Pacific Rim was the big monster movie of the summer. Power Rangers constantly shows teenagers with attitude battling giant monsters. It’s only natural that these two properties finally come together. Take the jump to watch Pacific Rim done in the style of the Power Rangers opening credits sequence.
Super Power Beat Down is a series dedicated to pitting two fan favorite characters against one another for a head-to-head battle and allow voters to choose the outcome. On their latest episode the White Ranger and Scorpion face off in an amazing well put together fight sequence. You are not going to want to miss this fight.
Sometimes, I get bored. That’s really my only excuse. And because I get bored, I like to think about silly things, most of which deal with semi-obscure super-types from around the various worlds. For some reason, last night’s thought process involved assembling my own five-color Super Sentai-inspired team, featuring:
- Commander Montgomery Scott (Red)
- River Tam (Blue)
- The Beak (Yellow)
- She-Hulk (Green)
- Pleather bikini Saturn Girl (Pink)
Because I am a giving soul, I started to wonder how many ridiculously innovative and cool variations might occur if other people were playing along with me (keeping in mind that we’re talking about a TEAM here, so having Superman be your blue and do all the work isn’t any fun) which begs a query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) had two rules: First, no actual Super Sentai/Power Rangers allowed, and the “standard” color scheme rules – Red, Yellow, Blue, Green or Black, and Pink, no other substitutions allowed, otherwise things get inordinately complex, asking: What five characters from anywhere in pop-culture would you choose for the ultimate team?
Papercutz, the industry’s leading children’s graphic novel publisher, has announced plans to publish an ongoing series of graphic novels featuring the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the heroic “teenagers with attitude” who kick-started the global phenomenon 20 years ago. Today, Power Rangers is the #1 live-action television series for boys, airing in 150 markets. With new a new iteration every season, longtime fans haven’t seen new adventures of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers since 1995.
Following its debut in 1993, Saban’s iconic live-action pop culture franchise, Power Rangers quickly became the most watched children’s television program in North America. Emphasizing the importance of teamwork, responsibility and helping others by following the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who “morphed” into superheroes, this long-running series has been seen in more than 150 countries, translated into numerous languages, and remains a mainstay in children’s programming blocks. For 20 years, the highly entertaining saga and fan favorite characters from Power Rangers have captivated children and adults alike and are beloved by legions of fans worldwide.
Saban’s Power Rangers will be back in action at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con International, taking place July 18-21. Fans can expect a MEGA presence in honor of the Power Rangers’ 20th Anniversary. Attendees will have the opportunity to meet some of their favorite Legendary Rangers of all time, collect Power Rangers Comic-Con exclusive premium items, get a first look at upcoming products, pose for photos with the Power Rangers Megaforce, participate in giveaways and so much more.
Discussion during last night’s recording session led me to think for the first time in a while about early episodes of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and the fact that Earth’s last, best hope came from 10th grade study hall. Zordon’s insistence on high-school-age soldiers is given a brief explanation in the pilot, but most kid/teen superheroes don’t even get so much as a hand wave. Bruce Wayne’s shortened timeline on the New 52 bring this into sharp focus, as he is clearly choosing to recruit Robins in their teen years. Interestingly, though he is a repeat offender on the child soldier front, Charles Xavier at least made an effort to keep the New Mutants off the battle lines and famously got called out by Kitty Pryde for attempting to sideline her due to her youth.
The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) wonders if Frank Miller intended to so clearly depict All-Star Robin with Stockholm Syndrome, asking: Was Professor Xavier really a jerk for wanting to keep a 14-year-old out of mortal danger?
When I was a young’n, I was completely and utterly scarred by the terrifying visage of Johnny Sokko’s giant robot (known in Japan by the slightly unimpressive nomenclature Giant Robo”), a severe face the likes of which I wouldn’t encounter again until the first time my child repeated one of my jokes to my mother-in-law. It was, understandably, several years before I recovered from that trauma sufficiently to really appreciate the subtle poetry of men in rubbery suits crashing through cardboard cityscapes, but eventually (with the help of an enormous Gaiking action figure) I had my giant robot epiphany, which is also the name of my new Mumford and Sons cover band Still, these days the robotic leviathans are all over the place, to the point where it is said that chick dig the giant robot cars, which begs today’s query…
The MS-QOTD (pronounced as always, “misquoted”) still loves that the Power Rangers got the concept of the Megazord from Spider-Man, asking: Who’s the awesomest giant robot of them all?
This week, on the Major Spoilers Podcast:Five kids, one MegaZord! It’s Power Rangers Super Samurai as you’ve never seen them before! Plus, Chocolate vs. Hamburgers, Your One True Flash, and comics…
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This week on the Major Spoilers Podcast, we take a look at Power Rangers Super Samurai Volume 1.
The newest Power Rangers series arrives in comics in the first graphic novel from Papercutz! On a rare day off, the Power Rangers attend a free rock concert dressed as civilians, blending in with the rest of the attendees. Unbeknownst to the Rangers, the evil Master Xandred has been watching them closely, and plans to trap them by turning the crowd of thousands against them. Can the Rangers stop Master Xandred’s plot without harming any of their fellow teens?
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In this issue: Matthew gives his thoughts on Power Rangers: MegaForce, and tries to explain to Stephen (again) why Power Rangers are awesome. Meanwhile, Rodrigo got a chance to check out the new Magic: The Gathering deck.
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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?