Scientology Sunday Funnies, Revolt in the Stars Edition! - 2013-06-09
Back in March, we had fun talking with historian Jon Atack about L. Ron Hubbard's 1977 screenplay, Revolt in the Stars. At the time he wrote it, Hubbard was hiding out in Nevada after the FBI had raided Scientology in Los Angeles and Washington. We figure it must have irked him that Star Wars was raking in the big cash while being an homage to the throwback space opera that had once been Hubbard's bread and butter. How could he not want to cash in?
Anyway, when we discussed the screenplay earlier, the only version of it we could find on line was in treatment form, not a proper script.
Well, now we've managed to get our hands on the full screenplay itself (that's the title page to the right), and it's a real hoot.