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Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future 

A group of guerilla fighters battle the evil machine forces that dominate a future Earth.
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1988   1987  
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'Pilot One', joins Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future in rescuing survivors from the Bio-Dread army in Outpost Vega, Washton Province and Nu'Ork before mounting an attack on Lord Dread's headquarters itself: Castle Volcania.

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Tim Dunigan ...
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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 ...
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John S. Davies ...
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 Mentor / ... 11 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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The abandoned second season was to focus on Captain Power neglecting his duties and the leader of the team and obsessed with killing Dread and Locker, the slicer who had betrayed them and to avenge Pilot's death and Major Hawk would had assumed leadership as Power goes off on his vendetta and Season 2 was to had seen the introduction of new characters Chris "Ranger" O'Connor, a woman who would be Tank's love interest and Private Chip "TNT" Morrow, a soldier had appeared in the first season under the name of Andy Jackson. See more »

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Capt. Jonathan Power: [first line spoken in every episode] Power on!
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One of the best forgotten treasures of the 80s.
29 September 1999 | by (Entwistle, Alberta, Canada) – See all my reviews

Earth. The 22nd Century. The evil Lord Dread has taken over the world, and with his machine empire seeks to eliminate the last traces of mankind and remake the world in the image of the machine. The only thing stopping him: a small resistance of humans, led by. . .Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future! A bit intense for Saturday morning, eh?

This was one of the best when I was a kid. Combining bits of "Star Wars," "The Terminator," and "Mad Max." And, unlike most shows from the 80's meant to sell toys, it actually had engrossing plots! It was the first TV series to use computer-generated special effects, and the first to have an interactive toyline. I tell you, science fiction doesn't get better than this.


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