Pop-culture of the Kaiserreich

I have an idea for a KR Stargate movie: make it a UoB movie, since they used to own Egypt before the 1925 Revolution. That way they can introduce the people of Abydos to syndicalism and start a revolution against Ra.

Sean Bean would make good Jack O'Neill but I'm not sure about the other characters. Any ideas?

 
Last edited:
What would the RPG Eclipse Phase be like in a KRTL? I know the Autonomist Alliance would a shoein for Syndicalism but what about the Inner System factions?
 
Last edited:


Emerald Fennel as Nurse Patience ‘Patsy’ Mount and Kate Lamb as Nurse Delia Busby in British Broadcasting Union show Call the Midwife. Centred around midwives of the new Nursing and Midwifery Union working in London’s East End between the mid-to-late 1950s and early 1960s, the show is known for its nostalgic charm yet also praised for addressing real historical issues: the increasing liberalisation of Union society following the end of pre-Weltkrieg rationing and fears of German invasion; continued medical innovations and the ongoing growth of medical unions and other social spending; the continued difficulties suffered by young people descended from aristocratic families - as seen in Patsy’s character -; the sweeping changes in the previously-deprived East End; and the obsolescence of religious organisations that had previously handled healthcare in poor communities.



Shaun Evans as Detective Sergeant Endeavour Morse and Roger Allam as Detective Inspector Fred Thursday, People’s National Police, in BBU crime drama Endeavour. A prequel to the popular Inspector Morse show that ran between 1989 and the early 2000s, Endeavour has been praised for a period-accurate portrayal of the city of Oxford during the 1960s and the capturing of the existential doubts faced by many traditional universities during the period, as the increased numbers of new technical colleges and a drop in student intake led many to question if they could continue operating. While the modern viewer knows that they did, and would indeed go on to thrive, at the time the fear was a very real one. Critics have also praised the show for the strong chemistry between Morse, a young man of the generation that had grown up under a secure and democratic Syndicalist government, and the more old-school Thursday who had experience of a time when both Syndicalism’s survival and the democratic nature of the Union were both threatened.



Art from the comic Invasion, a story appearing in the popular British science-fiction comic Future Echoes between 1977 and 1978. Set in the then-future of 1999, it told the grim story of an attempted invasion of the Union of Britain by the fictional Volgan Empire (an obvious expy for Russia) and of guerrilla resistance to this invasion led by the character Bill Savage, a former lorry driver and elected Chairman of a major haulage union. While the story was a decidedly grim one - especially when considered against the more optimistic (yet still realistic and often gritty) science-fiction and fantasy stories usually found in Future Echoes - it was popular during its run, and ended on a largely hopeful note.



William Hartnell as the first incarnation of the character of The Time Master, a time-travelling alien who travels to different worlds and eras accompanied by human companions. A major BBU show, Time Master began with its first serial ‘An Unearthly Child’ in 1963, and would run until 1967 before ending prior to a long-running revival in 1981. While early scripts have been somewhat derided for their ‘moralising’ approach - the past is frequently judged by the standards of modern Syndicalist values, and imperialist/capitalist societies and aliens are frequently shown as obvious antagonists - it was an advanced show for its day and would lay the groundwork for more hard-hitting science-fiction shows, including the much-beloved cultural institution Pilots of the Future.

Idris Elba as the 12th Time Master
 
I wonder how the Mecha Sci-Fi Genre would evolve, considering that much of it was heavily inspired by Heinlein's work.
I mean, someone will come up with the idea of fantastical, humanoid or bestial machines, controlled by a human pilot, eventually, but Heinlein basically laid the foundations of the Mech Genre's strong association with Military Sci-Fi and Space Opera, with following works, such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Armored Troopers VOTOMS, Macross, and so on, as well as their Western Offspring like Battletech, eventually coming forth from that.

Would Starship Troopers still be written? Or would something else pop up that fills that gap?
 
What would the RPG Eclipse Phase be like in a KRTL? I know the Autonomist Alliance would a shoein for Syndicalism but what about the Inner System factions?
Probably a lot more openly aristocratic. Plus the autonomists wouldn't have those ancaps and the ultimates would be treated like bad guys from the start like they are in second edition.
 

