|Mighty Morphin Power Rangers|
Opening Title Card
|Created by||Haim Saban|
|Starring||Austin St. John|
Walter Emanuel Jones
Amy Jo Johnson
Jason David Frank
Johnny Yong Bosch
Robert L. Manahan
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. Haim Saban (Hebrew חיים סבן born 15 October 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt Personal life Haim Saban was born in Alexandria Shuki Levy ( Hebrew: שוקי לוי born June 3, 1947 in Tel Aviv, Palestine) is a Music Austin St John (born September 17 1975) is an American Actor known for his role in the popular Power Rangers Thuy Trang ( Vietnamese: Thùy Trang, December 14, 1973 - September 3, 2001) was a Vietnamese American Walter Emanuel Jones (born November 30, 1970) is an American Actor known for playing the role of Zack Taylor, the Black Ranger on David Harold Yost (born January 7, 1969) is an American actor known for his role on the television series Mighty Morphin Power Amy Jo Johnson (born October 6 1970 is an American actress, Singer, Songwriter and Musician. Jason David Frank (born September 4, 1973) is an American Actor and Martial artist, perhaps best known for playing Tommy Oliver Stephen Antonio Cardenas (born May 29, 1974) is an American Actor and Martial artist, perhaps most noted for playing Rocky Johnny Yong Bosch (born January 6, 1976) is a American Actor, voice actor, martial artist, and Musician. Karan Ashley (born September 28, 1975) is an American actress. Catherine Jane Sutherland (born October 24, 1974) is an Australian Actress perhaps best known for playing Katherine "Kat" Hillard Paul L Schrier II (born June 1, 1970) is an American actor He is perhaps best known for his role of Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier in the Power Rangers Jason A Narvy (born March 27, 1974) is an American actor who spent a number of years playing the character Eugene " Skull " Skullovitch on the Robert L Manahan ( August 23, 1956 &ndash June 30 2000) was born in Palo Alto, California. was a Japanese voice actor and actress Her mother died when she was a child she was raised by her father Barbara D Goodson Gustafson (born August 16, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is an experienced American voice actress known for Edwin Neal (born July 12, 1945) is an American actor perhaps best known for his role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974 and as Robert Axelrod (born May 29, 1949) is an American Actor who has been in several movies and lent his voice to countless television shows including Wendee Lee (born April 29, 1955 in Los Angeles CA) is a prolific American voice actress. is a Japanese Television and Theater Actress, best known in Japan for her role as Marsha in Kidou Keiji Jiban and Lami in Kyōryū The United States of America —commonly referred to as the of episodes||155 (including Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers)|
|Haim Saban, Shuki Levy|
|Producer(s)||Ronnie Hadar, Jonathan Tzachor|
|Winston Richard, Tony Oliver, Douglas Sloan|
|Co-producer(s)||Ellen Levy-Sarnoff, Tony Oliver, Ann Austen|
|Story editor(s)||Douglas Sloan, Jackie Marchand|
|Running time||22 minutes (without commercials)|
|Original channel||Fox Network|
|Original run||August 28, 1993 – February 16, 1996|
|Followed by||Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers|
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers ("MMPR") was an American live-action television series, created for the American market, based on the sixteenth installment of the Japanese Super Sentai franchise, Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. This is a list of Power Rangers episodes. Power Rangers is adapted from the thirty two year long line of Japanese special effects television series known as Super Haim Saban (Hebrew חיים סבן born 15 October 1944 in Alexandria, Egypt Personal life Haim Saban was born in Alexandria Shuki Levy ( Hebrew: שוקי לוי born June 3, 1947 in Tel Aviv, Palestine) is a Music Jonathan Tzachor is a producer and director best known for his work on Power Rangers. Rafael Antonio Olivier (born May 12, 1958 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) better known as Tony Oliver, is an American voice actor Douglas J Sloan served as a producer writer director and actor on various television shows and movies such as Power Rangers, Big Bad Beetleborgs Rafael Antonio Olivier (born May 12, 1958 in San Juan, Puerto Rico) better known as Tony Oliver, is an American voice actor Douglas J Sloan served as a producer writer director and actor on various television shows and movies such as Power Rangers, Big Bad Beetleborgs Jackie Marchand is a television writer and producer she is best known for her work on the children's action/adventure series Power Rangers, and is as of Events 475 - The Roman General Orestes forces western Roman Emperor Julius Nepos to flee his Capital Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Events 1249 - Andrew of Longjumeau is dispatched by Louis IX of France as his ambassador to meet with the Khan of the Mongols Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers (often abbreviated as MMAR and often simply called Alien Rangers) is a Power Rangers series set in between The United States of America —commonly referred to as the A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Japan topics. The is the name given to the long running Japanese Superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd translated into English as Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series and the sixteenth entry in The show and its related merchandise both saw unbridled overnight success, catapulting into pop culture in mere months. Popular culture (or pop culture) is the Culture — patterns of human activity and the symbolic structures that give such activities significance and importance — Under the original name Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the series ran from 1993 to 1996 and spawned a feature film, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. Year 1993 ( MCMXCIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full 1993 Gregorian calendar) Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie (also known as Power Rangers The Movie) is a movie based on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
