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(The following information has been taken from diverse sources, but mostly comes from "Century 21" No.15, Winter 1993, a Special Captain Scarlet issue, with a Complete Spectrum Encyclopaedia.  Anyway, details of all characters' backgrounds derive on one way or the other from "Century 21", through press handouts, annuals, comics strips, etc.)

 

 

CHRONOLOGY OF THE ANDERSON UNIVERSE

FOREWORD BY THE WEBMASTER:

The following table is the work of Keith Ansell.  The chronology presented combined all the Anderson TV series in one single universe, using many sources as references, and filling the continuity holes with logical and imaginative extrapolations.  Whether you agree or not with the concept that all the series are indeed part of the same universe, the chronology stays as one extraordinary work of patience, dedication, research and precision.  For Gerry Anderson fans in general, it is a formidable source of information, and fan fiction writers can also find in this table inspiration for their own writings.

Under the title "The All series Gerry Anderson Chronology" this table was published first in three parts in the pages of the magazine "Century 21 - The World of Gerry Anderson", running from issue 12 to 14, in 1993.  Following this initial publication, it was then posted online on the now defunct 'Sector 25' website.

It is with Keith Ansell's permission that the Chronology is now presented on this website, and I wish to thank him for it.

Chris Bishop

 

INTRODUCTION BY KEITH ANSELL

Do the TV series produced by Gerry Anderson share the same fictional universe?

That is a question to which many viewers would answer 'no' - but when one examines the facts closely the opposite response can be argued just as convincingly. The first on-screen proof of the shared universe that immediately comes to mind is the Martian Exploration Vehicle (MEV) of the revolutionary Zero X spacecraft.

One appeared in the movie Thunderbirds are Go and another in the pilot episode of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Further on-screen proof comes with the appearance of the World Navy in episodes of Stingray, Thunderbirds and Captain Scarlet. The World Army is seen in episodes of Joe 90 and The Secret Service. In Fireball XL5 there is one episode in which a Supercar book is seen in the bedroom of Commander Zero's son.

The official biographies of many of the Captain Scarlet characters categorically prove the shared Anderson Universe. Captain Grey in his original identity of Bradley Holden was the first Captain of the super sub Stingray and was only succeeded by Troy Tempest after suffering an undisclosed injury that put him out of action for a while.

Lieutenant Green as Seymour Griffiths joined the World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASP) as a hydrophones operator and was promoted to head of communications in Marineville's control tower before being chosen for Spectrum. Captain Black (now the Mysterons' chief agent on Earth) was originally Colonel Conrad Turner of the World Space Patrol and Captain of Fireball XL3.

Rhapsody Angel's biography detailed her association with Lady Penelope (now head of the Federal Agents' Bureau) prior to joining Spectrum.

A unified Anderson Universe was promoted every week in the classic comic magazine TV Century 21 published between 1965 and 1969. Crossovers were featured between the Fireball XL5, Lady Penelope and Stingray strips and when a Captain Scarlet strip first appeared in the comic there were cameo appearances made in it by the WASP's and the World Space Patrol. In one Captain Scarlet story drawn by Jim Watson the Mysterons tricked World President T.J. Younger into disbanding Spectrum. Captains Scarlet and Blue joined the World Space Patrol and were assigned patrol duty in Fireball XL19. TV Century 21 featured a strip entitled Secret Agent 21 which was initially set twenty years prior to the 'present' of 2065 and detailed the formation of the World Government and its security forces that made up the World Security Patrol Organisation based in Washington DC.

The WSPO HQ can be seen in many episodes of Stingray when Commander Shore meets with his superior officers General Victor McCormack, Admiral Washington Beatty and General Jim Martin.

Where they exist I have taken the birth dates shown in this Chronology of the Anderson Universe from official annuals/publications and dates of events given are mainly taken from the episodes themselves or TV Century 21. Please be aware that a little 'creative continuity' was required to produce the history of the future you are now about to read.

I hope you enjoy it and that it adds to your appreciation of Gerry Anderson's wonderful puppet and live action shows.

Keith Ansell (Revised 29/6/02).

 

YEAR

DAY/MONTH

EVENT

SOURCE

1456 BC

 

Mysterons land on and colonise Mars.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

1834

 

Zelda created on Guk.

Annual

Terrahawks

1835

14th. December.

Titan born in Hydroma.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

1848

6th. November.

Tex Tucker born.

Martin Hutchinson

Four Feather Falls

1874

 

Cystar created on Guk.

SIG Magazine

Terrahawks

1880

 

Events in Four Feather Falls begin. 

Martin Hutchinson

Four Feather Falls

1884

 

Yung Star created on Guk.

SIG Magazine

Terrahawks

1900

 

Lazoons left on Earth.               

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

1901

 

Mysterons flee Mars leaving active computer complex behind.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

1902

30th. October.

Professor  Rudolph  Popkiss born.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

1912

23rd. July.

