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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
Alright, I admit, it's not out just yet, but come payday I will be pre-ordering mine and I'm not even a kid! I adored this series when it was shown on ITV even if it was put into a silly kid's Saturday show and parts were cut out. But hey, less about that, more about this. The storylines in this series far outclass any of the original series'. It's certainly the same Captain Scarlet we all know and love but sufficiently different ot be completely new at the same time. Even the progression of technology has been included (duh! lol) such as DNA tests instead of bulky x-ray machines as Mysteron detectors, computers much more reflecting the scale they are now and a definite show of racial and sexual awareness among the senior staff onboard Skybase (formerly Cloudbase), most notably the change from the male Lieutenant Green to the female Lieutenant Green as well as others to be introduced in the next series. Can't wait!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 27 September 2005
There is so much that could be said about this show, but I'll keep it simple and to the point. If you enjoyed watching the original Captain Scarlet series you are going to love this reimagining of what will surely become a classic series in its own right.
New Captain Scarlet is quite simply Gerry Anderson at his very best. The format lends itself well to CGI, seeming to be a natural progression from the old Supermarionation shows. The scripts by Phil Ford are beautifully crafted and well paced; each episode is almost like a blockbuster movie condensed into 22 minutes. There is all the action and drama you'd expect from Gerry Andersons' stable of work, so those looking for terrific hardware and his trade mark explosions will not be disappointed. However this show offers a little more as there is more character development than in some of his earlier works.
This is outstanding, don't miss it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
VINE VOICEon 15 January 2008
The New Captain Scarlet is a really excellent bit of re-imagining. OK the pilot episodes look a bit like FMV from a computer game but the rest (when they changed production companies) is little short of amazing.

Visuals are stunning, scripts engaging and intelligent and the action sequences are genuinely thrilling. It's hard to believe that each episode is only 22 minutes - you feel like you are watching a Hollywood blockbuster.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 11 November 2009
This package arrive quicker then expected and the quality was out-standing. The new captain scarlet series is gripping and keeps you on the edge of your seats right till the very end.
If you have kids, or just loved the original, this is a must-buy item this christmas.
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on 25 December 2014
A good effort by Anderson but the animation of some episodes really suck in these early episodes.
The one frustrating thing is its more of the same and doesn't take much in the way of risks story wise from the old puppet series.
Also the half hour format doesn't allow much time for stories of substance, for all its faults The old Thunderbirds series at least had time enough (hour) to tell a tale.

A flawed gem that almost makes it.
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on 14 May 2013
Good condition and prompt delivery of this item (after the first one went missing). Really enjoyable, graphics are good and I like story lines. (Eli, 8)
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on 17 February 2015
was given as a gift to my husband as he like the old enteraiments
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9 of 15 people found the following review helpful
on 10 January 2006
When I first heard they were remaking captain scarlet I was naturally dubious, remakes in my opinion tending to go wrong with only a few exceptions. I was never a devoted fan of the original simply because some of the episodes were a bit cheesy. The mythology ones where they actually went to mars etc were great, but stopping a truck from blowing up big Ben, turning dummies in to Mysteron agents or a violinist with a bomb in the violin case just got a bit silly sometimes. Anyway, along came the new series, and I went to a friends to watch it, then bought the DVD. Oh wow! Its just so cool. Its full of action, incredibly loud sounds that'll likely have your next door neighbours banging and screaming on the wall, but most of all it feels more realistic and up to date than the original. Ok there are some incredibly cheesy moments and I do feel the poor angels, in fact no, all the women are scripted very badly, but otherwise its very good. Fans of the original maybe a bit upset they've renamed most of the vehicles, for example the spv's are now called rhino's, but you really don't notice it when your watching.
Each story is fairly separate in its own right, though I suspect we may be getting a few doubles in later seasons. Most are well paced and for a 20 minute show do a good job of distracting you. I think the one thing that struck me most about this remake was just how scary it was. I for one never found the Mysterons that worrying in the original, they just sort of popped up, some one would die, they'd give a very droll monologue and that was about it. This time around they kill people in some pretty nasty ways and that only gets worse in season 2. The voice is now incredibly scary whilst maintaining enough of the original not to annoy any one, but what comes across most is just how very evil and devious they are. You really do get the sense that if they wanted too they could wipe the earth out in a second. Also a very interesting addition has been the inclusion of a rival Mysteron faction. Whilst their only touched upon at the end of season 1, I think its something that's likely to develop and it definitely adds character to them. I do have one major objection though, captain black in this series is just wrong. He doesn't sound menacing at all and most of the time scarlet is trying to get the old black back. You do however get the impression he's quite evil, just perhaps not so threatening in the same way as the old one. Perhaps its because some one isn't perched above him in the studio yanking wires and twiddling knobs any more. Ahh well, beggars can't be choosers I guess.
All in all a very fun and worthwhile watch. Jerry Anderson fans are likely to buy it and once you get over the whole lack of strings, you can sit back and enjoy the ride. I'd say it was good for children though it is a bit less universal than the original in my opinion, then again that could be because I'm an adult and realise how worrying some of the concepts are. The only reason it doesn't get 5 stars is because of captain black and some bad scripting of symphony angel.
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on 1 May 2015
great item and a great service
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on 25 August 2014
Fantastic DVD box set
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