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.
You know how to tease people, David! There you go, thinking, oh let me just write down one line or two about that. Done in a minute, it's as easy as "123". Pah! My only preliminary thesis as follows:The true start of "The Prisoner's" story must be quite some time before the start of the series' action. As a transfer of thoughts, I like the idea of the character No. 6 having been like the "24" character Jack Bauer, only a few years younger, before his resignation. He would have been a special-branch agent, an active one and out in the field, not only behind a desk. Then, various stages of either disappointment, distrust or suspicion, even disgust or plain realisation of his work must have alienated the man later called No. 6 from the service he used to work for. Of course, defecting to the "other side" wasn't something he'd opt for. So, in a rather desperate step he was trying to get away from it all (thus the holiday destination leaflets and the tickets) but as we know he was intercepted and caught, eventually brought to the Village. - BCNU!
Hello Arno, An interesting preliminary thesis. Brought to the Village yes, because I should think that a man who worked for the service, Military Intelligence shall we say for arguments sake, wouldn't be allowed to resign! A friend of mine, and reader of my Prisoner blog, emailed me the other day, saying that she thought that it was Patrick McGoohan who was resigning! That too is an interesting preliminaty thesis. It's not easy is it, defining where 'the Prisoner' began, in a fictional sense. After all we all hav eour own ideas.Kind regardsDavidBCNU
I can't resist this pun: The Prisoner begins when he falls out with the system.BCNU Jana
Hello Jana, "Falls Out" very good, very good indeed. And of course that is another possibilty, one that I personally like. After all 'Fall Out' has nothing to do with nuclear fall-out, but a falling out amongst former friends!Kind regardsDavidBCNU
No contradiction to what I've written. Is it? - BCNU!
Hello Arno, Same difference I would have thought.RegrdsdavidBCNU