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Power Rangers In Space has the most developed story line (in my opinion) of any PR series before or since. Although it was presumably intended for a younger audience as previous PR shows where, In Space was more appealing to an older audience as well. This is perhaps the insight of the writes that many of the children who had watched the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers had continued to watch the show and would now desire more developed plot lines. The characters are far more complex than in previous Power Rangers series. The villains, for the first time are shown as beings with real lives, complex thoughts, fears, and dreams instead of single-minded cliché's who live only to destroy the Power Rangers and take over the world. The rangers too show more feeling and are put in more situations that require such emotion than in previous PR series. Overall, Power Rangers in Space is insightful and thought provoking.
I've liked Power Rangers up until Turbo... had I known that the
following series would make up for it, I would have continued watching.
This has one of the best (If not, THE BEST) plot of all Power Rangers series!
I'll admit that I liked pretty much all incarnations of Power Rangers, but in retrospect, MMPR was kind of hackney, Zeo just didn't do anything for me, and Turbo was just terrible. Of course, now they've made things more plot oriented with the help of this series.
The Andros/Astronema subplot was great.
This series also had a great ending 2 - parter, "Countdown To Destruction," which was very well - done.
If you don't like Power Rangers anymore, at least give Power Rangers in Space a chance... after you see that, try watching the rest and notice a pattern of well - directed, well - scripted action.
(For the whole family, anyway.)
Beginning with this Power Ranger series. Power Rangers moves more towards
some serious story writing, although it does not show up at
Four of the five turbo rangers team up with a space power ranger named Andros who has witness the great evil that is about to come upon the whole universe. Andros is not crazy about his new partners at first but the eventually make a great team to fight this great evil headed by the Dark Spector. His number one servant is Astronema an evil young women who Andros discovers to be his long lost sister who was kidnapped by evil forces and groomed to take part in the universal scheme of the Spector.
Now the stakes have risen for the Space Rangers. Save the universe and save Astronema from the evil she has become.
Power Rangers In Space gets to a rocky start it does pick up the pace and leads to a great climax at the end. Future Power Ranger series will try to out due this one.
Best one to do it? The 2001 PR series "Time Force."
Power Rangers In Space is the first PR series where there is a real plot. EATHAN claims it sucks. But obviously, he doesn't know what he is talking about. This show is the best. Great action, great plot.
In 1993 almost everyone liked the Power Rangers, but then everyone started to hate it when they started adding new things. I liked Power Rangers ever since it first came on TV. Now Power Rangers in Space is even better then the last shows (Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo). The episodes are better and the show is even darker. I think if everyone who hates the Power Rangers should give them one more chance by watching Power Rangers in Space.
This season took a darker turn compared to previous seasons, especially
the cringe-inducing Power Rangers Turbo. This was originally planned to
be the final season of Power Rangers, as Turbo's ratings were extremely
low. As a result of that, the producers put out all the stops to make
In Space an grand finale. In my humble opinion, they succeeded. The
villainess Astronoma can actually be taken seriously, and the Rangers
actually have some really strong villains to fight, both physically and
in character! The only negative things I have to say about this season
is that it ended the classic "Zordon" era, (although Lost Galaxy and
Time Force were very good,)and that Melody Perkins' acting wasn't very
good (though she did get better over time.) There are only two bad
episodes in the whole season: the laughable TMNT team-up, and the one
where Andros had to protect a baby alien. Overall, PRIS is worthy of
praise, and one of the few Power Ranger seasons that can actually be
taken seriously with a straight face.
Overall Rating = 9/10 (Excellent)
For veteran Ranger fans, this series was the culmination of six years of an
entire universe in itself. Following "Space", future seasons would be
separate series in themselves, connected only to previous seasons by guest
appearances of previous Rangers for one or two episodes.
"Space" was the final bow to the legacy of the early '90s. The powerless Turbo Rangers (minus Justin, gratefully) form the last continuous link to previous seasons by teaming up with Andros, who is by far one of the best written Red Rangers ever (aside from 'Whole Damn Show Tommy'). The brief appearance of a new Silver Ranger (a colour many fans had been waiting to see since Gold Zeo) added some new spice to the lineup.
