Tuesday, July 5, 2016

King of the World: The Untrue Story of the Titanic in the TVCU

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Upcoming this weekend, I will be continuing the series of real persons and events in the TVCU with Pablo Picasso, the Titanic, and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Pre-History--HOMO ERECTUS--A cave drawing shows a caveman riding a wooley mammoth yelling "I"m King of the World" while doing the pose, so that thing has been going on and trending in the TVCU for a very long time before Jack did it.  

1846 to 1863--GANGS OF NEW YORK--Someone is seen doing the "King of the World" thing on a boat.  Clearly, in the TVCU, this must have been a thing people did long before Jack did it on the Titanic.  [This was an intentional nod to Leonardo DiCaprio.]

The route of Titanic's maiden voyage, with the coordinates of her sinking


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April 10 to 15, 1912--TITANIC--A seventeen-year-old aristocrat falls in love with a kind, but poor artist aboard the luxurious, ill-fated R.M.S. Titanic.  Molly Brown, a real life figure important in this film, has also appeared in TELEPHONE TIME, A NIGHT TO REMEMBER, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, S.O.S. TITANIC, VOYAGER FROM THE UNKNOWN, VOYAGERS!, TITANIC (1996), TITANIC:  BREAKING NEW GROUND, TITANIC:  SECRETS REVEALED, FRENCH AND SAUNDERS, GHOSTS OF THE ABYSS, LAST MYSTERIES OF THE TITANIC, and TITANIC (2012).  Click here for other appearances of Captain Edward J. Smith.  Click here for other appearances of Thomas Andrews.  And for Bruce Ismay.

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1912--FOREVER KNIGHT--"Black Buddha"--A flashback episode reveals that a cursed Buddha statue is the reason why the unsinkable ship sank.  

1912--LEGENDS OF THE DCU--The Spectre was present at these events but chose to preserve the fixed point in time by letting the disaster occur.  

1912--NO TIME FOR NUTS--Scrat from the ICE AGE time travels and winds up on the iceberg.  

1912--DOCTOR WHO--There was also 2 versions of the the 7th Doctor, Ace and Bernice Summerfield, The master, A time traveler form the London blitz and a con man named Buick Riviera who had previouslymet a man named the Stanger in the New Mexico town of Diamondback in 1882

1912--VOYAGERS--Also there.  

Phineas Bogg:
The first thing we have to do is find out how much time we have. 

Jeffrey Jones:
Are you crazy? We've got to stop this ship! 

Phineas Bogg:
Jeffrey, look... 

Jeffrey Jones:
Over a thousand people are gonna die. 
We can stop it. We can make it so it never happened. 

Phineas Bogg:
That's not what's wrong. 

Jeffrey Jones:
How can you say that? 

Phineas Bogg:
I know it's hard to understand, but sometimes history's cruel. 
There's, there's wars, disasters, injustices, 
but some of those things, 
no matter how much you want them not to happen, 
are supposed to happen. 

Jeffrey Jones:
But the Titanic... 

Phineas Bogg:
Is a terrible tragedy, but it's going to happen. 
It was in my guidebook; you learned it in school. 
We can't change that. But we can find out why the Omni's red. 
Maybe somebody's on board that isn't supposed to be. 
Maybe we can save somebody important before it goes down. 

Jeffrey Jones:
No! We can save them all! 

Phineas Bogg:
No, we can't.

Fritz & Ivan on the 1st Class Promenade
1912 - APR - THE LOST TRACK OF TIME - Ivan and Fritz 
Ivan on the Grand Staircase
Schablotski arrive from the year 2013 and find themselves onboard the RMS Titanic's maiden voyage. The ship seems frozen in time except for Fritz, Ivan, and the Hounds of Langalos that begin pursuing them. The only other person they can interact with is I. P. Freely, who claims to be the First Officer.  Freely (who was expecting a different pair of brothers) pushes back the hounds and reveals that Ivan and Fritz are trapped inside a fixed moment in time, but he is able to return them to 2013 by undoing the changes he already made to the timeline.
The RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, a trip that has appeared in numerous works of fiction (including TIME BANDITSGHOSTBUSTERS II, and TITANIC, just to name a few). The Hounds of Langalos are derived from Frank Belknap Long's "The Hounds of Tindalos" (1931) and Stephen King's "The Langoliers" (1990), suggesting the two races of temporal predators are the same or have interbred. The concept of 'fixed points in time' is from the BBC tv series Doctor Who (1963 to present). I. P. Freely was an alias used by the angel Balthazar when he (temporarily) saved the Titanic in SUPERNATURAL season 6 episode 17 "My Heart Will Go On" (2011).



