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  2. The future of Power Rangers

    I think it would be a good idea to stidk with the same case for a few different seasons. Megaforce kind of did this, even though it was two shorter seasons. They seem to have resisted doing multi season Ranger team so I wouldn't expect them too. Unless its another Megaforce situation.
  3. The future of Power Rangers

    Going back to the seasons being tied together better might require Saban to bring out more money and that's not happening. MMPR had 60, 52 and 43 episodes in its individual seasons, Zeo had 50 and so on. Anything from Lightspeed to Wild Force had 40 episodes and anything NZ-produced under Disney was also a single-year season. So to get the seasons tied together better, PR would need to go back to single year season format, which means the series would either need to give up the 40 episodes format and go back to the 32 episode format in order to ensure better continuity connections and the team-up episodes between the current and previous year's team. That's not happening either because so far, the Nickelodeon contract has been working for Saban pretty well. The team-up spot has been taken over by the "Super" part of the seasons. It makes the show more affordable to produce. Plus there's Nick's "20 episodes per season" rule. So unless Saban finds another network which would be a good outlet for Power Rangers that would allow for the show to go back to a single-year season format, I don't see continuity being maintained, at least not the way it used to be. But that's also something called "Clash of the Red Rangers" and "Legendary Battle", which are both MINI CROSSOVERS, but it's still better than nothing.
  4. The future of Power Rangers

    I think they'll continue it for as long as they think it's financially viable. If the toys do well, the show will continue. However it won't run forever. That much is certain. At some point for whatever reason it will end. My concern is that the show really hasn't been bringing much new to the table. The movie was just a re-write of MMPR, the fondest and arguably the most popular version of the series. They keep tapping into that well because of it's popularity. They could re-boot it again and modify the same story again, but it's still just MMPR. The movie was basically a darker MMPR with some of the traits from other PR series like Dino Thunder and Ninja Storm thrown in to help better flesh things out. It's been around for a long time and will likely be around for a while longer at least. It's not easy to translate a Sentai season to become Power Rangers as some of the characters and costumes may come across as too stupid or crazy and wouldn't work well with audiences outside of Japan. People have a million ideas on how they could improve PR, such as make an original season. On paper this could sound cool. But in execution it's a dud. The Power Rangers Universe is rather large but the plot holes are many and the continuity is all over the place. If they could find a way on the show to better tie things together and answer some of the bigger questions that would help. But we know that's not gonna happen. A new movie could help do that. Which is what this one was trying to do. But alas people didn't see the movie in droves or like hoped for, so a sequel right now is uncertain. Part of the issue has been trying to please older fans while attracting new ones. What may work for the older fans may be off putting to younger ones. It's a tough balance. What might be cool nostalgia for us, to someone new may be confusing and out of place if not downright weird. IMO the PR Universe needs an overarching theme. Right now it's just a bunch of stand alone series not really connecting to previous seasons. Whereas up until In Space it was all better tied together and had a better narrative. That's something they should go back to IMO.
  5. The future of Power Rangers

    I see the TV series continuing as it has with no real big changes. We will continue to have Boom Comics and toys. . I wouldn't be surprised if they tried another film at some point. The brand should continue as is.
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  7. The future of Power Rangers

    What do you think the future of Power Rangers is looking like? Do you think there is superhero fatigue a bit? What direction do you think the series should go?
  8. His character in the movie was well written and was truely the heart of the team.
  9. That is an interesting way to look at the new movie. But I think superhero movies are more like Power Rangers than people want to admit.
  10. Super Sentai

    yup it's still going on with Kyuranger as we speak as Mesogog said but their next season will start next month. yea neither can I not to mention the majority of stuff that Power Rangers uses is what Toei uses so Saban Brands would have to make everything from scratch whereas all they have to make from scratch at the moment is Ranger suits and a few other suits as well as sets.
  11. Dino Charger! Energize! Kendra's Interview

    Thanks, Pinkie! Great to be back! My favorite season would probably still be Operation Overdrive mainly because it's different from other seasons. Only part I didn't like was the whole "Mack is a robot" thing.
  12. Power Rangers 2 Movie Ideas

