Who here likes Power Rangers?

So while on my vacation, I thought I'd start up watching Power Rangers again. Last time I watched seasons 1 and 2, but then stopped on Season 3 about half-way through. 
 
Season 3 is the season before Power Rangers Zeo, which is the season that I CAN'T WAIT to get to. However it's now been about two years since I last watched those seasons, lol. So it's been a while. Although I had started up season 3 again no less than three times, but never completed it. Hopefully fourth time's the charm!
 
I've always been a fan of Power Rangers though. I can't beileve it is still going. Some of the newer stuff is insane. Like Power Rangers SPD, Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder. Those are the seasons that I can't wait to get to. The special effects are pure madness. I remember reading an interview with the producer of SPD, and him saying that he was literally pushing Disney as far as they could to create bigger and bigger explosions. He said he had gone up to feature film degree and kept pushing to see how far he could go. So awesome. 
 
But I know there are several pretty lame ones as well after Power Rangers In Space (which is one of my favorites) but I plan on sitting through all of them just to see them and give them a shot. I haven't even seen a glimpse of what they've done in the last year or two. The last new one I even saw was "Mystic Force" which seemed pretty stupid. 
 
Anyone else here a fan of the Power Ranger series? And if so what was your favorite season? Is there anyone that never stopped watching it and remains a fan from the good ol' days? It came out in '93 in America so I know many kids here are barely even the age of the series. Which is insane.

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Posted by astrotriforce

So while on my vacation, I thought I'd start up watching Power Rangers again. Last time I watched seasons 1 and 2, but then stopped on Season 3 about half-way through. 
 
Season 3 is the season before Power Rangers Zeo, which is the season that I CAN'T WAIT to get to. However it's now been about two years since I last watched those seasons, lol. So it's been a while. Although I had started up season 3 again no less than three times, but never completed it. Hopefully fourth time's the charm!
 
I've always been a fan of Power Rangers though. I can't beileve it is still going. Some of the newer stuff is insane. Like Power Rangers SPD, Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder. Those are the seasons that I can't wait to get to. The special effects are pure madness. I remember reading an interview with the producer of SPD, and him saying that he was literally pushing Disney as far as they could to create bigger and bigger explosions. He said he had gone up to feature film degree and kept pushing to see how far he could go. So awesome. 
 
But I know there are several pretty lame ones as well after Power Rangers In Space (which is one of my favorites) but I plan on sitting through all of them just to see them and give them a shot. I haven't even seen a glimpse of what they've done in the last year or two. The last new one I even saw was "Mystic Force" which seemed pretty stupid. 
 
Anyone else here a fan of the Power Ranger series? And if so what was your favorite season? Is there anyone that never stopped watching it and remains a fan from the good ol' days? It came out in '93 in America so I know many kids here are barely even the age of the series. Which is insane.

Posted by Dany

I liked the power rangers. I thought the first one in space was pretty good but yeah, orignal series and the few after were pretty great

Posted by GunnBjorn

I never understood the popularity of PR. 
Even back in the day I found it way too childish. 
But then again, i've got my own oddities as well...
Edited by TheHBK

  • Power rangers is over man.  Cancelled. 
     
    Here are some basics. 
     
    The original Power Rangers are the shit 
    I am talking about all 6. 
    Jason can whip Tommy's ass any day. 
    The changing of the Red, yellow and Black rangers midway through season 2 was retarded.  The only good one was the black one, Adam. 
    Power Rangers Zeo was ok, but retarded because of the shapes.  The Japanese and their crazy ideas. 
    Season 3 sucked ass. 
    Billy though became a total badass in season 3. 
    Season 5 (turbo) sucked to no end.  Skip it at all costs 
    Season 6 (in space) is the best aside from the first season.  It has a deep story and engaging characters.  One downside is Alpha who got a virus or something and became gay.
  • You can stop watching at Season 6.  The rest is a waste of time.
  • And why was the first season the best?  Oh yes, the opening intro....
         
        
Posted by Xeiphyer
Posted by RVonE

Fuck yeah old Power Rangers! 
  
   
  
  
Posted by Crono11

I really really liked Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. I remember playing the SNES game for the movie A LOT and coming home from school as fast as I could to watch the show.

Posted by astrotriforce
@TheHBK said:

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  • Power rangers is over man.  Cancelled. 
     
    Here are some basics. 
     
