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2020-09-23 1:24:42 PM  
Remember tommy boy, thetan supermen don't need oxygen. So go for a spacewalk outside with no helmet and show everybody the power of dianetics.
 
2020-09-23 1:33:50 PM  
PIGS IN SPACE!!!
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/oblig
 
2020-09-23 2:07:32 PM  
This sounds dumb and impracticable for the reasons offered.
It's a pr stunt and a field trip for a rich guy.
 
2020-09-23 2:07:43 PM  
Tom running in a weightless environment.
 
2020-09-23 2:17:08 PM  
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2020-09-23 2:17:17 PM  
There's a "Hogthrob" joke in there somewhere.
 
2020-09-23 2:19:09 PM  
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2020-09-23 2:21:54 PM  
Helpful pic of the advanced technology ship USS Closet that Mr. Cruise will be manning.

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2020-09-23 2:28:29 PM  
Fingers crossed it explodes en route
 
2020-09-23 2:28:54 PM  
Must be nice to get a studio to pay for a trip in space for you.  I have no idea on what they can shoot on the ISS that they could not do on the ground with current post processing technology but cheaper.  A couple mil for  a couple of shots of him grabbing a floating prop gun?  Gliding through halls and hatches?
 
2020-09-23 2:31:15 PM  

lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route


what??? tom cruise is a national treasure. you suck, sir.
 
2020-09-23 2:32:21 PM  
My mind flooded with questions when I heard this, questions like, "Can we leave him there?", "He's not coming back, is he?", "Can we send ALL the Scientologists into space?" and, "How can we get him out of the airlock without harming the crew?".
 
2020-09-23 2:32:41 PM  
Nearer my Xenu to thee?
 
2020-09-23 2:33:56 PM  
Who the dark would insure this?
 
2020-09-23 2:36:34 PM  

lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route


Killing the rest of the NASA crew in the process? GFY.
 
2020-09-23 2:38:00 PM  

some_beer_drinker: lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route

what??? tom cruise is a national treasure. you suck, sir.


No, he is NOT a 'national treasure' he is an obnoxious, creepy jerk with delusions of grandeur and a middle tooth. The only thing wrong with lifeslammer's statement is that we would lose actual talented people (the crew) in the event of an accident.
 
2020-09-23 2:38:45 PM  
If we're lucky he doesn't come back.
 
2020-09-23 2:40:46 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: some_beer_drinker: lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route

what??? tom cruise is a national treasure. you suck, sir.

No, he is NOT a 'national treasure' he is an obnoxious, creepy jerk with delusions of grandeur and a middle tooth. The only thing wrong with lifeslammer's statement is that we would lose actual talented people (the crew) in the event of an accident.


Or...hold on, or maybe, only his bulkhead explodes outward hurtling him into the void while the rest of the crew is protected by the emergency forcefield?
 
2020-09-23 2:44:10 PM  

Buttknuckle: Who the dark would insure this?


The Church Of Scientology probably has more money than NASA itself.
 
2020-09-23 2:44:34 PM  

Bslim: OK So Amuse Me: some_beer_drinker: lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route

what??? tom cruise is a national treasure. you suck, sir.

No, he is NOT a 'national treasure' he is an obnoxious, creepy jerk with delusions of grandeur and a middle tooth. The only thing wrong with lifeslammer's statement is that we would lose actual talented people (the crew) in the event of an accident.

Or...hold on, or maybe, only his bulkhead explodes outward hurtling him into the void while the rest of the crew is protected by the emergency forcefield?


I can go for that. Ohhwhoo

Sorry, just coming from the Hall & Oats thread. . .
 
2020-09-23 2:59:36 PM  

Texas Gabe: Buttknuckle: Who the dark would insure this?

The Church Of Scientology probably has more money than NASA itself.


They'd like you to believe that, but it's highly unlikely.
 
2020-09-23 3:07:25 PM  

OK So Amuse Me: some_beer_drinker: lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route

what??? tom cruise is a national treasure. you suck, sir.

No, he is NOT a 'national treasure' he is an obnoxious, creepy jerk with delusions of grandeur and a middle tooth. The only thing wrong with lifeslammer's statement is that we would lose actual talented people (the crew) in the event of an accident.


