Re: Halloween fun!

Kennita Watson (
Tue, 28 Oct 1997 02:43:14 +0000

Lee Daniel Crocker wrote:
> Back when San Jose's PBS station was regularly running "The Prisoner",
> I had the complete Number 6 outfit, but that's a little obscure these
> days. I'll have to wait for McGoohan to make a movie or something
> before I can use that costume, which I consider to represent the
> ultimate transhuman: a man trapped, tortured, and tempted, but who
> refused to sacrifice his mind, his goals, his chosen identity.

As you might expect, I would characterize the ultimate transhuman
very differently: someone too engrossed in the joy and challenge of
becoming something new to be disturbed by others' opinions of what
ey is now. Such a transhuman, trapped and tortured, would be unlikely
to find any offer made by such torturers the least bit tempting
compared to eir vision of the future, and would find the concept of
sacrifice void, or laughable, and in any case too insignificant to
acknowledge, much less to refuse (my "ultimate transhuman" is much
more into Yes than No).