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Nov 3, 2000
MS helps you hack Scientology out of Win2k registry — The Register (UK)
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
More: Page 2
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
Little choice but to give flicks the flick — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
Oct 6, 2000
This star's in the wars — Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Oct 1, 2000
Battlefield Earth (M) — Sunday Times (Australia)
Aug 14, 2000
Kiwi sect woman arrested in Northern Ireland — New Zealand Herald
Type: Press
Author(s): Catherine Field
Source: New Zealand Herald
PARIS - France has filed for the extradition of a New Zealand woman at the centre of a former religious sect which triggered nationwide controversy for alleged brainwashing of its members and violent abuse of their children. Delwin Johns-Schmidt, aged 34, was arrested in Belfast at the request of French prosecutors who filed an arrest warrant with Interpol, accusing her of kidnapping and illegally detaining her 10-year-old daughter, Victoria. The child, who was one of the sect's victims, was placed with ...
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 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
May 9, 2000
Is Scientology above the law? — Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Type: Press
Author(s): Denise Everton
Source: Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
John Travolta is a staunch supporter. So are many other Hollywood celebrities and it is from them that The Church of Scientology gets its best publicity. Yet while the promotion comes through association with high-profile names, there is rarely a lot actually discussed about the church. That is set to change with this French documentary (narrated in English and featuring subtitles) that examines the relationship between the Church of Scientology and the law in France, Germany and the United States. Incorporating ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
May 5, 2000
Television: Unmasking Scientology — Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
Type: Press
Source: Illawarra Mercury (Australia)
RELIGION in all its forms sparks intense debate but none more so in recent times perhaps than the Church of Scientology. A relatively young religion created by science fiction author Lafayette Ron Hubbard, Scientology's profile has risen sharply with the support of such high-profile acting identities as John Travolta and Juliette Lewis. Yet while most people would have an opinion on the church's ideology, there rarely seems to be much open debate about it in the social arena. That changes next ...
Item contributed by: Zhent (Anonymous)
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)
Mar 27, 2000
Travolta and Will Smith caught in religious rows — Guardian Unlimited
Type: Press
Source: Guardian Unlimited
In yet another fine weekend for protest groups, the anti-scientology group FactNet has warned that "lawsuits may soon be flying" over John Travolta's upcoming Battlefield Earth. FactNet accuses the movie - adapted from a sci-fi novel by cult founder L Ron Hubbard and starring celebrity scientologist Travolta - of accommodating "subliminal messages to surreptitiously recruit new members from the movie audience". FactNet goes on to allege that the would-be religion - beloved of Tom Cruise, Nicole Kidman and other film stars ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Mar 24, 2000
VIP treatment / Mr. Costner, would you like a film deal with that Martini? — Wall Street Journal
Mar 19, 2000
Life as Satanist propelled rocketeer — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Cecilia Rasmussen
Source: Los Angeles Times (California)
I height [sic] Don Quixote, I live on peyote, marijuana, morphine and cocaine. I never knew sadness, but only a madness that burns at the heart and the brain. –John Whiteside Parsons * He was an unorthodox genius, a poet and rocket scientist who helped give birth to an institution that would become mankind's window on the universe. He was also a devotee of the black arts, a sci-fi junkie and host of backyard orgies on Pasadena's stately Millionaires' Row. John ...
Mar 3, 2000
A cry for justice — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
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Type: Press
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
A Times Editorial: Despite a reversal in the autopsy report of Lisa McPherson, the state attorney still has an obligation to prosecute those his office believes to be responsible in her death in a Scientology hotel room. The tragedy of Lisa McPherson's death in a Scientology hotel room has turned into a sad, convoluted mess that cries out for justice. An unexplained reversal by Pinellas-Pasco Medical Examiner Joan Wood has prosecutors reviewing their case and raises questions about Wood's competence. Meanwhile, ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 29, 2000
Report urges dissolution of Scientology church in France / Europe: Panel calls group a danger to the public and a threat to national security — Los Angeles Times (California)
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Jan 18, 2000
Master of lateral movement finds freedom in expression — Sydney Morning Herald (Australia)
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