Doctor Horatio Beaker born.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

1915

29th. January.  

Masterspy (Alexandr Slanovicz) born.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

1918

19th. December.

Emil Zarin born.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

1920

 

General James L. Henderson born.     

Lynn Simpson

UFO

1929

 

Popkiss moves to USA and builds his laboratory at Black Rock, Nevada.

Supercar

1930

22nd. November.

Mike Mercury  born.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

1932

 

Professor Gerhard Stein born.

Annual

Terrahawks

 

22nd. November.

Harry Rule born.         

FAB Magazine

The Protectors

1933

 

Chino born.      

Keith Ansell

The Protectors

1935

 

Doctor Doug Jackson born.

Uforia 2 Con Book

UFO

10th. June.   

Commander Ed Straker born.

(other sources give 10/7/40).

Uforia 2 Con Book

UFO

1938

19th. February.

Bill Gibson born.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

15th. July. 

Colonel Alec E. Freeman born.

(other sources give 31/8/38)

Uforia 2 Con Book

UFO

1940

 

Contessa Caroline di Contini born.

The Protectors

27th. June.

Professor Victor Bergman born.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1942

19th. January. 

Paul Buchet born.

Martin Hutchinson

The Protectors

 

Dr.John Kane born.

Martin Hutchinson

Doppleganger

1943

 

Lieutenant Keith Ford born.

Lynn Simpson

UFO

1947

 

Captain Peter Carlin born.

Helen McCarthy (from her short story 'Sea Glass')

UFO

1948

 

Captain Lew Waterman born.

Keith Ansell

UFO

1949

 

Colonel Glenn Ross born.

Martin Hutchinson

Doppleganger

1950

 

Grandma (Cecilia Tracy) born.

Keith Ansell

Thunderbirds

 

Suki born.

Keith Ansell

The Protectors

3rd. August.  

Jimmy Gibson born.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

1951

30th. September

 

Colonel Paul J. Foster born.

(other sources give 25/11/51).

Uforia 2 Con Book

UFO

1952

 

Lieutenant Joan Harrington born.

Martin Hutchinson

UFO

4th. November.

Lieutenant Mark Bradley born.

UFO

1953

 

Beaker meets Popkiss.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

 

Lieutenant Nina Barry born.

Lynn Simpson

UFO

5th May.

 

Colonel Virginia Lake born.

(other sources give year as 1946).

Uforia 2 Con Book

UFO

1954

 

Lieutenant Gay Ellis born.

Martin Hutchinson

UFO

1955

 

Beaker joins Popkiss in Nevada and begin constructing Supercar.

Supercar

1956

 

 

'The Adventures of Twizzle' produced for

children's television.

The Adventures of Twizzle

 

Mitch the monkey is born.

Keith Ansell

Supercar

 

Jimmy Gibson's parents killed.

Martin Hutchinson

Supercar

1957

 

 

'Torchy the Battery Boy' produced for

children's television.

Torchy the Battery Boy

1958

 

1st. April.

 

Surface Agent X-20 (Artura) born in  Khazu-ma.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

8th. November.

Mrs. Ada Harris born.

Keith Ansell

Joe 90

7th. June.

Father Stanley Unwin born.

Martin Hutchinson

The Secret Service

1959

17th. March. 

Commander John Robert Koenig born.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1960

 

Supercar completed.

Supercar

 

Events in Supercar begin.

Supercar

 

Jimmy Gibson joins Supercar team.

Supercar

18th. February.

Mrs. Emily Appleby born. 

Martin Hutchinson

The Secret Service

5th. August.

Doctor Helena Susan Russell born.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1962

 

 

Revolutionary spaceship Super-R built by Supercar team for NASA.

Annual

Supercar

 

Commander John Westley born.

Keith Ansell

Terrahawks

1963

5th. August.

Doctor Robert Mathias born.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

14th. September

The Bishop (David Fairweather) born.

Martin Hutchinson

The Secret Service

1964

24th. July.

Professor Ian 'Mac' McClaine born.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

1965

 

Aphony born in Pacifica.

Annual

Stingray

29th. January.

David Kano born.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1966

9th. November.

Anthony Dean Verdeschi born. 

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1968

10th. January.

Shane Weston born.

(Other sources give year as 1967).

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

 

15th. December.

Samuel William Loover born.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

1969

19th. December.

Captain Alan Carter born (not 1966).

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1970

 

 

International Astrophysical Commission agrees to set up SHADO.

UFO

2nd. January.

Jeff Tracy born.  

Annual

Thunderbirds

3rd. May. 

Sandra Benes (Sahn) born.  

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

29th. October.

Paul Michael Morrow born.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1971

 

Glenn Field Controller Colonel McMaster born.

Keith Ansell

Thunderbirds

1972

 

Events in The Protectors begin.

The Protectors

1973

 

Events in The Investigator.

The Investigator

20th. December.

