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Saturday, December 10, 2011




From The Original Master Tapes, Complete, With Special Features! Finally On DVD After 20 Years!
The 4-Disc Captain Power - And The 2-Disc Skeleton Warriors Release Date: December 6, 2011!

December 6, 2011: Gary Goddard Entertainment and distributor Video Services Corp. (VSC) release two complete DVD editions for both of these classic shows.  Loaded with hefty special features and behind the scenes documentaries, these DVD sets are bringing back all the sci-fi action and adventure that made these shows so memorable!

Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future was the first TV series to integrate live action, CGI, and interactive effects back in 1987-88.  A groundbreaking achievement at a cost of nearly one million dollars per episode, the show paved the way for innovations in technology now used everywhere.

The show was intended to appeal to an adult audience just as much as for children, but it still sparked controversy for its mature storylines and sophisticated writing.  The series takes a look at a future where mechanized warfare and technology results in the subjugation of organic life by artificially intelligent machines.  In a bold move, the show's creative team even allowed for the death of one of its main heroes, which alarmed parents' groups in the 1980s and led to the show's cancellation after only one season.

The show's creator, Gary Goddard, originally pitched Captain Power to toy company Mattel to see if they would be interested in making toys based on the show.  At the time, Mattel was looking to develop interactive technology for toys and action figures, so when Goddard presented them with the high tech futuristic concept for Captain Power, the toy company realized it would be the perfect fit. 

Beyond all the tech-stuff, Captain Power was a fully realized human drama that dealt with a broad range of complex human relationships.  If only for the writing alone, the show was unlike anything else for kids and adults on television before, or since.

Set in the year 2147, the show follows the struggle of an elite group of humans lead by Jonathan Power, armored in specialized bio-suits, they are mankind's last defense against the onslaught of the mechanized Bio-Dread warriors and the evil Lord Dread! 

DVD producer and special features director Roger Lay Jr. (Ray Bradbury's Chrysalis, Toy Masters), scoured the countryside to track down the original tape masters in vaults from Canada to California to New Jersey!  All 22 Episodes from the first and only season of Captain Power, will be presented in stunning visual clarity with the 4-DVD set.  The set will also include a brand-new feature length documentary, Out Of The Ashes: The Making Of Captain Power that gives fans an inside look at the series.

The Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future 4-DVD set will include:
· Out Of The Ashes: The Making Of Captain Power
· Cast and Crew Commentary featuring creator Gary Goddard and stars Tim Dunigan & Jessica Steen.
· Captain Power Season 2: Declassified - a featurette about the show's unproduced second season.
· Captain Power: The Legend Begins - a feature-length TV movie, never before aired in the US!
· Character concept art.
· And more!

The Captain Power 4-DVD set, running approx. 500 minutes, will be priced at $44.98, and will be available December 6, 2011 - making it the perfect gift for sci-fi fans and nostalgia buffs!

AND - Gary Goddard and Roger Lay Jr. are also currently working on plans for a new version of Captain Power in the near future… so stay tuned!

Also to be released on December 6, the complete episodes 2-DVD set of another Gary Goddard creation, the animated series: Skeleton Warriors!

The animated cartoon, which ran for 13 episodes as part of CBS' Saturday morning line up, follows the struggle of Prince Lightstar and The Legion of Light, defenders of the planet Luminaire from the ghastly Baron Dark and his evil Skeleton Warriors!

The Skeleton Warriors 2-DVD set, running 286 minutes, will be priced at just $19.98.  In addition to the show itself, DVD Producer Roger Lay Jr. has also included:
· Bad to the Bone: The Making of Skeleton Warriors - a 45 minute documentary on the origins and development of the show.
· Audio Commentary on Select Episodes with creator Gary Goddard and co-producer Robert DeLapp.
· Promos.
· Galleries of Concept Art. - AND MORE!

Relive the experience of Captain Power and Skeleton Warriors in stunning clarity, and rediscover the nuanced performances and detailed writing that set the tone for quality Sci-Fi television then, now, and for years still to come!

For more information follow us on the Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future Facebook Fan Page
And on the Skeleton Warriors Face book fan page

About Gary Goddard
Gary Goddard began his professional career as a stage director for the West Coast tour of Godspell when he was 19 years old.  He went on to co-create and direct the "Hoop Dee Doo Musical Revue" for Walt Disney World when he was 21, a musical dinner show experience that has become the longest running and most-performed musical show in history.  Goddard went on to design theme park and resort attractions for Disney and Universal Studios including: THE CONAN SWORD & SORCERY SPECTACULAR and KONG ON THE LOOSE.  He also created TERMINATOR 2/3D, JURASSIC PARK: THE RIDE, and THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF SPIDER-MAN.

As a film director, Goddard directed the live action motion picture Masters of the Universe for Warner Brothers and Cannon Films, wrote Tarzan the Ape Man for MGM Studios, created and produced the groundbreaking live action television series Captain Power for MTS Television and Mattel Toys, created and produced The Skeleton Warriors animated television series for CBS, and developed and produced Mega Babies for Fox Kids Television.

Working through his company GODDARD GROUP, Gary Goddard is creating a new generation of resorts, attractions and entertainment experiences that continue to define immersive entertainment for audiences around the world.

About Roger Lay Jr. (writer, producer, director)
Roger Lay Jr. studied film and television production at the University of Southern California's School of Cinema-Television, and The Los Angeles Film School.  He began his career working for the production staff on the hit television series Everybody Loves Raymond"  Producing credits include: HBO/ThinkFilm's 95 Miles To Go starring Ray Romano, as well an the recently released Sci-Fi Feature Chrysalis, based on the short story by internationally acclaimed author Ray Bradbury, which won the Best Feature Award at the International Horror and Science Fiction Film Festival.  He has also served as a segment producer for the annual Los Angeles Holiday Celebration on PBS, and has produced and directed multiple music videos and promotional spots for such clients as SONY/BMG, Universal Music Latin, and Warner Music Latin. 

About Video Services Corp.
Founded in 1993 by former rock critic Jonathan Gross, Video Services Corp. is a leading independent DVD distributor with offices in Toronto and Los Angeles. With a vast catalogue strong in television, sports and comedy, some of VSC's releases include Big Fan starring Patton Oswalt, Academy Award®-nominated director Alex Gibney's Client 9: The Rise and Fall of Eliot Spitzer, Holy Rollers starring Jesse Eisenberg and Canada's #1 comedy, Corner Gas. VSC is restoring the Canadian classic Face Off for its 40th anniversary in 2011. VSC also owns the e-commerce websites, and

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Captain Power DVD
Skeleton Warriors DVD

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