To me, Gene Wilder is still the definite Willy Wonka (I saw the film in first-run as a kid), so I'm glad he keeps the role ITTL. Hope you can expand some on what the reaction TTL in the U.S. is to "UFO" as audiences compare it to Trek. Not surprised "THX-1138" flopped ITTL too. From what I've heard of it, I don't think it'd be much of a go in any TL much like ours. Due to the far more SF-friendly zeitgeist ITTL, I'm pretty sure "Star Wars", in some form, does eventually get made and does become a big hit - perhaps it even comes along earlier than OTL - but Lucas will have to play ball with the studios to make it happen. Will "Planet of the Apes" make it to the small screen ITTL too? I'm pretty sure that the film series got going just before or just after the POD, and, with (you guessed it) the more receptive climate for genre films, was as popular or more ITTL as IOTL. I wonder if the TV program might even actually last at least a little longer... You asked for my comments on the ladies of '70's TV, right? To be candid, I personally always found the women of '60's and '80's TV to be hotter, for the most part; even though I hit puberty in the late 1970's, I never liked the whole "jiggle" thing. I'm hard of hearing, and got one of the first closed-captioning units (back when they were standalone add-ons to TV's rather than being built into the circuitry); my mother always used to tease me that I got CC because I wanted to watch "Three's Company", which was always good for making me splutter indignantly (I made much of spluttering at the time that it was one of the stupidest things I'd ever seen, though in retrospect the late John Ritter did some of his best and funniest work on that show). The '70's actresses who "floated my boat", as it were, were in the movies. (I should add, by the way, that my knowledge of U.S. '70's TV has a great big yawning three-year-wide gap in it, from 1974 to 1977, as I was living on Okinawa during that time period. I was watching either old '60's and early-'70's reruns on Armed Forces TV - which is where I really developed my Trek fandom - or Japanese TV, which is where I got my introduction to anime, especially the classic giant-mecha shows created by Go Nagai and others during that period.) OK, there's a big exception to my above dictum: Lynda Carter in "Wonder Woman". YOWZA! With the greater success of genre TV, I would expect that WW will be made pretty much as OTL, though I don't know if Carter will get her big break on that show (originally, as you know, Cathy Lee Crosby had the role, which is flat-out silly; she looks absolutely nothing like Diana, whereas Lynda is a dead ringer.) Oh, and by the way: '70's fashions mainly sucked rocks. Take it from someone who lived through that decade, and actually (shudder shudder) dressed like a Saturday Night Fever disco lizard a time or two in high school.