Monday, 21 February 2011
Professor Jacob Seltzman
This is the guise in which we first encounter the Professor, but is it the original face of Professor Seltzman? I only ask because at the end of the episode of Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, we learn that Seltzman had progressed further in his experiemnts than anyone had imagined. He did, simultaniously, swop three minds at the same time. So that it might have looked as though it was Professor Seltzman lying there on an operating table, but it was the mind of the Colonel that spoke Tell Number One I did my duty. Which can only mean that the person who left the village aboard the helicopter was Seltzman, but in the guise of the Colonel, as seen below.
But certainly there is value in Seltzmans work, I think the Prisoner-No.6 knew that much. A form of immortality it might be, when you could take the mind of one person, someone whose mind is in a disabled body, or someone of great importance to the word, and put it in a healthy body of someone who has died, or dying, so that person might live on. And as long as the subjects mind is an active one, you could carry that on, several times.
This is the last face of Professor Jacob Seltzman. We know that because it was in this guise that Seltzman escaped the village. I wonder what Professor Jacob Seltzman looks like today?
Yes, I know this is only fiction. But sometimes I like to let my imagination loose on some aspects of the Prisoner, it's more interesting that way. Be seeing you