Thursday, November 11, 2010

The Prisoner



We're enjoying "The Prisoner," a 17-episode sci-fi/spy series from 1967-68, now out on Blu-Ray and available on Netflix. This unusually long opening sequence, which includes a commercial break, plays at the beginning of each episode in order to give even the casual viewer a complete understanding of the premise of the series.

The exteriors of "The Village"/prison were shot in a fanciful resort in Wales.

3 comments:

Lord John Whorfin said...

You should bust out your white turtleneck and blazer for this, Number Six!

Chris Hartman said...

You have to get up pretty early in the morning to find a sci-fi/spy series that Lord John Whorfin hasn't already heard of.

But, I must ask: how did you hear of this series? We were first clued-in by the AMC miniseries that ran last fall but that was the first we'd heard of it.

Lord John Whorfin said...

My cousins (Matt and Jem) were into it when we were kids. Or teenagers, probably more accurately. They told me to watch it.

For some reason, it was on regularly on the local PBS station, and since there were only a handful of episodes it was easy to watch the whole series.

Understanding the whole series, on the other hand...

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