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"Star Light, Star Bright"
QL episode 5x6 - Star Light, Star Bright

Sam must prevent Max Stoddard, an eccentric grandfather living with his son and his family, from being sent to a mental hospital for telling his grandson wild UFO stories in "Star Light, Star Bright" in Season 5.

Episode No.   Season
81 5x6 Five
Episode Information
Original Broadcast Date October 27, 1992
Network: NBC-TV
IMDB: IMDb logo Star Light, Star Bright
Written by: Richard C. Okie
Directed by: Christopher Hibler
Leap Information
Leap Date: May 21, 1966
Place: Charlemont, Massachusetts
Leapee: Maxwell "Max" Stoddard
Chronological Information
Preceded by: "Killin' Time"
Followed by: "Deliver Us From Evil"

Star Light, Star Bright was the sixth episode in Season 5 of Quantum Leap, also the 81st series episode. Written by Richard C. Okie, the episode, which was directed by Christopher Hibler, originally aired on NBC-TV on October 27, 1992.


Sam is Maxwell Stoddard, an eccentric grandfather living with his son and his family. He must prevent his teenage grandson from running away and getting caught up in the drug culture while also preventing the grandfather from being sent to a mental institution for his wild stories about UFOs.

Episode summaryEdit

Sam leaps into the body of 79-year-old Maxwell "Max" Stoddard, who has been seeing UFOs and has been telling everyone who will listen to him. He lives with his son and his daughter-in-law who think he is delusional and decide the time has come to have him committed to a mental institution. His grandson believes him and tries to protect him but with little success. It turns out the military also has an interest in what Max has seen. Meanwhile, Sam tries to repair the deteriorating relationship between Max's son and grandson.

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