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(Newsarama)   The ten best alternate universes in pop culture. Difficulty: Star Trek's Mirror, Mirror is only at #3   (newsarama.com) divider line 96
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2013-04-07 03:06:15 PM
Evil Spock and his goatee make it number one regardless of what this list says.
 
2013-04-07 03:16:49 PM
A coda to that series,Dark Knight: Boy Wonder, was announced in 2010 but has yet to be released.

I wonder if Frank Miller will ever decide to become interested again in that project enough to finish it.

On another note, I am glad that they put the alternate universe from Buff in there.

/Bored now
 
2013-04-07 03:40:41 PM
Well, if you get rid of the bullshiat comix, the list goes:

1. Star Trek
2. Buffy
3. Fringe

/Sliders would make a nice #4
 
2013-04-07 03:41:20 PM
Yeah, comic books are not "pop culture".
 
2013-04-07 03:44:29 PM
edelen.bengalenglish.org
 
2013-04-07 03:44:55 PM
In an alternative universe this made the list
bluemoviereviews.files.wordpress.com
Sadly this isn't that alternative universe.
 
2013-04-07 03:46:45 PM

bearded clamorer: [edelen.bengalenglish.org image 640x480]


Darn it, I'm too slow.
 
2013-04-07 03:50:52 PM

lasercannon: bearded clamorer: [edelen.bengalenglish.org image 640x480]

Darn it, I'm too slow.


Damn near epic simulpost
 
2013-04-07 03:52:18 PM

Teknowaffle: Yeah, comic books are not "pop culture".


The fark are you talking about?  Do you just like to act superior about random things in the hopes that you aren't wrong?
 
2013-04-07 04:08:31 PM
I used to live in an alternative universe that is exactly like this one except that Justin Bieber was aborted there and never existed.

The people there did seem a little happier than they do here....
 
2013-04-07 04:14:59 PM

DigitalCoffee: Well, if you get rid of the bullshiat comix, the list goes:

1. Star Trek
2. Buffy
3. Fringe

/Sliders would make a nice #4


But would you have to pick just one alternate universe from Sliders to rank?

I'd also add in Lexx, with the Dark/Light Zones.

I love the Star Trek Mirror Universe episodes. The DS9 ones were simply fun, and the Enterprise two-parter was one of the high points of Trek.
 
2013-04-07 04:20:43 PM
Does all the NASA Space Age PR junk from the '60s and '70s count? You know, "slide rules in space!" kind of junk?

borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-04-07 04:26:16 PM

NeoCortex42: I love the Star Trek Mirror Universe episodes. The DS9 ones were simply fun, and the Enterprise two-parter was one of the high points of Trek.


Kneel before Empress Sato!
 
2013-04-07 04:35:00 PM
Not to Newsarama. If you want people to look at your slideshows, don't hide a tiny little "start here" button up by the byline.
 
2013-04-07 04:41:18 PM
 I'm a comics fan and I couldn't agree with most of their picks on that score. The Ultimates universe? Really? I hated the concept when it was pitched and time's not softened that much. The only good thing I had to say about it is that it probably acted as a pressure release valve that kept Jemas and Quesada from pulling a Crisis at Marvel, flushing decades of character history and replacing them with almost relentless ugliness masquerading as "edginess" and "attitude.".
 
2013-04-07 04:42:03 PM
i1222.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-07 04:46:17 PM
I'll take a couple more versions of this please.

fmarrykill.net
 
2013-04-07 04:47:50 PM

Iron Nacho Melt: I'm a comics fan and I couldn't agree with most of their picks on that score. The Ultimates universe? Really? I hated the concept when it was pitched and time's not softened that much. The only good thing I had to say about it is that it probably acted as a pressure release valve that kept Jemas and Quesada from pulling a Crisis at Marvel, flushing decades of character history and replacing them with almost relentless ugliness masquerading as "edginess" and "attitude.".


I agree, but Marvel doesn't even need a Crisis to screw with the characters. I still can't believe what they did to Nick Fury just to make him match up with the film version.
 
2013-04-07 04:48:54 PM
i276.photobucket.com
 
2013-04-07 04:56:13 PM
Which came first, Start Trek's Mirror, Mirror, or Lost In Space's The Anti-Matter Man?
 
2013-04-07 05:00:43 PM
age  of apocalypse was pretty gd cool.

Age of Ultron so far sucks balls.
 
