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Old May 8 2014, 02:40 AM   #1
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"That Wacky Redhead", an Alternate Timeline

Hopefully this is alright to post. I do think it would be of interest.

A brief summary: In actual history, Lucille Ball sold Desilu to Gulf+Western and returned to acting. One of the better known series under Desilu was Star Trek, which was cancelled.
The change is that in this reality Lucille Ball forgoes a return to acting and remains behind the scenes, and thus does not sell Desilu. Lucille Ball went to bat for shows that may not have otherwise had a chance, meaning that in the alternate reality, Star Trek does not get cancelled after Season 3.

Lucille Ball, beloved comedienne, star of the classic 1950s sitcom I Love Lucy, and entrepreneur as the head of her television studio, Desilu, is visited in a dream by her late friend Carole Lombard. Once before, her friend had convinced her to “give [television] a whirl” and star in what would become I Love Lucy; her second visit, in late 1966, marks the POD. She is on the verge of selling Desilu to media conglomerate Gulf+Western, but Lombard warns her away from it, assuring her that her destiny is to remain a studio chief.
The rest of the timeline chronicles what changes have been wrought, and all on account of That Wacky Redhead!
It's really interesting, and I won't spoil it.

http://wiki.alternatehistory.com/dok..._wacky_redhead
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Old May 8 2014, 09:05 AM   #2
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I'm up to "Let the Sunshine In" and all I can say is: this is catnip, and you are a pusher.
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Old May 8 2014, 11:24 PM   #3
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It's 60s Star Trek, and I am your Hippie pusher.
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Old May 14 2014, 06:20 PM   #4
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You're evil! You've practically knocked me off TrekBBS until I can finish this! (I'm up to 1977 right now.)

Really, though, thanks - this is really cool.
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Old May 16 2014, 12:54 AM   #5
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You're evil! You've practically knocked me off TrekBBS until I can finish this! (I'm up to 1977 right now.)

Really, though, thanks - this is really cool.
Have you see the "Next Voyage" sexified Enterprise yet?

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Old May 16 2014, 01:14 AM   #6
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You're evil! You've practically knocked me off TrekBBS until I can finish this! (I'm up to 1977 right now.)

Really, though, thanks - this is really cool.
Have you see the "Next Voyage" sexified Enterprise yet?
SPOILERS!!!
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Old May 16 2014, 01:53 AM   #7
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No more so than if you read the chapter list. You don't know for sure what Next Voyage is. It could be a delightful pie recipe.
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Old May 16 2014, 06:43 PM   #8
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Makin me so sad. "It would have been glorious."


EDIT: SPOILER: SADDER: "the fifth and final once-a-season contribution by Theodore Sturgeon" ARRGH, yer killin me!!

EDIT - just read the finale -- he made me cry -- who IS this Turtledove Award winner?!
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Old May 17 2014, 03:57 AM   #9
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Makin me so sad. "It would have been glorious."


EDIT: SPOILER: SADDER: "the fifth and final once-a-season contribution by Theodore Sturgeon" ARRGH, yer killin me!!

EDIT - just read the finale -- he made me cry -- who IS this Turtledove Award winner?!
Per his profile pic, Carroll O'Connor.
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Old May 18 2014, 08:33 PM   #10
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They've also just done an update on the alternate reality RPG scene, so...groovy.
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Old May 19 2014, 03:11 AM   #11
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I just caught up to that post - they're still writing this thing! I did not expect that.

BigJake is right - and now I'm addicted and there's no end in sight!
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Old May 19 2014, 03:20 AM   #12
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To further addict you, "Dirty Laundry" should be covering some alternate TNG sometime soon here.
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Old May 19 2014, 11:53 PM   #13
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Wow..simply..wow.

That guy ought to apply for God.
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Old May 19 2014, 11:58 PM   #14
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Wow..simply..wow.

That guy ought to apply for God.
I know, right? I'm trying to figure out how I can move myself and my family to that Earth.
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Old May 20 2014, 03:18 AM   #15
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Brainbin has acknowledged and thanked you guys.

http://www.alternatehistory.com/disc...postcount=3721
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