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Reference materials Battlefield Earth
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Mar 28, 2010
I penned the suckiest movie ever - sorry! — New York Post
Type: Press
Author(s): J. D. Shapiro
Source: New York Post
This month, "Battlefield Earth," the blockbuster bomb based on the novel by Scientology founder L. Ron Hubbard, won the Razzie for "Worst Movie of the Decade." J.D. Shapiro, the film's first screenwriter, accepted the award in person. Shapiro, who also wrote the screenplay for "Robin Hood: Men in Tights," "We Married Margo," and is developing a King Arthur spoof called "524 AD" (, explains what it's like to be attached to one of Hollywood's most notorious flops. Let me start by ...
Nov 5, 2009
Blown for Good / Behind the iron curtain of Scientology (book) - 25 Never let me down again — BFG Books
Nov 3, 2009
Hollywood sideshow: inside the Scientology museum — The Age (Australia)
Jul 25, 2009
Is John Travolta cracking up? It's not just grief - and guilt - over his dead son that are tearing the actor apart — Daily Mail (UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Paul Scott
Source: Daily Mail (UK)
Dead of night, and on a deserted Florida landing strip, the silence of the oppressively hot early hours is broken by the low whirring of an electric golf cart, driving lazy circuits. At the wheel is a bulky, lone figure, hunched forward over the controls as he tries to kill time during another long, sleepless night. It is a sight that has become something of a regular occurrence in recent weeks, as Hollywood star John Travolta acts out his bizarre nocturnal ...
May 28, 2009
L. Ron Hubbard's last refuge — New Times SLO (San Luis Obispo, California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Colin Rigley
Source: New Times SLO (San Luis Obispo, California)
In Santa Barbara’s Church of Scientology, as in each such outpost worldwide, an innocuous office sits equipped but vacant. This office is located beyond shelves of shrink-wrapped books, beyond training rooms, the “comm” rooms, and a room occupied by enigmatic bowls of stones and other obscure objects. The office, with white walls and plush blue-and-gray carpeting, waits, should he somehow return, for the man once known as L. Ron Hubbard. His full name was Lafayette Ronald Hubbard. His followers—in keeping with ...
Jun 27, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 10: Rolling at Last
Type: Book
Author(s): Jeff Hawkins
It was a warm August day in 1986. I was in my office on the third floor of the main building in the PAC Scientology complex in LA — "Big Blue." We had the windows open and the fans running, to try to suck in any vestige of a breeze that we could. Out the open window, I could see Fountain Avenue below me, and across the street, New York George’s, where I sometimes had a bowl of chili. A simmering ...
Jun 13, 2008
Counterfeit Dreams - Chapter 9: Going My Way
Type: Book
Author(s): Jeff Hawkins
Foster and I were in a state of semi-panic as we waited for Julia to get off the phone. We were in an isolated corridor in the American Saint Hill Organization, part of the Scientology Complex – the big blue building in LA. Julia, my de facto senior at Author Services, was huddled in one of the public phone booths, talking quietly, her back to us. Foster and I kept a respectful distance across the corridor, where we looked down at ...
Apr 30, 2007
Romney favors Hubbard novel — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Jim Rutenberg
Source: New York Times
“What’s your favorite novel?” is a perennial campaign question, the answer to which presumably gives insight into leadership. A “Moby-Dick” lover may understand the perils of obsessively chasing of a goal. A fan of “To Kill a Mockingbird” may well focus on racial justice. When asked his favorite novel in an interview shown yesterday on the Fox News Channel, Mitt Romney pointed to “Battlefield Earth,” a novel by L. Ron Hubbard, the founder of Scientology. That book was turned into a ...
Sep 15, 2006
Brad Grey's Scientology Scare — Radar Online
Type: Press
Author(s): Jeff Bercovici
Source: Radar Online
When Viacom kingpin Sumner Redstone cited Tom Cruise's personal conduct as the reason for killing his production deal with Paramount, the 83-year-old mogul's candor rocked Hollywood. But Radar has learned Redstone may have let Cruise off easy, particularly in light of allegations the actor dispatched goons from the Church of Scientology to intimidate Redstone's studio chieftan, Brad Grey. According to a high-ranking media executive, Paramount Pictures honcho Grey had a highly unpleasant run-in with the Church during his tense negotiations with ...
