The Ballad of the Lovecraft: A Collaborative Pop Culture TL

Consider these PODs:

February 27, 2010: Chinese government leaders are accused of hacking attacks against American corporate and military facilities, fueling tensions between the U.S. and China

April 19, 2010: Google officials accuse China of launching hacker attacks against their facilities in Menlo Park, California,...

November 6, 2019: Chinese government officials in Nanjing pass legislation restricting video games to a curfew of 91 minutes, also banning gaming for those under 18, between 10:00 PM and 8:00 AM.
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the TL is getting uglier:

March 31, 1976: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed into South Africa in an effort to deal with Namibian and Angolan troops, fueling political and military tensions in throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,....

March 28, 1979: Anglo-French Union forces are accused of the illegal occupation and military operations in Namibia, sparking anti- European sentiment throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and accusations of racism,...

September 20, 1985: Anglo-French Union forces are accused of attacking Angolan troops in Windhoek, Namibia, fueling international condemnation of the Anglo-French Union and its political policies, sparking international attention,...

December 23, 1987: Anglo-French Union troops are accused of committing war crimes in Angola, fueling calls for the withdrawal of the military forces from the region,....

January 16, 1989: Anglo-French Union forces accuse the Soviet Union of supporting SWAPO/ UNITA Communist forces in Angola, fueling political tensions within the United Nations General Assembly,....

January 18, 1990: Mayor Hitoshi Motoshima of Nagasaki, Japan is assassinated in Nagasaki, by members of the ultra-nationalistic Seikijuku militias, fueling tensions across the Pacific Rim,....

December 2, 2006: MP Makoto Sakurai accuses Koreans and Filipinos of "taking advantage" of Japanese hospitality and charity, and gaining "special rights", during a speech in Tokyo, angering many throughout the Pacific Rim,...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the Anglo-French Union has been changed in pop culture:

March 22, 1958: "Dors Mon Amour" pop music single by Andre Claveau, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences

March 29, 1960: "Tom Pillibi" pop music single by Jacqueline Boyer, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences ...

March 18, 1962: "Un Premier Amour" pop music single by Isabelle Aubret, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...

February 11, 1965: "I Want My Baby Back" pop music single by Jimmy Cross, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,....

March 29, 1969: Pop music singles "Boom Bang-a-Bang" by Lulu, and "Un Jour, Un Enfant" by Frida Boccara, make their hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,....

April 3, 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" pop music single by Brotherhood of Man, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...

April 4, 1981: "Making Your Mind Up" pop music single by Bucks Fizz, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...

May 3, 1997: "Love Shine a Light" pop music single by Katrina and the Waves, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...
 
Here are a few PODs to continue the weirdness of Anglo-French Union pop culture. Consider that the people would still be bored with just political news:

October 24, 1976: The Girls From Starship Venus (a.k.a. Sexplorer) written and directed by Derek Ford, makes its hit debut for Anglo-French Union audiences,...

December 18, 1986: The Seduction of Angela starring Michela Miti, makes its hit debut for Anglo-French Union audiences,...
 
1939 RKO released The Dunwich Horror. Directed by James Whales with special effects from Willis O Brian. Staring Joseph Cotton.
1940 Max Fleischer and Bob Clampett produced a 90 minute John Carter of Mars Animated Movie. It was very popular. But plans to produce a sequel in 1942 were stop after the beginning of World War Two.
1940 A John Carter of Mars Comic Strip was lunched . It was written by John Coleman Burroughs , the son of ERB. He planned to also draw the comic but the distributor would not buy the script unless a separate artist was brought on board. Artist Carl Pfeufer was brought in and the Script was popular till 1951. . A young Artist Jack Kirby was brought in to assist Pfeufer in 1946 and by 1947, he had taken over as the lead artist.
1943 Weird Tales Magazine lunches a Radio Show. It adapts many stories from the magazine including those of Robert Howard especially Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane and El Borak, Seabury Quinn Stories about Jules De Grandin and many of the Lovecraft stories. It ran for 4 years.
1945 A Jules De Grandin radio show is spun off of the Weird Tale Radio Show and ran for a year.
1945 A John Carter of Mars Radio Show was produce that ran till 1949. Gary Merrill who had voice Batman on the Adventure of Superman radio show , was casted as the voice of John Carter.
The first season owe more to Flash Gordon then the John Carter books with Carter as a OSS agent who sneaks into Germany to stop a Nazi Rocket Scientist. The Scientist takes a British Nurse Jane hostage as he lunches the Rocket to attack New York City with nuclear Bombs. Carter get on board just as it lunches. He get into a fight with the Scientist and during the fight, Rocket blast out of orbit toward Mars. They crash on Mars. The Nazi Scientist is first a villain trying to use the nuclear bombs to influence events. He then becomes a friendly advisor to Carter and his back story is change to that of a German Jew enslaved by the Nazis. Latter the show, started basing stories more on ERB Mars Novels. Carter, Jane and Dejah Thoris had a ongoing romantic triangle.
1946 A short run radio show is spun off of the Weird Tales Radio Show based on Robert Howard's Character El Borak. A young actor Burt Lancaster was hired as El Borak. The Show lasted less then a year.
1946 A Comic Strip is produced with El Borak and runs for 6 years. While it suffer from poor artwork at first, things improved and the script became more popular once John Severin took over as the artist in 1948 In 1948, Wally Wood was brought on to assist Severin.
1947 A Savage Pellucidar Comic Strip would be produced. It did not last long, just over a year despite good artwork from Murphy Anderson.
1951 At the Earth Core is released in Theaters. It was a low budget production. But it did feature Stop Motion monsters by Willis O Brian. It was directed by Fred F Sears and produced by Irving A Block.
1960 An Anthology Show Weird Tales was produced and aired on NBC. It was hosted by Boris Karloff. It included adaption of a half dozen of H P Lovecraft stories including the Outsider, Pickman's Models and Cool Air. (A alternate version of the TV show that we know as "Thriller" )
1960. A adaption of Tarzan and the Antmen is produced by Sy Weintraub and Charles H Schneer. It was written by Gene Roddenberry based on the Novel by ERB and feature Stop Motion Animation by Ray Harryhausen. It started Gordon Scott as Tarzan. It was directed by British Director Don Chaffey.
1966 Hammer Studio releases the first of their movies based on H P Lovecraft stories. A Colour out of Space was directed by Terence Fisher, scripted by Jimmy Sangster.
The studio would do a adaption of Dunwich Horror in 1972 also directed by Fisher and Call of Cthulhu in 1978 directed by Don Sharp . Both would feature Stop Motion from Jim Danforth.
1979 Hammer Studio released it final film Shadow over Innsmouth. It was a joint British/Italian Production directed by Sergio Martino and staring Richard Johnson and Barbara Bach.
1984 An Sequel to 1976 At Earth Core was released by Emi Films. Terror of Pellucidar was directed by Don Sharp and was done as a World War Two Era drama with Robert Powell taking over for Doug McClare. Peter Cushing was suppose to appear again but poor health reduce his part to a cameo. It was shot in Caves in Alabama and Tennessee. It did not feature any Giant Monsters but instead focused on the fight against the Lizard Mahars that did not fly in this movie. It was a box office failure.
1999 The Sci Fi Channel did a adaption of the Michael Shea sequel to Lovecraft's Colour out of Space, "The Colour Out of Time" .
 
