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Saban Entertainment Co-Founder Shuki Levy to Launch Production Company Wonderfish

Saban Entertainment co-founder Shuki Levy is teaming with Tori Avey and Mike Pellegrino to form Wonderfish Media as a Los Angeles-based multiplatform production company, Variety has learned exclusively.

Wonderfish, based in the mid-Wilshire area, has begun development on a pair of projects: the TV series “Tribe of the Wild,” in which five teens on an island in Puget Sound deal with extraterrestrials invading the Earth, and the animated film “Fuzzbunz,” starring aliens with hearts of gold.

Levy created “Tribe of the Wild” in 2013 as part of a first-look production deal with Relativity TV. Wonderfish gained control of the property prior to Relativity Media’s high-profile Chapter 11 filing on July 30.

“We swim ahead of the current,” Avey said of the name of the company.

Avey, creator of the cooking-lifestyle blog ToriAvey.com, has worked for Doug Wick, Lucy Fisher and Jerry Zucker and was head writer for LevyMann Entertainment and director of development for LightVision Entertainment.
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Exclusive Interview: Blake Foster Talks Power Rangers

The Power Rangers franchise has arguably reinvented itself more than any other Science Fiction series. With twenty two seasons, two spin-off movies and one Hollywood reboot on the way, the international children’s brand has certainly had its fair share of success.

However, for every loyal, dedicated and nostalgic Power Rangers fan, there will undoubtedly be one season that holds a special place in their heart. This particular season will vary from viewer to viewer depending on their age, as the show itself now spans almost three generations. But, despite the mandatory obligation felt by all Ranger fans to select Mighty Morphin as their favourite, there are many worthy candidates amongst the ranks of its two-decade run.

Power Rangers Turbo (the fifth season) is one of the more unique entries in the spandex-clad history books of the Command Centre. The reason for this is due to the fact that producers
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Original Power Rangers cast members give their thoughts on Adi Shankar’s fan-movie

Earlier this week, producer Adi Shankar dropped his latest fan-made movie Power/Rangers, a gritty reboot to the classic 90s kids show Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The movie has since been taken down by request of Saban, but it was seen by several of the original cast.

We’ve already heard from original Green Ranger Jason David Frank, who said that its R-rated mentality didn’t, “fly with him”. But what did the others make of it?

Amy Jo Johnson, who played the Pink Ranger, called it, “pretty amazing” and praised Katee Sackhoff’s performance of Kimberly, while the first Black Ranger Walter Jones said, “the Power Rangers deboot [deboot?] was exciting and well done but not acceptable for the majority of our fan base.”

Steve Cardenas, whose Rocky was portrayed by James Van Der Beek in the short said he, “kinda liked it”, but claimed that his Rocky would never turn on his fellow Rangers.
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10 surprising geek TV crossovers

Odd List Shiromi Arserio 3 Oct 2013 - 07:00

Shiromi talks us through ten of the least expected sci-fi crossovers in the geek TV world...

Who would win in a fight? The crew of Babylon 5 or the crew of Deep Space Nine? While often reserved for the realm of fan fiction, two established franchises crossing over does happen from time to time. Typically you'll see this when the properties are owned by the same company, like Superman meeting Batman. While other times it's an intentional crossover of two very different properties like Star Trek characters crossing over into the X-Men universe. Yes, you read that right.

This list is devoted to the top franchise crossovers. I've tried to steer clear from shows that obviously exist in the same universe, like Tng characters showing up on DS9, or Buffy appearing on Angel, and instead focus on crossovers from separate franchises. Some of
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Power Rangers: 20 Morphinominal Years - A Look Back Pt. 2

When Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit television screens across the country, there was something the separated it from everything else that was on tv. We were given a rare program that balanced great stories and action with lessons. The lessons didn't appear at the end of the broadcast like with He-Man and GI Joe, it appeared through out each and every episode. Eventually, the Power Rangers lost that after Andros destroyed Zordon's tube and the Z wave eliminated all evil in the universe during the final episode of Power Rangers in Space. Prior to Lost Galaxy, the Power Rangers were about friendship, trust, kindness, physical/mental and spiritual health, and most of all it was about always being the bigger person. In the early days, the rangers rarely fought amongst themselves nor did they make fun of each other. In fact, this style of Power Ranger completely changed after Rangers in Space.
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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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Twentieth anniversary Power Rangers series revealed: Power Rangers Megaforce

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The folks at JEFusion.com shared footage from this year’s Power Morphicon of Saban Entertainment’s promo reel for next year’s Power Rangers series. Their seventeenth series, Power Rangers Megaforce, will be based on the thirty-fourth of Toei Company’s Super Sentai series, Tensou Sentai Goseiger.

