Jim Marrs on a satellite broadcast pimping L. Ron Hubbard’s Battlefield Earth. Photo from Pacific Television Center.
Doomed forever to repackage and resell the same old works of L. Ron Hubbard over and over ad infinitum, the Church of Scientology has now decided to relaunch one of the worst SciFi books ever, and here we speak of Battlefield Earth — which was also one of the worst movies ever. That the movie starred Scientologist John Travolta was perhaps the main reason for the epic awfulness of the movie. The book and the movie were bad because L. Ron Hubbard’s “Battlefield Earth” fails in so many areas. The plot, characters, dialogue and the writing itself are idiotic, turgid, and laughable. The book is unreadable in its present form.
A cursory look at the Galaxy Press website show the original 1982 first edition of Battlefield Earth still being offered at $75.00. This means Galaxy was never able to move all of its 1982 Battlefield Earth stock — and yet it is now trying to sell a 2016 edition.
So what to do? How does the Church of Scientology’s for-profit Galaxy Press hype and sell the unreadable Battlefield Earth?
This is where UFO, NWO, JFK assassination writer, and 911 Truther Jim Marrs enters the picture. That Scientology’s Galaxy Press has hired master conspiracy theorist Jim Marrs to help promote Battlefield Earth is bizarre on so many levels: