Drake’s Passage

We must note with sadness the death of Patrick McGoohan, who was, I always thought, just about the coolest guy I ever saw on TV.


  1. Kevin Kim says

    Alas, Ricardo Montalban also passed away recently. I’ll always remember him as the crazed Khan in both the Star Trek TV series and in “Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan.” Elisson offers Montalban a brief tribute at his blog.

    As for McGoohan, I didn’t start watching “The Prisoner” until just last year — clips of it are on YouTube. I agree: the man was cool.


    Posted January 16, 2009 at 1:13 am | Permalink
  2. bob koepp says

    I discovered “The Prisoner” on late-late night TV when I was a freshman in college. At the time, I was beginning my explortion of anarchistic thought, and found this show quite to my liking.

    Posted January 16, 2009 at 11:02 am | Permalink
  3. Cooler than Robert Culp and Bill Cosby in I Spy?

    Posted January 16, 2009 at 11:37 am | Permalink
  4. Malcolm says

    I think I watched most of the 17 episodes when they originally aired. I was already a fan of McGoohan from Secret Agent.

    Peter, Culp and Cosby were pretty cool too. McGoohan was even cooler, though.

    And Diana Rigg as Emma Peel: well, words fail me.

    Posted January 16, 2009 at 1:37 pm | Permalink
  5. David Brightly says

    Nice title, Malcolm.

    Posted January 17, 2009 at 4:28 am | Permalink
  6. Malcolm says

    Thanks, David! The title is often the hardest part of these posts.

    Posted January 17, 2009 at 4:01 pm | Permalink