Friday, May 20, 2016

Save the Cheerleader...

It's weird it took me so long to get to this series.  It's actually pretty significant to the TVCU.


First off, I often blame Hiro Nakamura for any continuity errors and changing canon within the main TVCU timeline.  He messes up the timeline a lot, and so it's only natural to blame him.

Second, I often site Heroes as an example of how super-heroes exist within the TVCU.  They usually operate in secret.

Another is the fact that there is a guy who writes comics about the characters in the show, and the guy writing the comics is a character in the show.  This helps explain other instances when a series is demonstrated to exist in the TVCU and also seems to be a fictional series in the TVCU.  

This show also had a lot of cool crossovers.  

Heroes Reborn, the revival series, has to take place in the TVCU2, where super-powered beings have gone public.  Otherwise, all of the original series can take place in the TVCU's main timeline.  The finale of the original series probably was considered by most people to be a hoax, because people in the TVCU are relatively ignorant and stupid when faced with things that are beyond their normal expectation of reality.  The fictional president seen in the series should be considered a stand in for the real president.  And all the future timelines seen are all formerly possible future timelines of the main TVCU (or TVCU2 for Heroes Reborn.)


1943--BATMAN--Prince Daka plots to turn American scientists into zombies. Prince Daka had previously fought the ALL-STAR SQUADRON. The All-Star Squadron has a crossover with Indiana Jones and Metropolis, thus it is in, and then that brings in the Batman serials. Note that even though the All-Stars were in, their existence was secret. These heroes operated more in line like other TV heroes as seen in shows like HEROES, GREATEST AMERICAN HERO, SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN, BIONIC WOMAN, CHARMED, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, SUPERNATURAL, etc.

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April 1, 1951--M*A*S*H--"April Fools"--Potter and B.J. are there even though they don't arrive until next year. Potter tries to keep everyone from playing practical jokes since the camp is being visited by a very serious, no sense of humor, colonel.  Note that I've, with no real evidence, started to blame all these types of continuity errors on Hiro Nakumura, the time traveler from HEROES, who is constantly going back and trying to alter time, even though he knows the consequences of doing such.

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September to December 1986--HEROES--No, not the show from NBC.  I came up with it first, so NBC executives, I'm still waiting for a check.  In this story, Doctor Deadly has created an alliance between several alien worlds in a plan to invade Earth.  Angela, princess of Booer, travels to Earth to warn Powerkid, and they head to Death Planet, Deadly's home, to stop him.  Meanwhile, Vonski enlists Zap, Master of Power to assist Powekid, because Powerkid is too bitter after the Crisis to turn to his former teammates for assistance.  Also, Deadly's wife, Teela (from Masters of the Universe) comes to Earth to recruit the hero now called Speed Demon who was once Speedy.  The three heroes who originally faced Doctor Deadly in 1982 end up working together again against Deadly's forces on Death Planet.  Meanwhile, the crew of the Galaxy V commanded by Captain Robert Bossman arrive, having been accidentally transported from the year 3082. (This is a alternate future of a reboot version of Space Patrol called Star Patrol. )  The crew from the future never run into the present day heroes.   Eventually, the Star Patrol crew get sent back home, and the other heroes wind up back in Orange, where they are joined by other heroes Fireman and Bob Zan.  The combined heroic efforts end up repelling the invasion.  The heroes present choose to form a new Heroes of Earth team, realizing the absence of the Powerkid Police almost cost Earth its freedom.

