Look, I’m not a Jack Parsons fan at all. I think if you can’t figure out that witch hunts are a million times darker than witchcraft will ever be, you probably shouldn’t be playing around with this stuff in the first place. Magick works, which is why when you intentionally manifest horror movie-esque negativity into your life, you might “accidentally” do things like blow yourself up. Your wife might run off with L. Ron Hubbard. This shit ain’t rocket science (purely intentional). That all being said, it’s not like the dude’s life couldn’t make an interesting plot for a show. I certainly want to see sex magick parties in a CBS program. From Indiewire:
“David Lowery directed one of the best-reviewed movies of the year with “A Ghost Story.” Now, he’s doing something about as different as you can get.
CBS All Access announced at the Television Critics Association press tour on Tuesday that their latest slate of original programming will include “Strange Angel,” a new show following the life of Jack Parsons.
The series, created by “Black Swan” writer Mark Heyman, will chart the life of Parsons, who helped to pioneer rocket engineering in America. As chronicled in George Pendle’s 2006 book, Parsons was “a mysterious and brilliant man in 1940s Los Angeles, who by day helps birth the entirely unknown discipline of American rocketry, and by night is a performer of sex magick rituals and a disciple to occultist Aleister Crowley,” per a CBS All Access release.
Lowery will direct and executive produce the series. While not a TV newbie (he directed an episode of Sundance’s “Rectify” and an installment of the National Geographic documentary series “Breakthrough”), this is the “A Ghost Story” director’s biggest foray in television yet.
In my mind L. Ron Hubbard ended up being a superior black magickian to Parsons and Crowley combined, times a thousand. Those guys didn’t have their shit together at all. Hubbard was a goddamn religion creating super skeez. The hustle game there was A+ level. Guy had his own goddamn Navy? Cray cray.