History Literature / BattlefieldEarth

16th Apr '18 10:03:58 PM jormis29
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* AuthorAvatar: The earliest covers portrayed [[MartyStu Jonny Goodboy Tyler]] as having a close physical resemblance to none other than L. Ron Hubbard himself. Later editions have Jonnie more closely resembling Barry Bostwick in the film ''Megaforce'', with just a hint of Creator/ChuckNorris.

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* AuthorAvatar: The earliest covers portrayed [[MartyStu Jonny Goodboy Tyler]] as having a close physical resemblance to none other than L. Ron Hubbard himself. Later editions have Jonnie more closely resembling Barry Bostwick Creator/BarryBostwick in the film ''Megaforce'', ''Film/{{Megaforce}}'', with just a hint of Creator/ChuckNorris.
6th Mar '18 3:04:59 PM Illyahr
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* LudicrousGibs: What happens when a Psychlo is hit by [[spoiler: [[DepletedUranium the ammo with a touch of nuclear material]] causing all of the breath-gas in their system to [[PinkMist violently react]].]]

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* LudicrousGibs: What happens when a Psychlo is hit by [[spoiler: [[DepletedUranium [[DepletedPhlebotinumShells the ammo with a touch of nuclear material]] causing all of the breath-gas in their system to [[PinkMist violently react]].]]
6th Mar '18 3:02:23 PM Illyahr
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* LudicrousGibs: What happens when a Psychlo is hit by [[spoiler: [[DepletedUranium the ammo with a touch of nuclear material]] causing all of the breath-gas in their system to [[PinkMist violently react]].]]
3rd Feb '18 10:52:47 AM Theriocephalus
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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: The Psychlos create no art nor do they have a sense of aesthetics, but they ''do'' appreciate others' art in the most commercial sense - they kept the Chinkos around partially to sell off their paintings. Played straight later when other alien diplomats pay good spacebucks for a Chinese family's paintings and knickknacks.

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* AlienArtsAreAppreciated: The Psychlos create no art nor do they have a sense of aesthetics, but they ''do'' appreciate others' art in the most commercial sense - -- they kept the Chinkos around partially to sell off their paintings. Played straight later when other alien diplomats pay good spacebucks for a Chinese family's paintings and knickknacks.
20th Jul '17 9:24:19 PM PaulA
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''Battlefield Earth'' made it to the top of numerous bestseller lists[[note]]Scientologists bought it in bulk in an effort to boost sales of ''Dianetics''[[/note]], but critical response was less than enthusiastic, citing the novel's [[{{Doorstopper}} length]], [[ArcFatigue plotting]], and [[FlatCharacter characters]]. Nevertheless, the idea of [[TheFilmOfTheBook making a movie]] persisted until finally being realized in the year 2000, starring Creator/JohnTravolta (who personally bankrolled the project), Creator/ForestWhitaker, and Barry Pepper. It was a pretty spectacular bomb, but you can read about its tropes [[Film/BattlefieldEarth here]] if you're after some SnarkBait.

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''Battlefield Earth'' made it to [[Film/BattlefieldEarth A film adaptation]] (covering only the top first part of numerous bestseller lists[[note]]Scientologists bought it in bulk in an effort to boost sales of ''Dianetics''[[/note]], but critical response the book) was less than enthusiastic, citing the novel's [[{{Doorstopper}} length]], [[ArcFatigue plotting]], and [[FlatCharacter characters]]. Nevertheless, the idea of [[TheFilmOfTheBook making a movie]] persisted until finally being realized released in the year 2000, starring Creator/JohnTravolta (who personally bankrolled the project), Creator/ForestWhitaker, and Barry Pepper. It was a pretty spectacular bomb, but you can read about its tropes [[Film/BattlefieldEarth here]] if you're after some SnarkBait.
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14th Jul '17 9:37:56 AM ImperialMajestyXO
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* AuthorTract:The evil "Psychlos" controlled by a "medical scientist cult" called the "catrists" are straightforward enough, but they even had a human doctor condescend about human psychiatry, which he described as some sort of cult that had existed in Earth before the coming of the Psychlos.

