Quantum Leap – Future Boy [3.13]

Sam leaps into Kenny Sharp, an actor in the 1950’s who works on a popular children’s science fiction series as Future Boy, sidekick to Captain Galaxy, as portrayed by veteran actor Moe Stein. Moe’s mental competence is under doubt, and Sam must prevent him from dying in an accident that occurs when Moe runs away from a competency hearing. In trying to help him, Sam learns that Moe believes he has built a working time machine in his basement, using a theory similar to Sam’s own. When the time machine fails to work, Moe breaks down about the past mistakes he was hoping to rectify. This softens the heart of his estranged daughter, and the two reconcile, allowing Moe to grow old with his family rather than in an institution.

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