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* ReferencedBy: The show's SmashCut style was Amusingly played with by Chris Evans in ''TFI Friday'', where he would try to flip his head between two cameras in time with the ''Captain Scarlet'' riff.

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The show's SmashCut style was Amusingly played with by Chris Evans in ''TFI Friday'', where he would try to flip his head between two cameras in time with the ''Captain Scarlet'' riff.


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** Music/Apollo440 referenced the series in their song "High On Your Own Supply", with the line "You're no Captain Scarlet, you're not indestructible".


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Patrick [=McGoohan=] was asked to guest star as the voice of the World President in the pilot, but he was unable to commit to the episode.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: When the show started production, Gerry Anderson hoped to have an idea for a guest star to appear in each episode. For the pilot episode, for example, Patrick [=McGoohan=] was asked to guest star as the voice of the World President in President. [=McGoohan=] wasn't able to work it into his schedule, so he bowed out. Eventually Anderson scrapped the pilot, but he guest star idea entirely, as it was unable to commit to the episode.too expensive.


* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Patrick McGoohan was asked to guest star as the voice of the World President in the pilot, but he was unable to commit to the episode.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Patrick McGoohan [=McGoohan=] was asked to guest star as the voice of the World President in the pilot, but he was unable to commit to the episode.

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: Patrick McGoohan was asked to guest star as the voice of the World President in the pilot, but he was unable to commit to the episode.

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** The SmashCut style was also used in episode 28 of WebVideo/YuGiOhTheAbridgedSeries.


* ActorAllusion:
** Colonel White's real name is Charles Gray, and he is voiced by Donald Gray. Originally the actor Charles Gray was born [[OneSteveLimit Donald Gray but changed his name to avoid confusion.]]
** The episode "The Trap" involved a conference of the world air forces taking place in a castle that wouldn't look out of place in a Film/HammerHorror movie. A year before the show aired, Captain Scarlet's voice actor was in ''Film/DraculaPrinceOfDarkness''.

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* ActorAllusion:
** Colonel White's real name is Charles Gray, and he is voiced by Donald Gray. Originally the actor Charles Gray was born [[OneSteveLimit Donald Gray but changed his name to avoid confusion.]]
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CastingGag: The episode "The Trap" involved a conference of the world air forces taking place in a castle that wouldn't look out of place in a Film/HammerHorror movie. A year before the show aired, Captain Scarlet's voice actor was in ''Film/DraculaPrinceOfDarkness''.


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* TheDanza: Colonel White's real name is Charles Gray, and he is voiced by Donald Gray. Originally the actor Charles Gray was born [[OneSteveLimit Donald Gray but changed his name to avoid confusion.]]


* ActorAllusion: Colonel White's real name is Charles Gray, and he is voiced by Donald Gray. Originally the actor Charles Gray was born [[OneSteveLimit Donald Gray but changed his name to avoid confusion.]]
** The episode "The Trap" involved a conference of the world air forces taking place in a castle that wouldn't look out of place in a Film/HammerHorror movie. A year before the show aired, Captain Scarlet's voice actor was in Film/DraculaPrinceOfDarkness.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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Colonel White's real name is Charles Gray, and he is voiced by Donald Gray. Originally the actor Charles Gray was born [[OneSteveLimit Donald Gray but changed his name to avoid confusion.]]
** The episode "The Trap" involved a conference of the world air forces taking place in a castle that wouldn't look out of place in a Film/HammerHorror movie. A year before the show aired, Captain Scarlet's voice actor was in Film/DraculaPrinceOfDarkness.''Film/DraculaPrinceOfDarkness''.




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** The episode "The Trap" involved a conference of the world air forces taking place in a castle that wouldn't look out of place in a Film/HammerHorror movie. A year before the show aired, Captain Scarlet's voice actor was in Film/DraculaPrinceOfDarkness.

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* ActorAllusion: Colonel White's real name is Charles Gray, and he is voiced by Donald Gray. Originally the actor Charles Gray was born [[OneSteveLimit Donald Gray but changed his name to avoid confusion.]]


-->''Although voice artist Lian Shin is credited on 20 episodes of the series, ("The Launching") features her only vocal appearance as Harmony Angel and she does not portray any other characters. For all of Harmony's previous speaking roles, her voice was provided by Liz Morgan... Harmony is seen in a number of later episodes, [[UnfortunateImplications but this is the last time that she speaks]].''

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-->''Although voice artist Lian Shin is credited on 20 episodes of the series, ("The Launching") features her only vocal appearance as Harmony Angel and she does not portray any other characters. For all of Harmony's previous speaking roles, her voice was provided by Liz Morgan... Harmony is seen in a number of later episodes, [[UnfortunateImplications but this is the last time that she speaks]].speaks.''


