It was a special event announced on Facebook.
It was a celebration of a show that stretched the bounds of science-fiction television.
On Friday, October 18, 2013, some of the cast and crew of Captain Power and the Soldiers of the Future came to Blast from the Past, a science fiction collectibles store in Burbank, California. It was a great opportunity for everyone involved:
1). For the filmmakers to promote their upcoming revival, Phoenix Rising. They displayed props, toys and designs from the original Captain Power series, and offered hints about the new series.
2). For the store to sell Captain Power posters, CDs, DVDs and other merchandise.
3). For the fans to meet the filmmakers, express their appreciation in person, and get autographs. Exclusive Phoenix Rising buttons were made for the first 87 fans to arrive, commemorating Captain Power’s debut in 1987. Attendees were also treated to some snacks, a chance to win a Captain Power toy in a raffle, and some jokes from Larry Ross, the store’s proprietor, as they waited in line.
Here I am on the right, with Captain Power himself, Tim Dunigan, and series creator and executive producer Gary Goddard on the far left. I’m 6 feet tall. Note the size of Mr. Dunigan next to me.
At this table sat writers Judith and Garfield Reeves-Stevens next to actor Bruce Gray (right). Judith and Garfield have written the story bible for Phoenix Rising. Both are super-talented SF writers with a legion of impressive credentials, as you can see on their website. The Goddard Film Group was wise to hire them.
More details and photos from Captain Power Fan Night 2013 in my next post.
For a report on the Power team’s visit to Burbank in December 2011, click here.
Blast from the Past’s website is here.
Psst. They’re selling a skekSil the Chamberlain action figure from The Dark Crystal for $30.00. mmmMMMmmmmmmmmm.