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  1. An Exciting Turn of Events (POD 1999, Tech/Pop Culture)

    I would like to hear suggestions as to what I should cover next, as there are likely many aspects of history from this time I wouldn't think to include. An Exciting Turn of Events December 17, 1998 As he often did, Tom Jermoluk browsed tech news sections of many local newspapers and news...
  2. 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”...
  3. Massacote

    Projection - A Pink Floyd(?) Timeline

    Yes, yes, another Pink Floyd-related timeline by me. This one I want to get more experimental (And I might butterfly a little bit here). So, it is (very) based on this idea of flippikat of a Kevin Ayers/Syd Barrett/Richard Wright band, but adding Robert Wyatt and David Bowie (forming a band ca...
  4. WI: Amalgam Comics always existing pop-culture effects

    In a world where Amalgam Comics has been around since the 1930's (I'm assuming that's when they were formed since their fictional history goes back to the Golden Age of Comics) and DC and Marvel never existed what would be the pop culture effects?
  5. Time Enough

    Naoki Urasawa Patlabor Stories

    April 1989, manga artist Masami Yuki slips and falls breaking 4 of his fingers as he tries to stop his fall. At that moment in time he was illustrating and writing for the Patlabor manga series and was a member of the production company Headgear (comprised of Masami Yuki, Yutaka Izubuchi...
  6. Time Enough

    Kowloon Blues: A Hardboiled WI Vignette

    “Give a guy a gun he think he’s Superman. Give him two and he thinks he’s God.” In 1990 John Woo was pretty much finished with Hong Kong even if he didn’t know it. He was getting calls from Hollywood; the heroic bloodshed genre he had helped create was becoming stale, his relationship with...
  7. Heavy

    AH Vignette: The Weed of Crime Bears Bitter Fruit

    THE WEED OF CRIME BEARS BITTER FRUIT Alternate History Pop Culture Vignette The weed of crime bears bitter fruit -- crime does not pay! The Shadow knows! 1996 In the mid-1990s, the world of cinema was consumed by superhero fever. Directed by Tim Burton and co-starring Michael...
  8. Heavy

    AH Vignette: Lights! Camera! Action... RELOAD!

    LIGHTS! CAMERA! ACTION… RELOAD! Alternate History Pop Culture Vignette Sometime, somewhere, someone is plotting a government overthrow… A small republic is in danger… It’s time for the one-man army… TIME CRISIS: THE MOVIE 1999 Namco’s light gun rail-shooter Time Crisis made its...
  9. American Animated Features: A New Path

    Note: This is meant to be an examination of what could of happened to pop culture if various animated films had gone with different ideas than in the final product, including their influences on later films. This is my first alternate history, so it isn't the most polished and I refer to "our...
  10. putasidedevil

    WI: George R.R. Martin's "Doorways" goes to series

    Doorways was a pilot series for ABC that was almost picked up but Lois and Clark went to series instead. Doorways was kind of like Sliders.
  11. SavoyTruffle

    Alternate band lineups

    As the tin says, here you may post some counterfactual band lineups. Whether rock, jazz, or such, as long as its post 1900. I'll start: Hendrix, Emerson, Lake and Palmer (HELP) A famous rock supergroup composed of Jimi Hendrix (guitar, vocals), Keith Emerson (keyboards), Greg Lake (bass...
  12. DakotaTimeTraveler

    WI Rock Music Develops Earlier?

    Rock was essentially launched by the early forms of itself, namely rock & roll and rockabilly. The ancestors of rock music were many - jazz, blues, country, Appalachian folk music and gospel. Considering the popularity of jazz and country in the 1920s & 1930s, what if rock music ended up being...
  13. WI: Fifth Beatle

    Hi, do any of you think that it would be possible if John, Paul, George and Ringo decided to add a fifth member in 1969? To make the live performences better (Becuase they would probably tour in 1969-1970) and make the studio a more comfortable place, the infamous Get Back sessions got a bit...
  14. DBAHC: Screw Atari (as bad as possible)

    Atari is, no doubt, an institution in the gaming world. There have been many ups and downs, but they stay at the top of their game. Looking for some older games, though, I found out that there have been some ideas that could have ruined it completely. Atari must have been ridiculously lucky to...
  15. Mango Soup

    Oh, The Guilt: A Cobain TL
    Threadmarks: Prelude

    Prelude Exodus Recovery Center: March 31st, 1994 An audible sigh erupted from the mouth of the exhausted employee. A nurse practitioner at the rehab facility for over a few months now, she had still not adjusted to the long hours and surprisingly heavy work load the job had laid upon her...
  16. DBWI: Seth McFarlane misses the plane

    The most shocking loss for the world of Western animation was the death of Seth McFarlane, the creator of cult show Family Guy, in the 9/11 WTC plane crash. McFarlane, as we all know, was a man of many talents: animator, voice actor, director, according to some, he was also a talented singer. We...
  17. Dragonmeat on Rye

    Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It: A Collaborative 90's TL

    Hello and welcome to Gettin' Jiggy Wit' It! The 90's TL where anything about the 90's is up for grabs, whether it be pop culture, politics, sports, or fads. Let's begin! January 1990 In Sports - Crimson Tide wins the Sugar Bowl January 1st - Life is just a bowl of sugar for the Alabama...
  18. WotanArgead

    Soviet Victory in the Cold War: Cultural Change.

    There are many timelines dedicated to the victory of the Reds in the Cold War. All of them assess the fate of the world and humanity in different ways, but they all missed an important part of people's lives - culture (in the broadest sense of the word). In fact, many omit the "soul" of a...
  19. SavoyTruffle

    AHC: Reverse the fates of the Beatles and the Rolling Stones

    With a POD no earlier than 1965, make it so that: * the Beatles remain active touring and recording musicians well into the 21st century. Hiatuses are allowed, though. * the Rolling Stones disband before the end of the 60s, and are remembered as trailblazing rock pioneers instead of a cross...
  20. Of Discs and Drives - A Gaming TL
    Threadmarks: One (1991)

    One (1991) 8:59 6.1.91 Tokyo, Japan The day had finally arrived. After months of waiting and developing, it was finally time. It was time to reveal a project almost finished, it was time, to reveal Project Mark 5.5, the SEGA-CD. Lights came on for the booths, Hayao Nakamaya and Tom Kalinske...
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