Is the Sega Genesis 2 known in Japan and Europe as the Giga Drive, the Mega Drive 2 or just as its American name, gap80?
Peter Jackson – Hmm, Jackson was always interested in filming, so he’d still be ITTL, and he was drawn the Tolkien after seeing the 1978 Lord of the Rings film; perhaps Bakshi is inspired by the painted background techniques in Disney’s the Snow Queen (1974) to use a similar effect for some rotoscoping scenes, and the film does slightly better at the box office than it did in OTL, and a sequel was greenlit, albeit under a limited budget and an even more limited timeframe; Bakshi gives it his all and his exhausted by the process, but the film gets made; while it completes the story, it is less successful at the box office and fans initially are disappointed by how much material he had to omit to keep it at a reasonable length (even after increasing the pace that everything happens, with some major lengthy scenes in the book being only a minute or two long in the film in order to keep it under 140 minutes. Jackson is inspired by both films as in his youth. He co-writes one of the better Elm Street sequels near the of his splatter phase of the 1980s, allowing his career to take off in the 1990s; the Lord of the Rings Trilogy comes out slightly earlier (2000, 2001, 2002) but its cast is probably different than IOTL here and there; The Hobbit (one movie) is made in 2008; the 2010s saw Jackson work on numerous major film projects and franchises, including a bunch of King Kong movies (he loved the original when he was a kid, so it makes sense that he’d want to be involved in bringing him back to pop culture prominence), but I’m not sure how they differ specifically from the OTL films.Peter Jackson, if you haven't covered him already? Christopher Lee after James Bond?
John Dean – worked as the law firm Welch & Morgan from 1965 to 1967, leaving after acquiring a TV station broadcast license, which he tried to acquire in OTL but apparently failed; here, he signs on to the parent company The Overmyer Network and by the end of the 1970s is overseeing TON broadcasting management duties for a majority of the Eastern Seaboard; eventually worked his way up to the Board of Directors by 1982 and became Chairman of the Board and COO in 1985; he retired in 1995 at age 65; but in the 2010s briefly worked as a senior advisor for Turner-Kennedy Broadcasting. During his time at TON, he solved several financial problems for the networked, promoted diversification, and worked to acquire obscure and local programming personalities and show ideas that had the potential to “go national.” So, yeah, he’s not exactly a household name ITTL.Whatever happened to the following people?:
Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker – they still worked for CBN, still co-founded the PTL Club in 1974, and still opened Heritage USA in 1978, those it almost closed in the first year due to the Economic “Crash” of 1978; Tammy feuds with two-term Congressperson Anita Bryant over “compassion for the BLUTAGO community”; while Jessica Hahn isn’t the victim, Bakker and Fletcher still become embroiled in a scandal when a woman steps forward in late 1985 and accuses them of raping her in December 1980; this victim gives more convincing testimony in the subsequent trial; Tammy divorces Bakker over the scandal, and they sell the Christian theme park to none other than Elvis Presley, who, unfortunately, had no idea how to run a theme park; with the IRS deciding to revoke the park’s tax exemption status in 1989, and Hurricane Hugo damaging parts of it in September 1989, Elvis hands over the park to evangelist Morris Cerullo and his team of lawyers, who salvage enough from a separate and successful legal fight concerning insurance coverage for the hurricane damage to pull the park out of the red; the park stays in operation until a string a lawsuits over people being injured in the park due to its poor safety features causes it to hemorrhage money; quarantines in 2002 lower visitor rates further, and the park is closed in late 2002; efforts to re-open it in 2004 and 2005 fail, and an effort by Tamy to make a new park ends with her dying in 2007 like IOTL; meanwhile, Jim Bakker was in jail for accounting fraud and sexual pestering from 1989 to 2001, but made a new career for himself on radio by appealing to religious populists such as the Wide-Awakes of the late 1990s, the Boulderites of the 2000s and 2010s. Fletcher “came out of the cocoon”/unmasked himself (admitted he was BLUTAGO) in 2005 but died from liver problems in 2015.OJ was found murdered outside Nicole Brown's home back in Chapter 69, and Robertson's still a pastor (and likely a televangelist seeing as he still owns CBN IITL).
Which reminds me, wonder what happened to Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker and Peter Popoff?
Bruce Lee – passed away in 1985 at the age of 45 from a head injury he received while filming a movie; the injury was ruled decades later to have been worsened by heat stroke, as his body would overheat to unnatural levels due to the fact that he had had the sweat glands underneath his arms removed in 1972 because he believed underarm sweat was not photogenic. His son, Brandon Lee, died in 2010, also at the age of 45, in a freak car collision.What happened to Bruce lee and David koresh?
