Sunday, April 1, 2018

The Haphazard Adventures of IIvan in the TVCU


Updated April 1st, 2018

Lost in Time, Lost in Space, and Meaning:
The Haphazard Adventures of IIvan in the TVCU
by Kevin Heim


IIvan Schablotski and Naut Numb escape the Death Star
Notes highlighted in Yellow are recent additions to the timeline.


Ivan Ronald Schablotski has become rather well known among fans of the TVCU, which is probably a bad thing in the long run, since this character is not from television or movies or comics or cartoons. This character is me, as I exist in the world where novels and television shows and movies and comics and cartoons actually happen. The character has been around awhile, and as with any long-running character, he's had some pretty outlandish stories that are best forgotten lest they destroy whatever it is that makes the character likable. Spider-Man once turned into a giant spider and gave birth to himself, just so he could have organic web-shooters like in the movie... which was promptly ignored thereafter.  Supergirl was really a fallen angel fused with an extra-dimensional blob of amorphous protoplasm, just so DC could have a Supergirl without violating their Post-Crisis policy of "no more Kryptonians", till they decided that was a dumb rule. And Ivan Ronald Schablotski spent a year living in 1942... when he ended World War 2 three years early.


Explaining this wouldn't be worth it, since you can see the result for yourself in the timeline of Ivan Ronald Schablotski, titled SOME PEOPLE CALL ME CRAZY. The important thing here is that he saw the error of his ways once he returned to 2015 and then went back to 1942 and undid his good deeds. This left the Ivan from 12 months earlier still in 1942, though, and he wound up living a very different life than his one-year older self who stranded him there. Thus, despite being born in 1969, this new IIvan's story really beings in 1942, where it diverges from the other Ivan's life, so it is in 1942 that we begin. 

Since this Ivan time travels a lot, and his story is already more convoluted than necessary, this timeline follows his life as it happens to him, rather than setting events chronologically. This means we start in the year 1942, and bounce up and down the timeline from there. His life prior to arriving in 1942 is exactly the same as the other Ivan's, right up until 2015, so duplicating all that information is unnecessary.




The Life of IIvan
October 1969 - October 2015 - The life of IIvan is the same as the life of Ivan Ronald Schablotski, since they are the same person until a time travel paradox leads to the creation of two version who experienced different versions of World War Two. For the life of the original, including his WW2 experiences, please see:  SOME PEOPLE CALL ME CRAZY
In brief, he was born in 1969, became a werewolf in 1981, was recruited into the Theurgy Society's Enigma Quorum in 1984, was imbued with Anti-Logic in 1987, formed the Vogue Rogues in 1988, served in the United States Ordnance Department from 1990 to 2010, went to work as a lab tech at Arkham Sanitarium and joined the Ghostbusters, meeting a lot of people along the way, all of which leads to his involvement with a time travel incident in Hill Valley CA that sends him back in time to...


THE SECOND WORLD WAR TWO
1942
The other Ivan examines the Cube
George Maxon shows IIvan his Cube


Universal Constance vs IIvan
Nerinea in 1942
IIvan arrives by accident in January 1942 Chicago Illinois, in full Ghostbusters gear. He encounters police Detective Dick Tracy, who sees his strange outfit and equipment and suspects IIvan is a member of the All-American Squad, a war-time organization of unusual people that mostly perform pubic relations functions to encourage the public to buy war bonds.  IIvan takes a train to New York, in hopes of finding locating a well-known inventor who may have the scientific know-how to send him home. When the train stops near Cleveland due to terrorist activity at a weapons depot, IIvan investigates and finds a man in a mask wielding a Lament Configuration (which he refers to as his "Cosmic Cube". IIvan warns him that his amazing powers come not from the cosmos, but from Hell, but the terrorist, a war profiteer named George Maxon doesn't believe him and continues using it to destroy the compound. A blast from IIvan's Tillinghast Generator causes Pinhead to materialize and he takes hold of the masked villain, dragging him to Hell. IIvan throws the cube into a fire and reboards the train, where witnesses swear he is a hero. Unknown to IIvan, as soon as te train pulls out, another Ivan Ronald Schablotski, accompanied by Nerinea (a woman from the alternate 2015 in possession of technology similar to a micro stargate) and Universal Constance (a woman from all 2015s who is aware of her own counterparts in all timelines) emerge from hiding. As soon as the train leaves for New York, Ivan, Constance, and Nerinea recover the cube and free George from Hell, then to the year 2015, already in progress. Maxon flees to Germany and claims to be a Nazi officer;  with the cursed cube of power in hand, and a head resembling a red skull, he was accepted immediately, leading the timeline to play out more or less as it was supposed to.
Universal Constance and the Aether-Mobile
Ivan reaches into Hell
Dick Tracy is the titular detective from the DICK TRACY comic strip started in 1931 (the 2-way wrist radio would not be introduced until 1946). The unnamed inventor residing in the Empire State Building is Doctor Clark Savage, Jr. from DOC SAVAGE MAGAZINE #1 (1933). The All-American Squadron is an homage to the All-Star Squadron (DC Comics) and All-Winners Squad (Marvel Comics) as well as other World War II era super groups and the comicbook company All-American Publications. Nerinea is a test subject from the PORTAL video game series (2007). George Maxon, aka the original Red Skull, first appeared in CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 (1941) by Timely (later Marvel) Comics. The version of Hell visited is from THE HELLBOUND HEART (1986), written by Clive Barker. Universal Constance is an original character, but she is an extra-dimensional counterpart to Entropy Emily, a character from THE INDESTRUCTIBLES, written by Matthew Phillion in 2014.



"Alvin Howell" and Winston Churchill
1942 (again) - IIvan Schablotski, the one that arrived recently in January 1942 and stopped Maxon, only to have the criminal reappear shortly thereafter, travels to New York as before but without his victory against the Skull to serve as his credentials, he is viewed with great suspicion and forced to join STFU (Special Task Force Unicorn), a unit operating in secret (as opposed to the All-American Squadron, which performs many public relations functions) in order to earn PUFF (Perpetual Unearthly Forces Fund, a bounty paid by the US Government for killing monsters) exemption. He is sent to Europe behind enemy lines as Agent Howl alongside a vampire called Agent Blood, a golem called Agent Franks, and a gorgon called Agent Rhodes. While in Europe, he meets Winston Churchill, who, like FDR, is not fond of werewolves. In between missions IIvan lives in Arkham MA using the name of Alvin Howell, based on his "Agent Howl" code name, but his active duty status prevents him from having the same number of encounters that the previous IIvan had, and he was only a part time employee of Arkham Sanitarium, never credited with being a doctor.


Agents Rhodes, Franks, and Howl
Rhodes in battle-mode
As before, Maxon is the original Red Skull from CAPTAIN AMERICA COMICS #1 (1941). Special Task Force Unicorn, PUFF, and Agent Franks are from the MONSTER HUNTER series of novels by Larry Correia, begun with MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL (2009). Here, STFU is conflated with the Creature Commandos, who first appeared in WEIRD WAR TALES #93 (1980) by DC Comics. Agent Blood is Nathanial Cade, a vampire in the service of the United States per the novel BLOOD OATH (2010) and its sequels, by Christopher Farnsworth. Arkham, Massachusetts and Arkham Sanitarium are from the Mythos stories of H. P. Lovecraft. 


1943
Bête-à-Bête
- One of IIvan's early missions overseas is to recover a scientist being sheltered by French partisans, where IIvan finds himself at a castle in the Margeride region of France. Here he meets a werewolf named Ardent who claims to be 250 years old, and was the basis for the story of Beauty and the Beast, though the truth was grimmer than the fairy tale suggests. Ardent was cursed by his father's magicians for being homosexual, as the King refused to acknowledge that his heir would never carry on the bloodline. Belle's brother Ludovic was the hero that broke his curse, but lycanthropy is not so easily cured, and in time Ludovic aged and died while Ardent remained, hidden from humanity ever since that time in the 1760s when he was accused of being the Beast of Gévaudan. Ardent does help get Professor Jacob Barnhardt, a German jew, into Allied hands, and considers joining the Partisans in their efforts against the Nazis.
Prince Ardent is the beast from the story BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as depicted in the 1946 French film of that name, as is Ludovic. The Beast of Gévaudan is a legendary monster credited with several human and animal deaths, detailed in several works of fiction (beginning with Élie Berthet's 1858 novel La Bête du Gévaudan). Some stories consider the beast to be a werewolf or werewolf-like creature, such as Robert Sherard's 1904 novel Wolves: An Old Story Retold and the fifth season of the MTV television series TEEN WOLF (2011-2017). Professor Barnhardt is a scientist from the 1951 film THE DAY THE EARTH STOOD STILL.


