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Reference materials Battlefield Earth
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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)
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
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