of The X-Nilo Show:
The National Religious
Broadcasters recently reviewed The X-Nilo Show and printed this review
in their December issue. Regent
University also published an article about the show
while it was in production. The following is a reprint of those
"The X-Nilo Show promotes a biblical worldview through
examining various views of origins and various avenues of creation," says producer
and creator Kyle Justice. The shows name is based on ex-nihilo, which is Greek for
"out of nothing."
About ten years ago, Justice sat in a seminar on biblical
creation and realized there was a strong need to use media to present scientific evidence
for a biblical creation. "When I saw Bill Nye, the Science Guy, I realized how
it could be done," Justice reveals. The X-Nilo Shows audience is
"One of my passions for this program is that there is so much more evidence
out there for biblical creation than for evolution and a lot of kids and adults dont
know about it. I want to present these evidences in a fun and entertaining manner,"
Justice has produced one complete program as of late summer but is working on
scripts for 26 episodes, covering such diverse topics as the days of creation, the Flood,
and the sciences, including genetics, anthropology, archaeology, and paleontology.
Production for the remaining 25 shows is slated to begin early 1998. Funding for the
initial episode came from a donation and Justice is exploring other options, such as
foundations and the private business sector, to provide the capital.
"Each episode will show some of the truths of Gods creation," Justice
says. "We essentially structure it as a scientific paradigm with questions at the
beginning and the middle and showing evidence in entertaining segments. At the end,
answers to the shows beginning questions come from the Bible and the scientific
evidence shown during the show."
One repeating segment is called "Censored Moments in Science," which
dispels commonly held theories today. "One of the shows I look forward to is the
origin of man with OOP ART, or out of place artifacts, such as the pyramids is
Egypt and ancient maps being more accurate than ones today," Justice says.
"The Bible says man was created perfect and that he lived for hundreds of
years, using 100 percent brain capacity. Today, man uses only 10 percent brain capacity,
so ancient man knew some things were just discovering today."
Though the show had not been aired at press time, Justice has
shown the initial episode to various school classes with positive results. "All the
kids loved it," Justice says. Some comments from the children
include, "I like this movie a lot?," "It was too weird," "Good
job," and "It was really, really funny."
Justice is currently exploring non-exclusive licensing offers with television
outlets and is talking with various Christian Booksellers Association video distributors.
In addition to this particular show, feature shows Justice would like to eventually
produce include a documentary adventure show. "The main reason I created X-Nilo
was that I have a burden to share the scientific evidence for a biblical creation,"
Justice explains. "I also felt this process must start with the younger
Written by Sarah E. Smith, Managing Editor (Posted
with permission from the December 1997 issue of
TIMES (March-April 1997)
"Science Show Comes From Creation Angle"
By Brule Lupkin
Regent University students and faculty began production January
on "The X-Nilo show," an exciting Bible-based children's science show.
The program is the brainchild of series creator/producer Kyle Justice, a Regent College of Communications adjunct
Some time ago, Justice recognized the dearth in the televised
education market for a show which taught science from a creation-biblical perspective.
Shows such as "Bill Nye the Science Guy" and "Beakman's World"
presented scientific fact ensconced in evolutionary theory and a general rejection of the
Genesis Creation account. Justice set out to change that.
In the later half of 1996, Justice's simple, yet valuable,
notion began to come to fruition. With the help of Answers in Genesis, an Ohio-based
creation brain trust, the program found support and a likely host.
Kurt Streutker, creationist author and lecturer, came aboard the project to not only
serve as the show's on-air personality but also as its script consultant.
Scott Till, a Liberty
University graduate, was corralled to direct the pilot episode, and Regent College of Communications student
Jeff Davenport was marshaled to pen the script and associate produce. With a
skeleton staff in place, the crew began pre-production.
"Our goal is, essentially, education from the view of
the Bible," said writer Davenport. "We've seen the destructive force of
non-biblical evolutionary teachings: abortion, euthanasia, the devaluing of human life,
and the rejection of the entire sovereignty of the Creator God. Under God's
leadership, we set out to create a show that would teach children the lessons of science,
yet under the shadow of the knowledge of the Almighty Creator--oh, yeah, and to have some
The show is based on a series of skits, do-it-yourself
experiments, and animation. It has been described as "zany,"
"wacky," "nutty," and "madcap." The program is
designed to keep the viewers' interests piqued, while maintaining a focus on answering
questions related to the episode's theme. The pilot episode centers on dinosaurs:
when did they live, what happened to them, has any man every seen a dinosaur, etc.
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