All posts tagged: Lord Dread

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 …