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Season 1Edit

# Title Director Writer Original air date Production code
01 "Shattered" Mario Azzopardi Larry DiTillio September 20, 1987
Power is lured to a devastated San Francisco where he meets an enigmatic woman from his past.
02 "The Abyss" Mario Azzopardi J. Michael Straczynski September 27, 1987
The team encounters an old general who has been broken by Lord Dread's offensives.
03 "Wardogs" George Mendeluk Larry DiTillio November 22, 1987
Hawk tracks a mysterious band of humans and discovers their leader has a link to his past. Meanwhile, Scout and Tank investigate Project New Order, unaware that Dread is manipulating events.
04 "Final Stand" Doug Williams J. Michael Straczynski October 4, 1987
Tank meets another man from the Babylon 5 genetic engineering facility and must confront him when civilian hostages are taken.
05 "Pariah[n 1]" Otta Hanus Marc Scott Zicree October 11, 1987
Hawk rescues a boy pursued by Dread's forces. The team is determined to discover more about the boy's origins, especially when the places he just left become contaminated by a mysterious illness.
06 "A Fire in the Dark" Doug Williams Marv Wolfman October 18, 1987
Lord Dread commissions a blind artist prodigy to create portraits of his ideal world. Power tries to make her understand Lord Dread's deception, especially after Lord Dread threatens to kill her friends.
07 "The Mirror in Darkness" Otta Hanus Marc Scott Zicree, J. Michael Straczynski October 25, 1987
A Captain Power impostor is on the prowl by searching human survivors for Soaron to digitize. It is up to the real Captain Power to shut him down and regain the humans' trust.
08 "The Room[n 2]" [n 2] J. Michael Straczynski (story)

Katherine Lawrence (teleplay)

not aired not produced[n 2]
The Power Team discovers entire areas devoid of human life but find leaflets offering promise of a well-stocked human settlement. Power decides to pose as a refugee to find out more, but the mission takes an unexpected turn.
09 "The Ferryman" Otta Hanus J. Michael Straczynski November 1, 1987
Captain Power obtains information about Charon, one element of Lord Dread's Project New Order designed to produce a new fleet of Bio Dreads.
10 "And Study War No More" Jorge Montesi Michael Reaves November 8, 1987
The Power Team traces strange transmissions to a place called Haven, where non-violence is a way of life. A closer look reveals that the citizens were coerced to work in another Project New Order element codenamed Styx.
11 "The Intruder" Jorge Montesi Marc Scott Zicree (story)

J. Michael Straczynski (story and teleplay)

November 15, 1987
A former Earth Forces soldier infiltrates the Power Base to present himself as an additional candidate for the Power Team. However, his brazenness and the risk of compromising the base angers the group.
12 "The Rose of Yesterday[n 2]" [n 2] Katherine Lawrence not aired not produced[n 2]
The Bio-Dread Empire orders the destruction of all books. The Power team scramble to save all literary artifacts, but Tank is wounded in an attempt to save a librarian and her collection of antique tomes.
13 "Flame Street" Otta Hanus J. Michael Straczynski (story)

Michael Reaves (teleplay)

November 29, 1987
Captain Power plugs into the "web" to learn more information about Project New Order. However, Lord Dread is aware of his online presence and tries to stop him.
14 "Gemini and Counting" Otta Hanus J. Michael Straczynski (story)

Christy Marx (teleplay)

January 10, 1988
Pilot infiltrates one of the BioDread Empire's medical laboratories to steal a vaccine under her old guise of a BioDread Youth. The mission is put at risk as she encounters another BioDread Youth who attacks her.
15 "And Madness Shall Reign" Jorge Montesi Larry DiTillio January 17, 1988
Tank goes berserk after he drinks water laced with a psychotic drug. Hawk is assigned to calm him down while the others trace the source of the drug.
16 "Judgment" Jorge Montesi Larry DiTillio January 31, 1988
Pilot and Power successfully fight off Soaron during a desert patrol, but Power's injuries prompts Pilot to leave him behind and seek medical help. A visit to a nearby town goes awry, as its residents recognize Pilot and put her on trial for atrocities she committed on the town during her service with the BioDread Youth.
17 "A Summoning of Thunder, Part I" Otta Hanus J. Michael Straczynski February 7, 1988
Captain Power visits his father's grave, where he remembers the origins of the Metal Wars and his father's role in it. Lord Dread, who was once a close friend of Power's father, goes out to find the younger Power.
18 "A Summoning of Thunder, Part II" Otta Hanus J. Michael Straczynski February 14, 1988
Lord Dread's race to find Power triggers his own memories of the Metal Wars and how he and Power's father parted ways. The origins of Soaron are also revealed.
19 "The Eden Road" Ken Girotti J. Michael Straczynski February 21, 1988
The Power Team head to Darktown to meet a courier from Eden II, a secret human refuge often derided as a myth. Determined to prove Eden II's existence, Power tries to coerce more information from the courier, who gives them an orange apparently grown at Eden II's natural gardens.
20 "Freedom One" Aiken Scherberger J. Michael Straczynski (story)