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1939 RKO released The Dunwich Horror. Directed by James Whales with special effects from Willis O Brian. Staring Joseph Cotton.
1940 Max Fleischer and Bob Clampett produced a 90 minute John Carter of Mars Animated Movie. It was very popular. But plans to produce a sequel in 1942 were stop after the beginning of World War Two.
1940 A John Carter of Mars Comic Strip was lunched . It was written by John Coleman Burroughs , the son of ERB. He planned to also draw the comic but the distributor would not buy the script unless a separate artist was brought on board. Artist Carl Pfeufer was brought in and the Script was popular till 1951. . A young Artist Jack Kirby was brought in to assist Pfeufer in 1946 and by 1947, he had taken over as the lead artist.
1943 Weird Tales Magazine lunches a Radio Show. It adapts many stories from the magazine including those of Robert Howard especially Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane and El Borak, Seabury Quinn Stories about Jules De Grandin and many of the Lovecraft stories. It ran for 4 years.
1945 A Jules De Grandin radio show is spun off of the Weird Tale Radio Show and ran for a year.
1945 A John Carter of Mars Radio Show was produce that ran till 1949. Gary Merrill who had voice Batman on the Adventure of Superman radio show , was casted as the voice of John Carter.
The first season owe more to Flash Gordon then the John Carter books with Carter as a OSS agent who sneaks into Germany to stop a Nazi Rocket Scientist. The Scientist takes a British Nurse Jane hostage as he lunches the Rocket to attack New York City with nuclear Bombs. Carter get on board just as it lunches. He get into a fight with the Scientist and during the fight, Rocket blast out of orbit toward Mars. They crash on Mars. The Nazi Scientist is first a villain trying to use the nuclear bombs to influence events. He then becomes a friendly advisor to Carter and his back story is change to that of a German Jew enslaved by the Nazis. Latter the show, started basing stories more on ERB Mars Novels. Carter, Jane and Dejah Thoris had a ongoing romantic triangle.
1946 A short run radio show is spun off of the Weird Tales Radio Show based on Robert Howard's Character El Borak. A young actor Burt Lancaster was hired as El Borak. The Show lasted less then a year.
1946 A Comic Strip is produced with El Borak and runs for 6 years. While it suffer from poor artwork at first, things improved and the script became more popular once John Severin took over as the artist in 1948 In 1948, Wally Wood was brought on to assist Severin.
1947 A Savage Pellucidar Comic Strip would be produced. It did not last long, just over a year despite good artwork from Murphy Anderson.
1951 At the Earth Core is released in Theaters. It was a low budget production. But it did feature Stop Motion monsters by Willis O Brian. It was directed by Fred F Sears and produced by Irving A Block.
1960 An Anthology Show Weird Tales was produced and aired on NBC. It was hosted by Boris Karloff. It included adaption of a half dozen of H P Lovecraft stories including the Outsider, Pickman's Models and Cool Air. (A alternate version of the TV show that we know as "Thriller" )
1960. A adaption of Tarzan and the Antmen is produced by Sy Weintraub and Charles H Schneer. It was written by Gene Roddenberry based on the Novel by ERB and feature Stop Motion Animation by Ray Harryhausen. It started Gordon Scott as Tarzan. It was directed by British Director Don Chaffey.
1966 Hammer Studio releases the first of their movies based on H P Lovecraft stories. A Colour out of Space was directed by Terence Fisher, scripted by Jimmy Sangster.
The studio would do a adaption of Dunwich Horror in 1972 also directed by Fisher and Call of Cthulhu in 1978 directed by Don Sharp . Both would feature Stop Motion from Jim Danforth.
1979 Hammer Studio released it final film Shadow over Innsmouth. It was a joint British/Italian Production directed by Sergio Martino and staring Richard Johnson and Barbara Bach.
1984 An Sequel to 1976 At Earth Core was released by Emi Films. Terror of Pellucidar was directed by Don Sharp and was done as a World War Two Era drama with Robert Powell taking over for Doug McClare. Peter Cushing was suppose to appear again but poor health reduce his part to a cameo. It was shot in Caves in Alabama and Tennessee. It did not feature any Giant Monsters but instead focused on the fight against the Lizard Mahars that did not fly in this movie. It was a box office failure.
1999 The Sci Fi Channel did a adaption of the Michael Shea sequel to Lovecraft's Colour out of Space, "The Colour Out of Time" .
Nice, but can you give them exact dates?
 
Nice, but can you give them exact dates?
October 20 1939 for Dunwich Horror
May 31 1940 for the John Carter Movie.
June 3 1940 is the start of the John Carter Comic
Friday August 27 1943 is the premire of the Weird Tales Radio Show.
Saturday September 29th 1945 is the premiere of the Jules De Grandin radio show.
August 31 1945 for the premiere of the John Carter Radio Show.
May 29th 1946 for the El Borak Radio Show.
The El Borak Comic Strip premiered on Monday June 3 1946.
March 31 1947 for the Savage Pelluidar Comic Strip .
October 26 1951 for the "At the Earth Core" Movie.
Weird Tales TV show premiered on September 13, 1960.
March 4th 1960 for the release of "Tarzan and the Antmen" .
April 8th 1966 is the British release of "The Colour Out of Space" . The American Release is September 2 1966.
September 29 1972 for the release of "The Dunwich Horror" in Britain and January 19th 1973 for the US release.
July 21th 1978 for the release of "Call of Cthulhu " in both US and Britain.
The Shadow of Innsmouth was released on the 18th of January 1979 in Britain and Italy. It was not released till June 26th 1981 in the US.
Terror of Pellucidar was released December 28th `1984 in Britain. It was released on VHS on November 12 1985 in the US.
The Colour out of Time first aired on Saturday June 26th 1999 on the Sci Fi Channel.
 
October 20 1939 for Dunwich Horror
May 31 1940 for the John Carter Movie.
June 3 1940 is the start of the John Carter Comic
Friday August 27 1943 is the premire of the Weird Tales Radio Show.
Saturday September 29th 1945 is the premiere of the Jules De Grandin radio show.
August 31 1945 for the premiere of the John Carter Radio Show.
May 29th 1946 for the El Borak Radio Show.
The El Borak Comic Strip premiered on Monday June 3 1946.
March 31 1947 for the Savage Pelluidar Comic Strip .
October 26 1951 for the "At the Earth Core" Movie.
Weird Tales TV show premiered on September 13, 1960.
March 4th 1960 for the release of "Tarzan and the Antmen" .
April 8th 1966 is the British release of "The Colour Out of Space" . The American Release is September 2 1966.
September 29 1972 for the release of "The Dunwich Horror" in Britain and January 19th 1973 for the US release.
July 21th 1978 for the release of "Call of Cthulhu " in both US and Britain.
The Shadow of Innsmouth was released on the 18th of January 1979 in Britain and Italy. It was not released till June 26th 1981 in the US.
Terror of Pellucidar was released December 28th `1984 in Britain. It was released on VHS on November 12 1985 in the US.
The Colour out of Time first aired on Saturday June 26th 1999 on the Sci Fi Channel.
Thank you, it's great having someone else contribute to my threads.

September 27, 1993: Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era (Interplay Entertainment) by Paisley Gordon, Jason D'Cruze, and Kurtis Fujita with 'Moving Shadow' Rob Playford composing the music, makes its hit debut, becoming a symbol of youth rebellion for Generation X,...

Consider Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era will kick off the "Extreme Era" of gaming, which is seen as a extension of the "Dark Age of Video Games" due to sharing many of the same traits.

As for the Dark/Extreme Age, imagine the Dark Age of Comics mixed with WWF Attitude Era and OTL 90s trends (especially the last two for the Extreme phase)
 
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As for the Dark/Extreme Age, imagine the Dark Age of Comics mixed with WWF Attitude Era and OTL 90s trends (especially the last two for the Extreme phase)
I have not work out any details but It unlikely that we see any Comic Adaptions of Lovecraft or his mythos from the mid 50's till the mid 70's because the Comic Code.
I can see EC doing some Lovecraft stuff in the early 50's in their horror comics but once the Comic Code starts, that end any possibility till the mid 70's.
That when they change the rules to allow traditional Horror elements and we saw books like Tomb of Dracula or Werewolf by Night.
Warren Publishing might do some Lovecraft style stories in Creepy or Eerie Magazine but Lovecraft style stories do not fit the style of stories that those magazine printed.
I would love to see a Mytho style comic in the Comic Explosion of the late 70's. Marv Wolfman or Len Wein would be good choices for a Tale of Cthulu book and I kill to see Bernie Wrightson as the Artist. If not Wrightson , then Mike Ploog or Mike Kaluta as the artist.

