Centurions The Complete Series 2 Seasons with 65 Episodes plus Mini-Series on 4 Blu-ray Discs in 720p HD
This is the complete series all 65 episodes including the miniseries all have been cleaned and redone in 720p HD. It includes a menu system that allows you to choose the episode you like as well as chapter skips and a play all feature to play the whole disc.
The screenshots are taken from a 60 inch LCD TV with an iPhone playing on a standard Blu-ray player. The quality is top notch. ????
In the near future of the 21st century, the cyborg mad scientist Doc Terror seeks to conquer the Earth and turn its inhabitants into robot slaves. He is assisted by his cyborg companion Hacker and an army of robots. There were many types of cyborgs:
- Doom Drones Traumatizers – The most commonly seen drones are walking robots with laser blasters for arms. The toy for the Traumatizer was a Sears store exclusive. The Traumatizer Leader was colored red.
- Doom Drones Strafers – A flying robot armed with missiles and lasers. Doc Terror and Hacker are able to fly by swapping their purely robot half for a Strafer.
- Groundborgs – A land-based robot armed with lasers that moves on treads. No toy was made of Groundborgs.
- Cybervore Panther – A robot panther. Introduced later in the series. Could combine with the Cybervore Shark. A toy for the Cybervore Panther was designed, but never released.
- Cybervore Shark – A robot shark. Introduced later in the series. Could combine with the Cybervore Panther. A toy for the Cybervore Shark was designed, but never released.
Later, a wheeled Drone with a large screen and cannons as well as a submarine drone were added. They are joined on many occasions, starting with the first episode, by Doc Terror’s daughter Amber.
At each turn, their evil plans are thwarted by the heroic Centurions. The Centurions are a team of men dressed in specially created exo-frames that allow them (upon shouting “PowerXtreme”) to fuse with ‘incredible’ assault weapon systems, becoming what the show calls man and machine, Power Xtreme!The end result is a weapons platform somewhere between a hard-suit and a mecha. Originally, there are three Centurions but two other Centurions are later added:
- Max Ray – ‘Brilliant’ Sea Operations Commander: The calm and collected de facto leader of the team, donning a green exo-frame suit and sporting a fine moustache. His toy file card said that for exercise he regularly swam from California to Hawaii-and back. His weapon systems are best suited for underwater missions, some of these are as follows:
- Cruiser – A sea assault weapon system that is used for in and out of water that includes hydro thrusters, a keel-fin radar unit and a missile launcher. Max wears this with a green helmet that matches his exo-frame.
- Tidal Blast – A powerful surface-sub-surface attack weapon system with two hydro-powered keel-fins used for above and below the water that has battle modes such as cruise, subsonic speed and rear attack. Its weapons include a re-pulsar lesion cannon and two rotating and firing shark missiles. Like Cruiser, Max wears this with a green helmet.
- Depth Charger – A deep-sea weapon system used for deep underwater missions. It is a mini sub with two pivoting pontoon thrusters and two mobile directional aqua fins that has modes of attack such as diving, full fire and deep sea. Its weapons include two rotating aqua cannons, deep-sea torpedoes and a hydromine.
- Sea Bat – Released in the second phase of the toys’ release.
- Jake Rockwell – ‘Rugged’ Land Operations Specialist: Donning a yellow exo-frame suit. A passionate idealist with a strong moral compass, he has a short fuse that often puts him at odds with the cocky and casual personality of Ace. His weapon systems have the most firepower and are best suited for land missions, some of these are as follows:
- Fireforce – A powerful land assault weapon system that includes twin laser cannons and a rotating plasma re-pulsar. Jake wears this with a yellow helmet that matches his exo-frame.
- Wild Weasel – A protective armour assault weapon system in the shape of a motorcycle with a head shield and protective back shell for dangerous missions such as heavy forests or rocky terrains. It has battle modes including tracking, anti-aircraft, high speed travel and land attack. Its weapons include two land lasers and a front assault pak module for storing accessories.
- Detonator – A heavy artillery weapon system for maximum firepower. It has many battle modes including air attack and ground assault. Its weapons include sonic ray guns and freeze ray blasters. Like Fireforce, Jake wears this with a yellow helmet.
- Hornet – An assault helicopter weapon system used to assist Aerial missions that has battle modes including surveillance, high speed assault and sneak attack. Its weapons include four sidewinder missiles and a rotating freeze cannon.
- Swingshot – Released in the second phase of the toys’ release.
- Ace McCloud – ‘Daring’ Air Operations Expert: Donning a blue exo-frame suit, he is a brave but cocky womanizer who is sometimes at odds with Jake. His weapon systems are best suited for aerial missions, some of these are as follows:
- Skyknight – A powerful air assault weapon system that has two turbo thrusters. Its weapons include stinsel missiles, laser cannons and laser bombs. Ace wears this with a blue helmet that matches his exo-frame.
- Orbital Interceptor – An advanced air weapon assault system with inner atmospheric thrusters that can even be used in space. It has battle modes including cruise, pursuit and power blast. Its weapons include two particle beam deflectors and a particle beam missile. Ace wears this with a life support helmet.
- Skybolt – An air reinforcement weapon system that has two booster stabiliser pods, radar tracking wings and modular invertible wings with battle modes including reconnaissance, backfire and anti-attack. Its weapons include galactic missiles and two backfire missile launchers for front and rear attacks. Like Skyknight, Ace wears this with a blue helmet.
- Strato Strike – The toy for Strato Strike was designed, but never released.
Extended Team (later additions):
- Rex Charger – ‘Expert’ Energy Programmer. Dons a red and pale green exo-frame suit.
- Electro Charger
- Gatling Guard
- John Thunder – ‘Specialist’ Infiltration Commander. Has a black exo-frame with exposed skin.
- Silent Arrow
- Thunder Knife
The Centurions are based on an orbiting space station called Sky Vault where its operator, Crystal Kane, uses a transporter to send the Centurions, and the requested weapon systems, to where they are needed. Crystal is always in the company of either Jake Rockwell’s dog Shadow or Lucy the orangutan, or in most cases both. Shadow is usually more involved with the Centurions’ battles than Lucy and sports a harness with dual missile launchers. Crystal suggests tactics and sends equipment as required. The Centurions also have a hidden base in New York City called “Centrum”. Its entrance is hidden in a book store and must be reached via an underground railcar. “Centrum” serves as the Centurions’ land base of operations and also has a beaming pod for rapid transport to “Sky Vault”. In addition to “Sky Vault” and “Centrum” there is also a “Centurion Academy” whose location is kept completely secret and only seen in the last 5 episodes.
Standard Blu-ray player: This has the highest playback of all options. I recommend this option if available to you – please make sure your Blu-ray player is fully updated for the best playback experience.
PlayStation 3: I have tested my sets on my PS3, I have a generation 1 FAT model with a firmware of 4.43 and it plays fine. Remember that playback of PS3 is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
PlayStation 4: This has the highest playback of the PlayStation systems. Quality of playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you are currently on. Make sure your system is fully updated for the best playback.
Xbox One: Based on customers reports Xbox has the lowest playback of all game systems. There are some ways to improve playback by updating the system and making sure the Blu-ray app in the system has the newest update. Playback is determined by the version of the system and the update you’re on.
All of this information is based on customer reports and personal experience. I would urge you to go through my feedback to see other customers experiences with playback. Many customers have had great success playing these on game systems. I put this here to be open and honest with you so you can have the best experience possible.
Running these Blu-rays on a video game consoles could result in playback issues based on all the information above.
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