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The Complete Book of "Captain Scarlet" Paperback – 1 Aug 2001


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  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (1 Aug 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1842224050
  • ISBN-13: 978-1842224052
  • Product Dimensions: 27.9 x 21.6 x 0.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 202,082 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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About the Author

CHRIS BENTLEY was born in Tanzania but grew up in West Yorkshire. He graduated from Newcastle Polytechnic in 1985 with a degree in Graphic Design and joined the creative department of the Yorkshire Post. He went on to became creative director of a Bradford-based commercial graphics company that he co-founded. Since 1991, he has also been Chairman of Fanderson, the Official Gerry Anderson Appreciation Society, and contributing editor/designer of the club magazine FAB. He is the son of 50s road and pursuit cycling champion Keith Bentley, and he lives in Bradford, Yorkshire.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 10 Feb 2004
For me, Captain Scarlet is the pinnacle in Sylvia and Gerry Anderson's career.
Following the massive success of Thunderbirds, the duo produced a much darker tv show. There is a lot of emphasis on character development, and the design of the show is fantastic. Vehicles, costume and sets all have a distinctively memorable look.
Chris Bentley’s book is an invaluable reference tool for any fan of the series. It’s packed with minute detail and fascinating trivia and also has some excellent photos from the set, and some of the toys that were sold during the shows various tv runs.
A must have for any Anderson fan!
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By BryBo on 28 Sep 2002
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Here is another great book by Chris Bentley, this one is on Captain Scarlet.
If you liked the complete book of Thunderbirds then this book is for you. It is full of facts that you will find interesting and informative about the 32 episodes of the Cult TV show. It has a before Captain Scarlet chapter with a listing of all Gerry Anderson's films and TV shows with some photos of Stingray, Supercar, Fireball XL5, Thunderbirds and so on. It has a lot of information on pre-production and production including the style and fashion of the puppet clothes, puppets that appear more than once in any episode, sets and designs, craft and logos. It gives you indepth informtaion on the actors and the characters they played and has photos of both actors and puppets they played and has the actors history. It also tells you of puppet problems and effects of the show and a bit on the Spectrum group who sang the theme song. Chapter two gives you the timeline of the year and the character histories, where and when they were born, lived and how old they are when the series was set. Incase you wonderd about the vehicles detail, it gives you a full information about them including top speeds. Next chapter is the episode guide which include details of cast members, voice guests and main characters, when it was first shown on TV and notes including mistakes for expample the colour of cars that change from scene to scene etc. If you are interested in merchandising, annuals, dolls, books, LP's and toys then you will find this interesting. The part on comics is espcially good as it also gives you not just comic information but also reprint history, the storylines and some pictures taken from the comic with its issue number and date it appears.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Enstrobia on 3 Jan 2013
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An incredible book and surely the definitive read for Captain Scarlet fans. Lots of information about the characters, organisations and most importantly of all the people who made the series happen.
Always my favourite of the Supermarionation series due to its slightly darker tone (not that its to bleak for kids or anything). It also had the advantage over Thunderbirds of each episode only being 25 minutes instead of 50 minutes, this led to much tighter storytelling and expert ratcheting up of tension over the course of each episode.

Get this book if you have even the slightest interest in how great televsion series is made, you will not be dissapointed. Technical side of things its paperback with a mixture of colour and black and white photos, the majority being colour.
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Great book, lots of fact and pictures. vene if you have a ton of other Gerry Anderson books, this is definitely worth adding to your collection. Much more than just an episode guide!
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