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Seasons:
1
Release Date:
14 February 2004 (USA) See more »
Tagline:
A New Team, A Fierce Power
Plot:
When the evil Mesogog launches an attack on the earth, using three fierce machines called Dino Zords... See more »
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User Reviews:
The closest thing to a genuinely serious, contemporary Power Rangers show that can be enjoyed by audiences older than 5 years old. See more (14 total) »

Cast

 (Series Cast Summary - 11 of 76)

James Napier Robertson ... Conner McKnight / ... (38 episodes, 2004)
Kevin Duhaney ... Ethan James / ... (38 episodes, 2004)

Emma Lahana ... Kira Ford / ... (38 episodes, 2004)

Jason David Frank ... Dr. Tommy Oliver / ... (38 episodes, 2004)
Katrina Devine ... Cassidy Cornell / ... (38 episodes, 2004)

Miriama Smith ... Elsa / ... (38 episodes, 2004)

Tom Hern ... Devin Del Valle (38 episodes, 2004)
Latham Gaines ... Mesogog / ... (38 episodes, 2004)
Ismay Johnston ... Hayley (35 episodes, 2004)

Jeffrey Parazzo ... Trent Fernandez / ... (34 episodes, 2004)
James Gaylyn ... Zeltrax / ... (28 episodes, 2004)
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Series Directed by
Eamon O'Sullivan (18 episodes, 2004)
Andrew Merrifield (7 episodes, 2004)
Charlie Haskell (6 episodes, 2004)
Paul Grinder (5 episodes, 2004)
Douglas Sloan (2 episodes, 2004)

Britta Johnstone (unknown episodes)
Koichi Sakamoto (unknown episodes)
 
Series Writing credits
Saburo Yatsude (38 episodes, 2004)
Douglas Sloan (12 episodes, 2004)
Ann Knapp (11 episodes, 2004)
Jackie Marchand (11 episodes, 2004)
John Tellegen (3 episodes, 2004)
Toon Tellegen (3 episodes, 2004)

Series Produced by
Janine Dickins .... producer (38 episodes, 2004)
Koichi Sakamoto .... co-executive producer (38 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Original Music by
Bruce Lynch (unknown episodes)
 
Series Cinematography by
Simon Riera (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting by
Christina Asher (38 episodes, 2004)

Diana Rowan (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Direction by
Miro Harre (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume Design by
Gavin McLean (unknown episodes)
 
Series Makeup Department
Gabrielle Jones .... makeup supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Production Management
Charles Knight .... post-production supervisor (38 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tatsuro Koike .... second unit director (38 episodes, 2004)
Quentin Whitwell .... first assistant director: second unit (38 episodes, 2004)
Amand Weaver .... third assistant director (29 episodes, 2004)
Eamon O'Sullivan .... assistant director (20 episodes, 2004)
Luke Robinson .... first assistant director (18 episodes, 2004)

Richard Barr .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Luke Robertson .... first assistant director (unknown episodes)
Michelle Sowman .... second assistant director (unknown episodes)
 
Series Art Department
Mark Knight .... creature supervisor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Sound Department
Chris Burt .... sound designer (38 episodes, 2004)
Stefan Brough .... sound effects editor (19 episodes, 2004)
Francis Linehan .... sound editor (19 episodes, 2004)
Kelly Stewart .... boom operator / boom operator: second unit (5 episodes, 2004)

Dave Hurley .... sound recordist (unknown episodes)
Adam Mogg .... boom operator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Special Effects by
Brendon Durey .... special effects supervisor (38 episodes, 2004)
Richard Schuler .... special effects coordinator (8 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Visual Effects by
Stephen Karl .... visual effects artist (38 episodes, 2004)
Dee McClelland .... colourist (38 episodes, 2004)
Carol Petrie .... visual effects artist: PRPVFX Limited (38 episodes, 2004)
George Port .... visual effects supervisor (38 episodes, 2004)
Pania Williams .... visual effects artist (38 episodes, 2004)
Kirstin Wright .... visual effects artist (38 episodes, 2004)

Brendon Durey .... mechanical effects supervisor (unknown episodes)
Allanah Milne .... visual effects editor (unknown episodes)
Miquel Ubeda .... online editor (unknown episodes)
 
Series Stunts
Craig Dunn .... stunt coordinator (38 episodes, 2004)
Akihiro Haga .... stunt double: Red Dino Thunder Ranger (38 episodes, 2004)
Namihei Koshige .... stunt double: Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger (38 episodes, 2004)
Glen Levy .... stunt double (38 episodes, 2004)
Steve McQuillan .... stunt coordinator (38 episodes, 2004)
Hiroo Minami .... stunt double: Blue Dino Ranger (38 episodes, 2004)
Motoko Nagino .... stunt double: Yellow Dino Thunder Ranger (38 episodes, 2004)
Jason Ybarra .... stunts (38 episodes, 2004)
Makoto Arakawa .... stunt double: Black DinoThunder Ranger (33 episodes, 2004)

