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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According to background information about some of the characters produced by Century 21 for its publications, "Captain Scarlet" takes place a few years after the events of "Stingray" (1963), with some SPECTRUM personnel actually veterans of the earlier show's WASP organization. None of this was mentioned on screen, however. 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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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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Followed by The Incredible Voyage of Stingray (1980) See more »

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Nothing beats the original!
21 March 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons...

In my opinion, Gerry Anderson's greatest Supermarionation series if not the best series he ever made. This show is so full of memorable characters, quotes and of course the theme tune. It is very exciting and tense.

Well, I am a slightly blood-thirsty person! and i quite like violent films, so Captain Scarlet is great! There is sometimes a bit of blood, but nothing too extreme. This is why Anderson series' are cult classics; they know how fare to go with violence and themes. This is why it is ideal for fans of all ages! Nothing is too complicated or over-done.

The voice acting is probably the best of any Supermarionation show and almost every episode keeps you glued to the screen! The only thing which has stopped me from giving this show a 10 is the fact that I wish they were a little longer to develop supporting characters. Never the less most of the episodes are good at their own length.

I think that this is superior to the New Captain Scarlet computer generated show because everything is REAL. The problem with CGI shows is that explosions and effects are not real which I think is not as impressive. The visual effects by Derek Medding's team for Captain Scarlet are great like everything he did.

I grew up watching this series and hope that many more people believe that this show is better than the new one. It is dark and authentic, so what more do you want? Long live Captain Scarlet! Thanks for reading, godzilla1991


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