By mjr | REVERSEBLOG: the reverse shot blog June 29, 2005 at 4:53AM
Interesting article concerning the connections between scientology, Tom Cruise, the new "war of the worlds" film, and H.G. Wells in the voice. it got me thinking about a less high-profile, but perhaps more insidious, film with l. ron-worshipping stars and possible dianetic messages—"Look Who's Talking" anyone? My friend mark and I came up with this during one of those late night college shit-shooting sessions: the inimitable John Travolta and pre-obese kristi alley (both scientologists) were involved in the groundbreaking project. If you recall (but who could really forget?), the film's opening gives voice to the thoughts of a sperm cell on its journey down the fallopian tube. What's creepy about this is that a tenant of scientology has the mind active even during this stage in human development, when sperm and ovum haven't even merged— already the bad "engrams" that cause so much trouble for the individual later on in life are being picked up on by an entity conscious in some form. lord knows how many impressionable minds were twisted into accepting the scientologist view of pre-embryonic existence through this supposedly family-friendly comedy.