2013-04-07 05:17:00 PM

BullBearMS: NeoCortex42: I love the Star Trek Mirror Universe episodes. The DS9 ones were simply fun, and the Enterprise two-parter was one of the high points of Trek.

Kneel before Empress Sato!


I certainly would. Is the Empress in need of a lickmaster?
 
2013-04-07 05:18:18 PM

NeoCortex42: Iron Nacho Melt: I'm a comics fan and I couldn't agree with most of their picks on that score. The Ultimates universe? Really? I hated the concept when it was pitched and time's not softened that much. The only good thing I had to say about it is that it probably acted as a pressure release valve that kept Jemas and Quesada from pulling a Crisis at Marvel, flushing decades of character history and replacing them with almost relentless ugliness masquerading as "edginess" and "attitude.".

I agree, but Marvel doesn't even need a Crisis to screw with the characters. I still can't believe what they did to Nick Fury just to make him match up with the film version.


Yeah, sadly it's this "creative" loop they've gotten set up with the official Marvel movies that's coming into play. It's why Tony Stark now retroactively has an arc reactor in his chest and Nick Fury had an interracial affair years ago that's come back to haunt him and take his job. After a while I started trying to give it protectively selective attention.

   Axel Alonso, currently in the big editor's chair at Marvel, has instituted Marvel Now, with the driving concept being, essentially, do it differently than the people who had the character/title prior to this. Change - at least cosmetically - for change's sake. I believe he even openly lamented that continuity and shared universe elements are a requirement for the market. I'm trying to figure out if he's just trying to overload it until it breaks down, which is just about the only reason for having three Avengers titles and finding the respective teams each facing a separate global (well, okay, one of the three has been more domestic) threat.

thisiszombocom: I'll meet you halfway in agreeing that Age of Ultron is a mess.
 
2013-04-07 05:20:50 PM
i86.photobucket.com

Manny kittens died to bring you this version of Willow.
 
2013-04-07 05:36:22 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Does all the NASA Space Age PR junk from the '60s and '70s count? You know, "slide rules in space!" kind of junk?

[borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 300x238]


Guess we'll be seeing you back on the Geek tab in a day or so? You usually try to shiat on unrelated threads first to test the waters.
 
2013-04-07 05:39:15 PM
Ultimatum was awful.
Now I even feel bad towards awful things for putting them on the same level as Ultimatum.
 
2013-04-07 05:44:59 PM
geek-news.mtv.com

I'm the first with this?
 
2013-04-07 05:46:27 PM
While the game itself is flawed, Rifts Earth is farking awesome. Wormwood and Phase World were kinda cool too...
 
2013-04-07 05:47:46 PM

exyankee: Which came first, Start Trek's Mirror, Mirror, or Lost In Space's The Anti-Matter Man?


According to IMDB:  Lost in Space's The Antimatter Man originally aired December 27, 1967 and Star Trek's Mirror, Mirror originally aired October 6, 1967.  So by air date, Mirror, Mirror.
 
2013-04-07 05:51:04 PM
rlv.zcache.co.uk
 
2013-04-07 05:51:07 PM
Marvel UU on top?
Fail list is fail. Ultimate isn't bad, but it's not better than everything else
 
2013-04-07 05:51:09 PM
www.schaft.net
Where Fringe got its alternate universe ideas.
 
2013-04-07 06:00:27 PM
Best Trek alternate timeline will always be Yesterday's Enterprise.

Ok...  storywise. I suppose the Mirror timeline does have a few good shots..


24.media.tumblr.com
 
2013-04-07 06:12:27 PM
This webpage could really use a redesign.
 
2013-04-07 06:16:11 PM
 
2013-04-07 06:16:31 PM

bearded clamorer: [edelen.bengalenglish.org image 640x480]


This.

fusillade762: [geek-news.mtv.com image 600x339]

I'm the first with this?


And that!
 
2013-04-07 06:19:12 PM
What qualifies as an alternate universe?

I mean, frickin Narnia...
 
2013-04-07 06:27:56 PM

Mentalpatient87: Quantum Apostrophe: Does all the NASA Space Age PR junk from the '60s and '70s count? You know, "slide rules in space!" kind of junk?

[borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 300x238]

Guess we'll be seeing you back on the Geek tab in a day or so? You usually try to shiat on unrelated threads first to test the waters.


Guess so! Unless you move to Mars first? Which is going to happen first? I'll stop mocking your juvenile fantasy universe, or Space Nuttery actually happens???
 
