|'Noose of Ice'
by Tony Barwick
"Your much-boasted new space fleet is doomed to failure. We will make sure you never return to our planet Mars."
Captain Scarlet and Captain Blue arrive to safeguard the vital mining operation run at Hotspot Tower in the North Pole, where scientists are drilling for Tritonium alloy, a rare metal needed for Earth's new space fleet bound for Mars. The base uses massive heating elements to keep the surrounding water at a constant sixty degrees, thereby preventing the ice from closing in and crushing the base. But when the driver of a Snow Cougar is killed in a blizzard, he is retrometabolised and becomes a Mysteron agent; he cuts the power to the heating elements - and Captain Scarlet and Captain Blue realise that the installation will be completely destroyed in less than thirty minutes...
Francis Matthews (Captain Scarlet), Ed Bishop (Captain Blue), Donald Gray (Colonel White), Cy Grant (Lieutenant Green), Donald Gray (Captain Black / Voice of the Mysterons), David Healy (General Rebus), Gary Files (Neilson), Jeremy Wilkin (Rhodes), Martin King (Hotspot Control / Guard)
Directed by Ken Turner
Produced by Reg Hill
Executive Producer Gerry Anderson
UK (ATV Midlands):
March 12th, 1968 @ 5.00 pm - 5.25 pm
*Featuring Captain Scarlet, Captain Blue, Colonel White, Lieutenant Green and Captain Black