1945 
Kornblow and Schablotski
DEC - IIvan, having earned his PUFF exemption, is released from STFU service and returns to the United States. At the airport he meets Ronald Kornblow, a well-intentioned hotel employee heading to Casablanca, Morocco to seize a chance to run an entire resort hotel himself. Rather than returning to Arkham, IIvan is taken to a secret base in Colorado to attempt to time travel back to 2015 using a Stargate in the possession of the United States Government. The Accelerator, member of the All-American Squadron with super-speed, agrees to help, paralleling the aid he offered to the first Ivan in the now-erased timeline, but this time the Atlanteans do not offer their help, as IIvan never met or protected the rulers of Atlantis from attack. As a result, IIvan winds up going not back to the future, but a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away...
PUFF (Perpetual Unearthly Forces Fund) and STFU (Special task Force Unicorn) are from the MONSTER HUNTER INTERNATIONAL books by Larry Correia. Ronald Kornblow and his job in Morocco are from the 1946 film A NIGHT IN CASABLANCA. Stargate is from the 1994 film STARGATE. The Accelerator is a version of the Flash from FLASH COMICS #1 (1940).




A LONG TIME AGO, IN A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY...
Ivan Ronald Schablotski, having been time-twinned in 1942 due to a paradox involving Nazis, Hell-Priests, and a tricked-out Delorean, fought an epic war against tyranny for 4 years using the name of Alvin Howell. In 1945 he was allowed to use a Stargate to attempt to travel back to the future he came from, 2015. Instead he wound up a stranger in a strange land on the planet Geonosis. Now IIvan finds himself gating from planet to planet, striving to put right what once went wrong, and hoping each time that his next leap will be the leap home...



"Is all this violence really necessary?"
21 BBY (Before the Battle of Yavin) - IIvan emerges from a Stargate on the planet Geonosis and discovers that he is once again in the midst of a great war. Unsure of what is happening or who is fighting who or why, he initially tries to break up a fight between a human and a Dathomirian, both wielding energy swords. He quickly learns that he is in the way and retreats, having also learned that he does not understand any of the languages being spoken. Equipped with his Ghostbusting gear but no weapons that would be practical against living foes, IIvan seeks shelter while trying to reactivate the Stargate to find, if not his own place and time, at least a safer one. He eventually initiates another warp tunnel, but it only sends him 19 years forward in time.
The Hell-Priests are Cenobites from the HELLRAISER series. the Delorean is the one used by Doc Emmet Brown for time travel in the BACK TO THE FUTURE series. Stargates are from the film STARGATE and its television spin-offs. Geonosis, Dathomirians, and the energy swords (lightsabers) are from the STAR WARS franchise. 21 BBY denotes this as taking place 21 years before the Battle of Yavin, which references the destruction of the first Death Star by the Rebel Alliance in the film STAR WARS (aka STAR WARS EPISODE IV: A NEW HOPE). The battle on Geonosis that IIvan discovers takes place during the Clone Wars (between STAR WARS EPISODE II ATTACK OF THE CLONES and STAR WARS EPISODE III: REVENGE OF THE SITH), as seen in the semi-canonical animated STAR WARS: THE CLONE WARS, all of which takes place well before the "Common Era" (CE, aka A.D.) on Earth, and sets it firmly within the RISE OF THE EMPIRE era of the Star Wars: Legends timeline.


BLACKHOLE SON
Darth Vader, in an Elevator? That's funny, right? Maybe not.
0 BBY (The year of the Battle of Yavin) -  IIvan winds up on Coruscant, the planet-wide capital city of the Galactic Empire. His attempts to fin someone that can teach him the language everyone seems to speak draw the attention of the Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader. IIvan recognizes the figure from the Star Wars movies and realizes where and when he must be. While being taken to an office for interrogation, IIvan makes a comment about Darth Vader on the Elevator, and "Little Orphan Ani", and though he does not understand him, Vader knows he's being mocked and force-chokes the foreigner. IIvan retaliates, firing his Tillinghast Generator as a weapon. Disoriented by the sight of extradimensional organisms, Vader lets IIvan slip through his fingers and IIvan flees back to the underground Stargate. 
Blackhole Trooper
He is recaptured by by a Blackhole Trooper and taken to the recently completed Death Star for further questioning about who he is and what his alien technology does. Once it is determined that the PKE meter can detect midichlorians and other abnormalities, IIvan is sent with his gear to combat the dianogas dwelling in the space stations sewer system. With no natural predators and tremendous feeding opportunities the Trash Monsters were beginning to outgrow their environment and attacking people. Dumped into a trash compactor unit on the detention level, IIvan fights off a few and found that the monsters are easily hurt by proton streams. At the end of each day he is locked in a detention cell.
Coruscant, Yavin, the Death Star, the Galactic Empire, stormtroopers, dianoga trash monsters, Dark Lord of the Sith, Darth Vader, and Anakin "Little Orphan Annie" Skywalker are from the original STAR WARS film, set in the REBELLION ERA of the Star Wars Legends timeline, though Midichlorians are from the film STAR WARS EPISODE 1: THE PHANTOM MENACE (1999) of the RISE OF THE EMPIRE era, and Blackhole Troopers are from the 1979 Los Angeles Times comic strip GAMBLER'S WORLD. Stargate is from the 1994 film STARGATE.  The Tillinghast generator is based on technology from the story FROM BEYOND written in 1920 by H. P. Lovecraft. PKE Meters and Proton Streams are elements from GHOSTBUSTERS (1984).


IIvan encounters a Sullustan named Naut Numb, though that's as far as IIvan's understanding of his language goes. Naut is in an adjacent cell and manages to get Shablotski to pass him the projector from his Tillinghast Generator one day. Using his engineering skills, Naut rigs the device to override the security locks on their cells, and both aliens escape. They make their way to a hangar bay with a Corellian freighter waiting. Aware that they are seeing the Millennium Falcon from the movies about the ship's crew he'd seen in his own time, IIvan suggests they sneak aboard. When they witness that crew running towards the ship, with Dark Vader and his Stormtroopers converging on the area from another corridor, IIvan and Naut hide in the secret cargo holds that had recently concealed Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, and Leia Organa. When they all land at Massassi Station on Yavin's fourth moon, the duo slip out before the battle against the Death Star begins.
Naut Numb is a Sullistan, a race that first appeared in RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983). The Death Star, Yavin IV, Millinium Falcon, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Leia Organa, Darth Vader, and Stormtroopers first appeared in STAR WARS (1977). The Tillinghast generator is based on technology from the story FROM BEYOND written in 1920 by H. P. Lovecraft.




1 ABY 
IIvan and Naut shop for droids
THE MAGNIFICENT SIX - On Yavin IV, IIvan and Naut Numb acquire some astro-nav droids from some Jawas and try to establish themselves as technicians within the mining colony outside of Massassi Station. Shortly after, Imperial forces overrun the moon, and the duo trade their droids to a Lepi starship captain named Sikka for passage offworld along with her copilot, a sentient humanoid plant named Trung, who have been smuggling Slurm to Resistance camps. An Asogian information trader named Extersial gets them the authorization codes to escape the Empire's blockade of the moon in exchange for traveling with them and helps IIvan get aboard the ship when they miss the take-off. As they enter orbit to leave Yavin IV, IIvan dubs them the Magnificent Six, and predicts that they will have epic adventures together once the Empire crumbles in three more years (none of which is understood by any of the others, who do not speak English). However, as soon as they pass over a Stargate in one of the Moon's many jungles, IIvan has them drop him off so he can once again attempt to get home.
IIvan and Extersial
Sikka, Trung, and IIvan, defending their stock of Slurm
Jawas, astro-nav droids, Yavin IV, and the Galactic Empire are from the 1977 film STAR WARS (aka Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope). Naut Numb is a Sullistan, a race that first appeared in RETURN OF THE JEDI (1983). Sikka is a Lepi, a rabbit-based race first seen in Marvel Comics' 1978 comic book Star Wars (issue 8), and her name is a play on Jessica Rabbit from the novel WHO CENSORED ROGER RABBIT (1981) by Gary K Wolf. Trung is a Flora colossus from Planet X, the same race as the Guardians of the Galaxy member Groot, and his race first appeared in Marvel Comics' TALES TO ASTONISH #13 (1960). Extersial is an Asogian, a race that first appeared in the 1982 movie E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial but was confirmed to exist in the RISE OF THE EMPIRE era of the Star Wars: Legends timeline in Star Wars: Episode I The Phantom Menace (1999), and the race was identified as Asogian in SkyeWalkers: A Clone Wars Story, a 2015 novella. Slurm is a highly addictive beverage from the animated series FUTURAMA (originally airing from 1999 to 2003, though it has been revived several times), but it has a different name in the era IIvan is currently in, which he finds ironic since the letters that spell the name in the alien alphabet look just like the letters that spell Slurm in English. 