Starting with the original Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers in 1993, based on Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger, Saban has been producing series using costumes, props and action footage from the Japanese originals. The series have remained a perennial hit in the States, as the original series has done in Japan for the past thirty-six years.

It’s not the first time the name has appeared in entertainment either. One of the original sentai series had “mega” in the title; Denji Sentai Megaranger, which was used to create 1998′s Power Rangers in Space. Action film fans may remember the Hal Needham directed MegaForce, starring Barry Bostwick and Persis Khambatta.
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Thn’s Guilty Pleasures Day 18: Mighty Morphin Power Rangers the Movie:

When the five year old me wasn’t busy chasing the dog around the house or falling down a flight of stairs, you could usually find him sat in front of the TV, watching Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Or Power Rangers In Space. Or Power Rangers Time Force! Or… Ok, you get it. I loved Power Rangers. And I still do!

Yes, it was a low budget cheese-fest, put together using recycled footage from the popular Japanese Super Sentai series. But hey, it had giant robots punching monsters and blowing s**t up – what more could a kid want, besides a mountain load of Mars bars and a super intelligent talking dog?!

In 1995, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie was released. Millions of Power Ranger fans like myself rejoiced! Sadly though, I only saw it years later, when I was eight or nine. But it was totally worth the wait.
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Power Rangers finally coming to DVD; 90s kids rejoice

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Million of twentysomethings cry out in joy as the original Power Rangers are finally coming home on DVD.

Nothing says the 1990s like the TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The nostalgia is likely to get a big boost when the orignal series finally hits DVD on August 21. The series will not only feature the first 30 episodes (out of 60 from the first season), but a bunch of extras straight out of the Saban vault. For millions of boys who fell in love with Amy Jo Johnson back in the day, this is welcome news. I'm sure arguments abound among fans as to which Power Ranger was the best, but remember this: Ultraman owns them all.

Here's the complete press release courtesy of Shout! Factory. Enjoy!

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America.
See full article at Cinelinx »

Power Rangers finally coming to DVD; 90s kids rejoice

  • Cinelinx
Million of twentysomethings cry out in joy as the original Power Rangers are finally coming home on DVD.

Nothing says the 1990s like the TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The nostalgia is likely to get a big boost when the orignal series finally hits DVD on August 21. The series will not only feature the first 30 episodes (out of 60 from the first season), but a bunch of extras straight out of the Saban vault. For millions of boys who fell in love with Amy Jo Johnson back in the day, this is welcome news. I'm sure arguments abound among fans as to which Power Ranger was the best, but remember this: Ultraman owns them all.

Here's the complete press release courtesy of Shout! Factory. Enjoy!

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America.
See full article at Cinelinx »

Power Rangers finally coming to DVD; 90s kids rejoice

  • Cinelinx
Million of twentysomethings cry out in joy as the original Power Rangers are finally coming home on DVD.

Nothing says the 1990s like the TV series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The nostalgia is likely to get a big boost when the orignal series finally hits DVD on August 21. The series will not only feature the first 30 episodes (out of 60 from the first season), but a bunch of extras straight out of the Saban vault. For millions of boys who fell in love with Amy Jo Johnson back in the day, this is welcome news. I'm sure arguments abound among fans as to which Power Ranger was the best, but remember this: Ultraman owns them all.

Here's the complete press release courtesy of Shout! Factory. Enjoy!

Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture series, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America.
See full article at Cinelinx »

Listen Now: A GeekCast Radio Network Update

Welcome back to our weekly look at the new podcasts available at our “partners in podcast crime” the GeekCast Radio Network. As usual here’s our weekly look at the podcasts from Gcrn, This Week in Geek and the latest toy review videos from Baltmatrix, with descriptions and links to each and every podcast.

Gcr – Special Episode – The Gcrn 2011 Year In Review

2011 Biggest Year Yet for The Gcrn. This year we’ve had 12 interviews, so many awesome additions to the network, and podcasts that have started and ended. Join Steve/Megatron, TFG1Mike, OptimusSolo, and PecanCtMichael as they break down they year that was 2011. In this year end review we will be going over the additions to the network, the numbers we got over the year, a ton of Top lists, celebrity deaths, and to close out the show we’ll be teasing what The GeekCast Radio Network has coming
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'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers': Teenagers with attitude, a childhood with joy

'Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers': Teenagers with attitude, a childhood with joy
It was an awkward conversation with my college roommate the day we moved in together. “Are you really hanging that up?” he asked, glaring at my Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers poster. “Of course!” I replied unapologetically. I mean, if I was going to have to stare at his giant Moroccan tapestry all year, he could handle my little Power Rangers poster. (And my Wall•E poster. And my Lost poster. Oh, and maybe my Spider-Man and Pokémon posters, too.) My roommate sort of grimaced, trying his hardest to seem pleasant, and I gave him a similar look of pity — clearly,
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