Prisoner No More

Patrick McGoohan, star of the classic television show The Prisoner died at age 80.  Not only was he an icon for his role as Number 6 ("I am not a number...I am a free man!") in the crazy spy show that is more than a little influential to current hits like Lost, but he was also the guiding hand behind the show, writing, producing, and directing the majority of the 17 episodes.

Over at Scanners Jim Emerson posted a terrific video essay about the opening credits of the show, complete with narration.

You can also check out the entire 1967 series streaming online for free over at American Movie Classics (www.amc.tv).  They're currently in production on a miniseries remake of the show.