I know it was already stated to be beyond the End of TL, but I just thought of another American actor who would make an awesome Scrooge in TTL's Muppet Christmas Carol if it exists: Jerry Orbach!
Yes, he has, and you'll be seeing his exploits in the next update!Brainbin, has Kirk Allen done anything outside of Superman?
The Night Stalker remained an annual series of telefilms (having never been converted, as IOTL, into a weekly series in 1974).Here's an inquiry, Is the run of Kolchak: the Night Stalker OTL, or does the show not exist?
I'm afraid that characters do indeed die in children's shows. The most famous episode of Sesame Street is the one in which Mr. Hooper dies, after all (and yes, it also aired ITTL).It's interesting that you think the Doctor would be killed off at the end of the series. After all, it's not the sort of thing that was done in a children's show.
Movies update, coming up next!Did the movies Wargames and TRON get made at all? If so, how they were received?
Welcome aboard, JonInSpaec1973! And yes, the show is over. It had a great run, though - over two decades. And all but one episode remains available for audience consumption!I've been reading this off and on since 2012. It's awesome! Congrats on your work, Brainbin...I must say, though, I'm not totally read up since about 1973, at least as far as memory goes. I'm vaguely following...but Doctor Who is over?! I just got here
Gold Key is still going strong, having found their niche by adapting television and movie properties, a market Marvel and DC haven't been nearly as prolific or successful in ITTL. However, unlike Marvel and DC, Gold Key has virtually no (remaining) stable of original creations. Essentially, they appeal to different markets, and we aren't yet in an era when everyone has to do everything.Gold Key was prominent in the early Star Trek merchandising updates. However, it generally declined in the late 70's, primarily because of a general downturn in the entire industry, and lost the Star Trek license in 1979. With several revival attempts failed, Gold Key's parent company Western eventually ceased the Gold Key imprint entirely. With Gold Key (and presumably Western) now under Desilu previsions, do any of those events still happen, or does Gold Key survive into the 80's.
A fine actor, and one of my personal favourites - we lost him far too soon, and Law & Order (one of my favourite shows) was never the same without him.I know it was already stated to be beyond the End of TL, but I just thought of another American actor who would make an awesome Scrooge in TTL's Muppet Christmas Carol if it exists: Jerry Orbach!
It did indeed, breaking the record held for all of two years by Jaws, just as IOTL.With The Force Awakens breaking box office records IOTL, it got me thinking: does Journey of the Force break the record for highest grossing film ITTL like the first Star Wars did IOTL?
...Oh wait, is that my cue? I think it is!Therefore, I hereby announce that Harrison Ford made a guest appearance in Star Trek ITTL. So shall it be written, so shall it be done! Photographic evidence will be presented shortly.
Gold Key is still going strong, having found their niche by adapting television and movie properties, a market Marvel and DC haven't been nearly as prolific or successful in ITTL. However, unlike Marvel and DC, Gold Key has virtually no (remaining) stable of original creations. Essentially, they appeal to different markets, and we aren't yet in an era when everyone has to do everything.
Agreed on all counts.A fine actor, and one of my personal favourites - we lost him far too soon, and Law & Order (one of my favourite shows) was never the same without him.
Brainbin said:In other news <snip> What if Harrison Ford appeared in Star Trek? <snip>
I hereby announce that Harrison Ford made a guest appearance in Star Trek ITTL. So shall it be written, so shall it be done! Photographic evidence will be presented shortly.
...Oh wait, is that my cue? I think it is!
Screencap from "Obsession" (1967, episode 42, production 47): Captain Kirk becoming obsessed with destroying a deadly creature he encountered in his youth. "Ensign Garrovick," son of Kirk's old captain, was played by actor Harrison Ford in one of his few screen roles.
Arthur de Boutiny said:The government and the people of France took an active interest in the conflict from the beginning. Mr. Mitterrand was vocal in his condemnation of Argentine aggression, and enthusiastically supported UN sanctions, and ultimately intervention. The Clemenceau was eagerly volunteered as a critical member of the task force, and our flyers defeated the Argentines with great skill and discipline, even as the British remained grounded on deck. Our troops and ships remained in the region after the war ended, and played a critical role in the humanitarian effort that followed. Further, Mr. Mitterrand, as a left-wing head of state, has always shown tremendous compassion for the poor and the unfortunate, including those who were oppressed, imprisoned, tortured, and killed by the totalitarian regime in Argentina. Messrs. Spielberg and Sayles, despite depicting all other parties involved in a fashion resembling their actual behaviour prior to and throughout the war, chose instead to resort to the same old clichés to portray the French. It was beneath both of these men’s talents to do so. But it could have been worse – at least in this film the Gaulish forces did not eagerly surrender at the first sight of the Platinean biplanes and galleons.