Roden was later acquitted on a technicality and returned to running a cult until his death from a heart attack in early 1996 at the age of 57, just days after giving a fiery speech claiming the KW2 would be “humanity’s final war” and that his followers must prepare for the endtimes; many took his death as a sign/proof of his claims, but the cult, by then a group of only 50 people, was divided on how to proceed; 12 committed suicide, 20 signed up to fight in the military only for all but five of them to fail to pass basic training (and those five were court-martialed for attempting to steal army weapons and hijack a plane to travel to The Former North to “keep the war going” and bring about the endtimes after learning that the war was already over before they got to see actual combat), 11 straight-up left the cult (with 1 being killed soon after by a “still-believer”), and the remaining 8 fortified Mount Carmel Center and got into a shootout with local law enforcement that lasted for two hours, ending when their fortified main building caught fire and collapsed, killing 6 of the remaining diehards; the final 2 were put on trial for murdering the “defector” and injuring four cops in the shootout; both ultimately died in prison during the 2010s....Officer Thompson's additional attempts to apprehend suspect/assailant Vernon Wayne Howell proved successful. Upon Howell firing addition rounds at Roden, Thompson, and myself, Thompson fired back. Thompson killed Howell via a single gunshot to the forehead... Upon Roden surrendering, he informed Officer Thompson that the shoot-out between rival Branch Davidian sect leaders Roden and Howell was over the jurisdiction of local establishment Mount Carmel Center... – Police report on George Roden's 11/3/1987 arrest, Axtell, TX, submitted and filed 11/5/1987
I'm not sure; what do you think?Is the Sega Genesis 2 known in Japan and Europe as the Giga Drive, the Mega Drive 2 or just as its American name, gap80?
Not a clue - I don't play any of those things! (sorry)What’s the MMORPG scene like? Anything comparable to Warhammer or Warcraft?
I mentioned streaming in Chapter 115 and I covered the blind user technology in Chapter 73What are some of the streaming services of this world, and do they offer audio described audio tracks for blind users of their services?
I don't know; they probably all still become voice actors, but are maybe more celebrated or better known in pop culture?The issue for me, trying to recall everyone you've covered, sorry if I mention people you have already.
Katie Leigh. Richard Epcar.
The Symbionese Liberation Army wasn’t formed ITTL because (as mentioned in the notes/sources section of Chapter 39) Donald DeFreeze failed to escape from prison in March 1973. Patricia Hearst Weed married her fiancé Steven Weed in 1975 and graduated from Berkeley in 1976 with a degree in art history. She found work in Hollywood helping to design sets for “period” pieces and working at prominent art museums. However, she spent most of her time collaborating on multiple artistic preservation projects with various relevant organizations. She and Steven had three children – Toby Heart Weed (1977), Hebert Hearst Weed (1979), and Clarice Heart Weed (1982). Her work in Hollywood led to her appearing in small roles in some films she worked on, but never made an actual career out of acting, so never became a household name. Her most prominent role was playing one of her own ancestors in a 2009 neo-noir/biopic on the mysterious 1924 death of actor Thomas H. Ince. She officially retired in 2019 at the age of 65, and now spends most of her time on philanthropic pursuits.Random question, but what happened to Patty Hearst ITTL?
I already answered this just the other day, #70 on the list.Is the Sonic franchise different ITTL, gap80?
I already listed some consoles in the TL. Please follow the instructions above to find them.Can you give me a complete list of video game consoles (both home and handheld, including add-ons) starting from the first generation and ending at the ninth generation, with release dates for every console, gap80?
Those can be found in "Index 6."If possible, a list of Secretaries of State and defense for your TL?
Whoops, sorry about that, @Bbone91. That's probably the result of me moving that post to merge it with this post, which was kind of shortsighted on my part. Again, sorry for that.
Thank you so much for the compliment! I truly appreciate it!Hey, @gap80! I barely had the energy to read a few of the chapter of TTL, since they are so large and so well-written, that I simply could not assimilate the entire information. However, I would try my best to read it in it's entirety as soon as possible, but from the chapters I managed to read as well as from the number of full chapters, years spent researching and writing and the feedback received by your constant readers, I must say that this is one of the best written, documented, detailed and narrated TLs on this site and you are a role-model for an alternate history writer.
It's at the bottom of "Index 1: World Leaders" (it's threadmarked)I seem to remember there being a map of what this world looks like in present day, if so, can someone link it?
1 Ray Combs – got his start in the 1980s like IOTL, but after CBS gives someone else a seven-year contract to host Family Feud, he shifts from TV to films, first becoming a character actor before landing both comic relief and romantic drama roles, all the while working on his stand-up comedy; attempts to open a comedy club repeatedly fail before any money can even be put down for them, and he is not in any car accident in July 1994; not getting the TV hosting gig upsets him until learning to was a blessing in disguise, as the person who did get to host Family Feud (whoever it is – Jimmy Cefalo?) later fails to find work and claims in an infamous 1997 interview that hosting game shows “demeans” you; meanwhile, Combs hosted his own show from 1997, until its cancellation in 1998 led to him having either a mental breakdown or a nervous breakdown in a highly publicized public incident; he received mental health counseling and therapy for bipolar disorder, remarried in 2009, and ultimately bounced back in the year 2010s with an ontech podcast and later reality TV show; currently semi-retired and works with other celebrities with past mental health issues such as Kurt Cobain to promote mental wellness programs.Here are more suggestions I'm thinking of:
Fifty Shades of Grey
Bill & Ted
Burger King's "Where's Herb?" campaign
My Mother the Car
The Brady Bunch Variety Hour
The GoAnimate community (although the "Misbehaves At..." videos may be a little different due to a lack of South Park IITL, and by extension, the "HUMANCENTiPAD" episode the videos are based on)
Mike Matei, Brendan Castner (a.k.a. Bootsy) and Kyle Justin (former members of Cinemassacre)
Screenwave Media, Justin, Tony, and Kieran (James Rolfe's current team)
Malcolm Ray and Tamara Chambers (both of Channel Awesome; although they were born decades after the POD)