Tracy Tormé is the son of famed jazz musician Mel Tormé . He attended USC (University of California) for two and half years for the filming arts. He later transferred to the Loyola Marymount University to attend the school of cinema. While there he was hired by NBC in his senior year to join the SCTV show as a comedic writer. At the age of 21 he signed a three year contract as a writer for NBC’s Saturday Night Live Show. He later went to writer and produce shows such as: Storm Riders, Fire in the Sky, Storm Riders, Messenger of Deception, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Odyssey 5, The Outer Limits, and of course Sliders. He later worked with Acclaim Comic books and Berkeley Books to further produce writings on Sliders.
The decline of the sci-fi show was a conflict between Tormé and the Fox Network Executives. Tormé felt that the end of an episode should be linked to the following one. This gave the show’s viewers a sense of enticement for next week’s episode, but the Fox Executives felt it was not needed. They wanted to air the episodes in their favored order instead of Tormé chronological order. This began the decent of the show’s uniqueness. The Fox Network did not want anything political, intellectual, or satire in the show. Instead they wanted an action based show where the viewer has forgotten what has occurred five minutes earlier. Tormé was later embarrassed by the outcome of the third season of Sliders. During the third season the show underwent the direction of the Fox network instead of the original creators of the show.
Robert K. Weiss
Robert Weiss’ credits as a film producer include the three Naked Gun films, Dragnet, The Blues Brothers and Kentucky Fried Movie. For television, he produced Police Squad, the progenitor of the Naked Gun film series. As President of St. Clare Entertainment, Mr. Weiss presides over the development of network and cable television productions. His many shows include Dream On and Weird Science.
A graduate of Southern Illinois University, Mr. Weiss has extensive experience in studio and location video production resources. He has served on the Board of IS Robotics, a Cambridge, Mass. company whose business is the design, development and manufacture of micro-robots for a wide range of applications, including extraplanetary exploration. He currently sits on the Board for The Center for the Study of the Environment, in Santa Barbara. Mr. Weiss lives in California. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America.
During the first season of Sliders, Mr. Weiss was one of the three Executive Producers of Sliders. For the second season, his title was changed to that of Executive Consultant. Mr. Weiss has been known to post on both alt.tv.sliders, on America Online and he has taken part in a number of online chats.
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