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TV Shows - Power Rangers (original)

A largely popular kids show in the 90s.

Wikipedia Link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mighty_Morphin_Power_Rangers
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1 World Peace Summit Jason, Trini & Zack demanded $$$ - but got fired.
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2 12 Year-old Blue Ranger Justin from the Turbo year. Most hated among fans.
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3 Lost Galaxy Zordon kills all evil in universe - show continues
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4 Day 1 Sucked from the start.
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5 Never Boned Still rocks.
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6 Disney took over The Power Rangers shows they make SUCK!!!
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7 Death Kimberly-The Pink Ranger
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8 Exit Stage Left: Bulk & Skull It was never the same without this comic duo...
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9 MMPR Revision They made it look like the 60s Batman show.
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10 Powers Rangers Turbo The cast change out of the blue and no one knew
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11 You watch a Super Sentai show. And then you realize that this is inferior.
12 Villains Go Soft Villains become lack luster and silly.
13 Tommy Oliver Takes Jason's job, becomes center of everything.
14 Saban retakes the franchise Very short seasons, show now an afterthought.
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1 i like kimberly on the show she was the only one who is hot girl on the show -- Submitted By: (thedude19766) on March 27, 2012, 3:22 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
2 I know I said in my last comment that I was going to tell how the show can be better but I'm not up to it right now. Watched the Samurai episode the other day and just as I thought a disappointment. The only enjoyable bit was with Bulk and Spike (still would prefer Skull) and that unfortunately lasted only 1 minute. This episode, like most of previous episodes/seasons, dull and cringe worthy. The first two seasons were the best for a reason. While they are cheesy thay are not in the cheesy/bad as in later seasons but cheesy/good. -- Submitted By: (Acobjum) on February 13, 2011, 7:12 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
3 As per my earlier comment, I was also in High School when MMPR started. As with a lot of shows, I didn't watch it at first. I caught bits and pieces of it and to be honest, was not impressed with what I saw. That statement applies to a lot of shows that I've either a) Warmed up to and eventually started watching or b) Never was able to develop an insensitive to watch for one reason or another. In the case of MMPR, I did eventually start watching it. I guess I was too old (maybe way too old) to be watching it but I honestly started liking it. It's hard to explain but it had a sort of fun campy type feel to it. Yes, I'm sure I did roll my eyes during the city battles where they're trashing buildings and no one ever gets hurt. Let's face it, the show had more then its fair share of eye rolling moments. I might even go as far as to say the show was mostly a joke with some serious stuff here and there to keep it from being a total joke. Yet, I think that was part of the appeal. Let's face it, there were worse ways to spend half an hour back then. Yes, shows like Batman: TAS and Animaniacs were a lot more enjoyable. The former was a show that could be both dark, mature and yet still fun at the same time. The later was a show that everyone could enjoy because it didn't talk down to kids and at the same time had humour and jokes mature enough that the adults in the audience could enjoy them on a different level. Maybe I was simply naive as a teen, I dunno. Still, the original MMPR, despite the issues it had is still a show I can have a least some nostalgia about, even if such nostalgia is perhaps misplaced. -- Submitted By: (ExplodingConsole) on January 28, 2011, 2:08 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
4 I just want to say that I'm not picking on anyone that enjoyed this as a child. I think we've all had that show we loved as a kid, but didn't like anymore after growing up. But there are grown adults that run fan sites and message boards about Power Rangers. There's even a guy on thatguywiththeglasses.com, whose videos I usually like, that has been making a multi-part documentary on the "History of the Power Rangers". -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on January 27, 2011, 7:41 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
5 I embarrassed to say but I actually brought some of the toys back then like the megazords toys, coloring book, and the action figures. Back then at my school that what everybody all talked about is MMPR. I think the Power Rangers is the '90s pet rock. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on January 27, 2011, 5:59 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
6 I was actually in my early teens when this first aired. In my family, teens are considered kids, and I'm not sure if anyone else here considers teens to be kids. Me and all my friends liked this, but a year or so later, we decided Power Rangers sucked. I even remember the controversy over alleged racism and sexism (black kid in black armor, oriental girl in yellow armor, white girl in pink armor). There was a parody of them in Super Mario RPG, called the Axem Rangers. Looking back, they were a lot funnier than this show ever was. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on January 27, 2011, 11:26 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
7 First of all, Robert is a lot younger than I thought he was :-o I always figured him to be my age (I was in college when this show was around). I and everyone I knew always viewed this show as a universal symbol of suck. It never occurred to me that anyone over the age of 5 at the time could ever like it. So this is the one 90s show I have no problem with anyone bashing :-) -- Submitted By: (DolFan316) on January 26, 2011, 6:09 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
