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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
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For the original release of videos in the 80s, Channel 5 released a set of 8 tapes each varying between 3-5 episodes on each. However, on the first 2 volumes, they chose to put out the compilation film Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars (1981) as the first volume, and Captain Scarlet vs. the Mysterons (1980) as the second volume, thus creating a major continuity error as the introductory pilot episode was part of the latter's compilation (which had also been compiled first). This also meant the 8 episodes used to compile the 2 'movies' were omitted from the individual episodes that followed on the further 5 tapes. Polygram in 1992 repackaged the set but released them with the same content. In 2001, Carlton (along with a new DVD set) released 8 new VHS tapes with the correct series order content on them. See more »
The type of powers the Mysterons have and what they can and can't do change through out the series. Eg. In the episode Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Winged Assassin they crash a plane with there powers yet they don't bother using that particular power to take control of spectrum's vehicles when they try and stop them. Whilst this probably makes sense story telling wise e.g. to stop the Mysterons appearing too overpowered and wining the war all the time. It does raise the question of the limits of there powers. See more »
[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. So we will spare you. Be warned, Earthmen: Your warlike behavior can only result in disaster for your planet. One day, ...
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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 »
For the original broadcast, commercial breaks were heralded with the familiar 7 beat staccato drum (used for scene transitions) inter-cutting with the final scene and the Spectrum Logo zooming out. The resuming of the program was then heralded with a repeat, this time with the opening scene inter-cut with the Spectrum Logo zooming in. Though this is present on DVD and Blu ray releases, for airings on the BBC and original video releases, this was re-edited so that instead of the Spectrum Logo zooming in/out, the closing and opening scenes either side of the commercial break were simply inter-cut with each other making it a standard scene transition. See more »
...No joke, as a 6 year old I watched this right after seeing Giant Robot, we were in heavon. Could NOT get enough, though those Mysterons and their 'Twin orbs of light' were enough to send us scurrying behind the couch...
Haven't seen it since though.
*** from memory.
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