The Borgified Corpse wrote:
What kind of conventions did it deconstruct?
Everything. Every cliche of the previous fifteen years of Power Rangers
. The multicolored costumes, the transformation phrases, the animalistic giant robot vehicles, every trope and silly stylistic gimmick you can think of. The most brilliant and hilarious example was an episode that made use of the gimmick of having random explosions go off behind the Rangers when they transform and pose. They rationalized it as a release of excess energy from the transformation process. And then, when the other Rangers were menaced by the monster of the week, the Blue Ranger figured out he could use this effect -- by transforming with his back to the monster!!
I loved that Q & A with Doctor K. Very memorable.