THE MASK OF DARTH HOTEP
Jedi (and IIvan) vs Darth Nihilus (possessing a padawan)

14 ABY (After the Battle of Yavin) - IIvan remains on Yavin IV, but travels 13 years into the future. As he arrived seemingly from nowhere and without a ship, IIvan is mistaken for a bounty hunter and detained by a Jedi named Taryn Raan, who uses his "Comprehend Speech" ability to determine that IIvan is mostly harmless, only to have IIvan surprise him by wolfing out and stealing his lightsaber.  Taryn quickly overcomes IIvan using the Force and takes him to Yavin IV, location of the new Jedi Academy.  There, IIvan meets several of Taryn's fellow trainees, including a Kryptonian maiden from the House of El and two who look like high elves. The training facility, which IIvan refers to as the "Skywalker Ranch", contains records of an alien god called Pomojema who may or may not be the same entity as Typhojem, and whose appearance is identical to that of Cthulhu, leading IIvan to believe that his new surroundings are much more dangerous than he already thought possible. His revelation that the 'gods' are known to him from their influence upon another world leads to IIvan working with a group of Jedi to help a padawan being possessed by Darth Nihilus, an ancient Sith, long dead, yet still tethered by the Force to the mask he once wore.
Taryn Raan is one of Luke Skywalker's trainees at his Jedi Academy following the events of RETURN OF THE JEDI in the Expanded Star Wars Universe, specifically just after the events in the 2003 Activision video game STAR WARS: JEDI KNIGHT: JEDI ACADEMY, as part of the NEW REPUBLIC ERA of the Star Wars: Legends timeline. The Kryptonian trainee is from the planet Krypton, which was first mentioned in ACTION COMICS #1 (1938) along with its most famous survivor, Superman, though this trainee more closely resembles Kara Zor-El, aka Supergirl, who first appeared in ACTION COMICS #252 (1959). The elven trainees appear to be from Hyrule, home of the characters from the LEGEND OF ZELDA series of video games, first released in 1986. A statue of Pomojema first appeared in the 1978 novel SPLINTER OF THE MIND'S EYE by Alan Dean Foster, though Typhojem is from BOOK OF SITH: SECRETS FROM THE DARK SIDE by Daniel Wallace (2012) and Cthulhu is from THE CALL OF CTHULHU, a 1928 story by Howard Phillips Lovecraft. Darth Nihilus appeared in STAR WARS: KNIGHTS OF THE OLD REPUBLIC videogames, set in The Old Republic era.

To Be Continued...


There is plenty more to add, as I have lots of evidence of IIvan's involvement with aliens across space and time, but I don't want to cover too much material to start with, so that the timelines will synch up when IIvan and Ivan eventually meet.
~Kevin

Friday, March 2, 2018

Roswell: 51 Shades of Grey

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Winter 1901 - Following the Sarmaks' betrayal of the Circle of Life collaborators on Annwn, and the Circle's decimation under the heat-rays of the invaders, any mention of extra-terrestrial life, Martian or otherwise, becomes an embarrassment for the second Professor James Moriarty. Although he ran the Circle of Life from a distance, and was planning on using the Circle cult members and the events of the Second Invasion with an eye towards eventually ruling Annwn himself, Moriarty now realizes that he needs to distance himself from those events. He taps the remaining infrastructure of the Circle of Life organization on Earth, renames the group "Krafthaus," and assigns Krafthaus members what seems a daunting task: the complete eradication of any substantial evidence of the existence of extra-terrestrials. Moriarty's goal is that within fifty years, no one on Earth will believe in alien life or that the War of the Worlds really happened. (However, even Moriarty could not have predicted the 1947 Roswell Incident and the resurgent interest in extra-terrestrials.)  Over the next several decades, and even beyond the second Professor Moriarty's death, his organization, now known as THRUSH, mounts a massive disinformation campaign, reducing the events of the Martian Invasion to mere mythology. Overall, the second Professor Moriarty's plan is successful, and by the latter half of the 20th Century, most people regard the events of The War of the Worlds as mere fiction. Of course, throughout Earth's history there have been countless extra-terrestrial contacts, such as the Eridaneans and the Capelleans, an orphaned infant from the planet Krypton, and visitations as described in the annals of the Cthulhu Mythos, Star Trek, and The X-Files. However, all records and knowledge of those contacts remain secret, unsubstantiated, or lost in the mists of ancient times.  In the late 20th Century, those who consider themselves to be rational and scientific, such as Dr. Dana Scully, refuse to believe, without substantial scientific proof, that alien life-forms have visited Earth. Thanks to the second Professor Moriarty's efforts, as well as the post-1947 machinations of the Consortium, an offshoot of THRUSH (see The X-Files), such proof no longer exists. Those who do continue to believe in extra-terrestrials, such as Fox Mulder, are regarded as kooks and spooks.  [An excerpt from The Original Wold Newton Universe Crossover Chronology by Win Scott Eckert, used with permission.  see http://www.pjfarmer.com/woldnewton/Chron5.htm for more.]

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1800s--ATOMIC ROBO:  KNIGHTS OF THE GOLDEN CIRCLE--Atomic Robo is in the old west teaming up with Bass Reeves (the man who inspired the Lone Ranger in the real world, but who coexists with him as separate people in the TVCU) and Doc Holiday (who has had his share of crossovers with famous fictional characters and many other TVCU adventures that didn't happen in the real world).  Atomic Robo quotes his friend Buckaroo Banzai.  The adventure concludes with the bad guy's ship crashing into Groom Lake.  The wreckage is investigated by Jim West and Artemus Gordon (WILD WILD WEST).

1867 to Present--NATHANIEL CADE--Grey Aliens turn up in the Nathaniel Cade books, though it's implied they're not just ETs but something more sinister.

