Turn Off the Games – – Turn on the Brains
Here’s a great way to give your kids thumbs a rest, and get them to turn off the DS’s, X-Box’s, Nintendos, Tablets, Phones, and every other mind numbing piece of electronics.
I told you last week about Battlefield Earth – – the classic Sci-Fi novel from 1982 that was just re-
released. Well, the hype surrounding the release has been unreal! A 25-foot tall alien spaceship from
the planet Psychlo “crashed” onto Hollywood Blvd. The malevolent alien security chief for Earth, Terl,
was captured by the story’s hero’s Jonnie Goodboy Tyler and Chrissie, led by a team of 10 Scotsmen,
complete with drums and bagpipes.
The book lives up to all the publicity and it’s a great way to engage your tween or teen with reading and
start re-igniting their imagination while giving them a little dose of history. The story begins with
Voyager, the actual NASA space probe that was launched in 1977 in order to study the outer Solar
System and hopefully make contact with would-be alien lifeforms. Watch this trailer that the publisher
produced to relaunch the book.
In real-life The Nasa Voyager Interstellar Mission carried a gold-plated audio-visual disc complete with
photos of Earth, scientific information, spoken greetings in 55 languages, and a collection of music, and
other information into deep space so that in the event that it was ever found by intelligent life forms
from other planetary systems they would come to understand our planet and civilization. Having
operated for over 38 years, the Voyager spacecraft still receives routine commands and returns data. In
2012 it became the first spacecraft to enter interstellar space. Conspiracy theorists believe Voyager
actually did encounter extraterrestrial lifeforms (as depicted in the book) but then again it is unlikely we
The Facebook page for Battlefield Earth has a lot of up-to- date information, photos and videos as well
(Click Here to visit the Battlefield Earth Facebook page.)
AND…if you haven’t read Battlefield Earth you can purchase the book or audio-book on Amazon (Click
Here to purchase Battlefield Earth) and get those kids to put away MineCraft and hop on a SpaceCraft!