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Where can I find more information on forensic...

nnnnnFormer Chief Medical Examiner of LA County, Thomas Noguchi, MD, (probably qualifying as LA’s real-life Quincy) wrote two books on the topics and various issues the series examined in its weekly homicide investigations. Entitled Coroner and Coroner at Large, they present the topic of forensic pathology from a true-life perspective. Meanwhile, free-lance author Jon Zonderman […]

How come Quincy and Sam never have blood on t...

nnnnnThey’re professional and very careful at what they do! (What can I say? grin) Unlike today’s shows, this was feared to potentially turn more viewers off than on. During the series’ infancy and initial creation, it was believed that shows about “Coroners and Morticians” had little place for 1970s prime time television audiences. However, it […]

Why is the “punk episode” enormously popular?

nnnnnThe infamous “punk rock episode” is classic early 79/80 typecasting at its best. At least, that’s the view shared by many over at Usenet’s alt.punk newsgroup! “Next Stop, Nowhere” depicts the negative consequences of “violent” music, peer pressure, drugs, and adolescence had exemplified by many post-baby boom teens who grew up with a steady diet […]

How accurately detailed are the causes of dea...

nAccording to Marc Scott Taylor as accurate as can be humanly possible for a TV show. Taylor, QME technical assistant, and actor, admits that it wasn’t always easy getting the right person to handle the medical equipment and procedures in an accurate representation. But if removal and dissection of a lung or liver during part […]