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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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 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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