Inevitable

We’re not doing this for you.

We’re not doing it for us.

We know not at what depths the currents that compelled us to discuss and “review” classic sci-fi tv and movies in a laid-back, slightly analytical, somewhat-humorous fashion run.

So what do we know?

It was all inevitable.

The Prisoner 12 – A Change of Mind

As the title says, this week we have a Change of Mind in how good The Prisoner is.

I kind of wish we gave titles to these episodes because this one would have definitely been “Misogynist Moment of the Week.” Everyone talks about separating the art from the artist but what do you do when the art IS the artist? What do you do when the misogyny of Patrick McGoohan is also the misogyny of #6? This seems like a philosophical question of the kind of complexity that exceeds the purview of this podcast. It’s A Change of Mind, written by Roger Parkes and aired on December 15, 1967.


Show-notes
11:37: “Where’s Waldo?” is “Where’s Wally?” everywhere outside of North America.
28:55: Here’s the transorbital lobotomy from Bioshock Infinite.
40:05: Apparently the Lord Kitchener poster in Britain came before the U.S.’ Uncle Same poster.
52:30: If you want to listen to us talk about shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood, check out our Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.

Sources and other junk:
Pop Apostle
Midnight Only
The View From the Junkyard
The Unmutual Prisoner Article Archive
Anorak Zone
Balladeer’s Blog


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The Prisoner 11 – It’s Your Funeral

It’s like that movie I never watched, Death at a Funeral.

I was reading the last sentence of this description and I’m pretty sure my brain shorted out. Mainly because it features the same word twice in a row. Can you guess what word it’s going to be before you get there? Will your brain even process it as two different words or do you think you’ll just see it as a single word, realize you didn’t catch the double word,a nd go back to reread it. I guess you’ll find out shortly. It’s It’s Your Funeral, written by Michael Cramoy and aired on December 8, 1967.


Show-notes:


32:05: James Mitose developed a martial art called kosho shorei-ryu kenpo.
56:42: If you want to listen to us talk about Doctor Who for hours on end, check out our Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.

Sources and other junk:
Pop Apostle
Midnight Only
The View From the Junkyard
The Unmutual Prisoner Article Archive
Anorak Zone
Balladeer’s Blog


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The Prisoner 10 – Hammer into Avil

This week on the Prisoner: Number 6 tries his hand at Blacksmithing.

My dad once actually had a penchant to want to get into blacksmithing. He had been watching lots of tv shows about it and thought he might want to try his hand at it. Sadly the HOA here wasn’t about to let my dad install a furnace in his garage. They were probably fine with everything else, but fire is a no go you know? It’s Hammer into Anvil, written by Roger Woddis and aired on December 1, 1967.


Show-notes:


42:47: If you want to listen to us do what we’re doing here but with Doctor Who-universe shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood, check out our Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.
45:05: Or if Blake’s 7 is more your speed, check out our completed Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.

Sources and other junk:
Pop Apostle
Midnight Only
The View From the Junkyard
The Unmutual Prisoner Article Archive
Midnight Only
Balladeer’s Blog


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The Prisoner 9 – Checkmate

Queen to King negative 6, check-bait.

I actually had a dream about chess last night. And by last night, I mean last night before I edited this, not last night before I recorded this. And that’s pretty weird actually because I had genuinely forgotten that I was going to be editing Checkmate today. I kind of really want to get back into playing chess but I just don’t have the time to play classical, nor the skill to play blitz. It’s Checkmate, written by Gerald Kelsey and aired on November 24, 1967.


Show-notes:


8:12: It’s right before Dance of the Dead according to production order.
22:05: If you want to listen to us do what we’re doing here but with Blake’s 7 instead of The Prisoner, check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.
26:51: Or if you want to hear some completely different people talking about The Prisoner, check out Tally Ho. Also, Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign’s Prisoner podcast can be found here.
28:19: If you want to listen to us talk about shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood, check out our award winning and world famous Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.
28:19: If only I were less of a wanker.
57:17: Canter by Gerry Cinnamon

Sources:
Pop Apostle
Anorak Zone
Midnight Only
The View From the Junkyard
The Unmutual Prisoner Article Archive
Webomatica
Balladeer’s Blog


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The Prisoner 8 – Dance of the Dead

Doot doot Mr. Skeltal.

