Gerry Anderson Encyclopedia

Spectrum's official logo

— The Spectrum call sign

Spectrum is a global peace organisation and armed military force operating from around the world. Spectrum was established on 7 July 2067 and came into operation three days later. Spectrum was formed to relieve some pressure from the World Council, the World Aquanaut Security Patrol and the World Space Patrol.

Spectrum has offices around the world, but all senior agents are permanently stationed on the giant aircraft carrier Cloudbase.

In 2068, Spectrum began to monitor some unusual signals that they traced to Mars. Spectrum sent one of their top officers Captain Black, along with specialised Zero-X pilots Dean and Conway, to the red planet to track down the mysterious signals. Their search nearly proved fruitless, but over the last ridge the three man crew discovered something that would ultimately change Spectrum, and the world, forever: the Mysterons. Mistaking a camera for a weapon, Captain Black gave the order for the city to be destroyed. However, from a rocky outcrop came a beam, and the whole city was reconstructed in front of their eyes. In revenge for this act of aggression, the Mysterons began a "War of Nerves" with Earth, and possessed Captain Black as their Earth agent.

After this Spectrum dedicated itself to countering the Mysteron threat. When the Mysterons declared their first act of revenge on Earth, officer Captain Scarlet was killed and reconstructed by the Mysterons, but he broke free from their control and gained their ability of reconstruction making him indestructable. He became Spectrum's leading agent in the fight against them.

Cloudbase Staff

There were originally 11 senior officers and five Angel fighter pilots stationed on Cloudbase. However, after the discovery of the Mysterons and subsequent events, this number gradually decreased after the loss of three officers; Captain Black, Captain Brown and Captain Indigo. In total, there are 593 Spectrum officers stationed on the carrier.

Spectrum Officers

The colour code-named officers are special, talented personnel whose skills from their previous lines of work are used for the efficiency of the organisation. They each wear a special uniform that bears their colour code-name (with the exception of Captain Indigo who was disguised as waiter in his only appearance on the programme, but his waistcoat bore his code-name).

The Angels

A team of five daring, skilled fighter pilots.


Main article: Spectrum's Assignments


  • The Spectrum logo was designed by Tony Dunsterville.
  • The logo is seen on every officer and angel uniform as well as vehicles and craft.
  • The Spectrum jacket was based on Pierre Cardin's Cosmos design.
Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons
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Spectrum: Captain ScarletCaptain BlueColonel WhiteLieutenant GreenDestiny AngelCaptain BlackSymphony AngelCaptain BrownRhapsody AngelCaptain GreyMelody AngelCaptain OchreHarmony AngelCaptain MagentaDoctor FawnCaptain IndigoSpectrum Guards
Others: The MysteronsWorld President YoungerLieutenant DeanNavigator ConwayDirector-General Xian YohDelta Garage AttendantDT19 PilotDT19 Co-PilotAirport ChiefAirport OperatorDirector-General ImpersonatorSpectrum Agent 042AssassinMacey1st London Police Officer2nd London Police Officer3rd London Police Officer4th London Police Officer5th London Police Officer6th London Police OfficerWoman DriverHarris (Manhunt)Security Chief RichardsGeiger OperatorDelta Garage MechanicCulver Guard 1Culver Guard 2General WardEddieSergeant MarshallLieutenant BurroughsTrapperRed Deer Sentry JoeCariboo SentryBig Bear SentryDead BodyBob LynnTVR-17 ControllerHelijet PilotUSS Panther II CaptainLieutenant BelmontSoamesDavidsonClarkCommodore GoddardCaptain HoltMortonDistillery AttendantDr. Theodore MagnusGeneral TiempoDr. Turner1st Medical Student2nd Medical StudentPorter BensonRadiographerNurse (Operation Time)MorganDoctor (Operation Time)General PetersonDoctor Giadello1st Warden (Post 14)2nd Warden (Post 28)MasonSteeleKramerDice Club CroupierBarmanNuclear City Security ChiefAttendant Delta garageKrugerDoigCarlFire WardenLunar ControllerOrsonS.I.DShuttle PilotSupreme Commander of Earth ForcesColonel StormMajor BrooksGeneral CopeCaptain HasselPeteMCA Tanker Driver's MateArabAndre VerdainHelgaGabrielleCasino commissionaireModelFairfieldJacksonFire ChiefMajor StoneJoe JohnsonPhil MachinMajor ReevesLinda NolanFrazerShroederDoctor BreckDoctor CarterDoctor AngeliniDoctor KurnitzDoctor Kurnitz' SecretaryKinleyCharlie HansenJason SmithMajor GravenerDoctor BaxterDoctor MitchellNurse (Treble Cross)Harris (Treble Cross)Doctor Ernst ConradBill WilliamsNewspaper ReporterJoe (Flight 104)Doctor DentonJudith ChapmanAirport MechanicGeneral RebusNeilsonRhoadesCaptain (Expo 2068)Doctor SommersDriver (Expo 2068)Seneca PilotLumberjack (Expo 2068)RaynorMervin BrandPresident RobertsVice PresidentVice-president's WifeProfessor Gabriel CarneyPresident Conrad OlafsonPresident John L. HendersonSKR4 CaptainSKR4 NavigatorMajor MoranSergeant (Inferno)Commander WilliamsMaxwell Airbase SergeantColganMysteron Agent (The Inquisition)

TV Series Episodes:
The MysteronsWinged AssassinBig Ben Strikes AgainManhuntAvalancheWhite as SnowThe TrapOperation TimeSpectrum Strikes BackSpecial AssignmentThe Heart Of New YorkLunarville 7Point 783Model SpySeek and DestroyTraitorRenegade RocketCrater 101Shadow Of FearDangerous RendezvousFire at Rig 15Treble CrossFlight 104Place of AngelsNoose of IceExpo 2068The LaunchingCodename EuropaInfernoFlight to AtlanticaAttack on CloudbaseThe Inquisition

Audio Adventures:
Introducing Captain ScarletCaptain Scarlet and the MysteronsCaptain Scarlet is IndestructibleCaptain Scarlet of SpectrumCaptain Scarlet versus Captain Black

Young CorgiThe Vault

CloudbaseMaximum Security Building

Vehicles and Craft:
Spectrum Saloon CarSpectrum Pursuit VehicleMaximum Security VehicleAngel InterceptorSpectrum Passenger JetSpectrum HelicopterSpectrum HovercraftSpectrum Radar VanMagnacopterZero-X