What happens to Supermarionation if you take away the lavish sets, dozens of background characters, multiple explosive special effects, and the generous financial backing of Lew Grade. Is it still super?
It’s time for Jack and Katherine to face the wrath of the Mysterons once again! Playing her Thunderbird 1 lifeline, Katherine selects the first episode of the original Captain Scarlet series to sit down and watch. How will it compare to the CGI remake that Jack and Katherine enjoyed a few weeks previously?
It had to happen eventually… but did it have to be quite so soon? For reasons best left unexplained Katherine has chosen to watch Torchy The Battery Boy this week. Jack is left bewildered by the selection, considering that two other superior options were also on the table. The pair soldier on regardless with 15 minutes of disturbing viewing. Will Pom-Pom And The Toys push Katherine and Jack to the limit?
Big Finish have been very busy making sure Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons gets the 50th anniversary celebration it deserves. There’s a lot of fantastic audio drama on offer, and we’ve been lucky enough to review the Captain Scarlet 50th Anniversary Box Set, and Spectrum File One.
Directed by Desmond Saunders Teleplay by Gerry & Sylvia Anderson First Broadcast – 29th September 1967 This month, we are celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons in the only way we knew how. Based on your votes, 5 episodes have been selected to be reviewed, poked and prodded in typical Security HazardContinue reading “Captain Scarlet – The Mysterons”
For the past 32 weeks, I have set out to closely analyse and review every episode of the Thunderbirds television series. When I started out in August 2016, little did I know that this would be a gargantuan task weighing in at just over 200,000 words in total. The mission was simply to pay close attention to the audio and visuals on the high definition transfers provided on the Shout Factory blu-ray boxset. I would then point out items of interest including re-used models, puppets, sets, props, and costumes; continuity errors and plot inconsistencies – some of which were brought about by the need to extend episodes from the original half hour format to the full 50 minute running time; and some bloopers which we were probably never supposed to see. It was a fun and extremely educational process which taught me a heck of a lot about how Thunderbirds was made, and hopefully those of you who have been following along at home have also learnt a lot about the series.
If you like sand, this is the Thunderbirds episode for you. There’s tons of it.
So with Karanti on the run, Christoph disappearing to get a haircut, John completely recovered from falling off a light fixture, and Julie still completely incapable of doing anything, what will happen in the thrilling conclusion of Gerry Anderson’s lost pilot film from 1973, The Investigator?
“This is the voice of Lew Grade, from a galaxy a million lightyears away – we have observed the cancellation of the The Secret Service and would strongly suggest you don’t try this live-action/Supermarionation crossover thing again. Gerry Anderson has selected an earth boy and girl to star in another one though. Through John and Julie he’s going to make a really bizarre pilot episode which won’t make your world a better place.”