ERB has a eaiser time with Comics since a Tarzan Comic was printed through out the 50's and 60's by Dell Comic. We could see a John Carter of Mars Comic during the same time period and possibly a Earth Core Comic at the Time. OTL we did not get either till the 1970's when DC did comics. We could see Frank Frazetta do Tarzan during the late 50's or John Carter. He was drawing Comics then. Another possibility is Neil Adam who was just starting to draw comics in the late 50's. Barry Windsor Smith would be a great choice for any of the ERB Characters in the late 60's and early 70's. And there is always Joe Kubert who did a great job on Tarzan in the OTL.
We might see DC do a Pellucidor Comic in place of Mike Grell Warlord Comic which is heavily influence by ERB .

But I can not see a Lovecraft base comic really taking off till the 1980's with the rise of the independent comic companies that marketed to Comic Shops. Both Alan Moore and Willis Ellis did comics based on Lovecraft for smaller independent companies. We could instead see them doing Lovecraft based comics with better artist then in the OTL.
 
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I have not work out any details but It unlikely that we see any Comic Adaptions of Lovecraft or his mythos from the mid 50's till the mid 70's because the Comic Code.
I can see EC doing some Lovecraft stuff in the early 50's in their horror comics but once the Comic Code starts, that end any possibility till the mid 70's.
That when they change the rules to allow traditional Horror elements and we saw books like Tomb of Dracula or Werewolf by Night.
Warren Publishing might do some Lovecraft style stories in Creepy or Eerie Magazine but Lovecraft style stories do not fit the style of stories that those magazine printed.
I would love to see a Mytho style comic in the Comic Explosion of the late 70's. Marv Wolfman or Len Wein would be good choices for a Tale of Cthulu book and I kill to see Bernie Wrightson as the Artist. If not Wrightson , then Mike Ploog or Mike Kaluta as the artist.

ERB has a eaiser time with Comics since a Tarzan Comic was printed through out the 50's and 60's by Dell Comic. We could see a John Carter of Mars Comic during the same time period and possibly a Earth Core Comic at the Time. OTL we did not get either till the 1970's when DC did comics. We could see Frank Frazetta do Tarzan during the late 50's or John Carter. He was drawing Comics then. Another possibility is Neil Adam who was just starting to draw comics in the late 50's.

But I can not see a Lovecraft base comic really taking off till the 1980's with the rise of the independent comic companies that marketed to Comic Shops. Both Alan Moore and Willis Ellis did comics based on Lovecraft for smaller independent companies. We could instead see them doing Lovecraft based comics with better artist then in the OTL.
Interesting.

Also, I meant here being a Dark Age of video games in the last one.
 
Interesting.

Also, I meant here being a Dark Age of video games in the last one.
I figured that but the 80's is often called the Dark Age of Comics. That what got me thinking even though my post mainly dealt with the Silver Age and the Bronze Age of Comics.
Hope you find the post useful.
 
Here are a few PODs to keep the rest of the world weird; here are some non-traditional Cthulhu sources:

May 27, 1981: Possession Anglo-French Union Lovecraftian film starring Sam Neill and Isabelle Adjani , makes its hit debut, sparking international attention,...

September 12, 1981: Dream of the Fisherman's Wife Japanese Lovecraftian film written and directed by Kaneto Shindo, makes its hit debut, despite being considered "tentacle porn"

June 10, 1985: Dreamlander Rem Japanese Lovecraftian anime by Seiji Okuda introduces hentai "tentacle porn" to the cosmic horror genre, shocking audiences worldwide,...

January 21, 1987: Erotokthuluki Japanese Lovecraftian anime by Sho Aikawa and Shigenori Kagayama, makes its hit debut, yet is quickly condemned as "pornographic" by social and religious conservatives,....

May 25, 1990: Demon Beast Invasion Japanese Lovecraftian anime by Toshio Maeda makes its hit debut, despite complaints of "pornographic detail", sparking international controversy of "tentacle porn"...

May 15, 2016: Untamed Mexican Lovecraftian film directed by Amat Escalante makes its hit debut, challenging Guillermo del Toro for attention, sparking international attention,...
 
One thing we need to consider is how are things altered in the Middle East and Latin America? If anything, consider that we have barely scratched the surface on many of the items here...
 
Consider the following PODs as proof that world affairs are different:

October 20, 1991: Hasan Mezarci comes to power as president, in Ankara; Generals believe that Mezarci will play an effective puppet/ pawn for the military,...

December 24, 1995: Failed assassination attempt against Turkish President Hasan Mezarci occurs in Istanbul; evidence points to a failed assassination attempt by Anglo-French Union forces, sparking international attention,...

November 25, 1997: Turkish President Hasan Mezarci proclaims himself "Mahdi" in Ankara, proclaiming the Anglo-French Union as "The Great Satan", sparking international attention and concern,...

May 23, 1998: Supreme Leader Harun Yahya proclaims that evolution as described by Charles Darwin as a "Satanic lie" in Istanbul, sparking international attention,

May 6, 2002: Turkish President Hasan Mezarci is assassinated in Duzce, Turkey, Kurdish guerrillas are blamed for the death,....

November 22, 2006: Supreme Leader Harun Yahya proclaims that atheism is the root of terrorism during rally in Ankara, sparking international attention,....

April 10, 2007: Supreme Leader Harun Yahya orders a ban on all video games during a rally in Ankara, citing video games as "contrary" to the teachings of the Koran,...

August 20, 2007: Supreme Leader Harun Yahya claims that the Holocaust represents a "Jewish hoax" fueling political tensions across the Middle East,...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the Anglo-French Union would be pretty dysfunctional:

June 5, 1963: President John D. Profumo and MP Tam Galbraith are purged from government in London, after evidence of Soviet agent infiltration is revealed, sparking international attention,...

May 22, 1973: Anglo-French Union Prime Minister Earl Jellicoe and MP Lord Lambton are forced to resign after multiple sex scandals come to light, embarrassing Conservatives nationwide,...

November 20, 1974: Anglo-French Union MP John Stonehouse commits suicide in Miami, Florida, amidst growing Labour Party scandals, sparking international attention,...

May 27, 1976: "Lavender List" is revealed, listing LGBTQ members of the government, forcing the resignation of Anglo-French Union Prime Minister Harold Wilson in London,...

January 9, 1986: Defense Minister Michael Heseltine resigns, revealing massive corruption and bribery, fueling political unrest across the Anglo-French Union,...

October 8, 1993: President John Major calls for a purge of Conservative/ Tory ranks after multiple sex and racial scandals in London,...

June 30, 1994: Sectarian violence erupts as Protestants claim that the Roman Catholic Church had rigged elections in Monklands East, Scotland, sparking international attention,...
 
Here are a few PODs to flag that the Anglo-French Union has scandals all over the place:

October 4, 1958: Anglo-French Union MP Andre Le Troquer is scandalized, forcing his resignation, after it is revealed that he has been having sexual affairs with underage ballet dancers in Paris, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 29, 1965: Anglo-French Union officials are implicated in the assassination of Moroccan opposition leader Mehdi Ben Barka during a rally in Paris, sparking international attention and concern throughout North Africa and the Middle East,....

May 20, 1974: Anglo-French Union Cardinal Jean Danielou, head of the Society of Jesus, of Paris, is found dead in the house of a prostitute, sparking religious and political scandal with religious and social conservatives nationwide,....

October 30, 1979: Anglo-French Union Labor Minister Robert Boulin is found dead under mysterious circumstances in Paris, sparking international attention and concern about the stability of the government,...