* TheOtherDarrin: Harmony Angel is voiced by Liz Morgan except for "The Launching", where she's voiced by Lian-Shin. [[UnfortunateImplications While it's not her last episode, it's the last episode where the series' only Asian character has any dialogue.]]

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* TheOtherDarrin: Harmony Angel is voiced by Liz Morgan except for "The Launching", where she's voiced by Lian-Shin. [[UnfortunateImplications While it's not her last episode, it's the last episode where the series' only Asian character has any dialogue.]]

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* TheOtherDarrin: Harmony Angel is voiced by Liz Morgan except for "The Launching", where she's voiced by Lian-Shin. [[UnfortunateImplications While it's not her last episode, it's the last episode where the series' only Asian character has any dialogue.]]


* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''New Captain Scarlet'' suffered from much of this, including having the last episodes aired OutOfOrder. In addition, as of the end of 2011 it has yet to be aired anywhere in North America and there hasn't even been a DVD release there.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** One episode from the 2005 remake was removed because Gerry Anderson thought it was too scary for younger children. As a result, this was one reason the last few episodes of Season 2 were aired out of order. Humorously however, the Episode "Grey Skulls" was given the description for this episode on the Season 2 DVD inside cover Episode List. The voice cast (along with Supermarionation voice legend Shane Rimmer) performed the censored script, "The House of Dolls" at one of the "Fanderson" conventions.
** As noted under AscendedExtra, Captain Ochre seemed headed for lead character status at the end of the series, had a third season been commissioned.
** Also, the revelation that [[spoiler:there are Mysterons willing to help the humans stop the war (in "The Achilles Messenger")]] likely would have been further explored had there been a third season.

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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''New Captain Scarlet'' suffered from much of this, including having the last episodes aired OutOfOrder. In addition, as of the end of 2011 it has yet to be aired anywhere in North America and there hasn't even been a DVD release there.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** One episode from the 2005 remake was removed because Gerry Anderson thought it was too scary for younger children. As a result, this was one reason the last few episodes of Season 2 were aired out of order. Humorously however, the Episode "Grey Skulls" was given the description for this episode on the Season 2 DVD inside cover Episode List. The voice cast (along with Supermarionation voice legend Shane Rimmer) performed the censored script, "The House of Dolls" at one of the "Fanderson" conventions.
** As noted under AscendedExtra, Captain Ochre seemed headed for lead character status at the end of the series, had a third season been commissioned.
** Also, the revelation that [[spoiler:there are Mysterons willing to help the humans stop the war (in "The Achilles Messenger")]] likely would have been further explored had there been a third season.

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* BillingDisplacement: We'll let Chris Bentley explain this one (from ''The Complete Gerry Anderson: The Authorised Episode Guide''):
-->''Although voice artist Lian Shin is credited on 20 episodes of the series, ("The Launching") features her only vocal appearance as Harmony Angel and she does not portray any other characters. For all of Harmony's previous speaking roles, her voice was provided by Liz Morgan... Harmony is seen in a number of later episodes, [[UnfortunateImplications but this is the last time that she speaks]].''
* {{Defictionalization}}: Both catchphrases of the show have been borrowed by American private spaceflight firm [=SpaceX=] to describe its readiness for rocket launches, modified to "[=SpaceX=] Is Green" or "[=SpaceX=] Is Red".
* NamesTheSame: It is rumoured that music group The Spectrum's involvement came about more or less accidentally; Gerry Anderson was made aware that their name and the SPECTRUM organisation's name might cause a trademark conflict. Rather than pick a new name or call the lawyers in, he chose to TakeAThirdOption and offered them the title-theme gig.
* ReferencedBy: The show's SmashCut style was Amusingly played with by Chris Evans in ''TFI Friday'', where he would try to flip his head between two cameras in time with the ''Captain Scarlet'' riff.
* ScrewedByTheNetwork: ''New Captain Scarlet'' suffered from much of this, including having the last episodes aired OutOfOrder. In addition, as of the end of 2011 it has yet to be aired anywhere in North America and there hasn't even been a DVD release there.
* WhatCouldHaveBeen
** One episode from the 2005 remake was removed because Gerry Anderson thought it was too scary for younger children. As a result, this was one reason the last few episodes of Season 2 were aired out of order. Humorously however, the Episode "Grey Skulls" was given the description for this episode on the Season 2 DVD inside cover Episode List. The voice cast (along with Supermarionation voice legend Shane Rimmer) performed the censored script, "The House of Dolls" at one of the "Fanderson" conventions.
** As noted under AscendedExtra, Captain Ochre seemed headed for lead character status at the end of the series, had a third season been commissioned.
** Also, the revelation that [[spoiler:there are Mysterons willing to help the humans stop the war (in "The Achilles Messenger")]] likely would have been further explored had there been a third season.

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