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The Prisoner
Gauda Cheese
trevor travis wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Definately agree there! It was a sort of two parter at the end wasn't it? Not a proper two part story as such, but they were very closely linked unlike most of the rest of the series which was stand alone stories...

0804


Kind of. There was actually a year between the filming of the two, as Once Upon A Time was intended to wrap up Season 1, while Fall Out was hastily written to wrap up the series when Lew Grade decided he’d massaged McGoohan’s ego for long enough and it was time to put an end to the mayhem.

I actually like much of the Prisoner, but it definitely jumps the shark around the time of Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling (although I do love the Girl Who Was Death).

The Prisoner is a lesson of the perils of putting an actor in complete charge of a show.


Where as I like to say it shows what can be achieved with such a creative persons vision.
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trevor travis
Gauda Cheese wrote:
Patrick did write Free For All Pfft A great episode.


That is my favourite of the episodes he wrote, although again it's a bit messy in places.

I wonder if this should be moved to the Duel section; no programme causes as many arguments as the Prisoner AngryGrinGrin
 
Gauda Cheese
trevor travis wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:
Patrick did write Free For All Pfft A great episode.


That is my favourite of the episodes he wrote, although again it's a bit messy in places.

I wonder if this should be moved to the Duel section; no programme causes as many arguments as the Prisoner AngryGrinGrin


Haha maybe it should, I'm digging it.
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TwoGunBob
Well, I'd comment but I have to think about it a lot as it's probably my favorite television show and I'm totally biased.

Old snapshot of a show I was playing in Houston... Way too long ago. Time stamp for posterity.

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Gauda Cheese
TwoGunBob wrote:

Well, I'd comment but I have to think about it a lot as it's probably my favorite television show and I'm totally biased.

Old snapshot of a show I was playing in Houston... Way too long ago. Time stamp for posterity.

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I have that same bias don't you worry!
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trevor travis
Shall we have any discussion here to prevent clogging up the Gift thread?
 
trevor travis
I first saw The Prisoner during its early 90s Channel 4 repeat run.

I've always rated "Arrival" as the one of the strongest episodes - it lays the premise very well, while giving us a fabulous potted tour of the location at the same time.
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
I first watched it on dvd, no more than about five years ago.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

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Gauda Cheese
trevor travis wrote:

Shall we have any discussion here to prevent clogging up the Gift thread?


General Prisoner chat/arguments Oops I'd prefer here. But if anyone has a comment or anything relating to the Gift thread put it there.

trevor travis wrote:

I first saw The Prisoner during its early 90s Channel 4 repeat run.

I've always rated "Arrival" as the one of the strongest episodes - it lays the premise very well, while giving us a fabulous potted tour of the location at the same time.


I like to call it the hour long theme tune and I mean that in a good way. Every time I watch it I find it weird to see Paul Eddington looking so soooooo young.
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Gauda Cheese
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

I first watched it on dvd, no more than about five years ago.


How did you find out about it?

For me it was pure chance. I love a bargain and a complete boxset of an old show for 30 bucks sounded very rad indeed. I'd never seen Danger man until later.
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Spaceship Dispatcher
Gauda Cheese wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

I first watched it on dvd, no more than about five years ago.

How did you find out about it?

Similar to you! There was a 50 Years of ITC collection that had one episode from lots of different shows and The Prisoner: Checkmate was one of the episodes; so when the 40th Anniversary collection of the show landed on the shelf of my local HMV, it made its way to my library. The rest of the show never lived up to my expectations, based on that one episode, but was okay.
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

Spaceship Dispatcher's fanfic site
 
Gauda Cheese
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:

Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

I first watched it on dvd, no more than about five years ago.

How did you find out about it?

Similar to you! There was a 50 Years of ITC collection that had one episode from lots of different shows and The Prisoner: Checkmate was one of the episodes; so when the 40th Anniversary collection of the show landed on the shelf of my local HMV, it made its way to my library. The rest of the show never lived up to my expectations, based on that one episode, but was okay.


It is hard to beat Jason King as Number 2.

