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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 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
Nov 28, 1999
John Travolta's alien nation — Washington Post
Oct 5, 1999
Travolta shocker / The gay charges and the truth about his marriage — National Enquirer
Aug 5, 1999
Battlefield Travolta — NOW Magazine
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Type: Press
Author(s): Enzo Di Matteo
Source: NOW Magazine
Scientology's biggest star comes to Canada to make a movie that will bring church's values and villains to a theatre near you Members of the Church of Scientology were in Yorkville this past holiday weekend, questionnaires in hand, to collect opinions about the church from passersby. It's been a difficult couple of years for Scientology, which is trying to polish its fringe image as it awaits word from Revenue Canada about its application for charitable status. But positive PR may be ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Jun 28, 1999
Defenders of the faith should stand at ease — Daily Variety (Hollywood, California)
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Type: Press
Author(s): Peter Bart
Source: Daily Variety (Hollywood, California)
THE MOST MAIL Daily Variety has received this year about a single article has come in response to a story that the newspaper will never run. The subject was Scientology and its influence on Hollywood. The story was in the process of being researched by our film editor, Dan Cox, who recently left the paper to accept a job as a literary agent without finishing the article. In approaching his story, Cox was impressed by the fact that the Scientologists, who've ...
Apr 1, 1999
The Thetans' revenge — New Times Los Angeles
Jan 29, 1999
Cult film — Washington City Paper
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 1 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
ANNOUNCER: On December 14, 1998, this is “Investigative Reports”. BILL KURTIS: Hello, I’m Bill Kurtis. It is America’s most controversial religion. Some, in fact, say it’s not a religion at all. For 40 years, the Church of Scientology has flourished in this country, while under constant attack by the government, the media, and the psychiatric profession. It’s been perceived as an organization interested only in money making, which brainwashes its members and then bankrupts them; all untrue, say its leaders and ...
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 10 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
outside Celebrity Centre; newspaper article titled “Scientology–A Long Trail of Controversy”; another shot of Celebrity Centre; part of newspaper article title “struggle for credibility” VO: Over its rocky 45- year history, Scientology has driven for mainstream acceptance. DAVID MISCAVIGE (interview): People have been searching for thousands of years for spiritual release and freedom, and what we have in Scientology is the answer. How to achieve that. JOHN TRAVOLTA (on movie set in Army camouflage outfit): Ultimately, the whole purpose is to ...
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 4 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
outside Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles; magazine “Bay Guardian” with cover story “Scientology secrets revealed in 2 million dollar consumer fraud case”; outside AOLA building in Los Angeles; news footage from Julie Christofferson Titchbourne trial in Portland, with Scienos picketing VO: The ’80s saw a series of lawsuits brought against the Church of Scientology. Ex-members united, claiming they had been lied to and bilked out of millions of dollars. In 1985, an ex-Scientologist was awarded $39 million after she claimed the ...
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 8 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
Clearwater picket 1997–Xenu picketing with sign saying “L. Ron Hubbard: Psychotic CON MAN”, other picketers with signs saying “www.scientology-kills.net” “Xenu Crossing (inside a yellow sign on picket sign)”; Deana Holmes with sign saying “Did Standard Tech kill Lisa?”; lecture at Scientology church VO: While church administration is busy dealing with a steady stream of conflict, individual Scientologists are out among the people, spreading Hubbard’s word at every opportunity. MIKE RINDER: Well, you know, the aims of Scientology are a civilization without ...
Dec 14, 1998
Investigative Reports: Inside Scientology [Part 9 of 10] — Arts and Entertainment Channel
Type: TV
Source: Arts and Entertainment Channel
Crowd of people outside Celebrity Centre in Los Angeles; picture of Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman VO: The high profile role of Scientology’s celebrities– which include America’s most popular actor, Tom Cruise– adds to Scientology’s mystique. footage of Travolta being presented with a “1998 Celebrity with glamour of the year” (?) award from somebody (glass trophy with red and blue hand prints painted on it) JOHN TRAVOLTA (on movie set in Army camouflage outfit) (voice of and on camera): I’m part ...
