Cast and Crew of Captain Power reunite at Dark Delicacies in Burbank, CA December 9th! – Updated!

Originally published on 12/03

Update: 12/06
We just received this press release:
“Send your questions for the Captain Power creators appearing at Dark Delicacies this Friday by e-mailing:

Only one question per fan. A limited amount of questions will be selected. If your question is answered you’ll be eligible to win Captain Power comics, DVDs and limited edition T-shirts. Questions must be received by midnight PST Tuesday December 6. Good luck!

If you happen to live near Burbank, CA and have a free evening I hope you will attend this Q & A and Signing with the cast and crew of the awesome Captain Powers and the Soldiers of the Future TV series!

“Scheduled to attend:
Tim Dunigan (“Captain Jonathan Power”), Jessica Steen (“Jennifer Chase”), J. Michael Straczynski (Head Writer, “Captain Power”) Larry DiTillio (Writer, “Captain Power”), Marc Zicree (Writer/Developer, “Captain Power”), Robert DeLapp (Special Effects, “Captain Power”), Gary Guttman (Composer, “Captain Power”), Ted King (Sound Design Producer, “Captain Power” Roger Lay, Jr. (DVD Producer, “Captain Power” & “Skeleton Warriors”), Julia Lewald (Head Writer / Story Editor, “Skeleton Warriors”), Eric Lewald (Writer, “Skeleton Warriors”), Luc Mayrand (Production Designer “Skeleton Warriors” / Concept Artist and Power Suits Technician, “Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future”), and Dean Stefan (Writer, “Skeleton Warriors”).

Plus Surprise Guests!”

If you attend I hope you will take plenty of photos for those of us unable to make it! Remember that next Tuesday, December 6th, is when the complete Captain Power as well as the Skeleton Warriors DVD sets will hit the store shelves. I’ll have a review of the Captain Powers DVD set on Monday.

Complete Captain Power Series Finally Comes To DVD On Dec. 6th!

It’s been over 20 years…but finally fans of Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future can let out a cheer as it has just been announced through a press release that the cult Sci-Fi TV series is finally getting a complete 4 disc DVD collection release on December 6th, 2011.

Thanks to the hard work from the show’s creator Gary Goddard and DVD Producer Roger Lay Jr., who had to track down the original tape masters in vaults from Canada to New Jersey to California, the DVD set will feature all 22 episodes of the first season plus:

“The Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future 4-DVD set will include:
• Out Of The Ashes: The Making Of Captain Power
• Cast and Crew Commentary featuring creator Gary Goddard and stars Tim
Dunigan & Jessica Steen.
• Captain Power Season 2: Declassified – a featurette about the show’s
unproduced second season.
• Captain Power: The Legend Begins – a feature-length TV movie, never before
aired in the US!
• Character concept art”

For those that weren’t lucky enough to see Captain Power in its original run the show was “Set in the year 2147, the show follows the struggle of an elite group of humans lead by Jonathan Power, armored in specialized bio-suits, they are mankind’s last defense against the onslaught of the mechanized Bio-Dread warriors and the evil Lord Dread!”

As the press release mentions: “The show’s creator, Gary Goddard, originally pitched Captain Power to toy company Mattel to see if they would be interested in making toys based on the show. At the time, Mattel was looking to develop interactive technology for toys and action figures, so when Goddard presented them with the high tech futuristic concept for Captain Power, the toy company realized it would be the perfect fit.

Beyond all the tech-stuff, Captain Power was a fully realized human drama that dealt with a broad range of complex human relationships. If only for the writing alone, the show was unlike anything else for kids and adults on television before, or since.”

The TV series was rumored to cost nearly a Million dollars an episode but it was the very storyline it has since been praised for from writers of the show like J. Michael Straczynski that caused an outrage from parent’s groups in the 1980s and sadly led to the show’s cancellation when one of the heroes of the show perished.

Another person of import to the series was Marc Scott Zicree, who besides writing the incredible “Twilight Zone Companion”, was a writer on the new Twilight Zone, Pole Position, Smurfs, and The Real Ghostbusters among many other animated series.

If you are a big fan of the series like I am you might want to jump over on their Facebook Fan Page: Thanks to the Facebook page for the awesome photos you see up above.

So make sure you set some viewing time aside come Decemeber 6th and in the words of Captain Power himself, “Power On!”.

Pre-Order Captain Power-Complete Series at Amazon

Saturday Supercade: Jayce And The Wheeled Warriors (1985)

Created by Jean Chalopin (Mysterious Cities of Gold, M.A.S.K., and the Real Ghostbusters to name just a fraction of the shows he has worked on) and developed by none other than legendary J. Michael Straczynski (Babylon 5), Jayce and the Wheeled Warriors, ran for 65 episodes. Animation chores were handed to Shaft, Studio Look, Studio Giant, Swan Production, and Sunrise. Which does explain why certain episodes look better than others.

The story of the series dealt with Jayce and his companions, Gillian, Flora, Oon and Herc Stormsailor as they traveled the universe in search of his father, Audric. Audric was a brilliant botanist who dabbled in Biotechnology, but when solar radiation struck his ‘miracle crop’ it mutated into a sentient and quite evil being, named Saw Boss. It reached out across the lab and began to infect other plant life and thus the Monster Minds were born.

Audric is able to create a root that would negate the effects but is forced to flee before he can use it to thwart the Monster Minds, they in fact take over his laboratory and transform into their headquarters. He splits the root and gives one half to his robotic servant, Oon, and sends it to serve Jayce while he takes the other half and heads out into space to try and raise help to stop Saw Boss.

A big thanks to Pulpfilms666 for uploading this first episode to YouTube!