Saturday morning, the Widget and I sat down to watch the first episode of the latest incarnation of Power Rangers, the hilariously named ‘Power Rangers: Megaforce.’ While I was wondering if we’d get a cameo from Barry Bostwick, the child was pretty entertained by it all, and it was not a bad episode at all. It featured some old-school call-backs to the first season of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, some things that seemed to be flash-forwards, and some attractive leads, albeit limited in their acting skill. After 20 seasons, the show has outlasted dozens of imitators and has a pretty impressive track record even after jumping from network to network and production company to production company. All told, they’ve more than quadrupled the X-Men’s Saturday morning run, yet still get no respect.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) expects the usual self-defeating nerd-on-nerd hate about the Rangers, but is braced for impact, asking: If you saw it, how’d you feel about Megaforce Episode One? If you didn’t see it, why not?