- Never seen inhabitants of the planet Mars who waged a
relentless war against the planet Earth on the British sci-fi
puppet series CAPTAIN SCARLET AND THE MYSTERONS/SYN/1967.
"The Mysterons, sworn enemies of Earth, possessing the
ability to recreate an exact likeness of an object or
person...but first they must destroy. [cat howls, gun fires]
Leading the fight, one man fate has made indestructible. His
name...CAPTAIN SCARLET" [A deep, foreboding voice announces]
"This is the voice of the Mysterons. We know that you can hear
us earthmen. We have observed the pathetic events of SPECTRUM to
combat us and we have decided to render them powerless. We
intend to immobilize the whole of SPECTRUM."
mistaking a peaceful exploratory mission to the planet Mars as a
prelude to an invasion, the Mysterons declared war.
method of attack used by the Mysterons was Retro-metabolism, a
process which destroyed an object and then recreated its likeness
with a mind and will controlled by the Mysterons.
Protecting the Earth from attack was the international
peacekeeping force of "Spectrum." An
aborted attempt to kill a member of Spectrum with this process
backfired, thus creating Captain Scarlet, a man fate had
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