Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue (2000–2001)

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Five extraordinary teens carry on the legacy as the Lightspeed Power Rangers, the newest and most powerful team of champions ever, dedicated to fighting evil and protecting all that is good. Whenever danger is at hand, these awesome superheroes rush to the rescue at the speed of light. The dreaded Diabolico and his army of sinister monsters wreak havoc wherever they go, but with powerful new Lightspeed Rescue Zords and amazing weapons, the Power Rangers take on this newest master of evil, battling to stop his destructive rampage and save the world. Written by Kun Sun Sweeley <Descent9@hotmail.com>

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Rhett Fisher was a fan of Power Rangers that had actually auditioned for the show twice before landing the part of Ryan. See more »

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Captain William Mitchell: Joel, where have you been?
Joel Rawlings: Sir, I was on a... secret mission. So secret, even you didn't know about it.
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A hidden gem among the spandex
23 March 2008 | by (Montreal, QC) – See all my reviews

Some people would consider Lightspeed Rescue to be the weaker of the Power Rangers series. It's pretty understandable since it does many things differently from other PR shows, but after having re-watched most of the episodes recently, I found this to be one of the stronger series.

A new team of Power Rangers is commissioned by a Earth-based military organization to protect the city of Mariner Bay from a group of ancient demons looking to reclaim their home. This team of Ranger is comprised not of teenagers, but of young adults with past professions and public identities. It's a different dynamic and an interesting look at how a government-sanctioned Ranger team would function.

Everything about Lightspeed seems to fit. The characters are given ample amount of development and the acting is crisp enough that I actually care about what happens to these characters. The set pieces for the Lightspeed Aquabase are fairly good, even though they're too much like the previous series. The plot flows nicely and every episode seems to contribute something to the overall story... even the insignificant fillers.

Fans of PR shouldn't be disappointed with Lightspeed. It's almost on par with In Space, another PR series that is considered classic - however, Lightspeed can be viewed as a standalone and doesn't require the viewer to watch the older series. If you can catch the show on air, go ahead and give it a go.


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