 

Commander Dr. Tiger Ninestein clones born (i.e. nine clones of Professor Gerhard Stein).

Annual

Terrahawks

1974

 

Maya born on Psychon (Alphan reckoning).

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

30th. May.

Aloysius 'Nosey' Parker born.

Annual

Thunderbirds

31st. December.

Paul Blake born.

Martin Hutchinson

The Secret Service

1975

 

Kyrano born? (Birth certificate lost).

Keith Ansell

Thunderbirds

 

Lucille Tracy born.  

Lynn Simpson

Thunderbirds

1979

17th. July.    

The Hood (Belah Gaat) born.  

Annual

Thunderbirds

1980

June

SHADO becomes fully operational.

UFO

24th. August.

Events in UFO begin.

UFO

 

UFO's increase their raids on the Earth.

Keith Ansell

UFO

1983

3rd. February.

Construction of Moonbase Alpha begins.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

1984

 

Captain Rexton Podly born on Altor ( not Danae).

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

1986

11th. February.

Colonel Harry Denton born.   

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Counter-Earth detected by Eurosec Sunprobe

Keith Ansell

Doppleganger

 

Glenn Ross makes two orbital flights to Mars for NASA in preparation for a manned landing.

Keith Ansell

Doppleganger

 

Uranus probe lost in space.

Space: 1999

1987

 

Dick Spanner P.I.' produced for children's television

Dick Spanner P.I.

 

Events in Doppleganger.

Keith Ansell

Doppleganger

 

Space warp to Counter-Earth closes forever.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Relationships between West and Arab states begin to deteriorate rapidly.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

 

Titan leaves underwater city of Hydroma  (Marine Year 1072).

Devised from Annual

Stingray

 

 

Hydroma destroyed by shockwaves from US atom bomb tests - Titan swears revenge on all terraineans.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

 

Switzerland destroyed in disastrous thermonuclear explosion - Jean Koenig killed in the blast.

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

 

 

Arab terrorists blamed for destruction of Switzerland.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

World War III begins as a result of tensions between West and Arab states.

Space: 1999

 

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

20th. May.

Matthew Harding born.

Martin Hutchinson

The Secret Service

1988

 

Pharos drawn into Solar System and takes up orbit between Earth and Mars.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

 

France and other European countries occupied by Arab forces.

Devised from Countdown

The Secret Service

1989

 

World War III ends with the overthrowing of 'The Butcher of Baghdad'.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Western and Arab leaders sign peace treaty.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

The New United Nations formed and given authority to form the World Army, World Navy and World Airforce to act as the ultimate peacekeepers (not 2012).

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Unmanned probe lands on Pharos.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

1990

 

Doctor Tony Grant born.

Keith Ansell

Thunderbirds

 

Unmanned probe lands on Mars.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Super conductive ciluvium discovered on Pharos

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

1991

 

 

 

Joint venture to land man on Pharos and mine ciluvium begins. Manned Mars-landing postponed.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

23rd. July.

Captain Mary Falconer born.

Annual

Terrahawks

1992

 

Jeff Tracy marries Lucille.

Annual

Thunderbirds

1993

 

SHADO makes peace with aliens in exchange for medical knowledge to help save their  dying/sterile race.

Helen McCarthy (from her short story 'Sea Glass')

Creative continuity

 

 

Peter Carlin commits suicide

(other sources say he died in action in 1981).

Helen McCarthy (from her short story 'Sea Glass')

Creative continuity

 

Captain Paul Travers born.

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

1994

 

Sergeant Thorald Fredo born on Simter.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

Doctor Ray Pierce born.

Keith Ansell

Thunderbirds

1995

 

 

Underwater city of Titanica completed - Titan's sub-sea conquests begin (MY1080).

Devised from Annual

Stingray

1st. April.

Captain Kate Kestrel (Katherine Westley) is born.

Annual

Terrahawks

10th. April.

W.I.N. formed from merger between MI5/ KGB/CIA (not 1975) - fully operational by 1997.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

 

Stewart Dapples born.

Keith Ansell

Terrahawks

 

Moonbase Alpha completed.

Keith Ansell

Space: 1999

 

Original date planned for 'Man on Mars'.

Devised from Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Captain Greg Martin born.       

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

1st. December

Air Marshal Maxwell 'Steve' Zodiac (Steve Kalinski) born.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

1996

 

Koenig first assigned CiC Alpha - but then grounded due to failure of the Ultra Probe.

Space: 1999

14th. April.

 

Scott Tracy born

(other sources say 4th. April).

Annual

Thunderbirds

1998

 

Ciluvium mine opened on Pharos.

Fireball XL5

 

Meta enters the solar system.

Keith Ansell

Space: 1999

18th. February.

Lieutenant Hedley Howard 'Hawkeye' Henderson born.

Annual

Terrahawks

1999

 

U.N. forms World Space Agency.

Annual

Thunderbirds

 

Events in Into Infinity begin.

