New Captain Scarlet is returning to the fight against the Mysterons on Amazon!
And We’ve Released a Free New Captain Scarlet HD Episode to Celebrate!
Gerry Anderson’s 2005 CGI series New Captain Scarlet is getting an international release via Amazon Video. The high definition episodes will launch on the 29th September 2017 – the 50th Anniversary of its predecessor – the classic 1967 series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. To celebrate the release, a free New Captain Scarlet episode (‘Rat Trap’) will be available on the Gerry Anderson YouTube Channel, and Gerry Anderson Facebook page until the 31st October, so fans can experience Gerry’s reimagining in high definition, free of charge.
Gerry Anderson’s classic cult 1960s TV series was reimagined by Gerry Anderson and his production company Anderson Entertainment in 2005. The retro-metabolised version of the iconic children’s show was called ‘Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet‘ and it used motion-capture CGI Hypermarionation instead of the traditional Anderson puppets, bringing the show firmly into the 21st century.
Series 1 (the first 13 episodes) are being released globally on Amazon Video, with series 2 coming out later in the year. New Captain Scarlet is also now available on Blu-ray in the UK for the first time thanks to Network Distributing and is available from the Gerry Anderson store at shop.gerryanderson.co.uk.
Included on the Blu-ray set are episode-specific audio commentaries with voice artists David Lane and Wayne Forester, and the late Gerry Anderson himself. New Captain Scarlet was the last TV project that Gerry Anderson oversaw before his sad passing in 2012. At 76 during the making of Captain Scarlet, his enthusiasm to entertain, inspire and excite audiences continues to this day.
In the year 2068, peace on Earth is maintained by the Spectrum Organization, with colour coded agents led by Colonel White and the Angels, a crack team of female fighter pilots. After an altercation and an unprovoked attack on the Mysterons on Mars, the Earth is plunged into conflict, with only Spectrum standing in the defence of Earth.
The Mysterons become sworn enemies of Earth, cunning opponents able to recreate exact likenesses of objects or people. But first they must destroy…
Two Spectrum agents lead the fight: Captain Black, who is corrupted by the extraterrestrial menace. And one man fate has made indestructible. His name, Captain Scarlet.
Watch the full free New Captain Scarlet episode below:
Or order your copy of the Blu-ray!