Prisoner: The Village Files" is a technical manual of sorts
that I wrote and illustrated, based on the British television programme
The Prisoner which ran from 1967-68. The show was the brainchild
of Patrick McGoohan and George Markstein, and concerned itself with
the result of a British secret agent being abducted and taken to
a village prison after he resigns. The Prisoner is much more
than that... the 17 episodes that were created became a metaphor
of an individual in society. Politics, individual freedom, brainwashing,
and medical experimentation were all part of Patrick McGoohan's
masterpiece. The phenomenon of The Prisoner continues to
this day, over 40 years after it's inception. The 'cult' following
has produced many fine books and web pages devoted to this television
pages are below)
creator is obviously a sincere and observant fan of the series..."
"I think Patrick McGoohan himself would appreciate the research
and humor that went into it.
I wish I knew something about doing
JKII or Quake mods or Sims skins because it would be perfect for
"This fascinating publication is the definitive
visual companion to the cult TV series... A must for any fan of
a tremendous amount of information here, right down to explanations
of every button on Number 2's console...Tim Palgut has been extremely
book is professionally designed, with pin-sharp computer generated
as the series was surreal, so is this book."
drawings look convincing and he has given a great deal of thought
as to how the wondrous Village devices might have worked..."
could prove an excellent resource for a game designer, a costumer
or just someone who wants a proper badge with his own number...it
is one of the only prisoner-related items that qualifies as playful
author/illustrators attention to detail and sense of humor
about the series is remarkable.
If you ever thought of doing a Prisoner Mod or an HO scale Village,
this is where to start..."