Mike Reccia

Into Infinity

15th. August.

Virgil Tracy born. 

Annual

Thunderbirds

 

Koenig persuaded to return to Alpha as CiC responsible for the Meta Probe.

Space: 1999

9th. September.

Events in Space:1999 begin.

Space: 1999

13th. September.

The Moon blasted out of Earth's orbit.

Space: 1999

 

Meta apparently drawn into Earth orbit.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

24th. December.

Lady Penelope Creighton-Ward born.

Annual

Thunderbirds

2000

1st. January.

Lieutenant Hiro born.

Annual

Terrahawks

 

Meta (?)  renamed Luna II.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

7th. January.

Jeff Tracy is one of first men to land on the new moon in 21st Century

Annual

Thunderbirds

 

 

Original date planned for Mars colonisation programme.

Devised from Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

17th. July.

 

Paul Morrow and David Kano killed on runaway Moon (Alphan calendar).

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

7th. August.

 

Victor Bergman killed on runaway Moon (Alphan calendar).

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

26th. August.

Psychon destroyed - Maya joins Moonbase Alpha survivors on runaway Moon (Alphan calendar).

Century 21 Magazine

Space: 1999

2001

7th. March.

Lieutenant Patrick Brogan born.

Space Precinct

 

 

Martian Exploration Centre established at Glenn Field Space Port, Nevada, USA.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

 

Earth attacked by giant automated spaceships from Jupiter.

Devised from TV Comic

Fireball XL5

 

 

NASA moonbase constructed and John Westley appointed CiC.

Annual

Terrahawks

 

Lieutenant Brad Newman born.

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

28th. October.

 

John Tracy born.

(other sources say 8th. October 1991).

Annual

Thunderbirds

14th. November.

 

Brains (Hiram K. Hackenbacker) born

(other sources give his true name as Homer Newton III)

Annual

Thunderbirds

2002-15

 

Tracy Construction and Aerospace companies developed

Annual

Thunderbirds

2003

 

Hyperdrive theory conceived.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Sally Brogan born.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

Officer Lionel Carson born.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

7th. July.

Joe McClaine is born (not 1st. April).

Joe 90

2004

 

Original date for completion of Martian colony.

Devised from Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

20th. June.

Tin Tin Kyrano born.

Annual

Thunderbirds

14th. February.

Gordon Tracy born.

Annual

Thunderbirds

July.

Joe McClaine's natural parents killed in car crash - he is orphaned at only twelve months old.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

2005

 

 

The creatures to be known as lazoons

discovered in Himalayas.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

12th. March.

Alan Tracy born (other sources suggest 2007).

Annual

Thunderbirds

 

 

Lucille Tracy killed in accident

(other sources say 2022).

Annual

Thunderbirds

 

General George Rossiter born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2006

 

Shane Weston becomes Deputy Head of W.I.N., Washington.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

2007

 

First World President Nikita Bandranaik born.

Keith Ansell

TV Century 21

 

General Victor McCormack born.

Keith Ansell

Stingray

2008

 

 

Jeff Tracy's company wins contract to construct moon colony.

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

 

 

Kranol of Jupiter openly declares war on Earth and her colonies and bases in the Solar System.

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

 

Ian and Mary McClaine adopt Joe.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

2009

 

Officer Silas Romek born on Altor.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

Officer Beezle born on Altor.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

 

U.N. Space Patrol formed to safeguard ciluvium shipments to Earth.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

 

Kranol attacks the moon colony and is captured by Jeff Tracy. Jovian invasion force surrenders.

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

 

Mary McClaine killed in motor accident. Grief-ridden, Mac begins work on BIG RAT.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

 

 

 

John Westley appointed first officer of top-secret NASA Mars landing mission - his team included  Brent Cleever's future parents. nb. Before experiments with hyperdrive or the 'conventional' Zero-X programme were underway NASA decided to establish a base (code named Kahra) on Mars for sending probes manned by clones out  to the nearer stars. To avoid a public outcry about NASA's use of clones the flight was kept secret. With improved fuels (and later the hyperdrive) the use of clones for long term exploration became redundant

Annual

Terrahawks

 

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

2010

10th. January.

Admiral Jack Denver born.

Martin Hutchinson

Stingray

 

Civil wars break out in central Europe.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

 

 

 

Russia send newly-formed Berezniki Division of their army into central Europe to end hostilities and establish military control - in direct opposition to U.N. policy.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Neutroni radio invented. 

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2011

 

United Nations Interplanetary Communications (UNIPC) founded and John Westley appointed CiC.

Annual

Terrahawks

 

Zelda's forces detected approaching Solar System. UNIPC attempts contact without success.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Weston promoted Head of W.I.N., London.

Devised from Annual

Joe 90

2012

 

 

U.N. form World Council at specially constructed Unity City, Bermuda to bring the free-world countries into a closer relationship and unite them against the aggressive Eastern Alliance.