The second and third seasons drew on footage and elements from the Japanese series Gosei Sentai Dairanger and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger respectively, though the Zyuranger costumes were still used extensively; the main 5 Dairanger suits were never used at all, only the KibaRanger (White Power Ranger) suit was used. translated into English as Five-Star Squadron Dairanger, is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series translated into English as Ninja Squadron Hidden Ranger, was TOEI Company Limited 's eighteenth production of the Super Sentai television The series was produced by MMPR Productions and distributed by Saban Entertainment, and aired on Fox Kids. Saban Entertainment was an independent television production company formed in 1983 by music and television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy (who Fox Kids (officially Fox Family Worldwide Inc and prior to that Fox Children's Productions and Fox Kids Worldwide was the FOX network's children's programming division
In 1996, the Mighty Morphin label was retired as the series would follow in the footsteps of its Sentai source material, changing its name, cast and plot every year; thus the Power Rangers franchise was born. Power Rangers is a long-running American Children's television series adapted from the Japanese Tokusatsu Super Sentai Series, though it Power Rangers still runs in this format to this day, though currently the majority of post-MMPR series are not spin-offs in the traditional sense. A spin-off (or spinoff) is a new Organization or Entity formed by a split from a larger one such as a Television series based on a pre-existing
The series takes place in the fictional town of Angel Grove, California. Angel Grove is the fictional town in the Power Rangers universe the setting for much of the action of the Television series Mighty California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. Two unwitting astronauts on the moon discover an extraterrestrial container (referred to as a dumpster as a result of its stench), and breach the unit inadvertently releasing the evil witch, Rita Repulsa, from 10,000 years of confinement. Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Rita Repulsa the so called "empress of evil" was released from the space dumpster in which Upon her release, she and her army of evil Space Aliens set their sights on conquering the nearest planet, Earth. When the wise sage Zordon becomes aware of the release of the evil witch he was responsible for capturing so long ago, he orders his robotic assistant, Alpha 5, to find five "teenagers with attitude," to defend the Earth from Rita's attacks. Character history Before Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers In the course of the intergalactic struggle between Zordon's good and Rita Repulsa's evil the witch managed to Character history In Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers In the early days of the series he often acted like a younger brother to the Rangers always wanting The five socially diverse teens chosen are Jason Lee Scott, Kimberly Hart, Zack Taylor, Trini Kwan and Billy Cranston. Jason Lee Scott is the Main character in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series, played by Austin St Kimberly Ann Hart was a Fictional character in the Power Rangers universe Zachary "Zack" Taylor is a Fictional character in the Power Rangers universe appearing in the Television series Mighty Morphin Trinidad "Trini" Kwan is a Fictional character in the Power Rangers universe played by Vietnamese American actress Thuy Trang. Billy Cranston is a fictional character in the Power Rangers universe Zordon gives the five teens the ability to morph into Power Rangers, including an arsenal of weapons at their disposal as well as large robotic machines called Zords, which can combine into the Megazord.
The series begins with five teenagers combating Rita Repulsa and her seemingly endless array of monsters, however, consecutive failures lead Rita to adopt a new method for conquering Earth and destroying the Power Rangers: by attacking them with one of their own. In possession of a special Green Ranger power, Rita kidnaps and brainwashes a local teen whose fighting skills prove to equal that of Jason's in a martial arts contest held in Angel Grove. The new teen, Tommy Oliver, passes Rita's tests, becoming the Green Ranger during the five-part story arc "Green with Evil. Dr Thomas Oliver (better known as Tommy) is a Fictional character from the universe of the American Children's television franchise "Green With Evil" was a five-part Story arc in the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series " Eventually, the Green Ranger is overcome and the Sword of Darkness, the new source for the continuance of the evil spell he has fallen victim to, is destroyed by Jason. As a result, Tommy will use the Powers he's left with to defeat the evil that gave them to him in the first place. His Zord, the Dragonzord, retains the power to join with the other Ranger's Dinozords to form more powerful Zord combinations, including Dragonzord in Battle Mode, and the Mega Dragonzord.
Along the way, Billy works on improving his self-confidence while Tommy begins to court Kimberly, both sharing a great amount of screen time. Trini works to raise environmental awareness, Zack continues to pursue love interest Angela, while Jason continues to improve his skills. The entire team regularly makes efforts to contribute to their community outside of being Power Rangers, spending much of their personal time dedicated to volunteerism and helping the community.
As time goes on, discontent with regularly being defeated with the aide of the Green Ranger powers she believes are hers, Rita focuses her plans on eliminating Tommy and regaining the Powers. Utilizing a special wax touched by Tommy when he was evil, Rita uses a green candle (in a story arc under the same title) to sever Tommy's link to the Morphing Grid and slowly remove his powers, returning them to her. Because Tommy's proximity to the candle accelerates its melting process, Jason enters the Dark Dimension where the candle is guarded by Goldar to retrieve it. Unfortunately, Rita unleashes a monster attack in Angel Grove that keeps Jason and his friends from retrieving the candle. In the end, Tommy loses his Powers, however, he is able to prevent Rita from reclaiming it by transferring the remains to another Ranger who can operate them based on their own link to the Morphing Grid. Tommy chooses Jason who, feeling guilt for failing to protect Tommy's powers, accepts them.