    The original Power Rangers are the shit 
    I am talking about all 6. 
    Jason can whip Tommy's ass any day. 
    The changing of the Red, yellow and Black rangers midway through season 2 was retarded.  The only good one was the black one, Adam. 
    Power Rangers Zeo was ok, but retarded because of the shapes.  The Japanese and their crazy ideas. 
    Season 3 sucked ass. 
    Billy though became a total badass in season 3. 
    Season 5 (turbo) sucked to no end.  Skip it at all costs 
    Season 6 (in space) is the best aside from the first season.  It has a deep story and engaging characters.  One downside is Alpha who got a virus or something and became gay.
  • You can stop watching at Season 6.  The rest is a waste of time.
  • And why was the first season the best?  Oh yes, the opening intro....
      
      
"
How old are you again? :P It's pretty well known amongst those that watch the series that the chemistry between the actors in SPD is among the best, and the three seasons I pointed out above have some of the craziest special effects, a great storyline that rivals the older series, and awesome fight scenes (SPD, Ninja Storm, Dino Thunder). In fact I can barely make it through the "fight scenes" in the old series cause it's so pathetic. Every move is scripted to the t and looks it while in the new series they perform true martial arts and all kinds of insane Jackie Chan-style moves (like picking up a trash can lid and using it to slide under a guy, or doing a backhand spring onto a desk, pushing themselves off while twirling in the air, landing behind the guy and kicking him into the cubby hole undernearth the desk, all in one fluid motion). If you watched the old series you'd see how it doesn't necessarily hold up so well. 
 
I love how people still like to mock Power Rangers as if it makes them cool. You gotta get yourself in the right state of mind to enjoy what is happening on-screen. Personally I love to see the creativity the director's had to come up with on such a low-budget, they use lots of cuts and camera tricks. I was tripping out when I noticed in the episode last night how they filmed the Pink Ranger's feet as she was running toward the monster, in classic Ninja Gaiden-NES/anime style. Also in the older episodes they spliced in much footage from the Japanese series in with the American ones. But it's cool when you know and understand it and are willing to look past it and use your mind to enjoy what's happening on-screen. Even though it's just a dude in a costume. But we're mature enough to recognize Power Rangers for what it is and enjoy for what it is.
 
I'm actually kinda sad that there isn't a modern Power Rangers-style show in America. Some of the newer series' proves just how awesome it can be with the special effects nowadays. Doing stuff in-line with films like Kung-Fu Hustle that's just balls-to-the-walls insane.
Posted by luce

I've always wanted to poke the Pink Ranger in the bum

Posted by RandomHero666

 
I liked Power Rangers last time I watched it, which was about 10 years ago
 
Posted by SPACETURTLE

  Ehm...

Posted by RVonE
@luce said:
"I've always wanted to poke the Pink Ranger in the bum "

Of course you would.
Posted by astrotriforce
@RandomHero666 said:
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  I liked Power Rangers last time I watched it, which was about 10 years ago  "
hahahaha. Awesome.
Posted by quantumshift5

Power Rangers In Space was my favorite.  
 
  
  
Posted by astrotriforce
@quantumshift5: 
 
Oh yeahhh! Representin!
Posted by Demonstride

I grew up watching lots of Power Rangers being born in the 90's, but Beetleborgs is way better.

Posted by Toxin066
@quantumshift5:  Holy shit man. I completely forgot how awesome that show was. And its intro is nothing short of incredible.
Posted by Elazul

Man, this thread sure brings back memories, I was way into Power Rangers when I was a kid. I even remember the day my dad took me and my brother to see that god-aweful movie. I got stung by a wasp about fifteen minutes after we came out of the theater. Those were the days...

Posted by RandomHero666

Nothing can beat Street Sharks, every time someone brings up old TV shows, I always think of Street Sharks

Posted by DiscoDuck8k

Loved the original Power Rangers; watched pretty faithfully until Space was over. Stopped caring once all the characters/villains I knew were done for.

Posted by astrotriforce
@TheHBK said:

"


  • Power rangers is over man.  Cancelled. 
     
    Here are some basics. 
     
