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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 

A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.
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Series cast summary:
Ed Bishop ...  Captain Blue / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Donald Gray Donald Gray ...  The Mysterons / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Francis Matthews ...  Captain Scarlet 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ...  Melody Angel / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Cy Grant Cy Grant ...  Lieutenant Green 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Janna Hill Janna Hill ...  Symphony Angel / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Elizabeth Morgan Elizabeth Morgan ...  Destiny Angel / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Paul Maxwell ...  Captain Grey / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ...  Captain Ochre / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Captain Brown / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Martin King Martin King ...  Guard / ... 29 episodes, 1967-1968
Gary Files Gary Files ...  Captain Magenta / ... 26 episodes, 1967-1968
David Healy ...  Commodore Goddard / ... 22 episodes, 1967-1968
Lian-Shin Yang Lian-Shin Yang ...  Harmony Angel 20 episodes, 1967-1968
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Storyline

In the year 2067, Earth receives a mysterious signal from Mars, a newly formed international intelligence and anti-terrorist organization, Spectrum, whose agents are code-named according to various colours. Spectrum sends one of their top agent Captain Black on a mission to find the signal source. He and his crew discover a hidden alien race called The Mysterons, who are curious about Earth and it's inhabitants and sent the signals to meet new life. However Black mistakes a camera for a cannon and orders an attack on the Mysteron complex. This misunderstanding provokes the Mysterons to declare a war of nerves on Earth and throughout the series, they continually make terrorist threats to either kill VIP's such as world leaders, destroy locations such as cities and countries, and in some cases even entire continents. They then attempt to follow through with their threats by using what the Mysterons call "the ability of Retrometablism", simply put they can create an exact duplicate of ... Written by Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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The Mysterons, sworn enemies of Earth, possessing the ability to recreate an exact likeness of an object or person... but first they must destroy. Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His name... Captain Scarlet. See more »


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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Scarlet See more »

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Budget:

GBP1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Gerry Anderson explained in a DVD audio commentary why Symphony Angel's hair became shorter after a few episodes - it was thought she looked too much like Destiny Angel with long hair, so it was cropped to shoulder length. See more »

Goofs

The type of powers the Mysterons have and what they can and can't do change through out the series. Eg. In the episode Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Winged Assassin they crash a plane with there powers yet they don't bother using that particular power to take control of spectrum's vehicles when they try and stop them. Whilst this probably makes sense story telling wise e.g. to stop the Mysterons appearing too overpowered and wining the war all the time. It does raise the question of the limits of there powers. See more »

Quotes

[Intro]
Narrator: The Mysterons, sworn enemies of Earth, possessing the ability to recreate an exact likeness of an object or person... but first they must destroy.
[cat howls, gun fires]
Narrator: Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His name... Captain Scarlet.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit sequence of some early episodes ends with the spoken warning: "Captain Scarlet is indestructible. You are not - remember this. Do not try to imitate him." See more »

Alternate Versions

For the original broadcast, commercial breaks were heralded with the familiar 7 beat staccato drum (used for scene transitions) inter-cutting with the final scene and the Spectrum Logo zooming out. The resuming of the program was then heralded with a repeat, this time with the opening scene inter-cut with the Spectrum Logo zooming in. Though this is present on DVD and Blu ray releases, for airings on the BBC and original video releases, this was re-edited so that instead of the Spectrum Logo zooming in/out, the closing and opening scenes either side of the commercial break were simply inter-cut with each other making it a standard scene transition. See more »

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Follows Supercar (1961) See more »

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User Reviews

this was fun. We thought these were actors...
27 November 2002 | by gazzo-2See all my reviews

...No joke, as a 6 year old I watched this right after seeing Giant Robot, we were in heavon. Could NOT get enough, though those Mysterons and their 'Twin orbs of light' were enough to send us scurrying behind the couch...

Haven't seen it since though.

*** from memory.


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