Like being the first actor to gross over $100 million in five consecutive films? Like learning to fly a helicopter in his fifties?  Like owning a movie studio?    Like holding his breath for seven minutes?

Those types of delusions of grandeur?
 
2020-09-23 3:12:03 PM  

EdgeRunner: Texas Gabe: Buttknuckle: Who the dark would insure this?

The Church Of Scientology probably has more money than NASA itself.

They'd like you to believe that, but it's highly unlikely.


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2020-09-23 3:14:06 PM  

EdgeRunner: Texas Gabe: Buttknuckle: Who the dark would insure this?

The Church Of Scientology probably has more money than NASA itself.

They'd like you to believe that, but it's highly unlikely.


I think they're a pretty successful pyramid scheme that owns a lot of land.  Maybe not NASA money, but possibly National Forest Service money...
 
2020-09-23 3:16:06 PM  

Bslim: OK So Amuse Me: some_beer_drinker: lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route

what??? tom cruise is a national treasure. you suck, sir.

No, he is NOT a 'national treasure' he is an obnoxious, creepy jerk with delusions of grandeur and a middle tooth. The only thing wrong with lifeslammer's statement is that we would lose actual talented people (the crew) in the event of an accident.

Or...hold on, or maybe, only his bulkhead explodes outward hurtling him into the void while the rest of the crew is protected by the emergency forcefield?

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2020-09-23 3:26:29 PM  

FLMountainMan: EdgeRunner: Texas Gabe: Buttknuckle: Who the dark would insure this?

The Church Of Scientology probably has more money than NASA itself.

They'd like you to believe that, but it's highly unlikely.

I think they're a pretty successful pyramid scheme that owns a lot of land.  Maybe not NASA money, but possibly National Forest Service money...


As a pyramid scheme, the money goes to the top, not the overall organization. Miscavige and his lawyers are sitting pretty, but Scientology as a whole probably doesn't have the budget of the DMV.
 
2020-09-23 3:28:29 PM  
IIRC, Xenu = Satan. Lafayette Ronald Hubbard = God.

Also: NASA money = couch found money for the 1%.

The Mother was a follower of Lafayette Ronald Hubbard since the days of Dianetics.
 
2020-09-23 3:40:49 PM  

ZMugg: IIRC, Xenu = Satan.


More like Space Hitler. With airplane spaceships.
The volcano on the cover of dianetics is supposed to trigger people into subconsciously remembering that time 30 million years ago when he blew your soul up with an atom bomb and disintegrated it into the cloud of false memory dust that is affecting your brain.

(this is what scientologists actually believe)
 
2020-09-23 4:04:07 PM  

bloobeary: ZMugg: IIRC, Xenu = Satan.

More like Space Hitler. With airplane spaceships.
The volcano on the cover of dianetics is supposed to trigger people into subconsciously remembering that time 30 million years ago when he blew your soul up with an atom bomb and disintegrated it into the cloud of false memory dust that is affecting your brain.

(this is what scientologists actually believe)


Pftt It won't effect  me , I'm from Orion.
 
2020-09-23 4:19:27 PM  

Texas Gabe: lifeslammer: Fingers crossed it explodes en route

Killing the rest of the NASA crew in the process? GFY.


We have more astronauts
 
2020-09-23 4:23:16 PM  

bloobeary: With airplane spaceships.


You are correct. Specifically the DC-8.
 
2020-09-23 4:57:48 PM  

MurphyMurphy: This sounds dumb and impracticable for the reasons offered.
It's a pr stunt and a field trip for a rich guy.


I mean, the entire Mission Impossible series is basically "watch Tom Cruise do something death defying and absolutely incredible". He's like wish fulfillment embodied in a man. Thing is, I can't really fault him for it. The shiat he does takes thousands of hours of training in most cases. It'd be one thing if it were him just sort of along for the ride and being made to seem like he's doing all of those things with the least amount of effort possible.

From flying helicopters to learning to hold his breath for 6 minutes, everything you see him do on screen was earned (for lack of a better word). 

These aren't vacations, he's becoming proficient in these skills.
 
2020-09-23 5:05:40 PM  

phimuskapsi: MurphyMurphy: This sounds dumb and impracticable for the reasons offered.
It's a pr stunt and a field trip for a rich guy.

