Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Power Rangers: A retrospective.

I asked my brother how many different incarnations of Power Rangers he could name. He just named different Harry Potter and LOTR books/movies. Then he said "pokemon." Come on! He couldn't even get Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

I don't really know much about the Power Rangers after MM, but I'll try to explain each version with the minimum knowledge I have.

MMPR: The original. The best. Plus, the fact that the black ranger was black, the yellow ranger was asian and the pink ranger was pink will ALWAYS amuse me. I don't know if that's still how they do it, but I hope it isn't.

Power Rangers Zeo: Oh shit! This is the one with the gold Ranger! The Red Ranger times, like, a thousand. Kick Ass.

Power Rangers Turbo: I think they had motorcycles in this one.

Power Rangers in Space: I assume this is just Power Rangers... but... in space. Which makes it even better!!

Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy: This one's also in space, I guess.

Power Ragers: Lightspeed Rescue: I remember this as the one I tried to watch to get back into the series, but it was lame. Motorcycles were in this one too.

Power Rangers Time Force: I guess all of the different Power Rangers are from different time periods. According to wikipedia "Many fans have compared this season to Power Rangers in Space for being more dark, emotional and realistic."

Power Rangers Wild Force: This is when the show started getting really fucking lame. They all had spirit animals or some shit.

Power Rangers Ninja Storm: You guessed it, they've got ninja abilities.

Power Rangers Dino Thunder: What is this? I don't even.

Power Rangers SPD: I'm assuming SPD stands for Space Police Department, which I feel like the Power Rangers have always been, they've just almost always been based on earth. So this title seems redundant.

Power Rangers Mystic Force: I didn't even know this was a thing until looking it up. I guess they have magic powers, which seems like cheating.

Power Rangers Operation Overdrive: I know nothing about this season, but based on the title it seems like they're trying too hard.

Power Rangers Jungle Fury: I don't see a difference between this and Wild Force. Apparently they have the ability to morph into other animals, or something.

Power Rangers RPM: Motorcycles, but for real this time!

Power Rangers Samuri: This is the current Power Rangers team. Congrats! I guess. It sounds a helluva lot better than RPM.