Jun 30, 2021
Shot in December 1966 under the title "Degree Absolute" and not broadcast until more than a year later when it became The Prisoner's penultimate — and, we agree, ultimate — episode, "Once Upon a Time" is the real thing. A bottle episode that locks GOAT Number Two Leo McKern and Number Six in the black-box "Embryo Room" and compels them to reenact the Seven Ages of Man that that glover's son from Stratford wrote about, shooting it almost killed McKern. And talking about it almost killed us! Our private, personal, by-hand, punchcard-driven discursive dissection of this epistemological epic is more tangent-tolerant than ever! Get comfortable, because Second Childishness & Mere Oblivion await!
DID YOU KNOW that if you go up to Glen and say "Deep! Power! Nuggets!" he is bound by the terms of his parole to give you $5? Try it!
"Once Upon a Time"
Written and directed by Patrick McGoohan
Original airdate January 25, 1968
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