Photos from Alternate Worlds

Discussion in 'Alternate History Maps and Graphics' started by Tetsu, Jun 3, 2005.

  1. Emperor Norton I Calbear's Love Child

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    You know there's a universe where Reagan starred in all the Death Wish films.

    In a younger day, I would have, but I've grown old, bitter and crazy, as the voices in my head tell me. But I can't understand them most of the time. I don't speak Spanish.
     
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  2. Kaloross Something is somewhere

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    You can learn it
     
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  3. Kerguelen The Second Coming

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    Adolf Hitler, Principal and Founder of the Adolf Hitler School of Friendship and Tolerance takes one last photo with his students before retiring.
     
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  4. Charles RB Well-Known Member

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    Feb. 1968 copy of sports magazine The Gallant. Modern gladiatorial combat, a deliberately kitchy throwback combining elements of wrestling and (blunted) weapon fighting, was part of the "Cool Romana" craze after Italy worked with the French & British in the Sudeten War. While the general craze died out in 1941, during the bloody defeat of the Abyssianian Revolution, gladiator matches survived in the Americas and became a growing sport with international and women's leagues. This cover depicts the World Heavyweight Champion of that year, Italian expatriate Giovanni Penna, who represented Argentina. His success and the glamour of American gladiator films like The Eagle of Pittsburgh led to the sport going back across the Atlantic.

    Penna was defeated the following year by Cassius X, the vanguard of a growing wave of black American gladiators.
     
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    A picture of the famed Georgian meteorologist Joseph V. Stalin hard at work designing radio telescopes used to detect radiation from outer space. His discoveries lead to proving the existence of the big bang, wormholes, and proof of tachyons.

    (Yes Stalin did once work as a meteorologist. Search it up if you don't believe me.)
     
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  6. Charles RB Well-Known Member

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    President Bill Pullman during a visit of a New Mexico USAF base, 2001, following controversial 'pre-emptive strike' missions against Al-Qaeda. A working stage and film actor until he became a populist Congressman in Montana, Pullman narrowly won the Democratic primary against Al Gore (who he made Secretary of State) and then George Bush. Initially popular for his foreign policies and an inherited 'golden' economy, the Al-Qaeda strikes would doom him after Saudi flight students tried to hijack a plane on January 12 2002 and crashed it into New York City. The public perception that Al-Qaeda were attacking the US homeland in retaliation led to Pullman suffering in the polls and not contesting the 2004 election. His most significant achievement, along with Gore, was pushing a 'green' agenda worldwide.
     
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    Actor Mark Gatiss as the Ninth Doctor, in promotional material for Doctor Who (1999). In a followup to the highly successful The Demon Headmaster, CBBC commissioned its showrunner Helen Cresswell to revive the old sci-fi serial; it was co-funded with ABC. The Doctor, an eccentric magician figure with his robot dog K9, takes two school children (one an Australian to keep ABC happy) on trips through time and space. Each story was three episodes in a nine-episode series. Russell T Davies wrote several serials before taking over from Creswell in 2002 and Gatiss regenerated into Christopher Eccleston for two years, intending to try out children's fiction.

    Lani Tupu played the recurring space pilot character Captain Jax - a character whose apeparacnes were disrupted for two years due to his involvement in (the better paying) Farscape.
     
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    Cover of DC's Crisis on Infinite Earths #7. The miniseries had planned to kill off Supergirl as part of its deck-cleaning but decided a better twist - one it disguised by commissioning a false 'dead Supergirl' cover - would be to kill the 'Earth-1' Superman. This issue was massively reprinted and talked about on the news, though many people were confused to buy it and see another Superman (the 'Earth-2' version) still alive. It's believed this is what hurt interest in DC's Death in the Family, where the second Robin was killed off: many normal people and certain collectors didn't trust DC to mean it. DC scrapped its plans for a third Robin at the last second, waiting another year before bringing in Chuck Dixon's creation of Stephanie Brown as a new, female Robin.
     
  9. BlackentheBorg Grape Ape is absolutely a kaiju

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    Just spitballing here...

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    Senate Minority Leader John F. Kennedy (right) converses with Texas Governor Lyndon Johnson (left) during a fundraiser event, 1962. Also pictured: the senator's younger brother, Robert Kennedy.

