TV Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (ITV 1967, Francis Matthews, Donald Gray) Published 2 years ago on April 10, 2017 Captain Scarlet was a Gerry Anderson “supermarionation” classic set in the year 2068 and featuring the organisation Spectrum (led by Colonel White) doing battle with evil Martian Mysterons intent on destroying the world. Whilst on a mission to Mars a Spectrum task force was destroyed by the Mysterons, now the Mysterons had the power of retro-metabolism (being able to recreate destroyed matter) and recreated two agents Captain Black and Captain Scarlet, both of them now indestructible, Captain Black went over to the dark side and worked for the Mysterons whilst Scarlet stayed on the side of good. In each of its 32 episodes the Mysterons would try and destroy various key centres on Earth whilst Spectrums key men, led by Captain Scarlet, would try and save the day. Besides Scarlet other agents for Spectrum included Captain Blue, Captain Grey and Captain Magenta, there were also the beautiful female Angel Interceptor pilots Harmony, Melody, Symphony, Rhapsody and Destiny. Captain Scarlet is fantastic, seen by many as the perfect Gerry Anderson puppet series, with realistic figures, huge attention to detail, great special effects and funky vehicles. The puppets were actually based on the actors who supplied the voices (Francis Matthews played Scarlet, Donald Gray was Colonel White whilst Anderson staple Ed UFO Harris was Captain Blue). Unlike shows that Anderson had made before here the leading players actually had private lives and we get to find out about them, there are also nods to previous shows such as Stingray and Thunderbirds. 2005 saw a 26 part CGI reboot called The New Captain Scarlet. Anderson dubbed this new style of show “Hypermarionation”. production details UK / ITV – ATV – ITC – Century 21 / 32×25 minute episodes / 1967-1968 Creator/Executive Producers: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson / Producer: Reg Hill / Music: Barry Gray voice cast Francis Matthews as Captain Scarlet Donald Gray as Colonel White and Captain Black Sylvia Anderson as Melody Angel Charles Tingwell as Dr Fawn Ed Bishop as Captain Blue ATVBarry GrayCentury 21Charles TingwellDonald GrayEd BishopFrancis MatthewsGerry AndersonITCITVReg HillSupermarionationSylvia AndersonTV Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Strike Back: Season 7 Episode 5 (Cinemax Fri 22 Feb 2019) Episode 5: Following a high-speed jungle ambush in Myanmar, the suitcase nukes end up in the hands of Jean-Baptiste Zaza... Episodes21 hours ago Don’t Be Tardy: Loaded Statement (S7EP3 Bravo Fri 22 Sep 2019) Loaded Statement: The Biermanns get serious about defending themselves and decide to attend a gun safety course after a break-in... Episodes21 hours ago Hawaii Five-0: E’ao lu’au a kualima (S9EP17 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) E’ao lu’au a kualima: Junior is torn between his duties as a member of Five-0 and his feelings for his... Episodes21 hours ago Secrets of the Morgue: Overkill (S1EP12 ID Fri 22 Feb 2019) Overkill: When a brutally murdered woman is found floating near the yacht club at Newport Beach, Calif., after the coroner... Episodes21 hours ago Speechless: G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT (S3EP15 ABC Fri 22 Feb 2019) G-A– GAME N-I– NIGHT: When Maya insists that it’s time to meet Izzy, a reluctant JJ arranges a game night... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago The Blacklist: Minister D (S6EP9 NBC Fri 22 Feb 2019) Minister D: While Red (James Spader) fights in court to clear his name of treason once and for all, Liz... Episodes21 hours ago Hawaii Five-0: Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa (S9EP16 CBS Fri 22 Feb 2019) Hapai ke kuko, hanau ka hewa: When the top salesperson for a beauty company/pyramid scheme is murdered, Five-0 sifts through... Episodes21 hours ago Mystery in San Luis Obispo airs Fri 22 Feb 2019 on ID When two female college students vanish from the city of San Luis Obispo, Calif., clues are elusive, but one detective... advertisement MOVIES Movies1 week ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies1 week ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies1 week ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.