 

John S. Franklin is appointed Head of the World Council and honoury World President.

 

N.B.: This the first move towards establishing a world government.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

The World Aquanaut Security Patrol (WASP) is formed as a special division of the World Navy Submarine Service.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Last case of milomytosis amongst Earth lazoons.

Fireball XL5

 

Admiral Washington Beatty born.

Devised from TV Century 21

Stingray

 

Mac completes BIG RAT.

Joe 90

 

Events in Joe 90 begin.

Joe 90

 

9 year old Joe McClaine becomes W.I.N.'s 'Most Special Agent' - Joe 90.

Joe 90

5th. December.

Professor Matthew Matic born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2013

 

Alien training school founded by UNIPC.

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

 

Alien hospital established in Earth orbit by UNIPC.

Devised from TV Century 21

Thunderbirds

7th. July.

Joe McClaine's 10th. birthday (on a Sunday).

Joe 90

2014

 

 

The formation of a top secret Earth defence squadron code-named Terrahawks is proposed by UNIPC to combat the suspected impending alien attack.

Annual

Terrahawks

 

The hyperdrive theory is proved by prototype space patrol ship TA1 - but found to be unstable.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

3rd. May.

Officer Jackson Haldane born.

Space Precinct

2015

7th. February.

Officer Jane Castle born.

Space Precinct

 

Professor Wilhelm Humbert gives Father Unwin the minimiser for safekeeping minutes before he dies.

Devised from Countdown

The Secret Service

 

 

Unwin agrees to use the minimiser for his country and work for British Intelligence Service Headquarters - Operation Priest (B.I.S.H.O.P.).

Devised from Countdown

The Secret Service

 

 

Events in The Secret Service begin

(other sources suggest  1969).

Martin Hutchinson

The Secret Service

 

Supreme Commander Earth Forces General Ian Loover (son of  Sam Loover) born.

Keith Ansell

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

TA2 lost in space with Colonel Harry Denton - hyperdrive testing halted by MEC in lieu of more conventional Zero X programme.

Fireball XL5

27th. September.

Commander Samuel Arthur Shore born.

Devised from TV 21 Diary

Stingray

2016

 

Officer Hubble Orrin born on Altor.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

General Jim Martin born.

Keith Ansell

Stingray

7th. July.

Boris 'Spacespy' born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2017

 

Earth attacked by Zelda's forces for the first time.

Annual

Terrahawks

 

First artificial gravity generator built.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

25th. June.

Commander Jonathan Wilbur Zero born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

14th. July.

Colonel White (Charles Gray) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2018

 

Third World President John Roberts born.

Keith Ansell

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Officer Aurelia Took born on Altor.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

6th. September.

John 'Jock' Campbell born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

October.

First batch of zeroids produced (inc. Sergeant Major Zero).

Annual

Terrahawks

November.

Second batch of zeroids produced (inc. Space Sergeant 101).

Annual

Terrahawks

 

Terrahawks become operational.

Annual

Terrahawks

2nd. December.

General Brent Cleever (William Frazer Jr.) born on Mars.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21 (Agent 21)

2020

5th. January.

Tina Palamac - USS Agent 23 born.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21 (Agent 21)

 

NASA's secret base on Mars is completed.

Terrahawks

December.

 

2 year old Brent Cleever and parents return to Earth.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

December.

Zelda's forces attack and destroy NASA's base on Mars and establish their own over the ruins.

Terrahawks

December.

Events in Terrahawks begin.

Terrahawks

2022

 

Jeff Tracy meets Brains.

Annual

Thunderbirds

 

John S. Franklin Jr. (son of 1st. HWP) is elected 6th. Head of the World Council and Honorary World President.

Terrahawks

17th. March.

Grizelda 'Space Spy' born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2023

 

Admiral Cooper Bristol born.

Keith Ansell

TV Century 21

 

It-Star (Birlgoy/Goybirl) created on Mars.

Annual

Terrahawks

 

Jeff Tracy begins to set up International Rescue.

Annual

Thunderbirds

 

Zelda's forces discover and attack the Mysteron complex on Mars.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Zelda leaves Mars with her whole fleet as an agent of the Mysterons - with instructions to  begin a war of nerves against Guk in response to her unprovoked attack on their complex.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

2024

 

With Zelda's forces gone exploration of the Solar System begins again.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

June.

Attempting first public manned landing on Mars the revolutionary spacecraft Zero X is destroyed on take off - because of sabotage.

Thunderbirds

 

Matthew Brogan born.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

2025

20th. May.

Doctor Graham born.

Keith Ansell

Stingray

25th. October.

International Rescue is ready to go into operation.

Thunderbirds

 

Maiden flight of Fireflash airliner.

Thunderbirds

 

 

Events in Thunderbirds begin

(other sources suggest 2065).

Thunderbirds

 

Hydromic fuel is produced from seawater.

