Lieutenant Green facts for kids
Quick facts for kidsLieutenant Green
The 1960s puppet character
|First appearance||"The Mysterons"
(29 September 1967)
|Created by||Gerry and Sylvia Anderson|
|Designed by||Tim Cooksey
(Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons)
|Voiced by||Cy Grant (Captain Scarlet)
Jules de Jongh (New Captain Scarlet)
|Gender||Male (Captain Scarlet)
Female (New Captain Scarlet)
|Nationality||Trinbagonian (Captain Scarlet)
American (New Captain Scarlet)
Lieutenant Green is a fictional character in the 1960s British Supermarionation television series Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and its 2000s computer-animated remake, Gerry Anderson's New Captain Scarlet.
In both series, Green serves as the personal assistant to Spectrum commander-in-chief Colonel White, and is shown to be an expert in computer programming and electronics. In the former, which depicts him as a native of Trinidad and Tobago, he is the only non-white male officer on Cloudbase and the only lieutenant among its personnel. In the latter, the character is re-imagined as an African-American woman.
The original Green is the only black male character to have a substantial role in a Gerry Anderson Supermarionation series.
In the original series, Green (born Seymour Griffiths) spends most of his time in the Cloudbase control room. He assists Colonel White in the execution of Spectrum assignments by accessing data and radio links from a large supercomputer, which he operates from a moveable chair. At White's command, Green can activate the control room's display screen or speak on the base's public address system. Green rarely leaves Cloudbase, although he occasionally mentions how he would relish an opportunity to meet the Mysteron agent Captain Black "face to face". Other Cloudbase personnel assist White whenever Green is absent.
The character's voice was provided by Guyanese actor and singer Cy Grant, on whom the puppet's appearance was based. He was known to series creators Gerry and Sylvia Anderson for his regular calypso contributions to the current affairs programme Tonight.
New Captain Scarlet
In the remake series, Green (born Serena Lewis) is re-imagined as a 27-year-old female African-American, originally from Texas. She remains confined to Skybase (the new series' Cloudbase), but her desk is smaller and her computer uses holographic technology. She is knowledgeable about all aspects of Spectrum and used to work for the United Nations. She is attracted to Captain Blue. At the end of the episode "Proteus", she is offered a promotion to the rank of captain but elects to remain a lieutenant. Gerry Anderson described the re-imagined character as an "incredibly efficient assistant" to Colonel White.
The character's appearance was loosely modelled on "Jinx" Johnson (played by Halle Berry) in the James Bond film Die Another Day (2002). She was voiced by Jules de Jongh.
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