X-FILES PARODY SATIRIZES IRAQ WAR, PATRIOT ACT
Special report. [January 8, 2010]
[HollywoodInvestigator.com] Two FBI agents discover the sinister supernatural forces behind the Patriot Act, and America's entry into the Iraq War, in Pentagon Possessed: A Neocon Horror Story, a screenplay that made its publishing debut as an Amazon Kindle ebook.
Thomas M. Sipos wrote Pentagon Possessed, an X-Files parody set against recent history, during the summer of 2006. Its story reminds us that governments will use fear of a foreign enemy to suppress civil liberties at home. That war is the health of the state. And that questioning authority is patriotic.
In 2007, Pentagon Possessed placed as a quarterfinalist in four screenplay contests: the Fade-In Magazine Screenplay Contest; Writers on the Storm; the AAA Screenplay Contest; and The Writer's Network contest.
A reader for the Slamdance Screenplay Competition wrote in the coverage report:
"The writer's awesome research into the details of the disinformation generated by the Neocon cabal within the government, in order to justify the invasion of Iraq, suggests strongly this should be a television docudrama, as the genesis of the Vietnam War was treated in John Frankenheimer's HBO presentation, The Path To War (2003). The scenes in the script based on this research are quite good, with a strong accent of mockery of the participants that is quite entertaining. For entertainment value, such a docudrama would beat Michael Moore's Fahrenheit 9/11 all to hell."
Much (albeit not all) of that research derives from the excellent two-volume: Neo-Conned!, and Neo-Conned! Again. This anthology of articles and reporting, edited by D.L. O'Huallachain & J. Forrest Sharpe, comes close to 1,300 pages. If Pentagon Possessed whets the reader's appetite for more information about the Iraq War, these two books would be a good place to start.
Despite some favorable attention in Hollywood, Pentagon Possessed remains unsold and unproduced. For now Pentagon Possessed is available to the general public only in book form.