Wikipedia says, "Bay got his start in the film industry interning with George Lucas when he was fifteen, filing the storyboards for Raiders of the Lost Ark, which he thought was going to be terrible. His opinion changed after seeing it in the theater and he was so impressed by the experience that he decided to become a film director."If I may ask, what is Michael Bay up to?...He worked for Lucasfilm in the early 1980s in OTL.
So you're saying that, ITTL, in canon, an entire nation just experienced a collective "Senpai noticed me" moment?In Canada, Prime Minister Stanfield was delighted by his portrayal in the film, as was much of the Canadian media, who proved that portrayal accurate upon expressing delight at having rated mention at all.
I may be misremembering this, but I thought Steven Spielberg directed Moonraker ITTL. Or was that just an idea that was under discussion? Or is this/was there a retcon I missed?
Thank you, Danderns! Although to be honest, I'm quite curious as to what you think of Kirk Allen's appearances in the update, since you asked after him before.This update was great Brainbin, and Kubrick's 1984 sounds like an interesting concept.
Well, he certainly wouldn't be working for Lucasfilm in the early-1980s in this timeline!Danderns said:If I may ask, what is Michael Bay up to?
He worked for Lucasfilm in the early 1980s in OTL.
Considering that the depictions of Hannibal Lecter in Manhunter and Silence of the Lambs were worlds apart from each other IOTL, I think it's safe to say that Hannibal the Cannibal, as portrayed by Sellers, would be different from either of them. I definitely think Sellers would portray Hannibal as Affably Evil, because that's just his style.Great update. Glad to see Kubrick and Spielberg are doing fine ITTL. Though, is Hannibal the Cannibal similar to Hannibal Lecter, or do they just share the name and the behavior.
John Carpenter remains a relatively obscure filmmaker, as Halloween never became a big hit ITTL.Mr.E said:One filmmaker I am curious about, who wasn't covered was John Carpenter. Anything notable from him?
Unfortunately, ITTL, Ridley Scott didn't catch his big break with Alien, and he remains relatively obscure. He does a lot of directing for the stage.Mr.E said:Also, without either Blade Runner or Alien, what happened to Ridley Scott?
You did the part read where I said Mengele is still at large, right? I mean, granted, he's performing experiments anymore, but still.That was incredible. Are you sure this isn't a utopia? All of those movies are fantastic. Are there any Star Trek movies coming? Oh, and how does Journey of the Force differ from OTL?
Thank you, Roger Redux!Awesome update Brainbin!
How Moonraker differs from the OTL film of the same name is a subject best devoted to its own update. Fortunately, that very update has already been written, and can be read right hereI may be misremembering this, but I thought Steven Spielberg directed Moonraker ITTL. Or was that just an idea that was under discussion? Or is this/was there a retcon I missed?
Indeed I am! Two primary (and some might say conflicting) drives define Canadian culture: the drive to be different from the United States, and the drive to be noticed by the United States.Roger Redux said:So you're saying that, ITTL, in canon, an entire nation just experienced a collective "Senpai noticed me" moment?
Thank you, THE OBSERVER! And might I also add, that is an excellent suggestion!I love this epic update! Perhaps ITTL, though we may not see it since things are reaching their end, David Lean can direct Nostromo.
Thank you, David! Keeping Kubrick at MGM was all it took, since they had the To the Last Hour treatment in the studio archives.Most intriguing having Stanley Kubrick succeed in his plans for a Holocaust film, especially since it is an earlier version of Schindler's List!
Probably. Lloyd and Croft were incredibly prolific, after all - it wouldn't surprise me if they came up with a similar idea ITTL.David Ritz said:Is Allo Allo! still made in this TL?
He didn't die in a plane crash ITTL, I can tell you that much (one of the fundamental rules of AH: all OTL deaths by vehicular mishap are automatically butterflied). However, considering that he is an Indian politician, I can't rule out his death by assassination (and I note that attempts on his life were made before his death IOTL).David Ritz said:Also is Sanjay Gandhi still alive at this point?
Thank you, and welcome aboard!I love Stanley Kubrick's filmography ITTL.
Do you mean Kubrick? Well, considering that IT was released in September, 1986 ITTL, that's something of an open question...ANARCHY_4_ALL said:Is there any chance he could direct Stephen King's IT ITTL?
Thank you, Daibhid! And yes, Peter Sellers playing Hannibal is difficult for me to imagine as well, but the man could play anybody, so...Brilliant update. Although trying to imagine Peter Sellers as Hannibal broke my brain slightly.
I actually didn't mean anything specific or even particularly foreboding in that passage; just that Read, like so many child stars before and since, simply won't capitalize on his early success.Daibhid C said:I'm intrigued by the foreshadowing about Raymond Read, especially since there's only a couple of "later years" to go before the cut off point...
Thank you, Danderns! Although to be honest, I'm quite curious as to what you think of Kirk Allen's appearances in the update, since you asked after him before.