When the Mysterons threaten to destroy President Roberts within twelve hours, Scarlet is assigned as bodyguard to the sceptical President.

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Captain Scarlet (voice)
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Captain Blue (voice) (as Edward Bishop)
Donald Gray ...
Cy Grant ...
Elizabeth Morgan ...
Destiny Angel (voice) (as Liz Morgan)
Jeremy Wilkin ...
Captain Ochre / Tribune Control Operator (voice)
Janna Hill ...
Symphony Angel (voice)
Lian-Shin Yang ...
Harmony Angel (voice)
David Healy ...
President Roberts (voice)
Gary Files ...
Mervin Brand (voice)
Martin King ...
Vice President (voice)
Sylvia Anderson ...
Vice President's Wife (voice)
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When the Mysterons threaten to destroy President Roberts within twelve hours, Scarlet is assigned as bodyguard to the sceptical President.

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The Mysterons: This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us Earthmen. You continue your futile defence against us even though you must know you cannot succeed. In order to show you your ineffectiveness, we will deal you yet another crippling blow. We will destroy President Roberts within the next twelve hours.
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Humanity prevails, but only just
13 October 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I've always really liked 'The Launching' because of its sinister edge. For all of Spectrum's well-oiled security procedures, they're still susceptible to a Mysteron scheme. President Roberts is not only a man bt also an ocean liner, and it all really comes down to a last-minute discovery by Scarlet (as heroic as ever in this episode). They win, but only by an inch. I just find that fascinating; that the war's not cut-and-dried as winning or losing, but that fate steps in at the last moment, or they just plain get lucky. And the threat this week is given a boost of realism; there's a crowd and pandemonium ensues (more often than not a skirmish with the Mysterons happens away from the public).

Great episode.

8/10


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