New Captain Scarlet

On the day after tomorrow, indestructible Spectrum agent Captain Scarlet is Earth’s best defence in a war of nerves against the Mysterons from Mars and their instrument of destruction, former Spectrum agent Captain Black.

Anderson Entertainment/Gerry Anderson Productions/The Indestructible Production Company

Produced: 2003-05

First UK broadcast: 12th February 2005

26 episodes x 25 minutes

Series Created and Produced by Gerry Anderson

Supervising Director: David Lane

CGI Producer: Ron Thornton

Line Producer: Mark Sherwood

Production Designer: Mark Harris

Music by Crispin Merrell

Concept Art Director: Dominic Lavery

Editor: Andy Walter

Associate Producer: Gerry Donohoe

Episodes List
1 Instrument Of Destruction - Part 1 (#101)

Dateline: the day after tomorrow. Spectrum agents Captain Scarlet and Captain Black are assigned to investigate the source of unexplained extraterrestrial signals which have been detected emanating from Mars. They discover a strange and fantastic alien city but when their Bison Alien Terrain Vehicle is approached by a glowing green sphere, Black assumes that they are under attack and launches missiles which destroy the city. Miraculously, the city reforms and its alien occupants, the Mysterons, are disgusted by the violence of the Earthmen, pledging to crush their world. Black is apparently killed but Scarlet is returned to Earth as the Mysterons’ instrument of destruction…

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by David Lane

Original UK Airdate: 12th February 2005 – 10.29am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Hank McGill Nigel Plaskitt
  • Skybase Engineer Robbie Stevens
  • Shuttle Computer Jules de Jongh
  • Skybase Control Jules de Jongh
  • Narrator Mike Hayley
2 Instrument Of Destruction - Part 2 (#102)

When Captain Black is linked to a mysterious explosion at a military research centre, Scarlet and Blue are dispatched to New York to liaise with the FBI in their attempt to track down the former Spectrum agent. Black is spotted at the United Nations Building where Colonel White is addressing the UN delegates in an emergency meeting about the Mysteron threat. Believing that Black intends to assassinate the Colonel during his speech, Scarlet and Blue race to the UN to stop him, but Black’s real target is the Russian Army chief General Zamatev. Once under Mysteron control, Zamatev provides the firepower to launch an attack on Spectrum’s Skybase headquarters, while Black himself pursues an even more devastating agenda!

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by David Lane

Original UK Airdate: 19th February 2005 – 10.57am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Hank McGill Nigel Plaskitt
  • Agent Avery Mike Hayley
  • General Zamatev Robbie Stevens
  • Airman 1 Mike Hayley
  • Airman 2 Robbie Stevens
  • Security Guard Nigel Plaskitt
  • Speaker Emma Tate
  • John Bishop Robbie Stevens
3 Rain Of Terror (#103)

In the African desert, Spectrum is assisting Professor Susan Todd of Hydra Laboratories with a revolutionary irrigation scheme, seeding the atmosphere with a hygroscopic compound to generate rain. Scarlet joins Todd for the initial experiment, sharing her excitement as the project proves to a complete success and she is caught in a torrential downpour. Back on Skybase, they celebrate with Colonel White and Hydra director Vandamm but Todd suddenly become paranoid and irrational, pulling a gun on Vandamm and taking him hostage. As the situation spirals out of control, the Colonel begins to suspect that the Mysterons have done something to the rain…

Written by John Brown

Directed by Mark Woollard

Original UK Airdate: 9th April 2005 – 10.52am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Professor Susan Todd Jules de Jongh
  • Theo VandammRobbie Stevens
  • Condor Pilot Robbie Stevens
  • Hydra Control Nigel Plaskitt
4 Mercury Falling (#104)

Destiny and Blue pilot the space shuttle Mercury on a mission to deploy a new satellite in Earth orbit which will identify Mysteron energy on Mars and thereby provide early warning of imminent attack. As the shuttle achieves final orbit, Destiny suddenly loses control and the Mercury becomes locked into a new flight path. Then Spectrum receives a ransom demand from an extortionist who threatens to initiate the Mercury’s re-entry over North America and crash the shuttle on Washington. With a nuclear power cell on board, the consequences are unthinkable – more so if Captain Black locates the extortionist before Scarlet and obtains the shuttle’s access code!