Aldren Ehreneich as the much younger Han Solo in the popular Star Rebels spinoff/prequal Solo: A Star Rebels Story*. After escaping from his poverty stricken homeplanet of Corellia three years earlier, but becoming separated from his childhood sweetheart Qi'ra, Han finds himself with the opportunity of a lifetime by accepting a freelance job from the Crimson Dawn corporation. One that would make him wealthy for the rest of his life. Yet despite his cynical claims of only looking out for himself, his more heroic side quickly shows, especially after befriending his future loyal first mate, Chewbacca.

Qi'ra (Emilia Clarke) , Han's childhood friend and former love, now a 'personal assistant' employed by Crimson Dawn's CEO. Han is slightly taken aback by her much colder and calculating nature, and how she seems to fit in the cutthroat world of corporate politics. However, this all proved to be an act, as she only joined Crimson Dawn to rescue her female Twi'lek lover Nerys Syndulla** from the Galactic Consortium and provide intel for the fledgling Resistance.

Paul Bettany as Crimson Dawn's CEO Dryden Voss. A ruthless and power-hungry businessman, Dryden will stop at nothing to increase his already considerable fortune and climb through the ranks of the Consortium, hoping to gain the favor of Supreme Executive Sheev Palapatine. To achieve his ends, he is willing murder millions and destroy entire worlds if need be. With his own army of battle droids and organic mercenaries at his call, he quickly proves to a formidable enemy to be taken seriously. It's also been hinted that he may also be a secret member of the Sith Cult.***

*In a TL where the Reds won the 2ACW, a budding young film maker in 1970s named George Lucus created one of the most popular science fiction series in the history of the Internationale: Star Rebels (ironically, it's considered as a guilty pleasure in non-Syndicalist nations such as Germany or Qing China). In a galaxy far, far away, the United Republic and it's noble Jedi protectors were defeated by an alliance of megacorporations and their battle droid armies known as the Galactic Consortium. Without the Jedi to protect them, the known Galaxy became practically enslaved by the ruthless corporations that only cared for profit. But that all changes when a young farm boy named Luke Skywalker joins the Resistance and unlocks his Jedi heritage...

**The characters of Qi'ra and Nerys became so popular with Star Rebel fans that Lucusfilm Union has promised that they will appear in the upcoming Solo sequels, alongside fan favorites such as Tobias Beckett and Lando Calrissian. The streaming service channel DisneyUnion+ has also announced a spin-off series called Qi'ra and Nerys: A Star Rebels Series will be released in late 2020.

***Yes, the Force exists, and while the Dark Lords of the Sith do worship the Dark Side, they've found it easier the use greed to manipulate people (think the Phantom Menace on steroids').
 
I wonder how the Mecha Sci-Fi Genre would evolve, considering that much of it was heavily inspired by Heinlein's work.
I mean, someone will come up with the idea of fantastical, humanoid or bestial machines, controlled by a human pilot, eventually, but Heinlein basically laid the foundations of the Mech Genre's strong association with Military Sci-Fi and Space Opera, with following works, such as Mobile Suit Gundam, Armored Troopers VOTOMS, Macross, and so on, as well as their Western Offspring like Battletech, eventually coming forth from that.

Would Starship Troopers still be written? Or would something else pop up that fills that gap?
The German Empire could do something similar, since they have a history of proud military service.
 
Would Starship Troopers still be written?
Certain if USA is in Cold War with German Empire

The German Empire could do something similar
Ahem Ahem

German sci-fi author Karl Herbert Scheer and his speciality Militaristic Sci-Fi
He wrote the series "Zur Besondern Verwendung" and started "Perry Rhodan"
First is a 1950s action packed Sci-Fi Thriller set in Future year of 1980s.
From z.b.V. he wrote 50 novels, his creation "Perry Rhodan" still running with over 3000 issue
The German Space Opera celebrate it's 60 years in 2021
 
I'm wondering, what would alt-TNO be like?
Die neue Ordnung: Letzte Tage Amerikas
A complete overhaul mod that takes place in the reality that where the entente won the second Weltkrieg and MacArthur won the second American civil war and declared himself the supreme ruler. The supreme ruler, through puppets in the Entente, took over all of Europe, and even dropped an atomic bomb on a syndicalist Russia to force it to surrender. Russia later collapsed on it's own to numerous warloards states and suffered a Japanese invasion in the east.

