Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–1968)

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Series cast summary:
Francis Matthews ...
 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)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...
 Captain Brown / ... (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Paul Maxwell ...
 Captain Grey / ... (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Elizabeth Morgan ...
 Destiny Angel / ... (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sylvia Anderson ...
 Melody Angel / ... (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
Martin King ...
 2nd Policeman / ... (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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The face and voice of Captain Scarlet were both based on Cary Grant. See more »

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The Mysterons: [Their last line, from series finale] This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know you can hear us, Earthmen. The powers of the Mysterons are infinite. We can distort space and time. We have shown you the consequences of your primitive and aggressive behavior. It has been decided by our Imperial Council that a peaceful settlement with the planet Earth might someday be possible. So we will spare you. Be warned, Earthmen: Your warlike behavior can only result in disaster for your planet. One day, ...
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Two versions of the closing credits were produced: early episodes use a mostly instrumental theme, while later episodes feature an actual theme song (both are based upon the same melody). See more »

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It will always be swinging
23 March 2000 | by (u.k) – See all my reviews

This show may have originally been made for kids but it is still loved by adults and kids alike. The voice of The Mysteron still sends shivers up my spine. I prefer it to Thunderbirds, although I still like Thunderbirds. The characters are much cooler in this, especially Captain Black - he kicks ass. I like those white aeroplane things, they're pretty cool. I always seem to like the bad guys more. Why will this show always be swinging? It so 60ish and it is 4 decades since then and it is still pretty popular. I remember when it made a comeback back in 93, that's how I first got into it. The one thing I did not like about the show was when the scene changed the picture would flash. I think Gerry Anderson's creations are the greatest.


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