Sunday, August 30, 2009

More Captain Scarlet

The other day, we listened to the excellent closing theme from Captain Scarlet - a British show that aired in the U.S. on the weekday "cartoon" circuit during the early '70s.

Despite being performed by "puppets" (actually Gerry Anderson's lifelike marionettes) - the shows were remarkably well done. Take a look at this clip, it's impressive (albeit wobbly) sets, and ability to build tension. (Don't worry about Captain Scarlett - he was indestructible after all.)

And here's another great memory from Captain Scarlet - the creepy opening.