar Galactica, Dark Angel, the DC universe, Doctor Who, Friday Night Lights, Gossip Girl, Smallville, Stargate: Atlantis, Stargate SG1, Sarah Connor Chronicles, and X-Files are just a few of the other fandoms with prompts.
I read a few days ago about the impending demolition of Yankee Stadium and I instantly thought of Prufrock's Love historical AU X-Files fanfic A Moment in the Sun. I remember reading it when it was a WIP. It also happened to be the first AU and historical fic I ever read. I thought it fitting that I revisit the fic given the Mulder's former profession in the fic. It's not my most favorite pru fic (that distinction belongs to Paracelsus) but it ranks up there. It's Mulder and Scully involved in the early stages of the XF mytharc with a good dose of mytharc, angst, and MSR.
"Mr. Baseball and Miss All-American-Brains-and-Beauty,
despite being the center of a global conspiracy,
weren't the most exciting couple on the planet."
I caught DirectTV's breathtaking promo for season 3 of Friday Night Lights. Sadly there was no Jason or Smash but Coach, Mrs. Coach, Julie, Matt, Lyla, Landry, Tyra, and Riggins were present and accounted for. It's eerily beautiful. Everyone is