The game begins in 1962, almost 20 years after the American success, which seemed impossible during the Civil War. The "American Order" is in a cold war against the Japanese Empire. Both directly or indirectly control the entire world. Although America is supposedly leading in terms of the amount of territory it controls, MacArthur is old, and he is about to die from medical problems he has. Because the entire American system is built on the MacArthur's cult of personality, there is a real fear of a third civil war in light of the fact that MacArthur created conflict among his subordinates to make sure no one tried to overthrow him and in fact, there could very well be a disintegration of the "American Order" unless a charismatic leader comes to power.
The German Empire still exists, but it is surrounded by the American order from all directions. They barely withstood Third International and MacArthur managed to conquer all of Europe except Germany itself after Austria was occupied by the Third International and Russia joined Third International as well. The Reich hopes to hold out because they see themselves as much more stable than the Americans or the Japanese, but there are politicians who call for a direct confrontation against the Americans and the liberation of Europe. Because of the vast nuclear arsenal that America possesses, such a move would probably lead to the end of human civilization. There are serious problems of injustice between the poor Germans and the aristocratic Germans. The player needs to unite them to allow Germany to concentrate on the Cold War.
Across Europe, many peoples are waiting for the day that MacArthur will die, and will try to overthrow a large number of collaborators with America in the continent.
In Japan, the emperor maintains a fine line between democratic rule and the military that wants to overthrow democracy because only in this way they believe that America can be defeated.
Russia is a wasteland. Since the nuclear bombing and the introduction of puppet rulers into western Russia, everything beyond the Ural Mountains are warlords and bandits fighting over territories without many resources. Japan also took over parts of Siberia, which further undermined Russian unity.
It is impossible to know which warlord will succeed in reuniting Russia.

The mod has gained a lot of popularity since it came out. There are countless paths for every nation, and the writing of events within the nations is of high quality.
 
German sci-fi author Karl Herbert Scheer and his speciality Militaristic Sci-Fi
He wrote the series "Zur Besondern Verwendung" and started "Perry Rhodan"
First is a 1950s action packed Sci-Fi Thriller set in Future year of 1980s.
From z.b.V. he wrote 50 novels, his creation "Perry Rhodan" still running with over 3000 issue
The German Space Opera celebrate it's 60 years in 2021
What's the plot?
 
What's the plot?
"Zur Besondern Verwendung"
Is action packed Sci-Fi Thriller set in 1980s (view point of 1950s)
The Cold War got hotter as China become dangerous Superpower that Put USSR on side track.
The USA and Europe unter NATO form new intelligence service: the Secret Scientific Defence - SSD
There agents are expert on several fields and equip high tech equipment that put Bond Q-devision to Toys makers...
Also have agents full power of attorney, like take over command and order nuclear strike

"Perry Rhodan"
1971 lands the USA first on Moon (View Point of 1961)
Commander Rhodan discover a crash landet Alien Spaceship with Humanoid Crew
The Discovery of Alien on Moon increase the tension between USA and USSR to War
Rhodan must use the Alien Hardware to prevent WWIII and Unite Mankind under one Government
Because the Solar system lies on edge of Giant Stellar Empire of those Alien called Arkoniden
To make matter worst the millenium old empire disintegrates

