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Calling International Rescue. Nevermind the Hollywood blockbuster, insists Thunderbirds supremo Gerry Anderson, here comes Captain Scarlet…I am so involved with my new Captain Scarlet TV series that I am not in the least bit interested in following the progress of the new Thunderbirds movie. The first two episodes are in the bag and I can tell you that this is a cutting-edge CGI revival of the classic 60s series, “filmed” in Hypermarionation.
The show has to be made with the modern audience in mind as the world has changed a lot since I made the original series. Women are now doing jobs that men used to do so we have made some changes. Lieutenant Green is now a woman, working with Colonel White, in control of all the operational activities on Spectrum.
Captain Ochre is now a woman too, but I have still maintained all the other favourites: Captain Blue, Captain Black and of course Destiny and her glamorous Angels. We have also renamed Cloudbase, which is now called Skybase.
Captain Scarlet & Thunderbirds
The first two episodes are a “two-parter” where we explain how Captain Scarlet becomes indestructible and how Captain Black is taken over by the Mysterons after a mission to Mars. I have screened them to a number of people, and everyone - yes I mean everyone - who’s seen it thinks it’s bloody fantastic!
The quality of the CGI is better than anything ever done for television before. I just know that this is going to be a worldwide hit.
Thunderbirds, on national release 23 July 04. Gerry is currently “talking to all major broadcasters” about his new Captain Scarlet series.
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