Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons
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Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons

Hyper-marionation is Anderson Entertainment's term for an animation technique that consists of three-dimensional computer-generated imagery. It was employed in the production of Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet, also called simply New Captain Scarlet.

Origin of the term[]

When Gerry Anderson began planning the programme that would become New Captain Scarlet, the first detail he realised he would have to consider was that it would not be like the original "Super-marionation" productions which had employed motorised marionettes; that process had long since been abandoned as being too much more expensive than it was worth as he was producing The Secret Service, which was situated in the present day (the only Anderson production of this type ever to be so situated) and marked the beginnings of Century 21 Television And Cinema Productions's transition to live action. It also would not be like Terrahawks, his attempted return to puppetry, which had featured motorised glove puppets in what had been called the "super-macromation" process. Settling on three-dimensional computer-generated imagery, some of which involved motion-capture suits, he coined the term "hyper-marionation" to suggest that it went beyond the limits of super-marionation.

Known usage[]

No other Anderson productions than New Captain Scarlet are currently known to have been "hyper-marionated," as it was.

The cast and crew of OCS and NCS
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Original Series
Character Voice Cast
Male Cast Members
Francis MatthewsEdward BishopDonald GrayCy GrantCharles TingwellPaul MaxwellGary FilesJeremy WilkinDavid HealyMartin KingShane RimmerNeil McCallum
Female Cast Members
Sylvia AndersonLiz MorganJanna HillLian-Shin
Producers, Writers, and Directors
Gerry AndersonSylvia AndersonDesmond SaundersReg HillJohn ReadLeo EatonTony BarwickShane RimmerList of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons instalment writers
Production Companies
Century 21 Television And Cinema ProductionsITC Entertainment
Super-marionation
Super-Marionation Technicians
Terry CurtisPlugg ShuttIris RichensChristine Glanville
Other Personnel
Derek Meddings (Visual and Special Effects)Barry Gray (Music)Lewis Grade (Fiscal Sponsorship)

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New Captain Scarlet
Character Voice Cast
Male Cast Members
Wayne ForresterRobbie StevensJeremy HitchenNigel PlaskittMike Hayley
Female Cast Members
Emma TateJules De JonghJulia BrahmsHeather Tobias
Producers, Writers, and Directors
To be added.
Production Companies
to be added.
Hyper-marionation
Hyper-Marionation Technicians
Computer Technologists And Image Designers
To be added.
Motion-Capture Artists
To be added.
Other Personnel
To be added.

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