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Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons – The Spectrum Files

With the 50th anniversary of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons (1967) approaching, we look behind the scenes of the recording of The Spectrum Files!

Starring Wayne Forester and Liz Morgan, and directed by Jamie Anderson, let The Spectrum Files take you back to 1967, the original broadcast year of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.

Liz and Wayne recording The Spectrum Files 1

Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons tells the story of the Mysterons from Mars’ attempts to take over planet Earth, using their powers of retro-metabolism, possessing the power to recreate an exact likeness of an object or person. The only people able to stop them are the organization Spectrum, and one man fate has made indestructible – Captain Scarlet.

Originally brought to our television screens by Gerry Anderson with his pioneering technique of Supermarionation and continuing his legacy at Big Finish is his son Jamie Anderson. The Spectrum Files, written by ‘John Theydon’ (pseudonym of writer John William Jennison) and directed and produced by Jamie Anderson, tell three stories from the Spectrum universe, and were originally released in 1967, the same year as the TV series!

Check out the lovely cover of The Spectrum File 1 below!

The cover for The Spectrum Files 1

Featuring the vocal talents of  Wayne Forester and Liz Morgan – unforgettable parts of the world of Captain Scarlet. Liz was the original voice of Destiny and Rhapsody Angel, and Wayne was the voice of Captain Scarlet in Gerry Anderson’s New Captain Scarlet, which was released in 2005 and was the last show produced by Gerry Anderson.

You can see footage from the recording session in this brand new behind-the-scenes video!

The Spectrum Files are currently available at £14.99 on download or £16.99 on CD each, or you can save and get them as a bundle, of £30 on download or £35 on CD for Files 1-3!

And don’t forget to check out the 50th Anniversary box set of Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, also coming in September! Our previous article can be read here!

The Captain Scarlet 50th Anniversary Box set.

And coming out this month, the latest in the Big Finish Gerry Anderson tales, Terrahawks Volume 3! Check out the trailer below.”

Written by
Chris Thompson

A freelance Artist and Film-maker based on a not so secret island in the East Atlantic. Grew up up on the Anderson series reruns in the 90s and have always strived to create works that are as interesting and exciting.

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