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by Dominic Lavery

Original UK Airdate: 19th March 2005 – 10.53am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Dr Celine Kopalski Julia Brahms
  • Technician Jeremy Hitchen
5 The Homecoming (#108)

An unidentified space capsule is tracked from deep space, entering the atmosphere to crash-land in the Arctic. Scarlet and Blue discover that the capsule is from the Endeavor II, a manned mission to Jupiter which disappeared fifteen years ago. Inside, two members of the three-man crew lie dead in their cryogenic tubes, but the third is miraculously still alive and revealed to be Commander Lewis – Lieutenant Green’s father! Revived on Skybase and cleared by Dr. Gold’s DNA test, Lewis is reunited with his daughter who offers to accompany him to the Space Agency in New Mexico. Then Scarlet learns that Dr. Gold had unwittingly performed the DNA test on himself, and the man being escorted to the Space Agency is a Mysteron replicant…

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by David Lane

Original UK Airdate: 12th March 2005 – 10.53am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Commander Guy Lewis Bill Roberts
  • Major Franks Jeremy Hitchen
6 Chiller (#112)

Investigating reports of a Mysteron cell operating in Phoenix, Arizona, Scarlet trails a pair of Mysteron agents to a remote desert diner. There he overhears the agents bribing Spectrum flight-engineer Xander Story to smuggle a bomb aboard Skybase, but when he attempts to apprehend them, Scarlet is shot down. Then the Mysterons drive a petro-chemical truck into the diner and Scarlet is incinerated in the explosion. Blue finds Scarlet’s body and returns it to Skybase, but Scarlet’s injuries are too severe even for the retrometabolisation process and he is pronounced dead. However, Scarlet recovers consciousness to find himself apparently alive and well – until he realises that he has become intangible and none of his colleagues can see or hear him.

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by Mark Woollard

Original UK Airdate: 23rd April 2005 – 11.00am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Xander Story Jeremy Hitchen
  • Black Suit Robbie Stevens
  • Trucker Nigel Plaskitt
  • Stormtrooper Nigel Plaskitt
  • PA Voice Jules de Jongh
7 Rat Trap (#110)

Spectrum has lost contact with the Mars outpost Base Elysium, so Scarlet, Blue, Destiny, Harmony and Dr. Gold are assigned to investigate what has happened to the ten volunteer Spectrum personnel there. As the team approach the base in the Shuttle’s Excursion Vehicle, the ship comes under missile attack and crash-lands on the surface. The group’s only hope of survival now lies within Elysium but when they access the base, they find the personnel brutally murdered. The two Angels attempt to activate the base Shuttle but its systems have been sabotaged. The culprit is soon discovered to be a Remote Acquisition Technology probe, a robot designed for use in hostile environments that has become a Mysteron-controlled killing machine!

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by Dominic Lavery

Original UK Airdate: 5th March 2005 – 10.54am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

8 Swarm (#105)

After Destiny shoots down a transport plane on a collision course with Skybase, her Falcon is engulfed by a swarm of strange metal-eating insects which choke the aircraft’s engine intakes, forcing Destiny to eject. When the insects attack her escape pod too, she bails out without a parachute and Scarlet undertakes a daring freefall rescue. They return to Skybase, but Destiny unknowingly brings some of the bugs with her, secreted in her clothes. By the time the bugs are identified as experimental robot weapons under Mysteron control, they have already replicated themselves and penetrated every vital area of the base!

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by David Lane

Original UK Airdate: 26th February 2005 – 10.54am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Technician Nigel Plaskitt
  • Control Operative Robbie Stevens
9 Circles Of Doom (#109)

The Angels are practicing for an aerobatic display at an air base in Southern England when suddenly all electronic digital systems inexplicably shut down over the whole area for two minutes. Only the Angels’ consummate abilities prevent disaster but a recurrence of the breakdown could have insurmountable consequences for the entire planet. Oddly, a series of crop circles have appeared within the footprint of the anomaly so Scarlet and Blue take a Hummingbird to investigate one which lies at the mathematical centre of the effected area. When they get there, the circle has vanished, but then Scarlet begins to feel nauseous and he and Blue discover that the cornfield conceals a devastating secret.

Written by Brian Finch

Directed by Mark Woollard

Original UK Airdate: 26th March 2005 – 10.54am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Flight Controller Jeremy Hitchen
  • Vampire 1 Bill Roberts
  • Vampire 2 Jeremy Hitchen
  • Vampire 3 Robbie Stevens
10 Trap For A Rhino (#107)

Colonel White’s curiosity is piqued by a UFO report from the Scottish Highlands where an elderly lady, Mrs Mackenzie, claims to have seen green lights hovering over the Grampian Nuclear Power Station. Scarlet is dispatched in an Albatross to investigate the plant while Harmony takes a break from the nearby Spectrum Flight Training School to visit Mrs Mackenzie, accompanied by Spectrum Cadet Johnson. Arriving at the power station, Scarlet is assured by the Head of Security that not one of the plant’s 400 personnel has seen anything unusual, but at Mrs Mackenzie’s cottage, Harmony discovers that neither of her companions are what they appear to be…

