It’s amazing that twenty-year-old marketing still works. I’m twenty-six, and I want an interlocker. My name is David, and I have just become a fan of Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future.
Gary Goddard – head of Landmark Entertainment at the time – had a strong rapport with Mattel during the mid-80’s after directing Masters Of The Universe. Realizing that soldiers were “in” as far as toy/cartoon properties went, as was evident by the success of He-Man (“old world” fantasy) and GI Joe (modern day warfare), he thought that using the same sort of formula in a futuristic setting might be the next big thing. Captain Power – a name everyone was astonished to learn was NOT copyrighted – was conceived as a live-action show where humans fought CGI villains, which was revolutionary in 1987 since children’s programming had primarily become cartoons in recent years and CGI was a brand-new thing. READ MORE