“This is the voice of the Mysterons…”
Or rather, it’s the voice of Chinbeard Books – early next year (February 2018), they’ll be publishing my debut book: “Spectrum is Indestructible”!
“Spectrum is Indestructible” is a critical celebration to Gerry and Sylvia Anderson’s sci-fi/action-adventure series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. The book will contain extensive, in-depth reviews of all 32 episodes of the classic series. No stone will be left upturned (hopefully!), meaning that every episode will be torn to shreds to see what makes them tick. Every aspect of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is getting a very thorough and heartfelt examination. The book itself is also available for pre-order!
In addition to these, the book dives deep into Captain Scarlet’s extended universe. An area of the show hitherto untouched in a critical light, Captain Scarlet’s adventures found in the five Century 21-produced audio dramas and the Spectrum File novels written by John Theydon. Captain Scarlet’s comic book adventures will be placed under the microscope too, featuring the show’s ongoing strips found in TV21, Countdown, Lady Penelope, Solo and TV Tornado.
Aside from such reviews, “Spectrum is Indestructible” will also contain other essays and sections devoted to character studies, examinations of the story’s continuity, where a second series might have gone and much more! The book also contains infographs provided by Robert Hammond and a cover courtesy of Darryl Joyce.
With Captain Scarlet’s 50th anniversary coming in September 2017, I wanted to take advantage of celebrating this unique television show in a way not done so before. I’m a life-long fan of the Supermarionation TV shows/films of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson and have written extensively on their works for numerous websites and magazines. These include A Place To Hang Your Cape, ScreenRelish, Flickering Myth, Andersonic Magazine and Starburst Magazine.
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