Written by John Brown

Directed by Dominic Lavery

Original UK Airdate: 30th April 2005 – 10.54am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Mrs Kackenzie Suzy Westerby
  • Cadet Johnson Jeremy Hitchen
  • Head of Security Robbie Stevens
  • Policeman Robbie Stevens
  • Security Guard Nigel Plaskitt
  • Albatross Pilot Jeremy Hitchen
  • PA Voice Jeremy Hitchen
11 The Achilles Messenger (#111)

Scarlet and Destiny are undergoing interrogation resistance exercises at the Spectrum Training Base in Scotland when the base commander, Astrid Winters, is killed in a car crash engineered by the Mysterons. Resurrected as a Mysteron replicant, Winters returns to the base with the stunning revelation that she represents a faction of the Mysteron Consciousness which does not believe in the war of nerves. Offering to detail how Spectrum can defeat the Mysterons, Winters insists that she can only deliver the information to Colonel White in person, but as proof of good faith she exposes the Mysterons’ plans to wipe out Earth’s scientific elite in a single strike on the World Science Congress!

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by David Lane

Original UK Airdate: 14th May 2005 – 10.55am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Astrid Winters Jules de Jongh
  • Interrogator Bill Roberts
  • Guard Jeremy Hitchen
  • Farmer Jeremy Hitchen
  • Stormtrooper Nigel Plaskitt
12 Skin Deep (#115)

Destiny is selected to help test a new flight guidance system at the Aerospace Research Unit but en route to Falcon Air Base she is ambushed by Captain Black. Shortly after, Destiny is caught on security cameras breaking into an office at the International Defence Force Headquarters and stealing top secret missile launch codes, badly injuring a security guard as she makes her escape. Scarlet is devastated to learn that Destiny appears to have been replaced by a Mysteron replicant and sets out to locate and eliminate the imposter, but the real Destiny is being held prisoner in a clinic where German scientist Janus has developed a device which transforms any face into a perfect copy of another!

Written by John Brown

Directed by Mark Woollard

Original UK Airdate: 16th April 2005 – 10.51am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Gina Martinelli Emma Tate
  • Herr Janus Jeremy Hitchen
  • Armed Guard Robbie Stevens
  • Duty Guard Bill Roberts
  • Spectrum Guard Jeremy Hitchen
13 Heist (#113)

Colonel White is dining in London with his daughter Victoria when he receives a report from Lieutenant Green that a Vampire fighter jet has been stolen from the USAF base at Little Marwood and is targeting the Schleswig-Holstein nuclear plant in Germany. While Spectrum’s attention is distracted by this latest threat, Victoria is kidnapped and her abductors threaten to kill her unless the Colonel acquires a Spectrum Rhino to assist them in mounting a bullion robbery. White agrees to the demands while Scarlet and Blue attempt to trace Victoria’s whereabouts, but they are unaware that the operation is being controlled by Captain Black who plans to bring about the downfall of the Spectrum organisation!

Written by Phil Ford

Directed by Dominic Lavery

Original UK Airdate: 7th May 2005 – 10.54am (ITV)

Edited by Andy Walter

Additional Voice Cast:

  • Victoria Grey Julia Brahms
  • Diana Grey Emma Tate
  • Graves Jeremy Hitchen
  • Fox Bill Roberts
  • Controller Glenn Wrage
  • Vampire Pilot Jeremy Hitchen
14 Virus (#114)
15 Contact (#118)
16 Enigma (#116)
17 Best Of Enemies (#117)
18 Proteus (#119)
19 Syrtis Major (#120)
20 Fallen Angels (#121)
21 Storm At The End Of The World (#122)
22 Duel (#123)
23 Shape Shifter (#124)
24 Touch Of The Reaper (#106)
25 Dominion (#125)
26 Grey Skulls (#126)
Cast List
Captain Scarlet Wayne Forester
Captain Blue Robbie Stevens
Destiny Angel Emma Tate
Colonel White Mike Hayley
Lieutenant Green Jules de Jongh
Captain Black Nigel Plaskitt
Dr. Gold Nigel Plaskitt
Harmony Angel Jules de Jongh
Captain Ochre Julia Brahms
Captain Grey Robbie Stevens
Melody Angel Heather Tobias
Symphony Angel Jules de Jongh
Rhapsody Angel Julia Brahms
Captain Magenta Jeremy Hitchen
Lieutenant Silver Emma Tate
Voice of The Mysterons Mike Hayley