I’m Not Seeing It

I’m not seeing the new Bible mini-series on the History channel. Most basically because I don’t get cable. Also, because the first program I watch on the “History” channel will be the special where they take all the footage from Ancient Aliens and burn it in the parking lot, then write a big fat check to Jason Colavito for all his anguish and suffering.

I’m also not seeing the flap over the supposed resemblance between the Satan character and President Obama:

I think the face shape is about the same, but the rest of the resemblance isn’t there.

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  • http://www.brgulker.wordpress.com brgulker

    I find it pretty hard to believe this was intentional, but I think it’s a pretty funny coincidence (and by funny, I guess I mean ironic and kinda sad). The very first thing I thought when I saw the image is that it looked a lot like President Obama.

  • trj

    A new “documentary” on the “History” Channel.

    That’s “great”.

    • http://www.seditiosus.blogspot.com Schaden Freud

      I think I would actually have more respect for the “History” channel if they would just be honest enough to put the quote marks in their name.

  • http://blog.betterlivingthroughscience.com/ Tron

    I have to agree the resemblance is amazing. They both have eyes, nose, mouth and the only facial hair is eyebrows… perfect fit except the shape of all the above LOL :)

    trj says: “A new “documentary” on the “History” Channel.
    That’s “great”.”
    Yes This LOL

  • Reginald Selkirk

    The colour is about the same, although that is heavily affected by lighting.

  • Gwenny

    Why isn’t anyone pissed that Satan is a black man? LOL That is pretty much as racist as you can get.

  • L.Long

    Well as a ‘white’ guy I would consider it a compliment to have a ‘white’ Satan. What better character could you be? In the buyBull he tells the truth, Cons the omni-everything gawd into a $1 bet over some helpless schmuck, and tells gawd humans aren’t worth the trouble. Essentially Satan is the most truthful and honest character in the entire faery tale. I would rather be compared to Satan then that petulant, psychopathic, spoiled, 5yr-old, bearded sky-faery who raped a 14yr-old girl. Hell from what I can tell it only had sex once, which makes me at least twice as good.

  • http://cthulhuvariations.blogspot.com/ David E

    At first glance I thought it was a digitally aged photo of the president, so, yeah, it seems a pretty strong resemblance to me (the eyebrows look more Vulcan though). Coincidence? Maybe, but I wouldn’t be too surprised if it wasn’t.

  • Nox

    Probably not intentionally cast to look like Obama. Probably cast and made up based on their market research into what the people who would be watching this would think Lucifer looks like (which probably is kind of based on Obama).

  • The Rose

    What’s to “get” about cable? You pay for crappy TV instead of watching it for free.
    …I don’t get it either.

    Remember when Pink Floyd: The Wall, came out?
    “…got 13 channels of shit on the TV to choose from….”

  • Noelle

    Hell, Satan in The Last Temptation of Christ looks like me in high school. You get some creative license when it comes to artistic interpretation of the Prince of Darkness. History Channel’s being a little bland here.

    I also like Mr. Diety’s ex-wife Luci as satan in his YouTube series.

  • Revyloution

    What always bothered me about depictions of Satan was that they typically are opposite of how the Bible actually describes him. When describing his casting out from heaven, he was described as ‘most beautiful’.

    • kessy_athena

      Isn’t that Lucifer, not Satan?

  • Jannik

    For all purposes and intent, you could depict him as a baby or a young girl and claim resemblance to Justin Bieber. He is supposed to be deceitful is he not.

    Any resemblance to Obama is unpurposeful, surely.

    • Yoav

      They could have cast a Justin Bieber lookalike or put makeup on their actor too make to get him to look the red with big horns version of satan or any of thousands of other options, but they didn’t, they made a choice to cast a dark skinned man, whether the resemblance to Obama is intentional or not you’ll have to ask the producers.