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1912 to Present--Santa has appeared on screen since 1912, in over a thousand films and television shows. Not all are TVCU canon. Of those that are, some are of the “real” Santa and some are just a man in the suit, but it’s a TVCU concept that anyone wearing the suit can become possessed by the Christmas Spirit, a magical tulpa like aspect of Jesus. Some of those appearances from the TVCU (or Television Crossover Multiverse) are: BABES IN TOYLAND, ROAD TO UTOPIA, SANTA AND THE FAIRY SNOW QUEEN, I LOVE LUCY, THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM, RUDOLPH, THE RED-NOSED REINDEER, THE FLINTSTONES, THUNDERBIRDS, BATMAN, MISTEROGERS, THE LION, THE WITCH AND THE WARDROBE, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, BEWITCHED, THE BRADY BUNCH, SANTA AND THE THREE BEARS, ADAM-12, MISTER ROGERS’ NEIGHBORHOOD, THE FIRST EASTER RABBIT, RUDOLPH’S SHINY NEW YEAR, MCCLOUD, A FLINTSTONE CHRISTMAS, LOU GRANT, RAGGEDY ANN AND ANDY IN THE GREAT SANTA CLAUS CAPER, ALL IN THE FAMILY, BENJI’S VERY OWN CHRISTMAS STORY, LAVERNE & SHIRLEY, RUDOLPH AND FROSTY’S CHRISTMAS IN JULY, BUGS BUNNY’S LOONEY CHRISTMAS TALES, THE LITTLE RASCALS’ CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, A FAMILY CIRCUS CHRISTMAS, CASPER’S FIRST CHRISTMAS, ALICE, YOGI’S FIRST CHRISTMAS, A CHIPMUNK CHRISTMAS, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, DIFF’RENT STROKES, GLORIA, A CHRISTMAS STORY, T.J. HOOKER, TRANCERS, WHO’S THE BOSS?, ST. ELSEWHERE, THE FALL GUY, BABAR AND FATHER CHRISTMAS, THE GOLDEN GIRLS, D.C. FOLLIES, JAKE AND THE FATMAN, THE FACTS OF LIFE, CHEERS, NIGHT COURT, THE CHARMINGS, 3-2-1, HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, CHRISTMAS AT PEE WEE’S PLAYHOUSE, PUNKY BREWSTER, ERNEST SAVES CHRISTMAS, SCROOGED, A VERY BRADY CHRISTMAS, SANTA BARBERA, THE REAL GHOSTBUSTERS, MACGYVER, HOME ALONE, A DIFFERENT WORLD, RED DWARF, KNOTS LANDING, INSPECTOR GADGET SAVES CHRISTMAS, MARRIED WITH CHILDREN, HOMICIDE: LIFE ON THE STREET, THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, BONKERS, PICKET FENCES, EEK! THE CAT, FAMILY MATTERS, MARTIN, THE NANNY, THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR, THE SANTA CLAUSE, LOIS & CLARK: THE NEW ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, MURPHY BROWN, BEVERLY HILLS 90210, A.J.’S TIME TRAVELLERS, V.R. TROOPERS, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, THE TICK, SISTER SISTER, FREAKAZOID!, NEWSRADIO, ELMO SAVES CHRISTMAS, SONIC CHRISTMAS BLAST, CAROLINE IN THE CITY, 3RD ROCK FROM THE SUN, ROSEANNE, THE MUNSTERS’ SCARY LITTLE CHRISTMAS, THE DREW CAREY SHOW, EARLY EDITION, MEEGO, STEP BY STEP, OPERATION BUGS BUNNY, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER: THE MOVIE, SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH, THE NEW ADDAMS FAMILY, RECESS, BARNEY’S NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, FUTURAMA, GRANDMA GOT RUN OVER BY A REINDEER, FRASIER, PROVIDENCE, RUDOLPH THE RED-NOSED REINDEER & THE ISLAND OF MISFIT TOYS, BIG WOLF ON CAMPUS, JOHNNY BRAVO, SPIN CITY, THE HUGHLEYS, THE PARKERS, ROSWELL, THE LOBO PARAMILITARY CHRISTMAS SPECIAL, EASTENDERS, THE SANTA CLAUSE 2, THE HOUND OF THE BASKERVILLES, FRIDAY AFTER NEXT, RUGRATS, JACKIE CHAN ADVENTURES, BECKER, THE HEBREW HAMMER, THE POWERPUFF GIRLS: ‘TWAS THE FIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, CAILLOU'S HOLIDAY MOVIE, ELF, STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE: BERRY MERRY CHRISTMAS, THE ADVENTURES OF JIMMY NEUTRON: BOY GENIUS, FELIX THE CAT SAVES CHRISTMAS, MICKEY’S TWICE UPON A CHRISTMAS, SEED OF CHUCKY, LAX, AMERICAN DRAGON: JAKE LONG, THE GRIM ADVENTURES OF BILLY & MANDY, THAT ‘70S SHOW, FOSTER’S HOME FOR IMAGINARY FRIENDS, MY LIFE AS A TEENAGE ROBOT, THE SANTA CLAUSE 3: THE ESCAPE CLAUSE, BLACK CHRISTMAS, HOGFATHER, CHRISTMAS IN WONDERLAND, MY FRIENDS TIGGER AND POOH - SUPER SLEUTH CHRISTMAS MOVIE, A DENNIS THE MENACE CHRISTMAS, SHREK THE HALLS, ER, ELMO’S CHRISTMAS COUNTDOWN, SOUTH PARK, A MUPPETS CHRISTMAS: LETTERS TO SANTA, THE FAIRLY ODDPARENTS, BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, A MISER BROTHERS’ CHRISTMAS, HANNAH MONTANA, FAIRY TALE POLICE, MICKEY MOUSE CLUBHOUSE, IT’S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA, SANTA BUDDIES, BACK AT THE BARNYARD, DORA THE EXPLORER, PHINEAS AND FERB, PREP & LANDING, THE MIDDLE, CSI: NY, 30 ROCK, PREP & LANDING STOCKING STUFFER: OPERATION SECRET SANTA, THE PENGUINS OF MADAGASCAR, CRAZY DRACULA SPRING BREAK WEEKEND, A VERY HAROLD & KUMAR 3D CHRISTMAS, ICE AGE: A MAMMOTH CHRISTMAS, PREP & LANDING: NAUGHTY VS. NICE, DAN VS., RISE OF THE GUARDIANS, SANTA PAWS 2: THE SANTA PUPS, SPONGEBOB SQUAREPANTS, REGULAR SHOW, THE LOONEY TUNES SHOW, LES MISERABLES, THE SIMPSONS, SCARY MOVIE 5, INTO THE WOOD, CHASING FAIRY TAIL, MISTER SCROOGE TO SEE YOU, THE AMAZING WORLD OF GUMBALL, GLEE, THE NOSTALGIA CRITIC, GRUMPY CAT’S WORST CHRISTMAS EVER, ELF: BUDDY’S MUSICAL CHRISTMAS, TWO AND A HALF MEN, THE LIBRARIANS, DOCTOR WHO, FAMILY GUY, AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE, BOB’S BURGERS, POWER RANGERS DINO CHARGE, MARVEL SUPER HERO ADVENTURES: FROST FIGHT!, and CORONATION STREET. (And I’m sure I’ve forgotten some still.)

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Fall 1925--SEVEN STARS--"Angel Down, Sussex"--The Diogenes Club encounter little grey aliens. Other crossovers: GREEN TEA, DR. JOHN SILENCE, SHERLOCK HOLMES, X-FILES, OTHER WORKS OF KIM NEWMAN.

1931--THE WHISPERER IN THE DARK--Some Mythos material had them as agents of the Mi-Go.

August 1939~Alison Dare: Little Miss Adventures; J. Torres and J. Bone--"A Day at the Museum (Or: Now Museum, Now You Don't)"  [From James Bojaciuk's Alison Dare post]--Alison and her friends decide to sneak into Dr. Dare's museum and take a private tour. Outside, they pass Tintin and Snowy from Hergé's The Adventures of Tintin. 



Inside the office, the girls find a Broken-Eared Statuette, from the Tintin adventure The Broken Ear (though it's possible to argue argue the squat, angry idol is meant to be the Chachapoyan fertility idol from Raiders of the Lost Ark, I believe it is not)...


...The Ark of the Covenant (on loan, presumably, from Area 51)...


And the Right Hand of Doom (from Hellboy) as well two of the three Sankara Stones (from Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom). The two lost Sankara Stones somehow made their way from an Indian river to the United States.  The presence of the Right Hand of Doom seems to contradict the fact that Hellboy was born in 1945, but the Right Hand preexisted not only Hellboy, but humanity. This is explored in The Island and Hellboy in Hell. (Keep in mind, however, that the Hellboy of the TVCU is not quite the Hellboy of Mike Mignola. The TVCU incorporates the events of Hellboy and Hellboy II: The Golden Army, and tones down--or eliminates--the apocalpyses.)


9th July 1947--FUTURAMA--"Roswell That Ends Well"--Emerging from a time-warp from the year 3002, the Planet Express ship crash-lands near Roswell, New Mexico.

night of 9th July 1947--FUTURAMA--"Roswell That Ends Well"--Philip J. Fry sleeps with his maternal grandmother Mildred, and inadvertently conceives his own father, Yancy Fry.  This fact is surmised by the Professor onscreen, but not explicitly confirmed until "The Why Of Fry". For a discussion of Fry's genetic makeup, see here.



10th July 1947--FUTURAMA--"Roswell That Ends Well"--The Planet Express crew return through the time-warp to 3002, leaving behind Bender's head. Bender's head will remain buried near Roswell for the next 1045 years.

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July 1947--ROSWELL--Beginning at a 30-year reunion for members of a military nuclear bomb unit, flashbacks are presented that follow the attempts of Major Jesse Marcel to discover the truth about strange debris found on a local rancher's field in July of 1947. Told by his superiors that what he has found is nothing more than a downed weather balloon, Marcel maintains his military duty until the weight of the truth, however out of this world it may be, forces him to piece together what really occurred. Adapted from real-life events portrayed in the book _UFO Crash at Roswell_ by Kevin Randle and Donald Schmitt.

1947--DESTROY ALL HUMANS--Cryptosporidium-136 was shot Down over Roswell in 1947 and was imprisoned by Majestic in Area 42. They used Furon Tech to make Weapons. His body was found in 1959 by Cryptosporidium-137.

July 1947--INDIANA JONES AND THE KINGDOM OF THE CRYSTAL SKULL--Indy is called in to consult when an alien craft and it's inhabitants is captured.  These are likely the grey aliens from X-FILES and other series and movies.  However, how they got there is another story.  Just prior to their crash, a space craft from the 24th century arrived in Roswell.  Three Ferengi are captured until rescued by their shape shifter companion.  They return to the future (STAR TREK:  DEEP SPACE NINE), however leaving an opening from which the Planet Express crew from the 31st century are pulled backward.  While the ship's doctor is examined by the military, another crew member (originally from the late 20th century) creates a paradox by becoming his own grandfather (FUTURAMA).  Thus when they escape, they leave behind a nexus that draws the Grey Aliens to Earth and also makes Earth a target for invasions from other worlds.  Even more information on links to other series based on the Roswell event can be found here.



~April 1948--FUTURAMA--"Roswell That Ends Well"--Yancy Fry is born to Mildred, assuming a standard 9-month pregnancy.

