Posted by: Loren Coleman on March 5th, 2009
The people at MonsterQuest have passed along a press release (“Monster Quest Goes Pop”) that points to their show’s growing popular cultural impact.
Here’s a reader-friendly edited version of their release:
MonsterQuest is slowly becoming part of our culture and even pop culture.
Billboards have popped up in downtown Manhattan New York and even along LA Freeways.
A new pop song called “Monsterquester” has been written and performed about the show. It is about to become a new music video.
Reviews are now popping up from celebrities. One such critique was written by Joe Rogan, past host of “Fear Factor,” and can be found on his blog. In October 2008, there was a full page review, “I Was A Monster Virgin,” in Entertainment Weekly by Diablo Cody, the screenwriter of Juno.
One man, Lawrence Friedman, suggests the word “MonsterQuest” be used in the future as a noun to describe a “condition not easily explained in the past.”
MonsterQuest has furthermore spawned a high-end videogame available online for download and at Best Buy stores.
What’s next for MonsterQuest? A new SUV named after the program?
Loren Coleman is one of the world’s leading cryptozoologists, some say “the” leading living cryptozoologist. Certainly, he is acknowledged as the current living American researcher and writer who has most popularized cryptozoology in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Starting his fieldwork and investigations in 1960, after traveling and trekking extensively in pursuit of cryptozoological mysteries, Coleman began writing to share his experiences in 1969. An honorary member of Ivan T. Sanderson’s Society for the Investigation of the Unexplained in the 1970s, Coleman has been bestowed with similar honorary memberships of the North Idaho College Cryptozoology Club in 1983, and in subsequent years, that of the British Columbia Scientific Cryptozoology Club, CryptoSafari International, and other international organizations. He was also a Life Member and Benefactor of the International Society of Cryptozoology (now-defunct). Loren Coleman’s daily blog, as a member of the Cryptomundo Team, served as an ongoing avenue of communication for the ever-growing body of cryptozoo news from 2005 through 2013. He returned as an infrequent contributor beginning Halloween week of 2015. Coleman is the founder in 2003, and current director of the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.