Thursday, April 21, 2016

Saturday Morning's Forgotten Heroes: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967)

Gerry & Sylvia Anderson took viewers 101 years into the future with 1967's Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons, which, like most ITC series, lasted just 1 year, but was brought back with a CGI sequel in 2005.

Scarlet (Francis Matthews) is an American working for Spectrum who had been killed by the Mysterons and replaced with a "reconstruction", or doppleganger. When said double was also killed, it was brought back to life with the original's memories, freeing him from Mysteron control.

Producer Reg Hill would later work on the live-action Space: 1999. Ed Bishop, later of UFO, was heard as Captain Blue.

Following is the intro & close.

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