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Alternative histories (Television programs)


  • Fictional television programs in which the plot or setting assumes an alternative outcome of an historical event.

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    • Alternative histories (Television programs)
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    • Allohistories (Television programs)
    • Alternate histories (Television programs)
    • Histories, Alternative (Television programs)
    • Uchronias (Television programs)
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    • found: Work cat.: Man in the high castle (Television program). The man in the high castle, 2015-
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 6, 2015:The Man in the High Castle (TV series) (The Man in the High Castle is an American dystopian alternate history television series produced by Amazon Studios, Scott Free, Headline Pictures and Electric Shepherd Productions. The series is based on the 1962 novel of the same name by American science fiction author Philip K. Dick)
    • found: IMDb, Dec. 6, 2015(The Man in the High Castle (2015-); TV series; A glimpse into an alternate history of North America. What life after WWII may have been like if the Nazis had won the war)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 6, 2015(Category: Alternate history television series; lists Barna Hedenhös uppfinner julen; Cavemen (TV series); Crossbones (TV series); An Englishman's Castle; The Man in the High Castle (TV series); Princess Hours; Singing All Along; Sliders; Sound of the Desert (TV series); SS-GB (miniseries); Scarlet Heart; The West Wing; Xena: Warrior Princess)
    • found: TV tropes website, Dec. 6, 2015(Alternate History. A type of Speculative Fiction (sometimes called "Uchronia" or "Anachronism") set in a world where one or more historical events unfolded differently than they did in the real world. Often set some time after the event (called a "point of divergence", or PoD, by fans of the genre), such stories typically describe a Present Day world vastly changed by the difference, or follow another major historical event in light of the change. Sometimes linked with a Time Travel story--the point of divergence is often caused by travelers from "our" timeline (OTL in Alt-history parlance) seeking to effect a desired change. The protagonists may be original characters or actual historical figures. Lampshade Hanging occurs often in these types of stories (an Allohistorical Allusion); often, a character will stop to muse on what the world would be like if history had gone the way it did in the real world; Examples of alternate history can be found in literature as far back as the 1st century BC; The genre has become increasingly popular since the late 20th century, perhaps because it was a tumultuous century rich in "what if" opportunities, though TV and movie versions are less common.) The setting of an alternate history is often described as a What If?)
    • found: Wikipedia, Dec. 6, 2015(Uchronia refers to a hypothetical or fictional time-period of our world, in contrast to altogether fictional lands or worlds. A concept similar to alternate history but different in the manner that uchronic times are not easily defined (mainly placed in some distant or unspecified point before current times), sometimes reminiscent of a constructed world. Some, however, do use uchronia to refer to an alternate history. Robert E. Howard's Hyborian Age is an example of an explicit uchronian period, while Tolkien's first three ages of Middle-earth may or may not be located in the same world as the modern Earth. In the uchronian interpretation of Middle-earth, this and other fantasy-genre fiction takes place during uchronian periods, set roughly in the prehistoric times. The alternative interpretation of an entirely separate mythology divorced from real history and taking place in another universe says that these stories are not uchronian.)
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    • Fictional television programs in which the plot or setting assumes an alternative outcome of an historical event.
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    • 2015-12-06: new
    • 2016-03-05: revised
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