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Old December 7 2010, 07:33 PM   #76
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No, I believe the first time Power Rangers used footage from a Sentai crossover (a tradition that had been around before PR existed) was in Power Rangers Zeo, when the "Alien Rangers" (based on Kakuranger costumes and footage) returned for a guest appearance. But if you're referring to Lost Galaxy, that was the first season that started with a whole new Ranger team from scratch rather than having a continuing cast from the previous season and just changing their costumes. So it was the first time they could really incorporate the footage from a Sentai crossover and use it the same way, as a meeting of the current and previous Ranger teams.
Yeah I think you are right.

After Zeo finished I sort of lost the series until Time Force.
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Old December 7 2010, 09:13 PM   #77
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The first official crossover episode in the PRU was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 3's "A Friend in Need", which was a crossover with the yet-to-be-launched Masked Rider, Saban's 'Americanized' version of Kamen Rider.

The full list of PRU crossover eps is as follows:
"A Friend in Need" (Parts 1-3) [Mighty Morphin Power Rangers]
"Rangers of Two Worlds" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Zeo]
"Shell Shocked" [Power Rangers in Space]
"Always a Chance" [Power Rangers in Space]
True Blue to the Rescue" [Power Rangers in Space]
"To the Tenth Power" [Power Rangers Lost Galaxy]
"The Power of Pink" [Power Rangers Lost Galaxy]
"Trakeena's Revenge" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue]
"Time for Lightspeed" [Power Rangers Time Force]
"Reinforcements from the Future" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Wild Force]
"Forever Red" [Power Rangers Wild Force]
"Thunder Storm" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Dino Thunder]
"History" [Power Rangers S.P.D.]
"Wormhole" [Power Rangers S.P.D.]
"Once a Ranger" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Operation Overdrive]

"True Blue to the Rescue" started the trend/tradition of the current team of Rangers teaming up with their immediate predecessors (either in part or in full), while "Always a Chance" started the trend/tradition of the current team of Rangers teaming up with Rangers who were not their immediate predecessors (a trend continued in "Forever Red" and "Once a Ranger").

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Seasons 1 and 2, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Mystic Force, Power Rangers Jungle Fury, and Power Rangers RPM did not feature crossover episodes of any kind.
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Old December 7 2010, 09:19 PM   #78
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where the hell does Power Rangers RPM fit in the rangerverse anyway?!
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Old December 7 2010, 09:49 PM   #79
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where the hell does Power Rangers RPM fit in the rangerverse anyway?!
That's a good question. It could go sometime before SPD, if you're willing to believe Earth could be repopulated in only a decade or so (which is no more farfetched than most of the other things you have to accept in the Rangerverse). Perhaps, when Venjix took over, most of the Earth's population was evacuated with help from aliens such as the Eltare, Aquitians, KO-35 inhabitants, Mirinoi, etc. And when Venjix was defeated, they would've returned, along with many aliens they met out there, and thereby set up the SPD future.

Although with the series returning with Samurai and hopefully beyond, that'll be hard to reconcile. Maybe it's more logical to conclude that RPM takes place shortly after SPD, and all the aliens living on Earth left or were killed off when Venjix took over.
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Old December 7 2010, 10:12 PM   #80
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where the hell does Power Rangers RPM fit in the rangerverse anyway?!
That's a good question. It could go sometime before SPD, if you're willing to believe Earth could be repopulated in only a decade or so (which is no more farfetched than most of the other things you have to accept in the Rangerverse). Perhaps, when Venjix took over, most of the Earth's population was evacuated with help from aliens such as the Eltare, Aquitians, KO-35 inhabitants, Mirinoi, etc. And when Venjix was defeated, they would've returned, along with many aliens they met out there, and thereby set up the SPD future.

Although with the series returning with Samurai and hopefully beyond, that'll be hard to reconcile. Maybe it's more logical to conclude that RPM takes place shortly after SPD, and all the aliens living on Earth left or were killed off when Venjix took over.
What about Time Force?
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Old December 8 2010, 12:00 AM   #81
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Things got better after Venjix was destroyed then peace reigned but people wanted perfection. Ransik is born. The rest is history

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Old December 8 2010, 12:08 AM   #82
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What about Time Force?
Time Force's future is a thousand years ahead, so there's no difficulty reconciling it with the near-future stuff.
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Old December 8 2010, 12:34 AM   #83
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The first official crossover episode in the PRU was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 3's "A Friend in Need", which was a crossover with the yet-to-be-launched Masked Rider, Saban's 'Americanized' version of Kamen Rider.
A Friend in Need was intended to be a crossover when it was made, but since they never made a show featuring the Masked Rider who met the Power Rangers, there was never anything for it to crossover over with.
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Old December 8 2010, 12:46 AM   #84
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A Friend in Need was intended to be a crossover when it was made, but since they never made a show featuring the Masked Rider who met the Power Rangers, there was never anything for it to crossover over with.
Err, yes, they did. Saban's Masked Rider ran for a full season on FOX.

Power Rangers in Space also did a crossover with Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, though it's probably best to forget that.
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Old December 8 2010, 12:57 AM   #85
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A Friend in Need was intended to be a crossover when it was made, but since they never made a show featuring the Masked Rider who met the Power Rangers, there was never anything for it to crossover over with.
Err, yes, they did. Saban's Masked Rider ran for a full season on FOX.

