Pop Culture Timelines Go-To Thread

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by vultan, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. DAv Middle Class... sorry

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  2. Nivek Resident Videogame Expert

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    what if michael jackson died on pepsi fire accident?
     
  3. Kaiser Julius Well-Known Member

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    Just a bunch of nails for my Lucas-less idea...

     
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  4. Nivek Resident Videogame Expert

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    Well... How far would he goes? NASCAR? Indycar? Formula level?, Cinema...well there is not battlestar galactica, Star trek might do better.
     
  5. Kaiser Julius Well-Known Member

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    I came unstuck there. Racecar driving isn't really my field of expertise. And it also goes up to his friendship with Coppola and American Graffitti.
     
  6. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    The end of Pepsi commercials, Thriller would sell even more copies and his leftover tracks would form "Hot Street" album.
     
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    Wonder how fire pepsi would catch from this...and not scandals for Michael either
     
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    WI Francis Ford Coppola, instead of Keanu Reeves, casts Daniel Day-Lewis as Jonathan Harker in Bram Stoker's Dracula? (Interestingly, he and Winona Ryder, who played Mina in the aforementioned film, starred as an engaged couple in The Age of Innocence and also co-starred in the film version of The Crucible...)

    IMO, Day-Lewis would do better in the role than Reeves did (it helps, of course, that he's actually British; Reeves gave up trying to do a British accent); yeah, he's in his mid-30s, but that hasn't stopped casting directors before...

    And, if Day-Lewis method acts like he's done, he'll probably be remembered for giving a good performance, IMO...
     
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    I wonder what the cultural effects would be of Michael Jackson dying in 2016 rather than 2009 and Prince dying in 2009 rather than 2016 (both with drug overdoses). Not to diss Prince, but I know they're on two different levels of fame, so perhaps this is a question of how would Michael change pop culture by living well into the 2010s

    What do you guys think?
     
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    Depends a lot how his London tour goes..if a mega sucess he will tour before he dies? Wonder if he will get more accusation and another trial too..
     
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  11. THeaven I am the Watcher

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    Raquel Welch as Poison Ivy in the Batman episodes "A Tree grows in Gotham " & " To Plant a Bomb" 1967
     
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  12. THeaven I am the Watcher

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    From my Marvel Primetime universe in the Media fandom fourm
    Because Spiderman is a member of the Fantastic Four in the 80's the original idea for Venom was used as John Byrne (Writer & Artist of FF) thought that a Woman who blamed Spiderman for her miscarriage could be equally an opponent for Invisible Woman as well l53agot8u81y.jpg
     
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    I seem to recall in OTL Byrne really disliked Venom as a character idea.
     
  14. THeaven I am the Watcher

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    Yes but he is instrumental in Invisible girl from being the FFs token girl member to the Team's matriarch MTL had Venom as an antagonist to Sue as much as Peter if not more
     
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  15. Somebody-Someone Well-Known Member

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    Some interesting Doctor Who PoDs (organised by Doctor)

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    1. The Raj gets made instead of The Dalek Invasion Of Earth, causing the alternation of historicals and SF to continue

    2. The Destroyers and the Dalek Killers spinoff get made.
    2

    1. Someone stated that there was a pitch to have, as a fifth anniversary special "The Dalek Invasion Of Vortis" that would have featured Hartnell as an impostor (like in The Chase). Oh, dear. Oh, dear. (It might have been a joke)

    2. Lords of the Red Planet (or something else?) and The Laird of MacCrimmon at the end of S6 with a 2+Zoe S7 and no SoE

    3. 2 regenerates and Jamie leaves but Zoe stays and SoE never happens
    3

    1. Liz stays longer

    2. Delgado's car never crashes

    3. Pertwee quits after Delgado's car crashes
    4

    1. Krikkitmen instead of Key to Time
    5

    1. No Saward
    6

    1. Full Season 23
    7

    1. No John Peel or the "darker and edgier" memo

    2. Frock victory

    3. Squid victory

    4. No TVM
    8

    1. VNAs and VMAs continue

    2. EDAs allowed to wrap up properly
    9

    1. PACT/SotS continuity followed by NuWho (Eccleston as 10th Dr)

    2. Eccleston not blackballed
    Big Finish

    1. Tom Baker signs up earlier

    2. Big Finish follows EDAT or PACT

    3. Big Finish does not obtain NuWho rights

    4. Life After Death actually gets made
     
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  16. Bulldoggus Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion

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    A trend I've noticed, time and time again, is the constant geek-culture wanks that pop up on this site. For instance, I have yet to see a single Trek-Screw, even though doing that is a trillion times easier than the three-cherries at three machines in three casinos in three hours odds of some of the Trek!Wanks that can pop up hereabouts. Similarly, Superhero Universes seem to always start early, and the concept as a whole never blows up on the launchpad. Star Wars is always made and always released during that May-1977 heatwave that had the West Coast lining up at any AC'd building (this includes the freak heatwaves that happen during Chistmastime 1976 in some TLs! Who'da thunk it :openedeyewink:?) All other TLs seem to be bamboozled by the strange OTL delusion that Doctor Who is good. Its bad AH practice TBH. Political TLs that wank ideologies are generally frowned upon. We should view Pop Culture Timelines that wank the author's favorite things similarly. There are trade-offs in all things, and the fact is even in the best TLs, things you like will not exist.

    SO.....
    Justice League of America (2005)
    dir. Joel Schumacher

    Batman- Stephen Baldwin
    Robin- Chris O'Donnell
    Superman- Shaquille O'Neal
    The Flash- Ricky Martin
    Wonder Woman- Jennifer Garner
    Green Lantern- Larry the Cable Guy
    Lex Luther- Mel Gibson
    The Joker- Eminem
    Catwoman- Halle Berry

    21% on Rotten Tomatoes

    Sometimes ya gotta kill your darlings, people. Play with the side effects. Try to tease out how a good thing can turn into a bad thing and a bad thing into a good thing.
     
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    And for marvel side? make the screw big too.
     
  18. Bulldoggus Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion

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    There isn't a "Marvel side" after this shitshow. There are a dozen or so separate movies made by different studios. A couple are good, a couple suck badly.
     
  19. Bulldoggus Rum, Romanism, and Rebellion

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    Is it a wank or a screw? Both and neither.
     
  20. Nivek Resident Videogame Expert

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    Not bad, maybe the last item, but very interesting ideas