Anyone ever see the Prisoner starring Patrick McGoohan?
Seems they're making a remake of the 1 hour /17 episode classic series. it will be a 6 episode remake costing nearly 1 million pounds each. The original series made in 1967 cost 75,000 pounds each.
The Prisoner is considered by many to be the most unusual and thought-provoking television series ever made. When it was first shown in England in 1967 there had certainly been nothing like it before and, many would argue, nothing has surpassed it since. The series first aired in the United States on June 1st, 1968 on the CBS network and was repeated in the summer of 1969. Only 16 of the 17 episodes initially aired in the USA, with "Living in Harmony" remaining on the shelf, unaired. This story would get its first US airings in the early 1970's when the boom of UHF broadcast stations made programmers scramble for good programs to air. A recent discovery by Six of One has proved that the 1967 world television premiere of the series was actually in Canada - shortly before the UK airing! This is the kind of detective work that Six of One is famous for. We are responsible for finding the two pre-broadcast edits of the episodes "Arrival" and "The Chimes of Big Ben".
Patrick McGoohan plays a man who resigns from a top secret position and is abducted from his London home. He finds himself in a beautiful village where everything is bright and cheerful - the people, their clothes, the buildings, the flowers. But despite this rosey exterior, the village serves a sinister purpose. People are forcibly brought there in order to have their valuable knowledge protected or extracted. Village residents are assigned a number - the Prisoner is Number Six. Chief interrogator and administrator is Number Two, but he isn't the boss - an unseen Number One is the boss.
Failure is not tolerated in the Village, and most episodes feature a new Number Two, though some are privileged to return for a second chance to break Number Six and discover why he resigned.
The Prisoner struggles to keep this information from his captors and to find out which side runs the Village and where it is. He strives to discover the identity of Number One, and above all, he attempts to escape.
Sounds like our plight doesn't it? Trying to hold in our information while they try and extract it, all the while turning our backs on their civility and they spend their days trying to figure out why. This is the ultimate shell game and sleight of hand mystery of theories and conspiracy.
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