Power Rangers in Space also did a crossover with Saban's Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation, though it's probably best to forget that.
And you didn't think it was best to forget Saban's Masked Rider? LOL
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Old December 8 2010, 02:06 AM   #86
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Masked Rider wasn't that bad, at least by the low standards set by Power Rangers at the time. (And yes, I'm aware now that it mangled its source material even more radically than PR did, but I had no knowledge of that at the time. All I knew was that, while I didn't enjoy it as much as PR, I enjoyed it more than the other PR knockoffs that came along around that time, from Saban or otherwise.) In particular, I loved the fact that it had real orchestral music rather than a rock score like MMPR or the faux-orchestral synth scores of later PR seasons (or most modern TV shows, for that matter). I remember that "A Friend in Need" also had a largely orchestral score, probably tracked from the upcoming MR series, and it was surprising to hear orchestral music underscoring scenes of the Power Rangers in action.

And I have to admit, I didn't entirely hate Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation. I just think it was a mistake to cross it over with Power Rangers, especially given how awkwardly they did it. It was the kind of kids'-show crossover where both casts are somehow already fully aware of each other's existence, as if they watched each other's shows. Which annoyed me no end, since it made no sense in-universe that the Rangers would've already known about the Turtles' existence in the first place, let alone have known all their names and reacted to meeting them as though they were celebrities.
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Old December 8 2010, 03:47 AM   #87
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Two things:
1) RPM's original showrunner, Eddie Guzelian, and its chief writer, John Tellegan, both stated that the season took place in a separate continuity from the rest of the PRU, but it is also possible to place the season in the mainstream PRU at some point between the years of 2025 (S.P.D.) and 3000 (Time Force); the reason for placing RPM before Time Force is because it explains the existence of the wastelands outside Millenium City (TF's base of operations) as revealed in Reinforcements from the Future.

2) I called "A Friend in Need" a crossover, but, technically, it's more of a 'backdoor pilot' of sorts, since it was aired/produced prior to the beginning of Masked Rider, and introduced the characters of Dex, Dregan, and Dregan's army, and set up Dex's reasons for heading to Earth, as seen in Masked Rider itself.
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A Friend in Need was intended to be a crossover when it was made, but since they never made a show featuring the Masked Rider who met the Power Rangers, there was never anything for it to crossover over with.
Err, yes, they did. Saban's Masked Rider ran for a full season on FOX.
I know all about Saban's Masked Rider. I even watched it as a kid. So trust me, I know that the guy on that show never met any Power Rangers.

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2) I called "A Friend in Need" a crossover, but, technically, it's more of a 'backdoor pilot' of sorts, since it was aired/produced prior to the beginning of Masked Rider, and introduced the characters of Dex, Dregan, and Dregan's army, and set up Dex's reasons for heading to Earth, as seen in Masked Rider itself.
You were more or less right until you said "as seen in Masked Rider itself". What happened in the MR show had absolutely nothing to do with what happened in A Friend in Need. While AFiN was originally intended to be a backdoor pilot, during production of MR Saban decided to keep the show in its own separate continuity (due to PR's declining popularity at the time). Just watch the first MR episode, and this will become quite obvious.

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Old December 8 2010, 06:16 AM   #89
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Just because it's an out-of-continuity crossover doesn't mean it isn't a crossover. There have been other cases of crossovers that were not acknowledged in the continuity of one or the other of the participating shows. Indeed, there's even precedent for a spinoff series altering the continuity assumptions of the backdoor pilot it's based on -- for instance, when Robin Williams first appeared as Mork on Happy Days, it turned out to be a dream at the end, but the character was popular enough that they retconned him into reality and gave him his own show.
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Old December 8 2010, 06:25 AM   #90
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The first official crossover episode in the PRU was Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 3's "A Friend in Need", which was a crossover with the yet-to-be-launched Masked Rider, Saban's 'Americanized' version of Kamen Rider.

The full list of PRU crossover eps is as follows:
"A Friend in Need" (Parts 1-3) [Mighty Morphin Power Rangers]
"Rangers of Two Worlds" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Zeo]
"Shell Shocked" [Power Rangers in Space]
"Always a Chance" [Power Rangers in Space]
True Blue to the Rescue" [Power Rangers in Space]
"To the Tenth Power" [Power Rangers Lost Galaxy]
"The Power of Pink" [Power Rangers Lost Galaxy]
"Trakeena's Revenge" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue]
"Time for Lightspeed" [Power Rangers Time Force]
"Reinforcements from the Future" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Wild Force]
"Forever Red" [Power Rangers Wild Force]
"Thunder Storm" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Dino Thunder]
"History" [Power Rangers S.P.D.]
"Wormhole" [Power Rangers S.P.D.]
"Once a Ranger" (Parts 1-2) [Power Rangers Operation Overdrive]

"True Blue to the Rescue" started the trend/tradition of the current team of Rangers teaming up with their immediate predecessors (either in part or in full), while "Always a Chance" started the trend/tradition of the current team of Rangers teaming up with Rangers who were not their immediate predecessors (a trend continued in "Forever Red" and "Once a Ranger").

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Seasons 1 and 2, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Mystic Force, Power Rangers Jungle Fury, and Power Rangers RPM did not feature crossover episodes of any kind.
While Mystic Force never featured a ranger crossover, they did have Ziggy-the street hood alien from SPD, show up and encounter the MF gang, establishing his presence on Earth.
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