by Phil Ford
Spectrum is assisting with sea trials of a new stealth warship, Proteus. After the vessel’s computer-controlled camouflage system thwarts an attack run by the Angels, Colonel White, Captain Scarlet and Lieutenant Green remain on board to look around. While the Captain shows White and Scarlet the ship’s compliment of powerful Crusader X50 missiles, First Office Eden gives Lieutenant Green a tour of the ship’s computer room; however, when Eden attempts to use a control console he is electrocuted by a blast of Mysteron energy, and, as Green looks on, the Mysterons take over the mainframe and seize control of Proteus. Having jammed all communications systems, the Mysterons use their influence to turn the vessel’s maintenance robots into mechanised killers, injuring White with a laser blast. Meanwhile, the ship’s navigator, Mr Viegler, panics and makes off in the Spectrum agents’ Hummingbird helicopter; but as he lifts off, the helicopter is shot down by the ship’s anti-aircraft guns. Realising that they are trapped aboard Proteus with no way of warning Spectrum, Scarlet instructs Green to look after the colonel, while he tries to find a way to stop the rogue vessel. On reaching the bridge, Spectrum meets the Captain, now recreated as a Mysteron agent; the Captain gloatingly informs Scarlet that Proteus is now on an intercept course for a warship carrying the President of the Chinese People’s Republic – by destroying the foreign vessel and leaving evidence of U.S involvement, the Mysterons intend to trigger a new World War…
Wayne Forester (Captain Scarlet), Robbie Stevens (Captain Blue), Mike Hayley (Colonel White), Jules de Jongh (Lieutenant Green), Emma Tate (Destiny Angel / Lieutenant Silver)
Directed by Mark Woollard
Executive Producer Gerry Anderson
8th October 2005 - shown in two parts within 'Ministry of Mayhem'
*Featuring Captain Scarlet, Captain Blue, Colonel White, Lieutenant Green, Lieutenant Silver and Destiny Angel