|The Mothership |
Oh heavens, I had no idea that this existed until I saw this, then I found the first episode....wow.
That montage is just his morning commute to work.
Immortality making you a little sloppy, eh, Captain?
There's one part in this show where they're in an outdoor parking lot and one of Scarlet's officers has to get from one end of the lot to the middle (about 30 car lengths). So, he puts on a jetpack and flies over.
John Holmes Motherfucker
The puppets look most ridiculous when walking, so they almost never walk. So you've got Steve Zodiac going everywhere on his hoversled like a really fat old guy on a rascal.
To paraphrase Joel Hodgson, there's nothing more pathetic than a marionette trying to run.
|Caminante Nocturno |
The great thing about these deaths is that you can add the word "whoops!" to most of them and it would make perfect sense.
He's less about Mysterons than OSHA violations.
|Maggot Brain |
All the other ones were kind of cool. Falling out of a car makes you look like a dink. Fuck you, Captain Scarlet, 'ya asshole.
So basically he's Wolverine without the claws, history, or really any useful skills.
He has plenty of skills like investigative skills, flying planes, being good in a punch up and he is willing to do WHATEVER IT TAKES to get the job done since he doesn't care about being blown up or burning to death Sorry if that makes him too cerebral for you teenage power fantasy types with your hairy Canadian closet cases.
Captain Scarlet is indestructible.
You are not.
|Rodents of Unusual Size |
Wow, he sure gets into a lot of crazy madcap pickles!
|Sanest Man Alive |
Having gone back and watched the first episode of this, I learned that the Mysterons actually made Captain Scarlet immortal as part of some insipid brainwashing/assassination plot. It failed of course, because they're the Bad Guys, so the good guys are left with an unkillable soldier. Thanks, Mysterons.
Also, the Mysterons initially thought humans were too fucking stupid to waste their time on, but the first astronauts to discover their advanced society fired rockets at them for the hell of it, and drew them into the retaliatory quagmire that gave us Captain Scarlet, Indestructible Dumbass.
Heh, one of the sculptors in the credits is named "Plugg Shutt".
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