PsiOp Radio 63 – 090118

18 01 2009


  • The Icon Of Individuality Who Will Live Forever As “The Prisoner”
  • The Village (The Prisoner) [Audio Clip]
    Exactly who operates the Village is deliberately obscured. At first glance, it appears to be run by Communist types, suggesting it is a holding cell for captured western agents. Later on it appears to be operating with some assistance from British Intelligence, implying that it is a holding area for western agents who have been compromised, or are feared to be untrustworthy by their own agencies. Several of the Number Twos in the course of the show appear to be unclear as to whom they are actually working for, and one explicitly says, “It doesn’t matter which side we’re working for, my boy! This is the future: one great big happy global Village.” Another Number Two implies that both East and West are covertly operating the Village together for unknown reasons. The overall impression given by the series is that some kind of nebulous organisation is manipulating all the Cold War powers for its own ends.
  • “The new electronic interdependence recreates the world in the image of a global village.”
    – Marshall McLuhan, The Gutenberg Galaxy (1962)No. 6: “The whole world as the Village?”
    No. 2: “That is my hope…”

    – The Prisoner – ‘The Chimes of Big Ben’ (1967)


Meet the New Boss

Police State

  • St. Louis police, federal agents, will team together to fight violence



Weird / Strange / Bizarre


SMiles Lewis – LOWFI Texas Bureau Chief

L.O.W.F.I. – League of Western Fortean Intermediatists

“We are not realists. We are not idealists. We are intermediatists—that nothing is real, but that nothing is unreal: that all phenomena are approximations one way or the other between realness and unrealness… our whole quasi-existence is an intermediate stage… like purgatory, I think.”Charles Fort