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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Season 1: Episode 32 -- A drugged Captain Blue awakes to find himself under interrogation on Cloudbase.


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29 September 1967 (UK) See more »
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 (Series Cast Summary - 14 of 16)
Francis Matthews ... Captain Scarlet (32 episodes, 1967-1968)

Ed Bishop ... Captain Blue (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Donald Gray ... The Mysterons / ... (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Cy Grant ... Lieutenant Green (31 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jeremy Wilkin ... Captain Ochre / ... (31 episodes, 1967-1968)
Paul Maxwell ... Captain Grey / ... (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
Elizabeth Morgan ... Destiny Angel / ... (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sylvia Anderson ... Melody Angel / ... (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Captain Brown / ... (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Martin King ... Guard / ... (26 episodes, 1967-1968)
Janna Hill ... Symphony Angel / ... (25 episodes, 1967-1968)
Gary Files ... Captain Magenta / ... (24 episodes, 1967-1968)
David Healy ... Commodore Goddard / ... (20 episodes, 1967-1968)
Lian-Shin Yang ... Harmony Angel (15 episodes, 1967-1968)

Series Directed by
Alan Perry (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ken Turner (8 episodes, 1967-1968)
Robert Lynn (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Brian Burgess (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Leo Eaton (3 episodes, 1968)
Series Writing credits
Gerry Anderson (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Sylvia Anderson (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tony Barwick (18 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter Curran (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
David Williams (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Shane Rimmer (3 episodes, 1967-1968)

Series Produced by
Gerry Anderson .... executive producer (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Read .... associate producer (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Reg Hill .... producer (29 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Original Music by
Barry Gray (30 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Cinematography by
Julien Lugrin (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Paddy Seale (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
Teddy Catford (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Film Editing by
Robert C. Dearberg (11 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Beaton (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harry MacDonald (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Production Design by
Keith Wilson (31 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Lageu (16 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Art Direction by
Grenville Nott (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bob Bell (8 episodes, 1967)
Series Production Management
Frank Hollands .... production manager (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Keith Lund .... assistant director (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Leo Eaton .... assistant director (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter Anderson .... assistant director (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ian Spurrier .... assistant director (4 episodes, 1968)
Ian Griffiths .... assistant director (3 episodes, 1968)
Series Art Department
Arthur Cripps .... property master (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tim Cooksey .... sculptor (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Terry Curtis .... sculptor (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Plugg Shutt .... sculptor (27 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bob Bell .... supervising art director (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Brown .... sculpting supervisor (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Sound Department
Don Brill .... dialogue editor (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter Pennell .... sound editor (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Peverill .... supervising sound editor (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Visual Effects by
Jack Kemsley .... visual effects second unit electronic developer (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter Wragg .... visual effects second unit director (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Derek Meddings .... supervising visual effects director / visual effects supervisor (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ted Wooldridge .... visual effects lighting cameraman: second unit / visual effects second unit lighting camera (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
Les Paul .... visual effects lighting cameraman: second unit / visual effects lighting cameraman / ... (20 episodes, 1967-1968)
Brian Burgess .... visual effects production manager (18 episodes, 1967-1968)
Shaun Whittacker-Cook .... visual effects director (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jimmy Elliott .... visual effects director (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Bert Mason .... visual effects lighting cameraman / visual effects lighting camera (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harry Ledger .... visual effects production manager (14 episodes, 1967-1968)
Noel Rowland .... visual effects camera operator: second unit (12 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ted Cutlack .... visual effects camera operator: second unit (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Shann .... visual effects camera operator: second unit (6 episodes, 1967-1968)
Harry Oakes .... visual effects lighting cameraman (5 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Derek Black .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Alan McDonald .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Nick Procopides .... camera operator (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ted Cutlack .... camera operator (10 episodes, 1968)
Ron Gallifant .... camera operator (7 episodes, 1967-1968)
Noel Rowland .... camera operator (5 episodes, 1967)
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Iris Richens .... wardrobe (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Editorial Department
Len Walter .... supervising editor (31 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Music Department
George Randall .... music editor (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Barry Gray .... musical director / music director (31 episodes, 1967-1968)
Series Other crew
Tony Barwick .... script editor (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Mary Turner .... puppetry coordinator / puppet coordinator (32 episodes, 1967-1968)
Christine Glanville .... puppetry supervisor (28 episodes, 1967-1968)
Desmond Saunders .... supervising director (23 episodes, 1967-1968)
Mel Cross .... puppeteer (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
Peter Johns .... puppeteer (17 episodes, 1967-1968)
James Cowan .... dialogue synchronization (15 episodes, 1967-1968)
Tony Bell .... dialogue synchronization (13 episodes, 1967-1968)
Jan King .... puppeteer (11 episodes, 1967-1968)
Judith Morgan .... puppeteer (10 episodes, 1967-1968)
Wanda Webb .... puppeteer / puppetry supervisor / ... (9 episodes, 1967-1968)
John Lane .... puppeteer (4 episodes, 1967-1968)
Ian Spurrier .... dialogue synchronization (2 episodes, 1967)