But solid storywriting is what made this series come out on top. The writers were able to link the past with the present, give the villainess Astronema a deep connection to the Rangers instead of a paper cutout evil bitch role, and made viewers develop sympathy for both the good and evil sides. Spry and sweet Karone, once out of those ghastly coloured wigs, won the hearts of many fans as a villain of real substance who was worth turning good, akin only to Tommy. For a childrens' show it was an incredibly dark moment to see Karone manipulated into her cyborg form, no doubt a bow to the Borg of Star Trek, but still chilling.
The series also tied up all the loose ends of the past by reuniting all previous villains under a mastermind, Dark Specter, who not only desired to rule the universe but also bore vendetta against his own henchmen. The final episode arc saw the restoration of the universe and the elimination of all previous villains with one of the greatest sacrifices of the Ranger saga.
With the possible exception of "Time Force", no future Power Rangers series could ever rival "Space" in terms of depth or intrigue. With the Space Rangers left the legacy.
*** This review may contain spoilers ***
After seeing a disappointing Turbo season, Power Rangers in Space is perhaps one of the best seasons to ever come out. Every about this show just settled in. TJ, Cassie, Ashley, and Carlos were out of the shadows of Tommy's gang and they can finally show themselves as true rangers. Also, Andros really makes a real good impression as leader of the rangers. Even the villains make good impressions. Astronema becomes a great villain...twice, and Ecliptor is perhaps the best general in any ranger series. Also seeing the cameo appearance, including Justin/Blue Turbo ranger, Adam/Black ranger, and even the Ninja Turtles, make the show very exciting. Also, the season finales are not only the best ever, but also probably the best episodes of Power Rangers ever!
After the Turbo Rangers, T.J., Carlos, Justin, Ashley, and Cassie lose the
Command Center and their powers, they must go off to space to find some new
hope. Justin, the kiddy Blue Turbo Ranger, stays behind, leaving the other
four rangers to go off into space. When they arrive on a spaceship, they
meet the Red Space Ranger, Andros, who reluctantly gives them powers to help
fight other evils. We find out some really cool stuff that's a little
different from the other PR series, but in a good way! The new team is sure
to be remembered for many years to come! Andros will always be one of my
favorites, next to Tommy and Jason.
Okay, so the Rangers were practically goody two-shoes like every other
Ranger. The Andros/Astronema thing I figured out after watching just a few
episodes of the second season. However, considering that it was aimed
towards little kids, and that it followed such things like "Mighty
Power Rangers," it was pretty good.
The reprogrammed Astronema was the darkest villain "Power Rangers" had ever had. I was just waiting for her to start spouting asinine puns and jokes, but it didn't happen. They actually wrote her character seriously, and if darkened a few more shades, she could have been a great villain on any show.
The character angst was addressed well every time it needed to be (Andros losing Karone, Andros losing Karone again, Andros losing Zhane, etc--one thing that they really did a hit and miss on was Zhane's reaction to his two year nap...that could have been a good storyline), which is a plot device that "Power Rangers" had never really before dwelt upon.
The acting was superb, which is a factor that "Power Rangers" has always had going for it. The Megaship was nicely done, and "Countdown to Destruction['s]" special effects were impressive.
The story arcs were nicely done, the guest appearances by Adam and Justin were always nice to see, and the second season storylines outdid everything before it. Whatever you do, avoid most of the first season episodes. Some of those episodes were good (the premiere, the Karone episode, the Mega Voyager episode, etc), some were awful (Ninja Turtles...my god...).
The series is worth watching, but the fanfiction is better. If you want actual character growth and such, go over to "The Snowfields," "Transdimensional Archives," or "Jenga's Library." There are a lot of fantastic authors out there, because, believe it or not, "Power Rangers" has a huge adult fan base.
"Power Rangers in Space" is worth your time if you're into campy/somewhat dramatic sci-fi/fantasy, but it's no "Farscape." The fanbase and what the authors say to make you think about the characters makes it a whole lot better.
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