In "Sliders," Rembrandt keeps calling Quinn "Q-ball". Why does he do that?
I think I know, I would just like to make sure. In theoretical physics, Q-ball refers to a type of non-topological soliton. The physics in Sliders is kind of hairy: not exactly far-fetched, just silly, like no one's even trying to pursue ... well, any level of scientific verisimilitude. I was thinking that one of the authors may have misread "soliton" as "solution" and figured he'd impress the hell out of his/her colleagues with his/her superior knowledge.