Thursday, May 26, 2011

The A-Team, Mr. T, and the Greatest American Hero

OK, now I'm going to get some flack here.  I just got down telling people I don't like to conflate characters based on Same Actor Theory, but I'm going to do it here, but it really makes sense to do so here, and I will do my best to make it work.

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1952--During this year, I postulate that two cousins were born.  Identical cousins.  Hey, this is a very common phenomenon in the TVCU, as demonstrated by many, many TV shows.  So these two cousins who are born are the children of two sisters, Mrs. Baracus and Mrs. Lang.  Both of them have of course the same maiden name, which starts with a T.  The two children go on separate paths.  One will become known as Bosco "Bad Attitude" Baracus and will join the military and become a hero.  Meanwhile "Clubber" Lang will enter into the sports world, sometimes using the stage name of Mr. T.  Sometimes, with or without permission, B.A. will pose as Mr. T, and helping that ruse, Mr. T even gets the job to play his cousin B.A. on a dramatized version of B.A.'s exploits with the A-Team while they work as soldiers for hire.


1972--THE A-TEAM--"Intro"--"In 1972, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team."  

1981 to 1983--GREATEST AMERICAN HERO--This is the only crossover link for this show, so I'm going to talk about it a little.  Teacher Ralph Hinkley is given a super-suit by aliens.  The suit only works for Ralph and gives him super powers much like Superman.  The suit comes with instructions which Ralph loses.  Ralph works with Bill Maxwell, which is what the aliens want.  This show is a perfect example of how I feel super-heroes operate in the TVCU.  Here, he is running around in a red costume and a cape, flying and crashing through things, but only Maxwell and Ralph's girlfriend know about him and the suit.  Sure, sometimes people see him in public, but they just think he's a nut job.  And yes, the criminals see it, and sometimes they keep quiet out of fear of being though crazy.  And when they do talk, that's usually what happens.  In the final episode, Ralph is forced to give the suit to a woman who continues using it to fight crime.

1982--ROCKY III--Under the alias of Clubber Lang, B.A. beats Rocky Balboa and wins the championship, though a short time later, Rocky wins it back.  Note that Rocky is also in the Army Reserves, where he trains members of G.I. Joe in boxing skills.  See the next entry for why this entry is here.

1982--BRAVE AND THE BOLD:  THE LOST ISSUES--B.A. fights the Thing.  See  I know a lot of people complain about my inclusion of THE LOST ISSUES as they are basically visual fan fic.  But this one her supports my theory from the 1952 entry.  Based on this cover, Mr. T. is Clubber Lang.

1982--INSPECTOR GADGET--Mr. Roarke's midget assistant Tattoo is attending a Minions Anonymous meeting.  Inspector Clouseau's Cato is also attending, as is B.A.

April 1982--GREATEST AMERICAN HERO--"Captain Bellybuster and the Speed Factory"--Hamburger Haven is a fast food franchise whose mascot is Captain Bellybuster.  But the company is trafficking drugs. Ralph gets help from the actor who plays Captain Bellybuster to take down the drug ring.  Captain Bellybuster at the end decides he can't work for Hamburger Haven anymore.

1982--TWILIGHT THEATER--Mr. T meets Pee-Wee Herman.

October 1982--SILVER SPOONS--"Me and Mr. T"--Mr. T is hired to be Ricky's bodyguard.

October 2, 1982--SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE--Mr. T appears.  (Not Skitlandia, since it's actually Mr. T appearing as Mr. T.)

1983 to 1987--THE A-TEAM--Four former Special Forces members who were framed remain on the run while working as mercenaries for hire, but only when the cause it just.  Eventually they get captured, and put to work for the government.  The team's adventures are also adapted as comics in LOOK-IN and TV COMIC.  There were also several novels.

1983--NBC SATURDAY MORNING PREVIEW:  THE YUMMY AWARDS--Mr. T wins an award for his work with the U.S. Gymnastics Team.

April 1983--THE A-TEAM--"Till Death Do Us Part"--The team grab food at Hamburger Haven, and Murdoch gets a Captain Bellybuster hat which inspires him to act like the franchise mascot for the remainder of their current mission, driving B.A. nuts.  We can only assume the company changed hands when the old owner was arrested, and the new owners convinced the actor to stay or (since the actor doesn't appear), they got a new actor to play the character, since they probably own the rights to the character, not the actor.

1983 to 1985--MISTER T--Mr. T coaches the U.S. Gymnastics Team.  This is Clubber Lang.  There is a reference at one point where one of the gymnasts mentions Mister T's fear of flying.  But Mr. T says not to worry about it and willingly flies.  This is very different than B.A., who has to be knocked out or drugged to fly.  It must be that the teen gymnast was confusing a trait of B.A., a character who Mister T was playing on TV (and who was his identical cousin), for the actor and his coach, Mister T aka Clubber Lang.


September 1983--ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS--"The C-Team"--Mr. T meets the Chipmunks.  This is a crossover with the MISTER T cartoon.  I had previously thought the 80s series had to take place in the 60s, but then Matt Hickman pointed out to me that the Chipmunks have referenced that they started out in the 60s but now it was the 80s.  They even had a time travel segment, though it was not canon as it was a film made by the Chipmunks.  So I should want to place the Chipmunks in the Looniverse.  MISTER T has also appeared  on HOUSE OF MOUSE, so it could be.  But the Chipmunks also crossed with THE WOLF MAN!  So I really want to keep them in the TVCU.  Talking, singing chipmunks that go to school and are world famous rock stars, and immortal?  Sure, why not?  In the cartoon, apparently, Mr. T voices Mr. T.  So though it's a parody of the A-Team, Mr. T is the actor.  Thus, for the TVCU, this is Clubber Lang, who does indeed play his cousin B.A. on the televised dramatization of the A-Team, so still has an association fit for the parody.  Note also while the Chipmunks are acting as heroes, they encounter a Frankenstein creature.  See the video below.

1983--THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO:  THE FAN SERIES--Ralph and Bill continue to fight crime.

October 1983--DIFF'RENT STROKES--"Mr. T and mr. t"--OK, here's the plot as seen on TV.  The A-Team show is being filmed outside Arnold's building.  The girl he likes has taken a liking to Mr. T, so to impress her, Arnold shaves his head into a mohawk.  Now, what I say happened in the TVCU:  Pretty much the same exact thing.  Except that Mr. T is of course Clubber Lang, acting on the television show where he plays his cousin, B.A.

1984--BRAVE AND THE BOLD:  THE LOST ISSUES--Ralph Hinckley seeks training from Ben Grimm. See

1984--HET-A-TEAM IN NEDERLAND--The A-Team go on a dangerous mission in the Netherlands where they actually have to flee.

March 1984--THE A-TEAM (MARVEL COMICS) # 1 TO 3--I used to own this series but I can't recall the plot.  I'm sure there where helicopters, machine guns, and explosions.

March 1984 to March 1986--WWF CHAMPIONSHIP WRESTLING--Mr. T has a career as a professional wrestler in a world where wrestling is real.

October 1984--WORLD PRO WRESTLING--Mr. T appears as a wrestler.

March 30, 1985--SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE--Boxer Mr. T and wrestler Hulk Hogan host SNL.  Hulk Hogan was friends with Mr. T's cousin, B.A., during the war.

March 1985--WRESTLEMANIA--Hulk Hogan and Mr. T are a tag team against Paul Orndorff and Roddy Piper.

May 1985--THE A-TEAM--"Incident at Crystal Lake"--All the action takes place at or around Crystal Lake.  There's nothing to really contradict it being that Crystal Lake.

1985--THE GREATEST AMERICAN HEROINE--Ralph's secret identity is revealed and he becomes a celebrity, which goes to his head.  Thus the aliens take the suit from him and give it to a woman who trains under Bill and uses her powers to do exciting things like rescue kittens.  I'm sure the aliens found a way to discredit Ralph (and maybe Bill helped) so that it turned out the public thought it was all a hoax.  Note in July 2008 it was announced that there will be a GAH comic, but I don't know when it will be placed.  Also note there is a GAH fan page on Facebook, and the actor William Katt is one of the admins.  This actually works with Ralph's celebrity.  Ralph would still try to keep his fame alive by having his own Facebook page.  I have moved this final episode of the series to a year earlier.  The show actually ended in 1983, and this final episode was made in 1986. But there's no reason it couldn't have happened in 1985.  Why is that important?  In July 1985, the Crisis on Infinite Earths happened.  Due to the reality altering affects, and the interference of several powerful beings, most of the world was made to forget about the existence of aliens, super-humans, and costumed crime fighters.  So Ralph may have gone public, but then, the world forgot. Ralph himself remembered, and he and Bill may have tried to keep people remembering, which is why they are part of pop culture history, but nobody really remembers the full events anymore, especially the outing.

November 1985--THE A-TEAM--"Body Slam"--This episode reveals that Hulk Hogan fought in Vietnam and was friends with B.A.  Note that I feel this a crossover that brings in the WWF.  Wrestling is fake, and thus it's fiction.  So in the TVCU, it's all real.

January 1986--THE A-TEAM--"Wheel of Fortune"--Using Face's theory of how to win, Murdoch wins big on Wheel of Fortune including a car and a Hawaiian vacation for two.  However, before Murdoch can take the vacation, he's abducted by the CIA for a government mission. Eventually, he manages to take the vacation...with a hottie and not Face.

February 1986--THE A-TEAM--"Cowboy George"--The team meet Boy George.

February 1986--SEINFELD--"The Susie"--The series events actually take place before the show aired, thus it's placement here.  George Constanza has an answering machine message that spoofs the theme to the Greatest American Hero.  Just a year earlier, Ralph went public.  However, that song was a hit in 1981, even in the TVCU.  Likely though, the song was played at press conferences and appearances, thus Ralph and the song were linked publicly.  However, the events of the Crisis have made everyone forget about Super-Ralph as being a real super-hero.

March 1986--THE A-TEAM--"The Trouble with Harry"--Hulk Hogan tags along on a mission.

April 1986--WRESTLEMANIA 2--Mr. T goes up against Roddy Piper in a boxing match.

May 1986--THE A-TEAM--"The Little Town with an Accent"--Murdoch is posing as a gas station attendant when a customer comes in asking for directions to Mockingbird Lane, which of course is where the Munsters live. 

September 1986--THE A-TEAM--"Season Five"--The team is finally captured, tried, convicted, and sentenced to death.  But their deaths are faked and the team is forced to now work for the government...doing exactly what they had been doing for years, helping out people in need.

November 1986--THE A-TEAM--"The Crystal Skull"--The team find a crystal skull in Australia that brings them bad luck.

