Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

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"The finger is on the trigger... about to unleash a force with terrible powers, beyond the comprehension of man. This force we shall know as, the Mysterons. This man will be our hero, for fate will make him indestructible. His name, Captain Scarlet." -- introduction by Captain Blue (Ed Bishop). Captain Scarlet And The Mysterons debuted on the U.K. terrestrial television network, ATV (the Midlands region only, at first), on Friday, 29 September 1967 at 5:25 p.m. After the "The Mysterons" was aired, the series immediately began to attract to-be addicted fans of all ages, and since then, it still has, with credit due to several re-runs on the likes of ITV (1985-1986), BBC 2 (1993-1994/2001-2002 - the channel which aired the digitally re-mastered prints for the first time, cleaned up and painstakingly restored by BBC Resources and Carlton), Sky One (2002-2003), and in the mid-90s, Bravo. The remaining 31 episodes were aired throughout the autumn and winter seasons of 1967, ending with ATV transmitting the series' final episode, "The Inquisition" on Tuesday 14th May 1968. Although only 32 episodes were produced, they all still consist of unique, though-provoking and original entertainment, in both adult-written and well-structured script-writing (with special thanks to script editor Tony Barwick, who wrote an amazing 18 scripts, and was shockingly not credited for this), expensive and truly-realistic miniature special effects and pyrotechnics (with a second thanks to the late Derek Meddings, who worked on various 1974-1995 James Bond 007 motion pictures, all 3 of the original Superman motion pictures and the original Batman movie) and the most advanced puppet techniques tested and tried to the limit and brought to our screens.moreless
Charles "Bud" Tingwell

Charles "Bud" Tingwell

Dr. Fawn

Cy Grant

Cy Grant

Lieutenant Green (Seymour Griffiths)

Jeremy Wilkin

Jeremy Wilkin

Captain Ochre (Richard Fraser)

Sylvia Anderson

Sylvia Anderson

Melody Angel (Magnolia Jones)

Lois Maxwell

Lois Maxwell

Various Voices

Ed Bishop

Ed Bishop

Captain Blue (Adam Svenson)

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SUBMIT REVIEW
  • My favorite Gerry Anderson show

    10
    I absolutely love this show, it is one of my absolute favorite Gerry Anderson marionation works from the 60's. Man he was busy back then, but i'm not complaining, I love them all. Barry Gray's compositions are one of the many aspects, he gave such great music compositions, which made his series oh so more exciting! I love Science Fiction series, despite the lack of humor in this particular one, it's exciting and mysterious. Captain Black in particular is my favorite, despite working against Earth (do I care?). The Mysterons in general though are my favorites I guess. I somewhat feel bad for them as they just wanted "a closer look" and their just fired upon.



    All in all, I prefer the original marionation from the 60's, rather than "Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet" in CGI. And of course alot more so than the slaughtered version of Captain Scarlet in the US made as two movies!moreless
  • Captain Scarlet is a my favourite Gerry Anderson tv show.

    9.5
    Captain Scarlet is the darkest puppet show which Gerry Anderson created. The puppets looked the most life like compared to the other puppet shows he created before Captian Scarlet. Captain Scarlet appealed to me more then the other Gerry Anderson shows as is dark and has the best action sequences compared to the other Gerry Anderson shows.



    Captain Magenta is the funniest chracter in the series, especially in the episode - Attack On Cloudbase, which is my favourite episode of the series. I think the episodes were to short as Thunderbirds episodes were 1 hour long, why was Captain Scarlet not hour long like Thunderbirds?moreless
  • I loved the characters in this show, I loved the Angels best and Doctor Fawn.

    8.8
    Not sure why I loved this show, but even now at a ripe old age I still love it. I use to watch the Thunderbirds too but Captain Scarlet just really appealed to me. These days I love the simplisity of the show, the special effects are very obvious today, but back when I was little I never noticed the glaring errors, the strings ect ect. Being in the country we missed out on many episodes now with Pay tv I am able to watch them all and in sequence too. The human touch too was good you would see the "human" hand turning a knob or something. Truely unique for its era.moreless
  • I had a good laugh out of watching Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. In fact, not that the show was particularly humorous but there was something special, something unique that brought a smile to my face when I watched this.moreless

    10
    I had a good laugh out of watching Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. In fact, not that the show was particularly humorous but there was something special, something unique that brought a smile to my face when I watched this. Definitely one of the highlights of my television experience this month.

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