A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast

Episode 0053—Six Degrees of Tommy Westphall

May 14, 2020 A Fork In Time Episode 53
A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast
Episode 0053—Six Degrees of Tommy Westphall
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A Fork In Time: The Alternate History Podcast
Episode 0053—Six Degrees of Tommy Westphall
May 14, 2020 Episode 53
A Fork In Time

The final two scenes of series of the 1980's NBC television hospital drama St. Elsewhere recast the entire series as potentially the vivid imagining of one autistic boy, Tommy Westphall.

What are the theoretical "ripple effects" of a television universe ripe with cross-overs that connect to a show that is entirely in the mind of a child?  The implications of this hypothesis are as widespread as they are "whimsical".


Helpful Web Links:
Wikipedia Article on St. Elsewhere

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elsewhere
Wikipedia Article on Tommy Westphall (and the Universe Hypothesis)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Westphall#The_Tommy_Westphall_Universe_Hypothesis

The Tommy Westphall Universe on Wordpress
Summary: https://thetommywestphall.wordpress.com/
Grid: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qrv15i19ypzxgwn/Crossovers_2016.png?dl=0
Key: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ptmduwn92g2as8/cross_key_2016.pdf?dl=0
List:
https://thetommywestphall.wordpress.com/the-master-list/


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Show Notes

The final two scenes of series of the 1980's NBC television hospital drama St. Elsewhere recast the entire series as potentially the vivid imagining of one autistic boy, Tommy Westphall.

What are the theoretical "ripple effects" of a television universe ripe with cross-overs that connect to a show that is entirely in the mind of a child?  The implications of this hypothesis are as widespread as they are "whimsical".


Helpful Web Links:
Wikipedia Article on St. Elsewhere

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/St._Elsewhere
Wikipedia Article on Tommy Westphall (and the Universe Hypothesis)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tommy_Westphall#The_Tommy_Westphall_Universe_Hypothesis

The Tommy Westphall Universe on Wordpress
Summary: https://thetommywestphall.wordpress.com/
Grid: https://www.dropbox.com/s/qrv15i19ypzxgwn/Crossovers_2016.png?dl=0
Key: https://www.dropbox.com/s/5ptmduwn92g2as8/cross_key_2016.pdf?dl=0
List:
https://thetommywestphall.wordpress.com/the-master-list/


Website:
www.aforkintimepodcast.com
E-Mail: aforkintimepodcast@gmail.com
Direct Link to Listener Survey: https://www.aforkintimepodcast.com/listenersurvey

If you enjoy the podcast, you can help by supporting us via Patreon.
https://www.patreon.com/aforkintime

You can follow A Fork In Time on….
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Twitter: @AFITPodcast
Pinterest: www.pinterest.com/aforkintime

Theme Music: Conquer by Shane Ivers - https://www.silvermansound.comdruito a 

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