Scarlet The Spectrum Captain! – A Gerry Anderson A21 News Story

Scarlet The Spectrum Captain – by Paul Metcalfe

You know Ochre and Blue, Indigo and Fawn
Grey and Green, Magenta and Brown
But do you recall
The most famous Captain of all?

Scarlet the Spectrum Captain
Had a very special gift
And if the Martians saw it
They would likely be quite miffed

All of the other Captains
Used to laugh and call him names
They never let poor Scarlet
Join in any Cloudbase games

Then one foggy Christmas Eve
The Colonel came to say
“Scarlet, with your uncanny might
Won’t you win our war tonight?”

Then how the Captains loved him
As they shouted out with glee
“Scarlet the Spectrum Captain
You’ll go down in history”

Scarlet the Spectrum Captain
Was driving in an SPV
His seat was facing rearwards
It was quite a thing to see

Just then a wall of fire
Erupted with a burst of flames
Obscuring poor Scarlet’s vision
And blocking both highway lanes

Then with one flick of a switch
Scarlet was heard to say
“Don’t you know my Spectrum gear
Will help me to get out of here?”

Then pow! His chair ejected
And he blasted out with glee
Scarlet the Spectrum Captain
Floated down into the sea

I’m Dreaming of a Green (Rings) Christmas – by Conrad Turner

I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas
Just like the ones I used to know
Where the buildings crumble
And tremors rumble
To hear Spectrum cry “Oh no!”, “Oh no!”

I said, I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas
With every Martian plan I wreak
May your days be scary and weak
And may all your Christmas’ be bleak

I said, I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas
With two bright rings upon the wall
Where reactors melt down
And Spectrum will frown
To hear the Earthmen start to fall (to fall)

I’m dreaming of a Green Christmas
With every victim in the night
May your days, may your days, may your days
Be scary with fright
And may none of your Christmas’ be bright

Written by
Andrew Clements

A writer, film maker and self confessed Gerry Anderson fanatic. Free to good home.

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