Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (1993–1996)

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A team of teenagers with attitude are recruited to save Angel Grove from the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, and later, Lord Zedd, Emperor of all he sees, and their horde of monsters.

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 Alpha 5 (156 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Billy Cranston / ... (154 episodes, 1993-1996)
David J. Fielding ...
 Zordon / ... (151 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Bulk / ... (148 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Skull / ... (146 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Rita Repulsa / ... (141 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Kimberly Hart / ... (138 episodes, 1993-1995)
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 Tommy Oliver / ... (118 episodes, 1993-1996)
Richard Genelle ...
 Ernie / ... (118 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Finster / ... (116 episodes, 1993-1996)
Kerrigan Mahan ...
 Goldar / ... (110 episodes, 1993-1996)
Michael Sorich ...
 Squatt / ... (108 episodes, 1993-1996)
Ed Neil ...
 Putty Patroller / ... (106 episodes, 1993-1996)
Dave Mallow ...
 Baboo / ... (104 episodes, 1993-1996)
Danny Wayne ...
 Putty Patroller / ... (98 episodes, 1993-1996)
Tadahiro Nakamura ...
 Putty Patroller / ... (95 episodes, 1993-1996)
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 Putty Patroller (92 episodes, 1993-1995)
Hien Nguyen ...
 Putty Patroller (92 episodes, 1993-1995)
Tatsuro Koike ...
 Putty Patroller / ... (90 episodes, 1993-1996)
Austin St. John ...
 Jason Lee Scott / ... (89 episodes, 1993-1994)
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 The Black Ranger / ... (89 episodes, 1993-1994)
Romy J. Sharf ...
 Alpha 5 / ... (89 episodes, 1993-1995)
Thuy Trang ...
 The Yellow Ranger / ... (88 episodes, 1993-1994)
Wendee Lee ...
 Scorpina / ... (88 episodes, 1993-1995)
Machiko Soga ...
 Rita Repulsa (88 episodes, 1993-1995)
Robert L. Manahan ...
 Zordon (75 episodes, 1994-1996)
Karan Ashley ...
 Aisha Campbell / ... (67 episodes, 1994-1996)
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 Adam Park / ... (67 episodes, 1994-1996)
Steve Cardenas ...
 Rocky DeSantos / ... (67 episodes, 1994-1996)
Richard Branden ...
 Putty Patroller (66 episodes, 1993-1995)
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Four athletically able teenagers along with their brainy friend Billy are selected by Zordon to fight the evil of Rita Repulsa, her monsters and her minions after the witch is accidentally released from imprisonment in an intergalactic dumpster on the moon. Later in the series, the rangers are joined by Tommy, the once evil Green Ranger designed for Rita's evil, but later was deprogrammed and spent two portions of the series briefly as the Green Ranger. Over time, some rangers had to pass their powers to others as well. Action scenes and scenes with Rita were edited from footage based on Japanese action sagas. Replacement villain Lord Zedd was designed in the U.S. Written by Ondre Lombard <piero@cyberverse.com>

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Trivia

An alternate ending to the episode "Doomsday" was filmed in case the show was not renewed. The alternate ending depicted the Rangers sealing Rita and her minions in the Space Dumpster. This ending mirrored the last episode of Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ (1992), upon which Power Rangers was based. See more »

Goofs

In Day Of The Dumpster (the first official episode of the series), the Rangers are shown with their wrist communicators on. They didn't gain these until a later episode. See more »

Quotes

[about Master Vile]
Lord Zedd: Where is the old coot? I haven't seen him for days!
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Lord Zedd: Yes, what? I didn't think anything could be important to him, except driving me out of my mind!
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Go Go Alien Rangers
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The second Power Rangers line-up was the best...
27 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

What time can do to a TV series; TV-on-DVD continues to work its wonders on me...

20 years ago, a children's TV series premiered on American televisions everywhere that integrated footage from a well-known Japanese "super sentai" (Japanese superhero team) series called "Dinosaur Team Beast Ranger" ("Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger") with newly shot scenes featuring an English-speaking American cast of actors (later seasons would integrate even more stock footage from other super sentai TV shows), that drastically worked its way into American pop culture in such a fashion that it rivaled yet another superhero craze at the time, that of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

It is highly debatable that the rising popularity of the "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" during its TV run (from 1993-1996) helped lead to the downfall of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (which I was also a staunch fan of and was also enjoying a massive pop culture craze at the time).

Saban's "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" was a TV show I watched just as religiously as "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles." Like every other kid growing up in the early to mid-1990s, I was seven when "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" debuted in August of 1993. I collected the toys, too, and thoroughly enjoyed "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie" (1995) when it came out, though I have now have mixed feelings about that picture.

The series initially centered around "five teenagers with attitudes" - later to be supplemented by a sixth member - in the {fictional} city of Angel Grove, California, who became a team of color-coded superheroes to fight against the forces of the evil witch Rita Repulsa (initially played by the late Japanese actress Machiko Soga, who only appeared in stock footage from the original Japanese version and whose voice was dubbed; Carla Perez played the character onward while voiced in both instances by Barbara Goodson). (She would later be joined by the even more-powerful Lord Zedd, her brother Rito Revolto, and finally her father Master Vile in later seasons).

The five heroic teenagers chosen by the demi-god Zordon and his twitchy robot servant Alpha 5 were Jason Lee Scott/The Red Ranger (Austin St. John), Kimberly Hart/The Pink Ranger (Amy Jo Johnson), Zack Taylor/The Black Ranger (Walter Jones), my personal favorite Billy Cranston/The Blue Ranger (David Yost, the series' longest-serving member), and Trini Kwan/The Yellow Ranger (the late Thuy Trang). In later seasons, their numbers were supplemented by the likes of Tommy Oliver/The Green Ranger/The White Ranger (Jason David Frank), who eventually became the sixth member and de-facto leader of the group, and was finally the most powerful Ranger of them all; Adam Park/The Second Black Ranger (Johnny Yong Bosch); Rocky DeSantos/The Second Red Ranger (Steve Cardenas); and Aisha Campbell/The Second Yellow Ranger (Karan Ashley). This second line-up was my favorite cast from the entire series.

In all of their battles with Rita Repulsa's minions (which included, among other things, chaotically-edited Karate-based martial arts fighting sequences), they were aided with the power of the Zords, ancient giant robots based on prehistoric creatures (and later, ninja-like and gong-fu-animal-themed warrior figures), like the Tyrannosaurus Rex, Triceratops, Pteradactyl, etc., which could form together to create a Mega-/Thunder-/Ninja-zord and would be used to fight Rita's monsters when she used her powers to turn them into towering monstrosities (giving rise to many daikaiju-styled monster battles that utilized stock footage from the original Japanese version of the show, which were produced by the Toei Company and Bandai).

And on the their down time, the kids had to find time to deal with being common, everyday American teenagers, and having to deal with numb-skull local bullies - and the show's comic relief - Bulk (Paul Schrier) and Skull (Jason Narvy). (P.S.: For those that cared - and if you were a worrisome enough parent during those days - you could find a meaningful message about the power of teamwork, individual uniqueness, courage, friendship, and working together for a common good.)

For anyone like me who grew up watching this show and you look back upon it now as an adult, you could find a lot of faults with "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers." I'm watching the show right now as I write this and I find little about it that is truly objectionable. In fact, I'm reminded of all the care-free afternoons as an easily impressionable nine- and 10-year-old that I spent watching this show, and the memories came instantly flooding back to me as if it was still 1994, 1995, and 1996 again. Ah, the joys of youth-gone-by.

Sit back, relax, and enjoy one of the greatest experiences of your long-forgotten childhood!

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