1960s--DARK SKIES--In 1960s America, a young couple struggle to expose the truth about a hidden alien invasion, while a secret government organization follows its own agenda in dealing with the threat.

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July 1969--STAR TREK--"Tomorrow is Yesterday/The Aliens are Coming!"--From Win Scott Eckert's Crossover Chronology--Captain John Christopher, a jet fighter pilot in the Air Force, stationed at SAC Headquarters in Omaha, has a strange, brief encounter with a UFO. Shortly thereafter, Christopher has vague memory flashes of futuristic humans, an alien named Spock, and a ship called the U.S.S. Enterprise. Meanwhile, government agent James Wainwright, who once encountered aliens calling themselves "Ferengi" in Roswell in 1947, attempts to use Captain Christopher's secret knowledge to promote his crusade of guarding Earth against alien attack. Fortunately, Captain Christopher is saved by Aegis agents Roberta Lincoln and Gary Seven.  The Star Trek episode Tomorrow Is Yesterday provides one of the best "teasers" of this or any other Star Trek series. The sequel, The Aliens Are Coming!, was written by Dayton Ward and can by found in the Strange New Worlds III anthology, May 2000. Captain John Christopher could very well be the son of Jimmy Christopher (Operator #5). The Roswell incident was documented in the Star Trek: Deep Space Nine episode called Little Green Men. Seven and Lincoln first appeared in the episode Assignment: Earth, and also battled Khan Noonian Singh in The Eugenics Wars novels.




After the discontinuation of the Philadelphia Experiment (a program during World War II to render battleships invisible to radar), the scientists involved in that program were relocated to Los Alamos but none ever made it there and were instead sent to Roswell. Less than nine months after the alleged UFO crash in Roswell, the USS Eldridge not only hid from radar screens but disappeared entirely from the Philadelphia Navy Yard only to reappear minutes later, hundreds of miles away, in Norfolk, Virginia. (TXF: "Død Kalm")

1975--VIGILANTE 8--Features a shootout at Area 51.

1979 to 1985--DUKES OF HAZZARD--The Dukes had encountered a grey alien.

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1980--HANGAR 18--Shortly after the launch of a satellite from a space shuttle the satellite collides with an UFO in front of the crew's eyes. Because of an election campaign some politicians try to hide the crashed UFO -- inside hangar 18.

January 27, 1984--ROBOT CHICKEN--"Badunkadunk"--Michael Jackson is abducted by the Grey Aliens following the infamous Pepsi commercial where Michael caught fire and replaced by "White Michael Jackson" as part of some odd plot to take over the world. 

1986--CAPTAIN EO--Michael Jackson has left Earth and taken on the identity of Captain EO.  It could be the EO is Michael's real name.  Characters from Captain EO later crossover over with Star Wars, in STAR TOURS:  THE ADVENTURE CONTINUES.  Since Michael seemed to have aged in normal human like time and then became immortal as an adult, this can't be Michael in the past.  Let's assume that Micael is EO, and that EO is Michael's alien name.  Let's also assume that Michael had adventures as EO at some point in his long adult life, and that at some point he spent some time in the past of the Star Wars Galaxy.  (If we believe KINGDOM HEARTS and ONCE UPON A TIME, Star Wars doesn't actually take place in the past, but actually exists contemporary in another dimension.)  Of course, we know that Michael left in 1984 when the Grey Aliens kidnapped him.  He must have escaped and went on to have further adventures as EO.

1986 to 1997--MARRIED WITH CHILDREN--Al Bundy had an encounter with grey aliens.  

1988--MOONWALKER--Michael Jackson demonstrates his shape shifting abilities (which he has because he's an alien).  He takes on gangsters led by Mr. Big.  The shooting start that the child wishes upon, which brings Michael, may have been the Captain EO spaceship.  The drug dealers may have been K.R.A.K., from the video game NARC.  In that game, Mr. Big is in a wheel chair, which may be the result of this adventure.  I believe that his represents the real Michael Jackson's return to Earth after being kidnapped in 1984 by the Grey Aliens.  Even though the Robot Chicken sketch claims that the White Michael Jackson had been replacing Michael for over 15 years, I'd rather attribute the later Men in Black stuff to the real Michael.  Since I posted this, it's been brought to my attention that among those chasing Michael Jackson are the Noid from the Domino's commercials.  

1988 to 1997--ROSEANNE--Arnie is abducted by grey aliens.  

1993 to Present--X-FILES--X-Files features the grey aliens as alien colonists allied with conspirators to take over the world.  Area 51 is featured in the episode Dreamland.  

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1995--AREA 51--This is a first person shooter arcade game, no relation to the later video game, about an escaped alien at Area 51. Matt Hickman adds:  In the Attract Mode for the 1995 Video game Area 51 it has a Bio for STAAR agent Stephanie Grant code Name Savage Snow it lists some of her missions including this one "1990 Antarctica Eradication of hostile Biological Life Form and Technologies. In other Words She fought the Thing.  Wasn't THE THING in 1982?  Yes But has We've seen in the Dark horse comics, the Video Game the Halloween Horror Nights: Carnival of Carnage website The Thing: Assimilation house and the Cabin in the Woods house it still lives. plus considering the Thing game even has the the Government using it. It's likely some part survived and lay dormant till 1990. plus the programmers have said it's a thing Shout out

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November 1995--THE SIMPSONS--"Sideshow Bob's Last Gleaming"--An alien is found in the base's Hangar 18.

1996--THE ROCK--THE ROCK, which has Sean Connery playing a role I like to think of as a continuation of his Bond, (though I admit the timelines don’t totally add up), mentions “the alien landing at Roswell” as part of the info on the microfilm Connery’s character stole.  [I will be covering the film versions of James Bond eventually in a later blog post.]

1997--GRAND THEFT AUTO--Area 69 is a place in the desert outside San Andreas.  

1997--LABYRINTH--Brian Keene's Labyrinth mythos claims grey aliens are the true form of angels.

1998--EUREKA--"Pilot"--Warren King (the head of Global Dynamics) and Henry Deacon had an incident at Groom Lake when they were drunk.  They may have been employed there or they may have been visiting.  

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1998--X-FILES--"Dreamland"--Mulder's own incident at Area 51.

1998 to 2002--While in the military, SGT Robert E. Wronski, Jr. is acquanted with a retiree who had worked at Area 51.  While he couldn't tell Rob what he did there, he could say that he believes in the existence of extraterrestrial life.  

1998--TOMB RAIDER 3--Lara Croft steals Element 115 from Area 51.  Element 115 is also from XCOM AND COD:  ZOMBIES.  

SECTION ZERO (GORILLA COMICS)
Release Date: June - September 2000
Series: Section Zero
Horror Crosses: Creature from the Black Lagoon
Non-Horror Crosses: The Lost World; Doc Savage; X-Files
The Story: Section Zero is a United Nations created team that has existed since the1960s. It’s mission is to investigate things that all governments are unified in denying, such as UFOs, monsters, lost civilizations, time travel, ancient gods, prehistoric survivors, and you get the picture. In fact, the United Nations does not recognize the existence of the team itself.

Notes: The team leader is Titania “Doc” Challenger, implied granddaughter of Professor Challenger from the lost World. Her ex-husband and teammate is Sam Wildman. Another team member is a grey alien. Though grey aliens are part of 20th century UFO lore, at the time of this series, they were regularly featured as a part of the ongoing storylines of the X-Files. The final member is a Gill-Man, of the same species as that seen in the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

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2000--SCOOBY-DOO AND THE ALIEN INVADERS--This is actually the first 21st century film. Yes, I reference this as the New Millennium film series, though two films were in 1998 and 1999. The gang is driving through the Sonoran Desert when a sandstorm comes up and Shaggy makes a wrong turn onto government property but only to lose control of the Mystery Machine when Shaggy sees an UFO and the gang find themselves on the outskirts of small town Roswell where people are supposedly being abducted by aliens. It’s up to the gang to solve the mystery. Speaking of more adult themes, there is a subtle implication of anal probing! They also throw in a subtle "dick joke" when Shaggy exaggerates to the girl he likes about the size of a monster. During Shaggy's song & the subsequent daydream, there's a brief part that shows the rest of the gang in their original series outfits as they're all chasing a ghost in an old house. They even subtly throw in the original HB running & stopping sound effects from the 60s & 70s underneath the music. That's some attention to detail right there. In a part of the movie when Shaggy and Crystal are far away talking, you can hear him telling her about his and Scooby's first encounter with the Witch's Ghost.  Note that this takes place in one of the Scooby universes, the one of the new millenium animated films from Cartoon Network and direct to DVD.  It is not part of the main TVCU.


