Cast of Characters

 

Skybase Central

CGI NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET UNOFFICIAL WEBSITE

PART OF THE SPECTRUM HEADQUARTERS WEBSITE

 

UPDATES, September 8, 2011 - Additional details

 

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET  |  CAPTAIN BLUE  |  CAPTAIN OCHRE  |  CAPTAIN MAGENTA  |  CAPTAIN GREY  |

COLONEL WHITE  |  LIEUTENANT GREEN  |  CAPTAIN BLACK  |

DESTINY ANGEL  |  HARMONY ANGEL  |  SYMPHONY ANGEL  |  MELODY ANGEL  |  RHAPSODY ANGEL

 

 

 

SPECTRUM CAPTAINS

 

 

 

Captain Scarlet

 

NAME: Paul Metcalfe
CURRENT AGE: 32
PLACE OF BIRTH: Winchester, England, United Kingdom
CITIZENSHIP: British / U.S.
MARITAL STATUS: Single
EYES: Blue
HAIR: Black
HEIGHT: 6 ft 2 in.
WEIGHT: 168 lbs
RACE: Caucasian
KNOWN FAMILY:

Father - Tom Metcalfe (deceased), American astronaut. 

Mother - Ann Brightman (deceased), British Astrophysicist. 

Sister - Carrie Metcalfe

Nephew: Mikey

 

BACKGROUND DETAILS:

 

Born in Winchester, England, his mother was Ann Brightman, an English astrophysicist, his father, Tom Metcalfe, an American pilot who later joined the International Space Agency.  As a boy of ten, Paul watched his father take humankind's first steps on Mars and vowed to follow in his historic footsteps. He studied astrophysics at MIT before joining the US Air Force. But the outbreak of global terrorist wars, which saw the death of both his parents, changed his focus. 

 

He transferred to US Special Forces and commanded an elite unit that saw action across the world. His second in command was Lieutenant Conrad Lefkon,  who became his closest friend. With the end of the wars, a new security organisation was established:  Spectrum. Paul was an obvious choice for the new organisation, and became Captain Scarlet. His good friend Lefkon was also signed up as Captain Black. 

 

Scarlet later became Spectrum's special weapon in its war of nerves with the Mysterons; a weapon created by the Mysterons themselves when they killed Scarlet during a mission on Mars with Captain Black. After they had discovered the Mysterons’ city, Black fired a destructive shot against it, believing they were under attack.  The two men watched in astonishment as the city rebuilt itself, and tried to flee to escape their fate, only to be killed afterwards.

 

The Mysterons rebuilt Scarlet as an invincible human replica to infiltrate Earth and lead their war against the planet.  While controlled by the Mysterons, Scarlet tried to destroy Skybase, but was stopped in his efforts by Captain Blue.  Falling down through a plasma stream, Scarlet was killed, but recovered later on in Sickbay, under the astonished eyes of Doctor Gold and other on-lookers, and revealed himself fully free of the Mysterons' control.  Metcalfe's human psyche had survived and regained control of his physical body. Instead of being killed by the power surge, the genetic mutation of the Mysteron retrometabolisation process that leaves Scarlet virtually indestructible was discovered (Events described in 'Instrument of Destruction, Part 1')

 

Scarlet is a dedicated Spectrum officer, first and foremost he's a soldier on the frontline of Earth’s defences. But he’s also tormented by what he has become - not fully human. Utterly fearless and dedicated to saving the human race, for all Scarlet's heroism there's one thing that makes him very uneasy - his growing feelings for Destiny Angel, girlfriend of his late friend, Captain Black.

 

 

POWERS:

 

The genetic mutation of the Mysteron retrometabolisation left Scarlet virtually indestructible.  This process was coined 'Retrometabolism'. So far, Captain Scarlet can survive, and heal from any injuries, even the more devastating ones.  

 

In a few episodes, it is stated that he can feel a Mysteron's presence, by feeling nauseous and unwell.  In the pilot episode ('Instrument of Destruction', parts 1 and 2, it is also said that Scarlet shared a kind of telepathic link with Captain Black - which is considered by Colonel White as an advantage in the war against the Mysterons that he cannot dismiss.

 

During the episode 'Rat Trap', the Mysterons were able to contact Scarlet and to talk to him, while nobody else could hear them.  It is not clear if this phenomenon was because he was on the Mysterons' home planet, or if he would hear them, wherever he might be, if they chose to contact him again.

 

 

Wayne Forester

ADDITIONAL DETAILS:

 

The features of the CGI Captain Scarlet character were based on those of the original Captain Scarlet puppet.  Scans of the head of the original character were made and dozens of screen-grabs from the original  'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons' TV shows were also used, combined with other elements from a variety of references that helped refine the CGI character's features.

 

The voice for Captain Scarlet was provided by Wayne Forester, who had a previous connection to Gerry Anderson production, as he had been seen on stage in the Mime Theatre Project production Thunderbirds FAB - The Next Generation, and appeared as various different characters in Space Precinct.  He also performed the motion capture movement for Captain Blue in the 'Captain Scarlet and the Return of the Mysterons' CGI test short.

 

 

 

 

CAPTAIN SCARLET  |  CAPTAIN BLUE  |  CAPTAIN OCHRE  |  CAPTAIN MAGENTA  |  CAPTAIN GREY  |

COLONEL WHITE  |  LIEUTENANT GREEN  |  CAPTAIN BLACK  | DOCTOR GOLD

DESTINY ANGEL  |  HARMONY ANGEL  |  SYMPHONY ANGEL  |  MELODY ANGEL  |  RHAPSODY ANGEL

 

REGULAR CAST APPEARANCES

 

CAST OF CHARACTERS

SKYBASE HOME

 

 

SKYBASE CENTRAL HOME  |  WORLD OF NEW CAPTAIN SCARLET  |  CAST OF CHARACTERS  |  CRAFT & EQUIPMENT  |

EPISODE GUIDE  | CGI NEWS  |   MERCHANDISING  |  FAN FICTION  |  MISCELLANEOUS

 

OTHER WORLDS OF GERRY ANDERSON LINKS  |  SID DATABASE  |  SITE MAP

SPECTRUM HEADQUARTERS HOME  |  SPECTRUM HQ FORUM  |  UPDATES  |  NEWS PAGE

 

 

You can send your comments to:

spectrum_hq@hotmail.com

 

 

Copyright © of all trademarked material ('Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet, Hypermarionation, Gradana, CITV, ‘and als,  'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons', 'Supermarionation', and all other series titles, their characters, vehicles, crafts, etc.) owned by Anderson Entertainment Ltd/GAP plc, and/or ITC/Polygram and/or Carlton International and/or other owners. Information of the series mentioned on this fan site are all being taken from copyrighted © material (books magazines, DVDs, TV medias, comics etc.) property of their rightful owners, official organisations and/or artists depending of ownership rights.  This site is meant as a fan site, with respect and tribute to the work of those artists.  No profit is been made from the use of those copyrighted © materials.