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‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 1′ DVD Review (Manga UK)

“Judge me all you want, if you took the time to open this review based on the title, The Pink Ranger was Your first love too”

Back in January I brought you all the awesome news that Manga Entertainment UK had secured the rights to distribute the awesome 1993 classic series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers on DVD for the first time in the UK… Ever. Obviously as a massive fan of the original series there was no way this was getting by me, You know for Nostalgia and stuff.

Well I got home from my family holiday a short while ago and was psyched to find the full series one boxset on my door mat and wasted no time in tearing through this 6-disc collection of my childhood viewing pleasures (my “Rosebud” if you like). So for anyone who cant remember how great this show was or even what it was
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The Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Reunite on the Red Carpet, Ready for Action!

The Original 'Power Rangers' Cast Reunite on the Red Carpet, Ready for Action!
The original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers reunited on Wednesday at the red carpet premiere of the new, blockbuster Power Rangers movie, and they were ready for action.

Austin St. John (aka Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger), Walter Jones (aka Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger), Jason David Frank (aka Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger), and David Yost (aka Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger), stood side-by-side, ready for morphin' time.

More: 9 Iconic Moments From The ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ TV Series

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St. John, Jones, and Yost first donned their iconic suits when Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers debuted in 1993. Frank joined the cast as the enigmatic Green Ranger later in the first season.

Amy Jo Johnson, who starred as the original Pink Ranger Kimberly Hart, wasn't photographed with her former cohorts but had nothing but gushing things to say about her co-stars. "I'm really good friends with a lot of the original cast," Johnson told Et
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The Original Power Rangers Won’t Be Making A Cameo Appearance In The Upcoming Reboot

Whenever a beloved TV show or movie is rebooted, it’s common to see some of the original stars make a cameo appearance of some sort. Unfortunately for fans of the original Power Rangers, that won’t be the case for the upcoming film.

It was in a recent interview with the Audibly Exquisite Podcast that Walter Jones (who played the Black Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) confirmed that neither he nor his castmates have heard anything about making any sort of appearance in the movie, which will assemble a brand new team made up of mostly unknowns.

“It’s not likely. Unfortunately, we were not invited to be part of the film, which is confusing to me, but I’m excited about the film nevertheless.”

In all honesty, this isn’t that confusing. The cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers haven’t exactly gone on to do a
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Don’t expect to see cameos from the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the movie reboot

The Power Rangers are set to make their return to the big screen next year courtesy of Lionsgate and Saban, but any fans of the TV series hoping to see the original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers popping up in cameos will be disappointed to hear that they weren’t approached about appearing in the reboot.

“It’s not likely,” said original Black Ranger Walter Jones when asked by Audibly Exquisite if we’ll see him in the movie (via Comic Book). “Unfortunately, we were not invited to be part of the film, which is confusing to me, but I’m excited about the film nevertheless.”

Jason David Frank, the original Green Ranger, had stated last year that he hoped to be involved in the film, as “there’s no movie without me”.

Power Rangers fans… are you disappointed that it seems Lionsgate and Saban haven’t managed to
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Don't Expect To See Any Of The Original Power Rangers Cast Cameo In The Upcoming Reboot

When a classic or cult favorite TV series is given the big-screen treatment, the filmmakers will usually try to find room for a cameo appearance from an original cast member or two, but that won't be the case with the upcoming Power Rangers reboot. Walter Jones, who played Black Ranger Zack in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, was a guest on the Audibly Exquisite Podcast, and revealed that neither he nor any of his castmates from that show were asked to appear in the film. "It’s not likely," said the actor when asked about the possibility of a cameo. "Unfortunately, we were not invited to be part of the film, which is confusing to me, but I’m excited about the film nevertheless." How do you guys feel about this? Are you disappointed, or do you think it's best if the movie distances itself from the '90s TV series?
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"Power Rangers" To Employ Classic Characters

Saban Entertainment has debunked a rumor from earlier this week and confirmed that the upcoming "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" cinematic reboot will also use the same names as the original heroes from the popular 1990s TV series - Jason. Kimberly. Zack. Billy. Trini.

Those were the names of the most popular team of Power Rangers who were portrayed by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, David Yost, & Amy Jo Johnson in the classic series. The report earlier this week indicated the new set of Rangers would be brand new characters with different names, but the film's official Twitter account has debunked that.

Dacre Montgomery (Jason The Red Ranger), Naomi Scott (Kimberly The Pink Ranger), Ludi Lin (Zack The Black Ranger), Rj Cyler (Billy The Blue Ranger) and Becky Gomez (Trini The Yellow Ranger) will star as the new team, and the confirmation also seems to indicate the film will
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Saban Debunks Rumors; Confirms Power Rangers Will Retain Names Of Original Characters

Jason. Kimberly. Zack. Billy. Trini. For anyone even remotely familiar with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers television series, those five names will certainly ring a bell as those were the names of the most popular team of Power Rangers, the original "teenagers with attitudes," who were portrayed by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, David Yost, & Amy Jo Johnson. Throughout its many iterations, no subsequent series has ever managed to recapture the mass hysteria caused by the original '90s series and likely never will. It was long-rumored that Lionsgate's upcoming Power Rangers film reboot would also utilize those same names, however, ever since a recent report suggested the new set of Rangers would be brand new characters with completely different names, there's been quite a bit of confusion amongst fans and critics alike... well, up until now, that is!  In a tweet sent yesterday afternoon, the official
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Reboot To Commence Filming This Winter

