Terl's Travels: Hollywood to London Bridge

Apr 13, 2001, 01:00 ET from Dateline Communications

    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Who is the 30-foot giant
 inflatable that has threatened the famous Hollywood sign, stood on London
 Bridge, marched down New York's Fifth Avenue, dominated Times Square and
 visited so many book stores in the U.S. and elsewhere he can't count them all?
 He is Terl, the Psychlo security chief and villainous protagonist of L. Ron
 Hubbard's epic science fiction novel about alien conquest and human rebellion
 in the year 3000 AD, "Battlefield Earth."
     For nearly two decades -- since the book first became a worldwide
 bestseller in 1982 -- Terl has traveled to book fairs and county fairs
 throughout the U.S., terrorized malls and military bases here and abroad, and
 towered over the crowds at the world renowned Mann's Chinese Theatre on
 Hollywood Blvd..
     The novel's signature inflatable is scheduled to tour the U.S. again this
 summer, visiting Book Expo America in Chicago as well as more bookstores,
 military bases, parks and recreational areas -- not a bad life for the
 "Battlefield Earth" bad guy.
     "It's a blast," Terl said in a recent interview, "and I love to travel.
 After all -- that's how I got here!"
     Then, the main menace of one of the bestselling science fiction novels of
 all time (more than 6,520,000 copies sold in 24 languages) added: "And I love
 the crowds -- even if they think I'm out of this world."
 
 

SOURCE Dateline Communications
    HOLLYWOOD, Calif., April 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Who is the 30-foot giant
 inflatable that has threatened the famous Hollywood sign, stood on London
 Bridge, marched down New York's Fifth Avenue, dominated Times Square and
 visited so many book stores in the U.S. and elsewhere he can't count them all?
 He is Terl, the Psychlo security chief and villainous protagonist of L. Ron
 Hubbard's epic science fiction novel about alien conquest and human rebellion
 in the year 3000 AD, "Battlefield Earth."
     For nearly two decades -- since the book first became a worldwide
 bestseller in 1982 -- Terl has traveled to book fairs and county fairs
 throughout the U.S., terrorized malls and military bases here and abroad, and
 towered over the crowds at the world renowned Mann's Chinese Theatre on
 Hollywood Blvd..
     The novel's signature inflatable is scheduled to tour the U.S. again this
 summer, visiting Book Expo America in Chicago as well as more bookstores,
 military bases, parks and recreational areas -- not a bad life for the
 "Battlefield Earth" bad guy.
     "It's a blast," Terl said in a recent interview, "and I love to travel.
 After all -- that's how I got here!"
     Then, the main menace of one of the bestselling science fiction novels of
 all time (more than 6,520,000 copies sold in 24 languages) added: "And I love
 the crowds -- even if they think I'm out of this world."
 
 SOURCE  Dateline Communications