SCi Entertainment Group and Carlton International have entered into an agreement giving SCi exclusive worldwide video and computer game rights to cult favorite sci-fi series Thunderbirds
. SCi plans to create games for next generation consoles as well as multi-player internet gaming experiences. All of the games are to be released in conjunction with a re-release of a series of digitally restored Thunderbirds
episodes. "SCi's investment in the Thunderbirds
video game once again illustrates the massive pulling power of the show. Everything points to another enormous success when Thunderbirds
returns to our screens in the autumn of 2000. What a great way to start the millennium," said Thunderbirds
creator Gary Anderson. Carlton International acquired Thunderbirds
last year and has already signed up more than 20 product licensees.