We finally arrive at the post-Disney era of Power Rangers at Nickelodeon. Power Rangers Samurai was a homecoming season of sorts. Saban had just bought the property back from Disney and with it being on a new network it was a back to basics and safe season. This season basically set the tone going forward for what has been dubbed the Neo-Saban era.
Much like TimeForce, Power Rangers SPD was a police theme season. While we did get a solid season that had some great moments, the season also made some questionable decisions with certain characters that contradicted what was setup during the run.
So back in 95, Saban wanted to capitalize on the HUGE popularity of MMPR so we as fans were graced with this movie. Lets just say despite it giving you what you want out of a Power Rangers film at the time, it hasn't held up so much especially with the new movie coming out. So sit back as Prime, CJ, Dee, and DJ Tsu dive into this film.
Much like Power Rangers, Superhuman Samurai was riding the wave of shows that were Americanized from Japanese shows. In this case it was a show that was sort of like an Ultraman side story in Gridman. Superhuman Samurai is a mixed bag of a show. So good stuff and some questionable things as CJ and Prime sift through all of it.
The Power Rangers movie trailer has FINALLY been released and we have a lot to say about it. We talk about what we like/dislike about the trailer, dive into news from out of NYCC, talk a little bit of Tokusatsu randomness, and finally dig deep into Ninja Storm.
CJ and Prime finally finish off Beetleborgs with its second season Beetleborgs Metallix. Its a step up from Season 1 but its still a rough watch. On top of that, they go over the latest news from around the world of tokusatsu.
*Last minute edition* The Yellow Ranger from Ninja Steel has been recasted - http://www.jefusion.com/2016/09/power-rangers-ninja-steel-yellow-ranger.html
Much like VR Troopers, Big Bad Beetleborgs was another Saban side project that was a success. Taking the footage from another Metal Heroes series called B-Fighter, Beetleborgs was essentially a very kid friendly version of that series with the added bonus of having interaction with the Universal monsters sort of. Its definitely different than VR Troopers and Power Rangers if only because the focus is more on the kids than anything.
Up to this point, every Power Rangers season the characters obtained their powers through magic or existing tech from another galaxy. So here we have a season wherein we have a scenario where the military develops there own Power Rangers tech which gave us a very cut and dry season. While the good guys are fun to watch its the bad guys who end up being the best part of the season. So sit back as CJ and PrimeGundam talk about all things Lightspeed Rescue.
Its amazing what happens when plans don't work out. Long story short, the huge success of Power Rangers In Space made Saban and Co. reconsider continuing the show. Lost Galaxy was the start of each Power Ranger season being self contained and further pushing the mythology of the franchise. Great characters, solid storyline and arcs all combine to make an awesome season. Definitely worth the watch especially if you're getting back into Power Rangers.
This season is what happens when the writers backs are against the wall and its assumed a show won't be coming back. Initially, Power Rangers In Space was supposed to be the last season of the franchise. With that, the writers went all out this season. Lots of plot points from previous seasons were addressed and closed out. On top of that, we got a very engaging story, great characters, and awesome action. Definitely worth a watch with a season that was the end of the Zordon era of Power Rangers.
The Psycho Rangers putting in work on the Space Rangers
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was a show that blew up big time when it debuted. During the first 3 seasons it couldn't be stopped. The toyline was big, kids were digging the format, and despite some hiccups behind the scenes with the actors being changed, the show had a mythology that was being built up. CJ and @PrimeGundam dig deep into the first 3 seasons and touch a little bit on other shows that Saban did during this era as well.
This just sums up the awesomeness of the show at the time