This thread is (kinda sorta) redundant, as Quantum Leap has been suggested many times over as a franchise that could lend itself for episodic adventure gaming.
It is of course not a realistic idea. Back to the Future is so immensely popular, but Quantum Leap only has a very small fanbase left. TTG will, most likely, hunt for bigger licenses in the future, or, who knows, start to create their own heroes.
But I'll stick with the idea for a moment, because I absolutely wouldn't be against it. I'm a fan of the show, I have four seasons on DVD (but the episodes really start to get lame mid-third season). Consider these just random ideas:
- Quantum Leap would ALSO be a Universal licence, so the connections are established.
- Scott Bacula and Dean Stockwell could voice-act! *heart thumps*
- Every month a completely new area AND completely new characters could pose a slight problem for TTG's tight release schedule.
- Quantum Leap didn't really have much of an overarching story as such, which was a letdown. I think TTG is striving to tell quite different stories.
- Opposed to BTTF, Quantum Leap wanted to focus on specific social/history problems in the visited time periods. I think TTG has next to no experience with this; but I'd love to see how they'd handle this.
- Quantum leap had some very great tunes, but also only very, very few, repetitive ones. The show was just not that big on music, which would have to be changed for a game (doubtlessly!).