The BEST Episodes of Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Aug 14, 2020
Earth, 2147. The legacy of the Metal Wars, where man fought machines—and machines 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 breed of warrior, born and trained to bring down Lord Dread and his Bio-Dread Empire. They were Soldiers Of The Future — mankind's last hope. Their leader, Captain Jonathan Power (Tim Dunigan), master of the incredible Power Suits, which transform each soldier into a one-man attack force, Major Matthew 'Hawk' Masterson (Peter MacNeill), fighter in the skies, Lieutenant Michael 'Tank' Ellis (Sven-Ole Thorsen), ground assault unit, Sergeant Robert 'Scout' Baker (Maurice Dean Wint), espionage and communications, and Corporal Jennifer 'Pilot' Chase (Jessica Steen), 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!
#1 - Pariah
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired Oct 11, 1987
While out looking for more signs of Dread's new paralyzing biological weapon, Hawk finds bio-mechs in pursuit of a teen. He rescues the boy, but is grounded in the process, and can only hide as he starts to feel the paralyzing weapon take effect on him too.
#2 - Shattered
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired Sep 20, 1987
A cryptic transmission from ruins of San Francisco sends Power out looking for a close friend he lost track of during the war.
#3 - Final Stand
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired Oct 4, 1987
A genetically engineered super-solider takes a village hostage to force Tank to face him one on one without the power suit.
#4 - Wardogs
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Nov 22, 1987
Hawk makes contact with a band of soldiers lead by an old flame. They have been conducting raids on Dread, but now she's tired and wants to find the rumored safe haven - Eden 2. When opening in Dread's blockades appears, she asks Hawk to come with her.
#5 - Retribution (2)
Season 1 - Episode 22 - Aired Mar 27, 1988
Dread lures the team into an ambush, and launches an attack on the base with only Pilot left to defend it.
#6 - The Abyss
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired Sep 27, 1987
A brief transmission reveals the location of secret military base, still manned and functioning. But when Power and Hawk go to investigate, they're attacked and captured, ending up scheduled to be executed as spies and traitors as Dread's forces close in on the location...
#7 - A Fire in the Dark
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Oct 18, 1987
Power is surprised when he finds Dread's forces turning villages upside down, looking for a former artist that was blinded during the Metal Wars.
#8 - The Mirror in Darkness
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Oct 25, 1987
Power finds that someone has been impersonating him, when he is captured and charged with murder by villagers he tries to help.
#9 - The Ferryman
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Nov 1, 1987
The team raids a supply convoy in hopes of uncovering why Dread recently has been putting up an series of new power stations. They obtain a high ranking bio-mech's memory unit... But can they get the necessary information out of it in time to stop Dread's plans?
#10 - And Study War No More
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Nov 8, 1987
Investigating reports of unusual power readings, Power finds "Haven" - a hidden underground paradise built upon a geothermal research station. But it all seems to good to be true, and as Pilot and Tank look around, the facade starts to crack...
#11 - The Intruder
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Nov 15, 1987
After returning from a survey mission, the team discovers they had a stowaway. They question him and he claims to be fighting Dread too, but can he be trusted?
#12 - Flame Street
Season 1 - Episode 11 - Aired Nov 29, 1987
Power enters the cyberweb of Tech City through a direct neural link, looking for information Dread's forces may have left there. But Dread becomes aware of the attempt and hijacks the connection, leaving Power trapped while Dread attempts to tap his mind for information.
#13 - Gemini and Counting
Season 1 - Episode 12 - Aired Jan 10, 1988
A lethal influenza plagues the passages and while they have a vaccine, there isn't nearly enough. So Pilot offers to enter one of Dread's chemical factories undercover to retrieve more.
#14 - And Madness Shall Reign
Season 1 - Episode 13 - Aired Jan 17, 1988
Power's team finds a resistance base in complete disarray, the people driven to murderous rages by some kind of drug - a prelude to New Order's second phase. As bio-mechs arrive, they manage hold them off long enough to evacuate the survivors - but then they notice that the drug is starting to affect Tank.
#15 - Judgement
Season 1 - Episode 14 - Aired Jan 31, 1988
Power and Pilot are downed, and Power injured, while carrying important data back to the base. Pilot goes for help, but when she finds a settlement, she is recognized as one of the Dread troopers responsible for the destruction of a nearby village, and they demand she stand trial for her crimes.
#16 - A Summoning of Thunder (1)
Season 1 - Episode 15 - Aired Feb 7, 1988
On the 15th anniversary of his father's death, Jonathan travels to the grave site, and remembers the last day his father was alive.
#17 - A Summoning of Thunder (2)
Season 1 - Episode 16 - Aired Feb 14, 1988
As Lord Dread approaches the grave site to capture Jonathan, they both continue to remember the events surrounding Dr. Power's death.
#18 - The Eden Road
Season 1 - Episode 17 - Aired Feb 21, 1988
When Dread unknowingly shuts down a crucial part of the route to Eden 2, the team must brave a biohazard filled disaster area to make contact with a representative with the new route.
#19 - Freedom One
Season 1 - Episode 18 - Aired Feb 28, 1988
A woman broadcasting resistance bulletins under the codename ""Freedom One"" contacts Power with a dangerous proposal - a meeting between the top resistance leaders across the country to unite them under one banner.
#20 - New Order: The Sky Shall Swallow Them (1)
Season 1 - Episode 19 - Aired Mar 6, 1988
Power acquires conclusive data on the two final phases of New Order - systematic mass digitization of the entire human population using an orbital platform, and then the destruction of what's left by detonating any functioning power stations. With only hours to go, Power devises a desperate strike against the platform's heavily guarded control center...
#21 - New Order: The Land Shall Burn (2)
Season 1 - Episode 20 - Aired Mar 13, 1988
The impact of the platform leaves Volcania in disarray, but the final phase of New Order is still going ahead, leaving the team no other option than to go there and shut it down themselves.
#22 - Retribution (1)
Season 1 - Episode 21 - Aired Mar 20, 1988
New Order is finished and the team is celebrating. But in Volcania, Dread is recovering, with a new realization - There can be no New Order until all resistance has been eliminated.