8 Travolton, that's a real good point. I never realize that it was really crap from Day 1. I guess as little kids between 6 to 9 years old, almost anything is good to watch. If MMPR started when I was a teenager or even right now as an adult, I would never watch it. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on January 26, 2011, 12:59 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
9 I'm glad you took Chubby's advice, Travoltron. This had to be said. Truth be told, I'm embarrassed to admit that I liked this show as a kid. Looking back, I have to ask, what the Hell were we kids thinking? Everything we rail against on BTF, this show had in spades. -- Submitted By: (Robert) on January 25, 2011, 5:49 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
10 I realize that I was too old for this show when it debuted; I was in high school. But I had seen some ads and the toys popping up and thought it was really cool that someone was bringing over a Super Sentai show to the US. I had naturally assumed it would simply be dubbed into English; how wrong I was. When I tuned in to watch the first episode, I was horrified with what Saban had done to it. We get this voice-over saying, "Recruit a team of teenagers with attitudes!" Instead, we get anything but. The Japanese teenagers are gone and in their place we get this group of bland stereotypes. The jock leader, the nerd, the vapid blonde in pink, the black guy that loves dancin' as the Black Ranger, and the smart Asian girl as the Yellow Ranger. They get their kicks mocking a fat guy and his buddy. Strangely, the Japanese villain is retained. The original Japanese program was not high art, but Power Rangers made Zyu Ranger look like Shakespeare-- the poor excuses for stories, haphazardly patching together Japanese fight footage with Hollywood schlock made absolutely no sense. Like, the kids would be fighting monsters in the desert and then suddenly they'd be in a giant robot in not-Tokyo. It was so dumbed-down and corny; when watching it I felt embarrassed, like I was watching Barney and Friends or something. Recently I'm seeing a lot of twenty-something '90s kids waxing nostalgic about this show online, saying how the new Power Rangers are crap compared to the awesome originals. I can't fathom it. It was ALWAYS crap, guys. It's not like that was the only thing on back then either. There were GREAT kids' shows on in the '90s like Batman: The Animated Series and Animaniacs. The only thing worse than Power Rangers was its sister show Big Bad Beetleborgs. -- Submitted By: (Travoltron) on January 24, 2011, 8:40 pm - (1 votes) - Login to Vote
11 I remember the first time when I was in 2nd grade when I first started watching Power Rangers. The show has some moments but it started to truly bone when that cursed Turbo came out. It close though when they replaced Jason, Trini, and Zach with Aiyisha, Adam, and Rocky but they started to grow on grow on me. They watered down Lord Zedd (and Goldar) from a badass villian to a cartoon villian because of crybabies parents complain about Zedd giving their kids nightmares. Kimberly leaving (Kat aslo grew on me), Billy leaving, it reverse bone when Jason came back and become the gold ranger. Then PRT started thats when everything went wrong. They contined off from the movie (making the PRT movie canon) without warning, (Some of us didn't even seen the movie to know whats going on.), Suddenly replacing Rocky with some gay kid, villians are too wacky, hardly any bulk and skull, no zordan and Alpha-5 and replaced them with good version of Divatox in a tube and Alpha-6 with a brooklyn accdent ( a robot poochi), and replaced the originals but that damn kid. Thankfully it reversed boned with Space and Galaxy was a okay show but not the best. I think after Galaxy there was another power rangers series (I don't remember the name but probably too boring to be memberable anyway), all I remember is they demoprhed in front of civilians in that first episode when it started to suck. -- Submitted By: (SSM) on January 3, 2011, 5:30 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
12 Power rangers was my favorite show as a kid, until they got a new cast with the ninja powers, and added lame villains, and that little kid was such a stupid thing. Sad, At least I can enjoy the old series when it appears on tv, but I thing it boned when the first movie came out. -- Submitted By: (Mr.Zimpy) on January 3, 2011, 4:11 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
13 Wow, some people take Power Rangers pretty seriously... I always thought the show was campy cheese aimed for the kiddies from the beginning. Probably was at its best with the original cast, but this was never this deep, great action program like some people are trying to make it out to be. -- Submitted By: (kingbk) on December 12, 2010, 5:07 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
14 All righty more ranting! When the rangers were made into kids they were temporarily replaced by aliens with a warped version of the power ranger theme. Eventually Bulk and Skull left the show and thus died the GOOD comedy. The shift to turbo (no pun intended concerning the opening of said series) didn't make sense to american viewers, esp. since both the zords and the enemies are weaker than the zeo counterparts. In summary PR started to bone near the end of season 2. Season 3 was for the most part too silly even though it did have it's moments. Boning got worse with the aliens. Zeo restored much credability however that was destroyed with Turbo. In Space it restored some credability again but was destroyed with Lost Galaxy. After that PR just became worse and worse with each season. Disney got hold of it and somehow made it even worse yet. Saban has rights to it again but it's too late. The previews I've seen just confirm that it's gonna suck. In my next post I'll describe what they should do with PR if they want it to be great again. -- Submitted By: (Acobjum) on December 11, 2010, 8:51 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
