Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Ironically, for a show that had such a short televised life, there is a lot to tal kabout concerning Strange Paradise, which gives me a lot of material to sort through!
Sunday, February 1, 2009
Also, I hope everyone had the chance to take a look at the special materials we added concerning epsidoe 171, the formerly missing episode of Strange Paradise. If anyone hasn't checked them out, you can take a look here:
The Missing Episode
and of course you can check the previous post for the slideshow of the episode.
And now, a brief update on what's coming up on the website. In the next week I hope to open up one more major section - the Cast and Crew pages. In this section is where you'll find details about members of the cast and crew as well as interviews with some of the many people we've talked to about Strange Paradise.
Without giving anything away, I can tell you that this section will be featuring two interviews (one cast member and one crew member), neither of whom have spoken publicly about Strange Paradise before, so stay tuned!
Additionally, I will be updating the Script to Screen article for the pilot, taking readers almost line by line in comparing the scripted pilot to what eventually aired, and I will also be adding a new article to the history section.
Please feel free to check back regularly to see what's new!
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
As originally broadcast, there were a total of 195 half-hour episodes of “Strange Paradise.” Over the years, the show has been rebroadcast numerous times, both in the United States and Canada. Since at least the mid-1970's one episode, episode 171, has been missing. Until recently, why episode 171 was missing, and its ultimate fate, were unknown. However, a recent discovery at a film storage warehouse resulted in the possibility that the Strange Paradise story could be complete once more.
Strangeparadise.net is happy to report that episode 171 has been recovered and has been archived in a digital format, allowing the Strange Paradise story to be complete again for the first time in over thirty years.
In a web exclusive, strangeparadise.net has put together everything you need to know about episode 171, including the history of its disappearance, the story of its rediscovery and, for the first time anywhere, a complete synopsis and photo gallery. For all of the details, please click on the link below:
Additionally, for a limited time, strangeparadise.net is proud to present a full slideshow of the entire episode. Please click on the link below to view it. Please excuse the white text on the light backgound. It is a peculiarity of the program used to create the slideshow. Enjoy!
Sunday, January 25, 2009
Click on the links below to check out our three newest sections - History, Photos and Trivia. All are works in progress, but for now everyone can get their fill of trivia for all 65 episodes of the Maljardin storyline, read a summary of the Show in the history section, and take a gander at full episode galleries for episodes 1-5, plus samplings of behind the scenes photos of the cast, crew and production. There's also a miscellaneous photos section, too, so enjoy!
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
Other tidbits of note include a later photo of Jack Creley (Laslo) sans his hairpiece, a photo of Irene Hatter's ubiquitous kaftan robe, and some documentation relating to the weekly production costs of Strange Paradise and also regarding the CBC's agreement to provide Krantz Films with blank videotapes for the dubbing of the program.
You can check out all of these items in our archives section by clicking on the link in the previous post. If anyone has any suggestions on what they'd like to see, please let me know. I have lots of stuff to showcase, and I'd be happy to add anything that someone is interested in.
Keep checking back for some more updates to the site in the coming days.
Monday, January 19, 2009
To whet everyones' appetites, here's a quick screenshot of a sample section that is currently being worked on: