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  1. KingOnTheEdge

    WI: Walt Didn't Quit On Universal and Oswald?

    As i'm sure most of us know by now, Mickey Mouse was not the original small, loseley animal based ink blot Walter Disney made into a star. That honor went to Oswald the Lucky Rabbit. After a few years of successful shorts published by Universal, Walt didn't like the offer they gave for the...
  2. Turing-Nash Power Hour Redux: A Collaborative Timeline

    Welcome Back to the Arcade, ladies and gentlemen! I'm your host, Awesome Sauce and this is a reboot of the Turing-Nash TL. This time around, it isn't just pop culture, now everything is allowed (as along as it is not ASB or violate the rules of this site) on this thread (of course with my...
  3. (DBWI) No HIT Comics?

    OK, so everyone at this point has heard of the two biggest Comic Publishers of all time right? DC (formerly National) and HIT (Formerly Quality) have been in the pop culture Nexus ever since the 1930s, although it was the 40s when they both truly hit their stride with guys like Wonder Woman...
  4. The Ballad of the Lovecraft: A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    IDEA: Two acclaimed authors whose work everyone copies but has failed on television and the movies is Edgar Rice Burroughs (Jon Carter of Mars) and H.P. Lovecraft. Starting in the 1920s/1930s till now, make the franchises of John Carter of Mars and Lovecraftian media as popular as Star Trek or...
  5. Battle Royale: The Last Generation Of An SNES-CD Saga
    Threadmarks: All Aboard The Battle Bus

    (Author's Note: For all intents and purposes, this is to be treated as Massively Multiplayer: Gaming In The New Millennium. Massively Multiplayer has won its Turtledove, and this shouldn't be considered a new timeline for those purposes. We hit the 10,000 post limit and that's why this topic is...
  6. Mr_ Bondoc

    Epic Geek Battle: A Pop Culture TL

    IDEA: Imagine the fates of the series of Star Trek and Doctor Who are switched. One will continuously run non-stop for 4 decades, to be revived again in a film 7 years later, and complete revival in the 21st century, serving as the backbone for a network. The other series will run for 3...
  7. Caravels of Portugal

    DBWI: Space fantasy films becomes a popular genre?

    OOC: This is the first Double-Blind What If thread I've posted. ------ In early 70s, George Lucas, a director known for his films, THX 1138 and American Graffiti wrote a synopsis called Star Wars. The story was a simple tale of good and evil placed in a science fiction setting, about a young...
  8. Gillan1220

    AH Pop Culture: What if Fyre Festival was postponed to 2018?

    Just watched Fyre on Netflix regarding the infamous Fyre Festival of April 2017 which was known for its fraudalent advertising of an elite beach party in the Bahamas that turned out to be the "biggest clusterfuck" including half-finished left-over FEMA tents from Hurricane Matthew, improper...
  9. James the AH Fan

    One Click Away: A YouTube Alt TL

    This will be a two-post mini-timeline. I'll do more if you want. One Click Away: A YouTube Alt TL POD: April 24, 2005 Current Date: October 26, 2019 In this TL, YouTube's history changes, such as no demonetization(or strict monetization guidelines), no abbreviated sub counts, and a slower...
  10. L. Ron Hubbard's Lord of the Rings

    In 1969, United Artists took possession of the film rights for the Lord of the Rings. In the subsequent decade, a little religious group known as Scientology was making headway into Hollywood, bringing stars like John Travolta into their fold, and had enough connections to kick-start the careers...
  11. Welcome to the Arcade Gaiden
    Threadmarks: Prologue

    I'M BACK BITCHES William Higinbotham A name familiar to anyone who knows about video game history, He created the game Computer Tennis, a revolutionary game simulates a game of, well, tennis in 1958 to display it at the annual public convention of Brookhaven National Laboratory, the critical...
  12. WI PrEP, versus HIV, was invented in the 1980s?

    As I type tonight, somewhere in New York City Frank Ocean is presiding over an exclusive queer party in an undisclosed location. The event is called "PrEP+" after PrEP, the acronym for pre-exposure prophylaxis, the newly-mainstream practice of people at high risk of contracting HIV taking the...
  13. WI: J. R. R. Tolkien lives to at least 100

    Few authors have had as great an impact as J. R. R. Tolkien. Widely considered the father of modern fantasy, he played a major role in defining the genre for generations to come. So here's my question: what might he have accomplished had he lived until 1992 - or even later? What impact would...
  14. The Turing-Nash Power Hour, A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    After having a conversation with Mr_ Bondoc, I decided to start a new TL with him. And yes, this is a collaborative effort so anyone who wants to join in and share your ideas, you can with, (of course) our permission. So here's the POD: POD: June 7, 1954: Alan Turing refuses to commit suicide...
  15. Pop-culture of the Kaiserreich

    This idea was inspired by an earlier thread I've done: https://www.alternatehistory.com/forum/threads/pop-culture-in-tl-191.463675/ Basically, here we do posts for what the films, books, TV shows, comics and video games in the Kaiserreich might be like. For example we could have a Syndicalist...
  16. DBWI: Stanley Kubrick Never Makes "Napoleon"

    Stanley Kubrick's "Napoleon" swept the 1972 Academy Awards winning Best Picture, Director, Original Screenplay, Cinematography, Costume Design, and Best Actress for Audrey Hepburn - who came out of retirement to do the film. Starring Jack Nicholson as Napoleon, Hepburn as Josephine, and Malcolm...
  17. Any pre-1900 creatives you wish had lived longer?

    I'm wondering if there are any creative types born before 1900 you wish had died later. I have a few: Edgar Allan Poe, Alexander Pushkin, Phillis Wheatley, H. P. Lovecraft and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky.
  18. SavoyTruffle

    AHC: Rock stays popular in the 2010s

    Since its evolution from rock and roll in the 60s, rock music has by and large dominated music in the pop culture sphere. It's to the point where the Platonic ideal for a musical act is the rock band that pens their own music, plays it live, and invariably features guitars, bass, and drums...
  19. Barefoot in the TL: A Strange and Psychedelic Saga

    Okay, I’ve just got five questions; What, When, How, Why and How? Care to be more specific? Fine, what’s this ATL going to cover? Oh, that’s easy. Inspired by Brian Aldiss’ Barefoot in the Head (but in no way connected to or associated with that experimental work), this ATL will be a wild ride...
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