Feedback: Aug. 17/24, 2012
Your passion for ''Doctor Who,'' ''Chuck,'' and more
Finally, a Doctor Who cover! As a die-hard Whovian, I find it surreal to see the series I used to watch every Saturday on PBS be reborn into mainstream pop culture. As Craig Ferguson put it, Doctor Who is about the triumph of intellect and romance over brute force and cynicism. What other show can top that?
Doctor Who entranced me from the moment I heard that theme. My station aired various incarnations — all of which I gobbled up while debating about which Baker was the cutest. (I think Colin had a narrow victory over Tom.) My childhood is long gone, but my love of the Doctor will never fade.
Your article about my experiences with the Dibbuk Box was a graphic piece of storytelling. Congrats. But I want to clarify that your description of the Museum of Osteopathic Medicine, where I am director, as being ”devoted to the history of alternative medicine” did not come from me. I did not use the word alternative to describe the practice of osteopathic medicine, because it simply is not true. The museum is devoted to the history of osteopathic medicine and osteopathic physicians (D.O.’s), fully licensed physicians who can prescribe medication and practice in all specialty areas, including surgery. D.O.’s are trained to consider the health of the whole person. They also receive additional training that focuses on the body’s structure and function.
Long Live Cult TV!
Our ”25 Best Cult TV Shows From the Past 25 Years” inspired faithful followers to profess their devotion to other shows, such as…
After Chuck‘s season 2 finale, the show survived solely because of fan appreciation, and even though the ratings were disappointing, there was always a core group that stuck with it every single season.
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When CBS canceled Jericho in 2007 after just one season, a fan campaign sent over 20 tons of nuts to the network, an homage to a poignant line from the season finale. Such dedication persuaded CBS to bring the show back for season 2. How’s that for cult?
La Femme Nikita‘s fandom is alive and kicking more than a decade after the original series ended, with hundreds of tribute videos on YouTube and scores of fan fiction. I thought for sure it would make the top 25, if not the top 10!