The BEST Episodes of Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!

Last Updated: Feb 17, 2020

Network: Syndication

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!

Shattered

#1 - 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.

star 7.78
9 votes
Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Writers: Larry DiTillio
Wardogs

#2 - 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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: George Mendeluk
Writers: Larry DiTillio
Retribution (2)

#3 - 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.

star 7.00
1 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
The Abyss

#4 - 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...

star 6.67
3 votes
Directors: Mario Azzopardi
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
Final Stand

#5 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
Pariah

#6 - 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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Otta Hanus
Writers: Marc Scott Zicree
A Fire in the Dark

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Marvin Wolfman
The Mirror in Darkness

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
The Ferryman

#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?

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Otta Hanus
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
And Study War No More

#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...

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Michael Reaves
The Intruder

#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?

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
Flame Street

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Michael Reaves
Gemini and Counting

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Christy Marx
And Madness Shall Reign

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Larry DiTillio
Judgement

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: Larry DiTillio
A Summoning of Thunder (1)

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Otta Hanus
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
A Summoning of Thunder (2)

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Otta Hanus
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
The Eden Road

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Ken Girotti
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski
Freedom One

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Writers: Christy Marx
New Order: The Sky Shall Swallow Them (1)

#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...

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Otta Hanus
Writers: Larry DiTillio
New Order: The Land Shall Burn (2)

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Otta Hanus
Writers: Larry DiTillio
Retribution (1)

#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.

star 0.00
0 votes
Directors: Jorge Montesi
Writers: J. Michael Straczynski