2001--AREA 52--Area 52 is a secret facility in Antarctica that holds such things as the wreckage from the Roswell crash, the Ark of the Covenant, the Super-Soldier formula, Mjolnir, the Lasso of Truth, H.G. Wells' Time Machine, and a Green Lantern power ring.  Some of these items have also been in the possession of others over time, including Warehouse 13.  This leads me to believe that Area 52 is connected to Warehouse 13.  An antarctic Area 52 also gets mentioned in the works of Simon R. Green.  This shouldn't be confused with three real Area 52s, in Utah, Nevada and Arkansas.  Another Area 52 is Stargate Command.  That may be one of the three in the Western United States.  Another western Area 52, perhaps one already mentioned, was visited by the Looney Tunes in Back in Action, and is central to a huge number of sci-fi crossovers that I have mentioned on other blog posts on this site as well as in my Horror Crossover Encyclopedia.  In the movie Zoom, Area 52 is actually located below Area 51, and is a training site for young super-heroes.  In Doctor Who, Area 52 are pyramids in Egypt.  Area 52 is also seen in Perfect Dark and Wolfenstein II:  The New Colussus.  The Army of Darkness comics also had an Area 52 in Antarctica... and I believe Stargate SG-1 did as well.

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2002--GROOM LAKE--Kate is dying. She wants reassurance that there is life elsewhere in the Universe. She and Andy go to the one place that may hold the answers to her questions. Alien lights have been seen. Alien ships have been sighted. If she could only come into contact with these foreign forces! The bizarre people who inhabit the area also play a role in Kate and Andy's quest. The one place that may hold the answer is...GROOM LAKE!

 2003--SCARY MOVIE 3--A grey alien poses as Michael Jackson.  The first Scary Movie had Squiggy from LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY as the school principle, so as ridiculous as the films are, they sort of fit in the TVCU.  The alien must have posed as Michael because Michael is an alien who has an in with the Men in Black.  In the later Robot Chicken sketch, it's revealed that this "White Michael Jackson" was created by the aliens as part of a plot to conquer Earth, an invasion that is played out in this film.  

2003--TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES--Area 51 appears in the 2003 series.  This is not the main TVCU version, which is featured in James Bojaciuk's post which you can find in the right hand column of this screen.  This is one of the divergent timelines as revealed from Turtles Forever, which reveals every version of the Turtles exist within a multiverse.  

2003--KIM POSSIBLE--"Rufus vs. Commodore Puddles"--Bad guys attempt to infiltrate Area 51.  At Area 51 is a smaller version of the ship from FORBIDDEN PLANET.  Forbidden Planet technically takes place in the future of the TVCU, but considering Robby the Robot from that film has appeared at Area 51 in Looney Tunes:  Back in Action, and previously appeared at an inventor's convention, along with H.G. Wells' Time Machine, in Gremlins, it's possible that Robby and the ship came back in time and was confiscated by Area 51.  


May 2002--ROSWELL--"Graduation"--In the final episode of Roswell, one of the half-alien characters crushes a piece of charcoal into a diamond and says he learned the trick from Superman. I suppose he could have met the real Man of Steel at some point during the series between episodes.

 

 2003--SCARY MOVIE 3--A grey alien poses as Michael Jackson.  The first Scary Movie had Squiggy from LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY as the school principle, so as ridiculous as the films are, they sort of fit in the TVCU.  The alien must have posed as Michael because Michael is an alien who has an in with the Men in Black.  In the later Robot Chicken sketch, it's revealed that this "White Michael Jackson" was created by the aliens as part of a plot to conquer Earth, an invasion that is played out in this film.  


April 2005--ROBOT CHICKEN--"Badunkadunk"--Amidst the controversial trial regarding child molestation charges, it's revealed that the Michael Jackson on trial is not the real Michael Jackson.  This is "White Michael Jackson", a clone created by the Grey Aliens in 1984, part of their plans to conquer Earth.  This White Michael Jackson is battled by the real MIB Agent Michael Jackson, AKA Captain EO.  It appears that both are killed in this sketch, but of course Michael (the real one, I believe) does survive.  

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2005--AREA 51--This is a first person shooter game taking place at Area 51 involving an alien prisoner escapee. From Matt Hickman, our gaming crossover expert: In Area 51 (2005 version) you run into Sharks with laser beams on their head and in the Fake Moon landing room part of the recorded Raido Messages is a Voice Saying . What's our vector, Victor?

2005 to Present--AMERICAN DAD--The family harbors a grey alien named Roger who dad and CIA agent Stan Smith rescued from Area 51.  Note that Grey Aliens appear a lot in fiction, and I've only included a sampling of relevant TVCU appearance.  I'm sure there are plenty more that exist that I've left out.  After a while, I stopped searching.  There is a discussion at the TVCU Facebook group that lists more which you can find here.  

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FAMILY GUY (ANIMATED SERIES)
SEASON 4 EPISODE 11 “PETER’S GOT WOODS”
Release Date: September 11, 2005
Animated Series Crosses: Flintstones
Other Crosses: Indiana Jones
The Story: Peter becomes friends with James Woods, until the famed actor becomes a bit too clingy.
Notes: When Brian is spending too much time with his new girlfriend, Peter starts hanging out with Barney Rubble in Bedrock. The episode ends with James Woods being trapped in a crate that is stored in the same Warehouse (in Area 51) as seen in Raiders of the Lost Ark and again later in Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. This implies that the Indiana Jones film franchise may have also happened within the Cartoon Universe in some form.

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Release Date: January 1, 2007 (Set in the summer, before the start of the Nightside series)
Series: Secret Histories
Horror Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Evil Dead; Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde; War of the Worlds; Nightside; Hellraiser; Frankenstein (novel)
Non-Horror Crosses: The Mystery of Edwin Drood; Doctor Who; RUR; Alice in Wonderland; Thunderbirds; Area 52 (Image Comics); Allan Quatermain; The Coming Race; Journey to the Center of the Earth; Cave Carson; Moomin; Maltese Falcon; Monty Python and the Holy Grail; Moby Dick
The Story: The Droods are a family that for a long time have been a force for good fighting supernatural evils. Edwin is one of the latest secret agent wizards, who finds himself cast out as a rogue and hunted by his own family.
Notes: The date setting is based on events from future novels and the Nightside series. Green connects all of his series within one larger mythology. One might wonder why I have Secret Histories listed in the Nightside entries as a non-horror cross but the Nightside series listed as a horror cross in the Secret Histories series. Edwin Drood is a wizard secret agent, and I don’t consider wizards as horror. They are more fantasy. Nightside exists in a pocket dimension cloaked in eternal darkness, where monsters walk around freely, so it’s more on the horror side. Both really straddle on the line of horror and non-horror, and I made a call. Having said all that, the Secret Histories series still has a large number of horror crosses, giving it a large presence in the Horror Universe nonetheless. This novel has three Lovecraft references. A patient at a hospital for supernatural conditions is the living embodiment of every mystical tome, including the Necronomicon. There is a rumor that the Old Ones are going to rise, to which Eddie’s friend Janissary Jane dismisses as a constant rumor that will never come to pass. The conspiracy against the Droods is linked to the Lurkers on the Threshold from the Lovecraft Mythos. One of Eddie’s enemies has a Kandarian possessing amulet. Kandarian demons are from the Evil Dead series. Eddie has a confrontation with someone who has taken the Hyde formula. Martian Red Weed is seen as a drug. This is from War of the Worlds. Eddie’s witch friend Molly Metcalf talks about the Arcadia Project that turns up again in the Nightside series. The Blue Fairy finds the puzzle box from the Hellraiser series. The Droods have a scalpel once owned by Baron Von Frankenstein. Based on its significance, I’m assuming they mean Victor and not another member of the Frankenstein family. Edwin’s name is a reference to Charles Dickens’ The Mystery of Edwin Drood, with a implied family connection. At a hospital for supernatural conditions, there is a time agent whose latest regeneration had gone terribly wrong, turning him inside out. Time agents are from the Doctor Who series, and so are Time Lords who regenerate. However, typically, Time Lords are not time agents, and in fact, the two groups do not care for each other. Perhaps this was a rogue Time Lord who was recruited by the time agents. Eddie has a confrontation with an android from the 23rd century’s Rossum’s Unionised Robots. This is from the play RUR. Eddie’s grandmother suggests that Eddie court Allice Little, who “lives in a world of her own and only comes out for mealtimes. Lots of mealtimes.” This is meant to be Alice Liddel, from Alice In Wonderland, but of course can’t be the same Alice from the original story. It may still be one of the Alices who has been to Wonderland. Girls name Alice have been drawn to Wonderland for a long time. Another suggested match is Penelope Creighton, who may be related to the character named Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward from Thunderbirds. Eddie mentions a time when he broke into Area 52 in the antarctic. This seems to be a reference to the Image Comics series. The drug taduki is from the Allan Quatermain series. Vril Power, Inc. is behind the conspiracy against the Droods. Vril power is from the Coming Race. Eddie compares a trip through the sewers to the explorers who took the Journey to the Center of the Earth and to Cave Carson. The Blue Fairy also finds a stuffed Moomintroll and the Maltese Falcon. Eddie and Molly when choosing the form of their weapon, have the choice of the Holy Hand Grenade of St. Antioch. At Drood Hall is a scrimshaw carved apparently from Moby Dick.

