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Rate "Arrival"
10 33%  33%  [ 2 ]
9 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
8 50%  50%  [ 3 ]
7 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
6 17%  17%  [ 1 ]
5 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
4 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
3 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
2 0%  0%  [ 0 ]
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Unread postPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 9:04 pm 
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Episode 0 - Arrival

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ORIGINAL BROADCAST: 1 October 1967
WRITERS: George Markstein, David Tomblin & Patrick McGoohan
DIRECTOR: Don Chaffey

SUMMARY: After resigning, a secret agent finds himself trapped in a bizarre prison known only as The Village.



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Series pilot and already we see that Number 2 is replaceable at mid point. Strong opening, not great, but promises to be a thinking man show rather than a Rock'em Sock'em spy fest.

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I also gave this one an 8. It's a very good prelude for what's to come, but it does move really slow for the first half of the episode.


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I didn't quite get "the good vibe" upon seeing this the first time that was hoping for, but it wasn't bad.

Just not as strong as I was expecting.
I thought it was interesting, but a little 60's hippy-ish with the bright colors and outfits.

I do have to admit feeling a little "lost" in this one, especially at first.
But it does improve, and future episodes are better.

Overall I'm going with a "6" for number 6, and "Arrival".


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I was excited to get the complete series for my birthday. Time has been limited so viewing has been sluggish, but I've gotten through the first 2 episodes and currently watching the third. As for the series opener, I was a little put off by the "60s hippy-ish" atmosphere, as TZ DZ puts it. I'm a big 'period piece' person, and I can watch anything from the big band era to the 1950s, to 18th or 19th century periods and current times. I am not a fan of late 60s/70s or even 80s settings/time periods. There are a handful of shows I love from these periods (i.e. The Incredible Hulk, Night Gallery, Star Trek to name a few), but even though I love the shows doesn't mean I dig the timeframes they occur in. In any event, despite my dislike for the atmosphere, the story provides enough intrigue to notch an '8' in my book.

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As for the series opener, I was a little put off by the "60s hippy-ish" atmosphere, as TZ DZ puts it. I'm a big 'period piece' person, and I can watch anything from the big band era to the 1950s, to 18th or 19th century periods and current times. I am not a fan of late 60s/70s or even 80s settings/time periods.



Well, I was at first "underwhelmed", I suppose thats a good way to put it. But in all honesty, I grew to actually like the colors, costumes and general "air" the series had.
If you aren't accustomed to it, its a bit of a "culture shock" in a sense, but encouragingly enough, at least to me, it got better, and the setting actually got to be part of its charm.

There is alot I could say about this series, but thats for other threads. :D

I am curious to read your thoughts on the rest of the episodes.


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