QUOTE OF THE MONTH
"(We shot the film) in Lee Studios in Wembley. It took about 6 1/2
weeks. It was a fast shoot because Christmas was coming up.
By doing it entirely there we chopped a million dollars of our budget and
it allowed us to shoot in December. our original version would have
been a bit didgy to do at the same time of year because we had some exterior
shots of a leisure centre -- the leisure centre was the main setting in
the original (draft) as opposed to the tv station -- and we were going
to use a place down in Swindon for that which had a domed roof and a swimming
pool, but it would have been pretty difficult matching up exterior shots
from Dallas (Texas, USA) with ones of Swindon in December. Very difficult,
--Richard O'Brien, as quoted in Starburst magazine, on the subject
of why the film ended up being shot entirely inside a television studio.