U.S.—In an exciting, biblically faithful new episode of the Netflix series The Magic School Bus Rides Again, Ms. Frizzle attempts to pilot the eponymous enchanted educational transport vehicle back in time 13.8 billion years to show the class the creation of the universe, but instantly explodes the second it hits the year 4,000 B.C.
In the special episode of the rebooted series, “The Frizz” tells the class they’re going back in time to view the Big Bang in person. Although one religious student in the class moans and warns Ms. Frizzle that “this won’t end well,” she cheerily ignores him, sets the bus’s time travel module to billions of years ago, and careens the class right into a time paradox that rips the vehicle to shreds.
“We live on a spinning blue ball in the midst of black seas of infinity that were created some 6,000 years ago, and it was not meant that we should voyage further back in time than that,” showrunner Landon Perkins said. “It was important to us to educate children not only about the hard sciences, but also in young-earth creationism.”
Although the episode ends on a cliffhanger as the rules of the time-space continuum destroys the bus and its passengers in a ball of fire, Perkins assures the show’s fans that the class will be back.
“We have a very special episode planned where it’s revealed they’ve all died and now face judgment for not believing the earth is young,” he said.