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The Mysterons 

After a misunderstanding on the planet Mars, a war is started between humans and an alien race called The Mysterons. Thier first act of revenge is to try and assassinate The World President.

Director:

Desmond Saunders

Writers:

Gerry Anderson (format), Sylvia Anderson (format) | 3 more credits »
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Episode cast overview:
Sylvia Anderson Sylvia Anderson ... (voice) (credit only)
Ed Bishop ... Captain Blue / Narrator (voice) (as Edward Bishop)
Cy Grant Cy Grant ... Lieutenant Green (voice)
Donald Gray Donald Gray ... Colonel White / Captain Black / The Mysterons (voice)
Janna Hill Janna Hill ... (voice) (credit only)
Francis Matthews ... Captain Scarlet (voice)
Paul Maxwell ... World President (voice)
Elizabeth Morgan Elizabeth Morgan ... Destiny Angel / Rhapsody Angel / Harmony Angel (voice) (as Liz Morgan)
Charles 'Bud' Tingwell ... Captain Brown / Lieutenant Dean / Helicopter A42 Pilot / Spectrum HQ, London (voice) (as Charles Tingwell)
Jeremy Wilkin Jeremy Wilkin ... Human Captain Black / Delta Garage Attendant / Radio Announcer (voice)
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Captain Black mistakes a Mysteron camera for a cannon, which I understand since it looks like one, and attacks a Mysteron complex. The Mysterons misunderstand and start a war of nerves, putting Captain Black under their control. They threaten to kill the World President. Captain Scarlet and Brown are killed and reconstructed by the Mysterons. The first attempt fails, and during the second attempt Colonel White discovers that the Captain Brown that escorted the president wasn't really Captain Brown, and that Captain Scarlet is under the control of the Mysterons as well. This means the President is in danger. Written by movieguy3

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 September 1967 (UK) See more »

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Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Mysterons are usually thought of as an invisible enemy based on Mars but the reality is that there are no Mysterons on Mars: Spectrum is only fighting the computers they left behind centuries earlier. See more »

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[to the crew of the MEV]
The Mysterons: Earthmen, we are peaceful beings and you have tried to destroy us, but you cannot succeed. You and your people will pay for this act of aggression. This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us Earthmen. Our retaliation will be slow, but nonetheless effective. It will mean the ultimate destruction of life on Earth. It will be useless for you to resist for we have discovered the secret of reversing matter as you have just witnessed. One of you will be ...
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An assured launch
13 October 2016 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

You've gotta admit, it takes some nerve to kill off your hero in the first episode. As the series opener, this explains (as well as any of the episodes do) the origin of Earth's war of nerves with the Mysterons. I feel kinda bad for Captain Black. Brown at least had some dialogue before he turned bad and was killed off. But Black's there for a couple minutes, the martians are attached, and now he's their evil puppet (no pun intended). No characterization. And what made them choose him for the role and not the two other guys in the Mars rover? Such a heavy fate left unexplained.

Regardless, this is a first-rate series opener. It perfectly sets the show's trademark paranoid tone, and for a kids show, this is fairly serious stuff. But it doesn't skimp on the action, and the pacing is excellent.

8/10


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