Season 1

These episode guides are in the correct order according to episode production order. Please note that season one was heavily out of order during airdate including on the DVDs. You can download a copy of these correct episode guides including a DVD discography at the right of each DVD season page, and at the bottom page of mobile devices.


Dual-Dimension Edition (2004)

Sliders: Seasons 1 & 2 | Copyright © 2004 Universal Studios

You can now own the first and second seasons of Sliders on DVD. This Dual-Dimension Edition set contains 6 discs with added bonus features.

Details:
– 6-Disc Set
– Contains the First and Second Seasons
– Episode Summaries
– Scene Selection
– “Play All” Feature
– Runtime: 16hrs. 59mins.
– Subtitles: English, Español, Français
– Full Frame: 1.33:1
– Language: English Dolby Digital 2.0
– Bonus Features

Highly recommended: Slidecage’s Dual-Dimension Edition Discography PDF. The Dual-Dimension Edition set organizes the episodes in the order of their original airing. This is the incorrect episode production order. By following the Slidecage DVD discography you will be watching the episodes in the order they were intended to be watched.

Bonus Features:

Disc 1: “Pilot” episode audio commentary with co-creators/writers Tracy Tormé and Robert K. Weiss.

Disc 6: The Making of Sliders: A fourteen minute featurette with Jerry O’Connell, Cleavant Derricks, and co-creators/writers Tracy Tormé and Robert K. Weiss.

Photo Gallery: A one minute photo gallery show featuring 25 of the best Sliders photos.

Dual-Dimension DVD Set Photos:
Dual-Dimension Front Cover
Dual-Dimension Front Alternate
Dual-Dimension Back Cover
Dual-Dimension Discs

Menu Episode Index Episode Summary
Scenes Languages Bonus Materials

DVD Review: The Dual-Dimension Edition: The First and Second Seasons (Region 1)
Original Release Date: 8/3/04

The first thing to notice about this set is the metallic appearance of the box and how the discs appear to float out into the clear plastic. It’s a clever design appearance that stands out among the majority of other TV DVD sets. One of the problems however, is that the discs are placed in a thin piece of foam to give you this look. The idea of keeping your DVDs scratch free comes to mind. But remarkably I’ve had no problems of keeping them scratch free in this foam. If you feel like that’s too much of a chance you can always opt. and buy a better DVD case.

This set does have a DVD guide, but it’s glued to the back on the box and to beat it all the guide has the episodes in the order they were originally aired. This is quite troubling even though the FOX network did air them this way. Continuity plays a factor in watching them, that’s why Slidecage offers you a DVD Discography above, which is in accordance to the correct production order– the order they were meant to be watched.

One of the gems of this set is the “Pilot” audio commentary which offers some insights into the show. “The Making of Sliders” offers more insight too, but I really wish it was more than 14 minutes long. The video and audio is presented well but I will point out that the infamous “Sliders whisper” at the end of the theme song is left out in “The Weaker Sex”. The series is also known for using the “Sliders whisper” at commercial breaks and they’re all left out except for the ones in “El Sid”, which of course, makes no sense. The menus have episode summaries, subtitles, and scene selections. The main menu also contains some Sliders theme music with a short interval of collaborated video.

My only major complaints would be the cheap materials used to make the set and the lack of a broad range of extras. However, the extraordinary episodes of the first two seasons more than make-up the downsides I’ve mentioned. I highly recommend this set to all Sliders fans, even to the casual ones.

You can purchase the Dual-Dimension Edition set at your local retailer or at various places online including the: NBC Store.


The First Season (2012)

The first season of Sliders is now available on DVD. This First Season set contains a total of 3 discs with an audio bonus feature.

Details:
– 3-Disc Set
– Contains the First Season
– Episode Summaries
– Scene Selection
– “Play All” Feature
– Runtime: 7hrs. 21mins.
– Subtitles: English, Español, Français
– Full Frame: 1.33:1
– Language: English Dolby Digital 2.0
– Bonus Feature

Bonus Feature:

Disc 1: “Pilot” episode audio commentary with co-creators/writers Tracy Tormé and Robert K. Weiss.

Season One DVD Set Photos:
S1 Front Cover
S1 Back Cover
S1 Inside

Menu Episode Index Episode Summary
Scenes Languages Bonus Materials

DVD Review: The First Season (Region 1)
Release Date: 7/24/12

A little paint and common sense can go a long way. This 2012 re-release has been improved from it’s earlier kin the Dual-Dimension Edition (2004). Just like any DVD this set also has it’s pros and cons.

Unlike the Dual Dimension set that had a foam casing this set is presented in a DVD slim case. It’s a clear slim case that presents some nice artwork and holds the discs in some DVD trays that fold. The artwork has some promotional photos of the cast overlaid in front of a San Francisco cityscape.

Each disc is numbered and has plain text of “Sliders the First Season”. There’s episode summaries, subtitles, and a synopsis of the series on the back of the case.

Now on to the cons of this re-release. What has been a nagging flaw all this time has not been fixed, the episodes are out of order. They are placed on the DVDs according to airdate, which completely ruins the continuity. If you don’t know the correct order you can refer to the “EP Index” menu at the top of the page. As far as extras, seriously? That’s it? There’s no new extra on this set that hasn’t been released before.

What’s nice about this set is the artwork on the inside and outside even though the photos don’t necessarily correspond with the right season. It’s also a relief to finally have a DVD set that is slim and doesn’t take up a lot of space. Believe it or not the Dual-Dimension set which contains season one and two is nearly four times thicker than this packaging.

When it comes down to it, should you buy it? If you’re new to the series and haven’t purchased the series on DVD this set is by far the version to go with. If you already have the Dual-Dimension set? Well if you’re ready to ditch the foam, whenever the price is right.

You can purchase The First Season set at various places online including the: NBC Universal Store.