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Concept Designs For Sci Fi Network's "The Phantom" Revealed

The Phantom has certainly had a busy couple of days. The actor who'll play "The Ghost Who Walks" in Sci Fi Network's upcoming feature was announced this morning, while a set of concept designs appeared online today illustrating what the latest incarnation of The Phantom will look like.

According to Sci Fi Wire, which posted several "The Phantom" concept sketches, the classic comics character has been "updated to the present day" and now sports a costume "woven of a high-tech, nano-matrix, dark purple fabric, which is pliable, soft and also glitters with a dark metallic sheen. The fabric is a layered micro-weave of Kevlar, Twaron and Heracron fibers, skinned with a titanium-ceramic alloy neurosymbioticmesh, resistant to heat, bladed weapons, falls, impacts and small-arms fire."

Got all that? More details and an image of the new Phantom costume can be found after the jump.

Sci Fi's "The Phantom" is currently scheduled to air in 2010 as a two-night, four-hour feature starring the recently announced Ryan Carnes as The Phantom, Isabella Rossellini as the villain Lithia, Cameron Goodman as Renny (The Phantom's love interest), and Sandrine Holt as The Phantom's advisor, Guran.

And just in case you wanted to know even more about The Phantom's new duds, here are specs offered up by Sci Fi:

"The nano-matrix fabric actually receives and amplifies intra-muscular nerve transmissions from the person wearing the suit to affect its density and movement - similar to modern bio-electronic prosthetics. Like an insect's exoskeleton, the mesh amplifies by a factor of 2.5 times the Phantom's normal output. The Phantom's ballistic vest and cowl helmet/mask are reinforced with contoured Chobham armor plates and wired for cellular and radio communication. The Phantom also wears black fatigues, and his purple and black boots are similar to sticky-soled rock-climbing shoes."

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I'm really not liking the current trend in superhero costumes; I understand not just wanting to do spandex, but the overly-complicated layered look makes me gag.

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