I had no expectations, is that why I love all of it?
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trevor travis
Gauda Cheese wrote:
I like to call it the hour long theme tune and I mean that in a good way. Every time I watch it I find it weird to see Paul Eddington looking so soooooo young.


Well it does provide the opening sequence for subsequent episodes.

SD, Brad, Paula and myself went to Portmerion last year - it's weird going to such a recogniseable location. Most locations are trying to spot a tree (e.g. Pyrton Hill) or a bit of beach (e.g. Bamburgh), but Portmerion is just all there.
 
Gauda Cheese
trevor travis wrote:

Gauda Cheese wrote:
I like to call it the hour long theme tune and I mean that in a good way. Every time I watch it I find it weird to see Paul Eddington looking so soooooo young.


Well it does provide the opening sequence for subsequent episodes.

SD, Brad, Paula and myself went to Portmerion last year - it's weird going to such a recogniseable location. Most locations are trying to spot a tree (e.g. Pyrton Hill) or a bit of beach (e.g. Bamburgh), but Portmerion is just all there.


Did you all run along the beach and throw your fists into the sky exclaiming "I am not a number...."

McGoohan waves his hand in the air, but totally cares. Oops
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trevor travis
I think Leo McKern (mostly for Chimes Of Big Ben) and Mary Morris as my favourite No 2s. Never been quite sure of "Dance Of The Dead" as an episode, though, it's just slightly too far off the weirdness scale for me. "Checkmate" is good weird.
 
Gauda Cheese
trevor travis wrote:

I think Leo McKern (mostly for Chimes Of Big Ben) and Mary Morris as my favourite No 2s. Never been quite sure of "Dance Of The Dead" as an episode, though, it's just slightly too far off the weirdness scale for me. "Checkmate" is good weird.


I was slightly kidding. King was good, No I refuse to call him by his real name anymore!

Leo was amazing, Chime was great, but okay I'll put this to you, like the story or not, McKern and McGoohan are insanly good in Once...

Mary I first encountered in Kinda and I loved seeing her as Number 2. Dance is weird and dark and I just love it. Though a big part of my love for the story comes from Mary Morris and McGoohan.

Her Number 2 isn't about getting answers, but proving a point to Number 6 and she wins.

McKern ranks second for me and thats only because I think Dance makes sliced bread look like rubbish.
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trevor travis
I always tend to think as Peter Wyngarde as Klytus in "Flash Gordon" (we never see him, but it's so obviously his distinctive voice) or Cartney in THAT episode of the Avengers.
 
Spaceship Dispatcher
trevor travis wrote:

I always tend to think as Peter Wyngarde as... Cartney in THAT episode of the Avengers.

You mean the one where his character attacks a scantily clad Emma Peel in a dungeon with a whip? Oops
Reversing the polarity of the neutron flow. I bet that means something. It sounds great.

Blake's 7: Trojan Horse (s4 fanfic) - Blake's 7: Through the Needle's Eye (s2 fanfic)

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trevor travis
Spaceship Dispatcher wrote:

trevor travis wrote:

I always tend to think as Peter Wyngarde as... Cartney in THAT episode of the Avengers.

You mean the one where his character attacks a scantily clad Emma Peel in a dungeon with a whip? Oops


You guessed correctly Grin Grin Grin
 
TwoGunBob
I don't know if I can rank the episodes. Dance of Dead is by leaps and bounds my favorite. Probably because I find it the most horrifying of the episodes. The episode also has several interpretations that can be analyzed. I have strong feelings about Free For All as well because I enjoy the dissection of the political machine in that episode. A lot of The Prisoner jibed with my younger punk rock ideology and still jibes with my older, bitter search for individuality while being firmly in the cogs of the corporate machine. Simply because I do get the calls, "Are you jm5823?"

I have always enjoyed reading arguments about Dance of the Dead, though. I never really consider any interpretation wrong. A lot can be made out the body on the beach and the interpretations of later portions being a death dream. I love anyone that takes things outside the box and has me rewatching any episode with a different outlook.
 
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