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Did you ever get the feeling that the reality we're living in right now is an alternate universe created by someone's wishes? Let's look at just the fannish wishes we might have made, and which might have sounded totally impossible, if things had happened differently.

A world in which ....

Christian Slater and Robert Downey, Jr., are alive and well and starring in new projects;

A recast "Star Trek" movie was a huge success, after multiple theatrical movies and four spinoffs, one of which starred Kate Mulgrew of "Ryan's Hope" as a starship captain;

"Smallville" is in its ninth season;

Madonna did get to play "Evita" in the movie version, and there are musical versions of "Wicked" and "Legally Blonde," and a stage adaptation of "Xanadu";

Joss Whedon wrote an "X-Men" title, and the "X-Men" comics have become a successful movie franchise (although the Dark Phoenix storyline had to be changed to allow one of the stars to defect to "Superman Returns");

After a successful "Battlestar Galactica" remake, there is now a major-network remake of "V" .....

I could go on and on about the fannish improbabilities which have happened.

What improbable realities sometimes make YOU feel as if THIS is an alternate reality?

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Date: 2009-11-19 07:08 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sqbr
Yes, I have often felt this way.

These are not the best things that have happened, just geek-cool things I would not have imagined plausible beforehand:

The Lord of the Rings movies being so well made and true to the books. And directed by Peter Jackson! In New Zealand!
The run of good superhero movies (when you think back to what it was like ten+ years ago)
The third Harry Potter movie being directed by Alfonso CuarĂ³n and the fact they're actually adapting all seven books.
V for Vendetta being made by the Wachowskis and actually being half decent social commentary (given the previous Alan Moore adaptations)
They made a film of The Golden Compass (yes, it was a crap film. But it's a children's book which literally says Satan is awesome and God is evil)
Pirates of the Caribbean 4: On Stranger Tides

Not necessarily the best fiction ever, but the way the premises are designed specifically for me is clearly the result of my future one-with-the-Time-Stream self altering reality:
Revolutionary Girl Utena, Babylon 5, The Atrocity Archives, Scout's choice

HMM. I have had a remarkably tiring day so will stop there. I know there have been others.


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