Throw Back Thursday: Captain Power (Video)

This week we’re heading all the way back to 1987 to look at an awesome kid’s show known as “Captain Power.” By 2132, advanced robotic soldiers known as Bio-Mechs had replaced humans in the armed forces of the world’s nations. The existence of Bio-Mechs meant that wars could be fought without significant loss of life. This had the effect of transforming the concept of war into a nearly harmless battle between machines, and wars became an everyday event. A group of scientists led by Dr. Stuart Gordon Power (Bruce Gray) began working on an advanced supercomputer capable of overriding the control systems employed by the world’s armed forces to operate the Bio-Mechs, and thus stop them, bringing an end to war.

The legacy of the Metal Wars, where man fought machines—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 (David Hemblen), 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”–mankind’s last hope.Their leader–Captain Jonathan Power (Dunigan), master of the incredible Power Suits, which transform each soldier into a one-man attack force. Major Matthew ‘Hawk’ Masterson, fighter in the skies. Lieutenant Michael ‘Tank’ Ellis, ground assault unit. Sergeant Robert ‘Scout’ Baker, espionage and communications. And Corporal Jennifer ‘Pilot’ Chase (Jessica Steen), tactical systems expert. Together they form the most powerful fighting force in Earth’s history. Their creed: to protect all life. Their promise: to end Lord Dread’s rule. Their name: Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future!

captain-power-toys-01This was the golden age of Saturday morning cartoons and shows for kids. This isn’t necessarily a cartoon but it was for kids and launched a series of awesome toys. The figures were cool but we all had seen action figures before. What really set this series apart was the use of video and laser technology available in the 80’s. They made some really cool inter-active toys and games. The show its self was actually pretty well done as well. The use of special effects and early CGI set this show apart from so many others.

The show only lasted one season but what a glorious season it was. I remember thinking that t.v. shows won’t get any better than this. I was however only six at the time. I think kids these days are missing out on shows like this. Shows with real imagination and a kick ass toy line to go a long with it. Anyways I hope you guys enjoyed this trip down memory lane. Be sure to let me know what you think by leaving me your thoughts in a comment below, on the Facebook page, or hit me up on the Twitter page @Nerdgasmneeds

2 Responses to Throw Back Thursday: Captain Power (Video)

  1. Anonymous says:

    Thank you for this.<br />

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