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Wednesday, 15 December 2010

Lotus Seven

Originally Patrick McGoohan turned down the Lotus Elan, seen above, seeing it as the wrong car for the Prisoner, and chose instead the Lotus Seven.
So I wonder why it is then, that Mister X/McGoohan takes to the road in the Prisoner episode The Girl Who Was Death in a Lotus Elan? Surely the Prisoner as Mister X, should have been driving his Lotus Seven. After all when on a mission during the episode Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, the Prisoner, in the guise of the Colonel, drove his Lotus and drove it abroad in through Europe to Austria. So it seems strange to me that the Prisoner was not behind his beloved Lotus Seven in The Girl Who Was Death. After all it was a fairy tale, and the Prisoner could have been driving anything......so why choose the Lotus Elan, a car which would be the choice for Emma Peel of The Avengers. And perhaps that's it. Perhaps McGoohan saw the Lotus Elan as being a girls car!
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