Repo Man Delivers One of the Best Scientology Parodies Ever

Back in the 1980s, then-unknown Emilio Estevez made his debut in a raunchy, SoCal punk rock cult flick called Repo Man. Starring Harry Dean Stanton as Estevez's coked-up mentor, the movie is about what happens when the repo dudes come across a car whose trunk is full of deadly alien loot. And the alien conspiracy subplot is ripped right from Scientology at a time when the Scientologists were still a power to be reckoned with. This scene captures the loony appeal of the flick, as one of Estevez's weird pals tells him all about "Dioretix" and time travel. Sounds like the plot of The 4400, or maybe just something L. Ron Hubbard would have written. It's time for this movie to get a nice revival. [Repo Man]



Annalee Newitz

@dOk: Then people fuck with you less.