February 25, 1994: Anglo-French Union MP Yann Piat is assassinated in Paris, France, triggering fears of domestic terrorism and violence across the country, and highlighting ethnic and sectarian divisions nationwide,...

February 25, 2005: Anglo-French Union Finance Minister Hervey Gaymard is forced to resign amidst revelations of bribery, corruption and payoffs , sparking international attention and concern,....

November 22, 2010: Karachi Affair; Defense Minister Edouard Balladur is implicated in a military scandal, backing Pakistani military forces led by Admiral Fasih Bokhari in Islamabad, sparking international attention and concern for the region,.....

November 18, 2012: Anglo-French Union MP Francois Fillon of Bourget, is elected Prime Minister, amidst calls for legislative reforms within the Anglo-French Union, sparking questions about the political stability of the country,....
 
Well, here's the fourth draft of the TL (Due to time constraints, I can't add everything all at once so more will be added later):

POD: November 13, 1918: Virgo Publishing is founded by Edmund Tatee and Edvin Reevese shortly following the end of World War I, in New York City, New York, publishing a magazine focusing on the new genre of science fiction, Strange Tales,...

December 14, 1918:
Tiburon Entertainment is founded as Feline Follies Productions in Tiburon, California by Pat Sullivan to to produce animated cartoons, including his creation Felix the Cat.

February 17, 1928: H.P Lovecraft's The Call of Cthulhu novel is released, a book that lit the horror and sci-fi world on fire and put Virgo Publishing on the map,...

December 5, 1929: Warner Bros. releases the movie adaptation of the first novel in Edgar Rice Burroughs' Barsoom series, A Princess of Mars, starring Errol Flynn as John Carter,...

July 20, 1929: Inspired by a fever dream, Frederick Graves writes the weird fiction piece Tuzur,...

October 13, 1932: MGM releases the movie adaptation of The Call of Cthulhu, directed by F.W. Murnau; while the film only got middling reviews, it did well enough at the box office to get MGM to continue the partnership with Virgo Publishing,...

May 8, 1933: Aubrey Terry Meskill writes the story Valley of Gapon, seen as rivaling Lovecraft in the emerging genre of weird fiction,...

March 8, 1934: Lieutenant Robert A. Heinlein, USN is transferred to Annapolis, Maryland, after suffering health problems, entering into officer training,....

October 20, 1939: RKO Pictures released The Dunwich Horror; directed by James Whales with special effects from Willis O Brian, starring Joseph Cotton,...

May 31, 1940: Max Fleischer and Bob Clampett produced a 90 minute John Carter of Mars Animated Movie; It was very popular, but plans to produce a sequel in 1942 were stop after the beginning of World War Two,...

June 3, 1940: John Carter of Mars Comic Strip was launched; written by John Coleman Burroughs, the son of ERB, he planned to also draw the comic but the distributor would not buy the script unless a separate artist was brought on board; artist Carl Pfeufer was brought in and the Script was popular till 1951, a young Jack Kirby was brought in to assist Pfeufer in 1946 and by 1947, he had taken over as the lead artist.

December 7, 1941: John Carter of Mars (King Features Syndicate) by John Coleman Burroughs, son of Edgar Rice Burroughs makes its hit comic strip debut,...

August 27, 1943: Virgo Publishing and Cerberus Radio launches the Weird Tales Radio Show; It adapts many stories from the magazine including those of Robert Howard especially Conan the Barbarian, Solomon Kane and El Borak, Seabury Quinn Stories about Jules De Grandin and many of the Lovecraft stories; ran for a grand total of 4 years,...

August 15, 1945: H.P. Lovecraft passed away in his house with Virgo Publishing and his family honoring the deceased author with his funeral at Swan Point Cemetery of Providence, Rhode Island,...

September 29, 1945: Jules De Grandin radio show is spun off of the Weird Tales Radio Show and ran for a year,...

May 29, 1946: A short run radio show is spun off of the Weird Tales Radio Show based on Robert Howard's Character El Borak; A young actor Burt Lancaster was hired as El Borak; the show lasted less then a year,...

June 3, 1946: A Comic Strip is produced with El Borak and runs for 6 years; while it suffer from poor artwork at first, things improved and the script became more popular once John Severin took over as the artist in 1948; in 1948, Wally Wood was brought on to assist Severin,...

September 30, 1946: Virgo Publishing acquires a small but quickly-growing company by the name of DC Comics; In addition to their standard superhero comics, DC began to fill their line-up with horror and sci-fi comics,...

March 31, 1947: A Savage Pellucidar Comic Strip would be produced; It did not last long, just over a year despite good artwork from Murphy Anderson.

September 24, 1948: Treaty of Jinan; Partition of China into the Peoples' Democratic Republic of Manchuria (PDRM) with its capital in Changchun ; the Republic of China (ROC) is established with its capital in Nanjing, effectively dividing the country into two portions,...

May 19, 1949: President Chiang Kai-shek proclaims the "White Terror" of alleged socialists and communists in Nanjing, triggering international controversy,...

July 13, 1949: Student demonstrations erupt in Penghu, in opposition to the military draft of youth, sparking fears of an escalating border conflict,...

May 27, 1950: Captain Lafayette R. Hubbard is appointed to the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland, amidst concerns about his political ideas,...

October 6, 1950: President Chiang Kai-shek orders troops into Tibet as part of the incorporation of the region into the Chinese Republic, sparking international attention,...

October 30, 1950: Jayuya Uprising; U.S. troops are deployed into Puerto Rico crushing an armed insurrection in San Juan, sparking international attention,...

March 9, 1951: British government is implicated in an unsuccessful plot against the government of Liaquat Ali Khan in Rawalpindi, fueling anti-British sentiment in the region,...

October 26, 1951: At the Earth's Core is released in Theaters; It was a low budget production, but it did feature Stop Motion monsters by Willis O Brian, directed by Fred F Sears and produced by Irving A Block.

October 3, 1952: Great Britain detonates its first nuclear weapon at Monte Bello, Western Australia, sparking international attention and concern,...

July 26, 1953: President Fuglencio Bautista calls for U.S. military deployment in Cuba, after Communist rebels launch an armed insurrection in Havana, sparking international attention,...

September 21, 1954: British military forces install Ghulam Muhammad as head of the government in a military coup in Islamabad, fueling anti-British sentiment in the region,...

February 25, 1956: Mao Tse-tung proclaims a policy of "peaceful coexistence " with Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev in Moscow, fueling the Sino-Soviet Alliance, sparking international attention,...

October 29, 1956: Anglo-French Union is established in London and Paris, by Guy Mollet (Fr.) and Anthony Eden, proclaiming the need for political, economic and military alliances,...

February 10, 1957: John Carter Saves The Universe (Allied Artists) written and directed by Roger Corman, based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, stars teen sensation Fabian as the titular character, starring Beverly Garland as Dejah Thoris, makes its hit debut, despite low budget for B-grade special effects,....

July 1, 1957: President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaims the creation of Special Operations Command China (SOCC) in Nanjing, sparking international attention and concern,...

February 17, 1958: First major anti-war/ anti-draft protests against the Anglo-French Union occur at Westminster led by Bertrand Russell, Michael Foot, and J.B. Priestly, sparking national attention and concern,...

March 22, 1958: "Dors Mon Amour" pop music single by Andre Claveau, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences

April 7, 1958: Easter March to Aldermaston; Anglo-French Union anti-French/ anti-war demonstrators march to Aldermaston, sparking international attention and concern,......

May 13, 1958: Anglo-French Union announces its detonation of a nuclear weapon in Reggane, Algeria, sparking international attention,...

March 31, 1959: Tibetan government-in-exile is established by the 14th Dalai Lama in Dharmasala, India, much to the embarrassment of President Chiang Kai-shek,...

October 8, 1959: Anglo-French Union leaders led by Harold Macmillan launch a massive crackdown on protesters, citing the threat to global interests posed by the civil disturbances, sparking international attention and concern,....

