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Tuesday, 20 January 2015

The Village Guardian

   Metaphorically speaking Rover can represent ones own fears. When confronted by Rover the victim is confronted by what he or she fears the most. The Prisoner once confronted those fears on the beach, but was eventually suffocated by them! Such is the nature of The Village Guardian. Poor old Curtis, he became nervous because he was afraid of what Rover would do to him, and that’s why Rover attacked and suffocated him. Curtis’s fear brought about his own downfall. But imagine Rover’s problem had Curtis not become nervous at all when he gave Rover the password “Schizoid Man.” That instead of becoming afraid and running, Curtis had actually the nerve to hold his ground. Thus faced with both 6’s standing there resolutely, giving the password firmly and with confidence. Perhaps then a second Rover could have been summoned to the scene and then both 6’s herded back to the Green Dome, or subdued by suffocation!

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  1. Hello David,

    I like the idea of Rover bouncing up and down, maybe even growing bigger, trying to increase fear. Would have been funny too, to see Rover split up in two, to shepherd both geminis to the Green Dome.

    Best regards,

    1. Hello Jana,
      Rover growing bigger, increasing fear, I like that idea. For me by Rover's apparent aggitation there's also frustation, that a Prisoner is about to escape and there's nothing "it" can do about it! And I like the idea of Rover dividing ityself, that would have made a teriffic visual effect. But perhaps one beyond the special effects guys working on 'the Prisoner' at that time.'

      Very kind regards