1980's

  1. Rawhide Down: The Assassination of Ronald Reagan
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    Hello everyone, and welcome to the thread for my first official TL, Rawhide Down: The Assassination of Ronald Reagan. This main jist of the TL is to explore the aftermath of the successful assassination of Ronald Reagan on March 30, 1981, both domestically and abroad. I will post updates...
  2. Rawhide Down!

    President Reagan Shot! - NBC News-March 30th 1981 Chaos. The only word that can describe the Capital today. All our nation holds it breath as it awaits an answer to this stunning development. Several citizens of the D.C. area were asked to give comment and the only words that were...
  3. A Hippie in the House of Mouse (Jim Henson at Disney, 1980)
    Threadmarks: Part I; Brillstein I: the POD

    A Hippie in the House of Mouse The Incredible Story of Jim Henson’s Amazing Tenure at the Walt Disney Company Image courtesy of @Nerdman3000 Part I: Froggy Went a’ Courtin’ Chapter 8, Frog Eats Mouse? Excerpt from Where Did I Go Right? (or: You’re No One in Hollywood Unless Someone Wants...
  4. A 10 year Bush H.W. Presidency?

    So I had this interesting thought that came up with my mind relating to the president's term length and the historical occurrences that happened and I came up with this weird scenario of which how possible could've a 10 year George H.W. Bush presidency be. Of course the Constitution says that...
  5. Events, Dear Boy: A British Political TL
    Threadmarks: Update #1 – 1981 Labour Party deputy leadership / 1982 Gower and Peckham by-elections

    Events, Dear Boy A British Political Timeline So, an idea I've had for a while, but one I'm only just finally getting around to putting into an actual timeline. The POD for this TL is that Tony Benn, instead of Denis Healey, wins the 1981 UK Labour Party deputy leadership contest. This TL...
  6. Bomster

    One-Term Reagan

    Throughout President Reagan’s first term the economy was struggling and still hadn’t recovered from the malaise of the 70’s, sharply plumeting from 1981-1983 and causing massive losses for the GOP during the 1982 midterms and causing Reagan’s favorability rating to fall to a historic 35%! Is it...
  7. frenchiestfries

    WI: The United States doesn't arm the Mujahideen in the Soviet-Afghan War?

    I think the premise for this is pretty simple, though the ramification are kind of a whole other story. For a POD, let's say that either the Soviet-Afghan War (which I'll call the SA war from now on) ends either quickly enough for the US to not arm the Mujahideen as much as they did OTL or even...
  8. Amadeus

    Challenge: Improve "Return of the Jedi"

    Most everyone will agree that "Return of the Jedi," while an entertaining and satisfying movie, is by far the weakest entry in the original "Star Wars" trilogy. Your challenge, should you chose to accept it, is to propose how the filmmakers could have turned "Return of the Jedi" into an overall...
  9. dw93

    DBWI: George Bush Beats Dukakis in 1988?

    So as we all know, Former Vice President George Bush, who served as Vice President from 1981-1989 has passed away this past Friday. Bush narrowly lost the 1988 Presidential election to then Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis, but what if he managed to defeat Dukakis? How would Bush have...
  10. THeaven

    Marvels Prime time TV universe (reuploaded)

    In early 1977, Frank Price, head of Universal television offered producer and writer Kenneth Johnson a deal to develop a TV show based on any of several characters they had licensed from the Marvel Comics Johnson turned down the offer at first, but then, while reading the novel Les Misrebele he...
  11. THeaven

    Christopher Reeve in Supergirl (reloaded)

    After the failure that was Superman III Alexander & Ilya Salkind went to work on a Spinoff movie based on Superman's cousin Supergirl but for the movie to work they would need Christopher Reeve to pass the Torch. Reeve feeling typecast but getting the Directors bug goes to Warner Media &...
  12. Amadeus

    WI: Gary Hart Doesn't Get Caught?

    I just saw the trailer for Hugh Jackman's new movie "The Frontrunner." It tells of popular US Senator Gary Hart's rise and fall from grace as a presidential candidate in 1988. It got me thinking, what if Gary Hart's fling with Donna Rice hadn't been discovered by the press? Would he have won the...
  13. Amadeus

    WI: Successful Reykjavik Summit

    At the 1986 Reykjavik Summit, Reagan and Gorbachev tried and failied to finalize an agreement that would have banned all ballistic missiles within 10 years. Reagan came close to taking up Gorbachev's final offer but he refused to compromise on his "Star Wars" program and the agreement collapsed...
  14. Amadeus

    WI: New York Mayor Mario Cuomo

    In 1977, Democratic heavyweights Ed Koch and Mario Cuomo fought a bitter, bruising contest for the Democratic nomination in the election to determine New York's next Mayor. Koch's supporters attacked Cuomo's principled opposition to the death penalty, while Cuomo supporters smeared Koch for...
  15. Make the Soviet Union collapse 10 years earlier

    Alright, I'm trying to make this alternate scenario for what if the Soviet Union collapsed in late 70's or early 80's, but I can't come up with good one. What are the most realistic causes for it to happen? How would it affect the whole world if it were to collapse say in 1981? Who would be the...
  16. Make the Soviet Union collapse 10 years earlier

    Alright, I made post saying what if the Soviet Union collapsed in 1981 but people kept saying how the events I mentioned would've not made it collapse. What events could've happened that caused the Soviet Union to collapse in around 1980? What would've happen and how would've it affected our...
  17. Service to Country

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- This was Ronald Reagan's night. He had finally done it. 4 decades of making crappy films and less crappy speeches had been worth it. He was finally the Republican nominee for...
  18. Time Enough

    Brad Bird's The Spirit? Discussion

    In 1980 whilst at Cal Art's Brad Bird and a few friends created script for a Spirit film alongside a pencil test trailer made to help pitch the film. To quote ‘The Spirit’ movie that could have been "But if the world had turned a little differently, if fate had been a little kinder, a “Spirit”...
  19. Terror attack on multiple shuttles (Launch Complex 39), mid-1980's?

    This is sort of an AHC/WI/PC combination, or a more general discussion. How plausible would it be for at least two and possibly even three space shuttles to be irreparably damaged in some sort of covert terror attack (I don't know much about bombs, but some sort of planted firebombing, or...
  20. KuboCaskett

    Possible Weapon Innovations and Inventions from a 1980's Conventional WWIII?

    For my TL which will feature events set after a WWIII in the first half of the 1980's (that stayed mostly conventional mind you so the total nuclear exchange is off the table), one thing that needs to be addressed are the possible innovations and inventions that spawned from the conflict so they...
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