This movie is magnificent!
The performances transcend the film's tropes, grounding it in characters that feel more complete than this subgenre often produces.
I cannot think of one single thing that I would change about this film. The acting is incomparable, the directing deft, and the writing poignantly brilliant.
This is a dark and sometimes deeply uncomfortable drama
I was 13 the year 'Super Force' debuted. Wow, I thought this show was awesome. It had cool stuff that all action/sci-fi fans identified with. Decent butt-kicking in every episode, interesting technology and gadgets, a motorcycle (and jumps through windows) likely inspired by 'Street Hawk' and a strength enhancing power suit with bullet-stopping capability. What wasn't to like? The answer to that was: attention to detail, poor (or no) continuity and plot progression and overall poor scripts episode after episode. I only caught about eight episodes before my local network pulled it and it disappeared into obscurity. Fastforward twenty-two years and "Helloooo Youtube". I read the review from wingsandsword before I watched all "available episodes" from season 1. Then...I had to stop watching.The show's low budget is now painfully clear. It was a show that couldn't live up to it's potential. It needed better planning before production ever began, at least two more writers and possibly one or two technology consultants, and I believe it needed a one-hour runtime instead of the thirty minutes it was allotted per weekly episode. Just by watching the first episode of the four-part pilot you can tell that- A. Few people had any visions of what technology and space travel would be like ten years into the future much-less the thirty when it was set and- B. Nobody really cared much about believability. The spacecraft used for Zach Stone's Mars mission is an outdated capsule rather than a large multi-person space vessel, and his hero's welcome parade took place in what appears to be a warehouse. Things never got better. I finished watching the first season to satisfy the kid in me but I wouldn't watch any more because I knew it was only going to get worse.!SPOILER IMEDIATELY AHEAD!In the final episode of season one the Super Force suit malfunctions after an upgrade went untested. Zach Stone fell into a coma and then died. Now, anyone with half a mind for a quality TV production would have known that this would have been the time to shut down the series and review what went wrong and where it could go should it get a second season. This was the perfect time to reboot the series, and it could have been rebooted right back into itself with a bigger budget, consultants, writers and the one-hour runtime it needed for proper working order. Here's my idea for episode 1 of season two: Zach Stone could have woken from a coma aboard a space-station to discover that Super Force had been nothing but a dream and that one of the other astronauts aboard his spacecraft saved the entire crew instead of him. Suffering from dual memories Zach returns to Earth to find the people he thought he knew are not the same people. F.X. Spinner is the majority shareholder of Spinner Industries. Teo Satori is the head of RnD (or basically F.X.'s original role). Frank Stone never disappeared and Zach's father is alive, although he is in the hospital and is dying from some incurable ailment. E.B. Hungerford is the police commissioner but he is more concerned with his own interests rather than the public's. With significant spaceflight missions canceled for the next year Zach decides to follow in the footsteps of his father and brother and commits to the police academy. Throw in a terrorist organization, some organized crime activities and a scheme or two from Hungerford to prompt a need for the Super Force suit (and design a suit with a better looking helmet) and you now have the new 'Super Force'.'Super Force' was just too cool to have failed because so few people cared enough to make it into what it could/should have been. I almost cried when I decided to stop watching. They ruined my show and I now choose to believe that my idea above is how things actually happened. (Being a dream would actually have explained perfectly why all of the first season was so bad and unbelievable.) I totally understand, and feel for, the fans of the original 'Battlestar Galactica'.Long live 'Super Force'.
Now this is one show i remember watching as a kid and wish that some station out there would put it back on the air!. I loved the show for not only the awesome looking suite that Super Force had but also the them music i still to this day have never forgotten. I finally found the first two episodes on video which are basically tied into one movie. Anyways i only hope that one day this show will resurface but after 10 years my hopes are running out.Also though if you liked this show as i did then you can find copies of the Super Force VHS tape on ebay or Half.Com, but its Out of Print so the price might be kinda high but that all depends on the seller
I can't remember much from this show, but it happened to creep into my mind this morning. Like the previous reviewer, I remember the "Toy Store" intro. I remember several "fake commercial" type introductions in this show. There have been and will always be cheesy shows like "Super Force. " The fact is, if you don't take them seriously, they can be a lot of fun!
I was 11 when this was on TV, but I'll never forget a few scenes. One was a pre-intro scene (the scene before the opening credits and first commercial break roll), in a Toy Store. I SWEAR it looked like a toy store commercial. I really thought it was just another commercial. Then this evil dude bulldozes the thing down. I was like, YES!!! Then I realized it was the start of the show.Anyway, that's not what is funny. What is FUNNY CHEESY is Superforce has so many hidden gadgets in his suit, almost like Inspector Gadget (HA!) There was one scene where the sides of his helmet opened up and out of each side a missile emerged and shot the bad guy. Guess what that means! NO ROOM FOR A BRAIN!!! HAHAHAHA!!!The BEST OF ALL THOUGH, was one episode where the weapon in question was an orb. The Orb would hover, then chase down its victim at high speeds, then crash into his temple, so that half the orb was visible, and the other half buried in the bloody head. The run away from orb scenes were SOOO funny.Anyway, I digress. There's no point because no one will ever see this again, unless some mook taped and kept all the episodes.