Tuesday, December 22, 2009
TV 022: Captain Scarlet - Barry Gray Orchestra
One of my earliest cult television memories, Captain Scarlet was a fascinating early addition to the UK's science fiction programming canon.
The Mysterons sent shivers up my spine when I viewed early 1980s re-runs on RTE. Even now, the series still holds a dark edge and is Anderson's finest supermarionation effort. The ruthless attacks by the Mysterons were realistic and sometimes very bleak in their nihilism.
Barry Gray's theme tune is instantly recognisable and just swings for the entire duration.
Once again, a television show makes me nostalgic for a time before I was born.
Comments and feedback are welcome.
Posted by nlgbbbblth at 8:10 AM