I mean, the entire Mission Impossible series is basically "watch Tom Cruise do something death defying and absolutely incredible". He's like wish fulfillment embodied in a man. Thing is, I can't really fault him for it. The shiat he does takes thousands of hours of training in most cases. It'd be one thing if it were him just sort of along for the ride and being made to seem like he's doing all of those things with the least amount of effort possible.

From flying helicopters to learning to hold his breath for 6 minutes, everything you see him do on screen was earned (for lack of a better word). 

These aren't vacations, he's becoming proficient in these skills.


I'm convinced he's capable of holding his breath for 12 minutes, he should go for it.
 
2020-09-23 5:07:46 PM  

phimuskapsi: He's like wish fulfillment embodied in a man.


Only if you have small, lonely wishes. There's always been something hollow and self-absorbed about Cruise in every role he plays. He's often surrounded by things you might want to own, like cool cars and expensive sunglasses and scenic locations, but I've never once seen him in a movie and ever wanted to be anything like him. He just comes across as a smug douchebag.

If you're going to idolize an asshole, idolize a charming and funny one like RDJ, not an overgrown fratboy.
 
2020-09-23 5:08:24 PM  
He'll be all..... Look at me wheeeee.....then recreate the couch jump
Knocking himself out in the process
 
2020-09-23 5:25:48 PM  
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2020-09-23 6:18:03 PM  
If I had the money, I would sign on as the other tourist and completely ruin every shot I could with a photobomb.
 
2020-09-23 6:38:40 PM  
Whatever, haters. Fallout was awesome. Why give a fark about his cult? He is usually in entertaining movies. Except for Eyes Wide Shut WTF was that.
 
2020-09-23 7:00:11 PM  

EdgeRunner: idolize a charming and funny one like RDJ


Post Marvel you mean, and he plays a billionaire playboy with alllllllll the toys. So, I don't see much difference there.

I don't idolize Cruise, but I absolutely would love to do the things he does, from HALO jumps to flying a helicopter in the Himalayas.
 
2020-09-23 7:03:49 PM  

Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH: Why give a fark about his cult?


Because it hurts a lot of people, and throwing money at Cruise means you're throwing money at them. He isn't just some random member of Scientology. He's their international poster boy.
 
2020-09-23 7:21:29 PM  

EdgeRunner: Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH: Why give a fark about his cult?

Because it hurts a lot of people, and throwing money at Cruise means you're throwing money at them. He isn't just some random member of Scientology. He's their international poster boy.


Eh, not really. The "church" of scientology had around 20,000 members in 2008, down from 50,000 in 2001. It's down even more since. It's been on a 20-year decline, and he isn't really the poster boy for them anymore. 

People don't buy that bullshiat anymore, it has been far too exposed, and they didn't have the numbers to support the loss of so many.
 
2020-09-23 7:21:53 PM  
You do have to give the man credit for doing his own stunts.
 
2020-09-23 7:22:19 PM  
Did anyone tell him he can't ride a motorcycle up there
 
2020-09-23 7:46:12 PM  

MurphyMurphy: This sounds dumb and impracticable for the reasons offered.
It's a pr stunt and a field trip for a rich guy.



Nationally recognized reporter would like to interview you about this shockingly insightful "hot take" of yours. Possibly as the basis for a multi-part, syndicated story.

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2020-09-23 7:48:16 PM  

phimuskapsi: EdgeRunner: Trail of BABYMETAL DEATH: Why give a fark about his cult?

Because it hurts a lot of people, and throwing money at Cruise means you're throwing money at them. He isn't just some random member of Scientology. He's their international poster boy.

Eh, not really. The "church" of scientology had around 20,000 members in 2008, down from 50,000 in 2001. It's down even more since. It's been on a 20-year decline, and he isn't really the poster boy for them anymore. 

People don't buy that bullshiat anymore, it has been far too exposed, and they didn't have the numbers to support the loss of so many.


Until Cruise publicly breaks from them and swears he'll never send them another penny, he'll never get another penny from me. If he belonged to the Westboro Baptist Church, a miniscule group who barely qualifies as an annoyance in comparison to Scientology, would you still say his beliefs were no big deal?
 
2020-09-23 7:49:30 PM  
Jesus. Fark has devolved into a bunch of mean-spirited old jackasses.

