David Cronenberg’s Videodrome includes the character Professor Oblivion, a McLuhan-esque figure who responds only through the medium of video. Spoiler alert: In the course of the film, Professor Oblivion is revealed to have died some years ago, and is now maintained by his daughter as a library of video recordings edited together as needed to produce new “media appearances”. The character parodies a sometimes cryptic McLuhan through the often oblique “responses” that the futurologist professor makes.