1987--IRON MAN # 217--The Griswolds (note spelling is the same as in Christmas Vacation!) go to Disney Land to find it had been closed for the day by Tony Stark. So in my Hulk/Avengers blog post, I have currently placed the Iron Man movies in the TVCU while the comics are in a divergent timeline. And that could work here, placing this in that divergent timeline. However, after nearly four years of the blog, James and I, along with input from other members of the TVCU Crew, have discussed fine tuning some of the mythos, and I'm in the process of doing so. Not coincidentally, James is working on a post regarding the Crisis, inspired by DC Comics' 1985 attempt to refine their continuity, which is celebrating its 30th anniversary this year. In the revised mythos, the Horror Universe take on super-heroes is being adapted, in which the original Marvel Universe characters of the silver age operated from the 1960s to around 1984, then retired, only occasionally returning to duty in dire emergencies. That would place this story as one of those isolated incidents involving Iron Man after retirement. So what of the Iron Man movies, which had been included in the main TVCU? In our new view on alternate realities, the TVCU is part of a Television Crossover Multiverse. The TVCM is a series of divergent timelines (called Hypertime) that all stem from one singular reality, but likely due to time travel interference, splintered off into parallel universes. Since Ash Williams is in the TVCU, and Marvel places Ash's world as Earth-818993, that means that the TVCU is Earth-818993, and the divergent timelines are part of a Hypertime that is also Earth-818993 in the larger Marvel Multiverse. This theory is arrived at in the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, and in the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia, it's also demonstrated that the Hypertime of the Horror Universe (aka the TVCU) is likely the same Hypertime of the DC Universe in its post-Crisis era. That was written at a time before I knew that DC had plans to return the pre-Flashpoint DCU in their 30th anniversary Crisis event. DC has now restored their Hypertime concept as canon. But back to Iron Man, if the TVCU is part of the Marvel Multiverse, then the Iron Man movies take place in the same multiverse as the TVCU, in a separate universe designated by Marvel as Earth-199999, or simply the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). This means that the Captain America film that references Indiana Jones and the Guardians of the Galaxy movie that references Slither are on Earth-199999. With this chronology, I am redefining the TVCU’s place in the multiverse. I think many of the alternate TV/film versions of DC and Marvel characters are divergent timelines of the TVCU. I believe the TVCM to be a multiverse within a larger megaverse of multiverses which are all part of a larger omniverse. Thus, the DC Megaverse likely contains all previous and current versions of the DC Multiverse and the Marvel Megaverse likely contains all previous and current versions of the Marvel Multiverse, including on-screen versions. And if Marvel ever figures it out, they could still use this to do a Secret Wars movie containing the Avengers, X-Men and Spider-Man. Two final notes. One is that for the TVCU, super-heroes operated in secret, more in line with shows like Buffy, Heroes, or Charmed. Second, previously, I had operated under the premise that everything happens somewhere, and only happens in one reality, but on working on both the Horror Crossover Encyclopedia and the Cartoon Crossover Encyclopedia, both meant as parts of the Television Crossover Multiverse, I realized, with a little help from Scooby-Doo, that sometimes it makes more sense for the same stories to possibly have happened in multiple realities. So in the instance of this Iron Man tale, while this singular story takes place in the TVCU without bringing in the entire Iron Man series, it also happens in the Marvel Universe (designated Earth-616) as part of the Iron Man series.

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1990 to 2000--BEVERLY HILLS 90201--The red box Morley pack design first appeared on Beverly Hills 90210. Since The X-Files became part of popular culture, Morley is used to create crossovers by enthusiasts.  Click here for more Morley appearances.

Television

  • Beverly Hills 90210 The Back Story (16 September 1992)
  • Space: Above and Beyond Ray Butts (22 October 1995)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer School Hard (29 September 1997)
  • Nash Bridges Power Play (16 April 1999)
  • That 70s Show Eric Gets Suspended (30 September 1999)
  • Becker Santa On Ice (13 December 1999)
  • Malcolm in the Middle Stock Car Races (2 April 2000)
  • Special Unit 2 The Grain (3 October 2001)
  • ER Beyond Repair (10 January 2002)
  • Jake 2.0 Arms and the Girl (1 October 2003)
  • Cold Case
    • The Plan (2 May 2004)
    • The Sleepover (7 November 2004)
  • Everybody Hates Chris Everybody Hates Playboy (27 April 2006)
  • Huff Radio Silence (21 May 2006)
  • Criminal Minds North Mammon (1 November 2006)
  • Prison Break Bolshoi Booze (11 November 2006)
  • Breaking Bad pilot (20 January 2008)
  • Medium
    • To Have and to Hold (21 January 2008)
    • The First Bite is the Deepest (18 May 2009)
  • New Amsterdam Love Hurts (14 April 2008)
  • Reaper The Devil and Sam Oliver (26 May 2008)
  • Saving Grace It's a Fierce, White-Hot, Mighty Love (4 August 2008)
  • Sordid Lives: The Series Pills, Poison and Penises (6 August 2008)
  • Burn Notice
    • Scatter Point (7 August 2008)
    • Fearless Leader (25 June 2009)
    • Blind Spot (19 August 2010)
    • Square One (21 July 2011)
    • Reckoning (12 September 2013)
  • Heroes One of Us, One of Them (29 September 2008)
  • Pushing Daisies Bad Habits (15 October 2008)
  • Californication
    • The Raw & the Cooked (19 October 2008)
    • Waiting for the Miracle (29 January 2012)
  • United States of Tara pilot (18 January 2009)
  • 24 Day 8: 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. (25 January 2010)
  • American Horror Story: Murder House Birth (25 January 2010)
  • Lost LA X (2 February 2010)
  • Walking Dead
    • Save the Last One (30 October 2011)
    • Consumed (16 November 2014)
    • JSS (18 October 2015)
  • The Middle The Map (11 January 2012)
  • Shameless I'll Light a Candle for You Every Day (22 January 2012)
  • Justified Riverbrook (23 March 2010)
  • Warehouse 13 The Ones You Love (24 September 2012)
  • Kingdom Please Refrain from Crying (12 November 2014)