So the intro for this week is something about wading knee deep, clothed, into the water. It’s something that’s bothered us for ages, but what’s funny is that somehow we totally forgot that we had used it as an intro for this week. Because for Checkmate we were all but 10 seconds away from saying it as the intro again, before one of us went “hang on, didn’t we use this before?” Somehow completely failing to recognize that we had used it literally the week before. Is this what the quarantine has done to our memory? It’s Dance of the Dead, written by  Anthony Skene and aired on November 17, 1967.


Show-notes:


4:00: Here’s the “transparent attempt to promote a writing career” that included this little tidbit. Also here’s The Devil and Tom Walker in full.
5:07: If you want to listen to us do what we’re doing here except with Doctor Who and not The Prisoner, check out our Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.
23:30: Here’s the podcast episode.
24:36: Here’s the other podcast episode.
1:14:02: Decorative Vegetable regretfully presents (for the third or fourth time): The Big Bang Theory without the laugh track.

Sources:
Pop Apostle
Anorak Zone
Midnight Only
The View From the Junkyard
The Unmutual Prisoner Article Archive


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The Prisoner 7 – Many Happy Returns ft. Sgt. Draino

I don’t have very many happy returns right now.

So while I was recording this I was dogsitting, and about halfway through the episode the dog came into the room to stare at me. And it just kind of sat there staring at me with these huge eyes as if I hadn’t taken him for a walk that morning. And then he started squeaking at me, as if he wanted to go again. Long story short he had to wait for us to finish. Sorry dude. It’s Many Happy Returns, written by  Anthony Skene and aired on November 10, 1987.


Show-notes:


1:10: Check out our Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.
11:27: If you want to hear us talk about Avon and other great Blake’s 7 characters, check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.
18:10: The Imperial March but every other beat is missing.
44:50: Here’s the story about the camera from the moon.
56:04: I don’t have time to find the exact theme we’re talking about here, but it’s on one of the three soundtracks for The Prisoner: File #1 File #2 File #3
1:25:00: “Antarctica isn’t attached to another continent either, Kiyan, explain that one.” – Dylan, 2020

Sources:
Anorak Zone
Midnight Only


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The Prisoner 6 – The General

Not to be confused with The Colonel.

Look I’m not one to go around willy nilly joining the military. But if a guy in my village was named The General, and everyone was taking orders from him, I’m not gonna say I wouldn’t be tempted to fall in line too. The General is a name with a powerful connotation that it sounds like it would be a huge mistake to cross. So I just wouldn’t. #6 did not heed this advice when I gave it to him. It’s The General, written by  Joshua Adam and aired on November 3, 1987.


Show-notes:


0:58: If you want to listen to us talk about Doctor Who for some reason, check out Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast, our Doctor Who podcast.
4:57: Here’s the full Prisoner behind the scenes documentary.
14:56: This page that eulogizes Patrick McGoohan has the quote about halfway down.
17:20: The thing we were talking about here was Moore’s Law.
41:11: new math, newuhuh math
45:48:Trust your teacher (Doctor Strange 46:26)
1:32:54: Apparently MI6 and MI5 agents don’t carry guns, but FBI agents do, and some but not all CIA agents do as well. I guess it depends on your country.


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The Prisoner 5 – The Schizoid Man

This week on Inevitable Dylan is replaced by a copy.

Have I already made the replaced by a copy joke? I feel like I have because we’ve put out over 375 episodes of stuff and surely in one of those descriptions I’ve made that joke. Seriously how do I keep coming up with stuff to write? And how did I get to 375-something episodes before I got all meta talking about how many episodes it’s been? It’s The Schizoid Man, written by Terence Feely and aired on October 27, 1987.


