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.

The Complete Skeleton Warriors Animated Series Hits DVD Dec. 6th!

Just the other day it was announced that the complete Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future series would be released on DVD. From the press release sent to us today we’ve learned that the 1994 CBS aired Skeleton Warriors is also getting a complete series release on December 6th, thanks to show creator Gary Goddard and Video Services Corp.!

Now just stop a moment and drink in that sight, that is a Drew Struzan poster! That absolutely fits in with the Halloween spirit on the Retroist this month!

The animated cartoon, which ran for 13 episodes as part of CBS’ Saturday morning line up, follows the struggle of Prince Lightstar and The Legion of Light, defenders of the planet Luminaire from the ghastly Baron Dark and his evil Skeleton Warriors!

The Skeleton Warriors 2-DVD set, running 286 minutes, will be priced at just $19.98. In addition to the show itself, DVD Producer Roger Lay Jr. has also included:
• Bad to the Bone: The Making of Skeleton Warriors – a 45 minute
documentary on the origins and development of the show.
• Audio Commentary on Select Episodes with creator Gary Goddard and coproducer
Robert DeLapp.
• Promos.
• Galleries of Concept Art. – AND MORE!

Like the Captain Power announcement it turns out that the Skeleton Warriors release has it’s own Facebook page: Which is where I found that awesome Drew Struzan poster for the series as well as the intro on YouTube that you see above.

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