1992 to 2002--X-FILES--The exploits of Agents Mulder and Scully.  They continue to seek out the truth behind the conspiracies regarding the paranormal.  One of the leaders of the conspiracy is the Cigarette Smoking Man, whose brand of choice is Morley Cigarettes.  Morley is a fictional brand that appears often in the TVCU (and acts as a connector).  Besides Beverly Hills 90210, Morley Cigarettes are found in REAPER, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER, COLD CASE, CRIMINAL MINDS, ER, JAKE 2.0, KILLER INSTINCT, THE L WORD, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, MEDIUM, MILLENNIUM, MISSION:  IMPOSSIBLE, NASH BRIDGES, NEW AMSTERDAM, PRISON BREAK, THE OUTER LIMITS (though only the stories that have the cigarettes are included), SPACE:  ABOVE AND BEYOND, SPECIAL UNIT 2, SPY GAME, THAT 70S SHOW, THE TWILIGHT ZONE (same rule as OUTER LIMITS), and THE X-FILES.  There were also novels and comics that are part of the canon. Here is the list of series which may have X-Morleys in them.
After The X-Files
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American Horror Story: Murder House
The Americans
Beverly Hills 90210
Becker
Bones
Cold Case
Everybody Hates Chris
Frasier
Heroes
Judging Amy
Justified
Killer Instinct
Kingdom
The L-Word
The Middle
Nash Bridges
New Amsterdam
Orange is the New Black
Pushing Daisies
Reaper
Saving Grace
Shameless
Sordid Lives: The Series
Space: Above and Beyond
The Strain
Up All Night
The United States of Tara
Weeds
Before The X-Files
The Dick Van Dyke Show
Mannix
Mission Impossible


January - February 1999--BATMAN/HELLBOY/STARMAN (DC AND DARK HORSE COMICS)--Crosses: Lovecraft’s Cthulhu Mythos. Batman, Hellboy, and Starman must team up against a Neo-Nazi cult trying to raise a Lovecraftian Elder God. Anything that crosses with Lovecraft gets solidly placed in the Television Crossover Universe. Because of this, the Hellboy comics and movies are in the Television Crossover Universe. This Batman should be Bruce Wayne Junior for Television Crossover Universe purposes. He’s a bit more grim and gritty than his father in the role. (Ironically, BJ was also the 1960s Robin, who was pretty lighthearted and full of bad puns. But an incident with the Joker as told in John Byrne’s Generations explains his new attitude.) This also brings in the modern age Jack Knight Starman series. Interestingly, that Starman series by James Robinson kept the same writer throughout and had a beginning and an ending. And though it took place in the DC Universe, which operated under the comic book time where the entire 75 plus years of DC Comics stories happened in the past 5 - 12 years only, the internal Starman timeline had time moving at the same pace as the real world. Jack’s annual visits with his deceased brother happened annually. The Starman series tied into the entire Starman legacy, as well as Phantom Lady, the Shade, the Black Pirate, and the golden age Justice Society of America. I have no problem with bringing in the JSA and these other characters, keeping in mind that that doesn’t mean that every single appearance is canon in the Television Crossover Universe. Basically, the rule for DC and Marvel super-heroes is that if they get included due to a crossover with a television or film series, then only their first appearance and/or origin story gets in as canon, and then whatever stories show up in the Television Crossover Universe (within the book posts and/or the chronologies of this book). The DC and Marvel Universes have very complex mythos regarding their superheroes that don’t work in the Television Crossover Universe. However, they can exist if they had very limited adventures, only operating occasionally, and mostly in secret and out of the public eye. On the other hand, with super-heroes who are created for television or film, such as Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Heroes, the Six-Million Dollar Man, or Automan, I have no problem including all of their stories that didn’t involve crossovers with other characters, and crossovers with other television and film characters. While Starman is not a television or film character, I feel because of the nature of how his story is told, this story can bring in the entire Jack Knight storyline as told by James Robinson, but not all DC Starman stories.

