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01 May 2011

An interesting minor link between The Prisoner TV series and Planetary Defense

How The Prisoner TV series and planetary defense are related.

According to this video, Donald Tosh (who was a script editor for Doctor Who), met Prisoner script editor George Markstein. Those discussions led to a script proposal by Tosh in which No. 6 (The Prisoner) meets French aviator Antoine de Saint-Exupéry' in the Village (a prisoner himself). De Saint-Exupéry' is the author of The Little Prince, who lives on an asteroid called B-612. The B-612 Foundation is a non-profit foundation organized to work for planetary defense issues.

The following video is Tosh talking about his script discussions with Markstein.

Link: YouTube Video ("THE PRISONER. Unused script.")
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