Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
was a 1987
science fiction/action television series
, merging live action
with animation based on computer-generated images
, that ran for 22 episodes in Canadian/American syndication. A toy line was also produced by Mattel, and during each episode there was a segment that included visual
material which interacted with the toys.
The storyline was set on Earth
in the 22nd century following the Metal Wars, a cybernetic revolt
that resulted in the subjugation of the human race
by intelligent machines
. Captain Jonathan Power and a small group of guerrilla
fighters, called "The Soldiers Of The Future," opposes the machine forces that dominate Earth.
The central storyline
Each episode began with the following introduction, plus a recap of the storyline:"Power on."
Actor Timothy Dunigan
, outfitted in his character's full regalia, would turn to the camera and deliver this line.Then Brad Crandall, a noted voice-over artist, would declaim:
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... Read More