Pop Culture Timelines Go-To Thread

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

  1. Brainbin Kingpin of the Cultural Cartel

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    Where were you in '72?

    And more importantly, what were you watching?

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  2. Ace Venom Well-Known Member

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  3. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    I was planning a timeline on an international alternative to the Eurovision Song Contest, called the International Song Contest. Is anybody intrested?
     
  4. Zacoftheaxes Atari Democrat

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    Yes, especually dependent on the year, depending on how early it is we can see the alternate rise of some artists.
     
  5. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    Well I wasn't sure. The contest's format would probably invovled countries's choosing an artist from their land with a big hit from that year in that country alone. It would make some artists have different success, as they would become popular worldwide.

    What do you think the format should be?

    I was going to start in 1957, as that's the year the Billboard charts and the Grammy's began.
     
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  6. Brainbin Kingpin of the Cultural Cartel

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    By all means, go for it! Those movies were some of biggest follow-up disappointments in film IOTL, perhaps second only to the Star Wars prequels. It might be interesting to see what becomes of the various principals; none of them really recovered from it.

    Certainly! That sounds like a lot of fun. The logistics and bureaucracy would be a nightmare, but it would be a novel way to help bring people together in the Cold War era.
     
  7. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    I must let you know though that it is my first timeline. I'm suggesting we could make it a collberative timeline in order for me to learn, as well as making it not fall apart.
     
  8. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    Anyone wanna do a collabarative timeline on my International Song Contest idea?
     
  9. Ace Venom Well-Known Member

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    I just made a short update to In the Heart of Metal.
     
  10. Brainbin Kingpin of the Cultural Cartel

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    I've created a new page on the Wiki that can serve as a companion to this thread. It could use a little of the good old-fashioned Wiki Magic, so I thought that I would plug it here.

    Also, there's a new comic book timeline called Five Colors for a Dime by neamathla.

    Finally, the discussion thread about a better Star Wars prequel trilogy eventually yielded a developed alternate plotline by Glen. No real discussion of pop culture-related changes... yet.
     
  11. Zacoftheaxes Atari Democrat

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    When I'm not busy today, I will edit the shit out of this. I'll even dig up some old ones this thread hath forgot.
     
  12. Zacoftheaxes Atari Democrat

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    Collaborative as in anyone could add to it? Maybe. I have some idea personally, though it would depend on what you mean by "no hits out of the country".

    But what if Canada sends Rush in 1976, right after the release of 2112, and they win. The album is very anti-communist but also has very obvious negative takes on oppression by religion. What would the response be from the USSR, and from the Catholic Church? And from any other number of institutions.

    The album never got controversial in OTL because it was their breakthrough album and Rush at the time was nerd band (the reason there much bigger today is because nerds win). That would be a hell of a story to tell. Canada fights communism with crazy fucking prog rock.
     
  13. MatthewFirth Well-Known Member

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    Erm, I don't think so. The timeline would have to be popular songs from the year, nice try though
     
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    Fandom is and always has been a very sticky business...

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  15. MasterSanders Subject of the House of Washington

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    What if Rick Astley's "Together Forever" becomes the video used to "Rick Roll" rather than "Never Gonna Give You Up"? The background tunes are similar in both songa.
     
  16. jack_donaghy_is_the_shado Senator-pre-elect from Iowa

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    What I hope to do with New World Films:

    Pull all kinds of talent from around the world, into working for the “Alliance”, producing and creating, growing in abilities and training newcomers (i.e. Spielberg, Lucas, Ridley Scott, Shusuke Kaneko, Bernardo Bertolucci, etc.) also revitalizing actors and filmmakers that have been blacklisted or have fallen on hard times.
    Show positive portrayals of foreigners, minorities, gay/lesbians, etc. (except as villains maybe).


    And hire actors that match the national origins of a film to dub, (For example, Japanese Americans dubbing Japanese movies (unless they are subbed).


    Produce at least (or most) 25% of prestigious OTL films and/or those considered great but not filmed.


    With at least three studios carrying the burden of budgets, there will be more funds for important parts like special effects, locations, accuracy, etc.


    Produce at most 50% of franchises through: film, television, radio, music, novels, and comics.



    Here are some of the franchises that NWF will make: Godzilla, Bond, Ultraman, Superman, Batman, Dracula, Frankenstein, Kolchak, Star Trek, Star Wars, Battlestar Galactica, Law and order, Marx Bros films, Indiana Jones…I have got at least 10 pages of ideas for this in Word.


    And perhaps most important (outside of pop culture), NWF will back the Screen Actors Guild and other unions set up in this time period.


    In closing, here’s a preview of coming attraction in the vein of the epilogue to History of the World Part I..

    See Godzilla fight the Devil, Kong, Superman, and a giant werewolf Richard Nixon!


    See Judy Garland win the Oscar she deserved!


    See Groucho Marx as the Exorcist!


    See a serious sixties Batman!


    See Kirk and Uhura…married with children?!


    But nothing, I mean nothing can prepare you for the Legen….dary! Epicness! Of..


    NEW WORLD FILMS!!!!

    Brought to you by a crazed ex-veteran and Mayoral Candidate for the Cedar Rapids elections in 2013
     
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  17. jack_donaghy_is_the_shado Senator-pre-elect from Iowa

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    Too much?

    I am running for a Mayor, and I am an Army veteran, but I don't think I'm crazy :confused:
     
  18. Ace Venom Well-Known Member

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    "The Power and the Glitter!" had been updated. Link in the sig.
     
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    I apply to join.