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Post  captain canary on Fri Oct 05, 2012 12:40 pm

On Spectrum Headquarters, Chris Bishop said that other sites have said Rhapsody is the official partner for Captain Scarlet, but I haven't found any.

There aren't so many sites listed here, Captain Burgundy, have you found any that say it? Or anyone else, as well?

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Post  Captain Burgundy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:47 pm

Can I ask why you didn't ask on SHQ? I don't mind doing the research, but it seems a bit strange that you're asking here, Captain.

I can tell you that the first "official" pairing of Scarlet and Rhapsody (that I know about) was by John Theydon, in his novels - one of which I reviewed on this site. It was more hinted at than anything else, but the hints were quite heavy in places. There were also hints in other places, such as in audio adventures. I think it's safe to say that it was Mary J Rudy who first paired Captain Scarlet with Rhapsody Angel - much more so than John Theydon did - but I'm not as familiar with the comics, novels and such as other fans; I really don't think myself qualified to comment too much on that side of things.

I'm not sure how "canon" the comics, novels, audio adventures, etc. are though. I don't consider them to be quite as "on the level" as the episodes - or the work of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson in general.

So far, I've found one mention of Scarlet and Rhapsody being an item, but it's on Wikipedia (Captain Scarlet's Personality) and says:

Wikipedia wrote:Captain Scarlet is not shown to have any love interests during the series although previous attractions are indicated at some points, and a popular speculation among the fan community of the series is that he has a soft spot for, if not a relationship with, compatriot Rhapsody Angel.

I'm going rather off the subject now, but as a quick aside: Did you know that Sylvia Anderson did a lot of the work on Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons, because Gerry Anderson was busy with (I believe) his second Thunderbirds film? I wonder if that's part of the reason that he wanted to redo Captain Scarlet and also the reason that the CGI version was as different as it was. Just a thought.


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Post  captain canary on Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:38 pm

I didn't want them to think I was trying to argue, because I'll probably just get my message deleted, and I might get another warning, or something. SHQ isn't as easy going as this site, and I feel kind of nervous, on there, so I don't like to ask too many questions.

Thanks for looking it up, for me. I couldn't find anything, either, that was why I thought I'd ask here. I hope you don't mind.

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Post  Captain Burgundy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:08 pm

No, I don't mind; I just thought it odd.

OK, IMDb (IMDb - Captain Scarlet (Character) - Biography) seems to say something very similar (if not identical) to Wikipedia:

IMDb wrote:He (Captain Scarlet) is a close friend of Captain Blue, with whom he undertakes the majority of his missions, although he is on friendly terms with all other Spectrum agents. A close relationship with Destiny Angel is also hinted at several times in the series.

Scarlet does not have any love interests during the series although previous attractions are indicated at some points, and a popular speculation among the fan community of the series is that he has a soft spot for, if not relationship with, compatriot Rhapsody Angel.

...And every other reference to a Scarlet/Rhapsody relationship that I can find on Google says exactly the same, so it's obviously a copy and paste job from the same source. I'm sorry, Captain Canary, but I can't find any of these sources either. Perhaps you should ask on SHQ.

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Post  captain canary on Fri Oct 05, 2012 6:49 pm

No, it's OK, I don't want to get into anymore trouble. The mods there have deleted a lot of my posts, already, I'm surprised that they didn't delete my last one, too. I'm starting to worry, about what I post.

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Post  Captain Burgundy on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:02 pm

All right, Captain; I'll say no more.

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Post  Captain Scarlet on Fri Oct 05, 2012 7:37 pm

When was that said? Could the sites they were talking about have been taken down since? The web changes pretty quickly, after all.

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Post  captain canary on Sat Oct 13, 2012 8:46 pm

You could be right, Captain Scarlet, I don't think anyone said how many sites said it.

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