June to August 1987--WWF SUPERSTARS--Mr. T is still a wrestler.

1988--LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN--"1988, America"--When war-hero-turned-handyman Kesuke Miyagi is found drained of blood, it becomes clear that the occult gang known as the Lost Boys are targeting the only individuals that can stop them from complete domination of America. It's the perfect case for the League of Extraordinary Gentlemen--except that their government contact, Oscar Goldman, disbanded the team in 1979 after they defeated Mr. Han's army of the living dead.

Now, disgraced scientist Emmet Brown has to put together a new team to combat the growing threat of the Lost Boys and their leader, a newly resurrected vampire kingpin Tony Montana: Transportation specialist Jack Burton, ex-commando B.A. Baracus, tech wizard Angus MacGyver and the mysteriously powerful femme fatale known only as "Lisa." But will Brown be able to stop the Lost Boys before time runs out?

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This was a April Fool's Day joke that got lots of us very excited when we thought it was real.  However, it is real enough for the TVCU.  The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen was a graphic novel which appears in Crossovers.  Note only the first two volumes (and this) are in the TVCU.  Kesuke Miyagi is from THE KARATE KID.  Thus this brings in the whole film series.  THE LOST BOYS is from a series of films, which are now brought in.  (Some have suggested the town of those films is really Sunnydale.)  Oscar Goldman is from CHARLIE'S ANGELS, which is already in.  Mr. Han is from FAST TIMES AS RIDGEMONT HIGH, bringing that film in.  Emmet Brown is from BACK TO THE FUTURE, which is already in.  Tony Montana is from SCARFACE, bringing that film in.  Jack Burton is from BIG TROUBLE IN LITTLE CHINA, which is in Crossovers.  Angus MacGyver is from MACGYVER, which bring in this series, and MACGRUBER.  We know where B.A. Baracus is from, I hope by now.  Lisa is from WEIRD SCIENCE.  This is the film version, which confirms Shermer, IL in the TVCU (thus confirming that Jay and Silent Bob are not good at navigation.)  The TV Lisa is also in the TVCU.  Eventually, I will do a Shermer blog, and straighten out how both versions coexist.  Likely the show is in the TVCU2.

Pictures of former League members....Top Left is Jill Monroe from CHARLIE'S ANGELS.  I think the top center guy is SERPICO.  Can someone verify that for me?  Top right is Rocky Balboa from  the ROCKY FILMS.  Bottom left is John Shaft from SHAFT.  Bottom middle is the Bandit from SMOKEY AND THE BANDIT.  Bottom right is Steve Austin from the SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN.

1989--WWF:  WRESTLEMANIA'S GREATEST MATCHES--Mr. T appears to discuss and introduce his matches.

September 1990--BRAVE AND THE BOLD...THE LOST ISSUES--Batman III (Bruce Wayne Junior) and Mr. T.  See

October 1990--OUT OF THIS WORLD--"New Kid on the Block"--Mr. T makes and appearance in this show about a girl who is half alien.

February 1994--BLOSSOM--"A Little Help From My Friends"--Not sure the plot but Mr. T appears.  Blossom is already in from the Earth Day Special.

May 1994--BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER--"Go Fish"--In a list of what Xander calls "good teams", one of those he calls "The A".

July 1994--WCW BASH AT THE BEACH--More wresting appearances.

October 1994--HALLOWEEN HAVOC--Mr. T is a special guest referee at a wrestling match.

December 1994--STARRCADE--Mr. T wrestles Kevin Sullivan.

1995--SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE--"THE NEW ADVENTURES OF MR. T"--This is a TV Funhouse segment that is done in the style of the Mr. T cartoon.  In it, it implies that Mr. T hasn't worked in 10 years. I'm presuming that to mean 10 years after the cartoon ended.  I can't place it later because the same kids are in it.  Even though they haven't aged, I'm presuming they are older, but the youngest one just ended up being short as an adult.
May 1997--SUDDENLY SUSAN--"I'll See That and Raise You Susan"--Mr. T appears, bringing this show in.

December 1997--FRIENDS--"The One Where They're Going to a Party!"--discussing job possibilities, Phoebe says, "Besides, it might be fun to form the new A-Team."

May 1998--SOUTH PARK--"Ike's Wee Wee"--When Mr. Mackey relapses, the school hires the A-TEAM to capture him and bring him to rehab.

2001--THE SLIM SHADY SHOW--The A Team rescues Kenny after he's kidnapped by the main characters,

November 19, 2001--WWF RAW--Hopefully he wasn't wrestling, but this was an era when many senior citizens were still wrestling.

2002--ALI G INDAHOUSE--When asked about defence budget cuts in Parliament Ali G answers "We is gonna call the A-Team".

October 2002--HOUSE OF MOUSE--"House Ghosts"--Mr. T is transported to the Looniverse where he visits the club called the House of Mouse.  Also appearing are Mickey Mouse, Donald Duck, Chernabog (FANTASIA), Pete (GOOF TROOP), Ed the Hyena (LION KING), Goofy, Pluto, Panic (HERCULES), Pain (HERCULES), Magic Mirror (SNOW WHITE), Daisy Duck, Mike (original character in this show), Pummba (LION KING), Timon (LION KING), and Minnie Mouse.

2003--CELEBRITY DEATHMATCH (VIDEO GAME)--Note that though Mr. T competes, it's likely not really him.  Celebrities fight to the death, and then are seen again.  I believe that scientist/wrestler Steve Austin clones celebrities to fight.  (Though sometimes the real celebrities appear, such as when Austin brought the Three Stooges forward in time to fight the Three Tenors.)

July 2004--JOHNNY BRAVO--"T is for Trouble"--Mr. T is pulled again into the Looniverse, where he meets Johnny Bravo.  I feel that some of these trips are astral, meaning that the soul leaves the body while they are sleeping and travels to the Looniverse.  That would explain how people seem to visit the Looniverse without going into shock, and how they return as if nothing had happened.  To them it was just a dream.

October 2004--GILMORE GIRLS--"Tippecanoe and Taylor, Too"--The GAH theme song is played by a band at a political inauguration. Probably unrelated to Ralph Hinkley but mentioned for attempt at completeness.

October 2004--EASTENDERS--"Mickey says to Zoe, "And look at my Dad, he still believes in The A Team."  Note that Eastenders is shown to exist in the Doctor Who Universe per Dimensions in Time and in the TVCU per League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

November 2005--FAMILY GUY--"Brian Goes Back to College"--After he is fired from his job at The New Yorker, Brian encounters a “No Dogs Allowed” sign, hears a booming voice enforcing the rule and then lays on top of a doghouse. This parodies the Peanuts character Snoopy in the 1972 film Snoopy, Come Home.  The beginning of this episode was used in the animated version of the Internet comic VG Cats. This can be found on boe entertainment.  Thomas Paul Jennings adds:  "In the A-Team episode of Family Guy before the logo of The A-Team appears in its red background there's a house that looks like the Simpsons but shorter."

2006--HULK HOGAN:  THE ULTIMATE ANTHOLOGY--Mr. T gives commentary.

2006--BRING BACK...THE A-TEAM--A documentary filmmaker attempts to get the now disbanded team to reform, though sadly without Hannibal, who has passed away.

February 2007--AMERICAN DAD!--"Black Mystery Month"--In the strip-club scene, the members of The A-Team are all present. In the establishing shot; Hannibal is front left, Faceman is front right, and B.A. (wearing a grey baseball cap) is back left, Murdoch is back right (wearing his brown leather jacket and blue baseball cap).

May 2007--MY NAME IS EARL--"The Trial"--There is a Mr. T impersonator (actually played by Mr. T.)

June 2007--STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP--"K&R"--Mary, talking about Trask Security's plan to rescue Tom's brother, says that she is a lawyer and not with the A-Team.

March 2008--BIG BANG THEORY--"The Cooper-Hofstadter Polarization"--Yes, this is a weak one, and you can feel free to ignore it if you wish.  Simply, a nerd is wearing a red shirt with the super suit symbol.  Now, I have the same shirt, so not really a crossover.  But based on the celebrity that led to Ralph losing the suit, it certainly could have led to merchandising.  

September 2008--IT'S ALWAYS SUNNY IN PHILADELPHIA--"The Gang Solves the Gas Crisis"--The guys decide to take action, with Mac as the brains, Dennis as the looks, and Charlie as the wild card.  Mac explains that this is a winning formula for this sort of team, and cites the Ghostbusters, Scooby-Doo, and the A-Team as examples of past successful teams using this formula.

2012--SATURDAY MORNING RPG--Players can use the in-game phone to call 555-6162, which causes a man named Hannibal to answer the phone.  Note that this could mean that the rumors of Hannibal's death were greatly exaggerated.

August 2012--BLACK DYNAMITE:  THE ANIMATED SERIES--"Apocalypse, This! Or for the Pity of Fools Aka Flashbacks Are Forever"--Several characters appear, including B. A. Baracus (Mr T)

October 2012--WAREHOUSE 13--"We All Fall Down"--Claudia calls Steve "fool" and tells him they're the second "A-Team." B.A. Baracus often called his partner Murdock "fool."


EARTH-PRIME--Face is temporarily transported to Earth-Prime with a magical remote control on AMAZING STORIES.

ROBOT CHICKEN UNIVERSE--The A-Team appear, but I don't know enough about it.  Mr. T also appears twice, though I'm not sure what happens.

  • September 2007--ROBOT CHICKEN--"Yancy the Yo-Yo Boy"--A nerdy boy gets a super suit from aliens but knocks himself unconscious when he attempts to fly.  Bill Maxwell, who was contacted by the aliens, finds the unconscious boy and takes him along and uses him as a human shield.  He then drops him back home and the aliens take the suit back, thus leaving the boy naked lying outside.  He awakes to find himself exposed to onlooking girls.


TVCU2--This is the reality of the remake film.  I did try to fit it into the TVCU as a prequel, with the disclaimer to ignore topical stuff and imagine it's the 70s.  But that really doesn't work with my philosophy that it happened as we see it.  Then I later found out that the updated A-Team crossed with the IDW Ghostbusters, which led me to believe that the A-Team fittingly is in the TVCU2, which is where remakes generally go anyways.

