Saturday, March 21, 2009

How Well Do You Know Rover?

They never did fully explain the nature of The Prisoner's mysterious balloon sentry, but it was certainly feared, respected, effective and quite capable of serving some serious pain.

Do you think you know Rover? Or would you like to know more? Then go take the quiz over at AMC's The Prisoner Blog. (I scored 3 out of 5, but I was just guessing.)


Bunk Strutts said...


Because they never explained it, Rover was one of the creepiest weapons in the Village arsenal.

It was prolly twenty years before I found out that there were others who had seen and remembered the series.

John M. said...

Yo B.,

I guess you're right about that. The implied threat and the uncertainty about just what the hell that thing was really did make it creepier.

I was a bit too young when it came out, but from what I've heard, most people didn't seem to get it.

If you're speaking of 20 years from when the show aired, that would coincide with its resurgence in New Orleans (and other places, I reckon) back in the mid 80s. I never missed it when it was on Sunday nights on the local public TV station.

I wonder how the remake will hold up...