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About Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, often referred to solely as Captain Scarlet, is a 1960s science-fiction TV series produced by Gerry Anderson’s company – Century 21 Productions.

Captain Scarlet was first broadcast on ATV Midlands from September 1967 to May 1968, it has since been transmitted in more than 40 other countries, including the United States, Australia, New Zealand and Japan. As in many other of Gerry Anderson’s most famous

As in many other of Gerry Anderson’s most famous television series, the characters are presented as marionette puppets alongside scale model sets and special effects in a filming technique that the Andersons termed “Supermarionation”.

Captain Scarlet with Captain Blue and Lieutenant Green

Logline

In 2068, the indestructible Captain Scarlet leads the agents of Spectrum in a war of nerves against the Mysterons from Mars.

Production Details

Century 21 Television/ITC – 1967
32 episodes x 25 mins

Key Crew

Executive Producer: Gerry Anderson
Producer: Reg Hill
Associate Producer: John Read
Director Supervising Series: Desmond Saunders
Directors: Desmond SaundersDavid LaneBrian BurgessRobert Lynn,
Alan PerryKen Turner & Leo Eaton
Characters Created by Sylvia Anderson
Lighting Cameraman: Julien LugrinPaddy Seale & Ted Catford
Supervising Art Director: Bob Bell
Art Director: Grenville Nott
Production Designer: Keith Wilson
Script Editor: Tony Barwick
Supervising Visual Effects Director: Derek Meddings
Visual Effects Directors: Shaun Whittacker-Cook & Jimmy Elliott
Music Composed and Directed by Barry Gray

Voice Cast

Francis Matthews, Sylvia Anderson, Martin King, Ed Bishop, Jeremy Wilkin, David Healy, Liz Morgan, Paul Maxwell, Shane Rimmer, Donald Gray, Gary Files, Neil McCallum, Cy Grant, Charles Tingwell, Janna Hill, Lian Shin

