Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons

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  • TV-PG
  • 1967
  • 1 Season
  • 7.8  (1,873)

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a British science fiction television series created by Gerry Anderson and Sylvia Anderson. It was produced by Century 21 Productions and aired in 1967-1968. The show features a unique blend of action, adventure, and science fiction, with a distinctive visual style that made it a beloved classic for many fans of the genre.

The show is set in the year 2068, where the world is threatened by a powerful race of aliens known as the Mysterons. After a failed mission to Mars, the Mysterons declare war on Earth and begin a series of devastating attacks. However, a specially trained team of agents from the Spectrum organization, led by the brave Captain Scarlet, is formed to combat the alien threat and protect the planet from destruction.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons features a diverse cast of characters, each with their own unique skills and personalities. Captain Scarlet, the leader of the Spectrum team, is a skilled fighter and pilot, with a secret superhuman ability that makes him almost impossible to kill. Other key characters include Captain Blue, Scarlet's second-in-command, who is known for his sharp wit and resourcefulness; Colonel White, the head of Spectrum who is responsible for giving the team their missions; and Lieutenant Green, who serves as Spectrum's communications and technology expert.

One of the key elements that sets Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons apart from other science fiction shows of its time is its use of puppets and elaborate miniatures for its special effects. The show's innovative techniques for creating realistic explosions, vehicles, and even entire cities on a small scale helped to create a sense of verisimilitude rarely seen in other puppet-based shows. This also allowed the show to tackle more ambitious action sequences than would have been possible with live-action actors.

Another factor that helped make Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons a classic is its exploration of mature themes, such as terrorism, espionage, and the use of technology for warfare. The show's complex storylines and characterizations helped to elevate it above the standard children's fare of the time and make it a truly engaging and thought-provoking show for audiences of all ages.

While Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons may have been ahead of its time in many ways, it never lost sight of its roots as an action-packed adventure series. From daring car chases and intense aerial dogfights, to suspenseful spy infiltrations and explosive battles against enemy forces, there is always something exciting happening in every episode.

Overall, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a true classic of the science fiction genre. Its combination of stunning visuals, complex characters, and thrilling storylines helped to make it a beloved and enduring favorite for generations of fans. Whether you are a long-time fan of the show or a newcomer looking for a fun and exciting adventure, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a must-see for anyone who loves great science fiction entertainment.

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a series that is currently running and has 1 seasons (32 episodes). The series first aired on September 29, 1967.

