History Literature / Replay

23rd Apr '18 4:08:08 AM GusF
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** Jeff and Pamela decided to go public about their experiences during the fifth replay (in 1969). Initially, they were able to bring about positive changes by preventing man-made disasters and reducing the death tolls of natural disasters. When a secretive government agency forced them to reveal the shape of things to come, history began to change significantly. [[spoiler: In November 1969, Colonel Gaddafi was assassinated and a terrorist organisation calling itself the November Squad, led by Gaddafi's younger brother, began a campaign of attacks against the US and American troops in the Middle East. Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in the 1976 election. After the outbreak of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, President Reagan sent troops to Iran in an attempt to keep the Shah in power, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides. Shortly afterwards, the November Squad bombed Madison Square Garden. The death toll was estimated at 682. The invasion of Iran inflamed tensions between the US and the Soviet Union and border skirmishes between the superpowers became common. In 1985, the November Squad was responsible for the destruction of the Golden Gate Bridge and a massacre at the United Nations Building in New York City. These attacks led to the declaration of martial law in the United States. The 1988 presidential election was postponed indefinitely due to the recently introduced restrictions on mass public gatherings with the US government essentially being run by the directors of the CIA, FBI and NSA as a troika. As such, the United States was well on its way to becoming a fascist state. By this time that the replay ends on October 18, 1988, the US and the Soviet Union had managed to avoid nuclear war but Jeff believed that it may only be a matter of time.]]

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** Jeff and Pamela decided to go public about their experiences during the fifth replay (in 1969). Initially, they were able to bring about positive changes by preventing man-made disasters and reducing the death tolls of natural disasters. When a secretive government agency forced them to reveal the shape of things to come, history began to change significantly. [[spoiler: In November 1969, Colonel Gaddafi was assassinated and assassinated, by the US government in spite of Agent Russell Hedges' protests to the contrary. In response, a terrorist organisation calling itself the November Squad, led by Gaddafi's younger brother, began a campaign of attacks against the US and American troops in the Middle East. Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in the 1976 election. After the outbreak of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, President Reagan sent troops to Iran in an attempt to keep the Shah in power, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides. Shortly afterwards, the November Squad bombed Madison Square Garden. The death toll was estimated at 682. The invasion of Iran inflamed tensions between the US and the Soviet Union and border skirmishes between the superpowers became common. In 1985, the November Squad was responsible for the destruction of the Golden Gate Bridge and a massacre at the United Nations Building in New York City. These attacks led to the declaration of martial law in the United States. The 1988 presidential election was postponed indefinitely due to the recently introduced restrictions on mass public gatherings with the US government essentially being run by the directors of the CIA, FBI and NSA as a troika. As such, the United States was well on its way to becoming a fascist state. By this time that the replay ends ended on October 18, 1988, the US and the Soviet Union had managed to avoid nuclear war but Jeff believed that it may only be a matter of time.]]
22nd Apr '18 4:04:24 PM GusF
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* AlternateHistory: Given the length of time this character loops, each "replay" is one of these by differing degrees. Some of the replays effect wider history as opposed to no more than the replayers' personal histories.

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* AlternateHistory: Given the length of time this character loops, each "replay" is one of these by differing degrees. Some of the replays effect wider history as opposed to no more than the replayers' personal histories. Others change things on a global scale.