April 10-14, 1912 - Aboard the Titanic, Jacques Futrelle, chronicler of the cases of Professor Augustus S.F.X. Van Dusen (aka "the Thinking Machine") and Futrelle's wife May, investigate a series of murders. Unfortunately, Futrelle does not survive the Titanic tragedy, although May does (The Titanic Murders, as related by Max Allan Collins).

1912--THE TIME TUNNEL--The characters from this show were also on the Titanic.  

1912--BBC TITANIC MINI-SERIES--JENNA LOUISE COLEMAN appears.  Because she played Clara, who had split herself up and traveled back to various points to help the Doctor, and since the Doctor has been on the Titanic, it's possible the character she plays here is one of those versions of Clara.  

1912--TIME BANDITS--The time travelling bandits are relaxing on the Titanic while hiding.  

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1912--GODZILLA, KING OF THE MONSTERS # 11--In reality, a time travelling Godzilla was responsible for the sinking of the Titanic.  

The Adventure of the Perfidious Mariner

April 1912--THE ADVENTURE OF THE PERFIDIOUS MARINER--From the classy James Bojaciuk: I listened to this last night. I don't see why it shouldn't fit into the TVCU, given how much we're incorporating Big Finish's audio dramas now. Watson's wife (the unnamed one he married around 1902) dies on the Titanic. (Neither Holmes nor Watson were aboard, however.)  Since we count The Adventure of the Peerless Peer, that explains what allowed Watson to marry again near the end of WW1.

1912--UPSTAIRS DOWNSTAIRS--"Miss Forest"/"A House Divided"--Characters are aboard the Titanic, and not all survive.  

1912--TIMON & PUMBAA--"Going Over-Boar'd"--The pair leave Africa and run amok on the Titanic, partially responsible for the ship hitting the iceberg.  

1912--AMERICAN DRAGON:  JAKE LONG--"Fu and Tell"--But also, Yan Yan and Fu Dog also are partially responsible during their fights throughout time.  

Downton Abbey is a British period drama television series created by Julian Fellowes and co-produced by Carnival Films and Masterpiece.[1] It first aired on ITV in the United Kingdom and Ireland on 26 September 2010 and on PBS in the United States on 9 January 2011 as part of the Masterpiece Classic anthology. Four series have been made so far; a fifth is planned for 2014.  The series, set in the fictional Yorkshire country estate of Downton Abbey, depicts the lives of the aristocratic Crawley family and their servants in the post-Edwardian era—with the great events in history having an effect on their lives and on the British social hierarchy. Such events depicted throughout the series include news of the sinking of the RMS Titanic in the first series; the outbreak of the First World War, the Spanish influenza pandemic, and the Marconi scandal in the second series; the Interwar period and the formation of the Irish Free Statein the third series; and the Teapot Dome scandal in the fourth series.  Toobworld O'Bserver Toby O'Brien adds:  Since two members of the Crawley family supposedly died on the Titanic, then we can make connections to upstairs downstairs, Dr. Who, and the time tunnel.

December 1913--THE TERROR OF FU MANCHU--Fantomas is said to have also been on the Titanic when it sank.  Other crossovers include:  THE YELLOW  CLAW and LES VAMPIRES.

1915--NIGHT GALLERY--"Lone Survivor"--The Lusitania finds a survivor of the Titanic who had survived through cowardice and is now forced to become the cursed Flying Dutchman.  He reveals he is forced to survive and be rescued by doomed ships.  The Lusitania is sunk by a torpedo moments later.  

1956--NIGHT GALLERY--"Lone Survivor"--The survivor of the Titanic is found again, now among the wreckage of the Lusitania, by the Andrea Doria, a ship that famously sunk off the coast of Massachusetts in 1956.  