    Good Ideas. I am not sure if I would introduce all this in the next sequel. Expanded Universe stuff is cool but with the lukewarm box office numbers the best thing to do is focus on MMPR right now. Studios sometimes shoot themselves in the foot by trying to hard to create an expanded universe. Marvel was able to do it naturally and had a string of successful movies that were loosely connected before they really brought everything together. I am also reluctant of doing anything beyond introducing Zedd for a third film. Since handling the introduction of Tommy and possible return of Rita is probably enough for one movie. Especially since you just established the core five. Of course a sequel could start a year or two later with the Rangers successfully defending the earth from outside threats equivalent to monsters of the day. Which could lead them to being humbled by Tommy. I like the idea of Tommy being a flawed character without an evil spell. The key is to give him or her the proper motivation to fight the Rangers. You could also make Tommy more of an anti hero who isn't outright evil.
  13. Power Morphicon

    Are you going to Power Morphicon in 2018?
  14. "Though Camilleri's law enforcement career was brief, his supervisors said his legacy as a hero will forever be remembered. Every morning, when he'd get off work, Camilleri would put on his superhero-themed backpack and place his Power Rangers wallet in his pocket and go, Pearson said, adding that the Green Power Ranger was his favorite superhero. Andrew is a CHP superhero," he said." <<< This really struck a chord with me. A California Highway Patrol Officer that looked up to the Green Power Ranger and even proudly lived a Ranger life, died as a hero himself. This to me is truly remarkable. It's not often you hear of an adult, especially in law enforcement, not only look up to a Power Ranger but also have Power Ranger merchandise such as a wallet and back pack that they proudly use at work. Truly amazing. It's with my recommendation that he gets a posthumous induction into the Power Ranger Hall of Fame at Power Morphicon with JDF inducting him. He died a hero. He died as a true Power Ranger. I truly am in awe and am inspired by this.
  15. The newest Power Rangers movie has impacted a new generation of fans since premiering earlier this year. And as it turns out, it also had an effect on the career of one of the film's stars. Becky Gomez (a.k.a. Becky G) recently revealed how her role as Power Rangers' Trini/Yellow Ranger impacted her music career. As she explained, appearing in the film inspired her to try more things with her music, particularly with regard to Spanish-language songs. "It all started with [my co-starring role in] Power Rangers." Gomez writes in a column with Billboard. "I learned so much from filming the movie that it re-inspired me on an artistic level, and it’s really what made me go into Spanish music. I figured, “What the hell? I’m trying something completely new in the acting world, my first feature film.” So it gave me the balls to try something new in my music." As Gomez writes, the decision to venture into Spanish music brought a lot of insecurities for her initially, but it was ultimately worth getting out of her comfort zone like she did with Power Rangers. "Although I’m very proud to be Latina and I’m proud of where I come from, [singing in Spanish] was always one of my biggest fears. It might be because I watched the movie Selena too many times -- when her dad says, “You’re either too Mexican for the Americans or too American for the Mexicans. You can’t be in the middle.” That part stuck with me, because I’ve lived my whole life in the middle. When people say, “I’m going to cross over,” I realized, “No, I am the crossover. I’m one foot on one side, and one foot on the other.” It’s scary to walk that bridge, because you never know if you’re going to be accepted into the community as an artist the way you would hope." It's safe to say that Gomez's role in the film paid off, especially with the Latina and LGBT representation her character brought to the franchise. And if Gomez ends up getting to reprise her role in a Power Rangers sequel, she definitely wants to continue in that direction. “It is an honor," Gomez revealed in an interview earlier this year. "It’s something that I was very excited about and, as an actress, there’s nothing [more] that I could have asked for... The truth is with something like that, you don’t just wake up and know. It’s a process. And so, as time goes by, if we make Power Rangers 2, 3, 4 … I’m excited to see how she grows." Power Rangers currently holds a 73.24 on's composite rankings, which you can vote in here. Power Rangers is currently available on Digital platforms, Blu-ray, and DVD.
  16. The Avengers are going to need all the help they can get against Thanos, but who would've guessed that help would be the Power Rangers? That's the premise of a new mash-up trailer by Shuriken Knight, who paired the already epic Avengers: Infinity War trailer with footage from Power Ranger Ninja Steel. The result is a team-up that you never knew you wanted, and it helps that the big purple world conqueror Thanos actually looks like someone the Rangers would fight. It also helps that Ninja Steel contains plenty of explosions and that Thor scene at the end perfectly sets up the crew's first meeting. The only thing missing was a Mick Bruce Banner meetup, but you've got to save something for the actual movie right? Speaking of what-if scenarios, you know you want a Megazord Hulkbuster Armor Iron Man team-up scene. If you didn't before, you do now. You can view the full video in the clip above. You can also find more of Shuriken Knight's work on YouTube. To be honest, it's probably a good thing Infinity War doesn't feature the Power Rangers. The movie is already cramming in every other hero in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, and adding five 6 more characters to that mix would probably be overkill. Avengers: Infinity War currently enjoys a 4.39 out of 5 on's anticipation rankings, which you can vote in here. As for Power Ranges Ninja Steel, the show holds a 68 on's composite rankings, and you can put your vote in here. Avengers: Infinity War hits theaters on May 4, 2018. Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel hits next year as well.