    The original Power Rangers are the shit 
    I am talking about all 6. 
    Jason can whip Tommy's ass any day. 
    The changing of the Red, yellow and Black rangers midway through season 2 was retarded.  The only good one was the black one, Adam. 
    Power Rangers Zeo was ok, but retarded because of the shapes.  The Japanese and their crazy ideas. 
    Season 3 sucked ass. 
    Billy though became a total badass in season 3. 
    Season 5 (turbo) sucked to no end.  Skip it at all costs 
    Season 6 (in space) is the best aside from the first season.  It has a deep story and engaging characters.  One downside is Alpha who got a virus or something and became gay.
  • You can stop watching at Season 6.  The rest is a waste of time.
  • And why was the first season the best?  Oh yes, the opening intro....
         
        
"
Actually it's going to continue: 
 
 In 2009, production of Power Rangers ceased and the lastnew series, Power Rangers: RPM, ended on December 26, 2009. Beginning in January 2010, the original series was rebroadcast in lieu of a new series utilizing footage from the 2009 Super Sentai television series. On May 12, 2010, it was announced that Saban had bought back the rights to the franchise and has plans to premiere the 18th season with 40 new episodes on the Nickelodeon network.
Posted by astrotriforce
@RandomHero666 said:
" Nothing can beat Street Sharks, every time someone brings up old TV shows, I always think of Street Sharks "
That show was awesome from what I remember. Outside of it being a total Turtles rip off. It even had the voice of Michelangelo as one of the Sharks if I recall.
Posted by ZombieHunterOG
@quantumshift5 said:
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Power Rangers In Space was my favorite.  
 
  
   "
I havent heard that song in so long thats great 
Posted by astrotriforce
@DiscoDuck8k said:
" Loved the original Power Rangers; watched pretty faithfully until Space was over. Stopped caring once all the characters/villains I knew were done for. "
Yeah that's my story too. As soon as In Space ended, I stopped watching cause they had finished the original story arc. I only watched a bit of Lost Galaxy and that's when I lost interest and didn't continue watching. 
 
It wasn't until many years later, around the time of SPD that I found some awesome AMV's online from Power Rangers, featuring the new stuff and old stuff, that I kinda regained interest. Then i downloaded the old episodes. And I've still yet to get past season 3! lol.
Posted by JoeyIA

I like MMPR, Zeo, Space, Time Force, Dino Thunder, & SPD

Posted by HandsomeDead

There isn't enough irony in my body for me to properly enjoy it.

Posted by Azteck

All I know about Power Rangers is that they wore silly outfits and the "White Power... ranger" image.

Posted by BabyChooChoo

I loved power rangers but barely watched any of the seasons oddly enough. I remember watching the season 1, 2, turbo, and Wild Force like a die hard fanatic. If I remember my childhood correctly, I think Cartoon Network took up most of my time. LONG LIVE TOONAMI

Posted by JJWeatherman

I still love the Power Rangers. My Ranger love will never die.

Posted by Sergotron

Man those were some cool toys back in the day.

Posted by MercuryCrusader

When I was much younger, several years before "Power Rangers" first showed up in the U.S., I was living in the Philippines and they used to have a few of those Japanese tokusatsu shows.  I don't recall exactly which ones, but I'm sure there was a Kamen Rider in there somewhere.  Anyhow, if you think the whole Power Rangers franchise has gone on for way too long, well then you obviously aren't in the know, because they're basically repackaged from Japan's Super Sentai franchise, which has been going on since the mid-70s.  
 
I'm more a fan of Super Robot anime from the 1970s such as Mazinger Z and Getter Robo, myself. Also the various kaiju movies such as the Godzilla franchise and Gamera.

Posted by JoMu

I haven't watched Power Rangers since Disney got control of them. Of the seasons I've seen, I just remember that the Machine Empire was my favorite as far as villains go. Glad to see that Saban got the rights back. I saw an episode of Shinkenger the other day. It will be interesting to see how they will westernize it.

Posted by adoggz

YES!! Power Rangers all the way 
 
Jason > Tommy > Zach > Andros > Adam > Billy > Carter > Ryan Mitchell > Kimberly > T.J.

Posted by angelfan91

Anybody remember the live action TMNT - Rangers in Space crossover? 
Posted by Smokay
@Elazul: Dude what are you talking about?That movie had giant robots and ooze and FUCKING SKYDIVING.
Posted by RipTheVeins
@angelfan91: Oh god, I do.  And they brought back the evil doppleganger rangers with the all black costumes aside from the helmets for that... Didn't that also have multiple appearances from the turtle's long-lost sister Venus?  
 
