Sometimes I like to watch really bad B movies and I always get a good kick out of the multiple incarnations of Godzilla movies. I like to play the home edition of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and make snarky comments while watching them. I figured NBC six-part series Revelations would be good fodder for this treatment and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. If this show was intended as an outreach to religious people in the red states then I think it would have the same effect as playing minstrel shows to outreach to blacks. Now of course my inner theologian was screaming throughout the whole thing. A baby Jesus being born again and this time without the Angel Gabriel even asking permission. A dissident nun who knows better then the Church is searching for the child and of course once again the anti-Christ is being born which is not surprising since writer/creator David Seltzer also did "The Omen." I could hardly keep from laughing as Bill Pullman plays the skeptic working hard to look skeptical and confused. I guess I was skeptical and confused whether he was acting or still trying to believe the whole stupid script. Though there were some great lines like "If they kidnap the baby, they can hold Christianity hostage." I mean what were they going to do call God the Father and say "We have your son if you love him like you said you did in John 3:16 then you gotta pay a ransom." Of course God would be suitable upset since as 1st Timothy 2:6 says about Jesus "who gave himself as a ransom for all" and God would simply reply to them "been there – done that, besides I know where you are holding him – you know – omniscience and all that."
The last episode pretty much left everything unresolved since they are trying to continue this as a regular series on the Fall schedule. Six parts was penitential enough for me. The only positive thing in the show was that it had John Rhys-Davies in it who I always love to watch, but unfortunately he had only a small part in the series.