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Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The Therapy Zone

Most Undesired Characters!
    For some reason I've never taken to these two characters, why? Well for the simple reason that they are both played by Alexis Kanner and no other reason than that. I suppose the better of the two characters is the Kid, for the simple reason he never opens his mouth! And No.48, I never could do with him doing all that running about! You see I took against Alexis Kanner because he claimed to know so much about the Prisoner, almost as much as Patrick McGoohan himself. He claimed to have out drawn McGoohan in that gun fight between them, when clearly he didn't, and a frame by frame examination clearly shows that Kanner was beaten to the draw by McGoohan! He couldn't even get the nickname of the Colt 45 right, "Peacemaker," but every time Kanner told a particular story he always called the Colt 45 a "Pacemaker!!!!" Why no-one ever had the courage to correct him I'll never know. I was going to once, at a Prisoner convention at Portmeirion, but didn't. And ever since then I've always wished that I had.

   There are two consistencies within the Prisoner series, three, there are three, four there are four consistencies within the Prisoner series. They are the Prisoner-No.6, the Butler, the Supervisor-No.28 {played by Peter Swanwick}. And the fourth, well that's the village guardian-Rover.
   Strange that three actors share the amount of screen time with, well I almost wrote an inanimate object, but the village guardian is far from being inanimate. I suppose its been genetically engineered, membrane first grown in a laboratory in a petri dish by someone in a white coat. They'll be growing human tissue next for organ replacement, and no I do not write that lightly, but simply make the comparrison. between the two.
   Mind you its true isn't it. That three actors, McGoohan, Swanwick, and Angelo Muscat share the most screen time with a........ balloon!

Things To Do Today
   These are the words written on the Prisoner's desk pad. Now who do you think would be sending the Prisoner flowers? This image was taken from the episode of Arrival, and the only person who might very well send flowers to the Prisoner would be his fiancée Janet Portland. Ah, but then Janet Portland wasn't written into the Prisoner until the episode Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling by Vincent Tilsley. At the time of the writing of the script for Arrival written by George Markstein and David Tomblin, Janet Portland had never been thought of, let alone the Prisoner having a fiancée. So I just wonder who had been sending the Prisoner flowers? It must have been someone he knew, someone close to him to warrant the sending of a thank you note. This is one of the enigmas of the Prisoner that can never be answered, something we can live without knowing, but at the same time something to speculate about in a quiet moment.
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