Inevitable

The Prisoner 17 – Fall Out

Help, I’ve fallen out and I can’t get up!

And so we come to the end of yet another show on Inevitable. We’re really just motoring through them now, and honestly with the quarantine and everything it works out pretty well given the lack of “going out” we’re all doing. And so with that I present to you definitely the last episode of this season absolutely. It’s Fall Out, written by Patrick McGoohan and aired on February 1, 1968.


Show-notes:


16:30: Here’s one person’s interpretation of Play-doh’s cave as it pertains to education.
47:52: Check out Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast
53:47: Here’s the Bonnie and Clyde scene where they get shot to smithereens.
55:21: Here’s the syringe scene. And yes, it was from Saw 2. Watch at your own risk.
1:04:08: Here’s a definition of heterotopia that touches on stuff The Prisoner talks about.
1:05:55: No pun intended.
1:10:21: It is Paul.
1:12:43: Mise en abyme
1:14:06: And if you want to hear us talk about the Matrix and other movie trilogies, check out our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy 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 16 – Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time in the Village…

… there lived a young boy named Patrick. Now Patrick was an adventurous young lad, who got into loads of trouble. It was pretty soon he started to grow up and discover what all teenage boys do: girls. Patrick was special though because he also discovered something else around the same time: misogyny. It’s Once Upon a Time, written by Patrick McGoohan and aired on January 25, 1968.


Show-note
21:48: Leo McKern is the best around. Nothing’s gonna ever keep him down.
40:22: The old cartoon we were talking about here was “Mickey’s Trailer”
41:42: Check out Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast, our Doctor Who podcast, for all your Doctor Who and Torchwood needs.
47:36: Wiktionary says sitcom comes from situation comedy, which is basically exactly what we describe it as being here.
57:44: If you like movies, why not check out our movie trilogy podcast Triple Play: A Movie Trilogy Podcast? It desperately needs the listeners, and we’ve covered such masterpieces as Troll 2 and The Neverending Story 3.
1:00:05: Threw it on the ground.

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 15 – The Girl Who Was Death

Lots of titles in The Prisoner seem to refer to death…

You ever heard that song about how God is a girl? Well maybe this is kind of like that, and The Prisoner is saying that Death is actually a girl too. I’m not sure about the veracity of that statement, of course, so when I’m dying I’ll report back with my findings about who or what even the grim reaper is. I’ll be sure to send them your best regards too. It’s The Girl Who Was Death, written by Terence Feely and aired on January 18, 1968.


Show-notes:
13:22: Check out Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast if you want to listen to us talk about Doctor Who and Torchwood for way too long.
16:25: Baseball and cricket evolved from rounders, which I’ve never heard of but is apparently still played today.
23:41: Sideburns come from United States general Ambrose Burnside. Make sure to prepare yourself mentally before clicking this link and seeing this guy’s sideburns. You might need it.
28:30Alright so fine James Bond was the one who stuck the broom handle in and not the other way around, but like whatever man.
35:48 Incidents at Disneyland California.
36:27: Ghost Rider is a sketch-ass rollercoaster at Knott’s Berry Farm, an amusement park in Southern California.
39:20: Yeah, I have no idea what this stuff was called. I remember it being like canvas that you do something to to make it moldable or something like that. If anyone knows, hit us up and tell us.
43:51: Hey, we discussed James Wan and Leigh Whannel once.
50:20: I could barely find anything on sea-washed lighthouses, the ones that jut up out of the water, but this wave washed lighthouses page implies that they’re built on rocks or reefs that are only accessible at low tide.
53:21: This Napoleon family tree makes me dizzy.
1:06:24: Anchoring bias is when you rely heavily on a single piece of information, usually the first one you hear on a given topic.
1:20:30: If you want to listen to us do what we’re doing here but with Blake’s 7, check out Zenith: A Blake’s 7 Podcast, our Blake’s 7 podcast.

Sources and other junk:
Pop Apostle
Midnight Only
The View From the Junkyard
The Unmutual Prisoner Article Archive (here’s an interview with bowler John Drake)
Anorak Zone
Balladeer’s Blog


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The Prisoner 13 – Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling

I wonder what this song this episode is named after really sounds like.

Today in long as heck names that are a little bit meaningless: a name we didn’t actually come up with. I mean, let’s be fair we’ve definitely come up with some long and inconsequential or confusing names. But for once in our lifetimes, the long and useless name was not invented by Decorative Vegetable, it was invented by McGoohan McGoohan. It’s Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling, written by Vincent Tillsley and aired on December 22, 1967.


Show-notes:

4:31: If you want to listen to us do what we do here but with shows like Doctor Who and Torchwood, check out Trust Your Doctor: A Doctor Who Podcast, our Doctor Who podcast.
11:37: The “Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling” band. LIVE. Ok not really. It’s just some of their music videos. Close enough.
46:07: I couldn’t find the scene by itself anywhere. 🙁 And I decided not to break copyright laws lol.
57:57: We also do a movie trilogy podcast called Triple Play. Check it out cause it desperately needs the listeners.

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 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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