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Old 11th June 2016, 08:28 AM
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Network (http://networkonair.com) have released both Year 1 & 2 of "Space:1999" on Bluray.

And they are releasing "Terrahawks" Series 1 on Bluray on 25/07/2016. http://networkonair.com/shop/2455-te...626805340.html

They are also working on a brand new "U.F.O." Bluray release, release date unknown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUvK...ature=youtu.be

So a CSATM Bluray release might happen for the 50th ..... fingers crossed.
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Old 11th June 2016, 01:56 PM
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Network (http://networkonair.com) have released both Year 1 & 2 of "Space:1999" on Bluray.

And they are releasing "Terrahawks" Series 1 on Bluray on 25/07/2016. http://networkonair.com/shop/2455-te...626805340.html

They are also working on a brand new "U.F.O." Bluray release, release date unknown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUvK...ature=youtu.be

So a CSATM Bluray release might happen for the 50th ..... fingers crossed.
Speaking of which, you may have heard that there are plans for a NCS Blu-ray release. Check out the stunning HD trailer on YouTube! https://youtu.be/fuLEfOWzbOA

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Old 17th August 2016, 10:01 PM
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Speaking of which, you may have heard that there are plans for a NCS Blu-ray release. Check out the stunning HD trailer on YouTube! https://youtu.be/fuLEfOWzbOA

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No I hadn't heard. Thanks for the heads up. I was always disappointed NCS didn't get a BRD release 10 years ago. I'll definitely be buying this when (and if) it's released.
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Old 18th August 2016, 08:56 PM
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I hadn't heard either.
I'm not sure a 13 month old trailer is any indication a Blu is on it's way
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Old 25th November 2016, 10:12 AM
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Network (http://networkonair.com) have released both Year 1 & 2 of "Space:1999" on Bluray.

And they are releasing "Terrahawks" Series 1 on Bluray on 25/07/2016. http://networkonair.com/shop/2455-te...626805340.html

They are also working on a brand new "U.F.O." Bluray release, release date unknown. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUvK...ature=youtu.be

So a CSATM Bluray release might happen for the 50th ..... fingers crossed.

I sent a message along to Network earlier to see if they had any plans for a Scarlet blu ray for the 50th. It turns out that they don't actually have the rights to the show, so the decision to release the show in HD won't be up to them.
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Old 25th November 2016, 03:36 PM
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I sent a message along to Network earlier to see if they had any plans for a Scarlet blu ray for the 50th. It turns out that they don't actually have the rights to the show, so the decision to release the show in HD won't be up to them.
Even though Network have had a deal with ITV for over a decade ITV retained the dvd rights to most of the Anderson shows including UFO but Network were able to release it on Bluray.
I suspect that in the unlikely event ITV see fit to create HD masters for Scarlet that Network will release it on Bluray as part of their current ITV deal. Remember that several Scarlet episodes are already on Bluray courtesy of Network.
ITV retain the dvd rights as they do for UFO
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Old 25th November 2016, 10:18 PM
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Even though Network have had a deal with ITV for over a decade ITV retained the dvd rights to most of the Anderson shows including UFO but Network were able to release it on Bluray.
I suspect that in the unlikely event ITV see fit to create HD masters for Scarlet that Network will release it on Bluray as part of their current ITV deal. Remember that several Scarlet episodes are already on Bluray courtesy of Network.
ITV retain the dvd rights as they do for UFO
Ah, that makes sense. Interested to know what you think makes a CSATM release unlikely if they've put out (arguably less popular) shows like UFO on blu ray? I don't know too much about the background on this - did the Thunderbirds blu not sell well for example? Is there a specific reason why a Scarlet HD master is unlikely, or is it a hunch?
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Old 25th November 2016, 11:13 PM
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Ah, that makes sense. Interested to know what you think makes a CSATM release unlikely if they've put out (arguably less popular) shows like UFO on blu ray? I don't know too much about the background on this - did the Thunderbirds blu not sell well for example? Is there a specific reason why a Scarlet HD master is unlikely, or is it a hunch?
I think you are way out in saying that UFO is less popular than Scarlet.
I would say UFO or Space 1999 would easily be more popular than any of the Supermarionation shows and obviously of those Thunderbirds would also be more popular.

I would rate Scarlet as 4th in the list which would make it next in line.
Since the earlier post I've discovered that HD versions of Randall and Hopkirk are on the way from Network which livens things up considerably.
Hopefully its a sign that Network will be doing what many of us hoped for when they renewed their ITV deal which were HD upgrades for the shows that were possible.
At this moment its unclear if R&H is coming to Bluray or will be a download. Assuming its a Bluray then I think the chances of a Scarlet 50th Anniversary HD upgrade shoot up by 1000%.
Until this R&H news it seemed as if HD versions for the classics was not of interest to ITV but this changes everything. And in a good way. It shows the important people are still interested.
I'm waiting on Network to reply to an email enquiry about a Bluray for Randall.

Separately, ITV screwed up Thunderbirds by releasing it cropped to 16:9 and while the quality was great and the show was able to cope with this cockup every review didn't like the cropping so I don't think sales were good to start with and not helped by the 3 figure asking price.
Once it came down to 30 many people like me picked it up but then we picked it up again from the US when Shout released the whole series in 4:3.
Networks Supermarionation boxset also includes some Thunderbirds in 4:3 so it looks like any future releases will be in the correct ratio.

In the years since the Bluray of TB it appears that ITV have lost interest in Bluray and HD in general with releases of many of their high profile HD shows being dvd only (but Blurays in other countries) and their huge archive of classic tv and movies being almost ignored with HD upgrades being done very selectively and then being licenced to Network.
But the BBC are the same. The majority of their peak time HD shows only get dvd releases. Part of the reason I got a Bluray recorder was to be able to burn Bluray discs for things like Jonathan Creek, Waterloo Road , Cold Feet 2016 and other material the broadcasters don't release in HD.
So I would say any future releases for classic tv will be handed over to Network whom I suspect will want to capitalise on Scarlets 50th before doing another release of Thunderbirds.
Strange how news of one release can change the outlook completely.
Once Network confirm Bluray for Randall it will be a very exciting time.
Randall is my all time favourite British tv series but I really thought they'd opt for The Champions first. It's less gritty and more colourful.

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Old 26th November 2016, 08:18 AM
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[QUOTE=phelings;29908]I think you are way out in saying that UFO is less popular than Scarlet.
I would say UFO or Space 1999 would easily be more popular than any of the Supermarionation shows and obviously of those Thunderbirds would also be more popular.

When the club has conducted polls or from information received through membership applications the order of popularity is thus.
Thunderbirds is always at the top. Then its usually UFO , Space 1999, Scarlet. Sometimes UFO and Space swap places but that can be due to other factors, for instance what is popular with members at the time tied in with say the release of the UFO or Space soundtrack albums. OK so that is using club figures, whether the same applies with the general public is anyone's guess.
The other shows down the list can vary. Fireball XL5 and Stingray would often follow after Scarlet but not always in that order. I can't recall the rest of the order.

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Old 2nd December 2016, 08:23 PM
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With Network finally confirming that Randall is headed for Bluray I think its must be likely that a Scarlet 50th Anniversary release will be out next year.
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