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    "The Untouchables" -- from left-to-right, CIA Director George H.W. Bush, House Majority Leader Gerry Ford, RNC Chairman Ronald Reagan, Senate Majority Leader Raymond P Shafer -- before the 1980 Republican National Convention.

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    Senators Joseph Biden and Ed Kennedy chat during the first inauguration of Mickey Leland, 1996.

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    President Leland, the First Lady and baby Austin photographed outside of the Capitol Building, 1998.

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    Vice President Bernie Sanders is bombarded with questions by press outside Number One Observatory Circle, 2001.

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    Republican nominees for 2004, Bill Blythe of Arkansas (left) and George W. Bush of Connecticut (right), photographed for Time Magazine.

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    Democratic candidate Paul Wellstone mid-oration during a campaign rally in his home state of Minnesota, 2008.

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    Former Democratic nominees Mario Cuomo (left) and Hugh Carey (right) are pictured sitting together during the 2008 DNC.

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    Republican candidates Lloyd Blankfein (New York) and Hillary Rodham (Washington) exchange platitudes before the first debates, 2017.
     
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    Image of Kim Jong-nam in front of head North Korean officials as he was installed as leader - replacing his younger brother Kim Jong-un (who is rumored to have been killed by Chinese agents)
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  11. Charles RB Well-Known Member

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    Skylon in flight. The controversial British spaceplane is 50% owned by the government, after it was convinced to provide funding in 2000. To the irritation of the Labour Party, Skylon funding was used to browbeat them during the recession and then when Skylon was complete, it was in 2011 and Cameron got all the photo ops.
     
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    Former American footballer and actor, Orenthal James 'OJ' Simpson (left) at the California Supreme Court with his legal team after Senator Dianne Feinstein, his Democrat opponent in the 1994 Senate Election filed an appeal over the result.

    With less than 30 votes dividing them, the Feinstein-Simpson race was one of the closest in Californian history. While Feinstein would go on to prevail, the popularity of Simpson and his folksy brand of conservative politics would see him beat Lt. Gov Gray Davis to the Governorship two years later.
     
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    World renowned director Orson Welles on the set for one of his last films for Toho Studios: Showdown in Okinawa or Godzilla vs Mecha Godzilla*

    *Not my photo but courtesy of Famous Monsters of Filmland
     
  14. EdM Well-Known Member

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    An Imperial Stormtrooper from the 503rd Legion analyzes a holograph map of California, the last state in the Union yet to fall to the Empire. Although the San Francisco Bay Area is about to fall, there are still major pockets of resistance in Southern California, especially around Los Angeles.
     
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  15. Ivoshafen Rhys, High-Jarl of Tel's Fjord

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    I would love to see a short story/novel about the Empire invading Earth. Especially if Vader eventually sends in the 501st
     
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  16. englerp Well-Known Member

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    Dito, but preferably on an Earth where Star Wars doesn't exist. (Or at least not in the form we know): Never really liked crossovers where one universe is fictional in the other. (Or SIs where the Insertee knows that the universe they are transported to is fictional).
     
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  17. Ivoshafen Rhys, High-Jarl of Tel's Fjord

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    Agreed
     
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  18. terranova210486 Well-Known Member

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    Trump would probably start sucking up to Emperor Palpatine.
     
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  19. Ivoshafen Rhys, High-Jarl of Tel's Fjord

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    "This Sheev guy, he's not all that bad! He wrote the entire constitution of the Empire himself and its a big constitution, trust me I have a friend in the Empire and that's all he talks about. He's also great at building walls, knows some great contractors."
     
  20. gap80 gap80

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    Found some more of these:

    Three from Samantha Bee:
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    And one more from Colbert:
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    Also, this:
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    And who can forget Doctor Putin?:
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    And finally (since Sharknado 5 is premiering next week), let's all take a moment to remember the time when Governor Gary Herbert of Utah defended his state from merciless flying sharks with only a tennis racket:
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    (seriously - they actually got the real-life Governor of Utah to show up for this Sharknado 4 cameo in 2016, the same year in which he won re-election to the governorship)!