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1967

TV: Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Author: Gerry and Sylvia Anderson

Recollections

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Spectrum is Green!

1993. That was when top three Anderson productions were repeated on BBC 2. Thunderbirds, Stingray and Captain Scarlet.

Best theme ever!

Probably about '68/69 on Saturday TV. Remeber watching it on my Gran's colour telly when she got one (it was certainly easier to identify the characters then, however all the different shades of grey had been quite distinctive)

Puppet Power!

Like all the Gerry Anderson series I grew up with them as i was born in the 80's.

Indestructible, always was always will be.

Kids TV in the early sevenites seemed conpletely dull then Bam, Spectrum and Scarlet took the whole thing apart.

Indestructable

1967/8 - Nine years old, buying TV21, playing with the (clunky)Dinky SPV (still got it, but battleworn and boxless. Probably defending Scarborough from Mysteron attack, the blighters!!

Mysterons? Soviet Union?

I was there for the first broadcast, aged 13. We watched it because it came from a familiar stable.

He's invincible!

Since I was teeny tiny.

OO

I watched this in B&W when it was first transmitted in the 60's - can't remember whether it was the TV or the transmission though - totally enthralled by it anyway.

Captain Black rocks

I can't remember when I 1st saw this, it seems to have been in my mind for as long as I can recall. I do remember my mum claiming to see it shown as a test transmission late at night on Irish television as a child.

Scary for kids

I must have caught it on reshowings.

Darkest Gerry Anderson

Between 7-9, it was reran around the same time as Thunderbirds was in the '90s, around the time of the Tracy Island Blue Peter make.

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