Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Season 1 Episode 5

A Fire in the Dark

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Oct 18, 1987 on
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A Fire in the Dark
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Captain 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.

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    Jessica Steen

    Jessica Steen

    Corporal Jennifer 'Pilot' Chase

    Tim Dunigan

    Tim Dunigan

    Captain Jonathan Power

    Maurice Dean Wint

    Maurice Dean Wint

    Sgt. Robert 'Scout' Baker

    Peter MacNeill

    Peter MacNeill

    Major Matthew 'Hawk' Masterson

    Sven-Ole Thorsen

    Sven-Ole Thorsen

    Lieutenant Michael 'Tank' Ellis

    David Hemblen

    David Hemblen

    Lord Dread/Lyman Taggart

    Patricia Collins

    Patricia Collins

    Jessica Morgan

    Guest Star

    Gerry Pearson

    Gerry Pearson

    Arthur

    Guest Star

    J.R. Zimmerman

    J.R. Zimmerman

    Henry the Elder

    Guest Star

    Bruce Gray

    Bruce Gray

    Mentor

    Recurring Role

    Deryck Hazel

    Deryck Hazel

    Voice of Soaron

    Recurring Role

    Tedd Dillon

    Tedd Dillon

    Voice of Overmind

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (2)

      • We get the first view of the man Lord Dread was, Lyman Taggart. Jessica knew him before he was Lord Dread.

      • Nitpick
        Why is Dread torturing the village elder with repeated digitization/re-integration to get the information he wants out of him? In the episode "Shattered", Athena claimed the Overmind gets inside your head and knows what you know. So, wouldn't it have been faster to just stick the elder into the Overmind and let the computer dig out the information?

    • QUOTES (6)

      • Captain Power: (when she decides to give up her sight) Are you sure, Jessica?
        Jessica: He offers me nothing- his world. But in my mind is the world as it was. Mine is a better world than the one you live in, Captain. I wish you could see it.

      • Jessica: (seeing the ruins of the Metal Wars for the first time) Is this all that's left?! I couldn't see, I had no idea! (she turns to Dread) Is this the world you're so proud of?!
        Lord Dread: The world is in transition. When I am finished, it will be a monument to Mechanical Perfection!

      • Lord Dread: (as they prepare to return Jessica's sight through a bionic prosthesis) Someday, when Power and his barbarians are done away with, there shall be everlasting splendor- a new, and better world! For that, I need you; I need your vision as much as you do.
        Jessica: I don't understand!
        Lord Dread: You will. (the operation begins)

      • Lord Dread: Every cell within your body implodes when you are digitized. Then, when you are reformed these same cells explode.

      • Adam the Elder: This is Captain Power and Pilot. You'll be going with them.
        Pilot: You'll be safe with us. It will be fine.
        Jessica: I've been running from Dread for fifteen years, I can't believe suddenly everything will be fine. I just can't.

      • Lord Dread: Mine is a war for perfection- immortal bodies that never decay, never grow sick or old, and she will assist me. I will be her patron and she will be the architect of my new race, the preeminent architect of the Machine World.
        Captain Power: You're more insane than I thought.

    • NOTES (1)

      • Jessica Morgan is a name commonly used by Marv Wolfman in his scripts. His daughter, first name Jessica, middle name Morgan, claims her father likes to name damsel in distress characters after her. For instance, in the Transformers story arc, "The Return Of Optimus Prime" Wolfman co-wrote, Jessica Morgan is a woman who is briefly paralyzed after an accident.

    • ALLUSIONS (1)

      • Scout: (to Tank) Let's move it, Bigfoot.


        "Bigfoot" is the popular name of the mythical beast Sasquatch. It was supposed to live in the Pacific Northwest, and stories of it were told by the Native Americans of the region.

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