If you are fortunate enough to have time off over the holiday season, I’ll wager that you may spend some of that time in front of the television. Call me a Grinch, but Christmas TV programming is something that I generally avoid. If, like me, you plan on skipping “National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation,” “Christmas with the Kranks” and “Home Alone” 1 through 5 (!), I suggest you settle in for some stem cell viewing instead. While the programs and movies below may not teach you anything new, they will be entertaining.
I’ve compiled a short list of TV shows and movies that feature stem cells in a leading or supporting role. I know this list isn’t exhaustive so please use the comments section below to add or endorse your favourites. My guilty pleasure right now is “Orphan Black.”
|Orphan Black||Amazing Spider-Man|
|Dark Angel||X-Men Wolverine|
|Eleventh Hour||The Island|
|West Wing||The X-Files: I Want to Believe|
|24||The 6th Day|
|South Park||The Boys from Brazil|
|Degrassi: The Next Generation||Multiplicity|
In case you haven’t seen it yet, here’s a preview of “The Amazing Spider-Man” featuring hints of the regenerative medicine storyline.
Our regular feature, Right Turn, showcases the “lighter” side of stem cells and regenerative medicine. Every Friday, we will bring you cartoons, photos, videos and other content that may be just as thought provoking as the written submissions that you are used to finding here, but they definitely won’t be blogs.
As always, we welcome your feedback and we also welcome suitable submissions. Be creative! Use the right (!) side of your brain. Make us laugh! Let’s see if we can make this new direction a positive one for all of us. Send your submission to info(at)ccrm.ca.