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Kenneth Chisholm (email@example.com)
This was the first puppet series from Gerry Anderson that wasn't juvenile or aimed at younger viewers. The tone of "Captain Scarlet and the Mysterions" was considerably more gritty and violent. See more »
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 »
This is Captain Black, relaying instructions from the Mysterons on mars. You know what you must do.
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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 »
And what puppetry mastery it is. The time it took to make this show holds up well over time. The storylines are challenging, though as I age the repetitive nature of most TV and movies are wearing thin on my opinions of new things. Old stuff always holds up well. UFO keeps the same spirit, Space 1999 is showing wear and tear...
But Captain Scarlet presents an old idea in a new and fresh manner.
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