Ep 1 – New Captain Scarlet

The Operation Anderthon podcast kicks off with Katherine’s first choice – the 2005 CGI remake of the Supermarionation classic – Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet… that’s right, we’re starting our marathon at the end of Gerry’s career. What is Katherine thinking?!

Based on the original Supermarionation series, Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet debuted in 2005 and was produced entirely using CGI and motion capture, a technique coined as Hypermarionation. Captain Scarlet stars as the indestructible champion of Spectrum, an organisation which combats an alien menace from the planet Mars known as the Mysterons. New Captain Scarlet was an ambitious and expensive series which developed the characters of the Supermarionation series and upgraded all of the vehicles and technology to more realistically capture the world of tomorrow. The series infamously suffered from poor scheduling and never became the runaway success that it could have been. But what will Jack and Katherine make of it all?

Jack’s a massive Gerry Anderson (Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet, Space: 1999 etc.) fan, and Katherine isn’t. In order to bring about peace in the household, Katherine has agreed to watch the first episode of every Gerry Anderson series in existence.

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2 thoughts on “Ep 1 – New Captain Scarlet

  1. The problem about doing only the first episodes is that some of them, such as How it All Began from Four Feather Falls, don’t have all the characters, and a few series end up changing significantly along the way (Terrahawks, for example) so anyone sticking to just the pilots won’t get the full, true experience of the series.

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    1. Thanks for listening! Starting each series with episode 1 seemed the fairest way to do this. Hopefully Katherine will love a pilot so much she wants to watch the whole series. We’ll let you know if that miracle occurs! Also, we’re curious to see just how many pilots nail it straight off the bat, versus those series you mentioned that take a little longer to get going or change significantly.

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