Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Whoa, did anybody else catch that critique?

Okay, it may just be me (seeing as I have the fait-accompli conversion of Katie Holmes on the brain), but did anybody else watching the second episode of the new season of The 4400 on Sunday catch the striking parallels between the 4400 Center and Scientology?

The episode involved a telepathic returnee recruited by the NTAC to infiltrate the Center. At the Center, he is administered psychological profile tests, and then (mini-spoiler) the medication he's been taking to reduce the voices in his head to a manageable level are confiscated from his room, because, as he's told by one of the Center representatives, he needs to undergo a cleansing and they're just a crutch he's been misinformed he needs. Obviously, the rep says, he needs to retake the course about purging and cleansing the body.

Somebody over at that series has chutzpah. Applause, say I. Applause.

For those of you who don't know what show I'm talking about, please join the love.



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