Jul 24, 2005
L. Ron Hubbard, founder — Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Type: Press
Author(s): Virginia Linn
Source: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Lafayette Ronald Hubbard, a science fiction writer who founded the Church of Scientology 51 years ago, saw his teachings span the globe before his death in 1986. Born in Tilden, Neb., on March 13, 1911, the son of a Navy officer, he described an early life rich in adventure and travel to exotic lands, where his encounters with Blackfoot Indians, Chinese Buddhist priests and other cultures helped influence his writings as well as his spiritual beliefs. Hubbard was a writer of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 19, 2002
Scientology publisher spins off fiction press — Publisher's Weekly
Type: Press
Author(s): Steven Zeitchik
Source: Publisher's Weekly
BRIDGE PUBLICATIONS, the publishing arm of the Scientology movement, has spun off a new press to handle fiction titles. The house responsible for the Battlefield Earth series and all literary licenses associated with L. Ron Hubbard has formed Galaxy Press, whose staff of eight employees worked on the fiction line at Bridge. Galaxy will be run by John Goodwin, who once served as v-p, public relations for Bridge. While Galaxy has no immediate plans to hire additional personnel, spokesperson Elise Toth ...
Sep 27, 2001
Sympathy for the Devil — New Times Los Angeles
Type: Press
Author(s): Tony Ortega
Source: New Times Los Angeles
Tory Bezazian was a veteran Scientologist who loved going after church critics. Until she met the darkest detractor of all. Last year, Church of Scientology operatives received an alarming tip: During the upcoming 2000 MTV Movie Awards scheduled for June 8, a short South Park film parodying Battlefield Earth would feature the character Cartman wiping his ass with a copy of L. Ron Hubbard's sacred text, Dianetics. The tip was erroneous. Cartman would actually be wiping his ass with a Scientology ...
Jun 1, 2001
Losing his religion? — L.A. Weekly (California)
Type: Press
Source: L.A. Weekly (California)
In other Scientology news, OffBeat was amazed to read in US weekly earlier this month that Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman had begun severing their ties to the Church of Scientology. US also reported that Cruise, while filming the Warner Bros. film Eyes Wide Shut, had “hinted” to the studio that releasing the John Travolta project Battlefield Earth would be a mistake. A week later, however, US Weekly ran a “For the Record” notice declaring that the magazine had subsequently “found” ...
Oct 19, 2000
Earth under threat again as Travolta hints at sci-fi sequel — Guardian Unlimited
Type: Press
Source: Guardian Unlimited
John Travolta has threatened to make a sequel to his universally slammed sci-fi epic Battlefield Earth. Defending the scientology-inspired film to journalists this week, he said: "The bottom line is that I feel really good about it. Here I was taking big chances, breaking a new genre I am so thrilled, believe it or not, at the outcome because I didn't believe I could get it done." Asked whether there would be a 'Battlefield 2' he said: "Sure.Yeah." Described by critics ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 18, 2000
'Battlefield Earth' sequel considered // John Travolta considers Battlefield 2 — ABC News
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Type: Press
Source: ABC News
Battlefield Earth may have been one of the most critically mauled movies of the year, but that's not stopping John Travolta from talking about a sequel. “The bottom line is that I feel really good about it. Here I was taking big chances, breaking a new genre,” said Travolta. “I am so thrilled, believe it or not, at the outcome, because I didn’t believe I could get it done,” an upbeat Travolta told journalists this week, adding that critics have a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Oct 14, 2000
Battlefield Earth — Canberra Times (Australia)
Oct 14, 2000
Little choice but to give flicks the flick — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Oct 10, 2000
Bad guys good to the king of cool — Canberra Times (Australia)
Oct 6, 2000
This star's in the wars — Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Oct 5, 2000
Bizarre Battlefield has B-grade appeal — The Age (Australia)
Oct 1, 2000
Battlefield Earth (M) — Sunday Times (Australia)
Aug 17, 2000
Group threatens legal battle against Battlefield Earth — KOAT Albuquerque
Type: Press
Source: KOAT Albuquerque
FactNet, a group battling Scientology, warned Thursday that "lawsuits may soon be flying" over MGM's upcoming release of Battlefield Earth, based on a sci-fi novel by Scientology's late founder L. Ron Hubbard and starring the group's most outspoken celebrity, John Travolta. In a statement, FactNet charged that Scientology "has placed subliminal messages in the BattleField Earth film master to surreptitiously recruit new members from the movie audience," that it secretly financed the film, that it will use the film to recruit ...
