Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars

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Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars
Genre Action
Adventure
Science fiction
Thriller
Created by Gerry Anderson
Sylvia Anderson
(original production)
Robert Mandell
(compilation edit)
Written by Tony Barwick
Directed by Robert Lynn
Ken Turner
Brian Burgess
Starring Voices of:
Francis Matthews
Ed Bishop
Liz Morgan
Donald Gray
Country of origin United Kingdom
Original language(s) English
Production
Running time 91 minutes
Chronology
Preceded by Captain Scarlet vs the Mysterons

Revenge of the Mysterons from Mars is a 1981 television film incorporating re-edited footage from the 1967 British Supermarionation television series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons. Created by ITC Entertainment's New York offices, the film is a compilation of the original episodes "Shadow of Fear", "Lunarville 7", "Crater 101" and "Dangerous Rendezvous".[1] It complements a previous Captain Scarlet compilation movie, Captain Scarlet vs the Mysterons. The film was negatively received by fans of the original 1960s programme.[2] The movie was later mocked in November 1988 on Mystery Science Theater 3000.

Plot[edit]

An attempt to survey the Mysterons' planet, Mars, with a space probe is threatened when a scientist attached to the project is killed and duplicated by the Mysterons ("Shadow of Fear").

After the Lunar Controller boldly declares the Moon's independence from Earth in its fight against the Mysterons, Captains Scarlet and Blue and Lieutenant Green are dispatched to the colony Lunarville 7 to investigate reports of an unidentified complex being built on the far side of the Moon ("Lunarville 7").

After reporting back to Cloudbase, Scarlet, Blue and Green return to the Moon to remove the power source from the Mysteron complex in Crater 101. Entering the city, they try to disable their enemies' powers of reconstruction before the complex is irrevocably destroyed in an atomic explosion ("Crater 101").

Back on Cloudbase, Dr Kurnitz finds that the crystal pulsator recovered from the Mysteron complex has communicational capabilities. Using a special device to broadcast to Spectrum's enemies directly, Colonel White requests an end to hostilities between Earth and Mars ("Dangerous Rendezvous").

Video releases[edit]

This film has received two home video releases: the first by "Channel 5" in the 1980s, the second by PolyGram in 1992.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Miscellaneous — Multimedia: Videos". Spectrum Headquarters. Retrieved May 5, 2007. 
  2. ^ Bentley, Chris (2001). The Complete Book of Captain Scarlet. Carlton Books. p. 121. ISBN 1-84222-405-0. 

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