The five Rangers continue to protect Earth from the ongoing threat of Rita Repulsa, with Jason wielding the Green Ranger powers in conjunction with his own Red Ranger Powers. In a story arc seeing the kidnap of the parents of all the students at Angel Grove High School, including that of the five Ranger teens, the Rangers are forced to give up their five Power Coins in trade for their parents' safety. In an act of subterfuge, Goldar accepts the Coins and keeps the captive parents. To make matters worse, Rita brainwashes Billy into stealing the Dragon Dagger and giving it to Goldar who unleashes the Dragonzord upon a town that no longer has the protection of the Power Rangers. With no powers of their own to use, Jason reveals that he is still in possession of the Dragonzord Power Coin. Tommy returns, agreeing to take part in a dangerous process in which Zordon will transfer energy from himself and into the Power Coin, allowing it to temporarily enable Tommy to Morph into the Green Ranger once more. He steals back the coins and Dagger, seemingly at the cost of his own life, having been electrocuted by a force-field protecting both sets of items. The Rangers regain their Powers and fight for the safety of their parents, to no avail. In a turn of events, Tommy is resurrected; it is revealed that he'd been energized by the power of the force-field that electrocuted him. He once again uses his Powers to save the day, but they are only temporary and can be re-generated only for a short time by Zordon who will continue to use his own energy to supplement Tommy's failing ones, making no attempts to hide the fact that the Green Ranger's Powers will ultimately fail. With every battle that occurs from here on, Tommy is left to decide whether or not he will get involved and waste away the last of his Powers.
Following multiple defeats, Rita's fortress is invaded by her superior, Lord Zedd. Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Zed is the self proclaimed all-powerful "Emperor of Evil" and "sworn enemy of all that is good Disgusted with her failure, he takes over, discarding Rita back into space within another Space Dumpster, then launches his own campaign against the Power Rangers, this time focusing on turning living things into monsters in order to waver the Ranger's ability to destroy them. As Zedd focuses his attacks on the Green Ranger powers that continue to waste away with every battle he engages in, the other Rangers see an upgrade to their Powers as they adapt to take on the Power of Thunder, a power that also transforms their Dinozords into mythical beasts known as Thunderzords, also able to form a brand new, more powerful Zord combination; the Thunder Megazord. Eventually, Tommy loses his Green Ranger powers for good, and leaves the group for a time.
Things are complicated by the creation of the White Ranger and the Tigerzord (inevitably given to Tommy), the Power Transfer (from Jason, Zack and Trini to Rocky DeSantos, Adam Park and Aisha Campbell respectively), and the return of Rita, who ingratiates herself by slipping Zedd a love potion. Rocky DeSantos is a Fictional character in the Power Rangers universe Adam Park is a fictional major character from the universe of the American Television series franchise Power Rangers, played Aisha Campbell is a Fictional character from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV Show Unhappy with the return of the evil witch who had mistreated him and forced him into servitude, Goldar makes several attempts to turn Zedd against Rita to get rid of her once and for all. However, after Goldar discovers that Rita gave Zedd a love potion, he is dismayed to find that even after he bullies Finster into administering an antidote, Zedd truly loves her anyway.
Rito Revolto, Rita's skeletal brother, later comes to Earth and, with the help from a group of monsters, manages to destroy the Rangers' Thunderzords and, consequently, the original Dino Powers along with them. Character history Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Arriving on the Moon shortly after Rita's wedding to Lord Zedd (who was now his brother-in-law Undaunted, they seek the aid of Ninjor, alleged creator of the Power Coins, who gives them new Ninja powers. Character history Ninjor created the original 5 Power Coins and Dinozords that were used by the original 5 Power Rangers even though it was Zordon who distributed
Later, an Australian girl named Katherine Hillard moves to Angel Grove. Katherine Hillard (commonly known to her friends as Kat) is a fictional character in the Power Rangers franchise She befriends Kimberly, and displays an intense affection for Tommy. Later it is found that Rita had captured Kat and put her under a powerful spell. As a result, she steals Kim's Pink Crane Ninja Coin, vastly weakening the Pink Ranger whose life force, like that of the other Ninja Ranger's, is connected to their Ninja Power Coins. Kat eventually overcame the spell, and gave the coin back to Kimberly. Having already been disconnected from the Power Coin and Zordon's declaration that her time as a ranger has ended, Kim now has a chance to pursue her personal athletic dreams. She leaves to train for the Pan Globals, deciding to entrust the Crane Coin to Kat, making her the new Pink Ninja Ranger. Though her initial fear and hesitation keeps her from contributing fully to the fight against evil, Kat eventually becomes both more comfortable and capable of fulfilling her duty as a ranger.
