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    from Americas finest news source.....

    A father relaxes with wife and son after a long day of building panzerkampfwagens.

    http://www.theonion.com/content/news...sci_fi_channel

    November 9, 2009 | Issue 45•46

    NEW MUNICH—The new Sci-Fi Channel series Fallen Axis, which eerily depicts a world in which Germany actually lost the Second World War, premiered Tuesday evening to high ratings in an alternate universe to our own.



    The Aryan Broadcasting Company is the Sci-Fi Channel's parent network.

    The much-anticipated television event is said to be the most ambitious ever produced by the science-fiction-themed network, which is a subsidiary of the Aryan Broadcasting Company. According to the early response, audiences in the alternate realm have been riveted by the show's vision of an inverted existence wherein a defeated Germany has been completely neutered by the Allied powers.

    "Imagine, if you will, a world in which Hitler's glorious master plan had instead ended in ignominious failure, and the Allies had somehow emerged the victors," the show's creator, Leonhardt Riefenstahl, said during an appearance on Entertainment Heute Nacht. "It would be as if everything we know to be true—the fall of Russia, the invasion and surrender of the American continents, Heinrich Braun-Hitler's consolidation of the various conquered states in 1973—had never even happened."

    Added Riefenstahl, "I think viewers all across the great worldwide National Socialist Empire are going to be terrified by the upside-down world we've created."

    Critics residing in the alternate realm have also responded positively to the show: Many praised its scarily realistic depiction of a postwar Russian-American union rising to economic dominance and superpower status with the help of gloating French and English allies.
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    "Not only is Fallen Axis a chilling, what-if story of a world gone mad, it also asks a number of important questions about what Germany's victory meant, and why its sacred mission was so critical to the fatherland and all of humankind," said Hans von Winterstein, TV critic for the Deutsche-American Zeitung. "And Rolf Staal's performance as former cowboy actor Henry Fonda II, the monstrous American president who attempts to spread his country's insidious political and economic liberalism across the globe, will horrify even the most stoic among us."

    Producers said depicting the fictional, non-German-controlled America cost upwards of 40 million reichsmarks per episode, with much of the budget going toward recreating the cities of Washington, D.C. and New York exactly as they would have appeared before the famous tide-turning Luftwaffe strike of 1951. In addition, test audiences reported being impressed by the show's painstaking portrayal of a topsy-turvy 2009 in which American big-band music plays on every radio, Mickey Mouse spouts pro-Semitic propaganda from every cinema screen, and dilution of the supreme race runs rampant.

    The show is considered by many to be another boon to the Sci-Fi Channel's fall schedule, which also includes Battlestar Gleichschaltung, a weekly drama about a starship crew that enforces the total coordination of intergalactic society and commerce, and the hit reality series Jew Hunters, in which a team of paranormal investigators scour banks and former Polish ghettos in search of Jewish spirits.

    No less an authority than the National Socialist Empire's reichsminister of propaganda Helmut Goebbels expressed his admiration for Fallen Axis in a formal address yesterday from the Reichstag.

    "The Führer and myself are enormously pleased with this provocative new program," Goebbels said. "It shows you how close Germany might have been to losing the war had Nazi scientists not perfected the vortex gun just in time, and it is a reaffirmation of the values of self-sacrifice and racial purity that Germany's magnificent victory championed."

    Added Goebbels, "However, I must strongly warn the show's creators that it would be extremely unwise of them not to include a five-minute tribute to the Führer at the beginning of all future episodes."

    could not resist...got to love the ref to the vortex gun....

    kind of makes you think .... or maybe not..
    I thought this was a pretty good take on the alternate universe discussions
    45B10 1986-91

  • #2
    Originally posted by popuptarget View Post
    A father relaxes with wife and son after a long day of building panzerkampfwagens.
    Just check the Modelling forum.
    www.histours.ru

    Siege of Leningrad battlefield tour

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    • #3
      Originally posted by ShAA View Post
      Just check the Modelling forum.
      I hope the uniform is just an exageration
      45B10 1986-91

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      • #4
        I read a book about an alternate timeline where the Germans won the war, can't think of the title (it was over 20 years ago).
        In Vino Veritas

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        • #5
          I didn't know about the Vortex Gun! Fascinating! It fires mini tornadoes at people! And you can put poison in them to make a poison tornado!

          Hardly a war winner though...

          EDIT - Oops, I was reading about the Vortex Ring Gun. Reading about the Vortex Gun now.

          I don't quite understand it. Is it true it's only for space warfare?
          Last edited by AThousandYoung; 11 Nov 09, 18:50.

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          • #6
            LOL - It made my brain hurt at first, but then I caught on...

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            • #7
              To even think that the Reich did not win the great war of liberation is unpatrotic. Shame! Shame!

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              • #8
                Originally posted by dongar1 View Post
                I read a book about an alternate timeline where the Germans won the war, can't think of the title (it was over 20 years ago).
                There was a crime mystery entitled "SS/GB" as I recall.
                "I ask, Sir, what is the militia? It is the whole people. To disarm the people is the best and most effectual way to enslave them."
                George Mason
                Co-author of the Second Amendment
                during Virginia’s Convention to Ratify the Constitution, 1788

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                • #9
                  The book or something similar was made into a movie of the week at one point.

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                  • #10
                    There is also a Rutger Hauer movie "Fatherland" set in 1960 Nazi Germany where the only powers left were Germany and the US. Hauer plays an ex Uboat commander turned Gestapo investigator. Ends up finding proof that the Jews were exterminated instead of being sent "east" (with the help of some American reporter woman). parts of the story were weak but somewhat entertaining.
                    45B10 1986-91

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                    • #11
                      "Fatherland" was the movie to which I referred.

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