2006. It was a different time. Power Ranger comics were a distant memory, and really had not been all that great. DVD box sets were nothing but fantasy. Sure, you could buy Power Ranger DVDs, but you would only be able to get the first half of a season at best, and anything older than Ninja Storm was only in VHS. Streaming services were an unknown invention of the future in a time were Netflix only sent DVDs through the mail. The Power Rangers brand was owned by Disney, and it seemed like many fans were longing for the Saban days, when the show was filmed in California, taken more seriously, and wasn’t written down to the kids.
Back then, podcasting wasn’t much of a thing, but making fan videos was. You can still see a lot of these videos, or very similar ones, on YouTube today. At one point I decided to try my hand at it. I made some videos with team morphs (usually trying to use different clips than everyone else seemed to be using), Megazord formations, and theme songs. Eventually, I tried to get a little more creative. One video used a track from the MMPR: The Rock Adventure album where I was able to find clips to match the dialog on the track (which is much easier to do when most characters wear helmets). Then I started doing tribute videos. I made ones for all 3 seasons of MMPR, Zeo, Turbo, and inSpace, using the extended versions of their theme songs (Innever was happy with Zeo because the song wasn’t long enough, and my attempt to combine the theme with the instrumental closing theme didn’t work due to vastly different audio qualities for the 2.) I also did videos for Zyuranger, Dairanger, and the Super Sentai World special using the movie version of the MMPR theme. The last one I made was for Dino Thunder. These were all time consuming, and considering I was using Windows Movie Maker, also required a lot of computer reboots when adding a clip would hose up the whole system. Unfortunately, most of these vids have been lost, but I have managed to find the Turbo, inSpace, and Dino Thunder vids, and I thought I’d share them.
I do have to admit though, that these are pretty rough. The footage quality was the best I could find at the time, and Movie Maker reduced the quality a bit too, but at least it’s all still there. Maybe I’ll go back and redo these one day, if I ever find the time.
Bulk & Skull have the 3rd coin, and now it’s a race between good and evil to get it first! Then, Alpha creates some new super fuel for Lightning Cruiser and Storm Blaster, but Torch Tiger gets his hands on it and uses it to become super charged.
The 28th season of Power Rangers made a morphinominal return with “Power Rangers Dino Fury,” and the series is set to premiere its fifth episode featuring guest star Sarah Dalton, a Special Olympics New Zealand Equestrian athlete, who plays Lily on the show. The episode ‘Winning Attitude’ airs on Saturday, March 27 at 8:00 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon.
In the episode, Dino Fury Green Ranger Izzy (Tessa Rao) is determined to win a big race with the help of her Special Olympics athlete cousin, Lily (Sarah Dalton). After Lily misses a training session and Izzy rejects more help, her sportsmanship is put to the test. The episode teaches viewers that winning isn’t everything and sometimes helping people is more important.
“When casting Lily, we wanted to make sure this person A) was a Special Olympics athlete and B) had a positive spirit and attitude complementing the qualities of our main cast. Sarah certainly met those requirements, and she has been fantastic to work with,” said Executive Producer Simon Bennett. “Featuring diverse characters has always been a vital part of the Power Rangers story. We’re thrilled to have Sarah join the Power Rangers family.”
“Working on Power Rangers Dino Fury was the opportunity of a lifetime, and I’m so grateful. Right from day one, the production team, the crew and the cast were so welcoming and kind. Everyone was so professional and worked so hard, [and it was] mixed with lots of laughter and fun. I had a good time and loved doing it,” said Sarah Dalton.
“People with intellectual disabilities are told their whole lives what they cannot do and as a result they face a norm of exclusion and low expectation. Special Olympics gives them an opportunity to shatter those stereotypes. Sarah’s appearance on “Power Rangers Dino Fury” is not only a great example of her talent beyond the sports field but represents so much of what inclusion should mean for young people today,” commented Dipak Natali, Regional President and Managing Director of Special Olympics Asia Pacific.
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In “Power Rangers Dino Fury,” an army of powerful alien beings is unleashed on Earth threatening life as we know it, and a brand-new team of Power Rangers, fueled by the pre-historic power of the dinosaurs, are recruited to deal with the threat. The series features a vibrant cast, including Russell Curry (Red Ranger “Zayto”), Kai Moya (Blue Ranger “Ollie”), Hunter Deno (Pink Ranger “Amelia”), Tessa Rao (Green Ranger “Izzy”) and Chance Perez (Black Ranger “Javi”). For more information, visit: power rangers.hasbro.com.