Justin B. Carter .... stunt performer (unknown episodes)
Ben Cooke .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Isaac Hamon .... stunts (unknown episodes)
Mark Harris .... stunt coordinator (unknown episodes)
 
Series Camera and Electrical Department
Paul Franck .... lighting technician (38 episodes, 2004)
Ben Rowsell .... clapper loader: second unit (38 episodes, 2004)
Gavin Stroud .... director of photography: second unit (32 episodes, 2004)

Rob Marsh .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Dale McCready .... Steadicam operator (unknown episodes)
Cameron McLean .... camera operator (unknown episodes)
Kevin Riley .... additional camera operator (unknown episodes)
Geoffrey Short .... still photographer (unknown episodes)
 
Series Casting Department
Kathleen Howell .... casting assistant (38 episodes, 2004)

Riwia Fox .... casting assistant (unknown episodes)
 
Series Costume and Wardrobe Department
Deb Brown .... costume supervisor (38 episodes, 2004)
Simone Knight .... costume buyer (38 episodes, 2004)
Amy Wright .... costume props (38 episodes, 2004)
Saascha Wiki Kessell .... costume assistant (3 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Music Department
Steven Vincent .... music supervisor (38 episodes, 2004)
 
Series Other crew
Jacob McIntyre .... assistant location manager (3 episodes, 2004)

Phil Aitken .... location manager (unknown episodes)
Hope Diamond .... senior publicist (unknown episodes)
 

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Runtime:
30 min (38 episodes)
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Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Certification:
Australia:PG (DVD rating) | USA:TV-Y7

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Trivia:
This marks the third season that features a villain that is related to one of the main characters.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: On many occasions, the "metal" arms of the zords wobble, showing that they are made of rubber.See more »
Soundtrack:
Power Rangers DinoThunder ThemeSee more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The closest thing to a genuinely serious, contemporary Power Rangers show that can be enjoyed by audiences older than 5 years old., 19 September 2007
Author: gothamite27 from Dublin, Ireland

I (like most other people my own age) grew up with the original Power Rangers series and lost interest soon after Zeo, when Tommy and the rest of them left. I came back into it a few times over the years, when my younger brothers got into it as all kids do, but overall, it faded into my childhood and I always dismissed it as something that couldn't truly be enjoyed by someone older than 5 years old.

I found out recently that Jason David Frank (the legendary green, white and red Ranger from the first five seasons) returned as the 'mentor' character in Power Rangers: Dino Thunder. I decided to check out an episode, purely for the entertainment value of getting to see my old favourite get back into action. Funnily enough, I found myself enjoying it more than I thought I would and between downloads and DVDs, I ended up acquiring nearly a third of the whole series.

My thoughts? Well, it's still pretty silly. All of the exaggerated motions, the over-acting and the campiness one would expect from a Power Rangers show is all present, but for some reason it's toned down immensely. The main villain Mesogog, is dead-serious and so is his henchman Zeltrax. Neither of these characters are ever viewed as comic relief. Also, the Rangers are more three-dimensional than ever before. Instead of being a group of pure, wholesome best friends that constantly get straight As, the three main Rangers are a group of misfits: the jock, the alternative singer and the neurotic geek. The show actually shows them develop into true friends and better people over the course of thirty or so episodes, something that would be unheard of in the one-dimensionality of earlier series'.

The return of Tommy Oliver to the Power Rangers universe is just the icing on the cake. If this show wasn't as good as it was, it wouldn't have worked as well, but luckily, this was the perfect show to have Tommy come back to guide a new team. Tommy's character is slightly darker than the wholesome, gushy character we saw years ago. Tommy is well-versed in the kind of trials and tribulations that Power Rangers face, so he acts as a teacher to the younger, newer Rangers. Then of course, to please the fans, Tommy gets his own morpher and Powers early on in the series and becomes the Black Ranger (as cool as he's ever been).

The acting is somewhat above-par from what you'd usually expect from a Power Rangers show, but that's not to say that it's in any way decent. Frank plays the part he played for years well enough, Emma Lahana is fine as the spunky chick and Kevin Duhaney makes a decent nerd. Unfortunately, James Napier isn't exactly stellar as Connor McKnight and the Australian actor's American accent is horrible. It's as if he watched a western once, years ago, and based his accent off that. Throughout the series, evidence of his true heritage pops out blatantly in mid-speech, to the point where one wonders why he even bothers trying with the accent.

Overall, this series is a lot of fun and isn't nearly as garish and offensive as other Power Ranger incarnations. Definitely one for all the family to watch.

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