Review – Theorizing

Review – Theorizing

On October 12, 2153, Captain Jonathan Archer and Doctor Sam Beckett reciprocally leap in time, in this Quantum Leap crossover.


Review – Theorizing

The idea of crossing Dr. Sam Beckett to Captain Jonathan Archer has been done by others before. That much is for certain. I had wanted to do this for a while, and then the opportunity suddenly presented itself.


The story opens with Beckett materializing onto the NX-01, and meeting Jennifer Crossman.  The time period for Quantum Leap is after the end of the series, so Sam has been leaping about in time under all sorts of odd circumstances and those include going past the beginning and end of his natural life span. The show’s creators had said that, if the series had continued, the leaps would have gotten odder, and so going to ancient Rome or even to the taming of fire by primitives would certainly fit the bill there.

Review – Theorizing
Donna and Al

As Beckett meets Crossman, he seems (she still thinks he’s Captain Archer) a bit faint. She gets him to Sick Bay, where he yells in alarm when he sees Dr. Phlox.  It’s explained to him, eventually, that Archer was in the midst of early negotiations with the Xindi, Degra. Beckett, feeling this is his reason for being on board the Enterprise, asks to be debriefed and vows to attempt the mission.

Meanwhile, on Earth, and a good century previously, Admiral Al Calavicci is trying to work with a somewhat agitated Jonathan Archer. As Tina, Gooshie, Verbena Beeks, and Sammy Jo Fuller all help Jonathan figure out what he needs to do, Donna Eleese stays back.  Eventually, Jonathan realizes that the reciprocal leap is a lot less about Degra (although Sam does confront the Xindi) than it is about Donna.

Story Postings


The story is Rated K.


I really loved putting together two of my all-time favorite shows, in an effort to make them both work together like a well-oiled machine. Did I pull it off? Let me know in the comments!

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  1. Hello, it’s me again. 🙂 It seems like we think in a similar way. I have too write a Ent-QuantumLeap crossover, (Myra & Shedar). Sam ends up in Archer and he’s really confused, but he manages to save Reed’s life (on a land party) when he has an anaphylactic shock . In the meantime, the NX-01 rescues two strange alien women, Myra and Shedar. The first one is a “leaper” more or less like Becket (but without technology) and the second her guardian. Later, they discover that Trip is a “voyager” too, but if he doesn’t know, at time. (This ability od his it’s the way I’ve saved Trip from his stupid destiny of TAtV….) At the end of my story, Sam Beckett can go back to home. 🙂

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