The Prisoner

The Prisoner never was an easy thing to understand. I guess, in principle, this recent re-imagining aimed to make the concept more accessible and easier to digest. The series presented a conclusion with some measure of coherence; but, then again, the original Prisoner nestled in the bosom of the 60s and flirted with the drugs, morales and psychedelia of that period. For the 21st century, we needed something a little more grounded in the methods and science of the now.

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Library Core Update in Progress

Just a quick note that the All Current PARANOIA Books link (right) has now been updated to include (almost) all books – in and out of print. It references the Limited Editions from the 25th Anniversary, purely because you’re unlikely to shop Amazon for those copies! Also, there’s the ‘Citizen’s Guide to Surviving Alpha Complex‘, which might be better sought out through an online auction site (it was free when released… so some clever people have a few on offer

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The Beast Below

The recent Doctor Who episode set on a Britain-turned-spaceship in the 33rd century featured a creepy police state overseen by the Smilers – fairground fortune-telling machines turned nasty. I’ve commented on – and reviewed the episode – with a Doctor Who: Adventures in Time and Space-slant over on my Who blog – Renegade Time Lord

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