A life time fan and Prisonerologist of the 1960's series 'the Prisoner', a leading authority on the subject, a short story writer, and now Prisoner novelist.
Perhaps the Mountain (Everest!) made his video call from in front of a painted backdrop, outside and just round the corner from No.6's cottage. I think he'd decided to disorientate No.6 first by appearing on No.6's television, then turning up very quickly on the doorstep.ZM72
EXTRAORDINARY!I was thinking of this 'puzzle' only yesterday - and was just about to respond when I noticed 'Anonymous' replied with exactly the same conclusion that I came to.THAT IS WEIRD!BCNU );oB
Hi ZM72 and Steve, It's unanimous then, as your thoughts on this are both as mine.RegardsDavidBCNU
Here's an excerpt from "The Prisoner The Original Scripts Volume 1" for this scene:P: The mountain can come to Mahomat.He slams down the receiver.Cut scene---------The TV screen returns to still silhouette, now in profile facing P who turns away. Immediately the background music swings into a trumpet-and-drum-blare heralding the climax to a magician's act.---------P turns. The front door is opening revealing Number 2 entering. He smiles disarmingly.Number 2 : Mahomat?ZM72
Hello ZM72, Perhaps they thought the trumpet blowing was sightly over the top.RegardsDavidBCNU
Furhermore, we've seen that the Village is very technologically advanced for 1966-8, with it's computers, electropasses, Rover etc. It also has mobile (or at least, cordless) phones. Perhaps No.2 was also conducting a test of video calling capabilities by making his call from outside No.6's ! ZM72
Hello ZM73, In otherwords the testing and development of a new mobile telephone and video system which so many people enjoy today, so why not. The electro pass was developed in the Village, and the Village Guardian genetically engineered by Village scientists and bio-chemists. Then there's the educational experiment of 'Speedlearn,' to make nothing of certain medical experiments carried on on the inamtes of the Village!RegardsDavidBe seeing you