Web watch Jack Schofield
Thursday May 18, 2000
Warner Bros new Battlefield Earth is generating huge interest because of the Scientology connection: it stars Scientologist John Travolta and is based on a book by the cult's founder, science fiction writer L Ron Hubbard. The official website seems no better than the film, so try Factnet which is covering allegations that the movie includes subliminal messages promoting Scientology. It all makes Gladiator sound dull, though at least the website http://gladiator-thefilm.com is just about passable.