to SPECTRUM HEADQUARTERS, the unofficial website for fans of all ages of
"Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons".
This British television series was created and produced in 1967, by Gerry
and Sylvia Anderson, the same genius minds behind the worldwide success of
"Thunderbirds", the direct predecessor of "Captain
Scarlet", in a long line of Supermarionation shows - which also
included "Supercar", "Fireball XL5" and
"Stingray" (All created by the Andersons).
"Captain Scarlet" was very different from these other series. It
was the first to use the real proportions of the human body, instead of
the caricatured proportions and features used by its predecessors.
Its gloomy atmosphere was also a far cry from the lighter and often
humorous tone generally displayed in the other shows (such as in
"Thunderbirds"). "Captain Scarlet” was a more
serious show - Humour, although present in some episodes, was rare.
two aspects served to give more much depths and realism to the series -
something that was somewhat lacking in other Supermarionation series.
The models and special effects used in this series were now even
better than those which had already made "Thunderbirds" famous -
and which were created by the same man: Derek Meddings, whose wonderful
craft would become famous worldwide in a series of James Bond's movies and
in Christopher Reeve's Superman films.
The subject of "Captain Scarlet" - a secret organisation's fight
against the attack of enemies from another world - would be used again,
some years later by Gerry Anderson in another of his famous shows - but
this time using real actors. "UFO", which starred the late Ed
Bishop, who provided the voice of Captain Blue in the original
"Captain Scarlet" series.
There's already a great number of websites dedicated to Gerry Anderson and
the many series and worlds he created, and a lot of those sites have full
pages featuring "Captain Scarlet". My goal with this site: to
give fans all kinds of information about the series, such as its history,
the people who where behind it, episodes guide, characters, voices-over
work, craft, vehicles, merchandising, etc. You can also find,
on the Links page, a number of links to other websites which provide lots
of interesting stuff about the "Captain Scarlet" series, or
other series from Gerry Anderson. If you feel there's an interesting link
that should be added to this page, you're welcomed to contact me.
The "Skybase Central" section is totally dedicated to the
"New Captain Scarlet" series. At the moment, this section is
constantly in construction, and already offers much information about the
new show - including a list of available merchandising - with more data to
be added in the following months.
The popular Fan Fiction pages will bring you the further adventures of
Captain Scarlet, and other Spectrum Agents. Many authors have joined
me and have sent stories for you to read, and enjoy, and, hopefully, make
comments about! A lot of interesting stories have been posted
over the years - with different views from each author of how the series
might have evolved. Links to other such stories, on other sites, have also
been added. Please take note that those authors are only writing these
stories for the fun of it, and, we believe, out of respect for the
creators of this series and its wonderful world and characters. No
copyright infringement is meant to the rightful owners of "Captain
Scarlet and the Mysterons", or any other series, or other copyrighted
and trademarked material (See the disclaimer at the bottom of this page.)
Also please take note that I am only working on this website for personal
fun. I'm not a professional of any kind, I'm just somebody who wants to do
something special about a series that I liked very much, and still do
after all these years. I'm trying to do it with all due respect to the
show, and to all the talented people responsible for its long time
This site is dedicated to them.