Thunderbirds

26th. September.

Eleanor Zero born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2026

7th. July.

Jack Reed (Samuel McClaine) born.

Keith Ansell

TV Century 21

 

Second World President Tiberius James 'Patrick' Younger born.

Keith Ansell

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

20th. July.

Zero X MK.II makes first public manned landing on Mars but is destroyed in a disastrous crash-down on her return to Earth as per 'Thunderbirds Are Go' on 2nd. September.

Thunderbirds

 

Martian colonisation programme begins.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Captain Ken Ross is born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

 

Martian Exploration Centre renamed the Solar System Exploration Centre.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21 (Zero X)

2027

 

Zero X MK.III is upgraded for hydromic fuel to allow practical exploration of the Solar System,  i.e. six week flight to Mars reduced to three days.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21 (Zero X)

 

Elizabeth Brogan born.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

Russia continually refuses to pull its troops out of central Europe (which the occupying forces have unofficially named Bereznik after their division).

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

World Council disbanded as tensions mount between the West and Russia over central Europe.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

2028

 

The maiden flight of Skyship One ends in disaster -  only for Thunderbird 6 to save the day.

Thunderbirds

 

FAB 1 destroyed with Skyship One.

Thunderbirds

2nd. April.

Captain Ken Johnson is born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

8th. April.

'Great' Atomic War in Europe begins as a result of an accidental communications breakdown - only tactical nuclear weapons used.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

 

 

Military dictatorship of Bereznik carved out of ruins of Poland and surrounding Balkan states by occupying forces (not 2010).

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

Military dictatorships seize power in Great Britain and Russia.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

2029

17th. March.

Captain Black (Conrad Turner) born.

Devised from TV Century 21

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

October.

Conrad Turner orphaned as result of atomic war.

Devised from Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2030

15th. March.

The domed city of Kahra (capital of the Mars colony) is completed.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

UNIPC moves to Kahra Mars and becomes the Universal Secret Service.

Keith Ansell

TV Century 21

 

Zero X upgraded with stable hyperdrive to allow limited interstellar exploration.

Keith Ansell

TV Century 21

 

Creon and Tarn Alliance contacts United Nations with offer of mankind sharing in the development of Altor ( a planet in the Epsilon Erandi star system ) in exchange for help from Earth's police  forces in stopping the mounting crime wave there.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

Creon and Tarn Alliance forms the League of Planets.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

Earth joins the League of Planets and commits to exchanging officers with the Space Police on Altor

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

 

Earth's largest companies begin to establish plants on Altor.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

29th. October.

Colonel Steve Zodiac born on Mars.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2031

10th. July.

Doctor Fawn (Edward Wilkie) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2032

 

U.N. fails to stop the war in Europe.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

2033

14th. January.

Captain Brown (Alan Stephens) born.

Lynn Simpson

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

4th. March.

Captain Grey (Bradley Holden) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

1st. September.

Captain Indigo (Andrew Laurence) born.

Lynn Simpson

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2034

1st. February.

 

'Great' Atomic War ends in Europe - peace treaty signed by all participants.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

 

 

United Nations proposes fully empowered World Government to safeguard against such a disaster ever occurring again.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

17th. May.

Captain Magenta (Patrick Donaghue) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

15th. September

Lieutenant George Lee 'Phones' Sheridan born.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

2035

10th. February.

Doctor Venus Crabtree (Lily Lumiere) born (not 2043).

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

23rd. February.

Captain Ochre (Richard Fraser) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

26th. August.

Captain Blue (Adam Svenson) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2036

 

WASP base at Marineville proposed by WN.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

17th. December.

Captain Scarlet (Paul Metcalfe) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2038

 

Air Marshal Zodiac becomes USS Operations Director  code named 'S'.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

Slomo, a purpose built  RSA (Robotic Secretarial  Assistant ) , comes into service on Altor with  the  Space Police, DCPD Precinct 88.

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

4th. January.

Captain Troy Tempest born.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

 

 

Jane Castle transfers  to the Space Police and moves to Demeter Station (DCPD, Precinct 88) on Altor

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

2039

7th. January.

Lieutenant Joseph Ninety (Josef Nineski) born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Brogan and Haldane transfer to the Space Police  and move to Demeter Station (DCPD, Precinct 88) on Altor

Keith Ansell

Space Precinct

2040

 

Events in Space Precinct begin.

Space Precinct

 

Evil organisation SOFRAM formed.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21 (Agent 21)

 

USS take over Century 21 Toys, Inc. as cover.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21 (Agent 21)

23rd. August.

Destiny Angel (Juliette Pontoin) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2041

 

Brent Cleever becomes USS Senior Special Agent 21.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21 (Agent 21)

18th. January.

Lieutenant Green (Seymour Griffiths) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2042

6th. January.

Symphony Angel (Karen Wainwright) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

1st. May.

Lieutenant Atlanta Shore born.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

19th. June. 