Scientology is batshiat. But it's more logical and less harmful than supporting Trump.

As for Tom himself, he's a fruitcake. I wouldn't want to be one of his wives. But from all accounts he's a total professional and very pleasant to work with. He makes money for everyone around him. And he does some wild, fun shiat for his movies.
 
2020-09-23 7:59:47 PM  

EdgeRunner: Until Cruise publicly breaks from them and swears he'll never send them another penny, he'll never get another penny from me. If he belonged to the Westboro Baptist Church, a miniscule group who barely qualifies as an annoyance in comparison to Scientology, would you still say his beliefs were no big deal?


They aren't even close to the same. One is a legit hate group, one is a church that basically worships aliens. Do I agree with their stances? No. But they have no political power or standing, they have virtually no money, no members and are confined to very few places in the world. A better comparison would be, would I watch him if he were Mormon, and sure, I would. In fact, a stunning number of actors/actresses were or are Mormon, from Aaron Eckhart to Ryan Gosling or Gladys Knight.

I don't have to agree with someone's politics to enjoy their art - unless their art reflects their politics and desire to oppress or hurt someone. Cruise may represent that church to you, but he's just a member and while he proselytized in the past, he doesn't anymore.
 
2020-09-23 8:01:39 PM  

phimuskapsi: EdgeRunner: Until Cruise publicly breaks from them and swears he'll never send them another penny, he'll never get another penny from me. If he belonged to the Westboro Baptist Church, a miniscule group who barely qualifies as an annoyance in comparison to Scientology, would you still say his beliefs were no big deal?

They aren't even close to the same. One is a legit hate group, one is a church that basically worships aliens. Do I agree with their stances? No. But they have no political power or standing, they have virtually no money, no members and are confined to very few places in the world. A better comparison would be, would I watch him if he were Mormon, and sure, I would. In fact, a stunning number of actors/actresses were or are Mormon, from Aaron Eckhart to Ryan Gosling or Gladys Knight.

I don't have to agree with someone's politics to enjoy their art - unless their art reflects their politics and desire to oppress or hurt someone. Cruise may represent that church to you, but he's just a member and while he proselytized in the past, he doesn't anymore.


Trick question. Scientology is just as anti-gay as the WBC. They just don't wave signs at funerals.
 
2020-09-23 8:19:30 PM  

Inaditch: Jesus. Fark has devolved into a bunch of mean-spirited old jackasses.

Scientology is batshiat. But it's more logical and less harmful than supporting Trump.

As for Tom himself, he's a fruitcake. I wouldn't want to be one of his wives. But from all accounts he's a total professional and very pleasant to work with. He makes money for everyone around him. And he does some wild, fun shiat for his movies.


*Farkied as Scientologist weirdo*
 
2020-09-23 8:51:12 PM  

EdgeRunner: phimuskapsi: EdgeRunner: Until Cruise publicly breaks from them and swears he'll never send them another penny, he'll never get another penny from me. If he belonged to the Westboro Baptist Church, a miniscule group who barely qualifies as an annoyance in comparison to Scientology, would you still say his beliefs were no big deal?

They aren't even close to the same. One is a legit hate group, one is a church that basically worships aliens. Do I agree with their stances? No. But they have no political power or standing, they have virtually no money, no members and are confined to very few places in the world. A better comparison would be, would I watch him if he were Mormon, and sure, I would. In fact, a stunning number of actors/actresses were or are Mormon, from Aaron Eckhart to Ryan Gosling or Gladys Knight.

I don't have to agree with someone's politics to enjoy their art - unless their art reflects their politics and desire to oppress or hurt someone. Cruise may represent that church to you, but he's just a member and while he proselytized in the past, he doesn't anymore.

Trick question. Scientology is just as anti-gay as the WBC. They just don't wave signs at funerals.


On one hand I respect this view. On the other hand if I'm only going to watch movies or read books or enjoy fine art or listen to musicians who hold my same beliefs, there will not be much entertainment left for me.

I don't believe Tom Cruise is a monster, so I'll keep watching his movies, because I enjoy them. Danny Masterson IS a monster, so I can't enjoy that 70's show anymore.

To complicate things, I can still enjoy Michael Jackson. If he was still alive, I would not.  I don't understand this contradiction, but here I am.
 
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