  • 2002--THE A-TEAM (FILM PRELUDE)--Hannibal and Face are on a mission in Mexico where they end up over their heads.  Luckily, Hannibal finds an Army Airborne Ranger (recently discharged) named B.A. Barracus who helps them out.  They find a guy in a mental hospital named Murdoch who was once known as the Army's best helicopter pilot.  They break him out and he aids them.  His crazy flying almost knocks B.A. out of the plane, mentally scarring him into fearing flying for the rest of his life.
  • 1963--THE A-TEAM:  WAR STORIES--The team have met as seen in the beginning of the movie but they didn't start working together right away after that.  They have gone their separate ways.  Hannibal kidnaps a scientist aiding the enemy.  Face is trying to get an expensive Motorcycle in the middle of a war zone.  B.A. has a mission in which he has to deal with his new fear of flying.  Murdock's story might not be true, as he tells it himself, and he's quite mad.
  • 2010--THE A-TEAM (FILM)--"In 2010, a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire... The A-Team."  The film is certainly the prequel to the series, even though it is set in modern days.  
  • 2010--THE A-TEAM:  SHOTGUN WEDDING--This story could take place anytime after they were framed and went on the run.  But why not place it during their untold years?  So I arbitrarily placed it two years into their time as mercenaries.  One of B.A.'s old pals has a daughter getting married on a cruise ship, but her life is in danger, so the team goes undercover as cruise personnel.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Legendary Figures in the TVCU: King Arthur

This is another in a series of blogs I will do in covering legendary figures whose place in history has become a merging of fact and fiction. Of course in this case, the fiction is the fact in at least the case of the TVCU appearances.

c. 1279 B.C.--HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS--Merlin sends Arthur back in time to learn and train from Hercules.

In the earlier days of King Arthur--MONTY PYTHON AND THE HOLY GRAIL--Yes, because there are soooooo many crossovers with shows, movies, games, and literature that like to include holy hand grenades and other great bits from this film, I have to conclude that the TVCU Arthur and his knights did indeed have this adventure.  Sigh.  Note, this quest is the gathering of the knights, but it won't be until later that Swamp Thing helps find it, before the end of Camelot.

In the days of King Arthur--PRINCE VALIANT--Prince Valiant is an adventurer during the same time period of Arthur.

6th century A.D.--ADVENTURE COMICS--Sir Justin is a knight of the Round Table who is gifted by Merlin with a mystical sword and a flying horse. They get frozen in time and awaken in the 1940s.

6th century A.D.--BRAVE AND THE BOLD # 1--The man who was once Prince Khufu is reincarnated as Brian Kent, who serves King Arthur as the Silent Knight. Prince Khufu will later be the Western hero called Nighthawk and later still as Hawkman.

6th century A.D.--DEMON--Merlin traps his half-brother, the demon Etrigan, by placing him inside the body of Jason Blood.

500 A.D.--IRON MAN # 150--Iron Man and Doctor Doom travel back in time where Doom aligns himself with Morgan le Fay.

568--SQUAREHEADS OF THE ROUND TABLE--The trio are in England. They aid their blacksmith friend in wooing the princess while also stopping a plot against the king. Note that this tale takes place during the era of King Arthur of Camelot, but it takes place in a different kingdom.

6th century A.D.--REAL GHOSTBUSTERS--"A Hard Knight's Day"--Merlin punishes Sir Bruce by trapping him in a tapestry.

6th century--BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES--"Nail the Conquering Hero"--James Bojaciuk says: Bill and Ted meet King Arthur. Not really a solid crossover, but as King Arthur exists within the TVCU, this is worth noting.

6th century A.D.--GHOSTBUSTERS: DISPLACED AGGRESSION #4 OF 4 - Ivan Ronald Schablotski says: Dr Ray Stantz is sent to the time of King Arthur's Camelot, and is accompanied by an influx of supernatural activity. Ectoplasmic dragons kidnap the bulk of Camelot's citizens and force them to build and operate a Munchausen's Wheel, which will open a gate to a pocket dimensional prison. Within a month's time Ray has adapted very well to life in Camelot and using a steam-powered "proto-pack" with an ionized sword to fight ghosts, when Dr Peter Venkmann and Rachel Unglighter arrive from approx. 1865 in Ecto-10. Together the three Ghostbusters and King Arthur rescue the locals and defeat Morgan leFay, who's spirit was orchestrating events to release her body from imprisonment by Merlin, and the Ghostbusters take off a possible future.

This takes place during Morgan leFay's exile by Merlin, and Merlin himself is nowhere to be found, so I'm guessing this fits after "A HARD DAY'S KNIGHT" but before the quest for the Holy Grail begins.

6th Century A.D.--SONIC AND THE BLACK KNIGHT--Sonic is sent to Earth and back in time where he meets an Arthur turned evil by magic.

6th Century A.D.--TIME TUNNEL--"Merlin the Magician"--This wasn't included the first time I posted this because I didn't think Time Tunnel was in, but I've since been yelled at that Time Tunnel is in.

6th Century A.D.--GARGOYLES--"Avalon"--Another one I left out was Gargoyles, who trace back their origin to the time of Camelot, and have had other crosses to bring them into the TVCU.

6th century A.D.--SWAMP THING # 87 AND 109--Swamp Thing travels back in time and aids in finding the Holy Grail. However, he becomes bound to Camelot, and thus it falls when he returns to the future.

Some 40 years after the fall of Camelot—Merlin’s mirror is brought to the Homelands (from the comic series Fables), most likely by some of the surviving Knights of the Round Table who chose to take up residence in the lands of fiction. They carved a castle within a mountain; this information can be reconstructed from the Seven Dwarfs’ discovery of Merlin’s Mirror within their mines. (Taken from James Bojaciuk's guest blog.)

12th century--ROBIN HOOD--"The Inheritance"--King Arthur's spirit appears in Sherwood Forest.

12th century--NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD--"Return to Camelot"--Robin travels back in time to Camelot.

12th century--NEW ADVENTURES OF ROBIN HOOD--"Legend of Olwyn"--Arthur appears in flashback in a tale told to Robin by Merlin.

December 1476--DRACULA VS. KING ARTHUR--Lucifer sends Dracula back in time to battle King Arthur during the time of Camelot.

1864--BONANZA--Adam encounters a man dressed as a knight claiming to be King Arthur.

October 1883 to March 1885--JEKYLL & HYDE: THE MUSICAL--Lady Elizabeth Beaconsfield dresses as Guinevere at a costume party.

May to August 1898--LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY GENTLEMEN--This mini-series brings in A CONNECTICUT YANKEE IN KING ARTHUR'S COURT, in which a man of the 19th century travels back in time to visit Camelot.

January 1943--BATMAN: THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD--"Day of the Dark Knight!"--Main Plot--Batman and Green Arrow are pulled back to the sixth century where they must help Merlin find Excalibur for King Arthur while they have to battle Morgaine le Fey and the demon Etrigan.

February 1948--ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN--"The Last Knight"--Four men believe they are Arthur and three of his knights.

December 24, 1959--Merlin comes to Santa's aid when the devil tries to prevent Christmas from happening.

September 1966--THE REAL ADVENTURES OF JOHNNY QUEST--"The Alchemist"--Johnny meets Merlin.

1975--GHOST BUSTERS--"Merlin, the Magician"--The Ghost Busters (not the ones you know) help Merlin battle Morgan le Fay.

Summer 1977--WONDER WOMAN--"Diana's Disappearing Act"--Wonder Woman encounters both Count Cagliostro and Morgan le Fay.

1978--FREEDOM FORCE--Merlin joins a team with Isis, Hercules, Sinbad, and and Super Samurai.

January 1982--FANTASY ISLAND--"King Arthur in Mr. Roarke's Court"--King Arthur is transported from his time to the present.

November 1991--MACGYVER--"Good Night MacGyver"--MacGyver is transported back in time to the time of Camelot.

1993--HELLBOY--Hellboy is descended from King Arthur and his son Mordred.

February 1996--GARGOYLES--"Pendragon"--Arthur returns in the present to fight alongside the Gargoyles.  Though of course we know that he must die again to be reincarnated in 2003.

December 1997--SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH--"Oh What a Tangled Spell She Weaves"--Sabrina accidentally sends her aunts and cat to Merlin's castle.

October 1998--SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH--"Boy was my Face Red"--Sabrina meets King Arthur, though I don't know if time travel was involved or if it was his spirit.

September 2002--JUSTICE LEAGUE--"A Knight of Shadows"--The Justice League aid the demon Etrigan to fight Morgan le Fay.

2003--CHARMED--Wyatt Halliwell is the reincarnation of King Arthur.

September 2003--LAS VEGAS--"What Happens in Vegas Stays in Vegas"--A man is hired by the Montecito to play King Arthur, but he gets a little out of control.

November 2003--SPIKE VS. DRACULA--When confronting Dracula, Spike references other Dracula past adversaries FRANKENSTEIN, THE WOLF MAN, KING ARTHUR, and ZORRO. 

2004--ADVENTURES OF YOUNG VAN HELSING: THE QUEST FOR THE LOST SCEPTOR--Michael Harris discovers he is part of Van Helsing family and battles Morgan le Fay.

August 2004--JUSTICE LEAGUE--"Kid Stuff"--Mordred makes all adults on Earth vanish, and so Morgan le Fay transforms the Justice League into children so they can return to Earth and stop him. When his spell is broken, the adults return with no memories and the children's stories are not believed.

2004 to 2008--LIBRARIAN TRILOGY--Amongst the items kept by the librarian is Arthur's sword, Excalibur, or so they think. The real sword is in the possession of Piper Halliwell. Of course, it could be she entrusted the librarian to guard it.

2006--TOMB RAIDER: LEGEND--Lara Croft seeks Excalibur. Excalibur at this time is supposed to be in the possession of both Piper Halliwell and the Librarian. Perhaps it was stolen, or perhaps Croft is seeking a fake, or perhaps this story takes place before 2003.

2012--SO YOU CREATED A WORMHOLE--SO YOU CREATED A WORMHOLE is written by some guys in the future, after the Rise of the Machines, in the Whoniverse, but because much of the historical documents of the past were destroyed, they have pieced history together via time travel, but their device seems to work with Time And Relative Dimension In Space, so they often hop from one alternate reality to the other, so a lot of what they think is one timeline is several, a possibility they themselves present as being possible. Crossovers: TVCU: Back to the Future (also Captain Future timeline, TVCU2, Mirror Universe), Forbidden Planet, the Time Machine, Time Cop, A Conneticutt Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Star Trek, Timeline, Stargate, Bill and Ted (with claims that the Doctor gave Rufis time tech, though this may simply allude to the relationship between both sets of Time Lords), Hot Tub Time Machine (also TVCU2), Star Wars, Futurama, Donnie Darko, Army of Darkness, Time After Time, Lost, Philedelphia Experiment, 12 Monkeys, Quantum Leap, X-Files, Gundam, Power Rangers, Voltron, iRobot, Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. Whoniverse: Terminator,, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles film series, Superman film series, Alien, Doctor Who, Land of the Lost, Battlestar Gallactica. TVCU2: Star Trek reboot. Q-universe: Planet of the Apes. And I'm sure I missed some. Also note some of the reality placements are based on specific previous crossover connections, and for those that I had no previous connection I just placed in the TVCU, but if there's strong enough argument for placement in the Whoniverse, let me know.


