Wednesday, October 7th, 1998
1: Pilot (1)
The U.S. government adapts technology from an alien spacecraft at Roswell and create a device that can travel back in time seven days. When Washington is devastated by a terrorist attack, the need to find a capable pilot becomes essential and with time running out, only mental patient and ex-military man Frank Parker proves suitable.
Wednesday, October 7th, 1998
2: Pilot (2)
Parker must thwart the plans of the terrorists who blew up Washington, while tracking them to Russia and finding out about their back-up plan to detonate a poison gas bomb.
Wednesday, October 14th, 1998
3: The Gettysburg Virus
Parker is sent back in time by a dying Olga to stop the spread of a deadly mutated Ebola virus.
Wednesday, October 21st, 1998
4: Come Again?
Talmadge decides to authorize the use of Backstep in order to save Dr. Jonathan Axelrad, a man with the secret to cold fusion. But everything is not what it seems...
Wednesday, October 28th, 1998
A tanker truck filled with a deadly acid explodes killing 86 people and devastating the North Korean embassy and threatening to trigger a war.
Wednesday, November 4th, 1998
6: Doppleganger (1)
When the team at Never Never Land compound hears news that the United States is in danger of being taken over by terrorists, Operation Back Step is put into effect. However, after Dr. Ballard modifies the sphere, a glitch causes Frank Parker to separate into two people.
Wednesday, November 11th, 1998
7: Doppleganger (2)
Good-Frank tries to make his way to Backstep to stop Starker from initiating his military coup and taking over the U.S. government (with the aid of Parker's evil duplicate) while the U.S. and China are on the brink of nuclear war.
Wednesday, November 18th, 1998
8: Shadow Play
A young secretary, Rebecca, goes underground after the NAS office she works for is destroyed in an explosion and it is believed that she is the one responsible.
Wednesday, November 25th, 1998
9: As Time Goes By
Just as Parker and Olga start to become romantically involved, Olga's husband Josef returns from the future to claim his wife and join the team.
Wednesday, December 16th, 1998
When Parker and Donovan are to be honored at the White House, they are caught up in an intricate assassination scheme.
Wednesday, January 27th, 1999
11: HAARP Attack
Parker must prevent a terrorist plot to have American planes bomb a U.S. command center in Saudi Arabia, but an accident during the Backstep makes things go a little crazy.
Wednesday, February 3rd, 1999
12: Last Card Up
After a disastrous confrontation between a religious cult and the U.S. government, Parker is sent back in time to undo the event.
Wednesday, February 10th, 1999
13: Last Breath
When a Russian spy submarine gets trapped on an ice shelf off the coast of Alaska, its nuclear fuel is released into the atmosphere, causing widespread devastation. Parker must link up underwater with the submarine before it happens again.
Wednesday, February 24th, 1999
After a sabotaged Backstep, Parker seems to be killed. Now a disembodied Parker must somehow convince Olga he's not dead.
Wednesday, March 3rd, 1999
15: Daddy's Girl
The Vice-President's illegitimate daughter, an Air Force flyer, is shot down in Bosnia. After she's killed along with her Ranger rescue team, and her father kills himself out of grief, Parker must jump back in time to save the mission.
Wednesday, March 31st, 1999
16: There's Something About Olga
Olga is kidnapped and replace by a look-alike, with the intention of stealing Operation Backstep's secrets.
Wednesday, April 21st, 1999
17: A Dish Best Served Cold
A former Backstep pilot, thought to be dead, seeks revenge by trying to sabotage the Sphere.
Wednesday, May 5th, 1999
18: Vegas Heist
As the team vacations in Las Vegas, a group tries to rob a casino to save their African village.
Wednesday, May 12th, 1999
When a Back-Step is made to prevent a toxic spill, Parker discovers an alien cover-up.
Wednesday, May 19th, 1999
Parker balks when ordered to kill an autistic savant, Walter, whose code-breaking skills are put to use by enemy spies to kill 20 CIA agents.
Wednesday, May 26th, 1999
Parker discovers a secret lab at Never Never Land with an alien alive from the Roswell UFO crash - the alien escapes and sets off a nuclear disaster.
Wednesday, September 29th, 1999
1: The Football
The President's briefcase containing the missile controls is lost on the streets of Washington D.C.
Wednesday, October 6th, 1999
2: Pinball Wizard
Teens playing video games are actually being used to pilot missiles.
Wednesday, October 13th, 1999
When a supercomputer with artificial intelligence deactivates the U.S. nuclear weapons systems, Parker must take advantage of its infatuation with him.