1973 - Si Morley returns briefly to the present and becomes embroiled in another assignment for the Project, involving the events surrounding the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 (From Time to Time, by Simon Morley, edited by Jack Finney; click here for more information).

2000--'N SYNC & BRITTNEY SPEARS:  YOUR # 1 VIDEO REQUESTS...AND MORE!--Apparently an astronaught went and retrieved the Heart of the Ocean for Brittney Spears, who is living on Mars.  


Release Date:  March 21, 2000
Cutaway Crosses:  Titanic
Non-Crosses:  Dawson’s Creek
The Story:  When Peter fakes his death to avoid paying a bill, the Grim Reaper takes it seriously and comes to claim Peter’s soul.  However, Death twists his ankle while chasing Peter, and so he makes a deal with Peter.  Peter can live if Death is allowed to recuperate in the Griffin home.  However, while Death is recovering, and thus not working, no one on Earth can die.  Once Peter exposes this fact to the public, the only way to rectify the situation is for Peter to take over the job temporarily to restore the natural order.  
Notes:  The embodiment of Death personified dates back to 15th century English folklore, including the trappings of the skeletal form, cloak, and scythe.  He is first referred to as the Grim Reaper in 1847.  Often, Death is considered to be a heavenly angel serving God.  Within the Cartoon Universe, it may be that there is more than one Grim Reaper.  It’s not likely that this is the same Death/Grim Reaper as those seen in other Cartoon Universe canon series such as the Grim Adventures of Billy and Mandy, Supernatural, Bill & Ted, and more.  In fact, the Death seen in this episode, who will become a recurring character on the show, states that this is just a job, one his father once held, and that he was pressured into following in the family tradition.  So though this episode portrays that no one can die while Death is out of commission, perhaps it really is isolated to the Quahog area only, as other Reapers would still be working.  Cutaway Crosses:  An alternate ending to Titanic is seen in a cutaway flashback, so that it may have been a film, real events, or just made up.  No way to really tell.  Non-Crosses:  Peter reflects on an episode of Dawson’s Creek that never aired in the real world.  

2004--SHARK TALE--One of the sharks lives in the remains of the Titanic, and he has the famous nude drawing of Rose on the wall.

December 25, 2007--DOCTOR WHO--"Voyage of the Damned"--The Doctor accidentally crashes into a space replica of the Titanic visiting Earth on Christmas Day.

2008--THE MIDDLEMAN--"The Cursed Tuba Contingency"--The Middleman must retrieve a stolen tuba that had survived the sinking of the Titanic and holds with it a curse.

