Following the success of the 'Thunderbirds' series, Sylvia and Gerry Anderson produced the science fiction television series 'Captain Scarlett And The Mysterons', first shown in Britain between September 1967 and April 1968. It used scale models and Supermarionation puppetry.
Produced over 32 episodes, the premise of the series involved World Security Organisation, SPECTRUM, defending the Earth from the invasion plans of the Mysterons. On a mission to Mars in 2068, Captain Black mistakenly destroyed a Mysteron City, leading them to declare war on Earth. The Mysterons then took control of Captain Black's mind, becoming Captain Scarlett's nemesis.
2005 will see Gerry Anderson's further adventures of Captain Scarlett, updated using CGI.
Captain Scarlett And The Mysterons: an original Captain Black puppet head,