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Old August 9 2013, 09:37 PM   #61
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Re: Alternate history tv shows

Don't you mean Dewey?

Anyway, thanks for mentioning Truman. I did like that biopic they did on him, The Truman Show. I wasn't expecting that Adam Sandler would have the acting chops for that film and was pleasantly surprised.
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Old August 9 2013, 09:40 PM   #62
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I still remember the night on the CBS Evening News, when Walter Cronkite was shot to death by Chet Huntley during a live broadcast. Huntley was sentenced to death, but pardoned by President McGovern.
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Old August 9 2013, 09:56 PM   #63
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Still, one of the funniest shows to date was the 2 episode cross over of M.A.S.H. and Hogan's Heroes.

Sgt. Holtz: "Nothing. I see nothing!"
Radar: "It's ok sir. Klinger always dresses like that"

Weird that M*A*S*H didn't last as long as World War II. Speaking of the war. Anyone buy the crazy theory that Truman could have stopped the war in '45 by dropping ( I kid you not) an ATOMIC bomb on Japan!!!!! That would make for a good SF story.
Yeah, but how would the Czar have reacted? That was the idea in that old Jimmy Stewart movie, By Dawn's Early Light. (RKO, 1959). IIRC, the premise was that the Czar's forces wouldn't have stopped at Warsaw and would have rolled right over the battered American/Mexican forces that had just taken Berlin to eliminate the US military as a threat in response. Good thing the whole "atomic explosive" concept never proved feasible, cause I think Truman just might have used it if it had. He was a tough old bird.
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Old August 9 2013, 10:15 PM   #64
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George Lucas changed cinema forever with the release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show(s)*. What would San Francisco Comi-con be like to this day without the overriding presence of the 501st Rocky legions?

I'm still not sure how it's going to work out now that Hensen has bought out Lucas Film. A new Picture Show every year???



*renamed after the sequel came out in '79.
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Old August 9 2013, 10:27 PM   #65
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George Lucas changed cinema forever with the release of The Rocky Horror Picture Show(s)*. What would San Francisco Comi-con be like to this day without the overriding presence of the 501st Rocky legions?

I'm still not sure how it's going to work out now that Hensen has bought out Lucas Film. A new Picture Show every year???



*renamed after the sequel came out in '79.
That would depend on whether Hensen keeps JJ Abrams for more than one movie, since he's already committed to the next two Firefly movies with an option to direct a third. I hear they are kicking one out every 2 years starting in 2014. So he may not have time to do more than one Picture Show.
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Old August 9 2013, 10:41 PM   #66
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SciFi musicals are a dying genre. Too much autotune and CGI these days.
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Old August 9 2013, 11:32 PM   #67
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Adam-12, lost in a world of his own creation that he never wanted. He struggles to find the previous Adams and discover the secret that will save them all and himself.

Coming this fall on CBS. Check with your local cable provider for airdates. (but not Time Warner)
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Old August 10 2013, 12:15 AM   #68
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Time Warner? Isn't it "Life Warner"? Time magazine went out of business years ago.
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Old August 10 2013, 12:23 AM   #69
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Time Warner? Isn't it "Life Warner"? Time magazine went out of business years ago.
I know, right? What world is HE living in?
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Old August 10 2013, 12:35 AM   #70
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SciFi musicals are a dying genre. Too much autotune and CGI these days.
The first musical science fiction series was Ernie Kovacs' Star's Trek, which ran from 3 October 1955 to 30 February 1956 on the DuMont Network. Many of Kovacs' innovations with videotape were originally perfected during this series, which aired live with videotape inserts of special effects.

It told the story of spaceship Captain Bruno Bellicoso (Kovacs) as he ferried famous guest stars to different planets for personal appearances. Among those appearing were Patti Page, Kate Smith, and Julius LaRosa. Comic relief was provided by Pinky Lee as the ship's half-Martian doctor.

Unfortunately the show was in direct competition with NBC's Your Hit Parade through its brief run, and it was trounced in the ratings. The high cost of producing the series, due to Kovacs' special effects experiments, nearly bankrupted DuMont, and some critics believe it led to the network's downfall.
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Old August 10 2013, 12:43 AM   #71
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Well it's hard to beat a show where you get to hire a professional Hitman.
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Old August 10 2013, 12:47 AM   #72
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I still remember the 1994 World Series. Yankees and Expos fought down to the wire!
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Old August 10 2013, 01:05 AM   #73
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Earth Prime breaking in; Just discovered the Aussie series Danger 5. It's Alt-History crack.
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As an aside, I think there are just too many stupid people nowadays who wouldn't be able to recognize an alternate history series as alternate history. Sort of like my then 40-year-old nephew who thought Oliver Stone's JFK was truth.
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Old August 10 2013, 02:56 AM   #75
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As an aside, I think there are just too many stupid people nowadays who wouldn't be able to recognize an alternate history series as alternate history. Sort of like my then 40-year-old nephew who thought Oliver Stone's JFK was truth.
Odd in my world director Jack Kennedy made a film about President Oliver Stone.
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