Wednesday, October 20th, 1999
4: For the Children
Parker quits when a Backstep is cancelled that would have saved children on a subway train from being killed, and the team must question whether they obey NSA orders or act on their consciences.
Wednesday, November 3rd, 1999
5: Two Weddings and a Funeral
A falling scaffolding hurts Parker, and as Olga keeps vigil over him in his coma, she professes her love for him just as he wakes up to hear her. Through an increasing series of dares they end up getting married . . . but all is not what it seems.
Wednesday, November 10th, 1999
6: Walk Away
An alien implant cures Dr. Ballard's paralysis, but results in his mind being taken over by Adam, the Roswell alien (from ""Lifeboat"").
Wednesday, November 17th, 1999
7: Sister's Keeper
Parker backsteps to save Olga's sister, Svetlana, from the Russian mafia.
Wednesday, November 24th, 1999
8: The Collector
Parker Backsteps to prevent a collapsed dam from killing people, but when under the influence of alcohol lands in the middle of an execution, letting a serial killer escape. Frank insists on taking on the investigation to make up for his screw-up.
Wednesday, December 15th, 1999
9: Love and Other Disasters
A wiring problem causes an explosion at the wedding of Princess Lisette, and Parker must Backstep to protect the Princess and Olga, after discovering terrorists were responsible.
Wednesday, January 5th, 2000
10: The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea
Parker must Backstep to prevent a submarine from blowing up, and a U.S. cruiser in the area from triggering a nuclear war between China and the U.S.
Wednesday, January 12th, 2000
11: Time Gremlin
A doctor in California destroys the entire state by experimenting with explosive fault line devices, and Parker must prevent a tidal wave from killing over ten million people. Complications arise when he Backsteps and ends up with a strange creature capable of generating temporal disruptions that is intent on destroying Backstep.
Wednesday, February 9th, 2000
12: Buried Alive
Parker Backsteps to prevent a mine shaft from exploding and killing thousands of people, including a nearby military base. However, things go awry when the Sphere materializes deep within the Earth and the Backstep team have no idea where Frank is or what he was sent back to avert.
Wednesday, February 16th, 2000
13: The Backstepper's Apprentice
Parker Backsteps to save a Nobel Peace Prize recipient, but passes through the side of an airline flight, causing it to crash. A boy on board the plane is taken along with Frank into the past, and he must save the Peace Prize winner, stop the crash, and help the boy save his grandfather.
Wednesday, February 23rd, 2000
14: Deja Vu All Over Again
Parker must save Talmadge, who is captured by commandos who intend to torture and kill him for information on Operation Backstep. But when he fails, only his newfound ability to loop time lets him complete the mission.
Wednesday, March 1st, 2000
15: Space Station Down
Parker must prevent the Global Space Station from exploding in space and releasing large amount of plutonium into Earth's atmosphere...but due to the narrow threshold he must dock with it in space.
Wednesday, March 22nd, 2000
16: The Cuban Missile
Parker Backsteps to stop Fidel Castro's son Teo, a boxer, from being murdered in his comeback fight - an incident that leads to Castro launching a nuclear missile strike on Miami.
Wednesday, April 5th, 2000
17: X-35 Needs Changing
Parker and Olga must recover a kidnapped baby created in a lab as part of a genetic experiment to breed super-geniuses.
Wednesday, April 19th, 2000
18: Brother, Can You Spare a Bomb?
Parker must Backstep to prevent Ramsey's younger brother, mentally ill and off his medication, from killing a Senator.
Wednesday, April 26th, 2000
19: Pope Parker
When the Pope is assassinated, a mixed-up Backstep occurs and Parker finds himself occupying the body of the Holy Pontiff.
Wednesday, May 3rd, 2000
20: Witch Way to the Prom
Parker Backsteps to prevent three high school girls from accidentally blowing up a hotel, but it turns out to be a bit more involved then that.
Wednesday, May 10th, 2000
21: Mr. Donovan's Neighborhood
When a reverend fighting against drug deals in Donovan's old neighborhood gets killed, Donovan's sister is killed as well. Donovan investigates and is arrested for killing one of the men responsible, and Frank engineers a Backstep to go back and save his friend.
Wednesday, May 17th, 2000
22: Playmates and Presidents
Parker is ordered to Backstep in order to prevent a Presidential candidate from being assassinated. His mission is a success and the Governor asks him to join his campaign team, but Frank soon discovers the Governor has psychological issues and his daughter is trying to get the evidence to the public.
