Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future

Season 1 Episode 7

The Ferryman

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Aired Saturday 9:30 AM Nov 01, 1987 on
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The Ferryman
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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?moreless

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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

    Peter Snider

    Peter Snider

    Commander

    Guest Star

    Ric Sarabia

    Ric Sarabia

    Rivvik

    Guest Star

    John Davies (IV)

    John Davies (IV)

    Voice of Blastarr

    Recurring Role

    Tedd Dillon

    Tedd Dillon

    Voice of Overmind

    Recurring Role

    Deryck Hazel

    Deryck Hazel

    Voice of Soaron

    Recurring Role

    Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions

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    • TRIVIA (4)

      • When Dread's power stations come online, it can be seen on the map that his base Volcania is located in the vicinity of what was once Detroit- the Motor City, and the birthplace of modern assembly line mass production.

      • We learn that Dread's Project New Order has four phases, labeled Prometheus, Charon, Icarus, and Styx. It's conjectured that the four phases somehow correspond to the four elements of earth, fire, air and water, respectively.

      • We discover for the first time that the Jump Ship has a breakaway fighter jet attached to its roof.

      • The new Bio-Dreads Blastarr and Laccki are "born" this episode.

    • QUOTES (5)

      • Captian Power: (when they attempt to restore Mentor after he's severely damaged) Everything set?
        Scout: Uh, holding together with chicken wire and good intentions- it's the best we could do.

      • Scout: (carrying off the Bio-Dread commander's head) Heads, I win!

      • Lord Dread: One by one the power stations go online, millions of watts of broadcast power, ready to converge here. And from that power- life!
        Overmind: We detect pride in your voice, Lord Dread. Emotions are for organics.

      • Hawk: Look Jon, I know how you feel. I feel the same way. But Mentor's not your father.
        Captain Power: No. But he has the face of my father, his voice, his essence. I don't think I can watch my father die all over again.

      • Pilot: We're going down! Impact in four minutes.
        Scout: Afterburners!
        Pilot: They're not meant for primary flight. I'll have to reconnect them.
        Hawk: Captain, lost the engines, stay clear. I'm laying in the coordinates for Volcania. If we have to go I'm taking that place with us!

    • NOTES (2)

      • No one is listed in the credits as voicing the new Bio-Dread Laccki, including Don Francks, who is usually credited with voicing him.

      • The Jump Ship's breakaway fighter jet is the same design as the Mattel toy sold in connection with the show. The toy was able to fire beams at the television set and register hits on the glowing orange spots on Bio-Dreads, and take hits in return from the broadcasts. Unfortunately, the toys did not work as well as hoped, and when Mattel's toy sales for the show proved inadequate, the show itself lost its major source of funding, leading to its cancellation after only one season despite its high ratings and critical acclaim.

    • ALLUSIONS (4)

      • Lord Dread: (to the Dread Youth graduates) Give me your blood, your trust, your minds and we shall build a new tomorrow!


        This speech is reminiscent of the acceptance speech given by John F. Kennedy at the 1960 Democratic National Convention. JFK tells his supporters, "Give me your help and your hand and your voice."

      • The Ferryman:
        This episode's title comes from Greek mythology. It refers to Charon, who was said to ferry the souls of the dead across the River Styx to the Underworld. Charon is also the name of the second phase of Lord Dread's Project New Order.

      • Pilot: Either this works, or we go down in the biggest blast since Tunguska.


        The Tunguska Event occurred in 1908 over Russia. It is theorized that a blast wave resulting from the explosion of a large meteorite or comet fragment several kilometers above ground caused large scale destruction of a large area of the countryside. It's estimated strength ranges from 5 to 30 megatons (likely 10-15 megatons, 1,000 times more powerful than the atomic blast over Hiroshima). It's thought to have leveled 80 million trees alone, and is thought to have been equivalent to an earthquake of 5 on the Richter scale.

      • Lord Dread: How many voices live within you, Overmind?
        Overmind: Many, for we are legion.


        This is a reference to the New Testament story of Jesus casting the demons out of a man and into a herd of swine. Jesus asks the demon what its name is and it replies, "Legion, for we are many". The story is told in the three Gospels of Matthew, Mark and Luke.

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