Series 2 of the excellent Captain Scarlet has finally made it and now you can get all thirteen uncut episodes.
Following on from the end of The Achilles Messenger in season 1, the Mysterons step up their attacks on Earth and use whatever means they can to eradicate the human population.
This time the creators have expanded the cast to include other Spectrum Agents as regulars, including Captains Ochre, Grey and Magenta. All the characters are developed and their relationships are explored as well.
The revelations behind the true Mysteron agenda are mindblowing and the extent of their powers is most shockingly revealed in Enigma.
The CGI is even better than season 1 with some almost photo-real images in some shots! There are spectacular fight scenes and battles, the kind of stuff Gerry Anderson always wanted to do with the first show but now he has free licence to do anything. The street and air chase in the opening of Duel is a great homage to the Matrix Reloaded freeway chase and keeps you on the edge of your seat.
The series is also a lot darker than the first and garners a 12 (not 12a) rating, due to some rather blunt violence. In one episode Scarlet kills a man in cold blood with his bare hands - a scene that was immediately cut from the ITV screening.
A word of caution to viewers is that the DVD set does present the episodes in the wrong order on disc 4. The penultimate episode should be Grey Skulls and the finale to season 2 is Dominion. Get these round the right way and the story makes much more sense!
So, for those big kids out there who remember the original and those who have just begun to watch, this set is a must have for anyone who likes great CGI Sci-Fi!