Six obscure Prisoner films you need to see (plus the comic that never was)

The Prisoner was beloved by many, but there were only 17 episodes made of the series created by the late Patrick McGoohan.

For those who want more, here are six amazing fan tributes, including mash-ups, music videos and spoof films which will solve the show's many mysteries, make you laugh, and sometimes even have you singing along.

Plus—we show you a glimpse at Marvel's Prisoner comic that never was.

The "Unreleased" Prisoner Finale

Never quite understood The Prisoner's mind-bending finale? Still confused by that deliberately ambiguous ending? Thanks to vvribeiro's mash-up that mixes Patrick McGoohan with The Matrix, it suddenly all makes sense.

Fuzzy Wuzzy was a Prisonbear

If the thought of The Prisoner starring a teddy bear sounds a little too precious, you'll be surprised at how funny this spoof uploaded by SimplyPaul turned out to be. And you'll never believe which toy got cast as Number Two!

Patrick McGoohan hails a Cab

Death Cab for Cutie's "We Looked Like Giants" makes a perfect audio background for this music video cut together by lostorbit. "I've never been too good with secrets" indeed!

Escape from the Village in a Renault21

Not all Prisoner tributes were created solely out of love. Sometimes an homage can even make you want to buy something, as in this commercial for the Renault21 uploaded by Colony3.

Number Six meets ... Babylon 5

The music of Carmel Morris makes the series ending even eerier in this video added by cityofdomes, which not only marries a new soundtrack with The Prisoner, but throws in Babylon 5 references as well.

Rocking with Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden may have sung "I'm not a number I'm a free man"—but however free they may have felt, they still dialed Patrick McGoohan's number to ask permission before they used dialogue from the series as part of their song lyrics. Here they are live at Hammersmith in 1982, singing "The Prisoner," as uploaded by lifeson69.

A comic-book King creates an unpublished Prisoner

When Jack "King" Kirby, co-creator of the Fantastic Four, the X-Men, and the Hulk, returned to Marvel in the mid-'70s, one of the projects he became involved with was a comic-book adaptation of The Prisoner.

Kirby wrote and drew a 17-page story which adapted the first episode of the series, but Marvel abandoned the project, leaving us with only a few tantalizing glimpses at what might have been, as in the splash page below.

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