2013-04-07 06:32:33 PM

Krymson Tyde: Evil Spock and his goatee make it number one regardless of what this list says.


This. Also Sulu with his lust for Uhura.
 
2013-04-07 06:46:33 PM

Valacirca: Teknowaffle: Yeah, comic books are not "pop culture".

The fark are you talking about?  Do you just like to act superior about random things in the hopes that you aren't wrong?


Speaking of which, I'd just like to point out that ST: Enterprise had a mirror show where they used an alternate introduction. 'Cuz it's never mentioned on Fark and I'm pretty damn cool so I know that obscure piece of trivia.
 
2013-04-07 06:48:34 PM

NeoCortex42: DigitalCoffee: Well, if you get rid of the bullshiat comix, the list goes:

1. Star Trek
2. Buffy
3. Fringe

/Sliders would make a nice #4

But would you have to pick just one alternate universe from Sliders to rank?

I'd also add in Lexx, with the Dark/Light Zones.

I love the Star Trek Mirror Universe episodes. The DS9 ones were simply fun, and the Enterprise two-parter was one of the high points of Trek.


The books based on the Mirror Universe were pretty good, too.
 
2013-04-07 06:55:55 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Does all the NASA Space Age PR junk from the '60s and '70s count? You know, "slide rules in space!" kind of junk?

[borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 300x238]


You'll notice in that picture they're wearing fire extinguishers in case the futuristic 3D printers catch fire. If that isn't prophetic, I don't know what is.
 
2013-04-07 07:09:33 PM

Gyrfalcon: This. Also Sulu with his lust for Uhura.


Oh my!
 
2013-04-07 07:12:49 PM

rhiannon: Quantum Apostrophe: Does all the NASA Space Age PR junk from the '60s and '70s count? You know, "slide rules in space!" kind of junk?

[borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 300x238]

You'll notice in that picture they're wearing fire extinguishers in case the futuristic 3D printers catch fire. If that isn't prophetic, I don't know what is.


You're right. Prescient. How did they know, oh so many decades ago, that the future would be so three dimensional and printy?
 
2013-04-07 07:17:14 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: rhiannon: Quantum Apostrophe: Does all the NASA Space Age PR junk from the '60s and '70s count? You know, "slide rules in space!" kind of junk?

[borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 300x238]

You'll notice in that picture they're wearing fire extinguishers in case the futuristic 3D printers catch fire. If that isn't prophetic, I don't know what is.

You're right. Prescient. How did they know, oh so many decades ago, that the future would be so three dimensional and printy?


Aliens, duh.
 
2013-04-07 07:34:19 PM

rhiannon: Quantum Apostrophe: rhiannon: Quantum Apostrophe: Does all the NASA Space Age PR junk from the '60s and '70s count? You know, "slide rules in space!" kind of junk?

[borgdotcom.files.wordpress.com image 300x238]

You'll notice in that picture they're wearing fire extinguishers in case the futuristic 3D printers catch fire. If that isn't prophetic, I don't know what is.

You're right. Prescient. How did they know, oh so many decades ago, that the future would be so three dimensional and printy?

Aliens, duh.


Quaagar warriors.
 
2013-04-07 07:37:02 PM

Quantum Apostrophe: Which is going to happen first?


I don't know, you're the one with all the answers and the ability to see the future, apparently. You tell me.
 
2013-04-07 07:41:13 PM

Gyrfalcon: Krymson Tyde: Evil Spock and his goatee make it number one regardless of what this list says.

This. Also Sulu with his lust for Uhura women.


FTFY.

rhiannon: Speaking of which, I'd just like to point out that ST: Enterprise had a mirror show where they used an alternate introduction. 'Cuz it's never mentioned on Fark and I'm pretty damn cool so I know that obscure piece of trivia.


It was mentioned (and linked to) about a week ago. Amazingly enough, in a thread about Enterprise.
 
2013-04-07 07:47:14 PM

cptjeff: It was mentioned (and linked to) about a week ago. Amazingly enough, in a thread about Enterprise.


No way!
 
2013-04-07 07:53:20 PM

cptjeff: rhiannon: Speaking of which, I'd just like to point out that ST: Enterprise had a mirror show where they used an alternate introduction. 'Cuz it's never mentioned on Fark and I'm pretty damn cool so I know that obscure piece of trivia.

It was mentioned (and linked to) about a week ago. Amazingly enough, in a thread about Enterprise.


media.smithsonianmag.com
 
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