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  1. The National Basketball Association in the BSiC Universe

    Hello AH.com, long time reader, first time poster here. I recently came across @President_Lincoln 's incredible storyline titled "Blue Skies in Camelot." I just finished reading through what has been finished thus far, and in anticipation of whatever Mr. President is planning on adding to the...
  2. Cakebear

    AHC: Greg Lake is the only consistent member of King Crimson (No ELP lineup!)

    The master Guitarist Robert Fripp has been the only consistent member of progressive rock band King Crimson for about 60 years and has been in that band since the very beginning. Since he was the de facto leader of the band, he would often disband the band and reform it to suit a new style. So...
  3. Caravels of Portugal

    AHC: Create 'Orientsploitation' films

    The challenge is to create an ATL film genre based on this prompt below: As an addition, you must also create films fitting the film genre based on the prompt's definition.
  4. MegaToon1234

    Carter Comes Clean - A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

    This is a collaborative timeline with a special POD: What'll happen if Jimmy Carter had beaten Ronald Reagan in the 1980 election? When Jimmy Carter was elected president in 1980, things becoming a little different. There'll be different effects on politics, pop culture, technology...
  5. British Biscuit

    DBWI: Stan Lee & Jack Kirby Die on Different Dates?

    Stan Lee was born on December 28, 1922 and died on February 6, 1994 at the age of 71 years old. Jack Kirby was born on August 28, 1917 and died on November 12, 2018 at the ripe old age of 101 years old. What if their dates of death were swapped? Stan Lee dies in 2018 at age of 95 and Kirby...
  6. Keith Relf joins Led Zeppelin

    After the Yardbirds broke up Keith decided to join Jimmy Page's band as a rhythm guitarist. What will change to the band? Keith doesn't die in 1976.
  7. Iron Age Comics PODs

    The Iron Age (or Modern Age, but I prefer the term Iron Age because what's "modern" is always shifting) is generally considered to have started in 1996 and continues today. So I'd like to ask if there are any interesting PODs during this era you'd like to discuss. Here are some I have: - What...
  8. HRH Cecily

    Alternate Doctor Who

    Would anyone be interested in co-writing an alternate Doctor Who history timeline? I have some ideas of what I’d like to do with it (including launching a spinoff show) but I’ve never done a pop culture timeline before (or a post-1900 one for that matter) and I think this would be really fun to...
  9. Pop-Culture in TNO

    Note: If you have objections against this mod, please do not comment Inspired by the various pop-cultures of <universe X> threads, how do you think fiction and pop-culture will develop in TNO? For one I see that if Japan loses the GAW and a far-right government falls because of that, anime...
  10. (DBWI) What if the Virtual Boy failed?

    In 1995, one of Nintendo's most revolutionary devices was released to the market: the Virtual Boy! Nobody really expected much of the console (in fact, many expected it to bomb from the information available prerelease). 5 years of being the 2nd most popular portable system (behind the Game Boy...
  11. DBWI: Apple Corps fizzles out

    In 1968, The Beatles, arguably the biggest and best band in history, set up their own record label/all purpose company Apple Corps (it pains me to admit I only now figured out the pun) as a vehicle for their own music and films and publishing and whatnot as well as allowing other artists a...
  12. WI: Central Asian Culture More Prominent in US Pop Culture

    Disclaimer: This is not intended to offend or be racist in any way or form. This is only discovering the possibilities and impact from this scenario. Please call me out if I made a mistake or if I said anything wrong. US pop culture had a huge impact on the world and influenced countries like...
  13. Caravels of Portugal

    WI: Less popular superhero genre

    In the 1950s, superhero comics were in a major decline. Nobody wanted to read comic books about costumed crimefighters who had silly names and fought equally silly villains, Axis minions and gangsters at the end of World War II. Many comics companies that produced superhero comics went bankrupt...
  14. Amadeus

    "The Godfather Part III" with Robert Duvall and Winona Ryder

    While "The Godfather" and "The Godfather Part II" are commonly cited as two of the greatest movies ever made, "The Godfather Part III" is often looked upon as a flawed and disappointing sequel. After putting himself heavily in debt following a series of box office disasters, director Francis...
  15. Imagine a Different 1980s - A Collaborative Pop Culture TL
    Threadmarks: Prologue: A Death in Times Square

    Times Square December 7, 1980 Joey Watts was a man in desperate need of money. A problem gambler, he owed a not insignificant amount of money to the Gambino family. Lately, the Bergin crew, headed by rising star John Gotti, had been getting impatient with his excuses. Not wanting to sleep...
  16. interpoltomo

    WI: Hays Code without Joseph Breen

    Joseph Breen ends up becoming a priest, instead of ending up involved as first a reporter, then in time Hollywood's chief censor. What's different during the code era without his involvement? Also what's different afterwards once it gets ended either formally or being "amended" enough times to...
  17. HeX

    Welcome to the Next Level: Sega, Nintendo, and a Battle for the Ages
    Threadmarks: Console Wars

    "Some of the world's greatest ideas come out of rivalry. For every Coke, there's a Pepsi. For every Edison, there's a Tesla. This holds true with video games, and I don't know where we'd be today if Sonic the Hedgehog hadn't spindashed out of the blue and into our hearts all those years ago in...
  18. 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...
  19. Mr_ Bondoc

    A Magic Kingdom to the East

    In China, there is an actual knockoff Disneyland that was popular throughout the 1986 and which lasted into c. 2005, when it was shutdown due to lawsuits regarding blantant intellectual property theft. See...
  20. The Iron Age of Comics: Jim Shooter's Return to Marvel
    Threadmarks: Introduction

    -Excerpted from the thread “WI Jim Shooter never returned to Marvel Comics?” on counter-history.net, April 30, 2020 -- And thus after spending the last few years contributing or ghosting pop culture threads, I have posted my own comic book themed TL. So the PoD is Ron Perelman dying in a car...
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