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COVER ART AND SYNOPSIS FOR THE UPCOMING "CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS - SPECTRUM FILE 1" FROM BIG FINISH
A few days ago, Big Finish Productions released the cover art and sysnopsis for their audio album "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons - Spectrum File 1".
Here's the synopsis:
A violent thunderstorm floods London. Florida is
laid waste by hurricanes. Somehow the Mysterons are
controlling the world’s weather, and only Spectrum can
stop the devastation.
The story is, of course, the audio adaptation of the first novel from John Theydon, originally published in 1967. This audio book is directed and produced by Jamie Anderson (son of legendary Gerry Anderson), with Jason Haigh-Ellery and Nicholas Briggs as executive producers. It stars Wayne Forester as Captain Scarlet and multiple other male characters and Liz Morgan, as the Angels, and other female characters. The spectacular cover art (that you can see on this page) was created by Oliver Arbour.
The audio book will be a four discs set, with a duration time of approximatively 240 minutes. It's currently available for pre-order on the Big Finish Productions website, where you can also purchase a downloadable version, at a lower price.
COVER ART FOR THE UPCOMING CAPTAIN SCARLET 50th ANNIVERSARY DELUXE BOXSET FROM BIG FINISH
One of the four audio books release from Big Finish has
received a boxset art!
As you already know, the boxset will be a 7-disc collector's limited edition deluxe box set. The five audio adventures will be digitally remastered. They are as followed:
The 8 adapted TV stories from the TV series, with additional mateial by the voice of Ed Bishop (Captain Blue), are as followed:
Plus, there will be a brand new 60 minutes long audio-documentary.
PICTURE OF THE UPCOMING CAPTAIN SCARLET REPLICA FROM BIG CHIEF
Earlier in June, Big Chief has released another teaser of their upcoming "Captain Scarlet" replica, which should be released in time for the 50th anniversary in September.
Big Chief also announced that the model will be available for pre-order "later this month". This was in June, so there seems to be a slight delay for fans, before they will be able to order this fine piece of collection.
See Big Chief Facebook page for more information, and scroll down to June 16. You can write Big Chief to express your interest in this replica!
CORGI TO RELEASE SPECTRUM SALOON CAR
Just in time for the 50th anniversary, the UK
branch of Corgi announced the release of a brand new
special edition rerelease of "Captain Scarlet and
the Mysterons" Spectrum Saloon Car.
Please note that,
UK Corgi site, this product is
only available to the following territories: UK and
Ireland, Europe, Australia, New Zealand, Canada and
South Africa. However, for other countries,
you probably can expect collector's shops to be able
to aquire this special item.
NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS BLU-RAY COVER
Last month Network had announced the upcoming
release of a blu-ray edition for the popular CGI series
"Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet". This
month, the cover is finally revealed, and it's a
CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS: THE VAULT BOOK - NOW AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER!
The previously announced book "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: the Vault" by Chris Bentley is now avaiable for online pre-order!
You can order your own copy by clicking this link to Amazon.co.uk.
The book will be released to general public on October 6, 2017. However, it will be available at the "Special Assignment" Fanderson convention on September 29, 2017. So if you plan to pop there for a visit, you'll be able to have your own copy a good week before everyone else - and have a chance to have your book signed by Chris Bentley and some other guests as well!
NEW DVD RELEASE FOR DICK SPANNER P.I.
It's been 10 years since the previous release of the innovative
Gerry Anderson's animated series "Dick Spanner P.I. by Pickwick Studio, which features the adventures of a very unique private investigator,
living and working in an equally unique world.
- Episode Image gallery
- PDF material
More extras might be added to the set.
CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS VAULT BOOK ANNOUNCED!
It seems that fans' patience is finally rewarded, after months
of waiting for information about upcoming goodies for the 50th
anniversary of "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons". A loads of
wonderful news are finally coming their way.
Earlier this week, the Fanderson website anounced that a "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" Vault book will be available to all in the fall!
The book is written by Chris Bentley, who previously wrote and collaborated on many Gerry Anderson related books, including "The Complete Book of Captain Scarlet", in 2001. Published by Signum Books - which also published in 2013, Shane Rimmer's autobiography "From Thunderbirds to Pterodactyls" - the "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" Vault book will be a hefty hardcover of 208 pages. For now, it is not available for presale, but as soon as it will be, we'll make sure to inform you on this page!
