Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, often referred to as Captain Scarlet, is a 1960s British science-fiction television series produced by the Century 21 Productions company of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson, John Read and Reg Hill. 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. Characters are presented as marionette puppets alongside scale model sets and special effects in a filming technique that the Andersons termed "Supermarionation". This technology incorporated solenoid motors as a means of synchronising the puppet's lip movements with pre-recorded dialogue. Set in 2068, Captain Scarlet presents the hostilities between Earth and a race of Martians known as the Mysterons. After human astronauts attack their city on Mars, the vengeful Mysterons declare war on Earth, initiating a series of reprisals that are countered by Spectrum, a worldwide security organisation. Spectrum boasts the extraordinary abilities of its primary agent, Captain Scarlet. During the events of the pilot episode, Scarlet acquires the Mysteron healing power of "retro-metabolism" and is thereafter considered to be virtually "indestructible", being able to recover fully from injuries that would normally be fatal.
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S01 E01Sep 29, 1967
The Mysterons 2068 A.D. â€“ Captain Black, an highly-regarded senior agent of the world security organisation, Spectrum, makes an uncanny mistake while conducting a research discovery mission on Mars, trying to evaluate where a set of mysterious signals have been originating from. But while doing so, he mistakes a surveillance device for a defence weapon, when discovering a massively-scaled, futuristic complex, built and controlled by an unknown force, who specifically call themselves ""The Mysterons"". Unintentionally destroying the peaceful colony, Black is taken over by the hostile power, and from there on, will be the Mysterons' primary instrument to devise their acts of retaliation, swearing upon their declaration that they will annihilate all life on Earth and will unleash a very extensive war of nerves upon the innocent planet. To make their unveiling statement known, they plan to kill the World President, and in order to accomplish their first attack; the Mysterons cause the car which Captains S
S01 E02Oct 6, 1967
Winged Assassin A Mysteron sniper performs an unsuccessful attempt on the forces' new target: The Director General of the United Asian Republic, with Captain Grey arriving in the nick of time, and succeeding in disposing of the eavesdropping gunman. From there on, all personnel from Cloudbase and Spectrum H.Q. â€“ London, along with the recovering Captain Scarlet, and his original partner Captain Blue, are dispatched to protect the Director General at all costs, whom has made arrangements to return to his home country. But the Spectrum officers are completely unaware of the inbound Mysteron-reconstructed civilian Stratojet airliner, the enemies' tool to fix and complete their assassination upon the important international foreign figure.
S01 E03Oct 13, 1967
Big Ben Strikes Again In the centre of London, the capital of England, a double police-escorted transporter, carrying a nuclear explosive device, built for civilian use, seemingly goes out of control, shaking of its' motor guards and its driver regaining conscience in a back alley. The transporter, now in the remote-controlled possession of the Mysterons, has been hidden in an under construction car park. Captains Scarlet and Blue are assigned to investigate the drivers' mysterious discovery, that the famous Big Ben clock struck 13 times, which may be a clue to finding the transporter, before it destroys the whole of Central London. However, the driver's founding's are more than unreliable due to his perplexed state of memory.
S01 E04Oct 20, 1967
Manhunt At the Culver Atomic Centre, located in Yorkshire, England, Captain Black accidentally exposes himself to a short-term radioactive isotope, when detected by the security guards, causing his hesitation. Although the isotope is physically harmless, it makes him a straight-forward target when using radiation-tracking systems during Spectrum's full-scale manhunt, to uncover and apprehend the Mysteron agent. But when the organisation is decoyed, Black manages to kidnap Symphony Angel, who disobeys direct orders from Colonel White. Instead of maintaining her aerial surveillance mission, she finds herself on death-row, in a radiation chamber, and Black in absolute control, with the judgment of killing her, or letting her go free.
S01 E05Oct 27, 1967
Avalanche The Frost Line Outer Defence Base Network, is endangered by the Mysterons when they destroy a maintenance truck, murdering it's engineer/driver in the process, as a cover to infiltrate the defence bases sited in Northern Canada, where the Mysteronised engineer intends to proceed in removing all oxygen from the bases' self-contained atmosphere. With bases' ""Red Deer"" and ""Carriboo"" already taken down, the next base in the ring, ""Big Bear"", is the Mysterons' final target, but if the base is attacked also, the commander-in-chief of the defence network plans to commence a vengeful missile strike on Mars, where the main Mysteron complexes are established. Colonel White desperately wants to prevent this from happening, and so, he assigns Lieutenant Green to his first off-base, ""in-the-field"" assignment, along with Captain Scarlet, to evaluate just how the bases are being cut off, and stop the maintenance engineer from triggering off a global disaster.
S01 E06Nov 3, 1967
White as Snow When a radio station relay and communications satellite is recreated by the Mysterons and its course altered towards Cloudbase, Colonel White orders the fatal missile to be destroyed before it collides with the aerial base. Infuriated at his superior for dis-regarding the non-existent, but beknown to Scarlet, lives of the men on-board the satellite, he declines White's proposition to be temporary commander-in-chief of Cloudbase, and therefore, the offer is handed to the honoured Captain Blue. Leaving for a surreptitious destination, which only White has exposed to Lieutenant Green, and with harsh instructions not to publish it to anyone at all, he arrives on-board the USS Panther II submarine, with the alias Robert Snow, where shortly after one of the ensign officers is, with intent, murdered and reconstructed by the Mysterons in their newest play of vengeance to kill Colonel White.
S01 E07Nov 10, 1967
The Trap A World Air Force plane, carrying Commodore Goddard and his right-hand man, and being escorted by Melody Angel, is struck by a shocking clash of thunder and lightning, and crashes, directly becoming the object to be reconstructed by the Mysterons. The force broadcasts it's current threat, that they aim to kill all 10 of the worlds' top air-chiefs, who make up the executive Supreme Command of the World Air Force, who want to discuss a plan to dissolve the war of nerves between Earth and the hostile force. They plan on doing so, by holding an International Air Conference at the loneliest location in Europe and the UK; Glen Garry Castle, in Scotland, which the Mysteronised Goddard has chosen to hold the conference to be. This is however unknown to Colonel White, who is awaiting the approval from Captain Scarlet, that the castle's security is set up and approved. After she brings the delegates to the castle, to start the conference, Symphony Angel is taken prisoner, as is Captain Scarlet,