A Conversation for 'Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons' - the Characters and Hardware

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the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

One of the strongest elements in the Gerry & Sylvia productions was the music. As the series beacame more sophisticated so did the background music. Let's be honest no-one can mistake the Thunderbirds theme! Any chance of an article?


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Smij - Formerly Jimster

'The Works of Barry Gray - Composer'

Hmm... that would be a good one.


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the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

I have always kept my eye out for a compilation CD with my fave 60's themes on, besides G&S, I always wanted things like The Prisoner, The Avengers and The Man from U.N.C.L.E.


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Smij - Formerly Jimster

There was a cracking series of CDs released a few years ago called Cult Fiction. The best one, Cult Fiction Royale, has two discs-worth of stunning themes, including the full themes for Sapphire and Steel, UFO, The Professionals and loads more.


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Post 5

Primord

There's also a pretty good if much smaller cd-called Thunderthemes are go!

It has the obvious Gerry Anderson stuff, plus The Avengers, The Champions, the ludicrous Man in a Suitcase etc.
smiley - biggrin


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the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

You may call Man in a Suitcase ludicrous, but it was my mum's favourite show. I know that makes me biased but there you go.


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Smij - Formerly Jimster

I used to work in a shop where my co-worker used to play the Man in a Suitcase theme every day at noon.

They never did find his body... smiley - devil


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Primord

Third Man-

it's not so much Man in a Suitcase that is ludicrous (but it is smiley - laugh) but the insane grandeose tune...when you actully compare the music to the
character of McGill-he doesn't do much does he? "you crazy fool-I'm McGill!"


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the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

Hi Primo.

How's he supposed to be interesting, he works for an insurance companysmiley - zzz!!smiley - zzz


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Post 10

Primord

hehehe!

have you seen 'McGill' recently?
he's twice the man he was...if you know what I mean smiley - winkeye

how's you today? still puttin' up with the yaps?


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Post 11

the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

Primo, loveley to hear from yousmiley - tickle. People will begin to talk. I hope. Yes McGill has gone to pasture, but unbeknown to many his protege has arrived to take his place, he's called McGiver.smiley - yuk


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Post 12

Primord

smiley - laugh

smiley - cuddle

smiley - smooch


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Post 13

the third man(temporary armistice)n strike)

I've just put Man in a Suitcase in the BBC search engine and 42 pages of dead bodies turned up!smiley - yikes One even included a buddhist monk at Heathrowsmiley - huh


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Post 14

Primord

Oh how smiley - weird

try Richard Bradford-you'll find his webpages! smiley - hug


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Post 15

Captain Ebony

http://groups.msn.com/TheMysteronComplex/general.msnw

Fan site about Captain Scarlet
Captain Ebony


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Post 16

Primord

smiley - cool

thanks for the link!

smiley - rainbow <-as close to spectrum as I can get smiley - laugh


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Post 17

MazinMadFiddler - Keeper of Mustalids and PMA.

There was a Gerry Anderson Album called 'No Strings Attached' which was a 10" EP, and I have an original copy.

It contains:
Thunderbirds theme.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons.
Hi-Jacked.
Aqua Marina.
Stingray theme.
The Mysterons theme.
Joe 90 theme.
'Parker, Well Done!'
March of the Oysters.

It is probably no longer available.

My local disco, in Ramsgate, used to use the album as 'Chuck-out' music but it became so Cultish, that everyone stayed behind for it... So rather failed in it's purpose!!! smiley - laugh

MMF

smiley - musicalnote


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