Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Season 1 Episode 30

Flight To Atlantica

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Aired Friday 5:25 PM Apr 30, 1968 on ITV
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Flight To Atlantica
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The Spectrum Cloudbase officers host a non-permitted party, excluding the ultimately strict Colonel White, to celebrate the 1st anniversary of the world security organisation, with the assistance of an anonymous well wisher supplying the champagne, which has in fact been spiked with an organic compound which causes sporadic amnesia and general irresponsibility.

After being severely cautioned by the Colonel, whom discovers the party and becomes very angry at his personnel for not receiving official permission to celebrate the anniversary, the Mysterons announce their intentions to destroy the World Navy Base of Atlantica, an invulnerable underwater complex protected by sea-to-air rockets and offensively-equipped submarines.

Captains Blue and Ochre are handed the assignment to disband a wreckage which is being carried by heavy currents towards the Atlantica base, but the champagne has already taken control over them, turning them into juvenile rebelists.

Captain Black manages to changeover their assignment papers with irrelevant ones which order them to destroy Atlantica's Defence Control Tower, which they proceed in doing, and eventually annihilate the whole complex.moreless

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Jeremy Wilkin

Jeremy Wilkin

Captain Ochre (Richard Fraser)

Francis Matthews

Francis Matthews

Captain Scarlet (Paul Metcalfe)

Ed Bishop

Ed Bishop

Captain Blue (Adam Svenson)

Janna Hill

Janna Hill

Symphony Angel (Karen Wainwright)

Donald Gray

Donald Gray

Colonel White (Charles Grey) / Captain Black (Conrad Turner) / Voice Of The Mysterons

Cy Grant

Cy Grant

Lieutenant Green (Seymour Griffiths)

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  • TRIVIA (8)

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mysterons: This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us Earthmen. We intend to destroy the World Navy Complex at Atlantica. Atlantica will be annihilated.

  • NOTES (6)

    • The cockpit of the bomber previously appeared in "Flight 104".

    • Colonel White reveals that Spectrum was formed in July 2067, with the charter drawn up on July 7th and signed by the World President on the 10th.

    • This is one of only two episodes of the series in which all of the regular cast appear, although most don't have lines. This would happen again in "Attack On Cloudbase".

    • The music that Blue and Ochre listen to on the radio is called Dangerous Game, which was a major plot point in the Thunderbirds episode "The Cham Cham", which, coincidentally, also featured the aircraft Blue and Ochre are piloting.

    • The bomber aircraft used by Captain Blue and Ochre previously appeared as the ill-fated RTL-2 jet in "The Cham Cham" episode of Thunderbirds and, more recently, as a airliner in Captain Scarlet's "Place of the Angels".

    • The Maxwell Airbase building previously appeared as the Glenn Field Zero-X control center in the movie Thunderbirds Are Go.

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