- Just a line to let you guys know that I'm headed up to Ottawa again
next week for what I hope will be relay 2 of my interviews with
surviving members of the SP technical crew. So far I have found lots
of cooperation and interest in discussing the series, which is, for
the most part, warmly remembered as a happy, fulfilling creative
experience for those who worked on it behind the cameras.
If anybody has any specific areas they are curious about, feel free
to post here and I can include those in my question list. I asked
about the music and some of the people were going to try and find out
more about the source for the cues. It seems likely they came from
an existing music library rather than having been composed
specifically for the series.
I've already learned a lot of interesting things, such as that the
writers never visited the set and the plot seems to have been cooked
up largely by the producers (as was often the case on Dark Shadows).
The actual office facilities and hallways were use for shooting the
scenes in Dan Forrest's office in the first episode. One of the
directors remembers that the striking titles sequence was produced in
the US, along with the title track, and then shipped to Canada. I
had thought I had posted some of these tidbits here but was just
looking over the archives and couldn't find that post.
I'm still very curious who the original casting for Jean Paul was. I
was really astonished to learn that Colin Fox was a replacement when
the original casting did not work out, due, I was told, to another
commitment the actor decided to pursue.
Score Producitons (I believe in California) did the SP theme and
background cues. They are still in business and have a web page.
Last time I checked, SP was mentioned.
- Many thanks for pointing me towards the Score Productions website,
SPrules. Perhaps if I send them a letter, they'll be able to check
their files and give me more specific info about who actually did the
work on Strange Paradise. It would be interesting to learn whether
or not the master tapes still exist, as well.