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Part way through the filming of the first season of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy found themselves in a quandary. The show was pulling in huge ratings and the merchandise was flying off the shelves to the point where they’d made over $1 billion in their first year, but three of its stars felt they were being underpaid for what they were doing. Austin St. John (The Red Ranger), Walter Jones (The Black Ranger) and Thuy Trang (The Yellow Ranger) felt their non-union contracts for several movies and forty more episodes were unfair, and as a result left the show to be replaced with stock footage and stunt doubles while their characters left to attend the World Peace Conference. “I »
- Luke Owen
The original cast of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reunited at the premiere of the new, blockbuster Power Rangers movie, and for some of the stars it was a great chance to reconnect with old friends.
"I'm really good friends with a lot of the original cast," Johnson said. "Me and David Yost are like best friends. And then I talk to [Jason David Frank] a lot. But I haven't seen Walter [Jones] or Austin [St. John] in forever, so this is super fun."
In the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which debuted in America in 1993, Yost played Billy Cranston, the Blue Ranger, alongside St. John -- who played Jason Lee Scott, the Red Ranger »
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.
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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 »
After 24 years on the air, “Power Rangers” is going back to its roots with a new movie that puts a new spin on the original team of “teenagers with attitude’ from Angel Grove. But what happened to the original team that excited little boys and sent action figures flying off the shelves back in 1993? Here’s where the original Rangers, allies, and villains are now. Austin St. John (Red Ranger): The Taekwondo and judo black belt who played team leader Jason Scott Lee went on to work as an overseas paramedic, according to his Facebook profile. After leaving “Power. »
- Jeremy Fuster
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