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  1. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)

    Well, what do you mean by Lowlands? The Netherlands? (if so, no, no movement there after the SS was put down)
  2. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)
    Threadmarks: Map: Europe, August 31st, 1944

    Map: Europe August 31st, 1944 (Work in Progress [*]) [*] Based off the June 1944 map available here: https://www.alternatehistory.com/wiki/doku.php?id=resources:europe_wwii_map_series. I've just tinkered with the borders and color. I'm not particularly good at map making and I have to juggle...
  3. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)
    Threadmarks: XVIII. Late August to Early September, 1944 (II)

    XVIII. September 1944: Now undisputed master of German intelligence, Walter Schellenberg tries to find a way out of the war August 1st to September 1st, 1944 Berlin, Germany: Despite devoting most of their collective efforts to taking office, consolidating power, and generally dealing both...
  4. WI: No De Gaulle?

    There are alternatives to De Gaulle, but as it's been aptly pointed out, De Gaulle's actions in June 1940 - which earned him a ton of criticism and even resulted in other relevant individuals not wanting to work with him - provided a key boost in the long term. Without his forceful personality...
  5. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)
    Threadmarks: XVII. Late August to Early September, 1944 (I)

    XVII. August 1944: After taking the fight to Thomas Dewey, Vice President Henry Wallace battles a major scandal July 1st to August 20th, New York City, United States of America: Following a competitive primary season that marked their thirteenth year out of power, the Grand Old Party had...
  6. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)

    Thanks for the detailed comment! I've altered previous updates to correct Pétain's rank, as well as the references to 1875 and 1940. (can't comment on the speculation yet, but would love to)
  7. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)

    I apologize for the extremely delayed response, but I haven't made a wikibox for it yet. There's only the ones I did a long time ago, but I'll definetly make more wikiboxes later. I do need to get the storyline moving first, I was really stuck with the Warsaw/Paris storlines and it's only this...
  8. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)

    Indeed! I took a much needed pause to do more research and organize the narrative. Including this one, I have three updates ready, which will be published dring the week. The second one will also deal with the Western Front, and the third with the Axis and with a specific plot point people have...
  9. Twilight of the Valkyries: A 20 July Plot TL (Redux)
    Threadmarks: XVI. Mid to Late August, 1944 (III)

    XVI. August 1944: Cornered, collaborateur premier Pierre Laval Prepares for a last tango in Paris August 10th to August 16th, 1944 Versailles, Occupied France: Following his arrival on August 10th to the metropolis, alongside his closest advisors and prominent politician Édouard Herriot...
  10. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were

    Aren't we all? It will be a while, but when it comes, I'm very much looking forward to a less gloomy (not cartoonish like Moore, but not miserable for Bond either) solo outing, Bond in his prime. Really hoping they'll back away from another origin story.
  11. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were

    Thank you all for the comments! It's already been a few years since I joined the site and I confess having experienced a sense of frustration at never being able to finish a project, so it feels rather good to have finally accomplished that with The Death Collectors. Also ended up writing more...
  12. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were
    Threadmarks: 25. The Death Collector (2014)

    THE DEATH COLLECTOR (2014) Daniel Craig IS James Bond “KI-EMBU: Too late, Mr. Bond! The day of reckoning is at hand! BOND: Indeed.” (James Bond and Joseph Ki-Embu, 2014) It had taken significant time and a lot of effort, but, at last, EON, MGM and Sony had a Bond triumph of truly staggering...
  13. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were
    Threadmarks: 24.5 What might have been

    Not sure how long it will take me to write the final entry, but in the meantime, I wanted to offer a few thoughts on the scenarios I’m not covering – but thought about doing them – and why they won’t be a part of the TL: James Bond TV series: As some know, Ian Fleming was commissioned to write...
  14. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were
    Threadmarks: 24. GoldenEye (1994)

    GOLDENEYE (1994) Timothy Dalton IS James Bond “PUSHKIN: I thought the Cold War was over. BOND: You tell me, Leonid.” (GoldenEye shooting script, 1993) “John? What’s with the doves? Oh, they’re symbolic. Yes, I… I get that. But symbolic of what exactly?” (Alan Rickman to John Woo, 1994)...
  15. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were
    Threadmarks: 23. Dr. No (1962)

    DR. NO (1962) Cary Grant IS James Bond “I’m not doing another one of these. (Pauses) Why not? They got me fighting a giant squid, for chrissakes!” (A telephone conversation between Cary Grant and his agent, c. 1962) In many ways, that Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman ever met was something...
  16. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were
    Threadmarks: 22. Casino Royale (2005)

    CASINO ROYALE (2005) Pierce Brosnan IS James Bond “BOND: You know (pauses) the North Koreans were better than you at this.” LE CHIFFRE: Defiant to the end, I see.” (Casino Royale shooting script, 2004) [Continuation and end of the “JINXVERSE”, see “DOUBLE CROSS” and “DIE ANOTHER DAY” for...
  17. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were
    Threadmarks: 21. Die Another Day (2004)

    DIE ANOTHER DAY (2004) Halle Berry IS Jinx Johnson “INTERVIEWER: What are some famous roles you have turned down? BERRY: Well, I was almost Catwoman once, if you can believe it. Sometimes I wonder how that would have turned out.” (An interview with Halle Berry, 2018) [Continuation of the...
  18. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were

    Thank you very much! It was a great - and unexpected - honor. I've been meaning to express my gratitude earlier, but didn't want to do so before I could get another entry done. So once again, thanks to all who nominated the TL and/or voted for it. Probably Moonraker 2: Electric Boogaloo...
  19. The Death Collectors: Bond Films that Never Were
    Threadmarks: 20. Double Cross (2002)

    DOUBLE CROSS (2002) Pierce Brosnan IS James Bond “I don’t get it. Isn’t the car meant to be invisible?” “No, just camouflaged.” (A discussion on the set of Double Cross, c. 2001) Despite high expectations, the aftermath of The World is Not Enough’s release was defined by a sense of...
  20. If Napolean does not seize power, how long would the French Revolution last?

    It depends on what one understands as the "Revolution" by that point, in a difficult context not favorable to the present status quo, which others already described well. Any new or ongoing government will have to deal with the economic and financial mess, ongoing political instability and the...
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