Steven and Erika of Lazy Doctor Who watch the colourful, psychadelic, trippy, wtf-is-happening spy-fi series that is 1967’s "The Prisoner."

In The Village: “Fall Out”

Erika and Steven fall out over the way The Prisoner ends, but have enjoyed doing this podcast very much indeed.

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Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign


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In The Village: “Once upon a Time”

Steven and Erika have made it to the penultimate episode of The Prisoner. Once upon a time, Erika enjoyed this show…

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In The Village: “The Girl Who Was Death”

Erika and Steven DISAGREE. Like, a lot. Mostly because Erika doesn’t like fun.

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In The Village: Nicholas Briggs Interview

In November, 2017, Steven and Erika attended L.I. Who (Long Island’s Doctor Who convention) and took the opportunity to sit down with Nicholas Briggs. You may know Nick as the voice of the Daleks, but he is also executive producer at Big Finish Productions. We grill him about Big Finish’s audio re-imagining of The Prisoner and his personal history with the show.

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Steven Schapansky and Erika Ensign with Nicholas Briggs


In The Village: “Living in Harmony”

Steven and Erika go on for quite a while about this unique episode of a unique series. Welcome to the old west — a place Erika doesn’t generally like to find herself, but The Prisoner breaks all the rules!

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In The Village: “Do Not Forsake Me Oh My Darling”

Erika and Steven dig into what’s almost an AU episode of The Prisoner. It doesn’t really fit the continuity of the show, but does that matter? Not when it’s an episode this interesting.

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In The Village: “A Change of Mind”

Steven and Erika watch another episode of The Prisoner. There was no change of mind for Erika since the last time she watched this one. Sadly.

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In The Village: “It’s Your Funeral”

Erika and Steven discuss multiple theories about multiple number 2s. And Erika disagrees with received fan wisdom (to no one’s surprise). She also gets to use the word “oleaginous”, which is always a good time.

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In The Village: “Hammer into Anvil”

Steven and Erika enjoy seeing our hero succeed at something for a change. And to do it so deviously? Lovely. Lovely enough to forgive the lack of cosplay options.

And Steven was right; “It’s Your Funeral” is the next ep.

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Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


In The Village: “Checkmate”

Erika and Steven discuss one of the more straightforward episodes of The Prisoner. Straightforwardly.

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In The Village: “Dance of the Dead”

Steven and Erika try (and largely fail) to make sense of “Dance of the Dead”, but we have many reasons why this episode should be earlier and later than “Many Happy Returns” (not to mention many other eps).

At least there are lovely costumes to look at!

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Erika Ensign and Steven Schapansky


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