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2007--BLACKSITE: AREA 51--Another first person shooter, as those aliens just keep escaping and need to be killed.

2007

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DEC - While on a "Good Will" PR mission to provide security for reality tv star Lauren Conrad, Ivan and Misty investigate a possible Skunk Ape or other cryptid in the Florida Everglades causing damage to a local Hangar 18 installation (and dine at a local Bubba Gump restaurant). Though they find plenty of hostile wildlife, nothing explains the attacks until they uncover criminal activity, and have to face a nearly unstoppable brute named Zbigniew Krycsiwiki working for an unidentified foreign agency. An explosion wipes out all evidence of any international espionage against the United States, and the assignment is considered a failure for the duo.
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Lauren Conrad appeared on Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County(2004-2006) and The Hills (2006-2009) reality tv shows on MTV as herself. The skunk ape is a hominid cryptid that can allegedly be found in swamplands of the American south east, and has been reported by Loren Coleman in his 1999 book The Field Guide to Bigfoot, Yeti, and Other Mystery Primates Worldwide. Hangar 18 is a designation for any building assigned for Ordnance use on a government or military 
base, based on UFOlogy lore of the Hangar 18 on Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 
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Dayton OH, and the Hangar 18 on Walker Air Force Base in Roswell NM according to the film HANGAR 18 (1980). Zbigniew Krycsiwiki is better known as "Jaws" in the film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and subsequent additions to the James Bond franchise (he has worked with and for many criminal ventures throughout his career). The Bubba Gump Shrimp Company Restaurant and Market is a seafood restaurant chain founded by Forrest Gump from the 1994 movie FORREST GUMP.

2009--GROOM LAKE--Groom Lake takes place in the same world as CVO, Danger Girl and Weekly World News.

Chrismas Eve 2009--TWISTED METAL III--The 14tth Twisted  Metal Tournament  Includes a Battle at Hanger 18.

THE SPY WHO HAUNTED ME: A SECRET HISTORIES NOVEL (NOVEL BY SIMON R. GREEN)
Release Date: June 1, 2010 (Contemporary Setting, between Nightside novels Sharper than a Serpent’s Tooth and Hell to Pay)
Series: Secret Histories
Horror Crosses: Nightside; Doctor Jekyll and Mister Hyde; War of the Worlds (novel); Gravel; Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; The Monkey’s Paw; Hellraiser; Frankenstein (many of them); Stephen King Universe (the works of Stephen King)
Non-Horror Crosses: The Coming Race; Excalibur (Marvel Comics); Wizard of Oz; Shadows Fall; I Dream of Jeannie; Doctor Who; Wolf of Kabul; Maltese Falcon; Doom Patrol; The Time Machine; Chronicles of Narnia; Lone Ranger; Area 52; The Men Who Stare at Goats; A Midsummer’s Night's Dream; The Avengers (television)
The Story: Many of the Drood agents compete in a competition where the prize is the knowledge of a legendary past agent.
Notes: There are numerous references to Green’s other series, the Nightside. Harry Fabulous appears, selling the Hyde drug and Martian Red Weed. Later, the agents battle a user of the Hyde drug. It’s mentioned that the War of the Worlds Martians once attempted to invade the Nightside. The Tower of London is guarded by SAS Combat Sorcerers, who come from the Gravel series. There is an appearance of two of Pickman’s paintings from Lovecraft’s Pickman’s Model. There is a mummified Monkey’s Paw. A puzzle box (from the Hellraiser series) appears. There was a factory in Cuba using Frankenstein monsters as slave labor. Later, several of the monsters are seen doing karaoke in the Nightside. A representative of Vril Power, Inc. appears. There is also a representative from MI13. This agency comes from the Excalibur comic from Marvel Comics. Eddie Drood is familiar with the existence of Oz. Shadows Fall is mentioned and indicated to exist in the far future of the Green Universe. However, many Green stories also have Shadows Fall interacting with other realms in the present and Shadows Fall is a reality of characters who are imaginary in the “real world”. In fact, Shadows Fall may be the same realm also called the Land of Fiction and Imaginationland. Likely time is irrelevant in that realm and exists in all times at once in relation to the Horror Universe. One of the Droods mentions Jeannie from I Dream of Jeannie. Jeannie’s cousin, from the animated Jeannie, has previously crossed with Scooby-Doo in the New Scooby-Doo Movies. The Travelling Doctor is mentioned. Doctor Who? The Wolf of Kabul is also mentioned. He is a character from a military themed comic of the same name. There’s another reference to Green’s favorite thing, the Maltese Falcon. There is an appearance of the Painting that Devoured Paris from Grant Morrison’s run on the Doom Patrol. A stuffed Morlock appears. Eddie is familiar with the talking beavers of Narnia. Eddie’s ally Honey wonders why the Lone Ranger really used silver bullets, implying that Tonto knew of their use against the supernatural. Area 52 is mentioned. There is a reference to a U.S. government project training soldiers to be psychics, including walking through walls and knocking over goats. This is a reference to the film The Men Who Stare at Goats. Eddie has a history with the elf Peaseblossom from A Midsummer’s Nights Dream. The Droods keep watch over Crouch End Towen from Stephen King’s Crouch End. The Nightside’s Walker uses a sword cane which he claims to be a British spy tradition. Of course he’s referring to John Steed of the Avengers. Eddie Drood went to Roswell in Simon Green’s The Spy Who Haunted Me.

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BEN 10: ULTIMATE ALIEN (ANIMATED SERIES)
SEASON 1 EPISODE 10 “ULTIMATE AGGREGOR”
Release Date: October 10, 2010
Other Crosses: Star Wars
The Story: The storyline of this season is an ongoing arc, so this is one tiny bit of the overall story. In this episode, the team has to rescue all the aliens captured by Aggregor, the bad guy.

Notes: Professor Paradox mentions having to deal with issues “a long time ago in a galaxy far, far away…” Clearly he is referring to the setting of Star Wars. The Professor has adventures in time and space, as a time traveler, and is clearly inspired by Doctor Who. However, this is not the Doctor. Paradox was an Earth human working at Area 51 in the 1950s, who created a hole in time and space, and accidentally found himself thrown into the event horizon, where he was trapped there for a thousand years, going insane and then sane again. He now travels through time and space fixing history.

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May 2, 2011--ZERO DARK THIRTY--ZERO DARK THIRTY, the movie about the defeat of Osama bin Laden, claims the US Special Forces used technology borrowed from AREA 51 to sneak into enemy territory.

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FROM HELL WITH LOVE: A SECRET HISTORIES NOVEL (NOVEL BY SIMON R. GREEN)
Release Date: June 7, 2011 (Contemporary Setting)
Series: Secret Histories
Horror Crosses: War of the Worlds (novel); The Crystal Egg; Nightside; Suspiria; Carnacki Ghost Finder; Ghost Finders; Doctor Faustus; Evil Dead; Frankenstein (novel); Frankenstein (Universal); Frankenstein (and some others): Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
Non-Horror Crosses: The Man from UNCLE; James Bond; Shadows Fall; Doctor Who; Indiana Jones; I Dream of Jeannie: Solomon Kane; Area 52
The Story: The Droods battle Doctor Delirium and the Immortals over the Apocalypse Door.
Notes: An auction is selling a Martian Tripod and a Crystal Egg. This novel has several references to Green’s Nightside series. An auction attendee is Aunt Sally Darque, who was banned from every coven in Europe after that nasty affair at the dance academy in the German Black Forest. This is a reference to the film Suspiria. The Carnacki Institute is mentioned. Doctor Faustus is former owner of the Apocalypse Door. Archie Leech’s Kandarian Amulet is mentioned. The immortals are residing in Castle Frankenstein. The Droods are assisted by the Bride of Frankenstein and several other Frankenstein Monsters in taking the castle. In the Antarctic, Eddie sees a bizarre alien city within a mountain. This is likely a reference to At the Mountains of Madness, considering Green’s habit of throwing in a Lovecraft reference in every story. The war is compared to the rivalry between UNCLE and THRUSH or between James Bond and SPECTRE. Green also references his other series, Shadows Fall, a few times. At Drood Hall, there are several 19th century family members still alive because their aging was slowed during the Time War. Yes, Whovians, it’s likely that Time War, considering that Green tends to throw in at least one Doctor Who reference in each of his stories. Isabella Metcalf is compared to Indiana Jones. Jeannie (of I Dream of…) is listed among the immortals. There is a dead dragon under Castle Frankenstein, perhaps a reference to the Solomon Kane adventure, The Dragon of Castle Frankenstein. Eddie and Molly travel to Area 52 to stop the villain.

