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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 »
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 »
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 »
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]
Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His name... Captain Scarlet.
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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 »
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 »
...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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