To Safeguard Its Religious Materials, Scientology Must Conquer Time Itself

The story of how passion and perseverance fueled one of the largest independent archival projects in history

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Scientology Network’s INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY, the exclusive series that provides unprecedented access to the facilities and behind-the-scenes operations of the Church of Scientology, presents Archival Project on Nov. 19, 2018.

INSIDE SCIENTOLOGY airs Mondays at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Scientology Network.


Throughout history, every religion has sought to preserve its scripture against decay, and Scientology alone had all its original material fully intact. But paper and magnetic recordings deteriorate over time and, hence, the writings and recorded lectures of founder L. Ron Hubbard, which form the scripture of Scientology, had a finite lifespan — one that was about to expire. This episode explores the church’s race against time to safeguard those materials, the very substance of the religion itself. It’s the story of how passion and perseverance fueled one of the largest independent archival projects in history.

Cameras venture into the flexible underground vault — designed to withstand even a nuclear blast — exploring the engineering of innovative time capsules where the church’s sacred scripture is stored. This fascinating episode illuminates how an elite team of experts drew on ancient techniques and pioneered new technology to defy the elements, preserving the church scripture and ensuring that it will survive the test of time.

The Scientology Network debuted on March 12, 2018. Since launching, the Scientology Network has been viewed in 237 countries and territories worldwide in 17 languages. Satisfying the curiosity of people about Scientology, the network takes viewers across six continents, spotlighting the everyday lives of Scientologists; showing the church as a global organization and presenting its social betterment programs that have touched the lives of millions worldwide. The network also showcases documentaries by independent filmmakers who represent a cross-section of cultures and faiths, but share a common purpose of uplifting communities.

Broadcast from Scientology Media Productions, the church’s global media center in Los Angeles, the Scientology Network can be streamed at Scientology.TV and is available through satellite television, mobile apps and via the Roku, Amazon Fire and Apple TV platforms.

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