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Diagnosis Murder episode

Discussion in 'Movies, Plays, and Documentaries about Scientology' started by insideman, Mar 8, 2018.

  1. insideman

    insideman New Member

    I have just been watching an episode from 2000-01.

    There is a cult featured called Earthomy.

    They have a founder who likes writing and owns a luxury boat.

    A member who is a well known film star.

    A dirty tricks department.

    Dick Van Dyke pretending that he would like to join is invited to hold hands with a machine that is checking him and the space around him.

    Members are expected to make generous contributions.

    Staff members have a monk type uniform to wear and are given promises to keep their loyalty.

    What real organistion could Earthomy be refering to?
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  2. Miss Ellie

    Miss Ellie Miss Ellie

    I would like to see that...and see who the writers were on that episode.
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  3. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    So would I, so far I haven't found it. Maybe the op could give us a link?
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  4. formercosmod

    formercosmod New Member

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  5. J. Warbler

    J. Warbler Patron

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  6. Little David

    Little David Gold Meritorious Patron

    Fun to watch due to the Scientology basis. The earth globe in the founder's office was a nice touch, too bad they didn't have a pack of KOOL's.

    One of Dick Van Dyke's lines is: "You know, they have an excellent class in here on communications........."

    "Barry is most famous for Diagnosis Murder (1993-2002). He played Steve Sloan, a Manhattan detective whose physician dad (Dick Van Dyke, naturally) keeps stumbling upon murders. They investigate, along with a team of doctors, detectives, and pathologists, usually of the young hunk variety: Charlie Schlatter, Scott Baio, Shane Van Dyke, and so on."

    "This was a gay-free Manhattan, so there weren't any gay characters, except for an episode which parodied Scientology and had a closeted gay actor as a suspect. But the beefcake and buddy-bonding were enough."
    Last edited: Mar 10, 2018
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