Wednesday, May 24th, 2000
23: The Cure
A scientist comes up with a cure for cancer, unaware it will unleash a deadly plague. The NSA of 168 years in the future send back an assassin to kill her before her ""cure"" wipes out the world.
Wednesday, October 11th, 2000
1: Stairway to Heaven
Atmospheric interference causes Parker to return from a back-step with a woman who died fifteen years ago, and whose presence threatens to unravel the fabric of the universe.
Wednesday, October 18th, 2000
Donovan puts his resignation from the team on hold in order to help Parker with a rescue operation to maintain peace in Bosnia.
Wednesday, October 25th, 2000
Parker teams with an old friend, a Navy SEAL, to prevent the assassination of the new president of Columbia at a White House state dinner.
Wednesday, November 1st, 2000
4: The Dunwych Madness
Mentnor's post-World War II experiments return to haunt him, as a virus that causes homicidal madness gets loose in an isolated New England village.
Wednesday, November 8th, 2000
5: Olga's Excellent Vacation
Olga and Parker get romantically involved when he backsteps to save her life after she encounters terrorists blowing up an oil line in the wilderness area she's vacationing in.
Wednesday, November 15th, 2000
6: Deloris Demands
Parker ignores phone calls from someone claiming to be an old girlfriend, Deloris, until she carries out her threat to paralyze the nation's air traffic control system.
Wednesday, November 22nd, 2000
7: The Fire Last Time
While on a mission to prevent the murder of the U.S. Attorney General by a religious zealot, Parker is plagued by flashbacks to a disastrous mission in Somalia where the rest of his team were killed.
Wednesday, December 20th, 2000
Unaware that a vengeful Chechen rebel is tracking him, Parker leads terrorists to Project Backstep.
Wednesday, January 3rd, 2001
9: Top Dog
When Talmadge becomes incapacitated because of an apparent brain aneurysm, Nathan Ramsey is appointed as his successor, and Ramsey immediately begins to implement Parker's removal.
Wednesday, January 10th, 2001
10: Adam & Eve & Adam
When a neutron bomb accident obliterates all other life on Earth, Parker, Olga, Owsley, and an army officer undertake an arduous journey to reach Project Backstep and reverse things before their 7-day window of opportunity expires.
Wednesday, January 31st, 2001
11: Head Case
Parker must prevent the U.S. President from being blackmailed after agents of a South American dictator steal his private psychiatric tapes.
Wednesday, February 7th, 2001
A missile test disaster sends Parker back in time to find a beautiful revenge-minded thief who has stolen the device that will cause the disaster.
Wednesday, February 14th, 2001
13: The First Freshman
Parker has his hands full when he has to Backstep to prevent the death of the U.S. President's rebellious daughter at the hands of a vicious killer.
Wednesday, February 21st, 2001
Parker must decide whether or not to heed the words of a man who claims to have Backstepped from the far future, and warns that Earth's safety depends on the death of a revered holy man.
Wednesday, February 28th, 2001
15: Crystal Blue Persuasion
An astronaut returns with an alien virus that makes him irresistible to women, and Olga soon finds herself pregnant with a clutch of alien babies.
Wednesday, March 21st, 2001
16: Empty Quiver
A militia leader detonates a nuclear bomb in Washington, but the Backstep goes awry when the Sphere goes back without Parker - the team has 7 days to figure out what disaster is coming and resolve it before it's too late, and all they have to help them is a reluctant psychic who was part of one of Mentnor's past experiments.
Wednesday, March 28th, 2001
A power surge sends Parker into a mirror universe where his colleagues now play threatening roles.
Wednesday, April 4th, 2001
18: The Final Countdown
Parker must prevent an overzealous officer from launching a nuclear missile during a crisis with Korea.
Tuesday, May 8th, 2001
19: The Brink
Parker must go back to his old mental hospital to work undercover to find a killer who influences others to kill and maim based on astrological patterns.
Tuesday, May 15th, 2001
20: Sugar Mountain
A boy with the psychic ability to project fire kills a Canadian trade minister and Parker must stop him and relieve him of his powers.
Tuesday, May 22nd, 2001
21: Born in the USSR
In Russia over 38,000 people are wiped out by Sarin gas, but it is a ploy by a Russian military officer to gain access to Olga and create their own Backstep Sphere.
Tuesday, May 29th, 2001
22: Live: From Death Row
Parker causes the delay of an important Backstep mission to go to New Orleans to prove the innocence of an old friend scheduled for execution for a murder he didn't commit.