The Twitch role-playing game series Power Rangers HyperForce returns with its fourth installment, welcoming actress Karan Ashley to their table for the show's latest special guest appearance. Taking over for original Yellow Ranger Trini, played by Thuy Trang, Karan portrayed the new girl Aisha, in the second and third seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, in the interim starring in the show's first feature adaptation, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: The Movie. She joins the HyperForce crew for another three-hour tour through the Power Rangers Universe from the lens of tabletop role-play.
And if that doesn't add enough Hype to your Force, take a gander at this fan-made animated opening sequence from HJU's own Japanime.
Power Rangers HyperForce is back with another episode of tabletop role-playing, presented by HyperRPG and Twitch. Not to be outdone by episode two's Halloween adventure, the Time Force recruits aren't done tangling with well-known monsters. In this installment, they ask: Whatever happened to Scorpina? The gold-encrusted supervillainess plagued the nightmares of the Teenagers With Attitude in the early 90s on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, almost taking them out for good on some occasions, but then she just kinda... stopped showing up.
As we ponder that question and more, the answers may await in the third episode of this new series.
Power Rangers HyperForce streams live every Tuesday at 9PM PT from HyperRPG.
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This special motorized mech can be combined with the Super MiniPla Dragon Caesar (Dragonzord) and Daijyujin (Megazord) to form Ultimate Daijyujin (Ultrazord).
This titanic terror will set you back 12,960 yen and will arrive February 2018.
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