May 1999--AMERICAN PIE--Four male teen virgins make a pact to support each others efforts to lose their virginity by prom night.  After almost nailing the hot exchange student Nadia, Jim ends up going to the prom with band geek Michelle, who really surprises him.  Oz tries to become a more sensitive guy and joins the chorus, and finds himself falling in love with chorus girl Heather.  Kevin already has a girlfriend, and thinks things will be easy for him, but his relationship with Vicky isn't as solid as he thinks.  And Finch's plan to spread false rumors about himself fails thanks to a prank by Stifler, but in the end, Stifler will regret the prank when Finch meets Stifler's mom.  Note that this film marks the creation of the term MILF, much to the delight of internet pornographers everywhere.  Throughout all the American Pie films, the beer of choice is Heisler Beer.  This is a fictional beer company that has appeared elsewhere as well, including TRAINING DAY, SUPERBAD, BEERFEST, MALCOLM IN THE MIDDLE, MY NAME IS EARL, STAR TREK:  ENTERPRISE, CSI:  CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION, THE RECRUIT, THE SHIELD, STEALING HARVARD, BONES, BURN NOTICE, DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, DOLLHOUSE, EVERYBODY HATES CHRIS, HAPPY ENDINGS, HEROES, HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER, NEW GIRL, PRISON BREAK, TERMINATOR:  THE SARAH CONNOR CHRONICLES, TWO AND A HALF MEN, VERONICA MARS, WEEDS, WHITE COLLAR and many others.  This film came out in 1999.  It has a contemporary setting, and takes place in the weeks leading up to prom, thus the timeline placement.

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October 2001--ALIAS--"So It Begins"--Slusho! from Alias So It Begins appeared on Heroes Cautionary Tales and Truth or Consequences (The Montecito)CloverfieldFringe The Road Not Taken and A Better Human BeingStar Trek (2009) (Weyland-Yutani), and Super 8.  [Thanks, Lady Aleena!]

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2003 to 2008--LAS VEGAS--Characters from HEROES stay at the Montecito, the hotel and casino featured in the series LAS VEGAS.  The Montecito Resort and Casino is a fake hotel and casino featured in Las Vegas. Other NBC series used The Montecito.

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2004 to 2010--LOST--Identical brochures for Gannon Car Rental appears in LOST, HEROES, and NIP/TUCK

Mid October 2004--LOST--"Homecoming"--An ad for Gannon Car Rentals appears.  Gannon will be seen frequently in LOST, and is also seen in the show HEROES.

December 2004--LOST--"Raised by Another"--Lost Raised by Another was the first appearance of Gannon Car Rentals. It has since appeared on Nip/Tuck Conor McMamara, 2026HeroesThe Fix, and Glee The New Rachel.



2006 to 2010--HEROES--The New York Chronicle appears in the series, a newspaper that traces back to THE PATTI DUKE SHOW.  Click here for more on the Chronicle.


Winter 2006--HEROES--"Run!"--The first of several appearances on this show of Gannon Car Rentals.  Hiro rents his Nissan Versa.  Gannon has also appeared on NIP/TUCK.

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Spring 2006--HEROES--"How Do You Stop an Exploding Man?"--Ted Sprague buys a gun from Walter Sobchak from THE BIG LEBOWSKI!!!

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September 30 to October 1, 2006--HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER--"Brunch"--The first time we meet Ted's parents.  Your uncle Toby believes that Virginia Mosby may be the identical cousin of Angela Petrelli of HEROES, which he discuses here.  Your uncle Toby concludes by saying "But then you should drag in all the other characters she has played in the past as well, from 'Picket Fences', 'Providence', ,Charmed' and 'Grace Under Fire' to one-shots like 'Saved', 'Crossing Jordan', 'CSI' and 'NCIS'. And on and on......"

