If you get to Prometheus early, say, 40 minutes early, you get to see commercials for upcomng TV shows.
Synopsis: sexy New Yorkers argue and fornicate in a demonic apartment building run by a demonic couple. 666. Get it? Cue religious protesting groups.
In the trailer I saw, there was an interview with Vanessa Williams:
It’s one part Rosemary’s Baby, one part The Shining, all enveloped in the warm glow of ABC.
What, exactly, is the nature of that warm glow? ABC is a Disney Company, so it’s legitimate to ask, “why would family values Disney air a show about demons? How do you Disneyfy The Shining?”
You run a subtext based on if/then.: if the show seems pro-Satan, then God exists.
Airing a show about demonic forces is exactly how you reinforce the Captain America agenda. You can rip apart the Bible and Jesusians if, as a consequence of this attack, the overall narrative supports “Christianity”, or “family”, or “America”. It doesn’t matter if the bad guys win as long as you know they are the bad guys.
Now, why would this have occurred to me watching Prometheus?