March 4, 1960: A adaption of Tarzan and the Antmen is produced by Sy Weintraub and Charles H Schneer, written by Gene Roddenberry, based on the Novel by ERB, features Stop Motion Animation by Ray Harryhausen, starred Gordon Scott as Tarzan, and directed by British Director Don Chaffey,...

March 29, 1960: "Tom Pillibi" pop music single by Jacqueline Boyer, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences ...

April 1, 1960: Anglo-French Union vetoes efforts to condemn the Sharpeville Massacre in Johannesburg before the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City, sparking international controversy,...

July 17, 1960: Anglo-French Union vetoes efforts to condemn Belgian troops in the Congo before the General Assembly of the United Nations in New York City, sparking international controversy,...

September 13, 1960: Weird Tales Anthology TV show is produced and aired on NBC, hosted by Boris Karloff; It included adaption of a half dozen of H P Lovecraft stories including the Outsider, Pickman's Models, and Cool Air (A alternate version of the TV show known as "Thriller"),...

December 8, 1960: The Color From Outer Space (20th Century Fox) based on the H.P. Lovecraft story, written, directed and produced by Ed Wood, narrated by Criswell, starring Lyle Talbot, Steve Reeves, and Tor Johnson, makes its hit debut, popularizing the genre, but savaged by film critics for cheesy acting, and over the top dialogue,....

January 17, 1961: Anglo-French Union forces are implicated in the death of African independence leader Patrice Lumumba is assassinated in Elisabethville, Katanga,...

April 17, 1961: U.S. capture Fidel Castro and his troops at Bahia de Cochinos, Cuba, sparking international attention and concern,...

April 21-26, 1961: French generals led by Andre Zeller, Raoul Salan, and Maurice Challe, demand French independence from the Anglo-French Union, in a failed coup attempt in Paris, sparking international attention,...

January 20, 1962: Chinese Republic detonates a nuclear weapon at Jiuquan, much to the embarrassment of American officials; Nikita Khrushchev orders the immediate deployment of nuclear weapons to Turkey,....

January 27, 1962: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed to Sri Jayawardenepura Kotte, after nationalist erupts in Ceylon,...

March 18, 1962: "Un Premier Amour" pop music single by Isabelle Aubret, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...

October 16, 1962: PDRM Premier Mao Tse-tung proclaims the annexation and incorporation of Mongolia at Ulan Bator, much to the concern of Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev, .....

October 28, 1962: Admiral Robert A. Heinlein is accused of attempting to escalate the military crisis in Turkey, forcing his immediate resignation. Future historians will note ties to General Edwin A. Walker and General Curtis LeMay claiming a "silent coup",...

January 20, 1963: Kalimantan Incident; U.S. and Australian military forces are attacked by Sarawak guerrillas of the Communist Party of Indonesia (CPI) and the North Kalimantan National Army (NKNA), sparking international attention,...

January 25, 1963: The Kalimantan Resolution; President John F. Kennedy orders the deployment of troops to Indonesia, fueling political tensions in Southeast Asia,...

February 18, 1964: Gabonese President Leon M'ba is overthrown by Anglo-French Union troops, fueling anti-Western sentiment throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,...

April 9, 1964: Anglo-French Union forces launch air strikes into Yemen, fueling anti-Western sentiment in the region, angering nationalist leaders,...

June 9, 1964: Anglo-French Union officials block United Nations investigation of the Rivonia Trial in Johannesburg, South Africa, fueling anti- Western sentiment in the region,...

August 2, 1964: Gulf of Tonkin Incident; USS Maddox is attacked by Viet Cong/ North Vietnamese Army (NVA) guerrillas, sparking international attention,...

August 7, 1964: Gulf of Tonkin Resolution is promoted by President Lyndon B. Johnson after talks with Chinese President Chiang Kai-shek, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 16, 1964: Mao tse-tung proclaims in a broadcast from Changchun, the detonation of a nuclear at Lop Nur, triggering fears of a nuclear conflict in the region,...

January 4, 1965: U.S. Corporal Charles Jenkins crosses the Chinese demilitarized zone (DMZ) defecting to DPRM forces at Changchun, sparking international attention,...

February 11, 1965: "I Want My Baby Back" pop music single by Jimmy Cross, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,....

April 24, 1965: U.S. troops are deployed into Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic amidst reports of Communist guerrillas, sparking international attention,...

April 27, 1965: Chinese MiG-17s fly over Yokota AFB in Japan, triggering fears of a possible Manchurian attack, sparking international attention,...

February 18, 1966: Anglo-French troops are deployed to Ceylon, after General Denzil Kobekkaduwa launches a coup in Colombo, fueling political tensions in the region,....

March 12, 1966: Anglo-French Union withdraws from NATO in Brussels, Belgium, fueled by anti-American sentiment, triggering civil unrest across the region,...

June 21, 1966: Australian opposition leader MP Arthur Calwell is assassinated in Sydney, Australia; evidence implicates Anglo-French officials, sparking international attention,...

September 8, 1966: John Carter of Mars (NBC-TV) series based on the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, starring Ron Ely and Andrew Pine, makes its series debut, overshadowed by Star Trek,...

February 17, 1967: Chinese "volunteer militia" troops enter into Vietnam, causing a major turning point for the military conflict,...

March 6, 1967: Chinese and American troops capture Hanoi, sparking international attention and concern; Soviet and Manchurian governments threaten retaliation,...

April 17, 1967: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed to Accra, Ghana in an effort to support the military government sparking anti-Western sentiment in Sub-Saharan Africa,...

January 17, 1968: Manchurian troops are accused of attempting to breach the demilitarized zone between China and Manchuria, sparking international attention,...

January 23, 1968: USS Pueblo (AGER-2), USN is captured by Manchurian forces, off the coast of Changchun, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 14, 1968: Batman (ABC-TV) "The Bat vs. The Octopus" starring Adam West and Burt Ward, features Batman doing the "Batusi" dance against spandex-wearing Cthulhu worshippers led by Ernest Borgnine, who use "the Octopus" as their dance move,...

May 2-23, 1968: Anglo-French Union suffers a general strike, as labor unions clash over economic conditions and continued military drafts, sparking international attention,..

March 25, 1969: Anglo-French Union troops clash with pro-democracy forces led by Agha Muhammad Yahya in Islamabad, Pakistan, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 26, 1969: Opposition leader Bo Yang is assassinated during a political rally in Nanjing, highlighting the civil unrest nationwide,...

March 29, 1969: Pop music singles "Boom Bang-a-Bang" by Lulu, and "Un Jour, Un Enfant" by Frida Boccara, make their hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,....

June 21, 1970: Tensions mount as President Sukarno dies in Jakarta, fueling tensions for Chinese, Anglo-French Union, Australia, New Zealand and United States troops, creating a succession crisis,...

March 25, 1971: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed into Mujibnajar, Bangladesh, crushing pro-democracy forces by Mukti Bahini, sparking international attention and concern,...

July 15, 1971: President Robert F. Kennedy announces his efforts to meet with the leaders including President Georges Pompidou of the Anglo-French Union in Paris, citing the tensions over Northern Ireland,....

October 25, 1971: President Chiang Kai-shek vetoes efforts of the People's Democratic Republic of Manchuria (PDRM) from entering into the United Nations in New York City, New York, sparking international attention,...

January 13, 1972: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed into Accra, Ghana firing on pro-democracy leaders led by Kofi Busia, sparking international attention and concern,...

August 1, 1972: Dalai Lama publishes his Green Book, denouncing Kuomintang occupation of Tibet from Dharmsala, sparking international attention and concern,....

December 28, 1972: Mao Anying, son of Mao Tse-tung is named the new Chairman/ Premier of the People's Democratic Republic of Manchuria at Changchun, sparking international attention,..

July 12, 1973: Vishwa Alduri of Colombo, Sri Lanka writes on the discovery of R'lyehian in The Akashic Records, with introduction by L. Sprague de Camp,...