  17. The Power Rangers don't have much downtime, but two former Rangers managed to find some to give a few kids an amazing Christmas. Those Rangers would be Jason David Frank and David Yost, two stars of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. The two came together on Frank's My Morphin Life series and teamed up with the Clothe a Child ministry to give some amazing kids some brand new clothes for Christmas. The Clothe a Child ministry is organized by Crosby Church, which takes 100 kids and gives each one a budget that they can spend on brand new clothes. Frank and Yost were on hand during the event, taking pictures with the families as they show off their new clothes, but they also helped give out new toys as well. And before you ask, yes, that did include some Power Rangers action figures. It's never a bad thing to celebrate Christmas with a few Power Rangers on hand. You can watch the full episode from My Morphin Life Season 4 in the clip above. You can also find out more about Crosby Clothe A Child on their Facebook page. Frank will be appearing this year at the bi-annual Power Rangers convention Power Morphicon, and while Yost hasn't been formally announced, odds are fans can see him there as well. Frank hasn't appeared at the convention since 2010, but hopes are high that all of the Mighty MorphinRangers will make their way to the event this year. At 2016's Power Morphicon, actors from Mighty Morphin, Alien Rangers, Turbo, Zeo, Power Rangers In Space, Lost Galaxy, Time Force, Lightspeed Rescue, Wild Force, Ninja Storm, Dino Thunder, S.P.D., Operation Overdrive, Jungle Fury, Super Samurai, RPM, Megaforce, and Dino Super Charge all showed up, as well as talent from Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger and Gosei Sentai Dairanger. Power Rangers Power Morphicon will take place from August 17 to 19th 2018 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California, and you can find more details here.
  18. Becoming a superhero has been the best thing for RJ Cyler. At 22 years old, the Jacksonville native saw his stock rise after saving Angel Grove in Saban’s Power Rangers earlier this year. While it’s uncertain if the Power Rangers will morph again — its lukewarm box office left the franchise’s fate in question — RJ Cyler still knows Billy Cranston. His co-star, Dacre Montgomery (Stranger Things), recently told The Wrap that a sequel isn’t out of sight. Now Cyler tells Inverse his ideas what could happen in Power Rangers 2. “Billy will definitely be the same Billy, but he’ll be more comfortable because he’s got friends who got his back,” Cyler says. “Billy has something else to do other than blow stuff up. He doesn’t just have science, he has Jason and Zack and Kimberly. In the second movie, you’ll definitely see more of a confident person. He’ll be more strong of a person.” At the beginning of Power Rangers, directed by Dean Israelite, Billy is a misunderstood student at Angel Grove High who talks to his deceased father during moments of solitude. “When Billy lost his papa, it was almost like Billy losing the only person on Earth that he felt got him,” Cyler told Inverse in a phone interview. “He’s close to his mom, but she wasn’t into the science-y aspect that made that relationship between his papa mesh: You get to be my dad, you’re a geek like me, you don’t judge me for anything? I like that.” Cyler, on the set of Saban's 'Power Rangers.' Although Power Rangers underperformed at the box office, fans who enjoyed the mighty morphin’ ride came away in praise of Cyler, whose portrayal of a superhero on the autism spectrum was celebrated by critics and fans alike; Cyler was nominated for “Choice Scene Stealer” at the Teen Choice Awards this past summer. To honorably play a young person on the spectrum, Cyler looked to someone he admired in his personal life. “I went to school with this dude named Andre,” Cyler explains. “He played flute in our band. Andre is one of the most intelligent people [I know], literally, he’s a genius.” Andre was on the spectrum, but Cyler says that there was “nothing extra” about Andre or his habits. “He doesn’t have tics. People take on that view of people with autism, that they’re not normal, I feel like that’s the most ignorant thing. So I wanted to be so far away of what people thought being on the spectrum [was like]. I wanted to be honest.” Cyler says he met people on the spectrum for Power Rangers, but he chose not to imitate or interpret them on the screen. “You have to talk to people, but the tics and stuff that came from Billy, they came from me,” he says. “To being on the spectrum, I just wanted to be honest. The best way to do that is to show they’re just normal people.” RJ Cyler and Becky G at a fan event at Y100 in Miramar, Florida. (Photo by Gustavo Caballero/Getty Images for Saban's Power Rangers) While fans await the return of the Rangers, Cyler will be everywhere in 2018. The actor has just joined the Season 3 cast of MTV’s Scream, his Showtime series I’m Dying Up Here has just been renewed, and he’s currently filming the crime drama White Boy Rick alongside Matthew McConaughey. His next movie, Sierra Burgess Is a Loser, will have him co-star alongside Stranger Things actress Shannon Purser. Until then, Cyler will remember what original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers star David Yost told him before shooting the film. “We had lunch in Calabasas. Driving to meet David Yost, someone you used to dress up for Halloween, the butterflies came.” To Cyler’s relief, Yost was everything one could hope an ex-superhero to be. “He’s just cool.” Cyler tells Inverse what he learned from the legendary original Blue Ranger. “A lot of the stuff they went through, the naysayers, that was the thing he said not to pay attention to. The people that are negative, it’s a penny to a hundred dollar bill to the people who support the franchise. After me and David talked, people might not like it, but [it’s] okay.”