Feb 2007 “Knight Rider” Pilot movie KNIGHT RIDER (2008) – The Knight Industries Three Thousand (K.I.T.T.) a Ford Mustang is active when his creator Dr Charles Graiman is attacked. K.I.T.T. is programmed to contact former army ranger Mike Traceur. Traceur discovers that he is the son of Michael Knight. (aired Feb 2008) K.I.T.T. finds Mike at the Montecino casino from LOS VEGAS bringing that series into the TVCU. (The Montecino also appeared in HEROES, MEDIUM and CROSSING JORDAN bringing them also)

2007--Takezo Kensei: Sword Saint--This is a web-based spinoff of the television series Heroes.

2007--The Drucker Files--Is a web spin off series

2008--HEROES:  HARD KNOX--This web series chronicles Matt's attempt to convince a street thug, Knox, to turn his life around.

2008--HEROES:  THE RECRUIT--The events of super-soldier Rachel Mills's survival after the Pinehearst explosion are documented in this web series.

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2008--HEROES:  GOING POSTAL--This web series details the events of the hero, Echo, who is on the run from "The Company".

2008--Heroes: Destiny--webisode series

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May 2009--SCRUBS--"My Finale"--The writes of Scrubs had intended for Franklyn the lab tech to return for the finale, where it would be revealed that he was apparently really a post-HEROES Hiro Nakamura all along, which, as a time traveler, is completely possible.  However, for some reason, NBC wasn't having it.



Summer 2010--Connor and I rent a Nissan Versa in San Diego, you know, just like Hiro and Ando, as seen in the Eighth Wonders comic book, because we're basically just like them.  Clearly this places us in the same universe as HEROES.



2012 to 2013--TOUCH--In the first episode of this Tim Kring series (the same guy who created Heroes), a Japanese girl asks, "You know Ando's brother, Takezo?"  

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December 2015 to Present--The TELEVISION CROSSOVER UNIVERSE PODCAST--This show has many, many sponsors, including Gannon Rental Cars, Slusho, and the Montecito, which obviously means that the TVCU Crew (Robert E. Wronski, Jr., Crazy Ivan Ronald Schablotski, James Bojaciuk, and Chris Nigro) are HEROES.  Also, it seems the rumors of James Bojaciuk's death within the Television Crossover Universe may have been greatly exaggerated.  

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Futures that existed until they were averted:  Click Here.

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TVCU2

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2010 to 2015--Click here to find out what happened between HEROES and HEROES REBORN.

2015--HEROES REBORN:  DARK MATTERS--Five years after the public became aware of the existence of evolved humans - or "EVOs." Said public is not entirely supportive of these EVOs. In fact, few people fall into the middle ground.

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2015 to Present--HEROES REBORN--A year ago, a terrorist attack in Odessa, Texas, left the city decimated. Blamed for the tragic event, those with extraordinary abilities are in hiding or on the run from those with nefarious motives.  This series takes place in an alternate timeline where super-powered beings are public, which sorta-kinda matches up with other shows I've placed in the TVCU2 timeline.

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2387--STAR TREK--Romulus is destroyed, and a villain blames Spock.  He chases Spock into the past, but they are shifted to an alternate reality, which I call the TVCU2.  This would be the home reality of remakes of original TVCU events.  This is the home, for instance, of the remake of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET.  So there was not altering of time.  They simply shifted to the past of another reality where they were meant to go.  The villain appears first, in 2233, where he causes the death of Kirk's father.  Note this film has the drink called Slusho, which has also appeared in ALIAS, HEROES, FRINGE, and CLOVERFIELD.  Obviously the drink exists in both realities.  Those three shows likely happened in both universes.  CLOVERFIELD did not happen in the TVCU, but likely did happen in TVCU2. Slusho is also seen in the sequel, STAR TREK:  INTO DARKNESS.



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OTHER ALTERNATE REALITIES

ROBOT CHICKEN UNIVERSE--Of course, an alternate version of HEROES exists here.  This universe is demonstrated to exist as a separate reality in the multiverse by Family Guy:  Road to the Multiverse.

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WRONSKIVERSE--The events of the past of Heroes also took place in the Wronskiverse up t o 1979, after which, events greatly diverged with the public debut of Super-Bob.  The project that originally was studying those teens who would become the founders of the Company was Project:  Franklin.

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