IMO, no one can hold a candle to the ladies of Power Rangers in Space. My inner teenager is still madly in love with Ashley & Cassie. Toss Astronema in there and damn!... (Although Zeo era Katherine will always be my all-time favorite.) I was just reading about Cole's parents online. Apparently, the original agreement with the Fox Kids censors was that they could only kill Cole's parents if they promised to resurrect them later in the series. But then ABC took over the show and they had no knowledge of the original agreement, so the writers were allowed to keep them dead. Megaranger is out on DVD now. I just saw a copy at my local FYE the other day. That's just a standard TV trope. Reminds me of a line that Xander had in an episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. "You know what college is? It's like high school but without the going to class! Well... high school was like that too." It's been ages since I've seen an episode of Power Rangers. In fact, I haven't watched the show faithfully since the original run of In Space. That was kinda when I "outgrew" the show. Technically, I was probably "too old" for it by the time that Mighty Morphin ended. My best friend & I were closet PR fans all through Zeo, Turbo, & In Space, to the point where I rehearsed an alibi for when we went to the theater to see Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie just in case we ran into anyone that I knew while we were there (which we did, so it came in handy ). It's odd the things that you feel embarrassed about as a kid that don't phase you as an adult. I've been tempted to try going back into the series. I felt a sudden pang of nostalgia recently. (It actually came from watching the movie The Right Stuff and remembering that I still have a copy of Fox Kids Magazine with a photo of the In Space cast next to a profile of John Glenn. I think I may be the only person who has ever thought about Power Rangers while watching that movie.) What kinda holds me back is the sneaking suspicion that the show won't hold up anywhere near what it feels like in my memory. I remember it as an action-packed sci-fi adventure, not a hyperactive toy commercial that has to spell everything out in big bold letters. Still, I found some half-decent Astronema tribute videos online, and have been feeding my nostalgia kick that way so far. And I wonder... the action still looks good and the music from the show is actually better than I remember. I dunno. I typically don't have much time for TV these days and the seasons are all so long that I'm not sure how much payoff there would be. At least the DVDs are pretty cheap on Amazon these days. Whaddaya think? Is it worth it? BTW, I'm interested in knowing what the real-life issues were that led to them lightening up the tone of Ohranger. P.S. I also found this interview with Christopher Khayman Lee and it's put the biggest smile on my face. Oh, how the last 17 years have changed us all. I don't know that I've ever seen an interview with an actor that reminded me less of the character that they played.