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April 10, 2011--SUPERNATURAL--"My Heart Will Go On"--The Winchesters discover that they are in an alternate timeline, which may be the one from TITANIC: ADVENTURE OUT OF TIME, seen below in the Alternate Realities section. Balthazar, having hated the James Cameron film and the Celine Dion song, prevents them from existing by going back in time to the fixed point singularity, and prevents the sinking under the alias I.P. Freely. (Note that it's a common practical joke name.) Balthazar explains that he was able to alter a fixed point in time because there are no rules following the averted apocalypse. Clearly Balthazar's messing of a fixed point is responsible for almost every time traveler, divergence, curse, and major character becoming involved with this single event. Note that the descendants of those who should have died on the Titanic are dying in the manner of those who averted deaths in the FINAL DESTINATION franchise. Things that are different in the timeline where the Titanic never sank:
  • Obviously the movie Titanic was never made!
  • Dean drives a Mustang which has the original plates the Impala had - KAZ 2Y5 - until 2.20 What Is and What Should Never Be. A 65 Mustang was Kripke's original casting choice for the role of Dean's car: "When I was originally writing the show I wanted to give the guys an American muscle car. My first choice was a '65 Mustang. My neighbor said it has to be a '67 Impala, because you can put a body in the trunk. He says, 'You want a car that, when people stop next to it at the lights, they lock their doors.' " Source.
  • The Impala line of cars was not produced.
  • Ellen and Jo are alive.
  • Ellen and Bobby are married and Singer Salvage Yard is called B & E Scrap Yard. Bobby's house appears neater than usual.
  • In 2.17 Heart we learned that Sam knew Dean always played 'scissors' when they did Rock, Paper, Scissors, so Sam always won. Here Sam loses, although Dean still throws scissors.
  • In the travel agency we see Cuba is a resort island destination -- "America's favorite holiday destination" -- and Detroit was voted "America's top city."
  • Celine Dion is a "destitute lounge singer somewhere in Quebec."
  • Cas transports Sam and Dean to "White Russia." this is an old term for Belarus and may be a hint that the Russian revolution of 1917 that lead to the formation of the Soviet Union, didn't occur.
  • Other Titanic references:
    • The episode was aired on the 99th anniversary of the date the Titanic sank.
    • The travel agency is called E.J. Smith, who was the captain of the Titanic.
    • Sam and Dean stay at the White Star Motel - the White Star Line was the name of the company that owned the Titanic.
    • Sam uses a Wikipedia-like site called "Marconi Pages" named after Guglielmo Marconi the inventor of radio. The radio operators on the Titanic were employed by his company and were vital in relief efforts. Britain's postmaster-general later said "Those who have been saved, have been saved through one man, Mr. Marconi...and his marvelous invention." Source.
    • From the Supernatural: The Official Companion Season 6 - everyone is drinking Astor Cola, named after businessman John Astor who died on the ship.
    • While Sam was researching about the Titanic, the picture "Officers of the RMS Titanic", with Balthazar as First Mate I.P. Freely, is actually the picture of the captain and officers of RMS Carpathiawhich is the passenger steamship famous for rescuing the survivors of Titanic (Source).

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April 10, 2012--TITANIC 2--A replica of the Titanic sets off on the 100th anniversary of the original. A tidal wave causes an iceberg to crash into the replica. In the commentary, it's stated this same event is what freed Mega Shark in MEGA SHARK VERSUS GIANT OCTOPUS. This film has absolutely no connection to the James Cameron blockbuster, but it's certainly meant to be implied by the title.

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Traveling the distortion
Early OCT - Because the Ghostbusters, Miskatonic University, and the crew of the Lord Kitchener already closed the case, Ivan convinces his brother Fritz to travel with him back into the Bermuda Triangle to further investigate the cause of the Sharknado phenomenon. This time a space-time distortion sends them into the past, and they find themselves briefly onboard the RMS Titanic in April 1912, during a singularity event. Returned to the present, they are attacked by a monstrous scarred great white that Ivan believes to be the same one he encountered in 1990; an undead shark referred to as Bruce. Ivan tries to take samples from Bruce, but the aquatic predator is too strong and fast, and quickly overpowers its bipedal opponent, even on the dry deck. Ivan discovers that sharks are among those animals capable of killing werewolves and barely escapes with his life. Hurt, and with nothing to show for it, Ivan promises to leave the matter alone after this.
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Bruce tries to take a sample from Ivan
The RMS Titanic sank on its maiden voyage, a trip that has appeared in numerous works of fiction. SHARKNADOis a 2013 SyFy exclusive film that garnered undeserved popularity for its over-the-top premise. Bruce the Great White Shark was introduced in the 1975 movie JAWS (though he was only referred to as Bruce behind the scenes), but has been proposed to be a recurring undead "slasher" in the 2006 comic book HACK/SLASH: TRAILERS


