Patrick McGoohan Remembered…

– – The original Number Six from the ground-breaking series The Prisoner, Patrick McGoohan, died in January this year at the age of 80.

The 1960’s television world boasted some of the  best and the worst, ranging from the heights of Star Trek and The Twilight Zone to the depths of…say, The Cowsills. The original Prisoner show was a heady mix of geopolitics, sci-fi, and psychedelia that even The Beatles loved…a mix of Kafka and Orwell that sadly only lasted for 17 episodes but left an enduring impact…

…and Patrick McGoohan was one of the great ones, cool, tough, and cerebral all at the same time!

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4 Comments on “Patrick McGoohan Remembered…”

  1. carycomic Says:

    “There was a man who led a life of danger.
    To everyone he met, he stayed a stranger.
    With every move he’d make, another chance he’d take.
    He finally didn’t live to see tomorrow.”

    “Secret…AGENT Man! Secret…AGENT Man!
    They tried givin’ you a number.
    But, you fought to keep your name.”

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    • vulpesffb Says:

      “Secret Agent Man” by Johnny Rivers, 1966! And the lyric, “They’ve given you a number and taken away your name” appears to anticipate “The Prisoner!” Very cool song from that great secret agent era!

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  2. carycomic Says:

    A slight paraphrasing of that classic ditty was the best way I could think of to eulogize him.

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