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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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Cast

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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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

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 »

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

[repeated line]
Captain Black: This is Captain Black, relaying instructions from the Mysterons on mars. You know what you must do.
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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

Four episodes were edited together with some new special effects for a 1980 TV Movie titled Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons. A further compilation of the four lunar based episodes were compiled a year later for a sequel entitled Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars. See more »

Connections

Referenced in What's Up Doc?: Episode #2.7 (1993) See more »

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Adult action, puppetry execution
9 December 2002 | by kineticaSee all my reviews

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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