Much fuss in the media

Much fuss in the media this morning about last night’s public post mortem, the first to be held in this country for 170 years.
I don’t really have an opinion on it, but I do wonder if the fuss is being driven not so much by the autopsy itself as by the fact that Professor Gunther von Hagens is such a showman – and possibly even your archetypal mad German scientist, a character type that has attracted the public interest right back to the time of Bela Lugosi, and Boris Karloff in the 1920s and 30s. Not forgetting Peter Lorre:
Evil Scientist...... Boo! - cel from Hair Raising Hare, 1949

I also suspect that Prof von Hagens uses the same milliner as Herr Flick:
mad German scientistFlick ze Gestapo