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Following the end of the highly successful Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, many of the original Rangers distanced themselves from the show due to a variety of behind-the-scenes issues. However, thanks in large part to a immense and loving fanbase, many of the original Rangers have returned to the public eye over the past 2-3 years. Several original Rangers, including the original Red Ranger Austin St. John, the original Blue Ranger David Yost, and the original Black Ranger Walter Jones, have begun attending conventions where they are consistently amongst the show's most popular guests. Additionally, with the announcement of a new movie arriving in 2016, the Rangers' popularity has seen a huge uptick in recent months. All five living original Rangers have expressed interest in appearing in some capacity. Even though she's not a prominent figure on the convention scene, Amy Jo Johnson, who played the original Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart, has »
The revival of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers franchise is in full swing, with a reboot, comics, anniversary merchandise, and more coming our way. An excellent new short has also been released on Funny or Die featuring a nice twist on the classic characters. The short has been uploaded by actor Matt Jayson (Chuck), who also stars in the 3-minute piece. The original series starred Austin St. John (Jason/Red), Walter Jones (Zack/Black), David Yost (Billy/Blue), Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly/Pink), Thuy Trang (Trini/Yellow), and Jason David Frank (Tommy/Green). Check out the funny short below and be sure to listen carefully for a few well-placed Easter Eggs. The Ranger - watch more funny videos What'd you guys think? Would you want the reboot to follow a similar tone? Sound off with your thoughts below! Long ago, the ancient wizard Zordon did battle with the evil witch Rita Repulsa. »
The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers will unite once again to do battle with a series of weird and wonderful monsters. Though the series has been on air since 1993, this new incarnation will be a big budget reboot from the team behind Twilight, The Hunger Games and Divergent.
But what became of the original (and best!) Power Rangers cast we worshipped in the early '90s? Digital Spy finds out what happened to the all-action sextet below.
David Yost landed the role of Blue Ranger Billy Cranston just three months after moving to California in 1993. In an intriguing piece of trivia, his character was named after Bryan Cranston, who at the time was doing voice work for Power Rangers producer Haim Saban.
Yost appeared in more than 200 episodes of Power Rangers, making him the only Ranger to appear in every episode of the original series. »
It’s happened: the Power Rangers are heading back to the movies. And with luck, this time around Ivan Ooze won’t be anywhere within a twelve-mile radius of the theater.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers remains one of the last glorious bastions of my childhood. Somewhere deep in my bedroom back home, there’s probably at least one expensive action figure (I got the kind that morph, because I was spoiled) hiding away. Although the brand has survived dozens of tinkerings and reboots over the years (Jungle Fury? Really?), the original three-season series is unsullied — in my mind, at least. »
- Marc Snetiker
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