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* AuthorTract:The AuthorTract: The evil "Psychlos" controlled by a "medical scientist cult" called the "catrists" are straightforward enough, but they even had a human doctor condescend about human psychiatry, which he described as some sort of cult that had existed in Earth before the coming of the Psychlos.
26th Feb '17 12:48:16 PM MagBas
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* NationalStereotypes: The Scots are all claymore-wielding kilt-wearing [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Bravehearts]], Russians [[VodkaDrunkenski drink vodka]] and still hang onto [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp old Soviet traditions]], Swiss-Germans are all master craftsmen or ''bankers'' (in a post-apocalyptic world where most tribes have not yet rediscovered metal!), the Frenchman [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys faints at the sight of even a dead Psychlo]], the Chinese family are experts on protocol and courtly manners [[HappinessInSlavery who have been waiting for a new emperor to serve for a thousand years]], and [[UnfortunateImplications the mongrel tribe from Africa is a bunch of primitive cannibals]].

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* NationalStereotypes: The Scots are all claymore-wielding kilt-wearing [[ProudWarriorRaceGuy Bravehearts]], Russians [[VodkaDrunkenski drink vodka]] and still hang onto [[TheGreatPoliticsMessUp old Soviet traditions]], Swiss-Germans are all master craftsmen or ''bankers'' (in a post-apocalyptic world where most tribes have not yet rediscovered metal!), the Frenchman [[CheeseEatingSurrenderMonkeys faints at the sight of even a dead Psychlo]], the Chinese family are experts on protocol and courtly manners [[HappinessInSlavery who have been waiting for a new emperor to serve for a thousand years]], and [[UnfortunateImplications and the mongrel tribe from Africa is a bunch of primitive cannibals]].cannibals.
11th Feb '17 10:56:47 AM CumbersomeTercel
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''Battlefield Earth'' made it to the top of numerous bestseller lists[[note]]Scientologists bought it in bulk in an effort to boost sales of ''Dianetics''[[/note]], but critical response was less than enthusiastic, citing the novel's [[{{Doorstopper}} length]], [[ArcFatigue plotting]], and [[FlatCharacter characters]]. Nevertheless, the idea of [[TheFilmOfTheBook making a movie]] persisted until finally being realized in the year 2000, starring JohnTravolta (who personally bankrolled the project), Creator/ForestWhitaker, and Barry Pepper. It was a pretty spectacular bomb, but you can read about its tropes [[Film/BattlefieldEarth here]] if you're after some SnarkBait.

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''Battlefield Earth'' made it to the top of numerous bestseller lists[[note]]Scientologists bought it in bulk in an effort to boost sales of ''Dianetics''[[/note]], but critical response was less than enthusiastic, citing the novel's [[{{Doorstopper}} length]], [[ArcFatigue plotting]], and [[FlatCharacter characters]]. Nevertheless, the idea of [[TheFilmOfTheBook making a movie]] persisted until finally being realized in the year 2000, starring JohnTravolta Creator/JohnTravolta (who personally bankrolled the project), Creator/ForestWhitaker, and Barry Pepper. It was a pretty spectacular bomb, but you can read about its tropes [[Film/BattlefieldEarth here]] if you're after some SnarkBait.
14th Jan '17 11:41:44 AM Morgenthaler
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14th Jan '17 2:36:53 AM Morgenthaler
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* AuthorAppeal: You get the sense this was L. Ron's attempt to write an ''AnimalFarm'' exposing the imminent dangers of psychiatry.

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* AuthorAppeal: You get the sense this was L. Ron's attempt to write an ''AnimalFarm'' ''Literature/AnimalFarm'' exposing the imminent dangers of psychiatry.
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