A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.
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 Captain Scarlet (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Captain Blue (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Donald Gray ...
 The Mysterons / ... (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Cy Grant ...
 Lieutenant Green (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
 Captain Ochre / ... (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sylvia Anderson ...
 Melody Angel / ... (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Captain Grey / ... (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Elizabeth Morgan ...
 Destiny Angel / ... (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
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 Captain Brown / ... (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Martin King ...
 Guard / ... (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Janna Hill ...
 Symphony Angel / ... (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gary Files ...
 Captain Magenta / ... (25 episodes, 1967-1968)
David Healy ...
 Commodore Goddard / ... (21 episodes, 1967-1968)
Lian-Shin Yang ...
 Harmony Angel (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
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A misunderstanding on Mars provokes an alien race called the Mysterons to declare a war of nerves on Earth. Throughout the series, they continually make terrorist threats and attempt to follow through with their ability to create obedient duplicates of anyone they kill. Their key opponent is the international intelligence organization, Spectrum, whose agents are code-named according to various colours. Their top agent in this war is Captain Scarlet, an agent who was subjected to the duplication process, but was still alive at the time. As a result, his clone was able to shake off the Mysterons' control, but leaving being him indestructible and able to survive any wound. Together with his partners, Captain Blue and Spectrum's fighter squadron, The Angels, the now immortal Captain Scarlet must constantly struggle to thwart the Mysterons' ever present threats. Written by Kenneth Chisholm <kchishol@rogers.com>

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Captain Scarlet is indestructible. You are not! Remember this. Do not try to imitate him!


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29 September 1967 (UK)  »

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£1,500,000 (estimated)
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Real human hair was used for the marionette heads. Photographs of actual human eyes were used to increase the realism of the marionettes. After producing several series using cartoon-like marionettes with large heads (required to contain the electronics that operate the puppets' eyes and mouth mechanisms), Gerry Anderson was able to miniaturize the mechanisms further starting with this series, allowing more realistic-looking puppets to be used. See more »

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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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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 »

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Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #3.9 (1995) See more »

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Technically superior but lacks charm of 'Thunderbirds'
24 February 2003 | by (Bury, England) – See all my reviews

Anderson's follow up to 'Thunderbirds' is far more brutal and pessimistic about the future. Virtually every episode begins with the Mysterons murdering someone to 'reconstruct' them under their control. The puppets are technically superior to ThunderBirds, Stingray etc and the special effects by Derek Meddings and co are excellent. There are some nice touches-the multi-racial, equal opportunity organisation 'Spectrum', the puppet 'guest stars',particularly the Robert Mitchum lookalike, and the fact that Colonel White, the Spectrum commander and the Mysterons share the same voice (is this symbolically significant as opposed to Anderson economising on actors?).However, overall it lacked the charm and innocent appeal of its predecessors. For pedants like me there were also some holes in the basic concept. It was quietly forgotten that Captain Scarlet himself was not the original but a Mysteron reconstruction. Was there no danger of him being taken over again? Like the workings of the Star Trek transporter the exact nature of his indestructibility was left vague. In the opening credits he is shown to be bullet proof, but in the series itself he just seems to be able to recover quickly from catastrophic injuries. Anyway, as far as I recall none of the other Mysteron agents were indestructible so why was he? Anderson is reputedly remaking the series as of 2003 so perhaps we'll learn some answers. Hope it's better than some of his latter day shows like 'Terrahawks' and the abysmal 'Space Precinct'


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