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 seasons, inspire 13 films, and 4 sequel series. This will have a drastic effect on the fate of pop culture across the globe, and will serve to influence the political dialogue of 2 countries.
POD: March 3, 1960: Senator John F. Kennedy and Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy visit the home of Lucille Ball and Design Arnaz in Hollywood, California prior to launch a fundraiser for Democratic Party candidate. A young former police officer named Gene Roddenberry is attending the party, hoping to make some connection with the studio heads at Paramount Studios.