That Wacky Redhead

Discussion in 'Alternate History Discussion: After 1900' started by Brainbin, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. THE OBSERVER Independent Progressive

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    Would you be willing to post complete list of Oscar Winners from TTL beginning with Napoleon? Best Picture, Best Director, and Acting Categories?
     
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  2. ANARCHY_4_ALL Evolution and The Revolution

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    I second this request.
     
  3. Thande Disengage docking clamps Mr. Data Donor

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    I'm afraid I'm late to the party on concluding this one due to being distracted by work, the UK leaving the EU and Sea Lion Press, but I have finally kept my promise to finish this TL. And how appropriate that I post on the 50th anniversary of Star Trek!

    That Wacky Redhead will definitely go down in AH.com history as our finest popcultural timeline, or perhaps even our finest timeline focused on any subject other than the usual of politics and war. Brainbin had sunk five years of his time into this, during which time I have been privileged enough to meet him twice, and it is a measure of what he has achieved that this TL enjoys such a loyal and diverse readership. I cannot take the credit offered to Cronus Invictus for inspiring this as a niche and poorly researched TL about video games cannot compare to the level of depth put into this work. I will however take credit for encouraging Brainbin to keep things optimistic as a neat counter to all the dystopias we see too many of.

    In summary then, it only remains to wish Brainbin well with his future projects and congratulate him on the completion of this epic.

    (I know he'd prefer a TOS gif, but I can't find one...)

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  4. Brainbin Kingpin of the Cultural Cartel

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    Captain's Log, Stardate 1513.1. Our position: orbiting planet M-113. Onboard the
    Enterprise: Mr. Spock, temporarily in command. On the planet: the ruins of an ancient and long-dead civilization. Ship's Surgeon McCoy and myself are now beaming down to the planet's surface. Our mission: routine medical examination... of archaeologist Robert Crater and his wife Nancy. Routine but for the fact that Nancy Crater is that one woman in Dr. McCoy's past...

    Those were the first words first heard throughout the United States (excepting, perhaps, along the Canadian border, where they had already been heard two days before), 50 years ago today, at 8:30 PM Eastern, on NBC, where Star Trek was brought to viewers in living colo(u)r. So many of those involved in the show's production have passed since then, but a few are still with us. Most prominent among these is the show's star, William Shatner, though the other surviving cast members include George Takei, Nichelle Nichols, Walter Koenig, John Winston, and Eddie Paskey. There are several surviving members of the show's key production staff as well, including story editors John D.F. Black, Steven Carabatsos, and D.C. Fontana, and, yes, executive in charge of production Herbert F. Solow. (Glad you're still with us, Herbie.)

    Today, as we celebrate how inestimably and immeasurably Star Trek has changed culture, and the future, we should take a moment to remember the cast and crew of that original series, who were, in their own way, as much pioneers and trailblazers as the spacemen (and, yes, spacewomen) they depicted.

    Luckily for you, I was keeping one in reserve for just this very occasion...

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    Isn't it a thing of beauty? Look at Bill and Nichelle go (in opposite directions from everyone else)!

    That's what I love about Star Trek, warts and all.

    May the franchise live long, and prosper.

    (No, seriously, this new show had better be good.)
     
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  5. Beata Beatrix Not the Prime Minister of Poland

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    This TL is so great! Hats off to you again, @Brainbin.
     
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    I have a question, but was anime and manga are the same or different in this time line.
     
  7. Roger Redux The Revisionist

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    My inference was that it would be a little more popular a little sooner, or at least more accepted more quickly (as opposed to being stigmatized as "cartoons" for "children"); but the Timeline has come to it's intended stopping point before such time as there would be many more series than IOTL.
     
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    cool.
     
  9. Brainbin Kingpin of the Cultural Cartel

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    I must say it was something of a surprise to get an email alert for this thread, but the bump, in addition to a couple hours of free time this evening, spurred me to threadmark most of my updates, although I had to take a few breaks to tweak the formatting on some of the updates (which seem to have not survived the forum upgrades intact). In any event, the index omits the More to Come teasers, the Star Trek episode guide entries, and most of the guest posts for the time being, and the formatting is still wonky on a few of the updates, but all of them should now at least be readable. So if you ever wanted to re-read TWR, or if you've just come across this thread and are wondering what the deal is, why don't you, well, give it a whirl? :)
     
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  10. Ogrebear Well-Known Member

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    I only just came across Star Trek History somehow, but the site has a fascinating page on the 40 Acres Lot that Brainbin mentions several times in this Timeline and that was scandalously razed in the 1970's!

    The site has a neat 'Trek Locations' feature for 40 Acres too!
     
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