pop culture

  1. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. SMiLE - A Pop Culture Timeline

    A Pop Culture Timeline _________________ I've been in this town so long that back in the city I've been taken for lost and gone An unknown for a long long time Fell in love years ago With an innocent girl From the Spanish and Indian home Home of the heroes and villains Once at night Catillion...
  4. Crying

    Pop Culture WI: Romero never made Night of the Living Dead?

    How would things have changed if Romero never made Night of the Living Dead? Would the Zombie genre still exist, and how would it be different? If the Zombie genre didn't exist, what could have 'replaced' it? What movie might Romero have made in place of NotLD?
  5. Crying

    Pop Culture WI: Grease was a flop?

    Lets say that, for some reason, Grease is a flop both critically and commercially. How does this affect Western Pop Culture?
  6. RyanF

    WI: Third Dalton Bond film kills the franchise?

    By 1990 the Bond franchise was not in it's best shape, the previous four entries had been, and remain to this day, the lowest grossing films of the series. The last entry, Licence to Kill, still stands as the lowest grossing in the 55 year history of the franchise. Pre-production moved ahead on...
  7. AHC: Get a wrestler-turned-actor an Oscar nomination!

    Premise is simple- take a wrestler turned actor like Hulk Hogan or The Rock and get them an Oscar nomination!
  8. Pop-Culture DBWI: World of Warcraft with Metzen on Board

    OOC: This is not tied to any present TL. What if Chris Metzen didn't leave the World of Warcraft development team to work on HeroFall(OOC: a superhero RPG made by Blizzard) halfway through the planning of The Burning Crusade expansion but before development really kicked in. As a result of his...
  9. Heavy

    TLIAFD: The Doctor Is Who?

    What are you doing here? Against my better judgment, I am submitting a timeline. A timeline in a few days? Yes, that seemed arbitrary enough to suit me. Please note that days might not be consecutive, or very close together at all. Cop-out. Probably. So what's it about, then? Doctor Who...
  10. Tons of Bits and Bytes - A Gaming TL
    Threadmarks: August 1996

    Well, I'm rebooting my gaming TL again. (To see an older version look here: Of Bits and Bytes ) I'm going to be starting out a little differently. I'm writing this differently, and including some new stuff. So, again for the third time, here we go! (Sorry about redoing this TL so many times. :/)...
  11. WI: No NES outside of Japan?

    Assuming that the Nintendo Entertainment System is never exported to North America, how would the gaming industry in North America evolve?
  12. WI: Mega Babies was Actually Good?

    Okay, I screwed up a minute ago and posted a "Make MB good" challenge in Discussions BEFORE 1900! No, really! Apparently my bran is not there tonight. o_O But in all seriousness, lets get to the What If! Most critics and audiences alike agree that Mega Babies (...
  13. Challenge: Make Mega Babies Good

    NOTE: Disregard this! I made the mistake of posting this in Discussions BEFORE 1900 (either that or Mega Babies was older then we thought, LOL). But in all seriousness, my apologies for the mistake. Also, I'm pretty new here so if anyone sees me making more mistakes then please correct me on...
  14. Sophomore Slump or Comeback of the Year: An Alternate Superhero Craze

    Hey everybody! This is my first TL, so tell me what you think, please! Hopefully it doesn't completely suck... --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- NOTEBOOK director picked up by Marvel Studios to direct IRON MAN...
  15. Book adoptions of Movie an important genre.

    While many of the most popular movies in history have been adoptions of books, as far as I know, not a single novelisation of a movie has gained popular or critical acclaim. It just doesn't seem to happen. Can anyone think of a way that this might be changed and popular written adaptions of...
  16. WI: Paramount and Hasbro create shared cinematic universe in 2012

    This is a basic WI: What if in 2012, Hasbro approached Paramount Pictures to do a series of films based on both their most popular toylines (Ex: Transformers, G.I. Joe, My Little Pony) and their obscurest toylines (Ex: Stretch Armstrong, M.A.S.K., Visionaries), but, they all were apart of the...
  17. Massively Multiplayer: Gaming In The New Millennium
    Threadmarks: A New Era Begins

    Welcome to Massively Multiplayer! This is a joint video game/popculture alternate history timeline written by Nivek and myself, with contributions from many different members! What is Massively Multiplayer? Massively Multiplayer is the sequel to the timeline Player Two Start, with the basic...
  18. Wes Craven's New New Nightmare (A pop culture TL)

    Intro: So recently, I watched a fantastic documentary on the Nightmare On Elm Street series called Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy. I highly recommend it if you're a fan of the series or movie making in general. What interested me the most about the documentary was the writing of New...
  19. GauchoBadger

    (Pop Culture) Challenge: Make bronies more widespread

    (reposting this thread after a mistake in forums.) So, i am here to admit something. I'm a brony-lite, which means that i like My Little Pony alongside other pop culture stuff such as Star Wars and... Well, this. Alternate history and cartography. So i've been imagining a different world. I've...
  20. GauchoBadger

    (Pop Culture) Challenge: make bronies more widespread

    So, i am here to admit something. I'm a brony-lite, which means that i like My Little Pony alongside other pop culture stuff such as Star Wars and... Well, this. Alternate history and cartography. So i've been imagining a different world. I've imagined a society with a "new" cultural group, the...
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