After several more battles, Zedd and Rita are joined by Rita's father, Master Vile. The Fictional Villains of the Power Rangers universe that appeared in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Following his failed attempts to defeat the Rangers, he reverses time, destroying the Ninja powers and eliminating the threat of Ninjor. These events culminate in the Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers mini-series, and end with a cliffhanger seeing the destruction of the Command Center, with Zordon and Alpha 5 trapped inside. Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers (often abbreviated as MMAR and often simply called Alien Rangers) is a Power Rangers series set in between These events lead into the next season and incarnation of the Power Rangers series, titled Power Rangers: Zeo. Power Rangers Zeo (often abbreviated as PRZ, and often simply called Zeo) is the fourth season of the Power Rangers franchise that is a continuation
The Zyuranger series was taken up by Margaret Loesch of Fox in 1993. She had been a fan of anime since childhood. (anime in Japanese, Zyuranger's action scenes were then spliced with new, American non-action scenes set in a U. S. highschool and juice bar. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, as the show was dubbed, became an "instant hit". . Due to the unforeseen popularity of the series, Saban, the company that produced Power Rangers, was faced with the possibility of exhausting all of its Zyuranger footage with no more to fall back upon in order to continue producing the show. Saban Entertainment was an independent television production company formed in 1983 by music and television producers Haim Saban and Shuki Levy (who translated into English as Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series and the sixteenth entry in Saban contacted the Japanese companies that produce the Sentai series in Japan and monster suits requesting new footage specially for MMPR. The companies created 25 new monsters and battle sequences. This footage, known as "Zyu2" to Power Ranger fans, was used in all but a couple of the Season 1 episodes after "Doomsday" and the first few Season 2 episodes. Though there were some issues in the Season 2 episodes that used "Zyu2" monsters since when they decided to replace the Dinozords with the mecha from Dairanger in Season 2 (termed Thunderzords in Power Rangers), the Zord footage of the remaining "Zyu2" monsters became obsolete. Word origin and usage The term "mecha" is derived from the Japanese abbreviation for the English word " mechanical " To compensate for this, Saban attempted to splice the "Zyu2" and Dairanger footage to ensure that the "Zyu2" monsters were not seen fighting with the old Megazord that was not supposed to be there. In other words, it would show only the monster attacking followed by a shot of just the Thunderzords taking the damage. This did not always work, for occasionally the monster could actually be seen making physical contact with the old Megazord. Nonetheless, Saban was able to create their own battle sequences entirely from scratch starting from Season 3. An alternate ending to the episode "Doomsday, Part 2" was filmed. It was going to be the series finale and ended with the Rangers sealing Rita and her monsters up in another dumpster and sending her off into space. The ending more closely resembled that of the original Zyuranger ending (which, furthermore, was the footage-source for the battle "Doomsday Part 2" as the fight shown was the actual final battle in Zyuranger) but was never seen due to overwhelming feedback from fans.
The Power Morphers, are modified Dino Buckler toys from Zyuranger. In the original Sentai series of Zyuranger, the Rangers didn't call out the name of their dinosaur/beasts when morphing, but rather simply shouted out "Dino Buckler!" which referred to their "Morpher. " The original "Dino Bucklers" were always worn by the Zyurangers, as the original devices had a reverse side which was bright, metallic gold with a large "Z" (for ZyuRanger) on it. The Buckler was attached to a connecting piece which was part of an actual belt. The Zyurangers would then flip the "handle" of the Buckler down to pull it out, and hit a button on the side to activate the device (just as the toy functions). In Power Rangers, the belt buckle feature was only used once during the first episode, possibly trying to emulate the concept in Zyuranger. However, they were not seen again after the first episode, we only occasionally see them on the ranger suits, but not when the teens are unmorphed. Thus the back of the US version of the Morpher was completely black and lacked a belt-clip. This explains, however, why the Ranger's original suits featured their "Morpher" on their waist. The shows "Power Morpher" props were actually the Dino Buckler toys released in Japan, with new "power rangers" labels pasted over. Despite this, the metallic gold Z sticker, which came pre-applied, was never taken off, and came be seen sometimes during the seires. This is especially noticeable during the first episode. The belt-clip, also included in the Dino Buckler set, is also used in the show.
The Power Coins used in the show were from the Dino Buckler toy for the Zyuranger toy line, and many of them were casted into resin copies for later use. The Green Ranger's was from the Dragon Buckler set also from Zyuranger. Again, the coin was re-casted into resin copies, and used for various other props. The Blade Blasters used were the rangerstick toys from Zyuranger. However, unlike the Dino Buckler, the labels were never changed so many of times during the series we can clearly see the gun says ZYURANGER on it. Many of the morphers worn during the stunts scenes were made of hard rubber. The Dragon Dagger used was not casted off a Zyusouken from Zyuranger, but rather an entirely new prop sculpted for the show. A notable error for the prop is that it is actually made backwards from the Zyusouken, which resulted in the Green Ranger holding the dagger very oddly in American footage.
The costumes used in Power Rangers had a drastic difference in quality compared to their sentai counterpart. Toei sent Saban their Zyuranger costumes and the prop department used them as reference to make their own cheaper versions. None of the original Zyuranger costumes however, were used in Power Rangers. Zyuranger had a much higher budget, and the costumes consisted of a very shiny and stretchy material. The helmets had inner clips which locked them together, but this was not the case for Power Rangers, where the clips were outside the helmets at all times. The most notable costume difference is the Green Rangers shield. In Zyuranger, the shield was made with hard foam, sometimes rubber, but in Power Rangers it was made with a very shiny polyester material. This made it very easy to tell the Zyuranger footage from Power Ranger footage. There was also a very noticeable change in contrast.
