ABOUT THE SERIES
In the year 2147 humanity has been nearly wiped out after the Metal Wars, where machine fought man – and machine won. Out of the Ashes of defeat came Jonathan Power (Tim Dunigan) and his masters of combat, humanity’s only hope against Lord Dread (David Hemblen) and his Bio Dread Empire. Guided by his father’s credo, “…to protect and preserve all life,” they became known as CAPTAIN POWER AND THE SOLDIERS OF THE FUTURE. Also starring Jessica Steen and Peter Macneill.
HISTORY AND LEGACY
Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future launched the careers of such CG FX pioneers as Rob Coleman (STAR WARS EPISODES 1-3, MEN IN BLACK, DRAGONHEART), Paul Griffin (THE LORD OF THE RINGS, KING KONG, PAN’S LABYRINTH), and Ron Thornton (BABYLON 5, STAR TREK, BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER). The show’s original writing staff included such visionary science fiction writers as J. Michael Straczysnki (BABYLON 5, THOR, CHANGELING), Marc Scott Zicree (THE TWILIGHT ZONE, STAR TREK, SLIDERS) and Michael Reaves (STAR TREK, BATMAN, TRANSFORMERS).
The show was created by Gary Goddard (TERMINATOR 2:3D, MASTERS OF THE UNIVERSE, SKELETON WARRIORS), creator of such groundbreaking attractions as JURASSIC PARK: THE RIDE, STAR TREK THE EXPERIENCE and The AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SPIDERMAN. Now just in time for the show’s 25th anniversary creator Gary Goddard revisits his creation by releasing the complete series for the first time ever on DVD. Featuring over 6 hours of all new content including the world premiere documentary film OUT OF THE ASHES THE MAKING OF CAPTAIN POWER, produced and directed by Roger Lay, Jr. (RAY BRADBURY’S CHRYSALIS, TOY MASTERS, RAY ROMANO: 95 MILES TO GO).
“Captain Power swamps its competitors”
– Ken Tucker, Philadelphia Inquirer
“Captain Power is really well made…in fact there’s some real drama.”
–Gene Siskel, Siskel and Ebert
“Captain Power mixes live action, computer graphics, character animation, laser technology and a futuristic sci-fi imagination for a concoction that’s a cross between Star Wars and those now camp serials of the 1950s.”
– Rick Sherwood, Los Angeles Times
“The filmmakers are on to something. It’s no accident that the first line of dialogue in the first episode is “LET’S MAKE A LITTLE HISTORY TODAY.”
– Buzz McLain, Arlington Journal
“…inventive, sophisticated and clever.”
– Peter Stack, The Chronicle.