THE PRISONER




The Prisoner was a groundbreaking series in the UK in the 1960's.

The show inspired many filmmakers including the creators of Lost.
Christopher Nolan has also been wanting to do a film version.


Patrick McGoohan starred as the legendary Number Six


McGoohan had actually turned down the role of James Bond due to moral differences. As a married man, he objected to kissing other women- now that's a gentleman.


WHO IS NUMBER SIX?



Before he became Number Six, he was a secret agent for the British Government.



...Then he RESIGNED


His last whereabouts were Britain- his flat, before being knocked out by sleeping gas.


THE VILLAGE


There is only THE VILLAGE

Imagine a utopia as if run by Willy Wonka. Everyone has a number, everyone knows each other, and everyone is happy.


But something is not right...


WE WANT INFORMATION


The Village Leader Number Two
wants to know why Six resigned


Number Six replies "I will not be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed or numbered. My life is my own. I resign."


But they have ways of making him talk...

By hook...


Or by crook

"He's an individual, and they're always trying"



The monster a.k.a. "The Rover," is a roaring menace that pins down potential escapees.

Production used a weather balloon on a cable, but it still looks cool, especially when emerging from water.


THERE IS ONLY THE VILLAGE


Is it a dream? Is he insane? Has he always lived in the Village? Is escape possible?
And above all... who is Number One?


IN CONCLUSION


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The Prisoner is my favorite television show of all time.

Each episode, Number Two tries either to assimilate Number Six or break him down with experimental mind tricks.

AMC made a remake a couple years ago

The initial episodes of the remake are weak but it builds momentum and creates a pretty awesome ending. Overall, definitely worth your time.

But by far, the original The Prisoner is one of the most surreal and well written series ever broadcast on television


"Be seeing you"