Sci-fi 50: Number 6

July 25, 2012 | 3:24 p.m.

Number 6, "The Prisoner" (1967): Inscrutable faces, slippery perception and long dark riddles that lead to ... where? Patrick McGoohan's Number 6 is an unnamed British agent whose planned career change doesn't go so well: he's exiled to a village (think Orwell's summer getaway or a Kafka version of the Hamptons) and for 17 episodes his eyes show a desperate need to understand the puzzle around him. (ITC)

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