Dec 13, 1998
High profile couple never pairs church and state — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Mary Jacoby
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
ASHINGTON – Cable News Network legal analyst Greta Van Susteren and her wealthy trial-lawyer husband, John Coale, are a Beltway power couple. She is the co-host of CNN's top-rated Burden of Proof. He is a mover behind the multi-billion-dollar anti-tobacco lawsuits. Both have dined at the White House. And what about the fact they belong to a religion that teaches of Xenu, evil head of the Galactic Confederation? Who flew people to Teegeeack (Earth) 75-million years ago in space ships, chained ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Aug 25, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 3 — FACTnet
Type: Account
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): AbortionAnnie M. Tidman (aka Annie Broeker aka Annie Logan aka Lisa Mitchell)Arthur HubbardArthur RunningbearAuditingBattlefield EarthCancerCat Morrow ClingerCatherine "Cathy" Bernardini (aka Cathy Rinder)Children, youthCindy SchaffnerCommittee of Evidence ("Comm Ev")Confidential preclear (PC) folderDavid Miscavige: physical violenceDennis ErlichDestroying/hiding/falsifying evidencesDiana Hubbard HorwichDiane CollettoDiane MorrisonDivorceE-MeterEarle C. CooleyEnd of cycle ("EOC")Eugene "Gene" DenkEugene M. IngramFACTNetFalse imprisonmentFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationG. Megan ShieldsGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHomosexualityIntrospection Rundown (also, "Baby watch")InurementJesse PrinceJohn CollettoJohn G. PetersonJohn RyanJohn TravoltaJohn WardJonathan "Jon" HorwichKevin TrueL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence E. "Larry" HellerLisa McPhersonLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMargery WakefieldMarian BenderMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Sue (Whipp) HubbardMedical claimsMichael "Mike" EldridgeNorman F. StarkeyPatrick D. "Pat" Broeker (aka Mike Mitchell)PerjuryPregnancyPriscilla PresleyPrivate investigator(s)Raymond "Ray" MithoffRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Richard G. "Rick" CruzenRichard N. AznaranRick ClingerRobert "Bob" SchaffnerRon MiscavigeSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Security check ("sec check")Seth ThomasShawn MorrisonSherman D. LenskeSpanky TaylorStacy Brooks YoungSue PriceSuicideSusie Watson TaylorSuzette HubbardTerri Gillham (aka Terri Gamboa)Tom CruiseVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWilliam "Bill" PriceXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Aug 25, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 4 — FACTnet
Type: Interview
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAndre TabayoyonAssetsAuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Chick CoreaChris SilcockChurch of Scientology of California (CSC)Church of Spiritual Technology (CST) (dba, L. Ron Hubbard Library)Confidential preclear (PC) folderCostDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDeathDennis ErlichDiane MorrisonEd BrewerEugene M. IngramFACTNetFair gameFalse imprisonmentFraud, lie, deceit, misrepresentationGerald "Gerry" ArmstrongGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsHard sellInternal Revenue Service (IRS)International Association of Scientologists (IAS)Jeff ShriverJesse PrinceJohn TravoltaKevin TrueLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLawrence E. "Larry" HellerLichtensteinLyman D. SpurlockMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMorag BellmaineMV Freewinds (formerly, La Bohème)Norman F. StarkeyPotential Trouble Source (PTS)Private investigator(s)Registrar (also, to "reg")Rehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Richard N. AznaranRobert "Bob" MithoffRobin ScottRon MiscavigeSea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Sherman D. LenskeStephanie SilcockStephen A. LenskeSuicideSuppressive person (SP)WeaponsWorld Institute of Scientology Enterprises (WISE)
Aug 24, 1998
Jesse Prince interviews – Tape 2 — FACTnet
Type: Interview
Source: FACTnet
Tag(s): Advanced Ability CenterAmerican Saint Hill Organization (ASHO)AuditingAuthor Services, Inc. (ASI) (dba, Galaxy Press) (subsidiary of Church of Spiritual Technology)Battlefield EarthBen ShawBent CorydonCelebrity CentreCharles B. O'ReillyChick CoreaChurch of Scientology International (CSI)Cindy SchaffnerDavid MayoDavid MiscavigeDeathDiane CollettoDisconnectionDivorceEarle C. CooleyEugene M. IngramFACTNetFalse imprisonmentGary ClingerGold Base (also, "INT Base") @ Gilman Hot SpringsGolden Era ProductionsHarry PaneerInurementJesse PrinceJim MooneyJohn CollettoJohn G. PetersonJohn TravoltaJoseph A. YannyJudge Paul G. Breckenridge Jr.Judge Ronald E. SwearingerKelly PrestonKirstie AlleyL. Ron Hubbard's deathLawrence "Larry" WollersheimLisa Marie PresleyLyman D. SpurlockLynn FarneyMarc YagerMark C. "Marty" RathbunMary Florence (Flo) BarnettMichael Jackson (singer)Michelle "Shelly" Miscavige (né Barnett)Mimi RogersNarconon (aka Scientology drug rehab)New Era Dianetics for Operating Thetans (NOTs)Nicole KidmanNorman F. StarkeyPhoebe MaurerPregnancyPriscilla PresleyPrivate investigator(s)Raymond "Ray" MithoffRehabilitation Project Force (RPF)Religious Technology Center (RTC)Robert "Bob" MithoffRobert "Bob" SchaffnerSalarySea Organization (Sea Org, SO)Slave laborStanley ClarkSuicideSuppressive person (SP)Tom CruiseVicki J. (McRae) AznaranWarren L. McShaneXenu (Operating Thetan level 3, OT 3, Wall of Fire)
Mar 29, 1998
Scientology's influence grows in Washington — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): David Dahl
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
WASHINGTON – After years of holding the U.S. government in contempt, the Church of Scientology is enlisting members of Congress, the U.S. State Department and even President Clinton to advance its agenda in foreign lands. Prodded by the Scientologists' paid lobbyists and its cadre of sympathetic entertainers, several lawmakers and the Clinton administration have criticized the German government for allegedly discriminating against Scientology practitioners. They even got their argument against Germany to the floor of the House of Representatives last November. ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
Feb 28, 1998
German panel brings concerns on Scientology to Washington — St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
Type: Press
Author(s): Jack R. Payton
Source: St. Petersburg Times (Florida)
There are some Germans out there who don't trust John Travolta. Not only that, at least one of these Germans - actually a member of Germany's parliament - doesn't at all like the idea of Travolta talking with the president of the United States or his national security adviser, Sandy Berger, about the state of U.S.-German relations. The reason this German lawmaker worries about the popular movie actor getting to see the president and his advisers is that Travolta is a ...
Item contributed by: Ron Sharp
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