History Film / BattlefieldEarth

16th Jun '16 10:37:30 AM CheeseDogX
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-->'''Terl:''' <beat> That's it?
-->''Johnny nods''
-->''Terl shrugs''

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-->'''Terl:''' <beat> <{{beat}}> That's it?
-->''Johnny nods''
nods.''
-->''Terl shrugs''shrugs.''
16th Jun '16 10:34:03 AM CheeseDogX
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-->'''Terl:''' That's it?

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-->'''Terl:''' <beat> That's it?
16th Jun '16 10:33:18 AM CheeseDogX
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** It immediately gets {{Lampshaded}}.
-->'''Terl:''' That's it?
-->''Johnny nods''
-->''Terl shrugs''
16th Jun '16 9:50:19 AM CheeseDogX
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* BizarreAlienBiology: Psychlos have tall heads, like the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Coneheads]] with dreadlocks, breathe air that is toxic to humans (and vice versa), and even the slightest amount of radiation is deadly to them. At least one female Psychlo has an OverlyLongTongue that would make a [[Series/{{Farscape}} Luxan]] proud, though this seems to be unusual for the race as both Terl and Ker regard it as a {{fetish}}. Additionally, Terl has six fingers, though the camera doesn't focus on any other Psychlo's hands to see if that's normal.

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* BizarreAlienBiology: Psychlos have tall heads, like the [[Series/SaturdayNightLive Coneheads]] with dreadlocks, breathe air that is toxic to humans (and vice versa), and even the slightest amount of radiation is deadly to them. At least one female Psychlo has an OverlyLongTongue that would make a [[Series/{{Farscape}} Luxan]] proud, though this seems to be unusual for the race as both Terl and Ker regard it as a {{fetish}}. Additionally, Terl has six fingers, though the camera doesn't focus on any other Psychlo's hands to see if that's normal. (In the book, it's mentioned obliquely that Psychlos have six fingers one hand, and five on the other).
16th Jun '16 9:44:52 AM CheeseDogX
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The film version of Creator/LRonHubbard's ScienceFiction novel ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' was released in America on May 12, 2000, directed by Roger Christian and starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Psychlo leader Terl (he originally wanted to play the part of the book's hero, Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler, but that role eventually went to Creator/BarryPepper because Travolta was too old by then). Travolta, a self-proclaimed Hubbard fan (and Scientologist), always wanted to do the film for a long time, but had trouble securing money for it because of studios' apprehension to bankroll the film due to its connections with the real life ChurchOfHappyology. He later poured most of his own money into the project and signed on as a co-producer, and the rest... well, is history.

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The film version of Creator/LRonHubbard's ScienceFiction novel ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' was released in America on May 12, 2000, directed by Roger Christian and starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Psychlo leader Terl (he originally wanted to play the part of the book's hero, Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler, but that role eventually went to Creator/BarryPepper because Travolta was too old by then). Travolta, a self-proclaimed Hubbard fan (and Scientologist), always wanted to do the film for a long time, but had trouble securing money for it because of studios' apprehension to bankroll the film due to its connections with the real life ChurchOfHappyology. He later poured most of his own money into the project and signed on as a co-producer, and the rest... well, is history.
10th Jun '16 5:21:24 PM timotaka
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction. Ker gets his hand blown off. The most reaction this gets out of him seems to be mild confusion. Terl in turn loses his entire arm and manages to be annoyed by it.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction. Ker gets his hand blown off. The most reaction this gets out of him seems to be mild confusion. Terl in turn loses his entire arm and manages to be annoyed by it. Maybe the Psychlo physiology makes such an injury not a big deal, but the movie explains squat.
10th Jun '16 5:03:45 PM timotaka
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction. Ker gets his hand blown off. The most reaction this gets out of him seems to be mild confusion.

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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction. Ker gets his hand blown off. The most reaction this gets out of him seems to be mild confusion. Terl in turn loses his entire arm and manages to be annoyed by it.
10th Jun '16 4:49:47 PM timotaka
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* MajorInjuryUnderreaction. Ker gets his hand blown off. The most reaction this gets out of him seems to be mild confusion.
4th Jun '16 6:25:07 PM Fireblood
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The film version of Creator/LRonHubbard's ScienceFiction novel ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' was released in America on May 12, 2000, directed by Roger Christian and starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Psychlo leader Terl (he originally wanted to play the part of the book's hero, Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler, but that role eventually went to Creator/BarryPepper because Travolta was too old by then). Travolta, a self-proclaimed Hubbard fan, always wanted to do the film for a long time, but had trouble securing money for it because of studios' apprehension to bankroll the film due to its connections with the real life ChurchOfHappyology. He later poured most of his own money into the project and signed on as a co-producer, and the rest... well, is history.

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The film version of Creator/LRonHubbard's ScienceFiction novel ''Literature/BattlefieldEarth'' was released in America on May 12, 2000, directed by Roger Christian and starring Creator/JohnTravolta as Psychlo leader Terl (he originally wanted to play the part of the book's hero, Jonnie "Goodboy" Tyler, but that role eventually went to Creator/BarryPepper because Travolta was too old by then). Travolta, a self-proclaimed Hubbard fan, fan (and Scientologist), always wanted to do the film for a long time, but had trouble securing money for it because of studios' apprehension to bankroll the film due to its connections with the real life ChurchOfHappyology. He later poured most of his own money into the project and signed on as a co-producer, and the rest... well, is history.
20th May '16 1:53:44 PM CaptainCrawdad
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** They all have eleven fingers each in the book. It's a weird math plot point.



** On the other hand, their word for human switches between "man-animal" and just plain human.



* ColorWash: Mostly blue saturates everything. In some scenes, yellow.
** In-universe, Psychlo security footage is all in green for no discernible reason. Perhaps they use old Apple [=IIe=] monitors.

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* ColorWash: Mostly blue saturates everything. In some scenes, yellow.
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yellow. In-universe, Psychlo security footage is all in green for no discernible reason. Perhaps they use old Apple [=IIe=] monitors.
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