Back in the late 1980s there was a post-apocalyptic sci fi kids show called Captain Power And The Soldiers Of The Future.
The show had a fascinating merchandise tie-in — the toys could be used to get into “interactive” laser battles with the television program.
The thing about that though: the toys were really expensive and the particularly heavy and dark storyline behind the show weren’t exactly kid-friendly.
Sarah wrote about all this in a new feature for The A.V. Club.
To read it click here.