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Toast

Posted 04 March 2015 - 07:35 PM

I remember watching The Prisoner with my mum every time it was on (she had total control over the 'box) and she did nothing but complain about how she didn't understand it but still watched every new episode.

 

Same here.  My mum had a bit of a thing for Patrick McGoohan.


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:48 PM

Hein, it is on DailyMotion. First episode is "Arrival".

Bibliogryphon: burn, heretic, burn! :D

Hein, here it is:

 

http://www.dailymoti...ival_shortfilms

 

 

It just gets better from there on in.

 

 

Another one you *may* enjoy if you haven't seen it is Space: 1999.  It is basically a British Star Trek clone minus the campy acting.  It has plenty of flaws of its own, not the least of which is the total disregard for the laws of physics.  (They wanted to get away from having a spaceship, like Trek, so instead they have the moon blown off its orbit and apparently traveling at FTL speeds through the universe, slowing down each time it encounters a planet for each week's adventure.)  Like Trek, it is full of pseudo-philosophy and pseudo-metaphysical musings.  ;)


Cat O'Falk

Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:43 PM

I remember watching The Prisoner with my mum every time it was on (she had total control over the 'box) and she did nothing but complain about how she didn't understand it but still watched every new episode.


Davey Jones' Locker

Posted 03 March 2015 - 08:01 PM

Hein, it is on DailyMotion. First episode is "Arrival".

Bibliogryphon, burn, heretic, burn! :D

Bibliogryphon

Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:34 PM

 

Also, compare 1960s Star Trek to Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner which was made around the same time. The ethical and philosophical ideas in Pat's series are way, way more mature than those in Trek and the production values are superior in every way.


Unfortunately The Prisoner was never broadcast on Dutch TV. I know it has legendary status. I'll see if utube have it.

 

Whisper it very quietly Overrated pretentious twaddle...


Magere Hein

Posted 03 March 2015 - 01:14 PM

Also, compare 1960s Star Trek to Patrick McGoohan's The Prisoner which was made around the same time. The ethical and philosophical ideas in Pat's series are way, way more mature than those in Trek and the production values are superior in every way.


Unfortunately The Prisoner was never broadcast on Dutch TV. I know it has legendary status. I'll see if utube have it.

Magere Hein

Posted 03 March 2015 - 10:06 AM

Can I formally request that a Doctor Who  thread be created since most of the posts in this one seem to be about DW anyway?


Yes, you can.

I can formally answer that your request is denied for historical reasons. :)

This thread started life as a Doctor Who thread, but at some time it was merged with another 'UK scifi other than Doctor Who' topic.


Posted 03 March 2015 - 09:52 AM

Can I formally request that a Doctor Who  thread be created since most of the posts in this one seem to be about DW anyway?


msc

Posted 26 February 2015 - 12:07 AM

Original Doctor Who set designer Barry Newbery dead aged 88.


Posted 25 January 2015 - 04:25 AM

The actor Barrie Ingham has died at 83. He played the part of the Thal leader Alyddon in the Peter Cushing film Dr Who and the Daleks .He also appeared in The Myth Makers as Prince Paris http://www.palmbeach...se-detec/njwfS/


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