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Wed
Jan 14 2009 6:22pm

Will you be pushed, filed, stamped, indexed, briefed, debriefed, or numbered?

Patrick McGoohan as The Prisoner. Photo from AMCtv.com

I’m not one for “greatest of all time” lists, but for The Prisoner, I’m willing to make an exception. Running from 1967-1968, The Prisoner starred Patrick McGoohan, and was a more complex follow-up to the star’s popular spy-themed Danger Man television series. Running only 17 episodes, The Prisoner is a symphony of paranoia. Dystopian sci-fi, philosophy, and absurdist British humour create an ode to the nature and importance of freedom and individuality in a society that values neither. It is one of the best television shows of all time, and you don’t just have to take my word for it: In anticipation of the upcoming remake of the series, AMC has made all 17 episodes of the original series available for free, streaming from their website.

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Tue
Dec 2 2008 1:04pm

Sci-Fi-Tinged Superhero Series Gets The Axe

Blue Beetle TM and © DC Comics. Issue 1 cover by Cully Hamner. Issue 36 cover by Rafael Albuquerque.

The saga of teenaged superhero Jaime Reyes, a.k.a. The Blue Beetle, may not be coming to an end, but his eponymous series is. The character—recently appearing in the new all-ages animated series The Brave and The Bold alongside characters like The Batman and The Green Arrow—will bid a fond farewell to his series in February’s Blue Beetle #36. The announcement was made by DC Comics VP Dan Didio at the comics website Newsarama on November 14th,  a few days before the solicitations for the final issue were made available...and that’s where the trouble began.

[Continue reading The Saga of The Blue Beetle after the break.]