BONGO UNIVERSE--There is also a counterpart of King Arthur in this universe.

CINEMULTIVERSE--There are many different cinematic versions of the legend.

DOCTOR WHO UNIVERSE--The Doctor will eventually become Merlin. Morgan le Fay and Mordred are aliens.

EARTH-886--DOCTOR STRANGE battles Morgan le Fay.

FAR FAR AWAY LAND--In this reality, SHREK THE THIRD is the official version of the legendary events.

LOONIVERSE--In this reality, THE SWORD IN THE STONE (DISNEY) is the official version of the legendary events. In a past life, Bugs Bunny was a court jester in King Arthur's court. At one point, Yakko, Wakko and Dot travel back to Camelot where they help Arthur and his knights, along with Perry Mason and Dr. Strangelove, try to stop a dragon. Merlin also trained a past life version of Mickey Mouse to be his apprentice.


SIMPSONS--"E-I-E-I-(Annoyed Grunt)"--In this Simpsons episode, they are watching a film called "The Poke of Zorro", in which Zorro travels to France to rescue King Arthur who had been kidnapped by the Man in the Iron Mask. He must battle the Three Musketeers and also takes on the Scarlet Pimpernel who had been sleeping with Zorro's lover. Definitely not canon anywhere, but very fun little clip.

SKITLANDIA--This version has it's own version of Arthur, though he is constantly changing, likely due to time travel mishaps.

STARGATE UNIVERSE--In this reality, the Arthurian legend was based on an ancient alien species.

TOOBWOLD (AND ALTERNATE TELEVISION REALITIES)--There are many different TV versions of the legend.

TOONIVERSE--The Tooniverse has it's own legend, which changes often, no doubt due to time travelling interference.

VIDEO GAME UNIVERSES--There are many different versions of Arthur in video games.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Historical Fiction: George and Martha Washington in the TVCU

Gilbert Stuart Williamstown Portrait of George Washington.jpg

This is my first in a series of blogs that will cover the appearances of real people in the TVCU.  Like most alternate realities, all people in exist in our universe (the Real Universe) seems to have doppelgangers in all other realities.  However, in some cases, the lives end up being slightly divergent, based on interactions with characters who would be considered fictional in the Real Universe.

Today I'm going to talk about the father of our country and his missus.

1775--THE JACK BENNY PROGRAM--According to Lucille Ball, the story of how Paul Revere's wife Rachel was more instrumental in American history than our textbooks say.  Of course George Washington appears in the story as well.

1776--VOYAGERS--"Merry Christmas, Bogg"--Phineas and Jeffery visit George Washington, who is planning on siding with the British until the time travelers convince him otherwise.

1776--HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER--"The Goat"--According to Barney Stinson, George Washington and the other founding fathers drafted the original copy of the Bro Code.

Summer 1869--THE WILD WILD WEST (FILM)--Secret Service agents James Douglas Henry and Barton Swift stop the evil plans of Dr. Arliss Loveless.  At a costume party, a man is dressed at George Washington.

February 1954--BEWITCHED--"George Washington Zapped Here"--Esmerelda pulls George Washington from the past.  President Washington also appears in THE MUNSTERS, THE MUPPET SHOW:  SEX AND VIOLENCE, VOYAGERS, WILD WILD WEST, FUTURAMA, TIME SQUAD, and AN AMERICAN CAROL.

September 1964--MUNSTERS--"Munster Masquerade"--Not an actual appearance.  There is a man dressed as George Washington as a costume party.

1976--THE MUPPET SHOW--"Sex and Violence"--The pilot for the Muppet Show features a guest appearance from Bert.  Bert makes another appearance on the show this year.  George Washington appears, but his appearance is an actor playing him, thus his actual appearance here would be in the MUPPET UNIVERSE, which is the fictional world of stories in which the Muppets appear.

October 1989--THE SUPER MARIO BROS. SUPER SHOW!--"George Washington Slept Here"--Apparently, he did.

October 1990--SIMPSONS--"Bart Gets an F"--Imaginary appearance of George Washington.

1991--BILL & TED'S BOGUS JOURNEY--The two encounter Washington.  George Washington encounters the the time travelling duo again in BILL & TED'S EXCELLENT VIDEO GAME ADVENTURE. Originally, I had this in alternate realities, but then James Bojaciuk set me straight.

February 1996--SIMPSONS--"Lisa the Iconoclast"--Another hallucination of George Washington.

October 1998--SABRINA THE TEENAGE WITCH--"The Pom Pom Incident"--Through magic, no doubt, Martha Washington appears.  (Also, little known fact I discovered in my research, both Eisenhower and Franklin Roosevelt were cheerleaders in college.  Really.)

December 2003--AQUA TEEN HUNGER FORCE--"The Cloning"--Sigh.  I used to put this in the Tooniverse, but I just learned this show is in from a connection to Space Ghost who is connected to the Herculoids who have two members of the Shmoo race as members, and a Shmoo was in Bedrock, home of Ollu and Buzsla, who I recently did a blog on.  I'm not sure if there is an origin for this team.  If there isn't then I'm going to say there was some kind of incident with radioactive material that mutated food at a fast food restaurant, and imprinted the personalities of three deceased employees onto the new beings. this episode a George Washington clone is created.

2008--AN AMERICAN CAROL--Filmmaker Michael Malone wants to abolish Independence Day because he hates America.  One night, after he refuses to see his nephew off who has just joined the military, Malone is visited by the spirits of George Patton, George Washington, and Trace Adkins (who is apparently recently deceased at this time in the TVCU).  They teach Malone the fruits of patriotism, just wars, and pacifism.  

April 2011--DAN VS.--"Dan vs. George Washington"--Dan is harassed by the ghost of Washington.  There's no real crossover placing Dan Vs. in the TVCU, but Dan has encountered Pinkie Pie from the My Little Pony dimension of Equestria, so it's pretty likely Dan is in the TVCU.

February 3000--FUTURAMA--"Put Your Head on My Shoulders"--George Washington's head is preserved, alive and animated, in a jar.  Since Washington died in 1799, sometime between our time and the year 3000 we must have found a way to reanimate the dead, just as they once were before death, but only can preserve the heads in a jar.  In the 31st century, only famous people from the past were preserved, which means that heads were preserved only if the person could afford it, or for historical preservation reasons.  Washington will appear again in "The Day the Earth Stood Stupid", "A Head in the Polls", "All the Presidents' Heads".


CINEVERSE--Too numerous to list.  Basically any fictional live-action movie not listed elsewhere in this blog occurs here.

EARTH-PRIME--Too numerous to list.  Basically any non-fiction movie or television series not listed elsewhere in this blog occurs here.

FAIRLY ODD UNIVERSE--George Washington has appeared on the Fairly Odd Parents.  The Fairly Oddparents consists of an animated series and a live action TV movie (which has the lead Timmy Turner aged into teenhood.)  The show has had one cross, with Jimmy Neutron, where in the crossover, they are shown to be in different alternate realities.  Jimmy has crossed with other Looniverse shows, so we know Neutron is Looniverse.  So Timmy Turner is not from the Looniverse.  It could be he's from the TVCU, but there's no crossover link yet to establish that.

FAMILY TIES UNIVERSE--This universe consists of FAMILY TIES (duh!), THE ART OF BEING NICK, DAY BY DAY, SPIN CITY, and SPORTS NIGHT.  In this reality, a man dresses as George Washington on SPIN CITY.  (I think there may be a connection to put these shows into the TVCU, but I can't recall one right now.)

LOONIVERSE--George Washington appears in TINY TOON ADVENTURES, but as part of the ACME ACRES ZONE, which is like the TWILIGHT ZONE, only loonier.  On DEXTER'S LABORATORY, Dexter brings the Mount Rushmore sculpture of George Washington to life.  Note that there is contradictory evidence and thus valid arguments for placement of Dexter's Laboratory in either the Looniverse or the TVCU.  Some day I will make the call when I do a Cartoon Network blog.

ROBOT CHICKEN UNIVERSE--Yup, are you surprised?

SKITLANDIA--In this reality, George Washington was pulled forward in time to the 21st century to explain to modern politicians exactly what the forefathers had intended.  He was pulled from the years of his presidency.  Washington goes into shock over the strange events and attacks and is then killed, altering history so the British had retaken control of America.  He also appears on MIND OF MENCIA, apparently at a stage before his untimely death.

TOOBWORLD--Too numerous to list.  Basically any fictional live action television series not listed elsewhere in this blog occurs here.

TOONIVERSE--This is where any animated story takes place unless it's mentioned elsewhere in this blog.

VIDEO GAME UNIVERSE--Any video game appearances not listed elsewhere in this blog occur here.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

How Wonderful, Another Timeline: Wonderland in the TVCU, by James Bojaciuk

Update:  Working my way chronologically through the posts working on updates, this is the next one in the queue. But this is the first of the blogs that I didn't write.  So I will be skipping over this one.  But I will say that James Bojaciuk (or Bojangles) has informed me that he is working on an update of this blog, along with updates for his other blogs, and some new ones on the works.  So look out for them in the future.  Below is the original version of the blog.


This is my first guest blog, from TVCU Crew member James Bojaciuk.

So without further ado, I present Jame's timeline.  Enjoy.


How Wonderful, Another Timeline: Wonderland in the TVCU
James Bojaciuk

Dedicated to the wonderful Librarians at Liberty University who put up with me
always asking them to find me the most impossible items. Special thanks goes to Rick Lai and Jay Lindsey for the information they provided, and to Robert Wronski Jr. for graciously allowing me to be the first guest poster on his fantastic TVCU blog.

The Age of Camelot—Tales from Wonderland: The White Knight
The White Knight, the illegitimate son of Lancelot and Geneivere, is raised by Merlin to hold to the honor of Camelot. Some time into the post-Camelot dark age, Merlin is missing and the White Knight is attacked by unknown assailants. During the fight he falls though Merlin’s mirror and arrives in Wonderland; he takes upon himself the role of protector and slays many of the monsters that roam the forests and villages.

Merlin holds the Looking Glass of Alyss, but as there is no evil little girl of queenly aspirations locked within the magical glass we may assume this story takes place before Taylor’s “The Fairest of Them All.”

Note: this is the only Wonderland story produced by Zenescope Entertainment that is based on true events. The rest of their Wonderland comic book line is entirely fictional, and impossible to square with proper Wonderlandian continuality.

