What was that? That as they say would be telling! Don’t you know? Well physically it’s a weather balloon, and at the same time a brilliant piece of improvisation which has proved to be the most iconic visualization in ‘the Prisoner.’ Technically it’s a piece of genetically engineered membrane, although it might be a creature from a world beyond ours which crashed on Earth, and is just as much a prisoner in The Village as you are! You know what I think, I think you’re over thinking this! Symbolically it’s a representation of our own fears? How do you work that out? What are you afraid of Number 6? I’m afraid of nothing! We are all afraid of something, something tucked away in the back of our minds, after all, that thing only appears when one is afraid! Does it? Well it mostly appears when one is afraid. What’s he got to be afraid of? Who? Number 1? You Number 6, he’s afraid either for you, or of you!
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