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Desc:Trailer for the remake of The Prisoner
Category:Trailers, Classic TV Clips
Tags:Ian McKellan, The Prisoner, Jim Caviezel
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Camonk - 2009-11-06
So... based on this spot, I can totally see why someone would want Jim Caviezel to play Jesus.
memedumpster - 2009-11-06
There is no god. Ian McKellan, why hath thou forsaken us?

"Story matters, but not enough to write an original one."
pastorofmuppets - 2009-11-06
Did Prisoner ever air in the US though? (I'm not asking rhetorically, I couldn't find any evidence either way and I wasn't alive then).

Compare this with ABC's efforts. They try out a new sci-fi show every month to move the Lost audience to. They all look horrible (although tbh I wouldn't have even started watching Lost if I'd known from the outset how it'd evolve). I am of the opinion that enjoyable speculative fiction is pretty rare, and I have high hopes for this. At worst it'll be boring but pretty.

pastorofmuppets - 2009-11-06
unless your gripe is a us vs uk one, in which case...whatever. if you're going to force pop idol on us we should at least get a couple good ones for our trouble.

KnowFuture - 2009-11-06
During its original run in the 60s, The Prisoner did air in the US, except for the episode "Living In Harmony", which was censored from airplay due to the fact that it apparently 'sent the wrong message' (it took place in the Old West but the hero didn't have a gun like our brave soldiers destroying/liberating Vietnam at the time, or some such).

ztc - 2009-11-06
It's well-known enough in the US for the Simpsons to base a whole episode on it.

CaptainJesusHood - 2009-11-06
Walker - 2009-11-06
Yeah, they totally should have went with Angel by Massive Attack.

Chalkdust - 2009-11-06
Michael Houser - 2009-11-06
Remaking 'The Prisoner' badly just proves we are in The Village.
KnowFuture - 2009-11-06
As for actual thoughts on the thing itself, this looks like it just might not suck after all. Glad to see those SYFY idiots has no hand in it.
Aelric - 2009-11-06
Having just watched the original run of the prisoner and having it fresh in my mind, I would say that this doesn't look bad, but perhaps it's playing on the sci-fi too much. Bear in mind, the prisoner was based in the "real world" and the surreal aspects were often due to theatrical trickery and hallucinogenic drugs. The only real sci-fi was rover itself and perhaps the slightly advanced computer technology. Then again, sci-fi or real world, the imprtant thing is the biting social commentary, which might seem obvious to someone watching the original now, so if this keeps that intact while adding some sophistication, then I guess it'll be already. If not, it'll suck. Either way, I'm sure I'll prefer the original.
Desidiosus - 2009-11-06
I'm wary of trailers and I'm worried they'll have dumbed it down considerably, but I'll reserve judgment until I see it.

I keep thinking of the American version of Doctor Who, though, and that's not a good sign.
zatojones - 2009-11-06
i want to watch this
chumbucket - 2009-11-06
What made Number 6 in the original great was his ability to turn the method of Number 2 on its end with clever subterfuge. I'm not sensing this as much with this one.
Walt Henderson - 2009-11-06
I'm not going to spoil the ratings since I guess this is evil enough, but I can't bring myself to give it anything more than 1 star. Seriously, fuck this shit.
vissarion - 2009-11-06
I think they were more interested in remaking Lost than The Prisoner.
cognitivedissonance - 2009-11-06
At last! Animal Crossing: The Motion Picture!
FABIO - 2009-11-06
It'll probably be dumb, but this clip just doesn't have enough INFORMATION
Cleaner82 - 2009-11-06
You won't get it!

Desidiosus - 2009-11-06
By hook or by crook, we will!

Hooker - 2009-11-06
I've never seen the original. This looks possibly good.
Hooker - 2009-11-06
Although, what I would take issue with is the same sorts of people that tear down something like this will in another breath trumpet the aggrivating descent into stupidity that is Battlestar Galactica.

Desidiosus - 2009-11-06
You had me right up until this statement. Now I must unload nerd rage on you.



You misspelled aggravating, you dolt.

FABIO - 2011-06-05
Fast forward to the present: turns out this fucking sucked!
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