Harmony Angel (Chan Kwan) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2043

10th. January.

Melody Angel (Magnolia Jones) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

25th. January.

Sub-lieutenant John Horatio Fisher born.

Cadet Cigarette Cards

Stingray

27th. April.

Rhapsody Angel (Dianne Simms) born.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2045

23rd. June. 

World Government established in Unity City, Bermuda. Senators from every major country in the world (except Bereznik and Britain) vote  Nikita Bandranaik into power as the first  World President (not 2012).

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

Mars becomes first member of World Space Empire.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

 

 

 

 

 

The World Security Patrol Organisation is formed (HQ Washington DC) with the following sections:

1. The World Space Patrol (formed from the old UN Space Patrol).

2. The World Navy (incorporating the elite special division of the Submarine Service - the World Aquanaut Security Patrol).

3. The World Army.

4. The World Airforce.

5. The World Intelligence Network (now a division of the USS.)

Devised from TV Century 21

Stingray

2046

 

 

World Security Patrol Guards formed as a general auxiliary force to support main sections.

Keith Ansell

Stingray

 

Construction of Space City begins.

Devised from TV Century 21

Fireball XL5

 

 

Futura City, USA, established as financial capital of the world.

Keith Ansell

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

28th. May.

Marina born in Pacifica.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

December.

 

Civil war Great Britain erupts and dictatorship is overthrown (not 2047).

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

2047

February.

Victorious freedom fighters take Britain into the World Government (not 2046).

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

Tina Palamac killed by Bereznik agents.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

World Space Patrol academy opened.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2048

 

Space City completed.

Devised from TV Century 21

Fireball XL5

 

Fireball XL programme begun.  

Devised from TV Century 21

Fireball XL5

 

Cahelium Extract X4 developed on Mars by Prof.Carrel

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

15th. November.

Marineville completed (not 2036).

Devised from TV Century 21

Stingray

2050

 

Colonies established on all viable worlds in Solar System.

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

Construction of XL fleet begun at Space City by Universal Engineering, Inc.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2051

 

Failed democratic revolt in Bereznik (inspired by WG) starts cold war with World Government.

Annual

Stingray

 

Ciluvium mine on Pharos exhausted.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Matthew Matic designs first nutomic hyperdrive system.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2052

 

General Rossiter promoted to head of World Space Patrol with seat on World Security Council.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Wilbur Zero promoted to CiC WSP HQ, Space City.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Anti-Bereznik riot in USA.

Devised from Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Major Jim Ireland sets off on his historic 10-year exploration of the local star systems in prototype nutomic hyperdrive ship Explorer 10.

Fireball XL5

 

World Army-Airforce founded (by merging the two  previously separate forces) under General McCormack

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

2053

 

Prototype XL1 Alpha completed.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

24th. March.

Jonathan Zero Jr. born.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2054

 

Oxygen pills replace standard space suits.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Fireball XL fleet (30 ships) commissioned by the WSP.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2055

 

Steve Zodiac becomes co-pilot of XL5.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

 

Brent Cleever takes over from 'S' as Operations Director of the USS -'S' promoted to Director-in-Chief of USS with seat on WSC (and also joins W.P.'s advisory staff).

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

2056

 

Friendly contact is made with a number of planets in the local star systems who wish to trade with Earth.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

The United Planets Organisation is formed (to promote friendship and understanding between alien races and aid interstellar trade).

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2057

 

Interstellar trading begins between UPO members.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

XL ships upgraded with nutomic hyperdrives.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Steve Zodiac promoted to Colonel and given command of XL5.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2058

 

Sam Shore's wife dies.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

10th. July.

First CB29 Neptune probe launched from Moon.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2059

 

Admiral Beatty promoted to head of World Navy with seat on WSC.

Devised from TV Century 21

Stingray

2060 

 

Steve Zodiac appointed Chief Astronaut of WSP.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Troy Tempest meets 'Phones' Sheridan and persuades him to join the World Navy Submarine Service.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

 

Top WASP aquanaut Captain Sam Shore is crippled in action (while seconded to the WSP Guards to appraise their new one-man guard subs.)

Stingray

2062

 

Zoonie the lazoon born on planet Colevio

Fireball XL5

 

Robert the Robot constructed by Matthew Matic.

Fireball XL5

 

Venus adopts Zoonie, the last Colevian lazoon.

Fireball XL5

 

The Subterrains of Planet 46 attack the Earth with planatomic missiles.

Fireball XL5

 

Events in Fireball XL5 begin.

Fireball XL5

 

General McCormack appointed head of World Security Patrol Organisation and Chairman of the World Security Council (the policy making body of the WSPO).

Keith Ansell

Stingray

 

The WASPs split from World Navy and founded as  separate section of the World Security Patrol.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

 

Sam Shore promoted to Commander-in-Chief of WASP based at Marineville (with a seat on the WSC).

