RE: [Strange Paradise] Re: Episode 3
- Yes, please send me all the details. Love hearing more about Strange
>From: gothick42 <firstname.lastname@example.org>_________________________________________________________________
>Subject: [Strange Paradise] Re: Episode 3
>Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2004 18:18:16 -0000
>Well, I interviewed the assistant (floor) director who was working
>closely on the show from the beginning, and he gave me a copy of the
>Ian Martin pilot script. It is the same (apart from a few small
>differences in dialogue, as I recall) as episode one.
>I was shown call sheets for the shooting of episodes 2 and 3 dated
>August 1969. I have detailed notes about these if anyone cares.
>What happened is that the pilot was shot at the CJOH studios in
>Ottawa. Starting with episode 2, production was moved to the old
>Crawley Studios in Old Chelsea. A lot of work was needed to kit up
>Crawley for production of SP. If you look closely at the set layout
>for episode 1 and episode 2, you can spot some differences because of
>the more cramped space in Ottawa. At the end of the Maljardin
>storyline (also the end of the first 13 weeks), the production
>returned to CJOH and moved into a brand new studio that had been
>built in the fall of '69. I found a newspaper article on the opening
>of the studio into which they moved while going through microfilm
>collections in Ott.
>The so-called "pilot" of which mention has been made was known to the
>production team as "the vignettes." This was a short introductory
>episode produced roughly around the Spring of '69 when money was
>being raised for the show's production. I have the script for this
>as well and there were differences in the cast and in the names of
>certain characters. The script for "the vignettes" included material
>relating the Bruce Grey character (named Pat in this version), and
>Vangie Abbott who had a different name and was going to be played by
>the chanteuse who belted out "That Old Black Magic" in Episode 1.
>Unfortunately nobody knows what happened to the master tape of "the
>vignettes." It's possible that Judith Krantz has it lying around in
>one of her storage spaces somewhere...
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