NOV 11-18 - TIMELORD OF THE RINGS -The 8th Doctor discovers Ivan is of particular interest to the Fractal Paradox. The TARDIS, however, will still not move (or perform any other function that acknowledges Ivan's presence) while Ivan is aboard. Ivan postulates this may be related to the singularity he participated in that involved the Titanic. His efforts to study this anomaly results in the cessation of an endlessly looped videotape stored at the Arkham Ghostbusters' lab, and the creepy dead girl captured with the VHS tape in 2006 escapes, along with several duplicates created by the video-looping used to originally contain her, punctuated by a call on the Police Box telephone stating the prophetic quote "Seven Days". The Doctor notes that even the act of storing a psychic imprint in such a manner is nonsensical, and deduces that the onryō is the hybrid offspring of a human and an isomorphic being, which is something of a paradox since the ethereal cannot mate with the material. Together they detain the spirits and recombine them into a single entity, which they then trapped inside a piece of 3D Gallifreyan art called a Stasis Cube. The Doctor then deposits the cube on an uninhabited planet destined to be consumed by a black hole in a month's time.
The 8th Doctor debuted in the 1996 Made-For-TV movie DOCTOR WHO and appears in specials, audio performances, and assorted literature, as opposed to the other iterations of the Doctor, who appeared within episodes of the BBC television programme. Fractal Paradox is a variation on Faction Paradox, an antagonistic organisation in some of the adventures of the 8th Doctor, but which later spun-off into a series of stories unconnected to DOCTOR WHO, which is appropriate given the nature of paradoxi. The onryō spirit is similar to the ones seen in the various books, movies, television series, etc. based on the novel Ring (リング "Ringu") by Koji Suzuki, though this character is not stated to be Sadako, Samara, or other recorded onryō / yurei character within the franchise media. Statis Cube artwork / technology was first introduced in the 2013 Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special THE DAY OF THE DOCTOR.

22nd and 23rd centuries--FALLOUT TACTICS--The remains of Jack Dawson are found, along with the sketch of Rose and the Heart of the Ocean.  Clearly, even though it was a movie in the TVCU, the James Cameron film was more closely based on true events while in the real world, many elements were more fictitious.  Click here to find Ivan and Matt have the most detailed discussion of Titanic I've ever witnessed.  

10th April 2912--Futurama--"The Mutants Are Revolting"--The Land Titanic is launched from New New York City.

14th April 2912--Futurama--"The Mutants Are Revolting"--Four days into its maiden voyage, the Land Titanic strikes a mailbox and sinks into the New New York City sewers.

3000--FUTURAMA--"A Flight to Remember"--The Planet Express crew are on the space ship Titanic, that gets drawn into a black hole.  

3013--FUTURAMA--"Assie Come Home"--Lots of junked robots appear creating crossovers with:  GIGANTOR, STAR WARS, IRON GIANT, DOCTOR WHO, JETSONS, BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, LOST IN SPACE, MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, BUCK ROGERS, GIANT ROBO, BILL & TED, CLASH OF THE TITANS, BIG GUY & RUSTY, ROCKY, HITCHHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY,  FORBIDDEN PLANET, TERMINATOR, STAR TREK.  There is also an incident where Fry gets his head stuck in one of POOH's honey pots.  A Tatooine Land Speeder and Speedy Gonzales also appear.  Also among a wrecked ships' cargo are the Ark of the Covenant and Holy Grail (INDIANA JONES), the Golden Fleece (JASON AND THE ARGONAUGHTS), and the Heart of the Ocean (TITANIC).  


CARTOON MULTIVERSE--Alternate versions exist in the universes of MAD and ROBOT CHICKEN.  

FALLOUT UNIVERSE--Fallout Tactics: Brotherhood of Steel-- A world were the 50's Never really ended and that was been devastated by Nuclear War. This Reality has a tendency to pick up things form other Realities.
The Warrior Finds Jacks Body,the Sketch Rose,The heart of the Ocean, and a Titanic life ring while exploring the Midwest wasteland

SKITLANDIA--Technically, a series of realities where sketch comedies take place.  Shows like SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE have done parodies.  

TITANIC:  ADVENTURE OF OUT TIME:  According to master researcher Matt Hickman Titanic: Adventure Out of Time and Dust: A Tale Of The Wired West crossover thanks to a con man named Buick Riviera with each other so probably their own AU snice the good ending of Titanic: Adventure Out of Time has this happening to quote the Wiki page "the player manages to successfully obtain all four objects, history is altered with World War I, the Russian Revolution, and World War II never occurring. The Black Hand is not financed and their plan to assassinate Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria fails; the painting, which is revealed to be Adolf Hitler's "The Courtyard of the Old Residency in Munich", causes him to become a famous artist after the painting is retrieved, averting World War II; Willi's notebook makes its way to the Czar, and the Russian Revolution never occurs. Afterwards, the character retires after a successful career to a world of peace." I suppose is possible that Frank Carlson traveled from the TVCU thou

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