The Angels in Captain Scarlet Seek and Destroy

Episodes

No.TitleDirected byWritten byOriginal Air DateProduction No.Recommended Broadcast No.
1“The Mysterons”Desmond SaundersGerry & Sylvia Anderson29 September 196711
When their city on Mars is attacked by human astronauts under the command of Spectrum’s Captain Black, the Mysterons vow to destroy all life on Earth. The aliens’ first objective is the assassination of the World President.
2“Winged Assassin”David LaneTony Barwick6 October 196722
No longer under the Mysterons’ control, but retaining their power of “retro-metabolism”, Captain Scarlet joins Spectrum’s operation to protect the aliens’ next target – the Director General of the United Asian Republic.
3“Big Ben Strikes Again”Brian BurgessTony Barwick13 October 196733
The Mysterons target London with a stolen nuclear reactor.
4“Manhunt”Alan PerryTony Barwick20 October 196754
After Captain Black inadvertently exposes himself to radiation, thus making himself detectable on long-range Geiger counters, Spectrum mobilises its forces to apprehend the Mysterons’ primary agent.
5“Avalanche”Brian BurgessShane Rimmer27 October 19671111
The Mysterons launch a series of crippling attacks on the Frost Line Outer Space Defence System in Canada.
6“White as Snow”Robert LynnPeter Curran & David Williams3 November 196788
The Mysterons threaten to assassinate the commander-in-chief of Spectrum, Colonel White.
7“The Trap”Alan PerryAlan Pattillo10 November 19671713
The Mysterons threaten to assassinate the commanders of Earth’s armed forces.
8“Operation Time”Ken TurnerRichard Conway & Stephen J. Mattick17 November 196766
The Mysterons cryptically threaten to “kill time” – which, as Spectrum discovers, is a reference to a prominent army general.
9“Spectrum Strikes Back”Ken TurnerTony Barwick24 November 19671010
Following the events of “Operation Time”, Spectrum has created two anti-Mysteron devices, both of which are given an early field test when the secret conference hosting the unveiling is sabotaged.
10“Special Assignment”Robert LynnTony Barwick1 December 19672014
The Mysterons vow to destroy the entire North American continent.
11“The Heart of New York”Alan PerryTony Barwick8 December 19671316
The Mysterons threaten to destroy the “heart” of New York City.
12“Lunarville 7”Robert LynnTony Barwick15 December 19671615
The Lunar Controller declares the Moon neutral in the “war of nerves” between Earth and Mars. Dispatched to investigate suspicious activity on the satellite’s far side, Scarlet, Captain Blue and Lieutenant Green make a shocking discovery.
13“Point 783”Robert LynnPeter Curran & David Williams22 December 196745
The Mysterons threaten to assassinate the Supreme Commander of Earth Forces.
14“Model Spy”Ken TurnerBill Hedley29 December 19671818
A French intelligence chief, known publicly as a leading fashion designer, is targeted by Mysteron reconstructions of two of his models.
15“Seek and Destroy”Alan PerryPeter Curran & David Williams5 January 196899
The Mysterons threaten to kill one of Spectrum’s Angel pilots.
16“Renegade Rocket”Brian BurgessRalph Hart19 January 196877
The Mysterons engineer the launch of an experimental variable geometry rocket.
17“Crater 101”Ken TurnerTony Barwick26 January 19682221
Following the events of “Lunarville 7”, Scarlet, Blue and Green return to the Moon to destroy the Mysteron’s newly completed base in the Humboldt Sea.
18“Shadow of Fear”Robert LynnTony Barwick2 February 19681212
With the help of an observatory in the Himalayas, Spectrum lands a probe on the Martian moon Phobos to perform detailed orbital reconnaissance of the red planet.
19“Dangerous Rendezvous”Brian BurgessTony Barwick9 February 19681922
Following the events of “Crater 101”, the Mysterons threaten to destroy Cloudbase. Exploiting the unique properties of the crystal pulsator recovered from the Mysterons’ lunar complex, Spectrum contacts the aliens directly in an attempt to make peace.
20“Fire at Rig 15”Ken TurnerBryan Cooper16 February 19681419
The Mysterons target the oil refinery that supplies fuel for all of Spectrum’s vehicles.
21“Treble Cross”Alan PerryTony Barwick23 February 19682824
The Mysterons threaten to destroy the world capital, Futura City.
22“Flight 104”Robert LynnTony Barwick1 March 19682426
The Mysterons vow to sabotage a Spectrum conference in Switzerland that will determine the manner of Earth’s return to Mars.
23“Place of Angels”Leo EatonLeo Eaton8 March 19682327
Threatening to destroy the “Place of the Angels”, the Mysterons engineer the theft of a lethal virus from a research centre.
24“Noose of Ice”Ken TurnerTony Barwick12 March 19682723
The Mysterons target an Arctic mine that is extracting a metal to be used to construct a new Earth space fleet.
25“Expo 2068”Leo EatonShane Rimmer26 March 19682928
The Mysterons threaten to obliterate the entire Atlantic Seaboard of North America.
26“The Launching”Brian BurgessPeter Curran & David Williams2 April 19681529
When the Mysterons seemingly threaten the President of the United States with assassination, Spectrum implements maximum security measures around his residence. But as the Mysterons’ self-imposed deadline approaches, Scarlet realises that the organisation is protecting the wrong target.
27“Codename Europa”Alan PerryDavid Lee9 April 19682530
A reconstructed electronics professor targets Europe’s three most powerful statesmen.
28“Inferno”Alan PerryTony Barwick & Shane Rimmer16 April 19683125
The Mysterons threaten to destroy an irrigation complex in South America.
29“Traitor”Alan PerryTony Barwick23 April 19682117
Scarlet and Blue investigate a series of Spectrum hovercraft crashes in the Australian Outback to expose a traitor in the organisation.
30“Flight to Atlantica”Leo EatonTony Barwick30 April 19682620
After drinking drugged champagne, Captains Blue and Ochre launch a bombing campaign of the world’s most important naval complex, Atlantica.
31“Attack on Cloudbase”Ken TurnerTony Barwick7 May 19683031
The Mysterons themselves arrive on Earth to destroy Cloudbase.
32“The Inquisition”Ken TurnerTony Barwick14 May 19683232
Blue is drugged and wakes up three months later facing questioning from a man claiming to be from Spectrum Intelligence.

 

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