August 20, 1973: Anglo-French Union troops launch air strikes in Vientiane, Laos, in a failed attempt to crush nationalist sentiments,....

May 15-28, 1974: Anglo-French Union suffers a general strike, as labor unions clash over economic conditions and continued military drafts, sparking international attention,...

April 5, 1975: Chiang Kai-shek dies in his sleep in Nanjing, triggering a massive succession crisis, sparking international attention and concern,...

March 31, 1976: Anglo-French Union troops are deployed into South Africa in an effort to deal with Namibian and Angolan troops, fueling political and military tensions in throughout Sub-Saharan Africa,....

April 3, 1976: "Save Your Kisses for Me" pop music single by Brotherhood of Man, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...

July 4, 1976: Bicentennial Celebrations are interrupted by the formation of the "National People's Government" led by Benjamin Spock, Angela Davis, and Julius Hobson in Chicago, Illinois proclaiming themselves as the "government in exile for humankind against Globalism",...

July 22, 1976: U.S. troops are deployed into Beirut, Lebanon, amidst heavy fighting be Christian and Muslim militias, sparking international attention,...

August 18, 1976: U.S. and Chinese military forces in Nanjing, report Manchurian forces launching incursions along the demilitarized zone (DMZ) sparking international attention,...

September 11, 1976: John Carter of Mars (CBS-TV) animated series by Filmation, considered one of the most accurate depictions of the Edgar Rice Burroughs novels, sparking international attention,...

October 24, 1976: The Girls From Starship Venus (a.k.a. Sexplorer) written and directed by Derek Ford, makes its hit debut for Anglo-French Union audiences,...

May 13, 1977: U.S. Admiral Lafayette R. Hubbard is forced to resign after reports of his reconnaissance against Congressional leaders and political opponents utilizing U.S. naval intelligence resources, sparking international attention,...

September 11, 1977: Atari Gosei is released as the VCS; the console is credited with popularizing the use of microprocessor-based hardware and games stored on ROM cartridges first used with the Fairchild Channel F, which killed off the Pong clone market in the process,...

December 12, 1977: Simon Whatley claims to have received a Greek translation of the Necronomicon by a group of monks, in New York City,...

July 16, 1978: Colin Wilson writes "Rays of the Black Sun", a story in which archeologists unwittingly discover the actual Necronomicon in Aleppo, Syria.

October 23, 1978: Fairchild Channel H console is released; also known as the Channel F Mark II, the console keeps the Channel F design (sort of) and cartridge style, but now has removable controllers and the sound is now mixed into the TV signal, no longer needing a speaker on the unit; the console's launch titles are upgraded versions of every video arcade game Fairchild ever released up to that point,...

March 28, 1979: Anglo-French Union forces are accused of the illegal occupation and military operations in Namibia, sparking anti- European sentiment throughout Sub-Saharan Africa, and accusations of racism,...

June 4, 1979: Military forces led by Jerry John Rawlings overthrow the government in Accra, Ghana, sparking international attention and concern,...

September 20, 1979: Jean Bedel Bokassa I survives a failed attempt to overthrow his government by Anglo-French Union troops in Bangui, Central African Republic,...

December 10, 1979: Opposition leaders Shih Ming-teh and Huang Shin- chieh are accused of attempting to launch a "communist-inspired coup" against the government in Nanjing, sparking international attention,...

February 25, 1980: Tensions rise as Anglo-French Union troops are deployed to Paramaribo, Suriname, placing the United States and Anglo-French Union in conflict with each other politically and militarily,...

February 28, 1980: Lin Yi-hsiung leads pro-democracy demonstrations in Nanjing, sparking international attention and concern about the government,...

January 16, 1981: Anglo-French Union forces are implicated in the assassination of Irish nationalist leaders Bernadette and Micha McAlisky, fueling sectarian divisions,...

April 4, 1981: "Making Your Mind Up" pop music single by Bucks Fizz, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...

April 5, 1981: Lord Chalfont claims anti-war/anti draft protests are Communist influenced and Soviet-backed in a speech in London, England, sparking international attention and concern,....

May 30, 1981: Anglo-French Union troops are implicated in the assassination of Bangladeshi nationalist leader Ziaur Rahman in Chittagong, sparking international attention and concern,....

July 13, 1981: Anglo-French Union are deployed into Senegal and Gambia, after General Kukoi Sanyang leads a military uprising in Banjui, sparking international attention and concern,.....

August 23, 1981: Hindsight engineering revolutionizes data storage space with 896 KB hard disk system for the Sinclair Quantum Leap

September 1, 1981: Anglo-French troops install General Andre Kolingba in Banjui, fueling military and ethnic divisions in the region, along with anti-Western sentiment, sparking international attention to the region,...

August 1, 1982: Kenyan democratic leader David Arap Moi leads a failed coup attempt against the government in Nairobi, Kenya, forcing military deployment into the region, sparking international attention and concern,...

September 29, 1982: Anglo-French Union forces force the eviction of anti-war/anti-draft demonstrators in Greenham, Berkshire, England, sparking international and concern over the violent nature of arrests,....

October 8, 1982: Toy company Hasbro released the Mindvision as a response to their rival Mattel getting into the market with the Intellivision, which also put them up against the Atari Gosei, ACE ColecoVision and the Anglo-French console, Magnavox/Vivendi Odyssey II; the console came packaged with a Romper Room game as well as other games such as Borderline (by Sega), Mr. Potato Head, Snoopy, Scooby-Doo, and Mindvision Basketball, the only original title on the list,...

November 21, 1982: Atari Kosumi is released in desperation for recovery after shitty, unlicensed porn games such as Custer's Revenge completely tanked Atari's reception in the public and bought their sales to downfall, even renaming the VCS as the Gosei to confirm with the new naming scheme; the console had better graphics than the VCS, exactly like their 8-bit computers and is capable of playing VCS games viva backwards compatibility,...

December 1, 1982: Hasbro's "Gateway to the Mind" ad campaign begins with celebrities William Shatner, Dan Aykroyd, Michael J. Fox, and Lorne Green promoting Mindvision games.

December 10, 1982: Surendre Rambocus leads an armed insurrection in Paramaribo, Suriname triggers the deployment of Anglo-French goops into the region, fueling anti-Western sentiment throughout Latin America,....

April 1, 1983: Anglo-French Union forces force the eviction of 150,000 anti-war/anti-draft demonstrators forming a "Human Peace Chain" in Greenham, Berkshire, England, sparking international and concern over the violent nature of arrests,....

October 19, 1983: President Chiang Ching-Kuo, son of Chiang Kai-shek survives an assassination attempt in Rangoon by alleged Manchurian agents, sparking international attention,...

March 14, 1984: IRA leader Gerry Adam's is assassinated by Anglo French Union forces in Belfast, sparking international attention and concern,...

April 6, 1984: Anglo-French Union deploys troops into Yaounde, Cameroon, overthrowing the government of Paul Biya, sparking international attention and concern, and fueling the image of the Anglo-French Union as being racist in nature,....

August 7, 1984: The Princess of Mars (MGM Studios) starring Bo Derek and Miles O'Keefe, directed by John Derek, softcore version of the Edgar Rice Burroughs classic, stars Bo Derek as the titular character, billed as the "the princess who likes to grok", sparking international attention,....

October 15, 1984: Opposition leader Chiang Nan is assassinated by Kuomintang leaders in Nanjing during a political rally, sparking international attention,...

October 31, 1984: Tensions mount as Sikh guerrillas accuse Anglo-French Union forces of assassinating Indian President Indira Gandhi in New Delhi, sparking international outrage,...

November 25, 1984: After a successful marketing test, Apple releases the Macintosh console in the USA and beyond; using the same hardware as the Apple II computer, the Macintosh has the ability to have up to 8 players using the same console, and comes with 8 easy to use wireless controllers; the first working wireless controllers to date,...

