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Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future 

Not Rated | | Action, Sci-Fi | TV Series (1987–1988)
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A group of guerilla fighters battle the evil machine forces that dominate a future Earth.
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Series cast summary:
Tim Dunigan Tim Dunigan ...  Captain Jonathan Power 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Peter MacNeill ...  Major Matthew 'Hawk' Masterson 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Sven-Ole Thorsen ...  Lieutenant Michael 'Tank' Ellis 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Maurice Dean Wint ...  Sergeant Robert 'Scout' Baker 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Jessica Steen ...  Corporal Jennifer 'Pilot' Chase 22 episodes, 1987-1988
David Hemblen ...  Lord Dread / ... 22 episodes, 1987-1988
Deryck Hazel Deryck Hazel ...  Soaron 16 episodes, 1987-1988
Tedd Dillon ...  Overmind 15 episodes, 1987-1988
John S. Davies John S. Davies ...  Blastarr 12 episodes, 1987-1988
Bruce Gray ...  Mentor / ... 11 episodes, 1987-1988
Don Francks ...  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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During the series run, the Pepsi company ran a competition to promote the series and whoever collected the letters POWER under caps of bottles of Pepsi and 7Up would win a PowerJet XT-7 by Mattel. See more »

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Opening narration: Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future. Earth, 2147. The legacy of the Metal Wars, when man fought machine and machines won. Bio-Dreads, monstrous creations that hunt down human survivors and digitize them. Volcania, center of the Bio-Dread empire, stronghold and fortress of Lord Dread, feared ruler of this new order. But from the fires of the Metal Wars arose a new breed of warrior, born and trained to bring down Lord Dread and his Bio-Dread empire. They were soldiers of the future, ...
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A real underrated gem of a series
13 December 2003 | by speedway1975See all my reviews

I believe this series was created with the intention of selling a toy line, it was interactive tv, kids could buy the guns and figures and shoot the robot troopers that had flashing badges on their chests, sadly the toys were too expensive, didn't sell and the show got cancelled after one series, which is a shame since it was a damn fine series with some strong adult themes, and good characterisation thrown into the mix. The show was well cast with good likeable actors and well written by Michael Straczynski, creator of more famous Babylon 5.

It's basic premise was a group of futuristic freedom fighters, fighting literally against 'The Machine'. A post apocalyptic future where machine had overrun mankind and humans scavenged for survival. Led by Captain 'Jonathon' Power (played excellently by Tim Dunigan), his one man resistance forces goal was to free mankind from Lord Dredd and his Bio-dred empire. They were the soldiers of the future.


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1 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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(22 episodes)

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