The Prisoner returns... (for real this time)

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  1. caslu

    caslu Active Member

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    It looks like once again, they're going to try and do a remake/sequel/re-imagining of "The Prisoner" and this one will have Patrick McGoohan onboard.

    After years of aborted attempts at this, I hope this one flies...
     
  2. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I hope it doesn't. Let the original stand.

    I never understand the enthusiasm people have for remakes. Don't they suck 99 times out of 100?
     
  3. allan

    allan Just someone TCF Club

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    Which one didn't suck? :confused: ;)
     
  4. dilorc

    dilorc Nice Guy

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    Battlestar Galactica? Star Trek: TNG?
     
  5. Amnesia

    Amnesia The Question

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    What do you care? Ignore the 99 that you think suck and watch the one that doesn't. Sounds like a win.
     
  6. kaszeta

    kaszeta $nullstring TCF Club

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    They often do, but, like others say, the occasional remake is actually good (The Fugitive[1], Oceans 11), and sometimes even better than the original (3:10 to Yuma). And often enough the remake is at least tolerable (Thomas Crown Affair)...


    [1] If they could've just stopped there and not done US Marshalls and the TV show remake....
     
  7. wmcbrine

    wmcbrine Well-Known Mumbler

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    I'm just sincerely trying to understand why people always seem excited about these things, instead of being filled with a sense of dread, as I am. Same with having your favorite books adapted into movies.
     
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    Long...
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  10. spikedavis

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    By hook or by crook!
     
  11. Dignan

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    I always thought this was a go with Christopher Ecclestone years ago. I even thought it was going to be his next project after Doctor Who?

    I was too young to watch the original, but when Twin Peaks was first broadcast back in the 90's there was some mention of similarities to The Prisoner. What a great discovery on video tape at a cult movie/series video store!!!

    I loved the original series, looking forward to seeing what they do with this.
     
  12. rhuntington3

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    We want information.
     
  13. ct1

    ct1 Well-Known Member TCF Club

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    Be seeing you.
     
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  15. Odds Bodkins

    Odds Bodkins Doug's Dad

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    Who is #1?
     
  16. Rob Helmerichs

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    No, he's on first.
     
  17. mattack

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    You won't get it.
     
  18. mattack

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    I haven't seen US Marshalls, but I really liked the TV show (the remade one with Tim Daly that is).
     
  19. nedthelab

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    How will the last ep end - same bizzare trip with beatles music??

    Or bob and emily waking up in bed
     
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    Be seeing it. :)
     

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