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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The Program was part of a Toy-Tie in created by Mattel. The toys consisted of action figures of all the major characters and Captain Power's and Lord Dread's ships. The Ships had the ability to pick up infra-red signals from glowing panels on enemy characters and thus score hits, as well as receive damage hits from enemy fire. When a players ship sustained enough simulated damage the canopy would fly open ejecting the action figure contained within. There were also crossover animated episodes that were packaged with the electronic fighter ships that had the same ability. Despite the interactivity of the toys the series was too expensive to continue production and with dropping sales of Captain Power toys the series and toys were scrapped. 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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