These were some of my favorite toys back in the eighties.
Now, as theme songs-centered as we are, The Centurions lacked that singable, “go, go, go!” type of intro tune normally attached to boys-centered animation shows that keep them glued to the screens from start to finish. The Centurions had that narration-style, more-matured approach that repeated the plot and premise of the show.
Well, since themes and openings are very, very closely related, let us archive this one as well. Below is the correct and complete narration from the opening of the series.
In the near future Doc Terror, and his cyborg companion Hacker, unleash their forces to conquer Earth! Only one force can stop this evil—a handful of brave men. In specially created exoframes, they can be transported anywhere to fuse with incredible assault weapon systems, beamed down from the space station Skyvault, becoming man and machine, Power Xtreme! Max Ray, brilliant Sea Operations commander. Jake Rockwell, rugged Land Operations specialist. Ace McCloud, daring Air Operations expert. Whatever the challenge, they are ready—The Centurions!
The above is narrated by American voice artist William “Bill” T. Woodson. However, he is not part of the cast (characters).
Then, there of course exists a subtle background tune while the above is narrated. Original music is credited to composer Udi Harpaz. In the animation world he also did some work for Dino-Riders.
That’s about it! Below is the memorable opening sequence of the show.