God damn it, being a kid in the 90's was so fucking awesome.  
Posted by ajamafalous

Basically, just watch Seasons 1-6.

Edited by IceOrb

Pffft Power Rangers?
 
What you need to be watching is mother fucking Kamen Rider.
 
 
 
 

   

Edited by lokilaufey
@IceOrb said:

" Pffft Power Rangers?
 
What you need to be watching is mother fucking Kamen Rider.  

"
A MILLION TIMES YES! ^5 
 
Though I watch Kamen Rider and Super Sentai more now, I watched all of MMPR and portions of series after that and loved it. I loves me some tokusatsu goodness.
Posted by angelfan91
@RipTheVeins said:
" @angelfan91: Oh god, I do.  And they brought back the evil doppleganger rangers with the all black costumes aside from the helmets for that... Didn't that also have multiple appearances from the turtle's long-lost sister Venus?   God damn it, being a kid in the 90's was so fucking awesome.   "

That was her name?  I just remember she had a lite blue headband.  And yes, the 90's rocked.
Posted by bartok

Isn't  the Yellow Ranger dead and the Red one a convicted murderer ?  
As a kid I was spoiled by good children's programming like Pete & Pete, Batman, Eerie Indiana, Ren and Stimpy, The Tick, Animaniacs, and Tiny Toons.   It reminded me of a bad MST3K movie with out the added benefit of robots mocking it.

Posted by Elazul
@Smokay said:
" @Elazul: Dude what are you talking about?That movie had giant robots and ooze and FUCKING SKYDIVING. "
Actually it was sky surfing. Totally different, bro.
 
On second thoughts I guess it wasn't all bad.
Posted by BraveToaster

I liked them when I was 10.... but that was 14 years ago.

Posted by Funzzo

I watched them when I was 9 or 10 years old. I liked the first 2 seasons. Then I grew up and stopped watching because I think the show is stupid.

Posted by astrotriforce
@Funzzo said:

" I watched them when I was 9 or 10 years old. I liked the first 2 seasons. Then I grew up and stopped watching because I think the show is stupid. "

I disagree, IMHO shows like ATHF that you have in your avatar are stupid and a pointless waste of time. 
 
@bartok said:

" Isn't  the Yellow Ranger dead and the Red one a convicted murderer ?   As a kid I was spoiled by good children's programming like Pete & Pete, Batman, Eerie Indiana, Ren and Stimpy, The Tick, Animaniacs, and Tiny Toons.   It reminded me of a bad MST3K movie with out the added benefit of robots mocking it. "


Yes, the original Yellow Ranger, Thuy Trang, died in a car accident at 27. The murderer was a child actor with a bit part in ONE episode of Power Rangers.  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Skylar_Deleon#Perpetrators
 
I completely disagree that the shows you named were good programming. As a young kid with a sensitive stomach, I found most of it too crude and gross. I especially hated shows like Ren & Stimpy, Pete and Pete and Salute Your Shorts. The only Nickelodeon teen show I enjoyed was the tame Hey Dude. I thought The Tick was incredibly stupid but I did love me some Fox Kids. Also wasn't a fan of Animaniacs (just Pinky and the Brain). I did enjoy Tiny Toons though. But it's much less creative than Power Rangers IMHO.
Posted by MysteriousBob

Original Power Rangers was fucking incredible. 
 
All the Zeo, Neo, Space bullshit can burn in hell.

Posted by RandomInternetUser

When I was a young child I loved 'em.  Seems really cheesy to me now.

Posted by phrosnite

I liked them when I was a kid. I've seen most of the seasons...

Posted by bartok

How could anyone hate The Tick ? You have no soul or are ignorant of the shows existence good sir.  Power Rangers was nothing more then dubbed footage of some Japanese Kids show with clips of American teenagers teaching lessons in morality.  It's only entertainment value was purely camp and for the youngsters that were just weened off Barney and Friends who's minds weren't ready for the subtle nuances of Rocko's Modern Life. 
 
 Also you dissed the greatest kid's show ever, Batman the Animated Series. It was well written and didn't dumb it down for the children unlike Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers.  My freaking mom actually enjoyed the show and would watch it even if I wasn't around. I recently picked up the entire series on DVD and that show still holds up today. In my opinion Kevin Conroy is the best Batman and Mark Hamil is the best Joker.

Posted by momosauky1

when i see the pink power ranger it makes me masturbate 

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