Some 40 years after the fall of Camelot—Merlin’s mirror is brought to the Homelands (from the comic series Fables), most likely by some of the surviving Knights of the Round Table who chose to take up residence in the lands of fiction. They carved a castle within a mountain; this information can be reconstructed from the Seven Dwarfs’ discovery of Merlin’s Mirror within their mines. 

c. 1100s—events of Frank Beddor’s The Looking Glass War series (The Looking Glass War, Seeing Redd, and ArchEnemy)
This series is mostly fictional, and only true in the widest brushstrokes: Alyss Heart of Wonderland engages her forces in a massive civil war against the slightly more despotic Queen of Hearts. After a bloody war that greatly reduced the population of Wonderland, Alyss took the throne of Hearts. All of the universe crossing antics, however, are utterly fictional: Alyss is not the secret identity of Alice Liddell, nor was Alice Liddell an adopted girl of dubious sanity. The former Queen of Hearts fled to another universe (which is the Fables Homeland) after her defeat. In the Homelands she married Snow White’s father, and was the Evil Stepmother so well known to children everywhere. 

Note: the graphic novel series Hatter M is entirely fictional.

c. 1250—“The Fairest of Them All” by Sean Taylor, appearing in the collection Classics Mutilated.
The brutal queen Alyss gains entry to the Homelands through a magic mirror owned by Snow White (dug from their mines by the Seven Dawrfs): and leads her armies on a mad spree of slaughter in a successful attempt to find and slay the escaped Queen of Hearts. During the course of this story, two items are revealed. Firstly, this ancient Queen of Hearts was also Snow White’s sorcerous stepmother. Secondly, the Jabberwock is “the bastard child of the elder gods” (21); within context, these elder gods are H.P. Lovecraft’s own Elder Gods.     

After this story, Snow White magically bound Alyss with what was once Merlin’s Mirror. Alyss would attempt to leave this mirror many times over the coming centuries, and thus the mirror slowly became known as Alyss’ Looking Glass. And as the Ages pass, Alyss would become known to history as Alyss the Chaos Queen.

May 4, 1852—Alice Liddell is born to Henry and Lorina Liddell.

1855—“Stanza of Anglo-Saxon Poetry”; Lewis Carroll
In his literary journal Mischmasch, Carroll examines the first stanza of an otherwise lost Anglo-Saxon poem. Later, Carroll would be shocked to discover that this stanza is the first part of the Wonderland rhyme he would entitle “Jabberwocky” after Alice Liddell related the entirety of the poem to him. It is currently unknown how the first stanza of a Wonderlandian poem came to be recorded in an Anglo-Saxon poetic record.

This short essay can be found here:

1858—“Muchness”; Jody Lynn Nye, from the collection Fantastic Alice
The Dormouse accidently falls through a portal to the real world, and spends a fearful night outside the Liddell household. Later he would base his tale of the three sisters in the treacle well off this incident.

January 8, 1859—“Mimsy Were the Borogoves”; Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore)
Alice Liddell discovers a small box of educational toys from a potential future. While playing with them, her mind expands at right angles. Some weeks later, during a picnic with Lewis Carroll, Alice quotes the entire first half of the poem “Jabberwocky” to Carroll. He is stunned that his child friend knows more of an obscure Anglo-Saxon poem than he did (he last analyzed the poem in 1855), but he promises Alice that he will write down the rest of it.

The toys were taken from Alice some weeks later. This prevented her from enacting the events that would occur in 1942.

The net effect of the educational toys was that Alice could find and travel through portals to alternate dimensions, thus enabling her to discover Wonderland and all of the other strange—perhaps impossible—universes she journeyed to. It is possible that some of her lost toys ended up in the hands of later Alices, thus enabling them to reach some of the same destinations.

May 4, 1859—Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland; Lewis Carroll
Alice Liddell, while having a picnic with one of her older sisters, spots a white rabbit in a waistcoat holding a watch; since it is a boring afternoon, Alice decides to follow the rabbit down a rabbit hole. Shortly thereafter she has a long string of adventures with the citizens of Wonderland. When she passes out from Wonderland (strangely at an emotional climax point), she awakes back in the real world none the worse for wear.

The discussion of the difference between my date for Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and Win Scott Eckert’s applied date in his Crossovers will be found in a note at the end of the entry for Through the Looking Glass and What Alice Found There.

November 4, 1859—Though the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There; Lewis Carroll
While at home on a boring winter day, Alice travels through what is likely Alyss’ Looking Glass and has many adventures in the Looking-Glass World (a suburb of Wonderland), before playing a massively metaphysical game of chess and being crowned honorary Queen. Eventually she wakes from this seeming dream. 

During this adventure, the abandoned sketch “The Wasp in a Wig” occurs (the sketch has been reprinted in its entirety, with illustration, in Martin Gardner’s The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition).

Alice is “exactly seven and a half” during this adventure, which provides an exact date if we look to the biographic information of Alice Liddell. For this reason I depart from the date provided in Win Scott Eckert’s delightful Crossovers of spring 1862 for both of Carroll’s Alice novels. In addition, only Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland occurs in spring, Through the Looking Glass explicitly occurs in winter.

“The Wasp in a Wig” can be read online here:

November 4, 1859—Wonderland; Tommy Kovac and Sonny Liew
This graphic novel tells the adventures of Mary Ann, the White Rabbit’s housekeeper who was confused with Alice during the events of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. This story begins several hours after Alice Liddell enters her mirror and begins playing her famous game of chess.

The Queen of Hearts receives notice from Twedledee and Twedledum that the White Rabbit played some part in the coming of the “Alice Monster” and sends her guards out after her former page. Mary Ann is suspected of being the Alice Monster in disguise, and has a long series of adventures fleeing the Queen of Hearts. She eventually is crowned honorary Queen of  Wonderland (a position without any real power; Alice Liddell herself also shares this title).

Interestingly, late in the story the court of the current Queen of Hearts is attacked by the gigantic form of “Alice the Chaos Queen.” The implication of this information is that Alice Liddell has made a return to Wonderland as something of a deus ex machina, yet this is impossible. During the time the Chaos Queen was battering the royal court, Alice Liddell was still deeply embroiled in the closing moves of her chess game. It seems that when Alice Liddell traveled to Looking-Glass world, she freed Alyss from her magical bonds and Alyss quickly went on rampage against the descendants of her citizens. When Alice Liddell traveled back to the real world, Alyss was once more bonded with her mirror.

November 6, 1959—The Liddells gift Lewis Carroll with their troublesome mirror (Alyss’ Looking Glass) to protect their daughter from harm. It must be noted that Alice was very unhappy with the loss of her new portal.

(This is an unscholarly aside, but Wonderland is my favorite of the many Alice pastiches.)

December 1859—The New Adventures of Alice; John Rae
The events of Alice Liddell’s third sojourn in Wonderland occur: these events were discovered by Betsy Maynard during her trip into an unknown alternate universe, wherein she was trapped in an archive of “books that were never written” for several hours. John Rea released these events to the public in his The New Adventures of Alice. For a full discussion of Betsy Maynard and what universe she may have ended up in, see the 1915 entry for The New Adventures of Alice.

This novel reveals that a number of the Mother Goose characters, in addition to Humpty Dumpty, have newly taken up residence in Wonderland-like universe that is almost certainly Wonderland. It is conceivable that they arrived in Wonderland after their home universe was taken over by the bloody-handed Adversary, the emperor from the comic series Fables who intends to take over the whole of fantastic universes. The Adversary is confirmed to exist in neighboring universes to the Television Crossover Universe in the Simon R. Green’s Nightside novel Sharper Than a Serpent’s Tooth.

The New Adventures of Alice can be read here:

Sometime after May 4, 1860—“Who Killed Humpty Dumpty?”; Mickey Zucker Reichert, from the collection Fantastic Alice
Whilst trying to retrieve eggs from a local henhouse, Alice Liddell is pulled once more into Wonderland: this time to stand trial for the murder of Humpty Dumpty. Eventually, the court comes to the conclusion that Nobody is the vile murderer, as he was reportedly observed fleeing from the crime scene by Alice and the March Hair. But, the murderer is not Nobody—but someone else who finds that Egg is excellent for giving one’s fur a lovely sheen.

1860—Alice departs for Wonderland again, but is misdirected through space and time to the madness island of R’lyeh in 1923, just as Cthulhu wakes from his slumber. See the 1923 entry for “Alice at R’lyeh” for complete information.

1860—Automated Alice; Jeff Noon
Alice Liddell, whilst spending several months with her aunt and uncle in Manchester, accidently sets her relations’ pet parrot Whippoorwill free and follows him into the workings of a grandfather clock. Unlike all of her other adventures, Alice is tossed into the far future of 1998 Manchester rather than an unlikely alternate universe. A mysterious plague has ravaged the world, turning mankind into strange ani-men not entirely unlike Dr. Moreau’s creations. Alice’s doll Celia is transformed into the titular Automated Alice: a robotic “twin twister.” In order to return to her timeline Alice finds scattered puzzle pieces that seem to all be left in the wake of the vicious Jigsaw Killer. During these ordeals Alice wrangles with uncooperative science fiction authors, corrupt Sivil Serpents, and worst of all, literary critics who insist she cannot and does not exist outside of the mind of Lewis Carroll. Alice eventually manages to escape this terrible future with her relations’ parrot in tow; her twin twister, however, remains in the future.

This novel is a sequel to Jeff Noon’s Vurt series, which consists of the novels Vurt (1993), Pollen (1995), Automated Alice (1996), and Nymphomation (1997). Automated Alice establishes the Vurt series as an alternate future for the TVCU. Though it must be noted that the Vurt future is only a potential future from Alice Liddell’s chronological point; as we have already passed 1998 without a global genenophage the Vurt series is now impossible, a string of probabilities that never came to reality.

1862—A New Alice in Old Wonderland; Anna Matlack Richards
Alice Lee, a seventeen year old American girl, has a brief stay in Wonderland.

This novel has been moved to an earlier point than its publication would suggest so as to explain “Alice and Huck Got Married.”

This novel can be read here:

Late September 1862—“Another Song for the Mock Turtle”; Lewis Carroll
Alice Liddell has a brief sojourn in Wonderland. The Mock Turtle teaches Alice another of his songs before she once more departs for her home universe.

1865—The New Traveller’s Almanac; Alan Moore & Kevin O’Nell, printed as a backup feature to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume Two
“Miss A. L.” a little girl from an upper class family, disappears for four months into what Moore calls a “contra-rational world.” This world is likely Wonderland. The dating for this event is proof that “A. L.” is not Alice Liddell: though like many travelers to Wonderland, she shares Alice’s initials—and probably her first name as well.

