Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons Blu-ray Review & Comments

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    1. Simon Crust

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      Agree on the review, it's a great looking presentation. I've been buying the discs as they've been released. As you say definitely a more adult series that people might expect. Love it :)
       
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      Wow that takes me back. I used to love this and Stingray when I was a kid.
       
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      Excellent review of an excellent set (i also have the Deluxe box set) thank you Simon.

      The only small criticism i could "label" at network would be if your deaf & find it difficult nah impossible to lipread puppet's would be that theirs no subtitles included & that's it really.
       
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      Thank you for the review, good to know how good a job they did on the remaster.

      However, it might be worth updating your review - the deluxe set with the extras disc had already sold out on both the Gerry Anderson and Network site when I went to check :(
       
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      Had these for a while now, great review.:thumbsup: The box set with the final season is thing of beauty. The first Joe 90 set turned up today, interested to see what you think.:smashin:
       
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      I really thought a lot of Andersons content became based on "James Bond" with reference to Specter "Spectrum" and the exploding film sets
      many of Andersons characters could be cross referenced to Bond villains i,e "The Hood" from "Thunderbirds" look very similar to the original "Blofeld"

      I also remember writing to Gerry and Sylvia as a kid (cant remember what about) and they replied sending some Black and White stills from "Four Feather Falls" and "Fireball XL5"
      I recently searched my parent house high and low but could not find them,gutted

      Andy
       
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      It's their job to throw out all your childhood belongings especially when it's memorable and possibly valuable.

      Bri
       
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      I believe that Derek Meddings, who was responsible for the visual FX on Anderson's series, was greatly inspired by Ken Adams' design and production values. Ken Adams of course designed the sets for the Bond franchise such as Dr No's Crab Key lair or Blofeld's volcano base which both end up being destroyed in spectacular fashion akin to the destruction of sets in Anderson shows.

      Also a few of the voice actors in Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet such as Shane Rimmer and Ed Bishop have roles in a few of the Bond films. Both franchises recycle actors too.

      The influences are clearly there. FAB 1 certainly gives Bond vehicles a run for their money in the gadget department.
       
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      And to come full circle I believe Derek Meddings moved on to create effects for Bond! Have a look at the boat blowing up in The Spy Who Loved Me and it looks like Thunderbirds (in a good way) May even be the same explosion sound effect!
       
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      I thought about mentioning Stromberg's oil tanker too! I will take a look at that. I know some of the klaxon/alarm sounds are the same as they are classed as stock foley effects and have been used in a variety of films/TV shows of that vintage.
       
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      Yep - I grew up in a small Jerry-built Semi-detached House, with no full "wall" between the two roof spaces. When I moved out we put all my toys in the Attic (Including pretty well every Gerry & Sylvia Anderson Series Toy / Action Figure / Annual there was from Stingray, Thunderbirds, Captain Scarlet)

      Went back years later, original next Door Neighbours were gone, and during several New Neighbour cycles, someone had had a refurb & insulation etc done next door, & everything of mine from our side was gone. (My Mum didn't "want any fuss" so it would have been difficult/unfair to pursue any action without her cooperation).

      Should have taken them with me, but of course my first place was not exactly teeming with Storage Space, and then time goes by....:(

      At least now I can get this collection to relive those Days :)
       
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      Didn’t the dvd set have Dolby surround sound? Seems a step down if the Blu Ray is only mono
       
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      The DVD's did have a 5.1 mix but were missing the original audio, Network wisely chose to include the original audio in a lossless format.
       
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      Did anyone here have the DVD's? How was the 5.1 mix?
      (I've never heard any episode except Mono through my folk's cheapy TV set speaker, so the 2.0 pcm will be Heaven anyway for me! )
       
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      I had the first disc of episodes on DVD (part of a Carlton triple pack with Stingray & Joe 90, which I believe will be the same as the actual Captain Scarlet DVD boxset).

      Not bad as I recall. Although this was in 2004 for me so a lossy Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack was par for the course. The staccato beat coming through the speakers was good but apart from that nothing stood out. I don't think it was like the Carlton Thunderbirds DVD from that era that had added sound effects over the original soundtrack.
       

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