Spectrum is Indestructible – A Celebration of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

“This is the voice of the Mysterons…”

Or rather, it’s the voice of Chinbeard Books – this year (2019) 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.

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, these stories include the Century 21-produced audio dramas, the Spectrum File novels written by John Theydon and the comic strips found in TV21, Countdown, Lady Penelope, Solo, TV Tornado and Fleetway Publications. Beyond these, Spectrum is Indestructible will also contain character studies, examinations of themes found throughout the series and much more! The book shall also contain artwork by some fantastic illustrators.

With Captain Scarlet’s 50th anniversary occurring back 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.

You can discover more about the book from its publisher, Chinbeard Books. You can also follow myself and Chinbeard Books on Twitter for future updates as work on Spectrum is Indestructible progresses. If you’d like to know more about the book, you can sign up to the book’s official newsletter, get in touch with me via the contact page or leave a comment below.


*Spectrum is Indestructible is an unofficial fan publication based on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and is unlicensed by ITV.

UPDATE – 27/01/18 – Release Dates and Pre-orders

UPDATE – 25/04/17 – Spectrum is Indestructible: Comic Book Update

UPDATE – 16/12/17 – PodCapers Ep. 25: Spectrum is Indestructible