However, for those of you who will attend "Special Assignment", the next Fanderson convention in the fall, you will be able to get this book a good week before it's publicly released... and you will have the chance to have it signed by Chris Bentley!
If the "Thunderbirds Vault" released a few years ago is any indication, then the "Captain Scarlet Vault" promises to be a fine addition to any Captain Scarlet and Gerry Anderson fan.
"Special Assignment" will take place from September 29 to October 1st, 2017. Book will be publicly available October 6, 2017.
"SPECTRUM IS INDESTRUCTIBLE" BOOK ANNOUNCED FOR LATE 2017
From Chinbeard Books, and written by Fred McNamara, "Spectrum is Indestructible" is described as a unofficial 50th anniversary celebration of Captain
Scarlet and will consist on an "Spectrum is Indestructible" will consist of an in-depth review of all 32 episodes of the classic,
essays examining key themes and topics found in Captain Scarlet, and more.
Recently on his blog, Fred McNamara mentioned that "Spectrum is Indestructiible" will also feature some in-depth review and examination of the huge collection of Captain Scarlet comic strips, which was found in various magazines from the late 60s and early 70s, such as TV Century 21, Countdown, Lady Penelope, Solo and more... Thus showing that the history of Spectrum's adventures is indeed a rich one! Fred McNamara is a video journalist for Estuary TV, fan of popular culture, blogger and editor of the superhero/comic book website A Place to Hang your Cape.
You can follow Fred's blog at this address.
More information will be added to this page concerning this book as soon as it becomes available.
GERRY ANDERSON'S NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET (2005 CGI SERIES) BLU-RAY RELEASE
It might be the 50th anniversary of "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" coming this September, but it seems that fans of the 2005
series "Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet" will ALSO receive some goodies this year!
It was announced earlier this month that Network will release a blu-ray edition of the CGI revival, which in 2005 was filmed in HD. Release date is set for September 4, 2017, in time for the original Captain Scarlet series' 50th anniversary. So far, little is known about the blu-ray set, except that it will be in Region B - being for Europe, of course - that it will ave three discs and that the content will be in the original HD format(1080p resolution). It is not known if there will be a multi-language track, subtitles or any extra available.
We'll post more information on this, including a cover box, as soon as it becomes available.
In the meantime, you can always preorder the upcoming set from Amazon.co.uk.
CAST FOR THE SPECTRUM FILES AUDIO BOOKS ANNOUNCED!
Big news was expected for the casting of the voice artists who would perform the multiple voices of the already announced adaptation in enhanced audio books for the 1960s "Spectrum Files", written by John Theydon. And boy, did we have a big announcement for Captain Scarlet fans!
The two voice artists who will perform the voices are Elisabeth Morgan and Wayne Forester!
Liz Morgan, of for her participation in the original show as Destiny and Rhapsody Angels. She now will also add Melody, Symphony and Harmony to that list, and will be narrator for the audio books. As for Wayne Forester, he was, of course, the voice of Captain Scarlet for "New Captain Scarlet", the 2005 revival of the series. Wayne Forester is no stranger to audio books, as he narrated a number of them and voiced, amongst others, the character of Tinker, Sexton Blake's assistant in "The Adventures of Sexton Blake" audio book.
Designers are currently working on the soundscape, in order to add to the audio books sound effects and incidental music that will be reminiscent of the original "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons" series.
Says Jamie Anderson, who also adapted and directed the stories: "I cannot wait to hear the first edits coming through in the next couple of months, and I think fans all over the world are going to be thrilled by the extension and expansion of the Captain Scarlet universe through these classic stories brought to life by such a talented cast, sound design and music team!"
"Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: The Spectrum Files 1-3" (adapting the novels "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons", "Captain Scarlet and the Silent Saboteur" and "The Angels and the Creeping Enemy", will be released in September, on the Big Finish Productions website, where you can preorder the audio books separately or as part of a special bundle. Also available in September: "Captain Scarlet 50th Anniversary Boxed Set", a compilation of the 1960s audio books featuring the original cast of the series.
For more information, go to The Official Gerry Anderson Website.
COVER FOR HAYNES "CAPTAIN SCARLET - SPECTRUM AGENTS' MANUAL"
The recently released Summer Haynes catalogue reveals new details on their upcoming Captain Scarlet book, including its title and yes, its cover!