What makes Perry Rhodan so great as Space Opera
It tell the Story how interstellar hillbillies who use primitiv nuclear fission, rise to Dominant Power of the Galaxy: Humans !
But there more
Next it own technological and scientific law in series Universe,
It got also own cosmology with Evolution of civilizations into Higher Beings and much higher god like entity. (like old one in Babylon 5)
like high Being ES that helps mankind and give Rhodan immortality, but in exchange Mankind has to help ES in dangerous task.
Because more higher Kosmokraten and Chaotarchen fight over dominance of the Rhodan Universe.
They annihilate entire Galaxies, if needed to gain victory, killing billions of intelligent Life, even Higher Beings are not save for them.
ES is a trickster, who play both side against each other, in order to survive to evolve into much higher entity
Mankind under Rhodan must find there independent way in this Universe, and do what is right, what is not so easy...

with over 3000 issue and almost 60 years of run time
Perry Rhodan explored every topic of Sci-Fi and i mean every one!
 
"Zur Besondern Verwendung"
Is action packed Sci-Fi Thriller set in 1980s (view point of 1950s)
The Cold War got hotter as China become dangerous Superpower that Put USSR on side track.
The USA and Europe unter NATO form new intelligence service: the Secret Scientific Defence - SSD
There agents are expert on several fields and equip high tech equipment that put Bond Q-devision to Toys makers...
Also have agents full power of attorney, like take over command and order nuclear strike

"Perry Rhodan"
1971 lands the USA first on Moon (View Point of 1961)
Commander Rhodan discover a crash landet Alien Spaceship with Humanoid Crew
The Discovery of Alien on Moon increase the tension between USA and USSR to War
Rhodan must use the Alien Hardware to prevent WWIII and Unite Mankind under one Government
Because the Solar system lies on edge of Giant Stellar Empire of those Alien called Arkoniden
To make matter worst the millenium old empire disintegrates

What makes Perry Rhodan so great as Space Opera
It tell the Story how interstellar hillbillies who use primitiv nuclear fission, rise to Dominant Power of the Galaxy: Humans !
But there more
Next it own technological and scientific law in series Universe,
It got also own cosmology with Evolution of civilizations into Higher Beings and much higher god like entity. (like old one in Babylon 5)
like high Being ES that helps mankind and give Rhodan immortality, but in exchange Mankind has to help ES in dangerous task.
Because more higher Kosmokraten and Chaotarchen fight over dominance of the Rhodan Universe.
They annihilate entire Galaxies, if needed to gain victory, killing billions of intelligent Life, even Higher Beings are not save for them.
ES is a trickster, who play both side against each other, in order to survive to evolve into much higher entity
Mankind under Rhodan must find there independent way in this Universe, and do what is right, what is not so easy...

with over 3000 issue and almost 60 years of run time
Perry Rhodan explored every topic of Sci-Fi and i mean every one!
Here my idea for the KR-equivalent of Perry Rhodan.


Sun Koh is the eponymous hero of a German science fiction/fantasy novel series which has been published each week since 8 September 1933 in the 'Romanhefte' format (digest-sized booklets, usually containing 66 pages, the German equivalent of the now-defunct American pulp magazine). As of February 2019, 5000 booklet novels of the original series plus 1850 spinoff novels of the sister series Sterneninsel plus over 400 paperbacks and 200 hardcovers have been published, totalling over 600,000 pages. Having sold approximately four billion copies (in novella format) worldwide alone, (including over two billion in Germany), it is the most successful science fiction book series ever written. The first billion of worldwide sales was celebrated in 1961.
Sun Koh startet 1933 as a more fantasy leaning series, describing the adventures of "the last prince of Atlantis" and his attempts to raise the sunken continent. As the series went on, more and more SF-elements were included. Its enormus popularity with the german youth, got the series post-1939 the status "important for the war effort". During WKII, Sun Koh worked as a agent of the German Empire, fighting against the International. But 1943, after the fall of the UOB, although the still ongoing Pacific War and the unresolved conflict with the USAS, the publishers decided to lead the series in a new direction. In issue 500, Sun Koh finally raised Atlantis and discovered that he and the ancient Atlantians are of alien heritage, orginating in the Andromeda galaxy. After that, the series went full space opera.
 
Replace the Americans with Germans, and you could have a couple of games set during a German-Japanese War

And I'm sure the Commune of France or Nationalist France would make a game like this:
 
Last edited:
Top