Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967–1968)

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Series cast summary:
Francis Matthews ...
 Captain Scarlet (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
 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)


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 <>

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


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Release Date:

29 September 1967 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Captain Scarlet  »

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£1,500,000 (estimated)

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(32 episodes)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Zero-X Martian Exploration Vehicle was also featured in the film Thunderbirds Are GO (1966), also created by Gerry Anderson. See more »


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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Crazy Credits

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 »


Referenced in The Thick of It: Episode #4.1 (2012) See more »

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If your action figures came to life, this would be it.
12 January 2004 | by (Philadlelphia, PA, USA) – See all my reviews

Simple stories are probably the result of budget and material restrictions, which is what makes this show so great. Each has some basis in science, technology, or military. All fascinating subjects for "cool" television shows. It is as though a ten year old boy imagined 24 minute plot-lines and had an unlimited amount of model-builders to create a world in which those action figures live out his stories. If you ever played with toys and honed your skills enough to see your "controlling" hands disappear, you'll love Captain Scarlett. However, like watching Knight Rider as a kid, you may not love it so much now because that was a really dumb show. You've got to be able set your frame of mind, again, to that of childhood.

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