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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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312: Radically Useless (Captain Jack Harkness)

A whole new level of useless!

I’d like to be a captain. I think it’d be pretty cool to be Captain Dylan or Captain Kiyan. Imagine if we were both captains, and then it would be Captain Dylan and Captain Kiyan discuss Torchwood. Now wouldn’t that be absolutely wild? And then someone could steal our name and… It’s Captain Jack Harkness, written by Catherine Tregenna and aired on December 31, 2006.


Show-notes:


5:27: Blink did win the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation, Short Form
39:22: If you want to listen to us discuss classic sci-fi shows like Sapphire and Steel and The Prisoner, check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, our classic sci-fi podcast.
40:18: If you want to listen to us talk about Blake’s 7, check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, our Blake’s 7 podcast.


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The Torchwood title music was originally composed by Murray Gold. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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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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311: Suicide by Weevil (Combat)

Gotta watch out for those Weevil fanatics

Trial by combat takes on a new form when instead of combating each other they combat Weevils. Julius Caesar would be proud of the changes we’ve made to the format. At least I would hope so, since it really is an improvement. Now we only need to put one life at risk at a time. It’s Combat, written by Noel Clarke and aired on December 24, 2006.


Show-notes:


3:20: If you want to listen to us do what we’re doing here but with classic sci-fi shows like The Prisoner and Sapphire and Steel instead of Doctor Who and Torchwood, check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, our classic sci-fi podcast where do what we’re doing here but with classic sci-fi shows like The Prisoner and Sapphire and Steel instead of Doctor Who and Torchwood.
9:41: This is how Wayne’s World did product placement.

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The Torchwood title music was originally composed by Murray Gold. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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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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310: Topological Memessance (Out of Time)

I met a mathematician once, but he didn’t want to talk about memes.

Sometimes I forget to edit everything, and then I realize that I too am out of time. Just like everyone in this episode. Can you imagine if one day I was editing, and I paused to go to the store and just teleported a million years into the future? What if I found out our podcast had suddenly become a smash cult hit in that time, that’d be super weird. It’s Out of Time, written by Catherine Tregenna and aired on December 17, 2006.


Show-notes:


1:45: Know Your Meme calls this Distracted Boyfriend.
28:00: If you want to listen to us doing what we’re doing here but for classic sci-fi shows like The Prisoner and Sapphire and Steel, check out our classic sci-fi podcast where we do what we’re doing here but for classic sci-fi shows like The Prisoner and Sapphire and Steel, Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.
28:55: Apparently Amelia Earhart has never appeared in person on Doctor Who according to the Tardis Wiki.
59:03: They call it the Gimli Glider now.


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The Torchwood title music was originally composed by Murray Gold. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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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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309: Lawn and Order (Random Shoes)

Zoom zoom look at my lawn mower.

There’s a notably small amount of discussion of Torchwood in this episode. I’m not really sure why. Maybe it’s because the episode was boring as hell. No really, it was really boring! And Eugene wasn’t really that sympathetic, he’s a stalker! Well anyway. It’s Random Shoes, written by Jacquetta May and aired on December 10, 2006.


Show-notes:


24:41: If you want to listen to us do whatever the hell it is we’re doing here but with classic sci-fi shows like Sapphire and Steel and The Prisoner, check out our classic sci-fi podcast, Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast.
28:47: KEEPING THE DREAM ALIVE
39:54: Eugene by Pink Martini
43:42: It was National Museum Cardiff
54:02: I can’t believe Grandpa Joe Hate exists. But at the same time, I can.
1:22:11: If you want to listen to us talk about movie trilogies or Blake’s 7, you;re in luck. Check out Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast and/or Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast.


Torchwood © The BBC
Any other references belong to their respective owners, no copyright infringement is intended by this podcast.
The Torchwood title music was originally composed by Murray Gold. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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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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308: Gween and the Green Knight (They Keep Killing Suzie)

The more podcasts we do the more I think we should just do The Avengers.

So one day I was just walking along right, and then this girl just pops out of nowhere and stabs me! And then she uses this glove and brings me back and I’m like, what the heck. Well then I was gone again, but while I was gone she stabbed me. Again! And brought me back and so on and so forth anyway long story short I can’t die anymore. It’s They Keep Killing Suzie, written by Paul Tomlin and Dave McCulloch  and aired on December 3, 2006.


Show-notes:


2:11: Yeah, they’re still putting Tom Clancy’s name on the covers of “his” books. They do credit the actual writers too though.
17:32: If you want to listen to us talk about The Prisoner, Sapphire and Steel, and other classic sci-fi shows, check out Inevitable: A Classic Sci-Fi Podcast, our classic sci-fi podcast
43:08: Here’s the article about the standing car idea. Pretty neat.
48:00: Headache by Julio Cortázar
56:52: Wow I found it. And Shia La Beouf is in it.
1:08:48: The 2006 Life on Mars is an original show. There was no previous version.


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The Torchwood title music was originally composed by Murray Gold. The version used in this episode was arranged by Murray Gold.

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