A group of guerilla fighters battle the evil machine forces that dominate a future Earth.
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Series cast summary:
Tim Dunigan ...
 Captain Jonathan Power (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Major Matthew 'Hawk' Masterson (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Lieutenant Michael 'Tank' Ellis (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Sergeant Robert 'Scout' Baker (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Corporal Jennifer 'Pilot' Chase (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
David Hemblen ...
 Lord Dread / ... (22 episodes, 1987-1988)
Deryck Hazel ...
 Soaron (16 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Overmind (15 episodes, 1987-1988)
John S. Davies ...
 Blastarr (12 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Mentor / ... (11 episodes, 1987-1988)
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 Lacchi (8 episodes, 1987-1988)
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Earth, the 22nd century. The aftermath of the Metal Wars, which led to the subjugation of humanity by intelligent machines. A small unit of human soldiers, survivors of the Metal Wars, lead an underground resistance against the activities of the evil Lord Dread and his monstrous creations, Bio-Dreads, designed to hunt down human survivors and digitise them. Written by Tim Walker <tim.walker@rapidcom.co.uk>

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Trivia

The live action elements were shot over a six month period between June and December of 1987. Apart from one week of location work, all of the footage was shot in one big old building in western Toronto that used to be a bus depot. Not only were the sets build right there, but also the miniature work. According to the actors, it was unbearably hot during summer (crewmembers had to stand by with buckets of ice and wet towels) and freezing cold in winter. See more »

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Capt. Jonathan Power: [first line spoken in every episode] Power on!
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Edited into Captain Power: The Beginning (1989) See more »

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A great lesson of brave, honour and devotion...
29 June 2011 | by (Russian Federation) – See all my reviews

I watched this TV show in early 90s when it was on TV in Russia for the only time ( I was 12-13 years old then). And I liked it very much then though I had no idea about the toys and the reasons why this show hadn't been continued. In our post-communist country we had no idea about it and for me it was just a fun to watch something new, something we'd never seen before. Now I am 30 and I suddenly remembered this show. Unfortunately I failed to buy an official DVD or Blue-ray issue in Russia, so I decided to watch it on YouTube. And I was stunned! Now when I'm not that young I can feel the importance of such things like friendship, courage, honesty and love. They are so rare things in our self-help time. And this film gives you all it. Forget about biodreads, forget about metal wars, forget about blusters. This film tells us that no matter how circumstances are tough, real friends should always stay together. And while they are united they are able to deal with the most difficult problems in this world. And machines and all nano-technologies that are so popular nowadays will never replace the basic things that always stay with us. But unfortunately we forget about them too often. Definitely this show is not for kids. I think the main problem of this show was that late 80s wasn't the right time for it. It was certainly too deep and serious for children but I think it wasn't actual enough for then adults. What else can I say? I can say that when I watched the last episode I was completely broken. However I think it was a great ending. Because sometimes we have to lose too much to understand the importance of the things we have.

Great film! I hope finally I will be able to buy it on DVD or Blue-ray.


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