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Although I have the complete DVD set I haven't watched any of the episodes in quite some time. While stumbling through PlutoTV's extensive line up I came upon a channel showing episodes of this late '60s series. I thoroughly enjoyed the two I watched this afternoon. Big Grin

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I watched it intently in high school, when PBS broadcast one episode per week (circa 1979).

Still one of my favorite series ever. I have the DVD set, but have not re-watched it in a while...



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Fan of the series and the "kar" he drove.



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I watched it intently in high school, when PBS broadcast one episode per week (circa 1979).

Still one of my favorite series ever. I have the DVD set, but have not re-watched it in a while...


Exactly the same. And the last time I watched the entire series was perhaps 5-7 years ago.



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I watched some early episodes of "Secret Agent Man" (originally called "Danger Man") starring McGoohan, which was the predecessor to The Prisoner. These were followed by early episodes of The Prisoner, too. I think this may have been PlutoTV. I watched all evening, remembering the black-and-white ahows before color became mainstream (and John Drake drove an original Mini Cooper, which was my first car!). Smile




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Fan of the series and the "kar" he drove.


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His dad had a Super 7, and would let my friend drive it. Holy shit that was an amazing experience. Stupid fast and your butt was ~4” off the pavement.



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A guy I used to work with gave me the full set of DVDs. Haven't watches it yet. Is it good? I mean, does it hold up?
 
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I watched it when I was a kid and while much of it I didn't understand at the time- I loved the innovative storyline. The show was ahead of it's time. In those days you also had The Avengers, Doctor Who, UFO, Space 1999, The Omega Factor, The Saint and other great Brit shows.
The Prisoner holds up pretty well because it was so ambitious-
All I can say is if you watch the original show and visit London now you wouldn't know it was the same country...
 
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bald1– Which Pluto channel and what time? It’s hard to go thru them all. I like the Military and Conspiracy channels.
 
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A guy I used to work with gave me the full set of DVDs. Haven't watches it yet. Is it good? I mean, does it hold up?


Hell yes! Big Grin



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bald1– Which Pluto channel and what time? It’s hard to go thru them all. I like the Military and Conspiracy channels.


It was #188 Shout Factory this afternoon. The two episodes of The Prisoner were followed by Space 1999. Smile

Check here too to watch episodes free on your computer:
http://www.shoutfactorytv.com/...ubmit&q=the+prisoner



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I never could figure out the big balloon.....

that's about all I can remember from "The Prisoner" other than the time he beat the computer by asking it a question it could not answer;

"Why?"
 
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I never could figure out the big balloon.....

"Rover" was supposed to be an amphibious robot, but it didn't work right in the water (although rumors that it actually sank were untrue). A production manager saw a weather balloon and came up with the idea for the amorphous blob security device.

The smoke monster of Lost was inspired by Rover.



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watched a few episodes years ago,

have not seen the entire series,


sounds like I need to go back and watch it all



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Big fan of "The Prisoner" Smile

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There is also a 2009 mini-series that is a remake of the original, but it's not supposed to be very good. (I haven't seen it.)



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There is also a 2009 mini-series that is a remake of the original, but it's not supposed to be very good. (I haven't seen it.)


Nor have I and frankly didn't even know / recall (I am an old sod after all) that it existed. Big Grin Big Grin

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I was a big fan of Patrick McGoohan, going back to his role in "Secret Agent." He was a resident of the city where I worked and (sad to say) he passed away there in 2009.


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One of the best series BBC produced back in the day and one that I still enjoy thoroughly.

I even have a wire frame penny-farthing bicycle sitting on my bookshelf at home.

Occasionally, I will say "Be seeing you" on departing someone's company.

The mini-series "remake" is garbage, BTW.

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