All posts tagged: Captain Power

Really?: ‘Captain Power’ is about to make a comeback

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: …

Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Here’s one for ya, Captain Power! Remember this shit?! I was a little too young to remember much about this show as it only ran for 22 episodes back in 1987-88. I do remember really liking this show however and making my parents buy me the action figures. The image of Captain Power is so ingrained in my mind that I felt I owed it to childhood me to do a little research (I also owe childhood me a dinner of cake, pop and gummy candies). Fun facts I found: – The show takes place in the 22nd century during the “metal wars” (I’m guessing Man vs Robot is what is happening or a pretty sweet rock concert) – The bad guy’s name was Lord Dread (I mean name a kid that and what do you expect him to grow up to be? Also he might be a robot…) – The show was an attempt to create a Science-Fiction show that could appeal to kids (worked on me!) and adults alike. Turns out the show …