The Ninja and Shogun Ultrazords are the only Zord formations in Power Rangers history that are made from American footage. No suits or props were used in making them; the Bandai toys of each Zord were used to bring them to life on the show. is a Japanese Toy making company as well as the producer of a large number of Plastic model kits The American versions of the toys were used for this, which presented some problems as the American versions are often noticeably different from the Japanese versions (and thus, the actual Zords on the show). For example, the left arm of the Japanese Shogun Megazord toy, the "Invincible General" from Ninja Sentai Kakuranger (and the real Shogun Megazord/Invincible General) is white. translated into English as Ninja Squadron Hidden Ranger, was TOEI Company Limited 's eighteenth production of the Super Sentai television For some reason, the left arm of the Shogun Megazord toy was repainted pink for the American version to match the main five colors of the Rangers being used in the United States at the time (the U. S. was still using the Zyuranger colors of Red, Black, Blue, Yellow, and Pink). Thus, the arm would suddenly switch colors whenever the Shogun Ultrazord was formed. Additionally, because the "Return of Titanus" version of the Titanus toy was used, the Ninja and Shogun Ultrazord formations mistakenly had the Dragonzord chest shield on the front of Titanus. The Zords used in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are themed after prehistoric mythical and modern animals Each formation, however, was used only once - Ninja Ultrazord destroyed the Face Stealer, and Shogun Ultrazord destroyed Dischordia, both events occurring in season 3.
The first ever cast actors to leave the show mid season were Austin St. John, Thuy Trang, and Walter Emmanuel Jones. During the middle of the second season, all three actors were suddenly written out of the show and replaced by Steven Cardenas, Johnny Yong Bosch, and Karan Ashley. It is believed that all three were holding out for more money. Power Rangers at the time was a non-union production and the actors were highly underpaid for their roles. Instead of giving them the money they wanted, they were written off the show in a story line involving the three Power Rangers being selected to represent the country in a peace conference. In order to smooth the transition, an arc of several episodes was made to introduce the replacement characters (Rocky, Adam, and Aisha) before Jason, Trini, and Zack were officially written off the show. Since St. John, Trang, and Jones had already left, their characters appeared mostly in Ranger costume and otherwise made only token out-of-costume appearances, "played" by stock footage or photo doubles shot from behind or at a distance, with their voices dubbed by uncredited actors. This arc culminated in the episode titled "The Power Transfer" (Parts 1 & 2). Austin would return to the show in Power Rangers: Zeo to temporarily play the Gold Ranger. Power Rangers Zeo (often abbreviated as PRZ, and often simply called Zeo) is the fourth season of the Power Rangers franchise that is a continuation
The series was extremely popular, to the point that it spawned numerous imitators and spin-offs. Series created from other Toei programs and Saban include VR Troopers, Big Bad Beetleborgs (Juukou B-Fighter), Beetleborgs Metallix (B-Fighter Kabuto), Masked Rider (Kamen Rider BLACK RX), Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation which isen't based on any tokusatsu from Japan, but is based on the Ninja Turtles comics from Mirage Studios (incidentily the Ninja Turtles from 'Next Mutation' made a guest apprence in a Power Rangers in Space episode) and their original tokusatsu production Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog. VR Troopers (Virtual Reality Troopers was a syndicated Live action show produced by Saban (creators of the similar Mighty Big Bad Beetleborgs ' (and later Beetleborgs Metallix, see below is an American Television series produced by Saban was a 1995 Japanese Tokusatsu television series B-Fighter is short for "Beetle Fighter" Big Bad Beetleborgs ' (and later Beetleborgs Metallix, see below is an American Television series produced by Saban is a Japanese television series. It is the sequel to Juukou B-Fighter taking place 10 years after the preceding B-Fighter series and aired from 1996 to 1997 Masked Rider is an American Adaptation of the Japanese television series Kamen Rider BLACK RX, the ninth in a line of series shortened by some to Kamen Rider RX, is a Japanese Tokusatsu Superhero Television series produced as part of the Kamen Rider Series Mirage Studios is an independent American Comic book company founded in 1983 by Kevin Eastman and Peter Laird, based in Northampton Power Rangers in Space (often abbreviated as PRiS or referred to as simply In Space) is a Television show that aired in 1998 as the The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nog was a Television series set in a Fantasy version of ancient Ireland, created by Saban Entertainment DIC Entertainment would also adapted a tokusatsu show from Japan into English; Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad (Denkou Choujin Gridman) from Tsuburaya Productions. Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad was an American Television series. translated into English as Lightning Superman Gridman, is a Japanese Tokusatsu " Giant Hero " series by Tsuburaya Productions, the producers of is the production company founded by the late Special effects wizard Eiji Tsuburaya and is DIC also worked on an original tokusatsu series of their own; Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills. Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills is an original live-action series which was released by DiC Entertainment and aired on USA Network from In the Philippines they made their own movie pastiche of the show entitled; Super Ranger Kids. The Philippines ( Filipino: Pilipinas, officially known as the Republic of the Philippines (fil ''Republika ng Pilipinas'' RP Super Ranger Kids is a Filipino film Originally released in 1997, the film is a Pastiche of the American Television series
As is commonly known now, despite the Yellow Ranger being a female within Power Rangers, in Kyouryuu Sentai Zyuranger the Yellow/TigerRanger, named "Boi", was male. Due to this, there is a more obvious change in the physique of the Yellow team member than the other team members when the show cuts to Sentai footage. This is also why the Yellow Ranger does not wear a skirt.