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First up, Justin believes Ashley is a robot after seeing wiring in her arm, which leads to all sorts of shenanigans. Then, after her new monster gives her 3 wishing coins, Divatox uses one to make Blue Senturion evil, and Rygog wastes one on hair. But, she loses the 3rd coin before she can make her final wish. Now its a race between good and evil to get that 3rd coin.
APR211188 Frank Gogol (A) Simone Ragazzoni (CA) Dan Mora Answering Zordon’s call, the Phantom Ranger investigates the aftermath of an Empyreal attack, only to discover their connection to an ancient evil he encountered long ago… which may have finally returned to threaten the entire universe.
Rising star Frank Gogol (Dead End Kids) and artist Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn) present the first full appearance of the Phantom Ranger in a story that will ripple through the Power Rangers franchise. In Shops: Jun 30, 2021 SRP: $7.99
Mighty Morphin #8
APR211192 Ryan Parrott (A) Marco Renna (CA) In-Hyuk Lee *Will the Power Rangers be able to save Angel Grove from Lord Zedd and his Putty Primes? *With Tommy’s life on the line, the rest of the team will have to rely on new allies with their own agenda. *Meanwhile, past and present collide as another player finally reveals themselves and makes their move… In Shops: Jun 09, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Mighty Morphin Volume 2 Trade Paperback
Power Rangers #8
APR211200 Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera *This is it. *There is nowhere left to run and no more time to prepare as the new Power Rangers must stand off against one of the Empyreal… with the fate of an entire planet at stake. *And when the Omega Rangers discover the true nature of the threat to Earth, will they be able to warn their former teammates in time? In Shops: Jun 16, 2021 SRP: $3.99
Power Rangers Volume 2 Trade Paperback
APR211207 Ryan Parrott (A) Francesco Mortarino (CA) Matteo Scalera
LORD DRAKKON – FRIEND OR FOE? A new enemy is rising, one tied to the secret history of the Power Rangers and it will take every member of the new team to defeat them, forcing the Rangers to turn to their greatest enemy – Lord Drakkon.
But is Lord Drakkon ready to betray the New Power Rangers or is he truly on a path to redemption?
Collects Power Rangers #5-8. In Shops: Aug 18, 2021 SRP: $16.99
BOOM! Studios, under license by Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAS), today revealed a first look at the brand new oversized special issue, POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HEIR TO DARKNESS #1, as acclaimed author L.L. McKinney (A Blade So Black), artist Simone Ragazzoni (Power Rangers: Drakkon New Dawn), colorist Igor Monti (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), and letterer Ed Dukeshire (Once & Future) present a powerful new story that no Power Rangers fan can miss in March 2021.
Astronema is one of the most popular Power Rangers villains ever and her true origin is revealed for the first time in a one-shot directly connected to the events of Mighty Morphin and Power Rangers! Before she became a Power Ranger, a young girl named Karone was kidnapped by bounty hunters and brainwashed into the assassin known as Astronema by two of the greatest threats in the galaxy—Dark Specter and Ecliptor. But what is Dark Spector’s true plan. . . and what does it mean for the new Mighty Morphin & Power Rangers teams?
POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HEIR TO DARKNESS #1 features main cover art by Dan Mora (Once & Future) and variant cover art by illustrators Jungeun Yoon (Spider-woman), Vincenzo Riccardi (Something is Killing the Children), and Jenny Frison (Wonder Woman).
Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 28 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its 28th season with, “Power Rangers Dino Fury” currently airing on Saturdays at 8 a.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.
Print copies of POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: HEIR TO DARKNESS #1 will be available on March 31, 2021 exclusively at local comic book shops (use comicshoplocator.com to find the one nearest you) or at the BOOM! Studios webstore. Digital copies can be purchased from content providers like comiXology, iBooks, Google Play, and Madefire.
Softcover collections of MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS, and other Power Rangers releases from BOOM! Studios are available now, everywhere books are sold.
A new preview clip for this week’s episode of Power Rangers Dino Fury, “New Recruits,” is now available online. The episode features the debut of the villainous Boomtower, as well as 2 new heroes. Spoiler warning for the clip below…
The episode’s official description: Void Knight’s new general, Boomtower, tries to steal a mysterious orb from the city museum. When the Dino Fury Rangers struggle to stop him, they get help from an unexpected source…
The episode is scheduled to air Saturday, March 20 2021 at 8AM Eastern/7AM Central, only on Nickelodeon.