2011--PAUL--In the movie Paul, the grey alien is pursued by the Men in Black, and in flashback to when he was held by the government in 1980, he is held captive in the same warehouse that held the Ark of the Covenant and the Grey Alien from the Indiana Jones films.  The MIB in PAUL are not the same type of MIB in the MIB film series, though. Naturally they can be conflated, but there seems to be a LOT of stronger connections in PAUL, such as the idea in film that E.T. was based on a meeting between Paul and Steven Spielberg.  and Wayne Szalinski's Shrink ray.

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2011--51--51 chronicles what happens after political pressure from the American public forces the Air Force to provide a few well-known reporters with limited access to the most secretive base on the planet: Area 51. When one of the base's hidden 'long term visitors' exploits this unprecedented visit as a chance to liberate himself and his fellow alien captives, Area 51 turns from a secure government base to a horrifying destination of terror.

2011--

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NOV - Janos Schablotski adds a dragon skull to the trophy room aboard the Escapade. Already included are remains from a grey alien, a homunculus, and a cyclops. Parts of these creatures were used to fashion weapons and attire Janos uses in extradimensional travel. Adam Kennedy, on the other hand, has taken to wearing a Moogle suit when traveling worlds, which often gets him preferential treatment from the locals (and mocking treatment from the rest of the crew).
The Grey Alien is a type seen in Whitley Strieber's book COMMUNION(1987). The cyclops skull matches the anatomy of a Harryhausen Cyclops as seen in The 7th Voyage of Sinbad (1958). The tiny homonculus is a creation of Dr. Praetorius as seen in THE BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN (1935). The Moogle Suit (as well as the moogle race) is from the Final Fantasy and Kingdom Hearts franchises, appearing first in the 1992 game FINAL FANTASY V.

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INFES2ATION # 1 - 2 (IDW)
Release Date: January - April 2012 (Multiple Settings)
Series: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos
Horror Crosses: 30 Days of Night
Non-Horror Crosses: Transformers; Dungeons & Dragons; Groom Lake; Bat Boy; Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles; G.I. Joe
The Story: In this second infestation, it’s not zombies but horrors from Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos who travel through time and space to menace our heroes.
Notes: Like the first Infestation, this one takes place in multiple time periods and alternate realities. The Lovecraftian horrors are multiversal but originate from the Horror Universe. This story brings 30 Days of Night into the Horror Multiverse, but there isn’t evidence provided in this story to place it in the Horror Universe. However, because 30 Days of Night has crossed with X-Files, which is in the Horror Universe, we can conclude that 30 Days of Night is indeed in the Horror Universe. As stated in the entry for the first Infestation, there is evidence that G.I. Joe and the Transformers are in the Horror Multiverse, but not necessarily in the Horror Universe, though the later IDW crossover event X-Files: Conspiracy will add this version of Transformers to the main Horror Universe timeline. Dungeons & Dragons exists on other planets within the Horror Universe. Groom Lake is an alien conspiracy series. It’s possible that it exists in the Horror Universe, but it’s not definite. It is in the Horror Multiverse for sure. Bat Boy is a character from the rag Weekly World News. This does not necessarily bring in all the articles of that newspaper. Like the other crosses, it is definitely in the Horror Multiverse, but not necessarily in the Horror Universe. As for the Turtles, the animated film Turtles Forever has demonstrated that all the different versions of the Turtles, including the comic book version seen in this crossover, are part of the same multiverse, which for our purposes is the Horror Multiverse. IDW’s later crossover X-Files: Conspiracy will prove that this version of the Turtles are in the main Horror Universe. Infes2ation # 1 - 2 are only the bookends of the crossover. The following are all the titles involved: Infes2ation # 1, Infes2ation: Transformers # 1 - 2, Infes2ation: Dungeons & Dragons: Eberron # 1 - 2, Infes2ation: Team-Up # 1, Infes2ation: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles # 1 - 2, Infes2ation: G.I. Joe # 1 - 2, Infes2ation: 30 Days of Night # 1, and Infes2ation # 2.



FOR HEAVEN’S EYES ONLY: A SECRET HISTORIES NOVEL (NOVEL BY SIMON R. GREEN)
Release Date: June 5, 2012 (Contemporary Setting, sometimes after the Good, the Bad and the Uncanny and just before Live and Let Drood)
Series: Secret Histories
Horror Crosses: Nightside; Frankenstein (novel); Suspiria; Carnacki Ghost Finder; Ghost Finders; Monkey’s Paw; Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos; Gravel
Non-Horror Crosses: Excalibur (Marvel); Indiana Jones; Area 52; The Steam Man on the Prairie; Harvey; Shadows Fall
The Story: A Satanic cult tries to bring Hell on Earth.
Notes: Every single series listed in the crosses above has already crossed with Secret Histories or Green’s other series, Nightside. Thus, it seems redundant to list them all again here.

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2013--EXTINCTION MACHINE:  A JOE LEDGER NOVEL--Some of the alien tech used in the Joe Ledger novel Extinction Machine was from Roswell, as well.

April 2015--CRIMINAL MINDS--"Mr. Scratch"--"Larry Merrin's from Topeka; Christine McNeil is from Roswell, Georgia; Daniel Karras is from Derry, Maine.

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2015--AREA 51--A found footage horror film.  

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Summer 2015--BE COOL, SCOOBY-DOO--"Area 51 Adjacent"--BE COOL SCOOBY-DOO has an episode atArea 53, in Roswell.  I was unaware of Be Cool Scooby-Doo until now. Looking at the premise, even though it's a different artistic style and tone, it still fits in nicely with the ending of Mystery Incorporated, since it takes place with them travelling in the summer after graduation.  However, it probably takes place in a new alternate Scooby timeline.  

November 25, 2017--As of this date, “Ivan has never been to Roswell.”  But has Mike Nero?

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2052--DEUS EX--Deus Ex features the grey aliens as the product of genetic engineering, made from DNA sampled from the Roswell crash.  Greys turn up in a lot of fiction. There's no reason there can't be more than one race that looks like that; just look at how many sci fi races are out there that look like humans.

2208--Futurama--"A Clone Of My Own"--To get around relativity, scientists increase the speed of light.  Note that all existing light continues to move at its original slow pace (otherwise the plot of "When Aliens Attack" falls apart, if nothing else), and that it is never explicitly stated that the scientists in question are from Earth.  This is the reason why intergalactic travel is possible in the Futurama universe. Thus, this event probably marks the beginning of real interstellar travel on the part of humanity - and, conjecturally, every other species in the Futurama universe. As a result, first contact between humans and extraterrestrials is quite likely to have occurred almost immediately after this. Read on.  Intergalactic travel by any species before this date has not been depicted onscreen. "Roswell That Ends Well" may provide a counterexample but maybe the 1947 end of the temporal wormhole opened up very near to Earth, who knows?  If we assume that those scientists were not from Earth, it does not contradict the work of Zephram Cochrane, nor should be not rule out discovery of faster than light travel already being discovered by many alien races already, as well as the use of wormholes to travel through space.  Thus we don't have to use this statement to discount all the other appearances of space travel in the TVCU.


2200s--Futurama--"A Fishful Of Dollars"--The Decapodians arrive on Earth.  I hypothesise that this occurred shortly after the lightspeed increase in 2208, at which point humanity was probably contacted by every other spacefaring race in the universe more or less simultaneously. Certainly, this is the earliest given example of official contact between humans and aliens ("Roswell That Ends Well" and Nibbler's presence on Earth in "The Why Of Fry" notwithstanding).  (And discounting alien contact that was kept from the public, which happened a lot in prior centuries.)

2258--BABYLON 5--"Grail"--A man sue a grey alien because the man's grandfather had been abducted by the grey alien's grandfather.  



OTHER ALTERNATE REALITIES:

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INDEPENDENCE DAY--In the novelization, Daniel Jackson (of Stargate SG-1) is one of the scientists studying the captured UFO at Area 51.  Independence Day, which must be a divergent timeline, also has a mention of Dr. Katz, who is the noted animated celebrity shrink from his own series and from numerous other crossovers.  See my Offspring of Zed post on the right hand column for more on Doctor Katz.