Dr. Olivia Benford (Sonya Walger) from FlashForward (2009) is a surgeon in a major city hospital. She is married to FBI Special Agent Mark Benford (Joseph Fiennes).
All humans on Earth mysteriously lose consciousness for 137 seconds while they a vision of their life six months into the future.
Video Link: Janis Hawk – Back in surgery.
Dr. Benford’s aggressive approach to surgery is questioned by surgical intern Bryce Varley. Is she trying to preserve Jane’s fertility because of her ‘FlashForward’?
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Dr. Michael Anthony Brace (Christopher Walken) and Dr. Lillian Reynolds (Louise Fletcher) perfect a virtual reality machine. It can record a person’s thoughts and perceptions and can then be played back for others to experience.
Dr. Reynolds records her death experience. Is there life after death?
Video link: Brainstorm Heart Attack Scene
Dr. Leonard H. McCoy is chief medical officer on the starship U.S.S. Enterprise under the command of Captain James T. Kirk.
He’s dead, Jim!
I’m a doctor! (the McCoyism collection).
Quote: Episode – The Devil In The Dark:
“I’m a doctor, not a …. bricklayer!”
Lyrics of tribute song by S.P.O.C.K.
Senior ship’s surgeon since ’66
Multitalented, knows all the tricks
Been almost everywhere in the galaxy
Traveled time and changed history
Has a running feud with a green-blooded man
Takes every opportunity to argue if he can
He’s one of a kind, says what’s on his mind
You might think he’s complaining when you here him saying
Total Recall (1990) is set in the year 2084.
Douglas Quaid (Arnold Schwarzenegger) does not know if what he is experiencing is real or if it is the false memory vacation to Mars that he purchased from Total Recall. Dr. Edgemar tries to convince Quaid that what he is experiencing is only a paranoid delusion.
Video: Total Recall movie trailer.
Total Recall [Blu-ray]
The Time Machine (1960) story begins in 1899 London.
George (Rod Taylor) tells his friends, David Filby and Dr. Philip Hillyer, that he can use the fourth dimension for time travel.
The course of human evolution has been altered by mutations caused by the radioactivity from nuclear war.
Video: The Time Machine movie trailer.
The Time Machine (Widescreen)
Star Trek is often parodied and in this example, the crew is baffled by a strange medical condition.
Dr. McCoy: Damn it Jim! I’m a doctor not a… [hesitates] well, I guess I am a doctor.
Video: StarTrek TOS – Parody – The Carol Burnett Show.
Apple’s iPhone is evolving into a fusion of the Starfleet Communicator and Starfleet Tricorder.
The Regulation Starfleet Klingon Language Suite is now available for the iPhone.
Standard issue for cadets at Starfleet academy, the Klingon language suite is an integral part of any officer’s electronic reference library and has even been adopted by the Klingon fleet for use by officers interacting with Federation forces.
The Emergencies section can help you save a life!
Dr. Sherman Cottle (Donnelly Rhodes) is the Battlestar Galactica’s chief medical officer. He is portrayed as a heavy smoker.
From Battlestar Galactica (2004):
Doctor Cottle: You are obviously an intelligent, well-educated young woman. Would you mind explaining to me why you waited five years in-between breast exams?
President Laura Roslin: Yes, I would mind. It’s none of your business. I was busy.
Doctor Cottle: And now here you are. [lighting a cigarette]
President Laura Roslin: Yes, here we are…would you mind? [indicating displeasure at his smoking]
Doctor Cottle: I do, actually. [continuing to smoke]
Video link: Under Pressure
- You’ve done much more than that. You’ve taken a patient who should’ve died years ago, and you’ve given her a chance. Despite cancer and the Cylons, and her own obstinate nature…You have my heartfelt gratitude and my thanks.
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Dr Richard Nemur and Dr Anna Straus perform experimental surgery on Charlie Gordon (Cliff Robertson) who is a mentally retarded man. Will the surgery give him intelligence?
Video: Charly video montage.
Scenes from the original Star Trek and that silly Camelot song from Monty Python and the Holy Grail (1975).
We’re Knights of the Round Table.
Our shows are formidable,
But many times we’re given rhymes
That are quite unsingable.