Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

Season 1 Episode 28


Aired Friday 5:25 PM Apr 16, 1968 on ITV
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An SKR4 recovery vehicle is sent by the Euro-Space Tracker Station to destroy a live rocket, containing a malfunctioning destruct system, but ends being blown out of orbit and completely destroyed, when it collides with a considerably large meteorite. Re-created and controlled by the Mysterons, it becomes the bombing weapon, which will accomplish the forces' newest target: the Najama Complex, a vital colossal desalination plant, situated by the foothills of the Andes mountains. Its purpose is to process seawater from the Pacific Ocean, and irrigate the interior, and without it, hundreds of square miles would regress to waste land.moreless

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  • The Mysterons win!

    After quite a long spell of not winning, thanks to either their own incompetance or Spectrum luck, the Mysterons finally win one again. Unfortunately, we never see the consequences of the destruction of the plant, even though its said large areas would turn to desert it doesn't seem to matter either way. Another strange thing is that the Mysteron reconstructed satellite needs something to home in on, when on all previous occassions Mysteron vehicles, and some that weren't, have all b fully controllable remotely without homing devices and the like. Again we get to see Spectrum heavy handedness when they destroy the 800 year old temple, but there really wasn' time to do much else this time, excpet maybe have the Angels attack the satellite directly.moreless
  • The Mysterons strike again...

    The Mysterons intend to destroy some complex that does something really important, so Captains Scarlet and Blue (who else, eh?) are sent there. Stationed at an old Aztec Temple, they keep a watchout for any incoming Mysteron attack. Also, they have sleeping bags - just the one, lads? ;-) I wish. Gimme Puppet love - lol.

    Anyway, high above them is a satalite, which has been overtaken by Mr M and is slowly descending towards the complex.


    Captain Black ensures the satalite will hit the Temple rather than the complex to ensure a landslide - clever.

    The Angels could've just blown the satalite up, but destroyed the temple instead, but then the satalite hit the remains causing a landslide - stupid girls!

    Captains Ochre and Magenta make cameo appearances.moreless
Jeremy Wilkin

Jeremy Wilkin

Captain Ochre (Richard Fraser)

Francis Matthews

Francis Matthews

Captain Scarlet (Paul Metcalfe)

Ed Bishop

Ed Bishop

Captain Blue (Adam Svenson)

Donald Gray

Donald Gray

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

Cy Grant

Cy Grant

Lieutenant Green (Seymour Griffiths)

Liz Morgan

Liz Morgan

Destiny Angel (Juliette Pontoin) / Rhapsody Angel (Diane Sims)

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Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


  • TRIVIA (11)

    • The Score: Nahama is destroyed. Spectrum: 23 Mysterons: 5.

    • Mysteron Reconstructions: SKR4 rocket (hit by meteoroid/crashes into Aztec temple).

    • Spectrum Losses: Whatever equipment Scarlet and Blue left in the temple.

    • Collateral Damage: 2 SKR4 pilots, 1 Aztec temple, 1 Nahama complex.

    • Colonel White says that the Nahama complex is "at the foot of the Andes mountains" but the Andes mountain range is over 4400 miles long.

    • Several shots of the Angel Interceptors are reversed, making the Spectrum logo appear to be a 'Z'.

    • Strangely, the 800 year old stone statue exploded when it fell over.

    • As the destroyed rocket was recreated by the Mysterons, it shouldn't have needed something to home in on; the Mysterons have been shown to be able to remotely drive cars and fly planes so they should have been able to crash a rocket without any problems.

    • As the Angles were launched, Melody and Harmony were shown getting into the cockpits of Angels 2 and 3, but at the temple, it was Rhapsody and Symphony that were flying with Destiny.

    • The rock that destroys the rocket is called a "meteorite", but it'd only be a meteorite if it passed through the atmosphere and landed on Earth. In space, it would be a "meteoroid".

    • When Captain Blue is sleeping in the Aztec temple, his blue Spectrum jacket can be seen on the floor near him. However his gun holster appears to be on the wrong side of the jacket. Instead of being on the left side (as you would look at Captain Blue), near the jacket's long zipper, it is on the right side, near the small horizontal zipper on the right side.

  • QUOTES (1)

    • Mysterons: This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear us Earthmen. It is useless for you to persist in futile attempts to defend yourselves. Our next act of retaliation will be to complex at Nahama. Nahama will be destroyed.

  • NOTES (1)