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CAPTAIN SCARLET CULT VINYL FIGURE (LIMITED EDITION)
Big head vinyl figures have been popular for a few years, and it seems that every TV, movie, music and comic characters was given the treatment. It was just a matter of time before it would be Captain Scarlet's turn - and it is now, with this very cute Cult Vinyl figure, exclusively created for our hero's 50th anniversary! With his deadly serious expression, you wouldn't want to mess with him - even in this version!
CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS BLU-RAY - VOLUME 1 (REGION B)
Exclusive from Network! You can now pre-buy your copy of the first of four volumes of 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons' - in blu-ray!
This unique disc will be in 1080p HD / 1:33:1, with a mono sound. It will feature the following episodes from the TV series:
The blu-ray is Region B, so make sure your player can read this format before ordering. As this is pre-buy, paiement will be taken immediatety.
Item will dispatch November 20, 2017.
PLANET REPLICAS' SPECTRUM HOVERCRAFT MODEL AVAILABLE FOR PRE-ORDER
Comes February 2018, Planet Replicas will release their brand new Spectrum Hovercraft model!
A Konami-like model, the Spectrum Hovercraft had never been made before. This unique vehicle appeared only once in the Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons TV series, in the episode 'Traitor'. Its unique, very beautiful design had made it a fan favourite vehicle. It is now your chance to acquire one of the 1000 copies of this model for your collection.
The small model, made of metal and resin, of an approximated size of 100mm, and weighting only 55gr is the first in a series of new models that Planet Replicas intends to create in the coming months.
You can preorder your copy on the Official Gerry Anderson Store.
CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS 2018 CALENDAR
A special edition for the 50th anniversary of everyone's favourite indestructible hero (and no, we don't mean Wolverine...), this Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons calendar continues the celebration into 2018.
This A3 monthly wall calendar features features many characters and vehicles from the series, and is a nice adition to any fan's collection.
EXCLUSIVE CAPTAIN SCARLET 50TH ANNIVERSARY POLO SHIRT
This beautiful black polo shirt is an exclusivity from the Official Gerry Anderson Store, aand is, at the time of this writing, the only available apparel to officially celebrate the very special 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. It features the Spectrum emblem on the sleeve and the official Captain Scarlet 50th anniversary logo embroiled on the left breast.
Comes from all sizes, from Small to 4XL.
Wear it and celebrate it!
Order your own on the Official Gerry Anderson Store. Quantities are limited.
CAPTAIN SCARLET REPLICA FROM BIG CHIEF NOW AVAILABLE
Announced at the New York Toy Fair back in February 2017, the Captain Scarlet replica, from the classic 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons' TV show is now available for preorder!
In celebration of the series' 50th anniversary year, this sixth scale replica figure is produced in a worldwide numbered limited edition of 2000 copies only, featuring the most faithfully re-produced character likeness of the characters. The replica has 30 points of articulations, a pair of hands with poseable and bendables fingers, and moveable eyes.
The figure comes
with a unique, personalised display base with
All this comes in a beautifully drawn box featuring drawings by Lee Sullivan.
pre-order from Big Chief Studios:
The figure can also be bought from the Official Gerry Anderson Store.
Estimated delivery: July 2018.
SPECIAL 50TH EDITION SPECTRUM SALOON CAR: RELEASE DELAYED
The Corgi website just announced that the highly anticipated Limited 50th edition of the Spectrum Saloon Car has been delayed a bit.
The SSC will now be available in November 2017, instead of October.
SPECTRUM HOVERCRAFT AND MARTIAN EXPLORATION VEHICLE MODELS ANNOUNCED!
On exclusivity on FAB Live episode 8, which aired on the web earlier this week, Jamie Anderson announced that two brand new model replicas of 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons' vehicles would be released for the 50th anniversary of the show. And for both models is a first ever release.
The Spectrum Hovercraft, seen in the episode "Traitor", will be set for pre-order later this month, with the MEV (Martian Exploration Vehicle), shown in the very first episode 'The Mysterons', will become available for pre-order later on. Both models will eventually appear on the Official Gerry Anderson Store, so be sure to check often!
In the meantime, check FAB Live episode 8, for an exclusive view of the Spectrum Hovercraft - and for other goodies!
CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS: THE VAULT - LIMITED SPECIAL EDITION BLACK COVER!
On the same FAB Live episode 8 in which the upcoming release of the Spectrum Hovercraft and the MEV was revealed, Jamie Anderson also announced the release of a limited, Special Edition of the 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: the Vault' book. This limited edition, of only 100 copies will be sporting a 'Captain Black' cover, instead of a 'Captain Scarlet' cover. Each of these copies will be numbered and signed by the author, Chris Bentley. Because they are a collector's edition and are so limited, the price of course, is higher than the Standard Edition.
The 'Captain Black signed special edition is available at the Official Gerry Anderson Store, and will be available October 6, 2017, at the same time as the standard edition. Since there are so few, you might want to pre-order your copy quickly. However, if you miss this opportunity from the Official Gerry Anderson Store, you might also get a chance at the next 'Standby for Action' Fanderson convention, on September 29 to October 1st 2017, were some copies will also be sold. And Chris Bentley will also be in attendance to sign them.