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The Inquisition
32. The Inquisition
May 14, 1968
Captain Blue disappears from a restaurant. He awakes to find it is 3 months later and Spectrum Security want to know where he has been, and if he is even the real Captain Blue.
Attack on Cloudbase
31. Attack on Cloudbase
May 7, 1968
After the Mysterons threaten Spectrum's Cloudbase headquarters, a large fast-moving trace appears on the radar.
Flight to Atlantica
30. Flight to Atlantica
April 30, 1968
When the Mysterons threaten to destroy the World Navy Complex at Atlantica, Blue and Ochre fly a V17 Air Force bomber to destroy a wreck that has been sighted drifting towards the base.
29. Traitor
April 23, 1968
The ultimate mind game is unleashed, Spectrum, turned against itself. Captains Scarlet and Blue travel to outback Australia in a desperate attempt to unravel the Mysteron plans before it is too late.
28. Inferno
April 16, 1968
Captain Scarlet and the rest of Spectrum are in a desperate race against time to defeat the Mysteron's latest threat. The total destruction of the massive desalination plant at Najama, high in the Andes Mountains.
Codename Europa
27. Codename Europa
April 9, 1968
The Mysterons threaten to destroy the Triumvirate of Europe, the three most powerful men on Earth after the World President.
The Launching
26. The Launching
April 2, 1968
When the Mysterons threaten to destroy President Roberts within twelve hours, Scarlet is assigned as bodyguard to the sceptical President.
Expo 2068
25. Expo 2068
March 26, 1968
A lorry carrying an atomic core reactor to the new Manicougan power complex falls into the hands of the Mysterons who intend to strike the Atlantic Seaboard of North America.
Noose of Ice
24. Noose of Ice
March 12, 1968
Tritonium alloy mining operations at Hotspot Tower in the North Pole are threatened when a Mysteron agent cuts the power to vital heating elements.
Place of Angels
23. Place of Angels
March 8, 1968
Mysteron agent Judith Chapman steals a phial of deadly K14 virus - enough to kill ten million people - from Biological Research Station D near Manchester.
Flight 104
22. Flight 104
March 1, 1968
When the Mysterons threaten to sabotage a vital conference at Lake Toma in Switzerland, Scarlet and Blue are assigned to escort the world's leading astrophysicist, Dr. Conrad, to Geneva.
Treble Cross
21. Treble Cross
February 23, 1968
Captain Black engineers the death of chief test pilot Major Gravener, who is retrometabolised as a Mysteron agent as part of the Mysterons' plan to destroy the World Capital, Futura City.
Fire at Rig 15
20. Fire at Rig 15
February 16, 1968
When the Mysterons threaten to immobilise the whole of Spectrum, Scarlet and Blue are sent to the Spectrum oil refinery at Bensheba.
Dangerous Rendezvous
19. Dangerous Rendezvous
February 9, 1968
Using the Mysteron pulsator recovered from the complex in Crater 101, Dr Kurnitz has developed a transmission device with which Colonel White attempts to contact the Mysterons and sue for peace.
Shadow of Fear
18. Shadow of Fear
February 2, 1968
Astronomers at K14 Observatory are monitoring signals from a hidden satellite that has made a successful landing on the Martian moon Phobos.
Crater 101
17. Crater 101
January 26, 1968
Scarlet, Blue and Green volunteer for a dangerous mission to remove the power source of the Mysteron complex in Crater 101 before it is destroyed by a low yield atomic device.
Renegade Rocket
16. Renegade Rocket
January 19, 1968
The Mysterons engineer the launch of a Variable Geometry Rocket from Base Concord and their agent, Major Reeves, escapes with the destruct mechanism and target information.
Seek and Destroy
15. Seek and Destroy
January 5, 1968
When the Mysterons threaten to kill one of the Angels, Scarlet and Blue are sent to Paris to escort Destiny back to Cloudbase.
Model Spy
14. Model Spy
December 29, 1967
The Mysterons target fashion designer Andre Verdain, secret controller of the European Area Intelligence Service.
Point 783
13. Point 783
December 22, 1967
When the Mysterons threaten the life of the Supreme Commander of Earth Forces, Scarlet and Blue are assigned to escort him to SHEF HQ in New York
Lunarville 7
12. Lunarville 7
December 15, 1967
When the Lunar Controller announces the Moon's independence from Earth in the war of nerves with the Mysterons, Scarlet, Blue and Green journey to Lunarville 7 to investigate reports of an unauthorised complex under construction in the Humboldt Sea
The Heart of New York
11. The Heart of New York
December 8, 1967
As the Mysterons threaten to destroy the "Heart of New York", Scarlet and Blue investigate the theft of Grade A Security documents from the Spectrum security vaults.
Special Assignment
10. Special Assignment
December 1, 1967
The Mysterons threaten to obliterate North America, but Spectrum is left without its number one agent when Scarlet is dismissed for gambling offences.
Spectrum Strikes Back
9. Spectrum Strikes Back
November 24, 1967
Spectrum attends a secret conference to demonstrate two new anti Mysteron gadgets (A Mysteron detector and a Mysteron gun), but the Mysterons announce they intend to sabotage the demonstration of Spectrums new anti-Mysteron devices.
Operation Time
8. Operation Time
November 17, 1967
The Mysterons' cryptic threat to "kill time" has the Spectrum personnel stumped until Captain Magenta realizes that their target is General Tiempo, the Commander of Western Region World Defence.
The Trap
7. The Trap
November 10, 1967
Following the latest Mysteron threat, Scarlet is dispatched to supervise security at the International Air Conference at Glen Garry Castle.
White as Snow
6. White as Snow
November 3, 1967
The Mysterons threaten to kill Colonel White and after their initial attempt fails, White elects to leave Cloudbase so as not to place the other Spectrum agents in jeopardy.
5. Avalanche
October 27, 1967
When the Mysterons threaten to destroy key links in the Frost Line Outer Space Defence System, Scarlet and Green investigate the mysterious deaths of the personnel at Red Deer Base.
4. Manhunt
October 20, 1967
A manhunt begins for former spectrum officer Captain Black after a failed break in at a nuclear power plant, when he is accidentally exposed to radiation.
Big Ben Strikes Again
3. Big Ben Strikes Again
October 13, 1967
The Mysterons threaten to blow up London with a bomb they have stolen. Spectrum race against time to stop this latest and greatest threat to mankind.
Winged Assassin
2. Winged Assassin
October 6, 1967
The Mysterons second target is the Director General of the Asian Republic. The Director is on a visit to London and is scheduled to fly back to Asia via London airport but the Mysterons have other plans.
The Mysterons
1. The Mysterons
September 29, 1967
After a misunderstanding on the planet Mars, a war is started between humans and an alien race called The Mysterons. Thier first act of revenge is to try and assassinate The World President.
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  • Premiere Date
    September 29, 1967
  • IMDB Rating
    7.8  (1,873)