  19. 2017 has just about come to a close, but the good news for Power Rangers fans is that 2018 is set to bring even more reasons to celebrate this amazing franchise. The new year is set to be bigger in just about every way when it comes to Power Rangers, and that couldn't come at a better time for the long-running franchise. Power Rangers kicked off in 1993, and next year it will celebrate its 25th anniversary in a host of unique ways. You might not be aware just how much Saban has going on these days, so we're here to give you a few reasons to break that 2018 calendar out and start circling dates. Without further ado, let's get started with the core of the franchise, and that's the television series. (Photo: Saban) Power Rangers: Super Ninja Steel Power Rangers: Ninja Steel recently wrapped up its debut season, but the adventures of Brody, Calvin, Hayley, Preston, Sarah, Levi, and Mick will continue in next year's Power Rangers: Super Ninja Steel. The show will build upon the revelations from this season, including Brody discovering the identity of his true brother (Levi) and the history behind his family legacy, while also introducing plenty of new threats for the Rangers to take down. One of those threats was teased in the Super Ninja Steel trailer with the returning favorite from Dino Charge, Sledge. The bounty hunter was a fan favorite from Dino Charge, and it was a genuine shock to see him back in action. Fans will find out how and why he's back next year, and it should result in quite the entertaining roller coaster ride for fans. (Photo: Saban) 25th Anniversary Episode Speaking of Super Ninja Steel, the season will also play the biggest part in the 25th Anniversary celebrations. It's tradition for Saban to film a special reunion episode as part of anniversary years, and it will be no different for the big 25th. The show's air date and plot have yet to be revealed, though there are a few Rangers we suspect will be a part of it, including Jason Faunt (Time Force), Ciara Hanna (Megaforce), and Jason David Frank, who played a part in the last reunion special "Legendary Battle". Seeing any of the legendary Rangers alongside the new crew of Ninja Steel should make for some exciting television, and we can't wait. (Photo: BOOM! Studios) Shattered Grid Crossover The 25th Anniversary celebration will not just take place in the TV universe though, as Saban is partnering with BOOM! Studios for an epic comic storyline like no other before it. Earlier this year, BOOM! Studios announced Shattered Grid, a massive event that will feature the full return of Lord Drakkon. That would be big enough, but Kyle Higgins is teasing a slew of fan-favorite Rangers will make their way to the Mighty Morphin team's aid to take him on, and the possibilities seem to be endless. Shattered Grid will not just affect Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but will also crossover with the franchise's other series Go Go Power Rangers. Not much is known about the plot, but it seems a fan-favorite Ranger will come to the group's aid from the future, and we have a few ideas as to who it could be. Power Morphicon You can catch Power Rangers from all over the timeline at a variety of conventions throughout the year, but there is one place they all seem to congregate, and that's Power Morphicon. The biannual convention takes place in Anaheim California next year, and while there's no official guest list at the moment, a slew of names from the Power Rangers franchise are expected to attend. Fans are hoping to get a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers reunion of some sort in light of the 25th Anniversary, and hopefully, some announcements about upcoming projects will also make their way into the event. If you have to pick one Power Rangers destination next year, you can't go wrong with Power Morphicon. (Photo: Saban/Twitch/HyperRPG) More Power Rangers HyperForce Saban and Hyper RPG's interactive tabletop game Power Rangers HyperForce is going strong after its first eight episodes, and it is only picking up momentum in the new year. The Power Rangers crew of Marv, Eddie, Chloe, Vesper, and Jack have delivered some delightful entertainment in the first batch of episodes, all under the guidance of Game Master Malika. Together they've managed to incorporate the Mighty Morphin, RPM, and Time Force seasons and characters in creative ways, while also keeping viewers engaged with hilarious character moments that will keep them coming back for more. It will only get bigger in 2018, as the show is kicking off 2018 with a guest appearance from Green and White Ranger actor Jason David Frank, and that's an episode you won't want to miss. (Photo: nWay) More Power Rangers Legacy Wars If you want something a bit more portable, you can't go wrong with Power Rangers Legacy Wars. The hit mobile title features an amazing array of characters, locations, and now Megazords from across the franchise's history, and that will only continue to grow in 2018. More Megazords, new challenges, and even more Rangers will continue to make their way to Legacy Wars which -- fingers crossed -- will include more of the cast from Power Rangers Ninja Steel. Preston Tien recently made his debut in the game, and hopefully, that is just the first in a series of new releases from Saban's newest show. We're still holding out hope for more Mystic Force as well, but it would be quite epic if they added one of the HyperForce Rangers to the mix wouldn't it? C'mon, you know you want to see Jack (Bulk) as part of your roster! Well, that's our list, but there are probably even more reasons to be excited for Power Rangers in 2018, and you can share your reasons with me by hitting me up
  20. Power Morphicon

