July 2, 2008

WHY MESS WITH PERFECTION?:

Caviezel and McKellen to Star in The Prisoner (ComingSoon.net, June 30, 2008)

Caviezel will play the title role of "Number Six," a part that was originally made famous when played by Patrick McGoohan. McGoohan also served as the creator, producer, writer and director of the 1960's series, which has become widely regarded as one of the most famous and intriguing cult TV series ever created, permanently altering the scope of the fantasy genre. Two-time Oscar nominee Ian McKellen will co-star playing the role of "Number Two."

Like Life on Mars, one wishes they'd leave well enough alone and just telecast the original episodes of one of the few truly great tv shows (note that, like LoM, it proceeds from the dilemma of Freedom vs Security).

Posted by Orrin Judd at July 2, 2008 10:35 AM

I say this with affection, but are there any stories that do not proceed from the dilemma of Freedom vs Security?

Posted by: mgarbowski at July 2, 2008 3:19 PM

None worth watching, which would be overmuch tv

Posted by: oj at July 2, 2008 7:40 PM
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