Fans of the Quantum Leap franchise were able to hop aboard their own adventure with Ziggy at "Quantum Leap HQ," which found the mainframe that usually helps Ben leap through time infected with a virus. Upon entering the neon-lit, hazy quantum tunnel, fans were assigned to the bodies of various characters from the TV worlds of Law & Order, The Voice, and Chucky in order to stabilize the timelines and buy the Quantum Leap team enough time to rid Ziggy of the treacherous virus.
Fans enjoy the Quantum Leap activation at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2023. Photo: Caitlin Busch/NBC The instructions from Ben were clear: This virus could "destroy the fabric of the universe. And, more importantly, some of our favorite TV shows."
His final warning, to "not forget to –" ... something ... was lost due to the virus' interference. And from there, fans were off to stabilize the timelines.
A crime scene on display at the Quantum Leap activation during San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2023. Photo: Caitlin Busch/NBC
There, they found a detective at a loss. A local journalist had just been murdered, and having leaped into the bodies of various NYPD officers, it was the fans' job to uncover the evidence. With evidence bags in hand, fans (sorry, the officers) dug through the trash and behind a hot dog cart to find clues — the greatest of which was labeled "No. 4": the murderers' ID, which was tucked under a trashcan lid and guarded by some rats gnawing at old pizza.
Evidence seen at the Quantum Leap activation at San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2023. Photo: Caitlin Busch/NBC Success! The detective congratulated the newly minted officers by revealing the famed "Executive Producer Dick Wolf" hidden behind a curtain — and then immediately attempted to pass off the day's paperwork.
Signs displayed at the Quantum Leap activation during San Diego Comic-Con on July 22, 2023. Photo: Caitlin Busch/NBC But Leapers don't have time for paperwork. The Law & Order timeline was restored, so fans were escorted back to the Quantum Tunnel in order to reach the next universe: a world in which they leap into the bodies of The Voice contestants.
There was one final adventure for fans to discover in the world of SYFY and USA Network's Chucky ... but to learn more, you'll have to head over to SYFY WIRE. Just know that there is a dead body involved.
Rest assured, though: Your favorite shows' timelines were ultimately restored.
"You made it back in one piece!" Ben said via a video message at the end. "I've confirmed with Ziggy that the timelines have been realigned and you have leaped back to San Diego Comic-Con 2023. Please remember that your mission — my mission — is to put right what once went wrong. Like the time I leaped back and convinced them to name the show The Voice instead of 'Spinny Chair Sing-Song Show.' Not a good title.
"Anyway. See you soon for Season 2."