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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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Based on/adapted from Kim Stanley Robinson's Red Mars trilogy, the series follows the first human colony as it attempts to terraform Mars.

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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 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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English

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1 September 1987 (USA) See more »

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Capitão Power e os Soldados do Futuro See more »

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Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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(22 episodes)

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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The live action elements were shot over a six month period between June and December of 1987. Apart from one week of location work, all of the footage was shot in one big old building in western Toronto that used to be a bus depot. Not only were the sets build right there, but also the miniature work. According to the actors, it was unbearably hot during summer (crewmembers had to stand by with buckets of ice and wet towels) and freezing cold in winter. See more »

Quotes

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 powersrocSee 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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