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Dark and Piercing

moomin321 writes about The Prisoner

McGoohan, Markstein


TV: The Prisoner.
Creator: McGoohan, Markstein

Encapsulated. Would you recommend this? why?

Never has one actor held an entire show together like in the Prisoner.

Time and Space: When and where I first encountered it

1995 and i saw a rerun and was hooked. I was 18.

Recollection and revelations

It made me alter the way i looked at past tv drama. I started to become more interested in old science fiction and this led me to discover Quatermass etc. My world view has always been one of being insecure with those that rule us!

Before this...


I came to the Prisoner later in life, before was the X-fies that made me realise Science fiction can be serious and not all like Red Dwarf and Hitchikers (these shows do have their palce).

After This

Twelve Monkeys

Just great Science Fiction from one of the best story tellers ever!

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Highly recommended

We asked some of our top contributors to suggest their favourite tales on the site. Here's a few of the ones they picked:

paulvonscott likes this memory of Day of the Triffids
"It's great to be a thicky!"

Lostinthought recommends this writer on Ringworld
"Excellent piece on the book and author."

Eloise_R likes a contribution about The Chrysalids
"Couldn't have said it better myself, and didn't!"

Paulg1974 likes this wry take on Crime Traveller
"Things like this can only be made due to the unique way the BBC is funded..."

darrenhf liked this personal account of Red Dwarf
"Red Dwarf is part of a marriage now."

Sourdust appreciated an analysis of Invasion of the Body Snatchers
"Exposes the shallowness of the lazy critical orthodoxy."

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