Three rebellious students are the last ones remaining at their ninja academy after evil aliens attack the Earth. With mankind at the brink of destruction, the fate of the world lies in the ... See full summary »
Three rebellious students are the last ones remaining at their ninja academy after evil aliens attack the Earth. With mankind at the brink of destruction, the fate of the world lies in the hands of these unlikely heroes. Their ninja master teaches them to harness ancient mystical energies that transform them into Power Rangers. Written by
This was the very first Power Rangers series to air on ABC instead of Fox, after Disney's acquisition of Fox Family (now ABC Family) - which included Saban Entertainment (now BVS) and the Power Rangers franchise - from News Corporation and Haim Saban. Though, ABC aired season two of "Power Rangers Wild Force" after its previous season on Fox. See more »
[repeated line, preceding every Thunder Power Ranger transformation]
Thunder Storm! Ranger form!
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The plot line of this Power Ranger series is very good. Ninja Schools from all over the world have been destroyed by a former ninja student named Lothor who after being cast off the planet for turning to evil. Lothor has kidnapped ninja students from all over the world and has turned his former sensei literary into a Guinea Pig. The only hope that the sensei Guinea Pig and his son Cam have are three slacker students of their own ninja school. They now have now have the powers of the Wind Power Rangers and their true potential is now put to the test for they hold the fate of the world in their hands.
This series is somewhat of a take off of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I say cause of the personalities of the Wind Rangers and that their mentor who is an animal and looks cartoonish but the personality is very wise (not to mention the Rangers mistake him for a rat in the first episode). PR Ninja Storm also mirrors the original Mighty Morpin series in several ways.
First the Wind Rangers must shout out a command in order to morph. In MMPR the Rangers called out the name of their Dinosaur or prehistoric animal to change into Ranger form. Here they must shout out "Ninja Storm Ranger Form" in order to morph. Other Power Ranger series had a shout out before the Rangers morphed, but it was window dressing sort of speak. "MMPR had a mentor who was bound in a cylinder (Zordon) and a robotic helper (Alpha 5). Ninja storm has a mentor who is bound by an animal form but helped by his son who is a techno wiz so you have the same concept but done differently. Alpha 5 was skeptical at times of the Rangers but Zordon had faith. Cam is the same way but his dad believes in the Wind Rangers, and he might have expelled them from his school had this crisis not come up. So far only two episodes have aired and the rival Thunder Rangers are suppose to show up in episode 3.
With the way Power Rangers follows the Super Sentai counterpart by changing it every year, expect development of all the characters and maybe some key revelations about some of them incorporated into the storyline. Allready Grant McFarland is pulling a dual role of the voice the senei GP and Lothor. Could it be that they are related? Hopful their will be a all compsing storyline and a great climax at the end of this PR series. It shows some promice.
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