Danger Man and The Prisoner are two of my favorite classic TV shows. The Prisoner, especially, was a surreal odyssey that managed to be some of the most socially relevant television, then as now: an allegory about maintaining one’s individuality and integrity in a world determined to buy you, own you, corrupt you, sell you, or just plain throw you away. I had always entertained the quaint fantasy of working with McGoohan on a film at some hazy point in the future, but knew it would be quite impossible due to his advanced age. Oh well. Prisoner DVD marathon tonight!
I was never such a big Star Trek fan as all that. But when you consider Ricardo Montalban’s guest slot on one episode became one of the iconic characters of the series and inspired what is still the only one of the feature films worth repeat viewing…well, that’s not a bad legacy.