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#prisoner106: Better Philately Than Never

Spent an amazingly productive evening at home: made bread, yogurt, put away laundry, watched the episode “Living in Harmony,” AND learned how to really use layers in GIMP. I thought I was going to be cute and make actual postage … Continue reading

#prisoner106: The Stanislavski Hangover

I am still working on the opening scene that occurs at the beginning of each episode. Again, I like that The Prisoner begins with some basic questions that we should all be asking ourselves, much like Stanislavsky’s questions for the … Continue reading
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#prisoner106: Once More, with Feeling!

Each episode of The Prisoner begins with the story of the arrival. I think that it is important because it is the central myth that informs what ever happens next. No matter how wild or ludicrous what might happen next, … Continue reading

prisoner106: Book Cover Assignment

Although my favorite writer of books about TV shows is the inimitable Peggy Herz of “All About Rhoda” and “The Truth About Fonzie” fame, Paul W. Fairman, of the Partridge Family novels, is a close second. He also wrote pulp … Continue reading

prisoner106: Education Hypecycle in The Prisoner

Being a Director of Academic Technology, how can I not love the episode “The General”? This episode has everything: a crazy professor, an education fad, extreme B.F. Skinnerisms, a “Trust Me” sign, and crazy Old School Tie outfits complete with … Continue reading