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Paradise Towers: Part Three 

The Doctor discovers that Paradise Towers' great architect, Kroagnon, was also responsible for Miracle City, an infamous killer habitat. Though chance circumstances permit Mel to avoid a ... See full summary »

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The Doctor discovers that Paradise Towers' great architect, Kroagnon, was also responsible for Miracle City, an infamous killer habitat. Though chance circumstances permit Mel to avoid a dinner date with a couple of grandmotherly cannibals, the Doctor realizes everyone must band together or be destined for the menu of a greater infamy lurking in the basement. Written by statmanjeff

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The Doctor: Fire Escape, Bin Liner and Air Duct - you come with me. The rest stay here.
Blue Kang Leader: No! Red Kangs leave no outlooks. Blue Kangs have got into their brain quarters and won the game. Blue Kangs are better.
[Red and Blue Kangs begin shouting at each other; the Doctor efforts to cut through the sudden din]
The Doctor: Please! Pleeeeeeeeeease! Please. This is no time for games! The future of Paradise Towers is at stake. We must all work together. You've got to help us. Do you understand?
Blue Kang Leader: But Blue Kangs HAVE WON!
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Silly Doctor Who story.

Doctor Who: Paradise Towers: Part 3 starts as Mel (Bonnie Langford) manages to escape the clutches of Tilda (Brenda Bruce) & Tabby (Elizabeth Spriggs) the old age cannibals... Meanwhile the Doctor (Sylvester McCoy) who has been mistaken for Kroagnon the Great Architect who designed Paradise Towers has rallied the Red & Blue Kang's together to try & put an end to the indiscriminate killing within Paradise Towers by the robotic Megapodic Mark Z7 cleaners, the Doctor realises that the answers to what's going on lies within the basement...

This Doctor Who adventure was episode 7 from season 24 that aired here in the UK during late 1987, directed by Nicholas Mallett Paradise Towers is growing on me & this is probably the best episode so far. The script by Stephen Wyatt is still just plain daft, there's still some very silly scenes, there's the annoying Kang's & a couple of old age cannibal women who are frankly ridiculous. To be fair to it things are starting to get going in this episode, there's more action, intrigue & incident than the previous two put together. I'm actually quite interested in seeing what the 'thing' in the basement is although it currently looks like four neon tubes which light up when it 'speaks' shaped like ovals, I kid you not. I didn't like the campyness or just how silly it was to begin with but it's grown on me a little bit & overall I'm actually starting to enjoy Paradise Towers.

The production design has been cheap looking as the budgets for these Doctor Who stories became lower & lower, I have to mention the costume worn by Mel during this story which consists of a horrible blue & white dotted trousers & shirt number which really does look hideous.

Paradise Towers has a certain campyness about it which I didn't like at first but it's grown on me a little bit & at least there's only one episode left to go.


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