Captain Scarlet
Volume 5

Carlton Video
Certificate: U
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Captain Scarlet is a patchy show - a point well illustrated by the opening episode on this tape. Renegade Rocket, one of the first stories into production but held back until half way through transmission, is about as dull as the show gets. Just why Scarlet and Blue disobey Colonel White is never explained, their insubordination won't save lives.

Things improve with Crater 101, Shadow of Fear and Dangerous Rendezvous although the pace in these three episodes could hardly be described as breakneck. But they do progress Spectrum's fight back against the Mysterons, with Crater 101 starting an interesting story arch.

The picture and sound quality are about as good as VHS can deliver but the DVDs really do put them in the shade. The episodes, however, are just about average.

Anthony Clark

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