15 Many downers for me concerning this series. Where to begin... Bulk and Skull became cops, that was a major boner there. Bulk and Skull are supposed to be punks, not cops. The only way they would ever be so is if either drafted against their will of tricked into it. Jason, Zack, and Trini were replaced by...I can't remember, because their replacements were simply not memorable enough. The replacements didn't stand out very well and were generic. Also the villains became sillier and sillier. Zedd used to be the coolest villain. He had Serpentera, he destroyed the dinozords with just his Z-staff, he had a creepy theme, he had it all! By the end of season two (or was it 3?) he married Rita and just became a wuss. Similiar happened to Goldar. He was one of the coolest villains and nearly killed Jason at one point. But just like Zedd he became a wuss. All the villains after Zedd just became sillier and sillier. It got to the point of wondering if they were the comedy relief and not Bulk and Skull. The rangers changed too much. It used to be 50+ or so episodes they would be one thing and eventually change. Now it's every 20 to 30 episodes. There was no real way to keep track. Zordon leaves and is eventually killed. His death was supposed to destroy all evil but somehow evil survived thus making his death meaningless. Alpha 5 is replaced with 6 and 6 has such an annoying accent. He is not likeable and you just hate him. Kimberly is replaced sometime in the 3rd season. While her replacement is somewhat memorable she is unfortunately stuck in Kimberly's shadow. Billy loses his powrs for BS reasons and is replaced by a kid for some odd reason. I never understood that. I hated the fact the movie was non-canon. Imagine my shock to find out that the likeable and great batman-esque villain Ivan Ooze is replaced by the stupid Master Vile and that the hot chick is replaced by the retarded hero wannabe Ninjor. Also the story just got more and more stupid. I'll have more to rant about later. -- Submitted By: (Acobjum) on December 11, 2010, 4:58 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
16 This is a tough one to call here. The Turbo series is what caused some declining of the original series (IMO). The plots were totally predictable. Why does every episode on the Turbo-series had the Rangers stopping and destroying some detonator the Turbo-series villain Divatox puts in? Then what was so bad was that they even had the galls to replace the whole cast about 2/5 or midway into the Turbo-season without real notice. But by the time Disney (which everytime they take something they inherit they destroy it further) took over, I was done caring because they took PR (which before Disney gained the rights to was already on declining budgets) to new HIGH-lows, thanks to badly recycled scripts from the FOX-eras. The only good Disney PR I actually got into was Dino Thunder (was it?), which was the one where Tommy serves as mentor to the new Rangers and even returned to Ranger form later that season and the one PR that had the episode featuring most to almost all of the Red Rangers past and present. Otherwise, the Disney-era PR didn't help revive my interest in PR too much. -- Submitted By: (markiemark6891) on September 23, 2010, 10:25 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
17 It boned when it went to Turbo - lots of things were flat-out wrong by my standards. Rocky was replaced by Justin and it wouldn't say why, their nemesis in Turbo (Divatox) was so predictable it made me sick, and whoever replaced Zordon and Alpha 5 sucked out loud (can't be bothered to remember their names - that's how bad Turbo was to me). -- Submitted By: (BigAl) on September 21, 2010, 2:36 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
18 As of now, my previous comment stating that there wouldn't be another Power Rangers series has become outdated. Haim Saban got the rights back from Disney (thank God) and has a deal with Nickelodeon to not only broadcast reruns of all 17 previous seasons of the series, but also to air a new Power Rangers set to debut in 2011. I'm uncertain as to whether this is good or not. It is good to see that the original creator of the series has it back in his hands, but I'm a bit thrown off by the fact that it'll be on Nickelodeon, the network that abandoned the actual humor they used to have so they could keep airing half a days worth of some idiotic talking sponge. -- Submitted By: (Idontlikefails) on May 27, 2010, 11:39 pm - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
19 I think Lord Zee or whatever his name was really took the show down a notch. Saban know that they had a huge hit on their hands but they ran out of stock footage from the Japanese show it was based off of. So they had to replace the mechas and film their own fights scences in the US. They tired but most fans enjoy the changes or they were starting to get bored with the series. The World Peace Summit was possibly the last nail in the coffin. Know something was wrong when I was little when they started to show stock footage of the three from previous episodes. They thought in the three new people into the mix and they were bland and uninteresting since the writers didn't care to develop them right straight away to hook viewers expect for Kat who was a brainwashed servant and who suffered from the fear of heights due to a diving accident. But Saban knew they had a stinker and tired to bring back Rita as a wife to Lord Zee to draw back viewers. Stop watching the show for awhile till the new yearly segments with new plot and cast members. Saban should have done that from the beginnning -- Submitted By: (Ani) on April 19, 2010, 4:09 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote
20 This show definitely boned when Disney took over. I mean, Disney took the already-declining budget of the show & blew it on horrible scripting, re-used Saban-era concepts (I researched the entire franchise through Wikipedia) (Ninja Storm & Mystic Force=MMPR Movie; Dino Thunder=Mighty Morphin Power Rangers; Jungle Fury=MMPR Movie & Wild Force; SPD, Operation Overdrive & RPM=Turbo), and effects that make Superman 4 look like 2012. It could be worse, though. For one thing, I liked SPD, & besides, it's not like Disney can work their "stars" into the franchise. (fact is, they're RE-AIRING MMPR next year and there won't BE another Power Rangers show.) -- Submitted By: (Idontlikefails) on December 25, 2009, 8:42 am - (0 votes) - Login to Vote

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