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May 27, 2013

Episode 116: Mock Up on Mu (2008)

Special Guests: Craig Baldwin & Adam Parfrey

In the first of our two-part series on Scientology in Film, we look at Craig Baldwin's Mock Up on Mu, a story of sex magick, science fiction, and technology.

We discuss Jack Parsons, one of the "characters" in Mock Up with Adam Parfrey of Feral House, the publishers of Sex & Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons. We also discuss Peter Alexander's The Profit, a re-telling of Scientology-founder L. Ron Hubbard's life, and compare it with Paul Thomas Anderson's The Master.

Listen/Download Now:

Buy Mock Up on Mu on DVD
Buy Lawrence Wright's Going Clear
Read the "rebuttal" site
Listen to The Projection Booth episode on Kenneth Anger
Visit the Cameron-Parsons Foundation
Visit Other Cinema
Visit Feral House Press
Buy Wormwood Star: The Magickal Life of Marjorie Cameron by Spenser Kansa
Buy Sex and Rockets: The Occult World of Jack Parsons by Jack Carter
Buy Strange Angel: The Otherworldly Life of Rocket Scientist John Whiteside Parsons by George Pendle
Read The Marvel: A Biography of Jack Parsons by R.S. Carbonneau
Visit the official Church of Scientology website


Watch The Profit by Peter N. Alexander


  1. I love Craig's work. Can't wait to listen to this one.
    - Rustyn

  2. Awesome show! As a fan of Tribulation 99, thanks for the reminder and update on the work of Craig Baldwin! Watching Mock-Up this weekend!


  3. You missed the point of the Laura Dern exchange in The Master. He had made a mistake a minor change in wording that changed the his entire concept, he then made up total bullshit to cover up his mistake. This scene is the key point where they demonstrate that he was in fact making up the entire thing.

  4. I don't know if I missed the point. Seems like there may be multiple readings of it. More my point was that he was shouting her down rather than having a conversation.

  5. What's the title of the female-voiced punk song playing during the trailer http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-wP2tA7j9kE ?

    1. According to Shazam it's Fancy Space People - Pleiadian Youth and Fancy Space People https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nu2Mn2uowz4