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Old May 13 2010, 02:18 AM   #1
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Saban re-acquires rights to 'Rangers'

http://www.variety.com/article/VR111...goryid=14&cs=1

For some this article might be a god send. I personally lost interest in 2003 but kept checking in to see how Disney handled the franchise.

Everything from "LASERS!!!" to explosions every two seconds and a poor executive producer left the show a shell of itself.

Since 2004 i've been watching the far superior Japanese versions yearly.
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Old May 13 2010, 02:46 AM   #2
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Yeah, I heard about this on another board. I honestly never thought it would happen.

I've seen everything so far (yes, all 700 episodes!), though I agree it's just not as good as it was when Saban was still in charge. I'm very happy he got it back.

Well, I think everybody who cares has already chimed in.
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Old May 13 2010, 02:57 AM   #3
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No, there's one more fan here. I stopped watching Power Rangers around Zeo, but after a 15 year hiatus I decided to pick it back up again. I'm just about to start the "Green with Evil" five parter.

It'll be interesting to see what Saban does with the franchise. Given how much they paid for it I'm hoping for a revival on the level of Doctor Who.
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Old May 13 2010, 04:07 AM   #4
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Bring back Bulk and Skull.
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Old May 13 2010, 04:14 AM   #5
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Re: Saban re-acquires rights to 'Rangers'

I've been wanting a reboot of the original US series for years. I think they could really skew a revival towards a slightly older audience.
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Old May 13 2010, 05:04 AM   #6
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I started watching with Operation Overdrive and saw all of Jungle Fury and RPM. I'm happy to hear that we're getting some new stuff. I don't like the rerun approach they're doing now.
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Old May 13 2010, 01:37 PM   #7
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I've been wanting a reboot of the original US series for years. I think they could really skew a revival towards a slightly older audience.
Haven't they already done this, or were at leats planning it? A remastering of the original series with some flashy effects and so on, or were you talking about a bit more than that? Rewrites etc etc
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Old May 13 2010, 02:14 PM   #8
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Bring back Bulk and Skull.
Yes please.
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Old May 13 2010, 02:32 PM   #9
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Re: Saban re-acquires rights to 'Rangers'

Kibbin wrote: View Post
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I've been wanting a reboot of the original US series for years. I think they could really skew a revival towards a slightly older audience.
Haven't they already done this, or were at leats planning it? A remastering of the original series with some flashy effects and so on, or were you talking about a bit more than that? Rewrites etc etc
That actually sounds really appealing to me.
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Old May 13 2010, 04:59 PM   #10
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Kelthaz wrote: View Post
No, there's one more fan here.
More than just one more, apparently.


Agent Richard07 wrote: View Post
I started watching with Operation Overdrive and saw all of Jungle Fury and RPM. I'm happy to hear that we're getting some new stuff. I don't like the rerun approach they're doing now.
I don't like it either. I mean, I like seeing the old episodes again, but the crap they add to it is stupid.

Kibbin wrote: View Post
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I've been wanting a reboot of the original US series for years. I think they could really skew a revival towards a slightly older audience.
Haven't they already done this, or were at leats planning it? A remastering of the original series with some flashy effects and so on, or were you talking about a bit more than that? Rewrites etc etc
He said a reboot, and what's on now is the same show, just with stupid flashy effects added.
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Old May 13 2010, 05:06 PM   #11
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Yeah, I was on another message board when this news broke out. I admit that I kind of lost interest halfway through Jungle Fury and really wasn't interested in RPM at all, but then I always did have some Power Ranger shows I liked more than others.

Apparently, Disney started losing interest in Power Rangers when they started going after Marvel (signs were first evident--IMO--when Disney didn't bother to rebroadcast RPM on what is currently Disney XD).
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Old May 13 2010, 05:10 PM   #12
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Oh, RPM was the best Power Rangers season ever. It was smart, dark, funny, richly character-driven, affectionately deconstructionist -- it was practically a Ron Moore BSG-style reinvention of the franchise, but a lot more fun. It'll be a hard act to follow.
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Old May 14 2010, 12:21 AM   #13
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I've been wanting a reboot of the original US series for years. I think they could really skew a revival towards a slightly older audience.
Haven't they already done this, or were at leats planning it? A remastering of the original series with some flashy effects and so on, or were you talking about a bit more than that? Rewrites etc etc
I would like to see a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers remake with Lord Zedd, Rita Repulsa, and Lord Zedd. Go back to the basics.
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Old May 14 2010, 05:30 AM   #14
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Old May 14 2010, 06:45 AM   #15
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I'm a HUGE PR fan, but am, as of right now, in 'wait-and-see-mode' on this. I'm hoping that we get some more information about Saban's plans for the franchise going forward sooner rather than later.

I did want to clear up something about Disney and PR, though; the company never actually cared all that much about the franchise, at least not to the degree that Saban did and, judging by his move to re-acquire the property, obviously still does. To Disney, the franchise was a way to appeal to the young boy demographic and balance out their market appeal.
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