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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons 

A literally unkillable agent leads an international intelligence agency's fight against an extra-terrestrial terror campaign.
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Cast

Series cast summary:
Ed Bishop ...  Captain Blue / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Donald Gray Donald Gray ...  The Mysterons / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Francis Matthews ...  Captain Scarlet 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ...  Melody Angel / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Cy Grant Cy Grant ...  Lieutenant Green 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Janna Hill Janna Hill ...  Symphony Angel / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Elizabeth Morgan Elizabeth Morgan ...  Destiny Angel / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Paul Maxwell ...  Captain Grey / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ...  Captain Ochre / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ...  Captain Brown / ... 32 episodes, 1967-1968
Martin King Martin King ...  Guard / ... 29 episodes, 1967-1968
Gary Files Gary Files ...  Captain Magenta / ... 26 episodes, 1967-1968
David Healy David Healy ...  Commodore Goddard / ... 22 episodes, 1967-1968
Lian-Shin Yang Lian-Shin Yang ...  Harmony Angel 20 episodes, 1967-1968
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Storyline

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 Kenneth Chisholm (kchishol@rogers.com)

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1967 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Captain Scarlet See more »

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Budget:

£1,500,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

(32 episodes)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Following the F.A.B. acronym used in Thunderbirds, the characters in Captain Scarlet used S.I.G. as the way to say "acknowledged" "agreed" "understood" etc which stood for Spectrum is Green. No one is really sure what F.A.B. stood for although various possibilities have been put forward with the most agreed upon being "Fully Advised and Briefed". See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[repeated line]
Captain Black: This is Captain Black, relaying instructions from the Mysterons on mars. You know what you must do.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credit sequence of some early episodes ends with the spoken warning: "Captain Scarlet is indestructible. You are not - remember this. Do not try to imitate him." See more »

Alternate Versions

Initial prints of each episode of the series featured an opening instrumental theme tune, or with a voice over by Captain Blue. After concerns were raised about children copying Captain Scarlet's actions, later prints feature a warning at the end of the credits by Colonel White: "Captain Scarlet is indestructible. You are not - remember this. Do not try to imitate him". See more »

Connections

Referenced in Red Dwarf: All Change - Series III (2003) See more »

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If your action figures came to life, this would be it.
12 January 2004 | by mazoocSee all my reviews

Simple stories are probably the result of budget and material restrictions, which is what makes this show so great. Each has some basis in science, technology, or military. All fascinating subjects for "cool" television shows. It is as though a ten year old boy imagined 24 minute plot-lines and had an unlimited amount of model-builders to create a world in which those action figures live out his stories. If you ever played with toys and honed your skills enough to see your "controlling" hands disappear, you'll love Captain Scarlett. However, like watching Knight Rider as a kid, you may not love it so much now because that was a really dumb show. You've got to be able set your frame of mind, again, to that of childhood.


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