The Mysterons threaten to obliterate North America, but Spectrum is left without its number one agent when Scarlet is dismissed for gambling offences.

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Sylvia Anderson ...
Melody Angel (voice)
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Captain Blue / Narrator (voice) (as Edward Bishop)
Gary Files ...
Kramer / Croupier / Security Chief (voice)
Cy Grant ...
Donald Gray ...
David Healy ...
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Janna Hill ...
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Martin King ...
Steele / Attendant (voice)
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Captain Scarlet (voice)
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Elizabeth Morgan ...
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Lian-Shin Yang ...
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(voice) (as Charles Tingwell) (credit only)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Captain Ochre / Barman (voice)
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The Mysterons threaten to obliterate North America, but Spectrum is left without its number one agent when Scarlet is dismissed for gambling offences.

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1 December 1967 (UK)  »

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The Mysterons: This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us Earthmen. We will deal another crushing blow. We told you we intend to obliterate the subcontinent of North America. We will be avenged.
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Scarlet goes bad. But wait!
14 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

'Special Assignment' kicks off on a pretty serious note, with Captain Scarlet blowing his Spectrum career on a gambling spree. It's not long before he finds himself being bounced out of ritzy jazz clubs and languishing in a hotel.

Turns out it was an undercover operation (hastily organized and implemented) with Scarlet ferreting out a Mysteron attack on Nuclear City. The jig is up and Spectrum swoops in, the bad guys are dealt with and everyone has a laugh in the end. It all works out, but there's still some awkwardness due to the secretive nature of the project. Colonel White's sort of a dick when Green and Blue go maverick ("Idiots! You nearly jeopardized the whole operation!") and it's kind of a funny scene. But the opening with Scarlet's reckless wagering is enough of a stumper. I like this one, mostly because of the moody sets and subversive action. It changes up the show's formula pretty well.

7/10


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