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 Sep 29, 1967 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 Oct 6, 1967 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 Oct 13, 1967 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 Oct 20, 1967 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 E08Nov 17, 1967
Operation Time Nov 17, 1967 General J.F. Tiempo, the Commander of the Western Regional World Defence Government, is submitted to the Mysteron's next punishment target, and the doctor who will perform a major and much-required operation on Tiempo is eradicated during a dramatic car crash involving Captain Black, and reconstructed by the Mysterons. Spectrum are still befuddled on how the force have declared their act of retaliation as to ""kill time"", but Captain Magenta eventually cracks the dilemma and an elaborate game is underway by the Spectrum personnel, in order to trap the person who will take the life of the General, but two advantaging surprises are about to be opened by the Spectrum officers, which will undoubtedly assist them immensely in their contemporary battle with the Mysterons. But, what they don't realise, is that the doctor who will pefrom the neurosurgery operation on the General is a Mysteron killer.
S01 E13Dec 22, 1967
Point 783 Dec 22, 1967 A modern generation kind of tank, the Unitron â€“ a deadly computer-assisted vehicle, is seized by the Mysterons to destroy the Supreme Commander of the Earth Forces, when he is escorted by Captain Blue to the tanks' testing range field in the Sahara desert. Two of the Commander's highest-ranking officers, Colonel Storm and Major Brooks, while en route to the SHEF headquarters, are killed in an explosive collision in a mountain-integrated tunnel, involving their car and a gasoline tanker truck, and consequently revived back to life with Mysteronised bodies. Both men are used as composers to complete the Mysteron's threat, with Major Brooks' attempt becoming unsuccessful, but Colonel Storm's turning into a life-threatening situation when accompanying the Supreme Commander to Point 783, the acting command post where the two test co-ordinators are carrying out final tests with the Unitron, but little do they know that the Mysterons have programmed the mighty formidable weapon to seek and de