May 31, 2000
Cult classic — Guardian Unlimited
Type: Press
Author(s): Duncan Campbell
Source: Guardian Unlimited
Does John Travolta's Battlefield Earth contain subliminal messages recruiting Scientologists? Amid a flurry of bizarre claims and counterclaims, only one thing is certain: it is one of the worst movies ever made. Duncan Campbell reports It is the year 3000 and "man-animals" are scrabbling for survival in the lonely expanse of what the mighty Psychlos describe as "this pitiful excuse for a planet". It is also the year 2000 and a mere seven man-animals are scrabbling for their popcorn in the ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 28, 2000
You're so vain... — The Observer (London, UK)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mark Morris
Source: The Observer (London, UK)
John Travolta's vanity project Battlefield Earth has taken 10 years to make and is set to be the turkey of the year. But, as Mark Morris explains, he's not the first star whose labour of love has resulted in risible self-indulgence There's nothing like a real Hollywood flop. Not an average bad movie doing averagely badly, but a complete wreck of a film that makes you wonder what the hell anyone was thinking of when they decided to make it and ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 21, 2000
Letters: Battle rages — Sunday Times (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Sunday Times (Australia)
RE Travolta's Battlefield (May 7) which reports on John Travolta's new film about Scientology. Now I've heard it all. Subliminal messages in our movie theatres - what next? LSD in the popcorn as part of some pre-conditioning experiment by the Psychlos? This so-called watchdog, FACTNet, wouldn't be the first small group that has come up with some "controversy" to launch themselves into the spotlight. The only connection between Battlefield Earth and Scientology is the author, L. Ron Hubbard. Mr Hubbard was ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
May 17, 2000
Stay in touch: Critics go into battle — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
[...] If you run into a Scientologist today, don't do the usual thing of crossing the road/city/country to avoid them. Instead, look sympathetically on them, maybe even give them a hug of consolation, for we think there may be some mourning happening among the followers of L. Ron Hubbard. The first reviews are in for the multi-multi-million-dollar film based on one of L. Ron's off-the-planet science-fiction yarns (and no, we don't mean Dianetics), Battlefield Earth, and they don't make for pretty ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
May 15, 2000
Travolta's Religious Battlefield: Critics say movie bolsters Scientology — San Francisco Chronicle (California)
Type: Press
Author(s): Don Lattin
Source: San Francisco Chronicle (California)
John Travolta insists that Battlefield Earth, his $90 million screen homage to L. Ron Hubbard, has nothing to do with his longtime devotion to the Church of Scientology. Hubbard is both the founder of that controversial religious movement and the author of the 1982 science-fiction novel that forms the basis of Travolta's latest movie. Battlefield Earth is just a great story, Travolta says, and he finally has enough Hollywood leverage to push his pet project onto the big screen. Mark Bunker ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 12, 2000
Battlefield of dreams — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Thomas C. Tobin
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
L. Ron Hubbard said he didn't want his science-fiction work to be a press release for the church he founded. Nevertheless, the connections between Battlefield Earth and Scientology are worth noting. Put him in front of a typewriter and L. Ron Hubbard's fingers flew. He did not "piddle around" with his prose like other writers, as his friend and fellow science fiction author, Robert A. Heinlein, observed in a 1982 letter. Known in the 1930s and 1940s as a writer of ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
May 11, 2000
'Battlefield Earth': Film Dogged by Links to Scientology Founder — New York Times
Type: Press
Author(s): Rick Lyman
Source: New York Times
HOLLYWOOD, May 10 — The anticult networks are kicking up a fuss. Discussion on Internet movie sites is picking over the potentially sinister implications. Anonymous e-mails are whizzing around the country charging that, among other things, subliminal messages are being used to recruit unsuspecting moviegoers. Big summer action movies, filled with stars and special effects, don't often come with such fascinating accessories. Battlefield Earth, starring John Travolta as a nine-foot alien with talons for fingers, will open in more than 2,000 ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Apr 3, 2000
Interplanetary film wars — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Glenn Whipp
Source: Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
[...] What's left after these travesties and Mission to Mars? Two big-budget entries are slated for mid-year. The first, Battlefield Earth, finds Scientologist John Travolta starring in this adaptation of movement founder L. Ron Hubbard's evil alien novel. The script has drawn derision on Internet sites, and photos of Travolta in alien makeup have only made things worse. [...]
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
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