Devised from Annual

Stingray

 

Prototype submarine later to become Stingray (MK.III) completed and put through sea trials by the WASPs with Bradley Holden in command.

Devised from Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

The Space Exploration Taskforce (SET) is formed

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

2063

 

 

Pharos has become a danger to passing spaceships and is destroyed by the XL5 crew.

Fireball XL5

 

The Earth is almost destroyed in the 'Firecloud' incident.

Fireball XL5

 

Steve Zodiac is made 'Astronaut of the Year'.

Fireball XL5

 

General Jim Martin becomes Deputy Head of the World Security Patrol Organisation.

Keith Ansell

Stingray

 

Marina kidnapped and enslaved by Titan.

Keith Ansell

Stingray

 

The revolutionary new combat sub Stingray (MK.III) is launched with Bradley Holden in command.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

2064

 

Troy Tempest is promoted to Captain and transferred to the WASPs to take command of Stingray following a serious injury suffered by Holden.

Devised from Annual

Stingray

 

World Security Patrol submarine Seaprobe exploring the deep sea trenches of the Pacific is destroyed by Titan's Mechanical Terror Fish.

Stingray

 

Events in Stingray begin.

Stingray

 

First recorded contact with Titan and other undersea races is made by Stingray crew.

Stingray

 

Marina helps Troy Tempest and Phones escape from Titanica and becomes the third member of  the Stingray crew.

Stingray

 

Titan swears revenge on Tempest and begins to plan his long-delayed invasion of the surface world.

Stingray

2065

 

WASP plans to commission further Stingray-class subs sanctioned by WG.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

23rd. January.

The first issue of the children's comic magazine TV Century 21 is published featuring fictional stories of the world's heroes - past and present.

TV Century 21

January.

The World Government elects to form Spectrum as an elite security force to relieve pressure on the specialised World Security Patrol sections.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

General Rossiter retires.

Keith Ansell

Fireball XL5

 

Commander Zero succeeds Rossiter as Head of the World Space Patrol (with seat on WSC).

Devised from TV Century 21

Fireball XL5

 

WSP advise limited use of oxygen pills due to possible health risks.

Devised from TV Century 21

Creative continuity

 

Charles Grey nominated Air-Marshal Zodiac's successor as Head of USS but he refuses in favour of becoming Spectrum CiC.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

28th. September

Spectrum is launched under the command of Colonel White.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

World Security Patrol Guards become Spectrum Auxiliary.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

Troy Tempest is awarded Aquanaut of the Year.

Stingray

 

Commander Shore is promoted to Head of WASP with seat on WSC.

Devised from TV Century 21

Stingray

2066

 

W.P. Nikita Bandranaik announces he will not be standing for re-election in 2067. After a period of ill-health he has decided to retire (having served three 7-year terms in office).

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

 

 

Admiral Beatty accused of treason. He resigns.

Devised from TV Century 21

Stingray

 

Admiral Bristol succeeds Beatty as Head of World Navy (with seat on WSC).

Devised from TV Century 21

TV Century 21

19th. July.

Captain Ochre joins Spectrum.

Annual

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Air Marshal Maxwell 'S' Zodiac retires.

Keith Ansell

TV Century 21

2067

 

 

T.J. Younger is elected second World President.

Devised from TV Century 21

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

General McCormack retires and succeeded by Jim Martin.

Keith Ansell

Stingray

 

 

Supreme Headquarters Earth Forces (SHEF) established in New York, USA.

Keith Ansell

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

 

 

 

 

 

General Ian Loover is appointed Supreme Commander of Earth Forces responsible for over-seeing following security organisations:

1. Spectrum.

2. World Security Patrol.

3. Universal Secret Service.

4. World Government Police Corps.

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

10th. July.

 

Spectrum officially inaugurated by World President Younger.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Strange radio signals are detected coming from  an unexplored region of Mars by Cloudbase.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

October.

Captain Black chosen to head Zero X mission to find source of the signals.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2068

 

Events in Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons begin.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

January.

Captain Black discovers and mistakenly attacks the source of the signals - the Mysteron complex   (not October).

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Captain Black returns to Glenn Field as an agent of the Mysterons with instructions to begin a war of nerves against the Earth in response to his unprovoked attack on their complex.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

The Mysterons threaten to assassinate World President Younger.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Captain Scarlet is killed and reconstructed as an indestructible agent of the Mysterons.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Captain Scarlet falls 800ft. from the top of the London Car-Vu Tower and the Mysteron control of his mind is broken - but he remains virtually indestructible.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

Captain Scarlet becomes Spectrum's leading agent in their fight against the Mysterons.

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

2069

 

T.J. Younger stands down as World President.

Devised from TV Century 21

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

US President John Roberts is elected  3rd. World President.

Devised from TV Century 21

Captain Scarlet & the Mysterons

 

The fight against the Mysterons, other aliens and the undersea races continues...

Keith Ansell

Creative continuity

 

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