Anyone in Canada should look for a book called "TV North everything
you wanted to know about Canadian television". I got mine at Chapters
for $4.99 in the discounted section.It has a couple of pages on
Strange Paradise, including some pics of the paperbacks, it also has
a recent quote from Colin Fox, who had this to say about the show.
"Filming was terrible.We began shooting in August in a cinder block
building with no air conditioning.The aptly named Crawley Studio was
infested with cluster flies. Millions of them were released by the
heat, to the point that it looks like video break-up on screen. On
the threat of a staff walk-out, they were forced to put in air
Most of the time we were trying to stop ourselves from laughing out
loud, as we delivered faux period dialogue. We lasted three or four
months with the first set of writers until they realized they had to
get us off Maljardin and the repitition based on an island setting-
there was no one left to knock off.
The show had a fan club and a large following. There's still a large
group of now-middle-aged viewers who were horrified by the strange
goings-on in Strange Paradise. I'm still often recognized from the
program. It just doesn't seem to die."