Nebula-75: Filmed in Superisolation, but keeping the “Super” in Supermarionation

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?

Captain Scarlet – Lunarville 7

Directed by Robert Lynn Teleplay by Tony Barwick First Broadcast – 15th December 1967 We’ve previously established that most Captain Scarlet episodes fall into one of two categories – either someone is going to be assassinated, or something is going to be destroyed. Well it’s time for me to eat those words because Lunarville 7 doesn’t conform toContinue reading “Captain Scarlet – Lunarville 7”

Captain Scarlet – White As Snow

Directed by Robert Lynn Teleplay by Peter Curran & David Williams First Broadcast – 3rd November 1967 In the transition between Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet there were some key personnel changes going on at Century 21. With cornerstone directors Alan Pattillo and David Elliott no longer at the studio, Desmond Saunders promoted to supervising director, and DavidContinue reading “Captain Scarlet – White As Snow”

Captain Scarlet – Big Ben Strikes Again

Directed by Brian Burgess Teleplay by Tony Barwick First Broadcast – 13th October 1967 There is one very limiting aspect of the Captain Scarlet format which must have had the writers banging their heads on the typewriter morning, noon, and night. The nature of the Mysteron threats basically gives you two types of plot – theContinue reading “Captain Scarlet – Big Ben Strikes Again”

Captain Scarlet – The Mysterons

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”