Anyone who's a fan of Dan Dare, Rick Random, Flash Gordon and perhaps even Captain Scarlet might not want to check out the new DVD Captain Eager and the Mark of the Voth, unless of course they're prepared to enjoy this spoof of these well known characters.
"Captain Eager is a whacky sci-fi film that doesn’t expect to appeal to the broad masses," admits the film's director Simon Davison, but it does look quite fun, so nip over the official web site for more information.
"You'll see there's a passing resemblance to Dan Dare and comic sci-fi of the 1950's and 60's," Simon tells downthetubes. "There are even speech bubbles in some scenes amd the website also includes a page from the (non-existent) comic Blast-Off!". Eagle fans will quickly spot a resemblance!
"I used to compose for film TV adverts, such as Blue Juice," says Simon. "But I wanted to write and direct. I’ve sold several scripts but Captain Eager and the Mark of the Voth is my first feature as a director.
In addition to the film, the DVD includes extras such as Scamp the Rocket Dog learning to use his exciting rocket pack, bloopers and more.
• Visit the official Captain Eager web site
Dan Dare’s Number One Fan was … top Doctor Who artist Andrew Skilleter - Organised comics fandom in the UK is usually considered to have begun in the late 1960s when the first zines
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