The Borgified Corpse wrote:
I just finished "Paradise Towers" & the 1st 2 parts of "Dragonfire." "Paradise Towers" was much better than I recall when I first watched it a couple years ago. The whole thing with the bad guy being an architect who doesn't want people living in his buildings is a bit naff but at least it's unique. And I forgot how catchy the story can be. "Red Kangs the best!" "No board games! No visitors!" "I put the world of Paradise Towers to rights." "Built high for happiness."
There are all kinds of interesting elements to "Paradise Towers." I always thought it interesting that Mel was a red-head who wore a blue and white outfit, yet that went unnoticed by both Kang groups.
This story is also memorable to me because of the guest stars (Richard Briers = Tom in Good Neighbors, and one of the Rezzies, who played Daisy in Keeping Up Appearances). Also, the leader of the Blue Kangs was married to Mark Strickson (Turlough).
My RL friends and I used to joke about the Great Pool In The Sky, since the hotel we went to for our annual summer science fiction conventions in Calgary had its swimming pool on the top floor - and the elevator had a bizarre habit of doing weird things. We never heard of any evil bad guys in the basement, though.
just watched The Gunfighters for the first time. I'm not sure I get the hate? I mean I know the song is annoying (though it either grew on me or I was just desensitized by the end) but that aside I thought it was quite good, especially the final episode. I can see what they were trying to do with the song, it does haunt the story a little like Do not forsake me in High Noon-they just overdid it a bit (ok a lot!)
The song drove me nuts, as did William Hartnell's continued habit of saying "Wurp" instead of "Earp."