1865—Navigation with Alice; Frank Debenham & Anne Scarisbrick
Alice Liddell learns about navigation and conceptual geography with the Mock Turtle, the Dodo, and the White Knight. I have not read this novel, but as it does not appear to conflict with any other sources I feel justified in placing it here.

1866—Sylvie and Bruno, and Sylvie and Bruno Concluded; Lewis Carroll
The fairy children Sylvie and Bruno escape a royal conspiracy in their homeland, and befriend Lewis Carroll (who portrays himself only as a nameless protagonist). At one point the Professor speaks of the Jubjub bird (from The Hunting of the Snark) which ties these two novels into the Television Crossover Universe.

Interestingly, in Chapter 23 of Sylvie and Bruno Carroll borrows an outlandish watch from the Professor. The watch has several functions, one of which is limited time control; in appearance and practice, the watch is shockingly similar to the “distorter” watches utilized in the Capellean/Eridani War as recorded in Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg

1866—“Alice and Huck Got Married”; Miles David Moore, from the collection Alice Redux
Alice Lee and Huckleberry Finn fall in love, and get married. The locals are suspicious of Alice and her Wonderlandian visitors, until in a fit of anger they attempt to drive Alice and Huck from town. Following that event, Alice and Huck join Huck’s old friend Jim (and his family) in the west. This story shows Alice’s Wonderland friends as assisting the townfolk’s attack against Alice and Huck, this is entirely untrue: the Wonderland citizens were fighting off the townfolk, buying time for the newlyweds to escape.

At this time Alice Lee was 21, and Huck was around 25. Huck’s adventures took place in the late 1840s, rather than the 1820s or 30s per textual evidence shared with me by Rick Lai. Lai nails The Adventures of Tom Sawyer as occurring in 1845 per a full moon on the seventeenth of June; and the little known sequel novel Tom Sawyer Abroad as occurring in 1850 per a map trailing Sawyer’s journey printed in early editions that is dated to that year. The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn would likely take place in early 1846. (Thanks to Rick Lai for the chronological information.)

Note: this story portrays this Alice as Alice Liddell, but as that contradicts the biographical information of Alice Liddell’s life, we may assume that the Alice in question is actually the American Alice Lee.

1867—More ‘Alice’; Yates Wilson
Alice, though dreadfully sick, wonders off into an alternate universe where people try to unlearn concepts to achieve moral respectably.

1868—“What the Tortoise Said to Achilles”; Lewis Carroll
A tortoise and the Grecian warrior are friends, and discuss logic problems. The tortoise leads Achilles into an infinite regression paradox. This story is difficult to date, as it could occur at any point in time between ancient Greece and the events of Alice’s Journey Beyond the Moon, though a mention of the Mock-Turtle from Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland argues effectively for a date some time during the 19th century.

1869—“Puzzles from Wonderland”; Lewis Carroll
Alice Liddell has another brief stay in Wonderland. This time her friends teach her a series of illogical riddles. When she returns to her home universe, Alice presumably relates the mind puzzles to Carroll.

1871—“From a Letter to Lewis Carroll on ‘Jabberwocky’”; Dr. Robert Scott (dean of Rochester and friend of Lewis Carroll), reprinted in Aspects of Alice
I will take the liberty of quoting the relevant section at length:

“Are we to suppose, after all, that the Saga of the Jabberwocky is one of the universal heirlooms which the Aryan race at its dispersion carried with it from the great cradle of the family? You really must consult Max Muller about this. It begins to be probable that the origo originalissima may be discovered in Sanskrit, and that we shall by and by have a Iabrivokaveda. The hero will turn out to be the Sun-God in one of his Avatars; and the Tumtum tree the great Ash Yggdrasil of the Scandinavian mythology.”

Scott furthers the theory that the Jabberwock (that bastard offspring of the Elder Gods) can be found battling the heroes of mankind even in the earliest days of mythology. One must wonder if any of these time lost heroes are Sahhindar (AKA Gribardsun, AKA Tarzan) wondering into yet another adventure.

1871—The New Traveller’s Almanac; Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil, printed as a backup feature to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume Two.
“Miss A. L.” once more disappeared into her contra-rational world, this time though a mirror at Christ Church College, Oxford. During this trip all of her internal organs flip position as if seen through a mirror. Some six months later, she dies of malnourishment.

The mirror in question is likely Alyss’ Looking Glass, which was likely still in the possession of Lewis Carroll at this time.

Early 1872—Alice in Blunderland; John Kendrick Bangs
The Mad Hatter has been given his own kingdom, called by him a "Municipal Ownership Country." It operates on socialism, and generally everyone except him and the March Hare is miserable with the unmoving trains and terrible economy.

The novel’s ending leads us to believe that, as proven by the rest of this timeline, that Alice had many more adventures in Wonderland. Her family is aware of them by this point, and looks on her continual adventures with amusement, even asking her if she has was just in Wonderland or a new place.

October 1872—Sherlock Holmes befriends Lewis Carroll while attending Christ Church at Oxford (William S. Baring-Gould’s Sherlock Holmes of Baker Street). Perhaps during this time Holmes first heard of Wonderland from Carroll, though doubtless at this time the future Great Detective would have passed off the stories of a world beyond our own as another of his friend’s jokes.

1874—Alice’s Journey Beyond the Moon; R. J. Carter & Lucy Wright
Alice travels to the Wonderlandian moon and has a series of uninteresting adventures. While there, she meets her old friends the Mad Hatter and the March Hare, but they are operating incognito for some unknown reason. She also encounters Achilles and the Tortoise from Carroll’s piece “What the Tortoise Said to Achilles.” At present it is unclear how the pair came to be on the Wonderlandian moon.

There is one disturbing effect to the acknowledgement that this novel is part of the Television Crossover Universe (TVCU). This novel is seen in Dream’s library in Neil Gaiman’s comic series The Sandman, and thus the events of the Sandman comic series is drawn into the TVCU as Alice’s Journey Beyond the Moon exists in both universes. A number of other crossovers exist that strongly suggest that The Sandman exists within the confines of the TVCU. In the Sandman storyline The Kindly Ones, Dream (the protagonist) meets with some allies in the Wood Between Worlds, a place which originally appeared in C. S. Lewis’ The Magician’s Nephew. In the Doctor Who novel Happy Endings, which Win Scott Eckert wolds in Volume Two of Crossovers, the version of Death from the Sandman comics attends Bernice Summerfield’s wedding. In Simon R. Green’s Drinking Midnight Wine (which is wolded through a host of other internal crossovers, as well as by being a spin-off of sorts to the already wolded Nightside novels), Death has a long conversation with Toby Dexter after he takes a bullet to the head (he got better). The Magdalene Grimoire, from the first issue of Sandman, appears in the Angel episode “Hell Bound.”

Some questionable crossovers with the Sandman also exist. Rhys Thomas’ The Suicide Club, which is supposedly a semi-sequel to Robert Lewis Stevenson’s Suicide Club stories, features several appearances by “Death of the Endless.” Versions of Dream and Death appear in Planetary #7, there are a number of continuity differences between Planetary and the TVCU, but according to the research of Jess Nevins. Destiny is very similar to Lord Dunsany’s character “The Thing that is Neither God nor Beast, Trogool”; because of the interconnected relation between Dunsany and Lovecraft’s work, Trogool may or may not exist in the TVCU. If it does, that provides a strong link between The Sandman and the TVCU.

Some readers may now be wondering what the issue of inclusion is; there is a number of universes, and the Endless exist in all worlds serving their goals. Despite this, inclusion of the Sandman as is would shatter the established cosmology of the TVCU; Satan has not abandoned Hell (though he is not bound to remain within Hell, yet) to the command of angels, nor as the sequel series Lucifer shows has the God of the Hebrew and Christian religions died to make way for a girl of pantheistic intentions.

To avoid the problems with Sandman’s inclusion to the TVCU, and follow the evidence presented, is not a difficult problem. The best position to assume is that most of the Sandman stories take place within the TVCU (or, dear reader, if you believe the universe shown in DC Comics exists, it may take place there), but many are outright fictions with no basis in truth. Other stories are a mix and match of truth and fantasy.    

April 1876—The Hunting of the Snark; Lewis Carroll
An expedition sets out to discover a Snark, and return it to England for zoological study. The full list of the members of the expedition does not list their names (in all but two cases), but only their professions: a Bellman, a Baker, a Butcher, a Beaver, a Bonnet-Maker, A Banker, A Broker, a Barrister, a Billiard-Maker and a Boots. If the illustrations to the first edition are to be trusted (Lewis Carroll was heavily involved in their composition), two young ladies, Hope and Care, also accompanied the expedition. Making matters more confusing, some commentators have argued that Care is the Bellman’s ship’s figurehead and Hope is the Boots. For the purposes of this timeline, we will only make further mention of the party members mentioned within the text of The Hunting of the Snark itself.

Alan Moore records that Carroll’s Beaver was actually Miss Beaver—a lace maker of some note. Considering that in “Fit the Fifth: The Beaver’s Lesson” it is recorded that the Beaver and the Butcher were became lifelong friends, and apparently lived together long after the Snark Expedition: it is my opinion that shortly after the events of the Snark Expedition the Butcher and Miss Beaver married and lived together many years.

As for the Snark Expedition itself: the crew departed from a port in England, and eventually ended up on the island of the Snark. According to a letter from Lewis Carroll to Mrs. Chataway (the mother of one of his young friends) the island from The Hunting of the Snark is “an island frequented by the Jubjub and Bandersnatch—no doubt the very island where the Jabberwock was slain” (Note 26 from Gardener’s Through the Looking Glass). Between this letter, and scattered references to the Jubjub Bird and other Wonderlandian elements found in the text itself that The Hunting of the Snark is discussed here.

The expedition was unsuccessful, as no proper Snarks were discovered. Only a deadly false Snark, the dreaded Boojum, was discovered.

In The New Traveller’s Almanac, Alan Moore records that all members of the expedition went insane upon their return to their own universe. This is untrue: as seen in “The Greek Interpreter” and in a close reading of Carroll’s text the Boots, the Billiard-Maker, the Bucher, and the Beaver all went on to live long and fulfilling lives. The only physical causalities of the Snark Expedition were the Baker (who was grabbed by a Boojum) and the Banker (who suffered a lingering death not unlike that of “Miss A. L.”); the only mental causality was the Bellman, who died many decades later in an insane asylum, always sketching out new maps just like the one which originally led him to Snark Island.