July 10, 1985: Anglo-French Union naval forces sink the Greenpeace vessel Rainbow Warrior, off the coast of Auckland, New Zealand, triggering civil unrest and protests across the globe,...

August 20, 1985: Call of Cthulhu (Virgo Games) the first video game based on H.P. Lovecraft's stories, developed by Interplay Productions, makes it's hit debut,...

September 19, 1985: In response to Congressional hearings launch by Tipper Gore in Washington DC, the Gaming Systems Control Act (GSCA) which introduces the 'Parental Advisory' Stickers, is established under the Federal Communications Act (FCA) by Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Bill Bradley (D-NJ) regarding video games, sparking national attention,...

September 20, 1985: Anglo-French Union forces are accused of attacking Angolan troops in Windhoek, Namibia, fueling international condemnation of the Anglo-French Union and its political policies, sparking international attention,...

October 18, 1985: Atari releases the Japanese video game entertainment console, the Nintendo Famicom, internationally as the Tengen Entertainment System (TES) and becomes an instant success,...

December 12, 1985: Mao Anying announces that he will accept the Nonproliferation Treaty (NPT) during a radio broadcast in Changchun, sparking international attention,...

February 14, 1986: Gramma (Columbia Pictures) written and produced by Harlan Ellison and Stephen King, makes its hit film debut, sparking international attention,...

July 24, 1986: MI5 is scandalized after it is revealed that the Anglo-French government has been conducting domestic surveillance on the public since 1956, sparking civil unrest and concern over civil liberties,....

September 21, 1986: Inhumanoids (Virgo Publishing/Toei Animation) syndicated animated series based on H.P. Lovecraft cosmic horror ideas, of the "Elder Gods of Chaos" makes its hit debut,...

September 29, 1986: Cho Jung-tai establishes the Democratic Progressive Party in Nanjing, in defiance of Kuomintang leaders,....

December 18, 1986: The Seduction of Angela starring Michela Miti, makes its hit debut for Anglo-French Union audiences,...

March 19, 1987: Atari releases the Family Computer Disk System peripheral worldwide as the Tengen Disk System (TDS), which made Atari gain suspicion from parents and Moral Guardians due to the fact that it requires owning the regular Tengen console; the peripheral have save states within every game by default and boosts the capabilities of the Tengen console to the point that what would later be known as 'cutscenes' is now possible, and to take advantage of the leap of power the console now has a 3-button controller; Atari released a two-in-one console (called the Tengen Double Dip) and a standalone Disk System (called the Tengen Disk Drive) to expand the market reach of the peripheral,...

April 3, 1987: Tokyo Broadcasting System launches their American affiliate TOKYO-TV with Voltron: Defender of the Universe, Dragon Ball, and Gundam as their starting lineup. The network is initially criticized for the level of violence. It is also criticized for the initial investment by cult leader Ryuho Okawa...

June 19, 1987: Kung Fu: The Next Generation (CBS-TV) martial arts series starring Brandon Lee, makes its hit debut, guest-starring Bruce Lee as Kwai Chang Caine in Reconstruction-era America,...

October 15, 1987: Anglo-French Union forces announce the assassination of Thomas Sankara a.k.a. "Africa's Che Guevara" in Burkina Faso fueling anti-Western sentiment in Sub-Saharan Africa,.....

October 27, 1987: Ghostbusters II: Collect Call of Cthulhu (Columbia Pictures) starring Bill Murray, Dan Ackroyd, and Harold Ramis, features the team being stuck in Dunwich after angering the Dean of Arkham University,...

December 23, 1987: Anglo-French Union troops are accused of committing war crimes in Angola, fueling calls for the withdrawal of the military forces from the region,....

July 21, 1988: The Shadow Over Innsmouth (Virgo Games) action/adventure game developed by up-and-coming company Bethesda Softworks, makes its hit debut,...

September 9, 1988: Bruce Lee Adventures (FOX-TV) animated features Bruce Lee, Brandon Lee and George Takei in an animated cartoon version of his adventures,...

October 28, 1988: The Consuming Shadow (Alliance Entertainment) makes it's hit debut, becoming a major bestseller; an side scrolling, action-RPG roguelike game heavily inspired by Lovecraftian horror; the game sparks controversy due the fact the player is able to commit suicide in the game,...

October 31, 1988: Nightshade (Konami) makes it's hit debut, becoming a major bestseller; an dark, gritty and complex game that infusied the stealth/beat-em-up hybrid gameplay with greater political and psychological complexity and an amount of graphic sexual and violent content not seen in any game prior,...

January 16, 1989: Anglo-French Union forces accuse the Soviet Union of supporting SWAPO/ UNITA Communist forces in Angola, fueling political tensions within the United Nations General Assembly,....

January 31, 1989: Serial killer Richard Ramirez (a.k.a. "Night Stalker") claims at his trial to have signed a "blood pact with Nyarlothrotep" in Los Angeles, California,...

March 3, 1989: Bob Larson writes Losing Paradise: America's Occult Epidemic, fueling the "Satanic Panic." One of the chapters claims that teenagers can be possessed if they read the Necronomicon,...

September 15, 1989: U.S. troops are deployed into Colombia, Bolivia, and Peru in an effort to curb and block the drug trade, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 25, 1989: Christian Coalition leaders led by Ralph Reed introduces the Video Game Content Regulation Act (VGCRA) that calls for the banning of any game with "gratuitous violence, sexual themes, or other morally questionable content" and will overwrite GSCA under the FCA, with critics accusing the bill of censorship, Mafia tendencies, double standards, and "a dangerous prelude for a path towards censorship in other media" sparking national attention and concern,...

December 12, 1989: Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia calls for video games to be "rounded up, destroyed, and those that remain made toilet paper" at AIPAC dinner at Georgetown University, sparking national attention,...

December 21, 1989: U.S. military forces launch an invasion of Panama, overthrowing General Manuel Noriega, sparking international attention,...

February 17, 1990: Electronic Frontier Foundation v. United States of America; Supreme Court Justice Beverly Garland declares that VGCRA is 'unconstitutional', that video games 'should be recognized as art' and 'deserve to have the same protection under the First Amendment as movies, TV, literature, and radio'; in response to the news, anti video game group Focus on the Family led by Franklin Graham burn video games and consoles in the streets of Mountain View, California claiming that video games are "degenerate filth that corrupts the soul and morality of men, women, and children",...

March 6, 1990: Anglo-French Union forces install General Shahnawaz Tanai as Afghan leader in a military coup in Kabul, Afghanistan, fueling political tensions,...

August 3, 1990: Music composer 'Moving Shadow' Rob Playford joins the video game industry, with the game Orbital Madness (Virgo Games/Dyna Vision Corp),...

March 20, 1991: GSCA is spun off by Education Secretary William J. Bennett to become the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB), which ditches the 'Parental Advisory' bars in favor of a rating system based on the MPAA film rating system with additional considerations for the interactivity of video games, gaining national attention and praise,...

May 1, 1991: President Lee teng-Hui, proclaims an end to martial law legislation in Nanjing, after years of political and diplomatic pressure, sparking international attention and concern,...

September 11, 1991: New American Identity (NAI) member Pat Buchanan proclaims the need to "purge Globalist influence out of our schools, our governments, and our entertainment" during a debate with Noam Chomsky at Columbia University,...

January 3, 1992: Lovecraft's Joint (Virgo Games) a unique fighting/party game hybrid developed by arcade game company Midway, makes it's hit debut, becoming a major bestseller,...

March 9, 1992: Mao Anying threatens withdrawal of Manchuria from the Nonproliferation Treaty, during a speech in Changchun, fueling fears that the regional Cold War is escalating,....

April 13, 1992: Youngblood (Blue Ribbon/Artech Studios) makes it's hot debut, becoming a major bestseller, despite receiving poor reviews from critics for its inconsistent quality of the gameplay, poor dialogue, confusing graphics, and rampant fake difficulty,...