With an early 2017 release date, it was only a matter of time before production kicked off on Lionsgate's upcoming Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reboot and now, thanks to YVRShoots, we know exactly when the film should officially commence. The site is reporting that the Dean Israelite-directed film, which has a script from X-Men: First Class & Thor scribes Ashley Miller and Zack Stenz, is expected to begin filming in Vancouver on January 18th and then wrap sometime around April 12th. The co-production between Lionsgate and Saban Entertainment will shoot under the working title "Shirt." The cast has yet-to-be finalized, but based on this latest report, it's probably a safe bet to assume that we'll start hearing about which five young actors will portray the iconic Rangers much sooner than later. The original '90s phenomenon starred Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, David Yost, Amy Jo Johnson, & Walter Jones as the
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Power Rangers Director Dean Israelite Says Movie Will Be "Mature But Still Playful"

Following its debut in 1993, Saban's Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a global phenomenon and after 22 years and numerous cast changes, the Rangers are still kicking - recently launching the twenty-second season of the long-running franchise. The original series starred Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, Walter Jones, Amy Jo Johnson, and David Yost as the five teenagers with attitudes that were chosen by Zordon and Alpha 5 to defend the Earth as the Power Rangers.  Director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) recently sat down with IGN to share a progress update on Lionsgate's upcoming Power Rangers reboot and while he obviously doesn't reveal anything about the film's plot or how it potentially ties into the original 1993 series, he does seem genuinely excited about getting started on the upcoming project. He describes an early draft of the script as "mature but still playful" and says the series is being updated in
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Exclusive: Original Red Power Ranger Austin St. John Returns to Hollywood After 20 Years

It’s morphin' time!

It's been 22 years since we first heard the iconic phrase uttered by Red Ranger Jason Lee Scott on the beloved hit '90s series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers -- but it never gets old!

ETonline caught up with the leader of the original leader of the pack, Austin St. John, to chat all things Power Rangers and get the scoop on his exciting new project that will bring him back to Hollywood after a nearly 20-year hiatus.

When St. John signed on for the children's series in 1993 at just 17 years old, no one could have guessed the show would take off like it did.

“Thousands of people tried out for the show. It was an open cattle call and people just came in from everywhere and I was convinced there was not a chance in you-know-what I was ever going to get anywhere near this…and I was wrong,” St. John told
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Original Pink Ranger Amy Jo Johnson Hosts Street Concert In Costume

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
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The Power Rangers (Sort Of) Return In Funny Or Die Short - 'The Ranger'

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.
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What happened to the original Power Rangers cast? How they look now

What happened to the original Power Rangers cast? How they look now
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.

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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 (Blue Ranger/Billy Cranston)

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.
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'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers': Where are they now?

'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers': Where are they now?
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.
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Happy 20th Birthday, 'Power Rangers'!

It's morphin' time! Twenty years ago today, on August 28, 1993, "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" premiered.

The kids show featured five teens (later six when the Green/White Ranger was added) being called upon to protect the world from Rita Repulsa. It originally starred Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott, Thuy Trang as Trini Kwan, Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Hart, David Yost as Billy Cranston, Walter Emanuel Jones as Zack Taylor and Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver.

When they transformed into the Power Rangers, the teens got a variety of weapons, including giant machines called Zords.

The Power Rangers fought a variety of monsters, some of them voiced by some of today's hottest TV stars, including "Breaking Bad" leading man Bryan Cranston. His last name was also used to name the Blue Ranger.

The success of "Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers" on TV and the subsequent merchandise paved the way
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"Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" Turns 20 -- See the Cast Now!

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Go Go Power Rangers!20 years ago today, the first episode of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" aired in America -- introducing the world to a team of suited up teens, a sorceress named Rita Repulsa and, yes, even Bryan Cranston.The colorful titular group consisted of young, unknown actors like Amy Jo Johnson, Walter Jones, Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, David Yost and Jason David Frank -- some of whom continued to suit up for years to come. 'The core cast would eventually be replaced along the way, with spinoffs and reboots continuing through 2013.But what happened to the stars of the show after leaving Angel Grove? Check out the gallery above to see what they all look like now -- and find out what they've been up to.As for Cranston ... just enjoy this clip of him doing the voice for Snizard below. Amazing.  Read more
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Yellow Power Ranger -- 'Reunion' Show Offer Was Insulting and Lame

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The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reunion was Botched … producers offered insulting money for a lame cameo and were impersonal Jerks about the whole thing … so says Karan Ashley, the 2nd yellow ranger -- who’s also declining to attend.Ashley ranted for 45 minutes Thursday on the audio blog Uncensored Radio about how poorly the 20-year reunion effort was handled. Her chief beef ... participating would burn 5 days from her schedule ... but she claims producers only offered
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Power Rangers: Nostalgia Boxes Only Diehard Fans Can Love

Two types of people might take interest in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Power Rangers complete series boxed sets: the diehard fans and those nostalgic for a piece of childhood. In this scenario, one of the parties will likely find huge disappointment waiting for them, while the other will simply be taking advantage of a spiffy consolidated set to streamline their collection. Can you guess which is which? Anyone who grew up with the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and never checked in with the series after its run in American primetime might do well to not look back, because the memories they have of Austin St. John, Walter Emanuel Jones, David Yost, Thuy Trang, Amy Jo Johnson, and Jason David Frank are best left as such. The series only achieved that same quality once again in the series (in Power Rangers in Space) and beyond that you have an
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'Space Cases': If you remember this show, I'm impressed.

'Space Cases': If you remember this show, I'm impressed.
I wondered if I was perhaps writing about too obscure of a show when I covered The Mystery Files of Shelby Woo for EW’s ongoing nostalgia series on Saturday. Would anyone actually remember it? Thankfully, a few people did.

But things are about to get a whole lot more obscure. Today, I’m talking about Space Cases.

What, you don’t remember Space Cases? You know, that sci-fi show about a group of teenage space dwellers traveling through the universe that ran on Nickelodeon for two seasons. You’ve gotta remember it! No? It was that show which featured a girl with rainbow hair,
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