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Sliders - Third Season (1995)

Jerry O'Connell , John Rhys-Davies  |  NR |  DVD
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: Jerry O'Connell, John Rhys-Davies, Sabrina Lloyd, Cleavant Derricks
  • Format: Box set, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Full Screen, NTSC, Subtitled
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono)
  • Subtitles: French, Spanish
  • Subtitles for the Hearing Impaired: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 4
  • Rated: NR (Not Rated)
  • Studio: Universal Studios
  • DVD Release Date: July 19, 2005
  • Run Time: 2206 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009JE6FC
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #25,063 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Sliders - Third Season" on IMDb

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Mastermind Quinn Mallory (Jerry O'Connell) returns for more fantastical adventures as he continues traveling from universe to universe in the complete Third Season of Sliders. Along with comrade Wade (Sabrina Lloyd), physics professor Arturo (John Rhys-Davies), and Rembrandt "Crying Man" Brown (Cleavant Derricks), Quinn explores new and mysterious Earths and along the way encounters tornadoes, droughts, wizards, warlocks and even his own younger self. Featuring TV's hottest guest stars, including Apollonia Kotero, Corey Feldman and Danny Masterson, Sliders will rock your world. All 25 thrilling episodes of season three are here in this 4-disc set and available for the first time on DVD! Sliders: The Third Season. Will they ever make it home?

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61 of 66 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Sliding" into season 3 of cult sci-fi show July 18, 2005
First this is an honest to goodness review of the boxed set. There's no speculation here as to what's in the set. The first two seasons of "Sliders" found the series looking for its "slider legs" so to speak. By the second short season the series had found its niche and a solid direction for the series. Both seasons had their fair share of strong episodes. The third season was the first full one with 25 episodes produced. While there were about as many quality episodes here as seasons 1 & 2, we get a number of the series best episodes here including one where Dr. Arturo leaves the group permanently in a moving episode. Regardless, season three had a number of strong episodes ("Rules of the Game", "Number 1 Fan", "The Exodus" Parts 1 & 2 and "The Guardian" are a few highlights). I'm not going to go over the plots of the episodes (there's too many to do justice to the series)but you can find synposis of each at the website.

Image and sound quality are exceptionally good. The series looks great with vivid, bold colors and features nice use of the Dolby Digital Surround format (evidently Universal must be thinking of the other "Sliders" produced on an alternate Earth as they list the soundtrack as being in mono in a number of places). Extras are light for season three with only a gag reel (provided by one of the fan sites). There was more material that another fan site had and would have offered Universal for free if they had been contacted in time (at least according to Gord Lacey at tvondvd). I'm hoping he's right as, perhaps, we could see this material on the mixed fourth season boxed set.
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35 of 38 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Horrible Case Design October 6, 2005
Whoever designed the cases/discs for both of the Sliders sets so far needs to be fired. Both cases are a huge risk to the discs. In the first one, its pretty easy to scratch them against one another. And this one is even worse!!! The double-sided discs wouldn't have been a problem if they hadn't arranged the case the way they did. Having to take the top disc out to get to the bottom disc? Absolutely ridiculous!. And you practically have to hold the case open with both hands just to open it wide enough to get the discs out without scratching them. Then, you've got no hands left to grab the disc(s)!!! If you plan on buying this series, plan on investing in a set of cases too. There's no way you should keep them in the case they come in.
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27 of 30 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Good show in a crap package. August 12, 2005
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The title pretty much sums it up. Sliders is an excellent program. The episodes are inventive, the characters are likeable, and the acting is usually very good. However, this is a review for the DVD set, not for the program itself, and, while the program is highly entertaining and one of my favourites, the DVD set is, quite possibly, the worst that I own.

The four double-sided discs come in a floppy plastic package. There is no episode list in the packaging, unlike most other DVD sets that include one to help you keep your place, and very little liner material. That which is provided is adhered lightly to the box with dry glue. The fact that the discs are double-sided makes them more fragile and prone to being scratched as there is no 'safe' side to touch. The flimsy plastic of the cases is difficult to hold open and provides little protection. Furthermore, the discs are stacked on top of each other, so you often have to pick up one to get at the one beneath it, increasing the opportunity for damaging the disc. I can barely imagine a more irritating package design. An empty box with DVDs in protective CD sleeves would be more convenient.

