Sun, 21 June 2020
"A. B. and C."
UK Airing: October 13, 1967
US Airing: June 22, 1968
Number Two has only one more chance to get the information they need from The Prisoner. He turns to a new brain scanning technique of Number Fourteen's for help.
John and author Jim Beard discuss the direction of this episode, how it is a much smoother episode than fan favorite, "The Chimes of Big Ben" and continue their discussion of episode order in light of how this episode plays out. Please make sure you comment here or by writing us at email@example.com.
Thu, 18 June 2020
Episode 57—The Immersive War of the Worlds
Science fiction writer and editor Scott Pearson’s cohost Ella Pearson recounts surviving a Martian invasion with a walkthrough of her visit to Jeff Wayne’s Musical Version of the War of the Worlds: The Immersive Experience. Sets, actors, and VR headsets put her into the middle of a nineteenth-century London swarming with Martian tripods! Warning: spoilers for people lucky enough to be able to attend the Immersive Experience themselves.
01:04 A Musical War of the Worlds?!
03:15 An Immersive Overview
15:25 The Invasion Begins
17:35 Looking for Carrie
19:45 Evacuating London
21:00 Captured by Martians
26:00 Going Underground
29:00 Into the Air
30:15 The End of the Martians
31:10 Surviving the Invasion
32:13 Down the Pub
33:18 Final Thoughts
Tue, 16 June 2020
We start off with another episode of “The Aldrich Family,” that domestic sitcom featuring the adventures of teen-ager Henry Aldrich. This episode, centering on a neighborhood wedding, is several notches above the usual fare, with some particularly clever lines and funny misunderstandings – all the elements you need for a solid sitcom. Then let’s test our collective brainpower with an episode of “Information Please.” Are you up on famous elopements, occupations of the Signers of the Declaration of Independence, and schoolteachers in fiction?
The Aldrich Family
May 13, 1948
“Date with Helen Forbes”
aka “Wedding Day Date with Helen Forbes”
“Guests: Lyman Bryson and Henry Noble McCracken”
Direct download: Presenting_the_Transcription_Feature_-_THE_ALDRICH_FAMILY_and_INFORMATION_PLEASE.mp3
Category:Presenting the Transcription Feature -- posted at: 9:37am EDT
Mon, 8 June 2020
"The Chimes of Big Ben"
UK Airing: October 6, 1967
US Airing: June 8, 1968
One of the fan favorites, in the second episode of the series, The Prisoner has a chance to escape thanks to meeting a prisoner who a similar background to our hero.
John and author Jim Beard discuss the plot choices of this particular story, pose the questions, "Does anyone really ever leave?", and "Is the viewer as much a prisoner as The Prisoner himself?". Please make sure you comment here or by writing us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Direct download: Once_Upon_A_Village_-_The_Chimes_of_Big_Ben.mp3
Category:Once Upon a Village -- posted at: 9:03pm EDT