I just bought this Dvd set for 20 bucks at Wal Mart, and its great! This show came out in the mid 90s and had a decent following. The show is pretty much about a group of people that are traveling between parallel worlds.The main character Quin tests his new invention in which opens up a wormhole that allows him to "slide" into it and travel to another alternate earth. During the first "slide" they encounter a problem in the earth they are visiting and have to make an early slide back to their earth.(They slid into a world where the entire earth is frozen solid and a HUGE twister is bearing down on them) Due to having to slide early, the sliding gadget malfunctions and sends them back not to their original earth, but a different one. They realize this when they start noticying differences in the world that they just landed. The whole premise of this show is about them trying to slide back to their original earth. They have no control over which world they "slide" or how long they spend in the new world, sometimes it could only be hours other times it could be weeks.
The whole idea is pretty cool because they visit worlds that are completley different to ours. Some examples: They visit a world where the dominant sex are the females. In this world males take a back seat and females are the corporate moguls, the politicians and the law. Males are considered the weaker sex and only have positions in the workforce as secretaries and nannies. On an interesting note there is a scene in which the characters are about to watch the President of the United states give a speech, when the president is shown its no other than Hillary Clinton! Remember this show came out in the mid 90s! Could they have fortold the future? lol :)Anyways this show is great, and very intresting. the coolest thing is getting to see alternate earths in which Elvis is alive, Men are endangered species and the Soviet Union controls the US. The 1st and 2nd seasons are included in this DVD set. In future seasons Quinn "the main character" discovers that they are not the only "Sliders" out there, which makes the show more intrestng.