POWER ON! Earth: 2147. The legacy of the metal wars, when man fought machine, and machine won. Bio-dreads: monstrous creations that hunt down human survivors, and digitize them. Volcania: Center of the Bio-dread Empire. Stronghold and fortress of Lord Dread, feared ruler of this new order. But from the fires of the metal wars arose a new bread of warrior! Born and trained to bring down Lord Dread and his Bio-dread Empire! The were Soldiers of the Future: mankind's last hope. Their leader, Captain Jonathan Power, master of the incredible power suits which transform each soldier into a one-man attack force. Major Matthew "Hawk" Masterson, fighter in the sky. Lieutenant Michael "Tank" Ellis, ground assault unit. Sergeant Robert "Scout" Baker, espionage and communications. And Corporal Jennifer "Pilot" Chase, tactical systems expert. Together they form the most powerful fighting force in Earth's history. Their creed: to protect all life. Their promise: to end Lord Dread's rule. Their name: Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future!
The 1987-88 syndicated series Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
is one of those short-lived shows (just 22 regular episodes!) which fans have often longed for on DVD. Now it appears that this wish will be granted! At the show's official Facebook page
, there has been a lot of activity lately...including numerous new pictures that talk about documentaries being recorded and so forth. But this picture
, posted there last Friday, shows shelves of source material and is captioned this way:
Tracking down and cataloging all the original elements for Captain Power episodes in preparation for upcoming DVD release of the complete series.
Wow! That seems to tell the tale, all right: Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future - The Complete Series
is in the works for DVD! And it's probably safe to assume that the documentaries being recorded are for Bonus Material on this set. However, we don't see any information about which studio is putting it out, or when to expect it, or any other details. Our thanks to reader Matt Quackenbush for the heads-up about the info we have for now. Stay tuned, of course, and we'll keep you updated as further developments occur!