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Release Date:
29 September 1967 (UK) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Captain Scarlet is indestructible. You are not! Remember this. Do not try to imitate him!
Plot:
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Cast

 (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)
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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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Additional Details

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

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Trivia:
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 »
Quotes:
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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Featured in The 100 Greatest Scary Moments (2003) (TV)See more »

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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite Supermarionation, 26 December 2006
Author: johcafra from United States

CS&M's American-broadcast predecessors (Supercar, Fireball XL5, Stingray, Thunderbirds) prompted novelty, fun, and no small amount of wishful thinking on the part of this frustrated model railroader. Thunderbirds to me at least became a pleasurable engineering-problem-of-the-week. But CS&M was different, far different.

Invisible yet palpable evil was afoot. Characters that looked a lot more human got snuffed. Intentional catastrophes abounded or were openly threatened. And to confront this was SPECTRUM, sometimes arriving not quite in the nick of time.

It may have aimed for the kids, but it was adult fare, at times delivered with genuine style and suspense. (I suspect the producers later chose to tone things down, hence Joe 90 and The Secret Service.) And at all times it was delivered with outright craftsmanship, a superb meld of direction, stories, voice acting and characterization, photography and editing, production design, sound and musical score, and in-camera special effects.

If you're new to Supermarionation, don't mind the puppetry, kit-bashed models, tabletop explosions or rolling backgrounds, overlook the occasional wire and slot in the pavement, and just watch a show that has style. Because everything is scaled-down but filmed as realistically as practicable you'll get drawn into it faster than you think. For a sampler view the episodes "Winged Assassin," "Big Ben Strikes Again," "Manhunt," "Operation Time," "Shadow of Fear," "The Heart of New York," "Fire at Rig 15," "Traitor," "Noose of Ice" and "Attack on Cloudbase."

I don't quite know when I'll view the CGI successor series, but I suspect tastes have changed over time. CS&M's original premise has unquestionably grown spookier. Suffice it to say I've seen nothing like this before or since. Be surprised, and enjoy.

(UPDATE: I gradually view the new series' episodes. Though its imagery can dazzle, given the choice between "Hypermarionation" and, as another user puts it, "the luxuriously sedate menace of the 1967 original," I still prefer the latter.)

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