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Old August 8 2010, 03:41 AM   #16
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^Your loss. Aside from its excellent cast, MMPR was awful compared to most of its successor series.
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Old August 8 2010, 04:00 AM   #17
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I felt the quality really dropped after Dino Thunder, the only thing saving it was JDF reprising his role as Tommy Oliver.
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Old August 8 2010, 05:48 AM   #18
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RoJoHen and anyone else who used to watch PR but gave up: I strongly encourage you guys to watch one of the following seasons:
Power Rangers in Space (although it would help if you were at least partially familiar with the second half of Power Rangers Turbo)
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
Power Rangers Time Force
Power Rangers RPM

All four seasons are are almost universally praised amongst the PR fandom at large, and feature a much more 'adult' tone.
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Old August 8 2010, 05:54 AM   #19
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But I don't want a more adult tone! I want Rita and Zedd and Putties! I want the Evil Green Ranger and Amy Jo Johnson! I want the Evil Green Ranger to become the awesome White Ranger! I want the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers that I saw on ice when I was 9-years old!

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Old August 8 2010, 06:38 AM   #20
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On ice? as in cryogenically frozen or an ice show?
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Old August 8 2010, 06:39 AM   #21
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^ Ignoring seasons which, as Christopher points out, are much better than MMPR simply for nostalgia's sake really doesn't make a whole lot of sense, but 'to each their own', I guess. However, the reccommendation to check out some of the later seasons - especially the 4 I mentioned - still stands.
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Old August 8 2010, 01:52 PM   #22
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But I don't want a more adult tone! I want Rita and Zedd and Putties! I want the Evil Green Ranger and Amy Jo Johnson!
If you want Amy Jo Johnson (and, really, who wouldn't?), she's co-starring in Flashpoint on CBS. She's still just as gorgeous as ever, even 17 years later. And an even better actress, with more seasoning.
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Old August 8 2010, 03:21 PM   #23
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The blue ranger's mask looks like a marijuana leaf logo.
The Super Sentai that the 2011 Power Ranger's will adapt is based on Japanese Samurai's

Their helmets represent their japanese kanji

火 Fire for Red
水 water for blue
木 wood for green
土 represents earth for yellow

天 sky for Pink

光 light for Gold

The Shinkenger's first henshin/transformation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qlzw6LY6zmE


Female Shinken Red

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UqDbFfay_YE




From the other thread here are the cast descriptions. They're 90% identical to the Shinkenger's profile


[ PINK RANGER - SADIE ]
Any ethnicity, 18 to 23 to play 16 to 19 years. 5'4"-5'6. She is beautiful, sophisticated, intelligent and confident. She tends to be the older sister type. Motherly. She is very intuitive and genuinely cares about others.


[ YELLOW RANGER - AVA ]
Any ethnicity, 18 to early twenties to play 14 to 16 years of age. 5'2"- 5'5". Very cute, sweet, positive and very naïve small town girl. She is the baby sister that everyone looks after.


[ GOLD RANGER - WESLEY ]
Any ethnicity male, 18 - 23 to play 17-19 years. He is on the slim side - 5'7" - 5'10". He is over animated, funny and affectionate, a Jim Carrey type but with no ego. He is a guy who grew up in the streets and is self taught fighter and a self taught computer programmer. Must have great comedic body movements.


[ PRINCESS - MEGAN ]
Any ethnicity female, 18 to early twenties to play 16 to 19 years of age. height 5'4"- 5'6". good looking, cold and aloof. She is a princess with blue blood lineage. She is very brave and maintains her courage under difficult circumstances.
ShinkenGold's transformation

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Om18RwkT50U

Genta/ShinkenGold does alot of mannerisms like Jim Carrey
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Old August 8 2010, 03:41 PM   #24
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On ice? as in cryogenically frozen or an ice show?
It was an ice show.
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Old August 8 2010, 04:00 PM   #25
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The new season is called Rise of the Samurai...
Power Rangers: Samurai Strike works for me. I'm glad they're getting things back on track.

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I strongly encourage you guys to watch one of the following seasons:
Power Rangers in Space (although it would help if you were at least partially familiar with the second half of Power Rangers Turbo)
Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
Power Rangers Time Force
Power Rangers RPM
I liked Jungle Fury, though I don't know how it compares to the rest because I haven't seen much before Operation Overdrive.

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On ice? as in cryogenically frozen or an ice show?
It was an ice show.
I just assumed you meant that there was an episode where they were frozen.
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Old August 8 2010, 04:18 PM   #26
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The new season is called Rise of the Samurai
No, it's not, no title has been announced.

I'll wait until I see some episodes before I get excited, Saban has not only produced good stuff, but also a lot of crap in the 9 years he owned the franchise before, I don't believe the "Oh my God, Saban is so awesome!!!" stuff. I'm cautiously optimistic that the show will be good, but that's it.
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Old August 8 2010, 04:35 PM   #27
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I'm still bothered that the casting sheets said "All ethnicities" for most of the Rangers but specified "Caucasian" for the Red Ranger. That's rather backward of them, considering how many nonwhite Red Rangers we've already had.

I see they're still shooting in New Zealand. I guess that means we'll be seeing some more familiar actors from Hercules, Xena, The Matrix, Legend of the Seeker, or earlier NZ seasons of PR. (Although on LotS it generally went the other way, with former PR cast members showing up in guest roles there.)
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Old August 8 2010, 05:17 PM   #28
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I'm still waiting for a female red ranger, as in the main star not, as I recall, like in SPD.
Though I guess that's not their fault, still can't imagine why they'd specify caucasian though.
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Old August 8 2010, 05:26 PM   #29
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On ice? as in cryogenically frozen or an ice show?
It was an ice show.
I just assumed you meant that there was an episode where they were frozen.
Nope, full-blown ice show. Like Disney On Ice...but Power Rangers. At the end they fought a giant inflatable Lord Zedd! It was awesome.
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Old August 8 2010, 05:44 PM   #30
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Re: Power Rangers

My favourite 'new' (as in not the 80's) PR was Ninja Storm, which was my son's first PR experience. Dino Thunder was an even more resounding success in my household (not to mention Tommy's return) SPD and Mystic Force were also enjoyed, but we stopped watching after Mytic Force.

That said, this new PR looks like it might pique our interest again
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