As for the Standard Edition with the Captain Scarlet cover, the Official Gerry Anderson Store is also selling a signed edition. Again, if you miss that, you can get a copy and get it signed at the 'Standby for Action' Fanderson convention.
Get your ticket(s) for the convention on the Fanderson website.
BIG FINISH'S SPECTRUM FILES: DAVID GRAHAM AS NARRATOR, COVER ARTS SYNOPSIS REVEALED AND OTHER NEWS!
Big Finish Productions released some big news about their upcoming release of "The Spectrum Files", the audio adaptations of the three Captain Scarlet novels written by John Theydon in the 60s!
First news: it was revealed that David Graham, the voice behind Thunderbirds characters such as Brains, Kyrano and most importantly Parker, Lady Penelope's chauffeur, will be narrator for the three audio books! Mr Graham, long associated with Supermarionation productions (Most notably, he was the voice behind characters such as Brains, Kyrano and Parker in 'Thunderbirds, thus joins Wayne Forester and Liz Morgan who are performing the characters' voices in all three audio books.
Secondly, Big Finish has released the final covert arts for the three audio books, with the first one now featuring the name of David Graham alongside those of his co-stars. The three covers are shown below. Big Finish credits each of the cover arts as created by Tom Newson (while an earlier report stated that the cover for 'Spectrum File One' was created by Oliver Arbour).
While Big Finish has not yet release an official synopsis for Spectrum File Two and Spectrum File Three, the audio books each adapt the novels 'Captain Scarlet and the Silent Saboteur' and 'The Angels and the Creeping the Enemy'. So for those of you who might not have read these books, you'll find, below the back cover blurb of each of these books, which were published in 1967:
Captain Scarlet and the Silent Saboteur (Spectrum File Two):
We, the Mysterons, will devastate your greatest nation!
The world's most advanced and most deadly sub-marin e disappears. Top secret Thermic power stations at Rio de Janiero and Sydney are destroyed within hours of each other. And at the same time an eccentric inventor crashes his heli-jet into the Pacific ocean.
Another battle of nerves is waged on Earth by the Mysteron s. Spectrum is green as its agents go into action to avert the biggest disaster of all time. And the world waits, panic stricken, as the seconds tick away.
The Angels and the Creeping Enemy (Spectrum File Three):
We, the Mysterons, will destroy the earth's food supplies!
Spectrum explodes into action... Immediate launch - Angels 1, 2 and 3!
Using all their resources, Melody, Harmony, Destiny, Rhapsody and Symphony drive the Mysterons to the brink of defeat!
But then the enemy strikes back. An army of plants masses into attack obeying the will of its evil masters and destroying all in its path!
The tables are turned and this time the Mysterons
seem certain to succeed!
Each of the audio books will be a four discs set, with a duration time of approximatively 240 minutes. they are currently available for pre-order on the Big Finish Productions website, where you can also purchase a downloadable version, at a lower price. You can also purchase a bundle of all three audiobooks.
HARROP'S CAPTAIN BLACK 'RENEGADE ROCKET' LIMITED EDITION FIGURINE
Celebrating the 50th anniversary of 'Captain Scarlet and
the Mysterons', Harrop Collectible Figurines created a
brand new Captain Black figure based on the way the
character looked in the 'Renegade Rocket' episode.
Sculpted by Mike Rogers, each Captain Black 'Renegade Rocket' is a 9 inches tall, handed-painted ceramic resin figurine. Each exclusive piece is a limited edition of only 200 pieces worldwide, hand-numbered on the base with a unique edition number and supplied with a Certificate of Authenticity!
Each of the figurine IS priced £70.00, and can be brought directly on the Harrop Collectible Figurines website.
Available while supply last.
BOOK 'SPECTRUM IS INDESTRUCTIBLE' BY FRED MCNAMARA: RELEASE DATE ET PREORDER!
Back in May, it was announced that Fred McNamara's book would be released towards the end of 2017.
Release has been pushed back to February 2018. The book, which full title is 'Spectrum is Indestructible: An Unofficial 50th Anniversary Celebration of Captain Scarlet & The Mysterons', is now available for preorder on the Chinbeard Books website, at the price of £15.99.
Chinbeard Books's synopsis of the book describes it at followed:
Celebrating 50 years since the finger was on the
trigger, Spectrum is Indestructible is the ultimate
critical guide to Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons .
Cover art of the
book, by Daryl Joyce, will soon be revealed.
THUNDERBIRDS ARE GO: BACK IN SEPTEMBER 2017 AND OTHER NEWS!
The successful CGI series 'Thunderbirds Are Go', remake of the very popular 'Thunderbirds' classic series will be back on UK television starting September 2017, with the second part of its second season. No specific date has been given yet.
