First blog post about my new home town.
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- This reminds me of a strange sci-fi classic TV series, I think from England, that starred Patrick Somebody and I sort of remember the name of "O" or "0". Anyhoo, the island was plain and simple with quaint structures and flat landscape decoration like this! Thanks for sharing these images in your blog.Nov 10, 2011
- Oooh I wonder what series that was. What era was it?Nov 11, 2011
- Patrick McGoohan, "The Prisoner", finally looked it up. Well worth looking for available copies! Here's a summary from Patrick's obituary in 2009:
But it was McGoohan's next British-produced series, “The Prisoner,” on CBS in 1968 and 1969, that became a cult classic that spawned fan clubs, conventions and college study.
Once described in The Times as an "espionage tale as crafted by Kafka," "The Prisoner" starred McGoohan as a presumed British agent who, after resigning his top-security job, is abducted in London and taken to a mysterious prison resort called the Village.
Known only as No. 6, he is interrogated by a succession of officials who are known as No. 2. But he refuses all methods of breaking him down to reveal his past or why he resigned, and he repeatedly makes failed attempts to escape.
The seemingly idyllic village contains "seeing eyes" that monitor activities and signs such as "A Still Tongue Makes a Peaceful Life."
McGoohan co-created and executive-produced the series, which ran for only 17 episodes, as well as wrote and directed several episodes.
In a 1967 interview with The Times, he described the series as "Brave New World" stuff.
"Nobody has a name, everyone wears a number," he said. "It's a reflection of the pressure on all of us today to be numbered, to give up our individualism. This is a contemporary subject, not science fiction. I hope these things will be recognized by the audience. It's not meant to be subtle. It's meant to say: This little village is our world."Nov 12, 2011
- Ah yes, I know about The Prisoner. Bit before my time but it's very well known. People often pronounce the place it was filmed (Portmeirion) incorrectly. :)Nov 13, 2011