A group of guerilla fighters battle the evil machine forces that dominate a future Earth.
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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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Captain Power attempted to both children and adult audiences, with it's dark, post-apocalyptic storyline showing the aftermath of a nuclear war and featured allegories on topics such as Nazism. Ultimately, however, this became the show's undoing. It was seen as too violent for children because of its toys for shooting at the television and live-action violence.e It's less mature aspect, such as the title, drove away adult audiences. Other factors contributing to the show's failure included the higher cost of a live-action show (each episode cost an estimated $1 million to produce) compared to the cheaper production costs of a cartoon, as well as the fact that gameplay between the show and the toys were extremely poor. Poor transmission time-slot choices also contributed to the show's cancellation. It was sold to syndication as opposed to a regular network time-slot, which resulted in some television stations airing it in the 5-6am timeslot on Sunday mornings. The subsequent poor ratings hastened the show's demise. See more »

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Capt. Jonathan Power: [first line spoken in every episode] Power on!
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a marvelous Saturday morning sci-fi series
9 November 2004 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Captain Power & his soldiers of the future may have been saddled with one of the worst titles for a t.v. series, but don't let that fool you. It was one of the most sophisticated sf shows of its time.With terrific scripts,some of which were written by Babylon 5 creator J Michael Straczynski,a wonderful cast, and some cutting edge computer animated special effects,all make this series memorable.While it was a Saturday morning kids show, it managed to be dark & edgey in its atmosphere.The adults acted as such, & there were no stereotypical cute kids,cute animals, or funny sidekicks to distract us from the intriguing plots.In an interview with JMS that I read years ago,he said that he & the other writers decided not to approach this show as being just another Sat morning show for the tiny tots.They were going to write as mature & cool a show as they could & not limit themselves under any labels.The result was one dynamic sf series.What a shame such a fine show was cancelled because the interactive toy associated with the it was not a huge seller.


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