    Convention Hours Friday Badge pick up 12 noon Friday floor hours 4pm-10pm Pre Reg Full weekend pass Holders only Saturday Floor hours 10am-6pm Gold and Plat opens at 9am Box Office opens at 9am Sunday Floor hours 10am-5pm Gold and Plat opens at 9am Box Office opens at 9am Traveling to Morphicon John Wayne/Orange County Airport (SNA) Taxi: Approximate cost: $35 each way Super Shuttle: $10.00 per person each way Los Angeles International (LAX) Taxi: Approximate cost: $100 each way Super Shuttle: $16.00 per person each way Uber or Lyft may be a good option as well.
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  22. Ranger Gallery

    Long story running Message Board for the Power Rangers television series. We discuss the PRU and bqckstage history of the series in detail. We also comment on the current episodes and where they are going. We would be hapoy to have you stop by and add to the discussions. We are also partnered with Power Rangers Central. Ranger Gallery is another sister site Interesting threads to reply to Whether to keep filming in New Zealand? Alpha 5 Theories Ryan Steel as Gold Ranger SPD in Continuity? What if Tommy never lost Green Ranger Powers?
  23. Ranger Central

    Long story running Message Board for the Power Rangers television series. We discuss the PRU and bqckstage history of the series in detail. We also comment on the current episodes and where they are going. We would be hapoy to have you stop by and add to the discussions. We are also partnered with Power Rangers Central. Ranger Gallery is another sister site Interesting threads to reply to Whether to keep filming in New Zealand? Alpha 5 Theories Ryan Steel as Gold Ranger SPD in Continuity? What if Tommy never lost Green Ranger Powers?
  24. Long story running Message Board for the Power Rangers television series. We discuss the PRU and bqckstage history of the series in detail. We also comment on the current episodes and where they are going. We would be hapoy to have you stop by and add to the discussions. We are also partnered with Power Rangers Central. Ranger Gallery is another sister site Interesting threads to reply to Whether to keep filming in New Zealand? Alpha 5 Theories Ryan Steel as Gold Ranger SPD in Continuity? What if Tommy never lost Green Ranger Powers?
  25. Happy New Year!

    Power Ranger Empire would like to wish you all a safe and happy 2018! We're just getting started. Power Ranger Empire is the most advanced Power Ranger forum and there's a lot to come still on the horizon so we hope you'll stick around, tell your friends about us, and help make 2018 an even better year for PRE. We're gonna kick some serious butt in 2018!
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    Check out the Downloads area under the Media option in the navbar for a small New Years surprise. Happy 2018!
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