The order in which the Ninjazords and Shogunzords were acquired was reversed in Power Rangers. In the original source of those two Zord sets, Ninja Sentai Kakuranger, the 'Shogunzords' were gained before the 'Ninjazords'. translated into English as Ninja Squadron Hidden Ranger, was TOEI Company Limited 's eighteenth production of the Super Sentai television Also, there were only five Rangers in Kakuranger, and the Falconzord's Japanese counterpart was a separate sentient creature, not belonging to anyone of them. Sentience is the ability to feel or perceive subjectively. It is an important concept in the philosophy of Animal rights, in buddhist philosophy and in The Battle Borgs were known as the Jisho Fighters in Kakuranger, which were only used by the Alien Rangers, were the last of the Ninja mecha to appear, the only difference with the Battle Borgs and the Jisho fighters is that the Battle Borgs were telepathically controlled and the Jisho Fighters were self controlled.
Before each episode of MMPR started, there would be a preview teaser of what to expect on that day's episode. It would show the Power Rangers logo and the announcer would say "Today on Power Rangers. An announcer is a Voice actor who works in Television, Radio or Film, usually providing Narrations News updates Station . . " while giving a sneak peak of what to expect, usually only showing some minor details that the announcer would talk of as they showed various clips, while leaving some major plot points a surprise. After the preview ended, the opening credits would promptly begin. Opening credits, in a television program motion picture or videogame are shown at the beginning and list the most important members of the production This however would not happen in the UK version. When the show was being aired in the UK on GMTV for a peroid of 7 minutes each weekday morning between 1994-1995, there was an announcer for the second and third parts of a single episode who reminded the audience what had happened in the previous installment. GMTV ( Good Morning Television) is the national ITV Breakfast television contractor broadcasting in the United Kingdom. The episode which would air on Thursday and Friday would have the entire episode aired in full (with a commercial break inbetween) on Saturday of that week.
Unlike the other Power Rangers, the White Ranger's belt buckle was not his Power Morpher. This is due to the fact that the core Rangers' suits from Zyuranger did not change whereas the White Ranger's suit is from the following season and is based on Gosei Sentai Dairanger's KibaRanger. The Dairangers' henshin devices (Morphers) Aura Changers were wrist mounted and not belt buckles and later appeared in Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy as the Magna Defender morpher. Power Rangers Lost Galaxy (often abbreviated as PRLG and often simply called Lost Galaxy) is the fifth Television series and seventh season The Magna Defender is a fictional character from the Power Rangers Lost Galaxy TV series The similar symbol found on the White Ranger's belt buckle can also be found on the Red Dragon Thunderzord's warrior mode head. This is due to the fact that the Heavenly Chi Beasts of Gosei Sentai Dairanger and the Thunderzords are one in the same. translated into English as Five-Star Squadron Dairanger, is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series
The "Battle Bikes" appeared briefly in one episode ("Calamity Kimberly"), though they were never named as such on screen. Apparently, they were motorcycles the Rangers used with the Red Ranger having his own bike, and the Black and Blue Rangers had sidecars for the Yellow and Pink Rangers, respectively (based on the "Road Saurers" from Zyuranger). translated into English as Dinosaur Squadron Zyuranger is a Japanese Tokusatsu Television series and the sixteenth entry in
Mighty Morphin' was one of the only two incarnations with a Christmas-themed episode ("I'm Dreaming of a White Ranger"). The other one was Zeo and the episode "A Season to Remember", which is more a holiday season-themed episode, not just Christmas-themed. Power Rangers Zeo (often abbreviated as PRZ, and often simply called Zeo) is the fourth season of the Power Rangers franchise that is a continuation There was also the episode "Alpha's Magical Christmas" though this was a direct to video release. It's interesting to note that in this special; Tommy was wearing his Green Ranger costume, but this video release was meant to take place after the power transfer from Jason, Trini and Zack to Rocky, Adam and Aisha as they are featured in this special, so Tommy should have been wearing his White Ranger costume. The reason for this is unknown.
