It’s been 50 years since the classic British science fiction series The Prisoner debuted on television. Since then the show been remade, re-aired, copied, and referenced, but never duplicated. Though it wasn’t on the air for long, The Prisoner is a show worth celebrating, and these officially licensed posters do just…
According to Deadline, Ridley Scott is in early negotiations to direct a movie-adaptation of the 60s TV show The Prisoner. This is a bad idea since A) Ridley Scott doesn’t have time for this, he has approximately four billion other projects already on his slate and B) The Prisoner needs to be left alone.
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It’s that time of the week when we all escape! From work! So here’s Number 6 himself, Patrick McGoohan from The Prisoner, to help us make a break for it! Yes, it’s time for the weekly io9 GIF PARTY!!!!
If you love British TV, then you should raise a glass to Brian Clemens, who just died at age 83. Above is a brilliant interview with him from 2008, in which he talks about writing the pilot of The Avengers with Patrick Macnee, and a lot of the show's other scripts besides.
Television is a mass medium, and most of the time everything you see on TV has to be aimed at the biggest possible audience of consumers. But every now and then, something truly strange and unsettling finds its way onto television. What's the most subversive thing you've ever seen on TV?
A great opening sequence tells you more than just a TV show's backstory: it drags you, kicking and screaming, into the show's world. A truly great opening sequence is a masterpiece of raw style. But which science fiction or fantasy TV show has the absolute best opening credits?
Science fiction and fantasy have a long history of brilliance on television. And with so many riches to choose from, and so much of it on DVD, we're constantly reassessing the canon. Some shows look better, others worse. But what's the most overrated TV show of all time?
Last night, Breaking Bad broke us once and for all, with a fitting ending that gave us tons of closure. But many of our favorite TV shows have straight-up kicked us in the teeth on their way out. Here are the most brutal series finales of science fiction and fantasy TV shows.
It's March, which means it's time once again for the most important tournament of our age: io9's March TV Madness. Yes, after crowning the best and worst sci-fi movies of all time, this year we turn our attention to television, as 64 of the best sci-fi and fantasy shows ever made square off in our bracket. It's time…
Four inmates tried to escape through a hole made on their cell's wall using a metal pipe from the prison's shower. Unfortunately for them, they were as smart as a bag of hammers: the hole was too small and the second prisoner got stuck, keeping the others inside.
The ending of Awake was always going to be kind of unsatisfying. The show was cut short after just one season and there were huge metaphysical questions as well as an Evil Conspiracy up in the air. So it's probably for the best that the show's creators opted for the Full Mindfuck ending, as opposed to trying to create…
It's a non-lethal laser as you probably guessed, but nonetheless, the Assault Intervention Device (measuring 2.2m in height) causes some serious heat when shot at an escapee or fighty prisoner.