Topic: The Prisoner (US)

The Prisoner

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Quote TV.com:

AMC reinterprets the British 1960s cult classic of the same name in a miniseries format that's due to air in 2009. The miniseries will star Jim Caviezel as "Six" and the legendary Ian McKellen as "Number Two."

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I kinda trust AMC on this one. And you HAVE to trust Ian McKellen... big_smile

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2 (edited by Orlando 2009-06-02 18:08:23)

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Gotta watch the original big_smile
Even requested it:
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Re watching them! big_smile

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Lets hope they don't f*** it up like most remakes.

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And I hope they won't fuck up "V" either!

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garrize wrote:

Re watching them! big_smile

you have compelled me to do the same...

paisley1 wrote:

Let's hope they change everything and make it compelling!

i was listening to a podcast yesterday... and a supposed insider to the industry had told them that they have used exactly the same story as the original.... only updating it visually... the only difference is that a love affair between a human and a visitor has been flipped from female human/male visitor...

i'm going to eat your brains and gain your memories...

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I just finished watching the original Prisoner ... It took me about 1/2 a year to get through the 17 episodes. I liked the idea of the show, but each episode was like taffy - you just can't eat too much or you will get sick. I had to watch an episode and take a break, otherwise I would have probably hated it.

All in all it was a good show, but good god, the finale was a brain-f**k. I get the whole anti-culture idea of McGoohan (RIP) going against the societal expectations of the audience and not having Six be a superspy and not giving us the ending we wanted, but I never expected it to make this little sense.

BEGIN SPOILERS!
(Even though I am leaning toward the idea that Six actually snapped and was a dual-personality, at the same time Six and One, where the One part did not know why the Six part resigned and needed to know. The finale was the confrontation (in his mind) of the two personalities, where Six won (by locking One in the "attic") and thus was free.)
END SPOILERS!

So I honestly do not know how the remake can keep the anti-culture aspects (or the finale) of the original. I'd rather they take the best "interrogation" ideas from the show and combine it into a kick-ass psychological game of cat and mouse with a satisfying conclusion. I guess we'll see soon enough.

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8 (edited by penguin 2009-07-12 12:14:03)

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Set to air in November 2009 on AMC smile

http://next-episode.net/the-prisoner
http://www.amctv.com/originals/the-prisoner/

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consider me nervous AND excited...

i'm going to eat your brains and gain your memories...

10 (edited by penguin 2009-07-12 14:43:50)

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theConundrumm wrote:

consider me nervous AND excited...

The scariest/nervous part for me is that Patrick McGoohan had zero involvement in the remake sad

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Comic Con's nine minute preview.

I'm not saying it alleviates all my fears, but it makes me cautiously optimistic. It seems to retain the atmosphere and spirit of the original while expanding it with several new ideas. I do not doubt that this will be a whole different beast - and it makes me glad. A mindless copy would no doubt fail, while this will - in failure or success - stand on its own. Comparisons will be made, but it is apparent even from the nine minute preview that those will be mostly pointless smile

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Sheit, gotta watch the original.

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The original is a classic and well worth watching. This looks reasonable too.

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It premieres today.

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Wow, nice mindfuck.

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i downloaded before i came into work...will watch tonight.

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I'm gonna wait until I have all the parts before I watch it... providing my willpower holds out.

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what is this show about?

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19 (edited by kirby 2009-11-17 15:26:26)

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I like the original better, but still this one is pretty good too, at this point they have not disrespected the original in anyway.

I am pretty happy they kept the giant balloon ball, it is to me as STNG was to the original Star Trek.

20 (edited by Orlando 2009-11-17 07:27:25)

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godzionu wrote:

what is this show about?

It's about Jesus who wakes up in a dessert and he's like "woah, what I'm doin' here?" and he goes to a town. and dudes there have no names, then Gandalf says "You're Six" then Jesus is like "nooo, I'm not, I'm Jesus, ow look an anchor" then Gandalf is like "Yes you are" and there are flashbacks and a explosion and sea and whatever.

Wicked brooo.

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sounds like some weird comedy?

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Nope. Not at all.

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The original village is an amazing tourist attraction.

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REALLY nice mindfuck. I fell Orwells '1984' in it.

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Ian McKellen could cut rocks with his voice.

And I must say, need to think about this show, 'cause I almost don't get anything. Very good as a mindgame, McKellen and Caviezele were great, great editing. And though thru the entire show I understood less and less with every minute, it's very good and I want MOAR. It's too short. sad

So, to those who watched the original, how was the remake for you?

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