A couple years ago I did a post on a show from my childhood called Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future. It was one of those posts where I figured no one would care and I was probably the only person who watched or remembered it. Turns out I was very wrong, a lot of people loved (or at least remembered) this spectacular 80s tv show failure. Among the highlights of this show was the fact that it cost one million dollars an episode back in 1988 (you really should check out the original post, it’s crazy). We even had a rare debate in our comments section of the post. The debate was primarily over the reboot of Captain Power and whether it was going to happen or not. Well, here we are a couple years later and it looks like it is finally happening.
According to Deadline, original Captain Power co-creator Gary Goddard is developing the new series, which will be retitled as the redundant, far less evocative Phoenix Rising. Star Trek: Enterprise and G.I. Joe: Valor vs. Venom writers Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens have written the pilot in their return to sci-fi and action figure sales. -IWatchStuff
Well that’s great! Technology and effects are way better now, so this show should be much superior to the 80s version. Or so you would think….
Yup, somehow the 80s version still seems better. I guess that million dollars per episode was spent much better than we thought…