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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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The voice of the Mysterons, and hence that of Captain Black as a Mysteron agent, was produced by having Donald Gray read his lines as its provider at normal speed whilst the tape recorder was accelerated; when the tape recording was played back at normal speed, the sound of Gray's voice became deeper and slower than his own, and hence more ominous and menacing. See more »
In Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons: Spectrum Strikes Back it is mentioned that the only thing that can kill a Mysteron agent is high voltage electricity and that Spectrum has made an anti-Mysteron gun. However in both previous and following episodes we see normal guns with bullets killing Mysteron agents. Plus the Mysteron Gun does not appear in any other episodes except this one. See more »
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]
Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His name... Captain Scarlet.
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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 »
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 »
And what puppetry mastery it is. The time it took to make this show holds up well over time. The storylines are challenging, though as I age the repetitive nature of most TV and movies are wearing thin on my opinions of new things. Old stuff always holds up well. UFO keeps the same spirit, Space 1999 is showing wear and tear...
But Captain Scarlet presents an old idea in a new and fresh manner.
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