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Just before the start of the Apocalypse, a physicist and a nun race against the clock to see if the end of the world can be averted.

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Series cast summary:
Bill Pullman ...  Dr. Richard Massey 6 episodes, 2005
Natascha McElhone ...  Sister Josepha Montafiore 6 episodes, 2005
Michael Massee ...  Isaiah Haden 6 episodes, 2005
Mark Rendall ...  Henry 'Hawk' Webber 6 episodes, 2005
Chelsey Coyle ...  Olivia 'Livvie' Beaudrey 6 episodes, 2005
Brittney Coyle ...  Olivia 'Livvie' Beaudrey 6 episodes, 2005
John Rhys-Davies ...  Professor Lampley 6 episodes, 2005
Orla Brady ...  Nora Webber 6 episodes, 2005
Alexa Nikolas ...  Lucy Massey 6 episodes, 2005
Tobin Bell ...  Nathan Volk 5 episodes, 2005
Martin Starr ...  Mark Rubio 5 episodes, 2005
Fred Durst ...  Ogden 5 episodes, 2005
Caryn Green ...  Tulia 5 episodes, 2005
Fionnula Flanagan ...  Mother Francine 4 episodes, 2005
Jesper Christensen ...  Torvald Eklind 4 episodes, 2005
Paul Venables Paul Venables ...  Tom Webber 4 episodes, 2005
Jonathan Whittaker ...  Nelson Boyd 4 episodes, 2005
Winter Ave Zoli ...  Anna-Theresa 4 episodes, 2005
Clémence Poésy ...  E.C. 3 episodes, 2005
Christopher Biggins ...  Cardinal Laveigh 3 episodes, 2005
Werner Daehn ...  Asteroth 3 episodes, 2005
Scott Williams Scott Williams ...  Prison Guard / ... 3 episodes, 2005
Patrick Bauchau ...  Dr. Daniel Goran 2 episodes, 2005
Davenia McFadden Davenia McFadden ...  Sister Delise 2 episodes, 2005
Joel Polis ...  Hospital Administrator 2 episodes, 2005
James Bigwood ...  Prison Chaplain 2 episodes, 2005
Anne Katrine Bay Ejlersen Anne Katrine Bay Ejlersen ...  Super Model #1 2 episodes, 2005
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Set just before the start of the Armageddon, the series follows two central characters, a physicist and a nun in a race against time to see if the end of the world can be averted. Bill Pullman plays the role of Dr. Richard Massey, a Harvard physics professor and father mourning the death of his daughter, who was murdered by an evil satanist with seemingly supernatural abilities. Natascha McElhone stars as a nun who appeals to Massey to help her investigate whether the apocalyptic prophecy from the Book of Revelations is starting to come true. Written by anon

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The greatest story ever told has a final chapter. How will it end? See more »


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NBC [United States]

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 April 2005 (USA) See more »

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Matera, Basilicata, Italy See more »

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(6 episodes)

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Stereo

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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A freeze frame of the articles that Dr. Massey looks up about Sister Josepha online reveal the following things about her: 1.) Her younger sister's name was Denise. 2.) They were abandoned as infants, 3.) She and her sister grew up at an orphanage in New South Wales, called "The Lord's House". 4.) Sister Josepha got her Bachelor's Degree at Kings Theological Seminary in Ottawa, Ontario, and graduated with valedictory honors, 5.) She went on to attend the Oxford School of Advanced Religions Studies at Oxford College, 6.) Her sister Denise joined the following of a self-proclaimed messiah, and committed suicide along with the rest of the cult. See more »

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Romanian documents shown are written in Cyrillic letters, but the Romanians use the Latin alphabet. Romanian was, however, written in Cyrillic until the government moved the language over to the Latin alphabet. See more »

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Cardinal La Veigh: If it weren't for Torvald Ecklind shielding you, you'd be excommunicated.
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Cardinal La Veigh: Do you have anything to say?
Sister Josepha Montefiore: May God grant him a long life. And you as well. So that you shall have to deal with *me* till the end of *your* days.
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It's the End of the World... and I feel fine
21 April 2005 | by mkham6See all my reviews

REVIEW: Wed + Sun 9pm NBC: "It's as probable for a tornado traveling through a junkyard to produce Buckingham Palace than for life to emerge from the Big Bang," says the teacher at the start of Revelations… and he's the scientist. The series, produced by Omen maker David Seltzer is relatively well done, with the likable Bill Pullman playing a scientist whose daughter has been kidnapped and murdered by a Satanist who excised her heart in a ritual sacrifice. Pullman goes to Chile and helps capture the fiend, and later is confronted by a Nun (the other-worldly Natasha McElhone – the wife in Solaris) whose sister has died in an apocalyptic cult in Africa, and who drags him to the bedside of a young brain dead Florida girl who was hit by lightning. Of course, this girl is talking.. in Latin, and it's about the end of the world. Evil secular doctors are eager to harvest her organs while the Sister's foundation staves them off (doctors love to pull the plug on speaking patients). The girl draws a stick figure (with ancient writing) that is the same as Pullman's daughter used to. The parallels with the Florida Schiavo allow-to-die circus are probably coincidental, but jarring. Signs abound: a shadow of Jesus on the cross on a Mexican cliff, a lone child pulled from floating wreckage of a Greek ferry, the Satanist chopping his finger off without bleeding.

I personally love these apocalyptic movies, but feel this is in so many ways a sop to the religious right, whose penetration into government is alarming. It feeds the creationist fervor, the cheap exploitive political acts behind the Schiavo carnival of fools. At the first meeting the Sister wisely advises the dubious Pullman to start contributing to religion. "All the signs and symbols are currently in place for the end of days." They allow Pullman to visit the killer of his daughter in prison, dubiously unmonitored, who chops his finger off in the feeding slot, and doesn't bleed. This sends Pullman on a quest for the Answers, being dragged kicking and screaming towards the Truth, like Gregory Peck so long ago in The Omen (actually saw that world premiere in LA). Portentous Bible quotes start each section. When the girl dies, Pullman holds her hand, and she.. awakes. Personally I don't think we should rush this apocalypse business- some nightmare virus may make it real for hundreds of millions soon enough. Not as intense as I thought, but then NBC isn't cable. Rating: 6 out of 10


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