In the meantime, tiles and synopsis of two episodes have hit the internet, although it is unsure at which point in the series they will exactly aired. The two episodes, and their synopsis are as followed.
International Rescue must save a hydro-dam when its turbines are pushed past their breaking point. Scott crawls inside the rescue the crew while Virgil and Gordon attempt to seal a growing crack in the dam.
Dr Quentin Questa has inaccurately predicted the eruption of a volcano for the last decade. This time, however, he invokes a special science code of honour that brings Brains out to his location. Brains discovers that Questa is right: the volcano is gonna blow!
Both episodes are also set to be aired in Vue Cinemas, as part of a"Thunderbirds Day" event (see article below).
The Thunderbirds are Go! official website informs us that, following the success of 'Thunderbirds are Go!', a number of big names have been announced as voice guest stars in the upcoming episodes. Mark Gatiss, writer and performer in the popular 'Sherlock' series, will star as Doctor Quentin Questa, in the 'Volcano!' episode listed above, and other stars will also be lending their voices to other characters. Actress Amelia Clarke, who plays the Mother of Dragons Daenerys Targaryen in the popular 'Game of Thrones' TV series, will voice Doyle, a 'resilient and courageous oil rig worker who stands up for what is right and allies herself with International Rescue' (episode unknown). David Tennant, former star of 'Doctor Who', in which he played the 10th Doctor, will lend his voice to Tycho Reeves, 'a billionaire inventor much admired by Brains, who has some unexpected teething problems on the inaugural voyage of his superspeed Hypercar", which is is obviously a nod to 'Supercar'. The episode in which this character will appear is also unknown.
SEPTEMBER 30, 2017: THUNDERBIRDS DAY
ITV Studios Global Entertainment are pleased to announce the first annual International Thunderbirds Day, taking place on 30th September 2017!
This annual event will provide fans all over the world with a date to mark their love of the original 'Thunderbirds' TV series as well as its CIG remake 'Thunderbirds Are Go'. Why September 30th? Because it was on that date, in 1965, that the original ' Thunderbirds' series started to air on UK televisions.
To kick off the celebrations, ITV Studios Global Entertainment, partnered with Vue cinemas, announced across the UK of an exclusive screening of 'Volcano!' and 'Power Play', two brand new episodes of Thunderbirds Are Go, and 'The Abominable Snowman', one of the never before nationally screened episodes of 'Thunderbirds 65', produced last year by Stephen Larivière, in the style of the classic series, filmed in Supermarionation and using audio recordings starring the original cast.
A full list of the participating cinemas can be found on the official website of Thunderbirds are Go. You can also buy your tickets on this special Thunderbirds Are Fab page, set for the occasion by Vue Cinema.
Other news to follow as to what other events are to be
expected for Thunderbirds Day.
NEW BLU-RAY AND DVD SETS AVAILABLE FOR VARIOUS GERRY ANDERSON SHOWS
Network will finally release in October the 'Space: 1999 The Complete Series'., a set of 10 blu-ray discs, containing all the episodes of series 1 and series 2, digitally restored from new High Definition transfers, in newly remixed Dolby 5.1. English track, with optional English subtitles, in Region B/2, PAL format. This huge DVD set, wrapped in a brand new cover art, also offers a bundle of special features, such as music-only tracks on many episodes, original 'as broadcast' mono track, Gerry Anderson commentary on selected episodes, text episode commentaries, image galleries, restored Series One textless titles, etc. One episode from Series Two, 'Seed of Destruction', has also been given the Series One treatment
The blu-ray set will be available on October 16, 2017. You can preorder your copy from Amazon.co.uk.
In the last months, Network had been releasing the
Terrahawks TV series in three distinct blu-ray
volumes, in Region B/2. Finally, next October, the
series will be available in one complete blu-ray set.
Gerry and Sylvia Anderson's shows were also popular in other countries and were translated in many languages at the time of their original airing. Through the years, many series have been released in various DVD sets in languages other than English. Such was the case for French DVD sets. On October 3, 2017, TF1 Studio will release in France new DVD sets of two of the most popular Gerry Anderson shows: Thunderbirds and Space: 1999.
The last release of the classic 'Thunderbirds' series in French dates back to 2001. The new DVD set 'Thunderbirds - Les Sentinelles de l'air: L'intégrale de la série culte'. will be a 9 DVD box set which will contain the complete 32 episodes of the series in mono sound, full screen, PAL format, with both English and French soundtracks. The new set will also contain the same material as the previous 2001 release: from TF1 and will come under a new cover art. You can preorder your copy from Amazon.fr.
As for Space: 1999, the last time the complete series was made available in French was in 2008, also from TF1 Studio. 'Cosmos 1999 l'intégrale'.the new boxset, with a new packaging, will contain 13 DVD, with all the episodes of series 1 and series 2, in both English and French soundtracks (Dolby Digital 2.0), French subtitle and full screen, PAL format. As far as we know, the DVD set contains the same bundle of extras as the previous version. You can preorder your copy from Amazon.fr.
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.
UPDATES APRIL 18, 2017
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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