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Also Known As:
"Captain Scarlet" - USA (DVD title)
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25 min (32 episodes)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:G | UK:U | USA:TV-PG | USA:TV-G | USA:TV-PG (some episodes)

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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 »
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...See more »
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Referenced in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV)See more »


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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
An enjoyable series – the darkest and coolest of Anderson's shows, 30 July 2004
Author: bob the moo from United Kingdom

When man reaches Mars for an exploratory mission, a misunderstanding leads to an alien race called the Mysterons being attacked and responding with a cold war against Earth. Their main power is to duplicate humans and kill the real one without anyone noticing. With one of the original astronauts (Captain Black) under their control the Mysterons plot their attacks on Earth. Only the international intelligence organisation Spectrum stands in their way with their lead agent Captain Scarlet who has become indestructible having survived an attempt by the Mysterons to duplicate him.

I will completely acknowledge that the fact that I have watched this series since I was a child will colour my opinion of it and blind me to its failings, but my review is as fair as I can be! Tea-times on a Friday evening had me polishing my uniform for BB while watching this series (and then Man from Uncle) and I have probably seen the whole series several times (but am not such a fanboy as to own a copy). The plot is simple – each week the Mysterons come up with a plan to strike at Earth like terrorists, hitting small but high profile targets for maximum effect and each week the agents of Spectrum race to stop them. It is simple but effective and, at only 25 or so minutes long, it never has to stretch to fill its time.

The reason I prefer it to Anderson's other shows is a combination of things.

The theme music is wonderful and is known to everyone – memorable, cool and cheesy it is a perfect way to end each episode. The opening sequence is always creepy and is a good example of how this series is a little darker than Anderson's other stuff. While still being a million miles from being aimed at adults, the series is more interesting looking back on it; for me the most adult aspect of it is the fact that the hero can die every week which, for those of us with a love for the morbid, is a great attraction in the midst of all those shiny toys and colourful uniforms!

Of course it is still an Anderson series and it is entirely puppets – with all the limitations that that creates. The puppets move slowly and the models don't look real but all this you know before you even tune in! The actors are typically gruff (for the men) or feminine (for the Angels) and the puppets are good for what they are. The most memorable one is Scarlet who looks great and only benefits (in my book) for having much more than a passing resemblance to Cary Grant.

Overall this is very much of its time but it continues to get child viewers even if, one suspects, it is a viewing choice suggested by their parents. The model work and puppets are typically Anderson and the writing is frequently good, producing tight and enjoyable 20 minute episodes for the vast majority of the series and the creepy Mysterons acting as very effective bad guys and a great common plot device. As an adult it is my favourite of Anderson's series because of its darker edge. Scarlet may be indestructible but his death and sacrifice many times is still effective and the dark writing can be seen right down to the fact that the Mysterons are not inherently 'bad' and that this whole war of nerves is off the back of a human mistake! I'm not implying that this is complex but it is certainly interesting. A very cool series with a darker edge for adults and one that will always have me reminiscing!

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