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Release Date:
9 September 2009 (USA) See more »
Plot:
Examines the Prophesies of 16th-century French physician Michel de Nostradamus and other ancient prophesy. It compares these prophesies with current global events and sorts significant prophesy from crackpot theory.
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Cast

 (Series Cast [7])

Joseph Eid ... The Antichrist (3 episodes, 2009)
David Bradstreet (3 episodes, 2009)

Farshad Farahat ... Egyptian Astronomer / ... (3 episodes, 2009)

Arick Salmea ... Cesar Nostradamus (3 episodes, 2009)

Joseph Ademola Adeyemo ... Fourth Horseman (2 episodes, 2009)
James Casey ... Archeologist / ... (2 episodes, 2009)

Michael John Lane ... Satan (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Directed by
Luke Ellis (8 episodes, 2009)
Richard Monahan (8 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Writing credits
Richard Monahan (12 episodes, 2009)
Douglas Miller (3 episodes, 2009)
Michael Ray Brown (2 episodes, 2009)
Beata Ziel (2 episodes, 2009)

Series Produced by
W. Scott Goldie .... post producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Richard Monahan .... supervising producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Joel Sturdivant .... series coordinating producer (12 episodes, 2009)
Luke Ellis .... executive producer (10 episodes, 2009)
Marlene Braga .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2009)
Matthew P. Hickey .... executive producer (8 episodes, 2009)
Jeff Schmidt .... field producer (4 episodes, 2009)
Dana Chotiner .... producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Grae Drake .... associate producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Gloria Morris .... field producer (3 episodes, 2009)
Matt Hickey .... executive producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Erica Sardarian .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
Erika Smith .... producer (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Original Music by
Scott Cruz (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Cinematography by
Lon Magdich (12 episodes, 2009)
Pierluigi Malavasi (12 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Film Editing by
Matthew Monte (1 episode, 2009)

Johnny Bishop (unknown episodes)
Lou LaProcido (unknown episodes)
Nick Termini (unknown episodes)
 
Series Set Decoration by
David Bradstreet (12 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Costume Design by
Melissa McClure (8 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Makeup Department
Isabella Wiley .... make-up and hair designer (9 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Production Management
Kurt Knutzen .... post-production supervisor (12 episodes, 2009)
Maura Feely .... production manager (7 episodes, 2009)
Stephanie Meurer .... production manager (4 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Art Department
Chase Matthews .... props (3 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Sound Department
David Michael Erwin .... sound designer (9 episodes, 2009)
Dave Moorman .... sound re-recording mixer (9 episodes, 2009)
Matt Soule .... location sound (6 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Allison T. DiBiase .... assistant camera (11 episodes, 2009)
Matt Bobbitt .... best boy electric (3 episodes, 2009)
Sara Elia .... grip (3 episodes, 2009)
Stefania Rosini .... set photographer (3 episodes, 2009)
Owen Jones .... electrician (2 episodes, 2009)
Matthew Lim .... grip (2 episodes, 2009)
John Schmidt .... camera operator / director of photography: second unit (2 episodes, 2009)
Ian Wilhelm .... second assistant camera (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Animation Department
Maciej Sznabel .... animator (2 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Editorial Department
Bill Higley .... on-line editor (12 episodes, 2009)
Eric B. Johnson .... colorist / on-line editor (12 episodes, 2009)
Jeni Francisco .... assistant editor (11 episodes, 2009)
Zachary Dehm .... assistant editor (7 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Music Department
Scott Cruz .... composer: theme music (12 episodes, 2009)
 
Series Other crew
Forrest Tagliamonte .... set production assistant (7 episodes, 2009)
Ian Wilhelm .... production assistant (7 episodes, 2009)
Tracy Shao .... production coordinator (4 episodes, 2009)
 

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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
File in the same bin as MonsterQuest, Paranormal State, UFO Hunters, etc., 23 September 2009
Author: lysergic-acid from United States

As others have already mentioned, this is media sensationalism at its worst and its most shameless. The show purports to merely present the "evidence" for various doomsday theories and apocalyptic prophecies, without arguing for or against the views expressed. For the less critical-minded, this might seem like an honest attempt to provide an unbiased view of all the available information, and letting the viewer make up his own mind about the facts. But in practice, this seems to be the show producers' way of avoiding any responsibility for the accuracy or validity of the claims/theories they present.

A 45-minute TV program can't possibly present _all_ the information that there is to examine on any controversial issue. There's always a practical limit on the amount of information that one is able to convey in any given medium. This is a limitation faced by all journalists and documentary makers. And, in truth, most audiences don't want to be presented with every scrap of info pertaining to a topic, or they'd be inundated with useless trivia, unfounded rumors, or outright fabrications. Like it or not, the media is a filter for the information that the public consumes. It is their responsibility to perform this duty with honesty and integrity. That means doing thorough research and, most importantly, verifying the authenticity/verity of the information they present.

On any given controversial topic—such as apocalyptic themes in human culture—there's likely to be only a handful of genuine authorities and knowledgeable experts for every thousand quack jobs or charlatans. Correspondingly, there will be truths, half-truths, and blatant falsehoods told about each issue. It's the documentarian's job to filter out the cruft and present only the most plausible theories based on substantiated facts. It is NOT the media's job to present, both, scientific theories and conspiracy theories in even parts. Unfortunately, this program does not do even that. It seems that the producers at History Channel have firmly decided that the truth is not as entertaining (read: sensational) as unfounded speculation put forth by the lunatic fringe. So, like "MonsterQuest", "The Nostradamus Effect" dedicates its entire program length to presenting spurious/unscientific speculation and interviewing hack authors of books advancing such ludicrous theories.

Regardless of the show's disclaimer, by giving a completely one-sided account of the issues presented (shows like National Geographic's "Is It Real?" at least give equal time to scientists/skeptics) and always skewing the evidence to favor the most outrageous interpretation possible, they are in effect promoting specious and scientifically unsound theories and irrational thinking. Making this all the more reprehensible is the fact that History Channel tries to present itself as an educational network while it shamelessly panders to the lowest common denominator, making programs that discourage critical thinking and promote self-delusion.

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