Note: the short fit “The Clue: A Sequel” by J. A. Lindon occurs between Carroll’s “Fit the Seventh: The Banker’s Fate” and “Fit the Eighth: The Vanishing.” This poem was reprinted in John Gardner’s The Annotated Hunting of the Snark

1876—“Down the Rabbit Hole Again”; “The Cook, the Pig, the Cat & His Duchess”; “The Tea Party Resumes”; “Dee & Dum”; “The Walrus and the Carpenter Head Back”; “The Battle”; “In the Garden of Hearts”; “The Trial Begins”; “The Hatter’s Defence [sic]”; “The Hare’s Rebuttal & the Hatter’s Rebuke”; “The Knave of Hearts Repents”: “The Queen’s Sentence”; “The Royal Flush”; and “Waking”: poems all by J. T. Holden from the collection Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland
Alice Liddell travels once more to Wonderland by way of rabbit hole, wherein she has many adventures with her old friends. The Knave of Hearts is no longer the one that stole the tarts during Alice’s first journey to Wonderland: perhaps the original has retired, and placed his son in his old role. This Knave would later prove himself to be a traitor (see the entry for Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)). Incidentally, the new Knave did not steal the tarts, rather the Mad Hatter, The March Hair, and the Dormouse are the criminals. The Knave’s unjust persecution may be what would later lead him to play the part of Benedict Arnold in the Second Wonderlandian Civil War.

Some of the poems in this collection have been placed later in the timeline, as the Caterpillar has turned into a butterfly. This happened in Alice in Wonderland (2010 film).

1877—A seven year old Alice Kingsleigh steps into wonderland, and has some minor adventures with the citizens (flashbacks in Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)).

Summer 1881—After a journey in this year, Alice Liddell does not visit Wonderland again for a period of six years. The reason for this hiatus are unknown.

1883—The beginning of the second Wonderland Civil War.

1886—Alice in Wonderland (2010 film)
The few remaining free Wonderlandians struggle to find Alice Liddell to help them in the losing war against the new Red Queen. While searching England, the White Rabbit finds Alice Kingsleigh and mistakes her for Liddell; despite being entirely unprepared (mentally and physically) for what the Wonderlandians need, she manages to gain victory. The Jabberwock is slain once more. Kingsleigh never returned to Wonderland.

1887—“The Caterpillar’s Lesson on Rhetoric and Rhyme”; “The Mariner’s Tale”; “The Subjective Review”: poems all by J.T. Holden from the collection Alice in Verse: The Lost Rhymes of Wonderland
The Caterpillar makes Alice Liddell endure a poetry recital. As the Caterpillar has sprouted wings by the time these tales occur, so they must nessically take place after the events of Alice in Wonderland (2010 film).

1888—“The Greek Interpreter”; Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
In The Annotated Hunting of the Snark, Martin Gardner argues that two surviving members of the Snark expedition are spotted walking about London by Sherlock Holmes, his brother Mycroft, and Dr. Watson.

“I like to think that the crew’s [of the Snark Expedition’s] Billiard-maker is none other than the billiard-maker whom Sherlock Holmes and his brother Mycroft observed, many years later, strolling down Pall Mall with his friend the Boots. After leaving the Bell’s crew, the Boots had enlisted in the Royal Artillery. He was discharged after honourable service in India, but was so fond of his boots that he continued to wear them (as Mycroft noticed) after his retirement from service.” (The Annotated Hunting of the Snark)

I find Gardner’s bit of creative mythography to not only be excellent, but logically sound—thus the theory’s inclusion on this timeline.

1889—When the deadite infected Sentry escaped the Marvel Zombies universe, he split into a string of possibilities where versions of him ended up in many different universes. One of these deadite Sentrys ended up in Wonderland. At this moment two futures existed, one in which the infection took hold over the whole of wonderland, and one in which the infection was quickly stopped. During this moment of wavering reality, Ashley Williams briefly engaged in battle against the zombie future, before moving on. The clean universal future, however, won out and the Sentry was destroyed moments after entering Wonderland by the roaming Jabberwock.

This is based on information presented in Army of Darkness vs. The Re-Animator.
1893—“The Case of the Detective’s Smile”; Mark Bourne, from the collection Sherlock Holmes in Orbit
Sherlock Holmes visits Wonderland during the Great Hiatus. While there he solves the theft of the Queen’s tarts, and inspires the White Rabbit to briefly pursue a career as a consulting detective.

Holmes likely learned of Wonderland, and how to enter the universe, from Lewis Carroll.

1894—The British Government discovers a portal to Wonderland, and dispatches a small military expedition to that world to collect samples. They killed and retrieved several card soldiers, the body of a dressed white rabbit, and a used smile of the Cheshire Cat, all of which were stored in the Hidden Annex of the Royal Museum after much study. This information is based on the cover for the second issue of the second volume of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.

1898—“The Case of the Detective’s Smile”; Mark Bourne, from the collection Sherlock Holmes in Orbit.
Sherlock Holmes and Alice Liddell discuss their relative adventures in Wonderland. Alice gifts Holmes with one of the Cheshire Cat’s spare smiles, which acts as a positive replacement for Holmes cocaine.

“The Case of the Detective’s Smile” can be read free online here:

1901— The New Traveller’s Almanac; Alan Moore and Kevin O’Neil, printed as a backup feature to The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Volume Two.
Wilhelmina Murray visits the insane Bellman, captain of the Snark Expediton, on behalf of the English Crown. No useful information was uncovered from this visit, though Murray did receive a blank “map” that would, theoretically, allow her to locate the island of the Snark. Wilhelmina holds a unnatural dread of the seemingly blank “map.”

1901—The Westminster Alice; Saki
Alice Liddell goes to Wonderland and learns about the workings of wartime politics.

Despite the subject matter, this is one of the more delightful Alice pastiches.

1915—New Adventures of Alice; John Rae
Betsy Maynard stumbles into a universe that may have been Wonderland, there finding herself in an archive of “books that were never written.” She finds another adventure of Alice Liddell in this archive, and contents herself reading this lost adventure until she finally is pulled back into her own world. Unfortunately, much of Lewis Carroll’s style was lost in transmission from the adventure Carroll never truly wrote to Betsy, then to John Rae, then to the final printed edition.

There is some question as to where exactly Betsy ended up. If she arrived in a Wonderlandian archive, she has the unique distinction of being the only child to arrive there not named Alice (or some variant thereof). However, it is difficult to square Betsy’s tale of how the archive looked like a dusty attic with the idea of a Wonderlandian archive. There is a more logical explanation to where she ended up, however.

The Doctor Who episodes “Silence in the Library” and “Forest of the Dead” feature an alternate universal (at least to the TVCU) planet library that holds in stock every book ever written. This planet is termed, simply, The Library. It is possible that eventually the library began to import and stock books not from The Library’s home universe, and a portion of this is the archive Betsy stumbled into. If so, this holds gloomy portents for the future of The Library. Jorge Luis Borges examines in his classic short story “The Library of Babel” the idea of a dystopian library that contains every possible variant text for every book ever conceived. Nearly all of these books are useless gibberish. Perhaps The Library the Doctor encountered in his adventures is the same as Borges’ library, only several centuries before the collection overextended itself past the thick line to madness. Betsy’s sojourn there takes place between these two events, but much closer to the Doctor’s visit.

1921 (date of publication)—Alice L: Witch Goddess of the Realms; unknown author
This mystic-feminist pamphlet hardly deserves discussion here, except to note that none of the events related by the “unknown author” actually occurred. By and large the pamphlet relates a garbled version of the events of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, though significant passages are added and the text is written in the style of a popular history rather than a novel. Witch Goddess begins with Alice (surprisingly with the last name “Liddle”) preforming magic rites with her school friends Ada, Mabel, and Libba. Ada and Mabel were Alice Liddell’s school friends mentioned in Wonderland; Libba is a literary invention of this pamphlet’s author.

The four, who term themselves The Order, successfully summon up a portal by calling upon “Those who slumber eternally” (4). Upon passing through the portal “which has the mien of a looking glass” (5), they arrived in the Realms, which is apparently the physical source of all true magic. After some heavy-handed hints of lesbian activity Alice wonders off from her friends and follows the White Rabbit. The Witch Goddess text then conforms to the events found in the Carroll novel until the trial: at which point the King of Hearts arrests Alice for stealing his own tarts and attempts to behead Alice, this time for real. She is rescued from this fate by her three friends, who have taken on the universal aspect of “three great heroes” (12), A duck-woman wizard, a dog-woman knight errant, and a “locksmith of great inventiveness who had no need of locks, but of only her pickish key” (12). They provide solid evidence that Alice did not steal the sexist King’s tarts, but that the Soulless, or Rakshana, thefted the baked goods.

The second to final page is an ad homin attack against the character of Lewis Carroll (for altering records of the Order, both in changing the events of Wonderland and making up the events of Through the Looking Glass); the final page is a praise to the character of Alice “Liddle” the Witch Goddess, and a hinting of a sequel pamphlet that sounds much like a confused version of the events related in the 2010 film Alice in Wonderland.

Debunking this text is an exercise in wasting time, as the text itself barely holds to coherence. The theories presented herein are easy to refute: it is impossible for all but the insane to imagine a seven year old Victorian girl taking part in both a violent cult and, even more farfetched, this girl actively involving herself in lesbian sexual activity. At best this pamphlet can be considered an inside look into the mind of the insane fringe of the early suffragette movement. I only note this on the timeline so that future investigators do not become tricked into thinking the pamphlet of any research value. Thus the socialist novel Alice and the Stork: A Fairy Tale for Workingmen’s Children would fall under the same category as Witch Goddess: though that novel is far from bizarre enough to deserve commentary.

1923—“Alice at R’lyeh”; Murray Ewing
Alice finds herself transported onto the island R’lyeh as Cthulhu wakes; she is joined by the astral form of H. P. Lovecraft, who is utterly hopeless in the face of the existential terror. Alice is curious and logical, as always. As the Great Old One wakes, the Cheshire Cat arrives and harangues him back to his tomb. Lovecraft’s astral form drifts home while Alice and the Cat continue on to Wonderland.

During her investigation of R’lyeh Alice discovers an etching that looks much like the Jabberwock. This information squares nicely with Sawn Taylor’s “The Fairest of Them All.” Lovecraft’s allegation the Cheshire Cat is the avatar of Azathoth, however, cannot be taken seriously by any historian of Wonderland.

Normally I exclude all internet based fan fiction, but this poem proved so excellent (and in such a masterful copy of Lewis Carroll’s poetic style) that I find it may have occurred within the bounds of the TVCU. For readers who object to the use of any fan fiction, you are free to disregard this entry entirely.

