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Old 03.25.2006, 07:27 PM   #1
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Any fans?

I love it, great TV show, possibly the greatest. Everything about it is simply wonderful - script, storyline, acting, presience, setting, it's more or less perfect, and 'Fall Out' is the most deranged and addictive denoument of any TV show.

I also love the episode 'HAmmer Into Anvil', as it rather nicely changes the whole tone of the show from No 6 trying to escape to No 6 trying to beat them at their own game.

Discuss the Prisoner here!

And have a decent fan site link, too!
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Old 03.25.2006, 07:28 PM   #2
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Tell us your favourite quote, for fun (Fun! hurrah!). Leo Mckern, as a former number 2, gets to speak this classic in 'Fall Out': 'It has been my lot, in the past, to wield a not inconsiderable power. Nay, I have had the ear of statesmen, kings and the princes of many a land. Governments have been swayed, policies defined and revolutions nipped in the bud at a word from me in theright place and at the propitious time.'
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Old 03.25.2006, 09:07 PM   #3
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I like the one where he enters the art competition and uses his scultpure and the painting to make the boat, also the one with the other no 6 and the one where they let him get away for his birthday

 


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Old 03.26.2006, 01:20 AM   #4
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Old 03.26.2006, 01:21 AM   #5
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Old 03.26.2006, 08:21 AM   #6
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Love that show.
I have the complete series DVD box; great stuff!
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Old 03.26.2006, 06:27 PM   #7
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I love the foresight - cordless phones and surveillance cameras - but like every other sci/fi type show, they failed to predict that computers would become small and stop running on tape!
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Old 03.26.2006, 11:36 PM   #8
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Old 03.26.2006, 11:41 PM   #9
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It was expensive; around $90.00, but it's 10 DVDs and I get a lot of mileage out of them...
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I was actually going to make thread about this and I was just looking at random old posts and came across this. Coincidence?

Fucking brilliant program. I've actually been to the place where they filmed it. It was such weird place, the whole village was made by some eccentric rich guy, really cool. I think it's in Wales.
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Old 07.09.2006, 06:07 AM   #11
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I think No. 6's house was the gift shop. Obviosly the interior wasn't the same because that was a set.
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Old 07.09.2006, 06:11 AM   #12
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Portmeirion was built Clough Williams-Ellis. The great thing about visiting it as a Prisoner fan id that although the TV series exaggerated everything, everything seems just as the TV series made it seem.

It's good that No 6's house is a Prisoner gift-shop. Most of the village is a hotel.
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Oh yeah, Portmeirion, thats its name. Was I right in saying it's in Wales? It was ages ago when I went and can't really remember. Yeah everything is how it seemed on tv, it's so cool, really exciting. Have you been? I think No. 6's house was the gift shop, not 100% sure though. I really want to go back. It's just so cool that that guy made this whole, really weird village, really cool place.
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Old 07.09.2006, 06:30 AM   #14
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It's on the west Wales coast, close to Porthmadog (there's a vey pleasant steam train running from Porthmadog to Portmeirion, then a ten minute walk to the village). I'm no expert on PAtrick McGoohan's previous TV series, Danger Man, but I'm pretty sure that an episode had been set in Portmeirion, leading to it's selection for The Prisoner. The village is also used in an old Tom Baker Doctor Who story, The Masque of Mandragora, as well as various other one-off tv episodes and pop videos; most notably, XTC used it for 'The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul' (and Supergrass used it for their first single I believe. Wouldn't know about them though!).

I've just had a look; it's got it's own website here: http://www.portmeirion-village.com/en/index.php.

Clough Williams Ellis was a really good sort; full of dreams for nice environments that were constructed but not entirely false or sharing a single characteristic. He wrote many books, notably one (pub. 1928) called England and the Octopus - an early wake-up call to those who destroy our heritage. His vision for Portmeirion was to show that built on his own private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia where he built to show that the development of a naturally beautiful site need not lead to its defilement and that architectural good manners could be good business. His lifelong concern was with Architecture, Landscape Design, the protection of Rural Wales and Conservation generally.
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It's on the west Wales coast, close to Porthmadog (there's a vey pleasant steam train running from Porthmadog to Portmeirion, then a ten minute walk to the village). I'm no expert on PAtrick McGoohan's previous TV series, Danger Man, but I'm pretty sure that an episode had been set in Portmeirion, leading to it's selection for The Prisoner. The village is also used in an old Tom Baker Doctor Who story, The Masque of Mandragora, as well as various other one-off tv episodes and pop videos; most notably, XTC used it for 'The Man Who Sailed Around His Soul' (and Supergrass used it for their first single I believe. Wouldn't know about them though!).

I've just had a look; it's got it's own website here: http://www.portmeirion-village.com/en/index.php.

Clough Williams Ellis was a really good sort; full of dreams for nice environments that were constructed but not entirely false or sharing a single characteristic. He wrote many books, notably one (pub. 1928) called England and the Octopus - an early wake-up call to those who destroy our heritage. His vision for Portmeirion was to show that built on his own private peninsula on the coast of Snowdonia where he built to show that the development of a naturally beautiful site need not lead to its defilement and that architectural good manners could be good business. His lifelong concern was with Architecture, Landscape Design, the protection of Rural Wales and Conservation generally.


Thanks for that. I'd forgotten how beautiful it was. Ellis sounds like a cool guy from the site
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I think I've seen an episode, but I can't remember. I want to watch this show so bad.

Battlestar Galactica used "Number Six" as a name for the Cylon character.
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yeah i love the prisoner. i first heard of it through the iron maiden song! went to port merion and ran around the beach and whatnot. it was really funny.
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Was "The Prisoner" a western? I keep getting confused, thinking that "The Prisoner" was the pre-"Twilight Zone" Rod Serling series, but I just checked and that was "The Loner" so, whatever.
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no no no it was very british. 60's pyschadelic kinda thing about a guy held prisoner on an island and being chased by giant balloons.
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Yeah what was the deal with them balloons?
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