There are also few extras included, and you have to watch the Universal logo animation over and over and over. Clearly, this package was put out to convince us to buy more, which isn't likely to happen if they don't improve the materials. It's sad that such a terrific show wound up being so mistreated.
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17 of 18 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A Tough Year for Sliding January 16, 2007
A lot of stuff going on this season, the departure of Arturo and the arrival of the soldier babe. The season began well enough, but unfortunately, some of the ideas were really not well conceived.

Personally, there were many missed opportunities that seemed in the first season and part of the second, to hold so much hope they'd cover. With so much "alternate history/earth" ideas having been around for a long time, one wonders why they tried to create their own. It isn't that they were bad, just not very well developed. Without going in to this episode or that, it's just a comment about direction more than content.

I still like the series and hope they put out the last two seasons eventually. I bought this so clearly it was enjoyable to me, and is still. But I'm a Science Fiction fan and am willing to let some things go for the sake of the conceptual whole; they call that 'suspension of disbelief', a willingness to let the story tell itself without pointing out the sometimes glaring errors and/or problems with the concept or idea they are asking you to embrace.

I guess it's just disappointing when they start changing a series because ratings (adding "sex appeal") are more important than content and substance, which became even more problematic in the final two seasons. They did seem to struggle to maintain some kind of conceptual relevance and good story telling, and it is evident in some of the episodes. Pushing the story arc along helped.

Not the best of reviews, but honest. And I think that is what you really want in a review, right?
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3.0 out of 5 stars The beginning of the end
After season three this show jumps the shark. Hardly any main characters left. The theme of the show changes but episodes are still watchable .
Published 22 days ago by jimmy
5.0 out of 5 stars john Rhys-davies good-bye
I love this series. It is the best of tv. Entertainment and thoughtful and insightful drama that provides what novels usually do --wisdom
Published 26 days ago by mandrake
3.0 out of 5 stars why didn't they make a better holder
The reason this got 3 stars is the way they packaged it some of the DVD's would get scratched and this season is the season the professor died. Read more
Published 26 days ago by thomas henry
5.0 out of 5 stars happy with service
happy with all my purchases some were gift so cant give reveiw but i knw recipients r happy ..all good
Published 27 days ago by tracy oraz
5.0 out of 5 stars Still Sliding, Lost Wade, But picked up Maggie.
This season Wade is no more, Maggie is the new member and what a member. Good looks, can fight, and...Well your gonna have to watch to see this wonderful lady. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Shania Cheyanne
5.0 out of 5 stars Some unexpected consequences
This is probably my favorite season, I haven't seen the fifth yet. In this season, it seems that everyone does a little growing up and the acting gets better as well.
Published 2 months ago by Gloria Zimerman
3.0 out of 5 stars Packaging could have been better
The first two seasons are the best, hands-down. The third season suffered from studio meddling, manifested in blatant knock-offs of popular movies of the time. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Justin Oberhaus
3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyable SciFi
Still an enjoyable season traveling to different dimensions. Started going downhill this season with the departure of John Rhys-Davies as Prof Arturo and the addition of Magie. Read more
Published 3 months ago by SciFiFan
2.0 out of 5 stars Most episodes played OK, some did not.
Not all of the episodes would play. Some episodes would skip or stop making it frustrating to try to watck them.
Published 4 months ago by Larry E. Boger
5.0 out of 5 stars The Greatest SCI-FI T.V. Show of All Time.
I love jerry o connell from sliders which i absolutely enjoyed watching when i was a young boy back in the late '90s.
Published 5 months ago by mickey mantle
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Unplayable discs?
I'm on my second set, and the first disc is having problems with the same Acid Test episode as the set I just put into the mail... I'm thinking there are serious issues...
Mar 31, 2008 by Amazon Customer |  See all 6 posts
I agree fully I am not very happy with MANY shows that have seen one or two season released and then nada more. Especially shows that are off the air. I think this should be released in cheap (no features, no frills) all seasons packaging. This would make at least myself happier than investing... Read more
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where is season four?
I would like to know the same thing? Anybody know when it's expected to be released?
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Universal released Sliders Season Four on DVD on March 25, 2008. They should have Sliders Season Five released sometime during the Holidays of 2008 or in 2009.
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