Posts Tagged ‘The Prisoner’
“The Prisoner” (1967) has been called the most intelligent, thought-provoking entertainment series of all time and quite frankly, we think that is understating the show’s merits! This year marks the 50th Anniversary of that groundbreaking show’s debut and to commemorate the event, your friends in podcasting will welcome the organizer of the upcoming The Prisoner Con 2017 to discuss this incredible series, its production, its themes, its legacy. Even if you have never watched the series, have no fear, you will find this week’s show fascinating. We promise. And Phil sets the stage by putting the show, and its creator-star in historic context in a very special opening segment.
Be seeing you!
In the blog post on Facebook previewing this week’s show, your friends in podcasting promised to discuss if Australia is trying to kill Dean Haglund, all the things you should’t do on a road trip, and the unparalleled legacy of the biggest movie star of all time, Humphrey Bogart. They promised to explain why the funniest film from the comedy filmmaking team of Zucker-Abrahams-Zucker (“the makers of the original Airplane” – no, not the Wright Brothers) was also their least successful. They promised to tackle the essential spy films of all time and what those films have to say about the times in which they were made. All that plus the latest Tom Cruise movie news, Bill Murray returning to Ghostbusters, Christopher Guest returning to making mockumentaries, and the reports that Gene Wilder might come out of retirement. And for those whose interest runs more towards episodic television, Dean and Phil were planning for you, too, with a question for Dean about Australian shows, with Phil weighing in on “Wayward Pines” and the continued cultural significance of “The Prisoner”, with the latest news surrounding the Wachowskis’ “Sense8″, HBO’s “Westworld”, HBO’s “Deadwood”, HBO’s “Sesame Street” (yes, you read that right) and, of course, the revival of “The X-Files”.
Not only did your friends in podasting get to all of it, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness even managed to remember Julian Bond, discuss the spooky happenings on Mars and some legendary silent films. Dean and Phil, changing the way you listen to the internet, by giving til it hurts!
It has been quite a while since your friends in podcasting have tackled a Hollywood-related “Lawsuit of the Week”. On this week’s show, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness bring back this popular segment with a doozy of a lawsuit – involving sex, power, blackmail, a forthcoming box office blockbuster and show biz folks behaving badly!
Dean and Phil follow up on last week’s email concerning gun violence and mental health care by proposing ways in which we might reduce the former by increasing access to the latter.
There is also be more on the Marvel universe, with a lengthy, insightful and hilarious email from loyal listener Stephen Fowler.
All that plus the latest on Dean’s new stage shows – both debuting in May here in Los Angeles – This week on YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
What do Marc Hershon, Succotash, Patrick McGoohan, The Prisoner, Sci Fi on the Rock, Jackalope Radio, The Talk Superstation, The Verable Pooh, aspect ratios, symbolism, The Truth Is Out There, Dr. Rita Louise, Man-Made: The Chronicles of Our Extraterrestrial Gods, the Brazilian Ministry of Defense, David Hodrien, the Birmingham UFO Group, likeness rights, a new “X-Files” comic book, Kickstarter, Zach Braff, Page Branson, Jafar Panahi, This is Not a Film and Empire State Gas all have in common?
They are all a part of the 6th Anniversary Episode of YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour!
Since May of 2007, for 312 consecutive weeks, Dean Haglund and Phil Leirness have been changing the way people listen to the internet.
Why don’t YOU help your friends in podcasting celebrate by catching up on recent episodes you might have missed and by turning someone new onto YOUR Chillpak Hollywood Hour?
Dean Haglund has escaped from The Village and Phil Leirness has recovered enough from a nasty head cold that we are (finally) able to bring you this week’s episode, an installment that will leave you debating, “Did I just hear a great show, or the GREATEST show?!”
Topics include Dean’s travels to Wales and Ireland, Patrick McGoohan’s The Prisoner, publicity rights laws, vertical integration, The Ghastly Love of Johnny X, fuji film, Clint Eastwood’s empty chair, the RNC, the DNC, prohibition, Pink Martini and Disney’s California Adventure.
All that, PLUS what your friends in podcasting are reading, the films they’ve seen and several Live Events of the Week.
It’s Martin Luther King Day – a holiday for most, but not for Dean and Phil, who pack even more into an hour (plus) than usual! From discussing the legacies of the dearly departed Patrick McGoohan and Ricardo Montalban, to answering the screenwriting questions of their loyal listener the Venerable Pooh, to filling out their Screen Actors Guild Awards ballots on the air, there’s something for everyone in this week’s show.
Dean and Phil countdown their Top 10 favorite television programs of all time. Gee guys, I didn’t realize you were both such big fans of “Small Wonder!”