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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons is a 1967 British science-fiction thriller puppet film directed by Robert Lynn and written and produced by Sylvia Anderson, from a story by the Andersons. Featuring the voices of Francis Matthews, Ed Bishop, Donald Gray and Cy Grant, Captain Scarlet follows the "war of nerves" between Earth and the Mysterons, a race of Martians who possess partial control over matter. When a misunderstanding causes human astronauts to attack their city on Mars, the Mysterons vow revenge and launch reprisals against Earth. These are countered by Spectrum, a worldwide security organisation. Spectrum agent Captain Scarlet acquires the Mysterons' self-healing power of "retrometabolism" and is thus rendered "indestructible", being able to recover from otherwise fatal injuries. In this way, Scarlet becomes Spectrum's top asset in its fight against the Mysterons.

Executive produced by Gerry Anderson and filmed by the Andersons' production company Century 21 Cinema Productions, the film premiered in the 20th Cannes Film Festival on 1 May 1967 and was released in the United Kingdom by Paramount Pictures on 10 May. Compared to Thunderbirds and earlier Anderson productions, Captain Scarlet is generally considered "darker" in tone and less suited to child audiences due to its violent content and themes of alien aggression and interplanetary war. The change in puppet design has divided opinion, while the wisdom of making the protagonist "indestructible" has also been questioned. However, its commercial success has spawned a TV series, toy cars, action figures, audio plays and original novels, as well as strips in the weekly children's comic TV Century 21.

Willbred Sound Studios provided Sound Post-Production Services, with John Peverill and Jane Wanstall being the Supervising Sound Editors. Peter Pennell, Brian Hickin, Chip Henderson and J.B. Turner were the Sound Editors.

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In 2068, the indestructible Captain Scarlet leads the agents of Spectrum in a war of nerves against the Mysterons from Mars.

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