|David Fielding||Zordon (1993–1994)|
|Robert L. Manahan (Credited as Bob Manahan)||Zordon (1994–1998)|
|Richard Steven Horvitz (Credited as Richard Wood)||Alpha 5 (Voice)|
|Kim Strauss (Credited as Kurt Strauss)||Ninjor (1995–1996) (Voice)|
|Paul Schrier||Farkus "Bulk" Bulkmeier|
|Jason Narvy||Eugene "Skull" Skullovitch|
|Gregg Bullock||Lt. Character history Before Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers In the course of the intergalactic struggle between Zordon's good and Rita Repulsa's evil the witch managed to Robert L Manahan ( August 23, 1956 &ndash June 30 2000) was born in Palo Alto, California. Character history Before Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers In the course of the intergalactic struggle between Zordon's good and Rita Repulsa's evil the witch managed to Richard Steven Horvitz, sometimes credited as Richard S Horvitz, Richard Horvitz or Richard Wood (born on July 29, 1966 in Character history In Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers In the early days of the series he often acted like a younger brother to the Rangers always wanting Kim Strauss (born in Chicago Illinois, USA) is a Singer, Songwriter, Actor, Voiceover artist, and Amazon Character history Ninjor created the original 5 Power Coins and Dinozords that were used by the original 5 Power Rangers even though it was Zordon who distributed Paul L Schrier II (born June 1, 1970) is an American actor He is perhaps best known for his role of Farkas "Bulk" Bulkmeier in the Power Rangers Bulk and Skull are Fictional characters in the Power Rangers universe. Jason A Narvy (born March 27, 1974) is an American actor who spent a number of years playing the character Eugene " Skull " Skullovitch on the Bulk and Skull are Fictional characters in the Power Rangers universe. Richard Genelle played Ernie on Power Rangers from 1993 to 1996 Gregg Bullock is an actor whose only major role was portraying Lieutenant/Detective Jerome B Stone (1995–1997)|
|Henry Cannon (Uncredited)||Mr. Kaplan (1993-1997)|
|Royce Herron (Uncredited)||Ms. Royce Herron is an American actress and theater administrator Appleby (1993-1997)|
|Ted Jan Roberts (Credited as T. J. Roberts)||Prince Dex of Edenoi/Masked Rider (1995)|
|Machiko Soga||Rita Repulsa (1993–1994)|
|Barbara Goodson||Rita Repulsa (voice)|
|Carla Perez||Rita Repulsa (1994-1995, American Footage)|
|Ed Neil||Lord Zedd|
|Robert Axelrod||Lord Zedd, Finster, and Lokar (Voices)|
|Kerrigan Mahan (Credited as Ryan O'Flannigan)||Goldar (Voice)|
|Tom Wyner||Master Vile (Voice, uncredited)|
|Wendee Lee (Credited as Wendee Swan)||Scorpina (Voice)|
|Bob Papenbrook||Rito Revolto (Voice)|
|Michael Sorich (Credited as Michael J. Masked Rider is an American Adaptation of the Japanese television series Kamen Rider BLACK RX, the ninth in a line of series The Fictional Villains of the Power Rangers universe that appeared in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the was a Japanese voice actor and actress Her mother died when she was a child she was raised by her father Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Rita Repulsa the so called "empress of evil" was released from the space dumpster in which Barbara D Goodson Gustafson (born August 16, 1949 in Brooklyn, New York) is an experienced American voice actress known for Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Rita Repulsa the so called "empress of evil" was released from the space dumpster in which Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Rita Repulsa the so called "empress of evil" was released from the space dumpster in which Edwin Neal (born July 12, 1945) is an American actor perhaps best known for his role in The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974 and as Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Zed is the self proclaimed all-powerful "Emperor of Evil" and "sworn enemy of all that is good Robert Axelrod (born May 29, 1949) is an American Actor who has been in several movies and lent his voice to countless television shows including Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Zed is the self proclaimed all-powerful "Emperor of Evil" and "sworn enemy of all that is good The Fictional Villains of the Power Rangers universe that appeared in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Kerrigan Mahan (born January 27 1955 in Encino California) is a voice actor who is also known as Ryan O'Flannigan. Character history In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Goldar led his Empress' very first invasion against the Earth. Thomas Halperin Wyner (Born June 16, 1947) is an American voice actor for anime series who usually gets tough guy or villain roles The Fictional Villains of the Power Rangers universe that appeared in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the is a Japanese Television and Theater Actress, best known in Japan for her role as Marsha in Kidou Keiji Jiban and Lami in Kyōryū The Fictional Villains of the Power Rangers universe that appeared in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Wendee Lee (born April 29, 1955 in Los Angeles CA) is a prolific American voice actress. The Fictional Villains of the Power Rangers universe that appeared in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and the Robert DeWayne Papenbrook ( September 18, 1955 - March 17, 2006) was an American voice actor Character history Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers Arriving on the Moon shortly after Rita's wedding to Lord Zedd (who was now his brother-in-law Michael John Sorich (born on March 23, 1958) is a voice actor who is also a screen actor writer director and voice director Sorich)||Squatt (Voice)|
|Dave Mallow (Credited as Colin Phillips)||Baboo (Voice)|
|Brad Orchard||Hydro Hog (Voice, uncredited)|
After the Rangers' powers were destroyed when Rito Revolto demolished the Thunderzords, the team journeyed to the Temple of Power in the Desert of Despair and met Ninjor, the creator of the Power Coins who gave them each the power and skills of the Ninja. Upon receiving their new Ninja Coins, the Rangers shouted the following phrases to morph:
The Rangers, when fighting the tenga warriors, could also morph into a ninja form. The rangers would hold their hands out, with one hand on top, the other on bottom. With index fingers and thumbs extended, the rangers would shout, "Ninja Ranger Power, Now!" Lighting would emit from their hands and they would morph into their ninja form. Though this form isn't as strong as their ranger forms.