Show-notes:


4:05: Here’s the full article about Albertus, the font they use in the Village.
33:16: If you want to listen to us talk about Blake’s 7 for some reason, check out Zenith, A Blake’s 7 Podcast, our Blake’s 7 podcast.
41:19: Here’s a bit more on Hopscotch by Julio Cortázar (cause I got some of this wrong).
52:39: The arcade game in Back to the Future was Wild Gunman.
1:01:20: This is the guy flipping off the cat meme thing.
1:01:56: You got the touch. You got the POWWWWEEEEEEEEEEEEER.
1:19:20: If you want to listen to us talk about Doctor Who/Torchwood for some reason, check out our Doctor Who (and now Torchwood) podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.

Sources and stuff:
TV Tropes (ugh)
Anorak Zone
Pop Apostle
Balladeer’s Blog
Midnight Only
Review Nebula
The Prisoner Episode by Episode
Big Gay Longcat’s Big Gay Longblog


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The Prisoner 4 – Free For All

I’m running for president of this podcast.

Look I’m not saying democracy is a sham. Paddy Fitz, whoever that is, is saying that, and we just happened to watch his magnum opus trying to prove the point. And along the way maybe we agree and maybe we don’t, I guess time will tell. Frankly any voting system entirely based around buttons the townspeople wear with absolutely no election security is bound to fail. It’s Free for All, written by “Paddy” “Fitz” and aired on October 20, 1987.


Show-notes:

1:10: Wow, I actually found it. Turns out I conflated Mr. Bean waiting for his role with him waiting for the role of the woman he meets over the course of the movie. The memory cheats!
4:45: Behold. The glory of After Earth.
36:28: Here’s the newspaper article that was in this episode.
45:47: If you want to listen to us talk about Blake’s 7, check out our Blake’s 7 podcast, Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast. And if you want to make your very own Blake’s 7 teleport bracelet, check out this ancient Blue Peter segment.
53:41: I couldn’t find the take 🙁
1:07:50: It’s called kishotenketsu.
1:15:13: It was zeugma and syllepsis. And just for the hell of it, here’s Score Tonight from Grease 2.
1:25:08: If you want to listen to us talk about Doctor Who, check out our Doctor Who podcast, Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast.
1:37:38: Here are the Prisoner soundtracks I found on Youtube: File 1 File 2 File 3

Sources, blogs, and other stuff:
Midnight Only
Balladeer’s Blog
Anorak Zone
Review Nebula
The Prisoner Episode by Episode
Big Gay Longcat’s Big Gay Longblog


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The Prisoner 3 – A. B. and C. ft. Keith

It’s as easy as Do Re Mi.

The first real episode of the Prisoner where we get into the nitty gritty and realize that not all is as it seems in the village. This will probably be Number 6’s life for the next 14 weeks so it’s best we treat him nicely for a while before we really beat him up. You know what I’m saying? On a side note, this podcast episode was a dream constructed to extract information from Keith. Did we get what we want? Listen and find out. It’s A. B. and C., written by Anthony Skene and aired on October 13, 1987.


Show-notes:


10:28: Pretty sure this is the episode of Columbo.
41:03: This blog post features some photos of the original Rover.
42:57: Video of the guy making a plate out of milk. Brace your stomachs.
1:14:05: I remember what this was all about now, but I’m not going to drop a link here cause it’s related to my work. Not that it would really be difficult to figure who we are or anything…
1:17:15: If you want to listen to us talk about Blake’s 7 for some reason, check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, out Blake’s 7 podcast.
1:58:16: If you want to listen to us talk about Doctor Who (and now Torchwood), check out Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast, our Doctor Who podcast.

Blog posts and other stuff we talk about in this episode:
Midnight Only
Anorak Zone
Balladeer’s Blog
Review Nebula
The Salty Press
The Prisoner Episode by Episode
Big Gay Longcat’s Big Gay Longblog


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