November 13, 1992: Jane Cavanagh's home in French Lick, Indiana was swatted by members of "The V-League" which resulted in the death of her parents via bullet to the head and her imprisonment on alleged "illegal weapons possession" charges, sparking international attention and outrage from inside and outside the gaming community,...

March 30, 1993: 'Free Cavanagh' rally is held in the streets of Indianapolis, Indiana featuring Nick Monroe, Marty Prehn and Jacob Engels, with the support of the gaming community; the rally came to a sudden end when American Defense League (ADL) supporters started to attack the protesters, with Antifa and Code Pink members protecting the leaders of the protest, turning the rally into a riot, sparking international attention and concern,...

September 27, 1993: Sonz of a Loop Da Loop Era (Interplay Entertainment) by Paisley Gordon, Jason D'Cruze, and Kurtis Fujita with 'Moving Shadow' Rob Playford composing the music, makes its hit debut, becoming a symbol of youth rebellion for Generation X,...

October 28, 1993: Youngblood Extreme Edition (Blue Ribbon/Artech Studios) an improved CD version of the first game makes it's hot debut on all CD consoles, becoming a major bestseller; while the game now has animated cutscenes with voice acting and an graphics and music upgrade due to being on a CD, it receives poor reviews from critics for its terrible voice acting and not addressing the problems of the original,...

July 28, 1994: University of Tromsø the Arctic University of Norway releases an alleged translation of the Necronomicon,...

November 24-December 15, 1995: Anglo-French Union suffers a general strike, as labor unions clash over economic conditions and continued military drafts, sparking international attention,..

April 17, 1996: U.S. President Bill Clinton and Japanese Prime Minister Ryutaro Hashimoto are the targets of a failed assassination attempt by Aum Shirinkyo in Tokyo; Tokyo Metropolitan Police and U.S. Secret battle the terrorists outside the Diet, sparking international attention,...

April 18-19, 1996: Tokyo Metropolitan Police raid Aum Shirinkyo forces at their main compound in Kamikuishiki, killing cult leader Shoko Asahara in the process, sparking international attention,...

July 29, 1996: Mao Anying orders a nuclear test at Lop Nur, refusing to relinquish its nuclear weapons program, sparking international attention and concern,...

October 31, 1996: Mountains of Madness (Virgo Interactive Entertainment) the first game developed on Data Design Interactive's groundbreaking G.O.D.S. engine, makes it's hit debut,...

May 3, 1997: "Love Shine a Light" pop music single by Katrina and the Waves, makes its hit debut with Anglo-French Union audiences,...

May 26, 1998: Researchers Nick Redfern, Stewart Bradley, and Nicole Dubois publish On the Record , attempting to debunk claims of the "real life" Necronomicon.

May 30, 1998: Chinese officials detonate a nuclear weapon at Jiuquan, much to the concern of regional leaders, sparking fears of an escalating crisis,....

June 9-15, 1999: Chinese and American naval vessels report harassment by Manchurian military forces, fueling fears of an escalating military crisis in the region,....

June 18, 1999: Carnival Against Capitalism; Anglo-French Union wracked by anti-globalization protests in London and Paris, sparking international attention,...

July 31, 1999: Bob Larson claims that teenaged murderer Cary Stayner was influenced to read the Necronomicon and begin a crime spree after hearing a "witch" speak at a school assembly.

March 31, 2000: James Soong establishes the People First Party in Nanjing, establishing a multi-party democracy for China, sparking international attention,...

May 25, 2001: Darkfall directed by Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay, starring Nicholas Cage, Ben Affleck and Cuba Gooding Jr., details the "true story" of the U.S. Secret Service and Navy SEAL effort to prevent Aum Shirinkyo from causing a global blackout using EMPs from nuclear weapons from the former Soviet Union,...

July 16, 2001: U.S. President Donald Trump and Anglo-French Union President Marine Le Pen establish a Treaty of Friendship in Rome, sparking international attention,...

May 1, 2002: Global May Day protests,; Anglo-French Union wracked by anti-globalization protests in London and Paris, sparking international attention,..

January 10, 2003: Mao Anying orders the expulsion of IAEA inspectors and United Nations officials, citing them as "threats to regional security" during a speech in Changchun,...

October 5, 2003: John Carter of Mars (a.k.a. JCM) (WB-TV/ CW-TV) starring Leighton Meester, makes its debut, marketed as a science fiction drama for teens,...

July 2-8, 2005: G-7 Summit; Anglo-French Union wracked by anti-globalization protests in Edinburgh, Stirling and Gleneagles, sparking international attention,...

October 29, 2006: Anglo-French Commonwealth conducts celebrations across the globe, celebrating 50 years in existence, sparking international attention,...

December 2, 2006: MP Makoto Sakurai accuses Koreans and Filipinos of "taking advantage" of Japanese hospitality and charity, and gaining "special rights", during a speech in Tokyo, angering many throughout the Pacific Rim,...

March 7, 2007: Fumihiro Joyu, former member of Aum Shirinkyo establishes Hikari no Wa ( a.k.a. "Rainbow of Light") in Nagano, reviving the teachings of Shoko Asahara, sparking international attention,...

March 23, 2007: Death of Mao Anying; Mao Xinyu, son of Mao Anying, grandson of Mao Tse-tung comes to power in Changchun, sparking military and political tensions in the region,...

September 17, 2007: The Vatican News Service denies having a copy of the Necronomicon in an official press statement,...

February 8, 2008: A group of gamers named "American Crusaders" led by Aaron Earls, Josh Larson and Ryan Green declare "holy war on the Cultural Marxists that plague their nations and their beloved hobbies",...

January 20- February 5, 2009: Anglo-French Union suffers a general strike, as labor unions clash over economic conditions and continued military drafts, sparking international attention,..

March 28- April 1, 2009: London G-20 Summit; Anglo-French Union wracked by anti-globalization protests in London sparking international attention,...

April 1-5, 2009: Anglo-French Union leaders formally request membership in NATO at Strasbourg, fueling political tensions across Europe,...

March 16, 2010: Cthulhu-Tech (Sandstorm Productions) by Matthew Grau, an American/ Chinese Donghua co-production is released, making its debut,...

March 13, 2011: People's Pledge is formed by David Cameron, Boris Johnson, and Mark Seddon, to split the Anglo-French Union, sparking international attention,...

October 21, 2016: The Mountains of Madness (20th Century Fox) directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Tom Cruise, Christopher Plummer, and Jane Curtin, based on the H.P. Lovecraft stories, makes its hit debut,...

December 5, 2017: The Call of Cthulhu (20th Century Fox) directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Tom Cruise, Christopher Plummer, and Jane Curtin, based on the H.P. Lovecraft stories, makes its hit debut,...

December 4, 2018: The Shadow Over Innsmouth (20th Century Fox) directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Tom Cruise, Christopher Plummer, and Jane Curtin, based on the H.P. Lovecraft stories, makes its hit debut,...

October 17, 2019: Cenk Uygur, head of The Young Turks (TYT) suggests the conspiracy that "Operation Sundevil is a master plan created by the conservatives as a response to progressives gaining control of politics, education, and media" in an interview with Air America-TV, gaining international attention,...
 
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October 21, 2016: The Mountains of Madness (20th Century Fox) directed by Guillermo del Toro starring Tom Cruise, Christopher Plummer, and Jane Curtin, based on the H.P. Lovecraft stories, makes its hit debut,...
October 18th 2016 Asylum Pictures released a "Sequel" Return to the Mountain of Madness directed by Anthony C Ferrante as a Direct to Video. It is released 3 Days before the movie it suppose to be a sequel to. It stared C. Thomas Howell and Cassandra Screbo. It was filmed in South Africa and CGI was used to put Snow on the Mountains in the background. (They did the same thing in Tremor 5. )
 
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