The Dinozords were the first Zords that the Power Rangers had access to. The Zords used in the Television series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers are themed after prehistoric mythical and modern animals They were based on prehistoric creatures. In the pilot episode they were known as Droids.
When the Dinozords were frozen and taken over by Lord Zedd, Zordon showed the Rangers how to transform their old Zords into the Thunderzords. Character History In Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Zed is the self proclaimed all-powerful "Emperor of Evil" and "sworn enemy of all that is good These Zords were based on mythological creatures.
When the Thunderzords were destroyed by Rito Revolto (and subsequent irreparable damage to the power coins which rendered them useless), the Power Rangers sought out Ninjor, who gave them new Ninjazords, and upgraded their powers.
When Lord Zedd kidnapped Ninjor and stole the Falconzord (with help from a then-evil Katherine), he used Ninjor as a power source for the Shogunzords and copied the Ninjazords' battle technology using the Falconzord. With Kimberly in captivity, he forced the Rangers into using the Shogunzords for evil, but this failed to pan out when Billy found a way to use the Ninja Coins to obtain control of them.
In the USA and Canada, the show was subject to much controversy from parents who felt the show was too violent for young children. Note that this was before television stations issued content warnings (in Canada), the V-chip and television ratings. V-chip is a generic term used for Television receivers allowing the blocking of programs based on their ratings category In the USA, numerous complaints were sent to the FCC. In 1993, YTV obtained the Canadian broadcast rights to the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers, which played to a receptive audience on weekday afternoons, trailing the American broadcast by several months. YTV is a Canadian English language Cable television Specialty channel aimed at Youth, available nationwide through cable However, due to a handful of complaints sent to the recently formed Canadian Broadcast Standards Council, YTV was pressured to remove the series from their line-up due to its violent content. The Canadian Broadcast Standards Council is an independent non-governmental organization created by the Canadian Association of Broadcasters to administer standards established Despite not actually being a member of the CBSC board, YTV complied and pulled the series before the end of its first season. While a phone-in poll was conducted to see if viewers wanted Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers back on YTV, no further installments of the Power Rangers series ever aired on the network, although commercials for toys and videos were advertised on the network. Power Rangers is a long-running American Children's television series adapted from the Japanese Tokusatsu Super Sentai Series, though it Fox and the CanWest Global System stations were the only broadcasters of the series in Canada. Global Television Network (more commonly called Global TV or just Global) is a Canadian English language privately owned Television network Newer versions of the series are run on Family. Family, sometimes referred to as Family Channel, is a Canadian Premium television service marketed to children 
In Malaysia, as part of its campaign against drugs, the word "Morphin" is censored, by substituting or muting footage where the word is spoken (the phrase "It's morphin' time") or displayed onscreen, for fear that it could encourage children to become addicted with the uses of morphine. For the biogeographical region see Malesia Malaysia (məˈleɪʒə or /məˈleɪziə/ is a country that consists of thirteen states and A drug, broadly speaking is any chemical substance that when absorbed into the body Medical uses Morphine can be used as an analgesic in hospital settings to relieve pain in Myocardial infarction pain in When it was broadcast on RTM (along with its toy commercials), it was called Mighty Power Rangers, or simply Power Rangers or Power Ranger. Radio Televisyen Malaysia or RTM is a Malaysian government-owned public broadcaster which owns and operates a number of radio and Television stations Litt Tak, Malaysia-based distributor of the Power Rangers toys since the first broadcast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, has advertised the same second season toyline for the third season. In 2005, Litt Tak has turned its attention from the distribution of the toys under the Power Rangers brand, in favor of the toys under the Super Sentai series starting from Ninpuu Sentai Hurricaneger, whose footage was used on Power Rangers: Ninja Storm. Year 2005 ( MMV) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The is the name given to the long running Japanese Superhero team genre of shows produced by Toei Company Ltd translated into English as Stealth Wind Squadron Hurricaneger or Ninja Arts Squadron Hurricaneger, is Toei Company Limited's Power Rangers Ninja Storm (often abbreviated as PRNS and often simply called Ninja Storm) is an incarnation of the Power Rangers franchise 
In 1994, the New Zealand Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA) upheld several complaints from members of the public about the level of violence in the show. New Zealand is an Island country in the south-western Pacific Ocean comprising two main landmasses (the North Island and the South Island The Broadcasting Standards Authority (BSA Te Mana Whanonga Kaipāho is a New Zealand Crown Entity created by the Broadcasting Act 1989 to develop and The main concern of those complainants was that the show portrayed violence as the primary means of resolving conflict, and that this was influencing children to behave more violently more frequently. Immediately following the BSA decision, the second season of the show was all but canceled by Television New Zealand. Television New Zealand (TVNZ is a state-owned television broadcasting corporation in New Zealand. New Zealand is the only country in the world where this show has been prematurely withdrawn from public broadcast to date.  DVD and video releases of the more recent Power Rangers series that were filmed in New Zealand can be found at The Warehouse, although general sales through video stores and other retailers are scarce. The Warehouse, ( founded by Stephen Tindall in 1982 is the largest Department store Retailer operating in New Zealand.
Some of the original cast of Power Ranger's color-coordinations have been accused of playing up stereotypes and ethnic slurs, for example:
1993 – 1996