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Sunday, November 20, 2005

"Who is Number One?"

From the "You have got to be kidding me!" files: a remake of the 1960s TV series The Prisoner is being worked on by Sky One over in Great Britain. It doesn't sound as if it'll be much like the original show though as "liberties" are being taken. My opinion: this one won't fly. The original The Prisoner is by far THE most bizarre thing ever done for television. If you want some seriously nutty watching just check out its final episode. And what the heck was that "Rover" thing anyway? I could see a The Prisoner movie being done in the tone of the original though, maybe starring George Clooney and featuring special effects by ILM. But without the strangeness quotient anything new for television will get stale fast.


qemuel said...


THE PRISONER was brilliant in its own right, and the last thing we need is a remake!

I am so sick of this constant mining of older material, and I flat out REFUSE to believe that there aren't any good scripts being written out there--take a friggin' chance, Hollywood!

"I am not a number! I am a free man!"