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** Jeff and Pamela decided to go public about their experiences during the fifth replay (in 1969). Initially, they were able to bring about positive changes by preventing man-made disasters and reducing the death tolls of natural disasters. When a secretive government agency forced them to reveal the shape of things to come, history began to change significantly. [[spoiler: In November 1969, Colonel Gaddafi was assassinated and a terrorist organisation calling itself the November Squad, led by Gaddafi's younger brother, began a campaign of attacks against the US and American troops in the Middle East. Ronald Reagan defeated Jimmy Carter in the 1976 election. After the outbreak of the Iranian Revolution in 1979, President Reagan sent troops to Iran in an attempt to keep the Shah in power, resulting in heavy casualties on both sides. Shortly afterwards, the November Squad bombed Madison Square Garden. The death toll was estimated at 682. The invasion of Iran inflamed tensions between the US and the Soviet Union and border skirmishes between the superpowers became common. In 1985, the November Squad was responsible for the destruction of the Golden Gate Bridge and a massacre at the United Nations Building in New York City. These attacks led to the declaration of martial law in the United States. The 1988 presidential election was postponed indefinitely due to the recently introduced restrictions on mass public gatherings with the US government essentially being run by the directors of the CIA, FBI and NSA as a troika. As such, the United States was well on its way to becoming a fascist state. By this time that the replay ends on October 18, 1988, the US and the Soviet Union had managed to avoid nuclear war but Jeff believed that it may only be a matter of time.]]
21st Apr '18 3:43:38 PM GusF
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** Pamela's follow-up film ''Continuum'' in the same replay. While ''Starsea'' is critically acclaimed and one of the most successful films ever made, ''Continuum'' is a financial flop which is completely savaged by critics.
21st Apr '18 2:51:22 AM GusF
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* AlternateHistory: Given the length of time this character loops, each "replay" is one of these by differing degrees.

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* AlternateHistory: Given the length of time this character loops, each "replay" is one of these by differing degrees. Some of the replays effect wider history as opposed to no more than the replayers' personal histories.
** In the first replay, Jeff writes a threatening letter to JFK in Lee Harvey Oswald's name the week before the assassination and Oswald is arrested by the FBI. JFK is instead assassinated by Nelson Bennett.
** A more minor one. In the second replay, Pamela is married to Creator/DustinHoffman from 1969 to 1975.
20th Apr '18 3:45:44 PM GusF
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* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: ''Starsea'' in the third replay. The film was directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg with special effects by Creator/GeorgeLucas.

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* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: ''Starsea'' in the third replay. The film was directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg with special effects by Creator/GeorgeLucas.
20th Apr '18 3:43:53 PM GusF
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* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: ''Starsea''.

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* DifferentWorldDifferentMovies: ''Starsea''.''Starsea'' in the third replay. The film was directed by Creator/StevenSpielberg with special effects by Creator/GeorgeLucas.
20th Apr '18 2:54:32 PM GusF
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** However, one major example of ArtisticLicenseHistory occurs in the third replay: Jeff attends a nightclub performance given by Sidney Bechet in Paris in 1963. In reality, Bechet died in 1959.

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** However, one major example of ArtisticLicenseHistory occurs in the third replay: Jeff attends a nightclub performance given by Sidney Bechet in Paris in 1963.1963 or 1964. In reality, Bechet died in 1959.
20th Apr '18 2:52:06 PM GusF
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** However, one major example of ArtisticLicenseHistory occurs in the third replay: Jeff attends a nightclub performance given by Sidney Bechet in Paris in 1963 or 1964. In reality, Bechet died in 1959.

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** However, one major example of ArtisticLicenseHistory occurs in the third replay: Jeff attends a nightclub performance given by Sidney Bechet in Paris in 1963 or 1964.1963. In reality, Bechet died in 1959.
20th Apr '18 2:35:43 PM GusF
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** However, one major example of ArtisticLicenseHistory occurs in the third replay: Jeff attends a nightclub performance given by Sidney Bechet in Paris in 1963 or 1964. In reality, Bechet died in 1959.
20th Apr '18 2:07:17 AM GusF
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** When Frank drags him to see ''Film/DrNo'' for the fourth or fifth time in the first replay, Jeff says, "At least it's not Creator/RogerMoore."



* WhoShotJFK: Jeff tries to stop Lee Harvey Oswald a week beforehand, but realizes there must be a larger conspiracy because the assassination still happens, just with a different shooter.

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* WhoShotJFK: Jeff tries to stop Lee Harvey Oswald a week beforehand, but realizes there must be a larger conspiracy because the assassination still happens, just with a different shooter.shooter.
** The different shooter is Nelson Bennett, a Communist with links to the Soviet embassy in Mexico. Like Oswald, he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby in the basement of Dallas Police Headquarters on November 24, 1963.
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