Christy Marx (teleplay)

February 28, 1988
The East Coast Resistance organizes a meeting of top rebel leaders with the Power Team's help. A traitor puts everything in jeopardy.
21 "New Order, Part I: The Sky Shall Swallow Them" Otta Hanus Larry DiTillio March 6, 1988
Realizing that Lord Dread has completed the Icarus and Prometheus phases of Project New Order, the Power Team assaults the Icarus command station in Volcania and reprogram the satellite to crash on the place in the hope of destroying both programs.
22 "New Order, Part II: The Land Shall Burn Them" Otta Hanus Larry DiTillio March 13, 1988
Despite Soaron's best efforts to stop it, the Icarus satellite crashes into the main structure in Volcania causing massive damage to the base, but deflector shields minimize the damage to the Prometheus facilities. The Power Team heads back to Volcania to finish the job but Blastarr, a new BioDread Warlord, stands in the way. Power also has a short fight with Lord Dread.
23 "Retribution, Part I" Jorge Montesi J. Michael Straczynski March 20, 1988
Three weeks after the Power Team's disruption of Project New Order, Lord Dread launches a worldwide crackdown against all of humanity. The Soldiers of the Future combat Dread's troops at every possible hotspot and try to save as many people as they could. However, after being injured during one of the battles, Blastarr discovers the Power Team's warpgate capabilities, which satisfies Lord Dread. Activating his stealth camouflage, Soaron provides Lord Dread with the frequency of the Power Team's warp gate activation code. Concerned that OverMind is corrupting Lakki to watch over him, Lord Dread engineers an accident to dispose of the robot for good.
24 "Retribution, Part II" Jorge Montesi J. Michael Straczynski March 27, 1988
Emboldened with the information given by Soaron, Lord Dread sends Blastarr and a squad of soldiers to ambush the male members of the team as they exit the gate on a Christmas Day patrol and slip through to the Power Base, where Pilot has to fight off the invaders on her own. In a last act of defiance, she wires the base to self-destruct, but not before sending various equipment and key elements of Mentor (the Power Base's AI matrix, fashioned in the likeness of Power's father) out in a hoverbike for the rest of the team to recover.
  1. ^ "Pariah" was the pilot for the series
  2. ^ a b c d e f These episodes were not produced when the order was cut from 24 episodes to 22 episodes.

[edit]Season 2 (unproduced)Edit

[n 1]