Entitled "Captain Scarlet Spectrum Agents' Manual", the book is described as "a technical guide to Spectrum, the global security service of 2068, and features background information, history of its creation, profiles of leading agents, confidential details of Spectrum's most valuable weapons in the fight against the Mysterons, and fully annotated cutaway drawings of Spectrum and World Security vehicles and bases, plus the Mysteron Lunar Base. This manual finishes with comprehensive Mission Files, making it the complete and essential manual for all Spectrum Agents."
Written by Sam Denham and illustrated by Graham
Bleathman, the book is set to be released in
September 2017, in time for the 50th anniversary of
"Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons".
HAYNES PUBLISHING ANNOUNCES CAPTAIN SCARLET MANUAL
Haynes Publishing just announced their upcoming release of a "Captain Scarlet" manual, which will be made available to all on September 15, 2017, just in time for Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 50th anniversary!
At this point , little is now about the book, except that it should be similar in style to the Haynes Thunderbirds manual, which was published a few years back... And if it is so, than it would be a nice addition to any fan's collection!
The book should be hardcover, with a total of 118 pages. It will be written by Sam Denham, and will feature the beautiful art of Graham Bleathman.
More to come on the subjet...
BIG FINISH ANNOUNCES SPECIAL AUDIO BOOKS RELEASE FOR CAPTAIN SCARLET 50TH ANNIVERSARY!
In association with ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE), Big Finish Productions announced earlier this month their range of special audio books, in celebrations of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 50th anniversary.
Known in UK for their stunning audio adaptations of Doctor Who, Torchwood, Dark Shadows, the Avengers, the Prisoner and many others, Big Finish Productions ventured in later years in the worlds of Gerry Anderson by producing audio adventures featuring "Terrahawks". It's now the indestructible Captain Scarlet's turn - with four releases in September, containing a grand total of 16 classic stories.
The four releases are as followed:
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: 50th Anniversary Box set
A 7-disc collector's limited edition deluxe box set containing the five digitally remastered full-cast audio stories from 1967:
- Introducing Captain Scarlet;
- Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons;
- Captain Scarlet is Indestructible;
- Captain Scarlet of Spectrum;
- Captain Scarlet VS Captain Black;
- 8 classic TV stories with added material by the voice of Captain Blue, Ed Bishop)
- Music from the series;
- Brand new 60 minutes long audio-documentary of the show history
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: the Spectrum Files
Three four-CD audiobook adaptation of the three original Spectrum Files novels by John Theydon, which titles were as followed:
- Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons;
- Captain Scarlet and the Silent Saboteur;
- The Angels and the Creeping Enemy.
Each of these three sets can be bought separately, or as part of a Captain Scarlet Spectrum Files bundle directly from Big Finish.
The 50th Anniversary Box Set and the three Spectrum Files sets, all produced by Jamie Anderson of Anderson Entertainment, will each be available on September 29, 2017, either on Download or on CD. The Spectrum Files can also be bought as part of a Captain Scarlet Spectrum Files bundle.
For more of the technical and production details, see this page from Big Finish Productions.
On the same subject, read Jamie Anderson and Nicholas Briggs' interviews on A Place to Hang your Cape website.
2017 NEW YORK TOY FAIR: BIG CHIEF STUDIOS PRESENTS THUNDERBIRDS AND CAPTAIN SCARLET REPLICA FIGURES
Big Chief Studios have BIG plans for Gerry Anderson shows! At the New York Toy Fair earlier this year, they revealed some magnificent replica figures of Thunderbirds AND Captain Scarlet characters! Initial plans from the studio include the production of highly detailed replicas of the five Tracy brothers (Scott, John, Virgil Gordon and Alan... but we don't have to name them, do we?) as well as Lady Penelope and Parker. And there are plans to do Captain Scarlet as well. The Big Chief stand at Toy Fair displayed stunning work-in-progress replicas, which are still subject for approval from ITV of some of the Tracy Brothers and of Scarlet himself (see picture, courtesy of the Official Gerry Anderson Website
Big Chief also plans to offer a range of cross-section vehicles and craft models - meaning that the models will be come with removable panels, which will permit to see the interior.
If all goes according to plans, Big Chief will be offering the replica figures and models through their own website, as well as through selected hobby and specialist retailers, including the Official Gerry Anderson Store.
More news to come.
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