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  1. Magnum and the Raiders of the lost ark

    That's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.
  2. Magnum and the Raiders of the lost ark

    Wasn't Tom Selleck unavailable due to his commitment to Magnum PI?
  3. WI: Ronald Reagan was assassinated?

    Reagan would become like the conservative Kennedy.
  4. WI: Charles Dance succedes Margaret Thatcher as PM in 1990

    This is what he looked like in 1992.
  5. WI: Microbial Life Found in the Solar System

    Honestly, this sounds like more of a crisis of faith than of science. It assumes that any intelligent life out there MUST have developed interstellar travel, MUST have sought us out, MUST have wanted to contact us. And that said intelligent life INEVITABLY developed from multicellular life. None...
  6. Alternate 'Terminator's?

    Yeah, he's the most likely choice. Remember the Terminator was originally supposed to be an infiltrator, utterly normal-looking, and it was only when Cameron met with Schwarzenegger (about playing the role of Reese) that he decided the Terminator should be physically imposing. If Henriksen is...
  7. Al Gore wins in 2000. Does he win re election in 2004?

    Yeah, Powell doesn't want to be President. McCain is a much better bet for 2004: war-hero reputation, "maverick" centre-right politics, mostly pro-life position on abortion, and of course he was the runner-up in the 2000 primaries.
  8. Al Gore wins in 2000. Does he win re election in 2004?

    I remember posting this about three years ago on another thread, and I still stand by it:
  9. Holy Batsignal! WI Orson Welles did "Batman"?

    This idea is based on a hoax started by Mark Millar about twelve years ago. But anyway, realistically if Orson Welles ever was to make a Batman movie it would've been a children's film. And it almost certainly couldn't be made before the first OTL Batman serial was made in 1943.
  10. What if Charles Bronson had been in Star Wars?

    If the story had remained closer to the first draft script he could've played Kane Starkiller, father of the protagonist Annikin Starkiller.
  11. DBWI: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-03)

    This just made something occur to me: without the 2000s fantasy craze, would there still be a Discworld Cinematic Universe in development? On the one hand there'd be no precedent with Discworld: The Colour of Magic and Discworld: Sourcery (well, the latter may be an advantage...) but on the...
  12. DBWI: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-03)

    Meh. Shitty books, shitty movies. Actually, about Shia LaBeouf: I've only seen the first movie (some friends and I rented it for a bad-movies-and-pizza night) and it seemed to me that the movie Eragon is less irritating than the book version of the character. Anyway, something tells me that...
  13. DBWI: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-03)

    Actually, it occurs to me now that if Connery hadn't been busy with The Hobbit then he might've been available to appear in Skyfall as Kincade the groundskeeper, instead of Albert Finney. Even if he had retired by that point, the 50th-anniversary James Bond film has got to be worth coming out of...
  14. DBWI: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-03)

    Probably. Before The Hobbit Part I came out he hadn't appeared in any movies for five years, and he was 82 years old by the time The Hobbit Part II came out, after all. Without the Hobbit duology he might have retired for good around 2006ish. (OOC: Because of all the lawsuits and stuff I really...
  15. USA Alternative vote amendment

    Too early I think. More successful Populists or Progressives may be a better bet.
  16. DBWI: Lord Of The Rings Trilogy (2001-03)

    I'm going to commit fandom heresy here: I don't think Connery was especially good as Gandalf. I mean, he was OK. And he was better in the Hobbit duology. But it was showing through in LOTR that he didn't understand the material. He just wasn't a the calibre of other actors like Christopher...
  17. WI: 1992 election thrown to the House

    Assuming the congressional results do not change, here's how the contingent election breaks down in the 103rd Congress: For the House of Representatives (in which each state gets one vote): Democratic-majority: 28 states (AL, CA, GA, HI, IL, IN, KY, LA, MA, MI, MN, MS, MO, MT, NJ, NY, ND...
  18. USA Alternative vote amendment

    Instant-runoff voting in Australia was introduced in 1918 after a by-election in the seat of Swan was won by the Labor Party with just 34.4% of the vote, due to the conservative vote being split between the Country Party (31.4%) and Nationalist Party (29.6%). It was introduced by Prime Minister...
  19. What if One Direction members keeps growing

    It's pretty rare for a boy band to have six members or more, isn't it? Did you have anyone in mind who could join, or why?
  20. WI: Fiji part of Australia

    I didn't know that. In light of that, it's even more bizarre to me that Western Australia was basically bullied into joining in with Federation while New Zealand and Fiji were able to stay separate. You'd think that people who actually did politics and governing for a job would have a better...