“Alice at R’lyeh” may be found online at:

November 16, 1934—Alice Liddell Hargreaves dies at the age of 82. She is still remembered by the citizens of Wonderland as their greatest friend.

1942—“Mimsy Were the Borogoves”; Lewis Padgett (Henry Kuttner and C. L. Moore)
Scott and Emma Paradine discover another box of educational toys much like the ones Alice Liddell discovered in 1859. Unlike with Alice however, the toys were not taken from the Paradines and they soon built a portal with their toys—and mathematical constants imbedded in the text of the poem “Jabberwocky”—and left for the far future point that the toys originated from.

I have no evidence for this theory, but I believe the toys are the early childhood training devices utilized by the Ethicals to produce the “correct” mindsets in their young. The Ethicals are from Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld series (see the entry at “unknown future date” for more information).
1947—“The Last Days of Alice”; Allen Tate, reprinted in Aspects of Alice
This poem describes a “mammoth but not fat” Alice who “quivers forever with abstract rage…in the deep suspension of the looking-glass.” The very forces of the universe have driven her insane.
This Alice is obviously Alyss the Chaos Queen: and she seems to have finally gone insane sometime around this year.

1961—The Illuminati comes into possession of Alyss’ Looking Glass. Some evidence suggests that the mirror was occasionally used in MU Ultra’s Project Monarch training; the poor little girls used in the experiments would be shown the mirror, and the screaming Alyss within. They would then be told by their handlers that this was Alice Liddell, and that there was no such thing as a happy ending.

Information of dubious quality about Monarch Programming can be found here:

1985—The Oz-Wonderland War; comic miniseries by E. Nelson Bridwell, Joey Cavalieri, and Carol Lay.
The Cheshire Cat travels to the Looniverse and recruits Captain Carrot and his Amazing Zoo Crew to assist in the Oz/Wonderland War. The name of the war is a misnomer: the Wonderlandians are assisting the Ozian underground movement in their war against the Nome King who has conquered Oz. Eventually the assembled heroes of three worlds defeat the Nome king, and return to their home universes. The Oz seen in this story is Oz-prime.

A special note must be made of the art. Carol Lay manages to create perfect sustained reproductions of the art styles of W. W. Denslow, Sir John Tenniel, and John R. Neill. It’s a pleasure to see all of these diverse art styles interacting over the course of the story.

1988—“Mirrors” and “Wonderland”; songs and music videos by Natalia Kills
This video loosely records the Illuminati’s attempted sale of Alyss’ Looking Glass to The Red Queen cult, a cult based around Carroll’s writings about Wonderland. During the trade, one of the groups turned on the other and a gun battle ensued; the Illuminati agents were victorious, and retrieved the survivors of the Wonderland group and subjected them to Monarch Programming, converting them Into mind slaves.

Some of the rites of the Red Queen Cult are seen in Natalia Kills’ music video “Wonderland.”

The mirror was damaged during the gun battle, and was not picked up by the Illuminati agents. An antique shop owner found it in the gutter the next morning, and dragged it back to his shop, where he paid to have the minor damage repaired. Some months later it would be purchased by the next Alice’s family. 

“Mirrors” can be found here:

“Wonderland” can be found here:

1989-1992—Adventures in Wonderland (1991-1995 television series)
Another young Alice comes into possession of a magic mirror that allows her to travel back and forth from Wonderland at will. During a several year period of her life she travels to Wonderland nearly every day, learning valuable life lessons from the citizens (apparently more than one hundred years of encountering little girls has softened the outlook of the Wonderlandian citizens). Curiously, this Alice also owns a cat named Dinah, much like Alice Liddell.
Considering the reality altering properties of this Alice’s mirror, the mirror seen in here is most likely Alyss’ Looking Glass.

1994—“Something to Grin About”; Lawrence Watt-Evens, from the collection Fantastic Alice
The Cheshire Cat takes up a residence in this reality with Melody Duke, a distant descendant of Huckleberry Finn and Alice Lee. The Cat humorously removes Melody’s abusive boyfriend before settling into his new vacation home.

1994—“And With Finesse”; Janet Pack, from the collection Fantastic Alice
Renaissance Faire duelist Nick Thornfield is ripped from his home universe by the Cheshire Cat to slay the Jabberwock with the legendary Vorpal Blade. He does so, and returns home with a gemstone gifted to him by the King of Hearts.

1994—Alice in Quantumland; Robert Gilmore
Alice, from the television series Adventures in Wonderland, accidently steps into another universe called Quantumland.

1997—Alice (from Adventures in Wonderland) meets her college roommate Alice Liddle (popularly called Chibi, and of no relation to Alice Liddell). Despite the fact that Chibi was a had more than a touch of the Gothic about her, they become close friends.

1999—“In The Dark”; song and music video by The Birthday Massacre
Over spring break, Chibi stays with Alice. Somehow Chibi activates the mirror, but instead of wondering into Wonderland she frees Alyss from her extra-dimensional prison. Alyss trades bodies with Chibi and keeps the charade up for several days, until Agents of the international Warehouse system are alerted to the spiking highs of supernatural activity; eventually the agents work out the cause of events, reverse the body swap, and claim Alyss’ Looking Glass for Warehouse 13.

Before this, Alice has a brief tearful farewell to her childhood friends, all of whom assure her there are other paths to Wonderland.

Though I glossed over many of the events found in the “In the Dark” music video, which is primarily concerned with Chibi’s possession by Alyss, the video and song can be found here:

(CAUTION: it is common for hearers and viewers of Birthday Massacre to feel extreme discomfort and existential dread. I am not saying this to sound cool, this is true. If you have had reoccurring thoughts of suicide I strongly recommend avoiding this video. This however, is one of their more moderate songs.)

1999—Resident Evil: CODE: Veronica; novel by S.D. Perry, video game by Capcom.
Claire Redfield infiltrates the Russian branch of Umbrella Corporation in an effort to destroy their biological weapons. While there she encounters the Jabberwock S3, a Bio-Organic Weapon that bears a suspicious resemblance to Sir John Tenniel’s illustration of the feared beast.

It’s well known that Umbrella Corporation has an affection for esoteric weapons. With their connections, crossing the dimensional void and collection the offspring of the jabberwock to genetically toy with would be a simple matter. Umbrella also has a Bio-Organic Weapon named the “bandersnatch” but it has no similarities to the Wonderlandian creature.   

2003—Hex and the City; Simon R. Green
John Taylor, preeminent private investigator of the Nightside, stops at Rick’s which is a restaurant dedicated to serving up extinct animals and creatures not normally found in the Television Crossover Universe proper. Taylor advises his secretary not to sample the Jabberwocky giblets as the side dish of borogroves are usually quite mimsy.

2008—Hack/Slash: Entry Wound; Tim Seeley

In  an empty pocket dimension formed centuries ago by the Thoans, the actualized concept Mary Shelly Lovecraft is battled by heroes of this earth (the TVCU) and other worlds. The only heroes attending the event known to be from the TVCU are the residents of the Boneyard (due to crossovers with The Creature from the Black Lagoon, Frankenstein, and Friday the 13th), and the girl the narration notes only as “the daughter of Alice  Liddel.” Clearly this is not the daughter of Alice Liddell; Alice Liddell had no daughters, and the last name is spelt far too differently.   

It is my belief that this Alice Liddle is Chibi from The Birthday Massacre song “In the Dark.” Somehow she has once more been drawn into cosmic-level battle against evil.

2008—“Resonance”—episode of Warehouse 13
The new Warehouse 13 agents, Pete Lattimer and Myka Bering, unwittingly release Alyss from her mirror, allowing her to take over the body of Myka. Chaos ensues until Alyss is returned to her mirror.

Officially the person sealed within the mirror is Alice Liddell, but this can be explained away easily enough in that this heavily conflicts with the real world Alice Liddell’s biography: she was not magically sealed inside a mirror sometime before her tenth birthday. Despite this, the girl in the mirror matches up with Alyss quite easily.

3622—“The World of the Jabberwock”; comic story from Mystery in Space #104, author and artist unknown
Three scientists travel to the world of Wonderland, and are nearly killed by the Jabberwock, and have near run ins with a jubjub bird and a bandersnatch. They come to the conclusion that the Boojum is a creature of matter in an anti-matter world, but the science behind such an assertion is shaky at best.

Unknown future date—Philip José Farmer’s Riverworld series (To Your Scattered Bodies Go, The Fabulous Riverboat, The Dark Design, The Magic Labyrinth, The Gods of Riverworld
Alice Liddell is resurrected on the Riverworld, and joins Richard Burton in his efforts to discover why everyone who ever lived (up until the mid-1980s) have been brought back to seemingly immortal life. Evidence that this is indeed the Alice Liddell who traveled to Wonderland, is that when she created her “perfect world” in The Gods of Riverworld, it was a small scale reproduction of Wonderland, with protean robots of all her friends.

Interestingly, it was Alice who unknowingly discovered the link between the Ethicals (those who commanded the Riverworld project) and the Eridanians (who commanded a grand conspiracy of immortals that ensnared many Victorian luminaries such as Professor James Moriarty, Phileas Fogg, and others; their efforts recorded in Philip José Farmer’s The Other Log of Phileas Fogg).

In chapter 8 of The Magic Labyrinth, Alice plays Bridge with Aphra Behn, Lazzaro
Spallanzani, and most notable for our purposes, Ladislas Podebrade, agent of
the Ethicals.
"The game was over a few minutes later with Podebrad and Alice winners and
Spallanzani angrily demanding why Podebrad had lead with a diamond instead of a
club. The Czech refused to tell him but said that he should be able to figure it
out for himself...but she [Alice] still didn't know anymore than Spallanzni how
Podebrad had done it."

This leads us to Chapter 3 of The Other Log of Phileas Fogg.
"Stuart was as keen a card sharper as there ever was." Later, after Farmer records that Stuart cheated in order to play the right cards: "And so Stuart laid down as his first card that which he had selected, the jack of diamonds. To all except Stuart and Fogg, it meant that Diamonds would be trumps. To Fogg it was an order to bet, to take a dare, though not with the cards. What bet? What dare? That depended on Stuart's conversation and Fogg's ability to interpret."
We can be assured that Podebrad was attempting to give same orders to Spallanzni. Spallanzni, however, does not make another appearance in the Riverworld series.

Thus we begin to see that Alice plays a vital role in uncovering the truth behind the Television Crossover Universe, even if her sleuthing happened after her official death.


In Army of Darkness vs. the Re-Animator, Ash briefly ended up in a deadite infested Wonderland. This event was averted from happening in the primary timeline in 1889, when the Jabberwock destroyed the infection carrier. This alternate future no longer exists, and has been erased from the pluriverse.