# Title Director Writer Original airdate Production Code
01 "Vendetta, Part I" Larry DiTillio not aired not produced
Power and his team are on the run after the Power Base is destroyed by Pilot. They take refuge in the Passages to lick their wounds, but Power is consumed by his desire for revenge on Locke, the man responsible for the death of Pilot. His plan ultimately brings him face to face with the new Lord Dread, a cyborg who is now far more machine than man. Also, a woman by the name of Chris "Ranger" O'Connor is comes into the picture.[9]
02 "Vendetta, Part II" Larry DiTillio not aired not produced
Power attempts to find and activate a new Power Base, which had been created by his father somewhere within the Arctic Circle. But first they raid a Dread installation for supplies and fuel. Their mission is cut short when the JumpShip is severely damaged and crash lands in a densely forested area in northern Canada.[10]
03 "The Archers, Part I: The Order of the Arrow" Christy Marx not aired not produced
Crashing in the Great Northern Forest, Power and his men are attacked by a phalanx of troopers and then captured by an armed group carrying high tech bows and arrows who call themselves "The Archers". Angry that the JumpShip's crash has destroyed a large amount of prime forest and fearful that the crash will draw Dread's forces into their land in greater numbers, the Archers threaten to kill Power and his team.[11]
04 "The Archers, Part II: Visions in Ultraviolet" Christy Marx not aired not produced
While Power and the team are gaining the trust of the Archers, Dread seeks an alliance the "Baron", a tyrant who attempts to rule the forest people through hiss use of force. Learning of the unholy alliance, the Power team and the Archers mount a joint recon mission. But the Captain finds himself in great personal danger when his Power Suit runs out of juice as the "clickers" attack.[12]
05 "The Archers, Part III: The Willow and the Oak" Christy Marx not aired not produced
Unable to find Jonathan after his fall from the cliff, the remaining team members go with the Archers to a meeting with a man they call the "Trader". But unbeknownst to his team, Power was rescued from the river by the Trader, who identifies him as being wanted by Dread. Dread sends his newest BioDreads, the "Hunter-Seekers" to attack the rebellious group, who find the new units nearly indestructible. The group manages to escape, but Dread orders them to surrender at once or he will create a plasma storm which will burn everything within a 1000 km radius.[13]
06 "The Archers, Part IV: Plasma Storm Raging" Christy Marx not aired not produced
The Hunter-Seekers begin igniting a plasma storm as ordered while the Power team watches in horror from a distance. Dread vows to destroy the entire forest unless Power surrenders to him. Ignoring the Captain's orders, Hawk attempts to stop the BioDreads from spreading the holocaust, but when his suit's power begins to fail, he is shot out of the sky and falls into the middle of the raging plasma storm.[14]
07 "The Archers, Part V: Death and Beyond" Christy Marx not aired not produced
After finding parts to repair the JumpShip in a raid of the Baron's warehouse, Hawk and Scout struggle to repair the ship while Tank, Chris and the Archers attempt to capture the Baron's laser cannon. Only the cannon has sufficient power to hold off the growing plasma storm. But Dread has too many forces protecting the cannon, so Captain Power draws attention away from it by challenging Dread to a fight to the death.[15]
14 "The Blood Dimmed Tide, Part I: The Ceremony of Innocence" Michael Reaves not aired not produced
While attempting to gather more data on Project Rebirth, Captain Power, Tank and Ranger are marooned on a tropical island where the evil Dr Severius is carrying out horrific experiments for Lord Dread, experiments which have created a race of mutants with strange powers. While Jonathan strives to persuade the mutants to ally with the humans struggling for freedom, Hawk, Scout and TNT must hold out against Dread and his forces all by themselves. The title for this three part story arc comes from the poem The Second Coming by William Butler Yeats, which includes the lines "The blood-dimmed tide is loosed, and everywhere The ceremony of innocence is drowned."[16]
15 "The Blood Dimmed Tide, Part II: Tyger, Tyger" Michael Reaves not aired not produced
While attempting to gather more data on Project Rebirth, Captain Power, Tank and Ranger are marooned on a tropical island where the evil Dr Severius is carrying out horrific experiments for Lord Dread, experiments which have created a race of mutants with strange powers. While Jonathan strives to persuade the mutants to ally with the humans struggling for freedom, Hawk, Scout and TNT must hold out against Dread and his forces all by themselves. The sub-title for the second part of the story arc is from the poem The Tyger by William Blake, which begins, "Tyger! Tyger! burning bright."[17]
16 "The Blood Dimmed Tide, Part III: Ozymandias" Michael Reaves not aired not produced
While attempting to gather more data on Project Rebirth, Captain Power, Tank and Ranger are marooned on a tropical island where the evil Dr Severius is carrying out horrific experiments for Lord Dread, experiments which have created a race of mutants with strange powers. While Jonathan strives to persuade the mutants to ally with the humans struggling for freedom, Hawk, Scout and TNT must hold out against Dread and his forces all by themselves. The sub-title for the final chapter of this story arc comes from the poem Ozymandias by Percy Bysshe Shelley, which includes the line, "My name is Ozymandias, king of kings: Look on my works, ye Mighty, and despair!"[18]
? "Face of Darkness" David Bennett Carren, J. Larry Carroll not aired not produced
"The Power Team head to the old city of Toronto to try and save the human settlement there being threatened by Dread and his Bio-Dredds. During the rescue operation, Scout comes across a mysterious figure in the tunnels below the city, known only as 'Mindi 7'."[19]
? "A Passion Forged in Steel" Steve Gerber not aired not produced
"The Power Team pick up a bunch of refugees after staving off a Dread attack on them. Power suspects a spy amongst the refugees and dispatches Scout to unveil the snitch.Steve Gerber's script introduces the mysterious operative Morgana and sets the tone for her relationship with Lord Dread (featuring the first ever cyber-sex scene in television history according to Larry DiTillio), with an unexpected twist for Captain Power."[20]
? "The Observer" Mark Cassutt not aired not produced
"The story deals with a possibly alien race or humans in exile who escaped Earth and are sitting in judgment over what has transpired on Earth. One of these neutral observers of the battle between Power and Dread choses to align himself with the humans -- violating his non-interference directive."[21]
  1. ^ Season two was never produced, but scripts were commissioned and written. 22 scripts were assigned for season 2, but that number was later reduced to 18.

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