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The Bright-ish Future of POWER RANGERS

The Bright-ish Future of POWER RANGERS

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The Power Rangers franchise surely isn't messing around this year, is it? I can't walk three steps without tripping over some new announcement concerning the spandex-clad heroes that have filled my imagination since the early 1990s with adventure and charm. No sooner than I've let it sink in that Saban Brands has broken up with its longtime collaborator in the toy world, Bandai America, over their joint custodianship of Power Rangers, my brain is further scrambled by the news that toy company Hasbro is about to pick up the slack. Shortly after, we hear that not only will they be continuing to provide toys and merchandise for this enduring media franchise, but they'll just go ahead and take that media part too. Goodness me, what is a fan to make of all these rapid changes?! If I were t...
Even the Original KAMEN RIDER Loves BLACK PANTHER

Even the Original KAMEN RIDER Loves BLACK PANTHER

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If you're one of the five people left that doesn't yet know the greatness that is Black Panther, Marvel Studios' latest entry in their indomitable Cinematic Universe, don't worry. Even the original Kamen Rider gives it his stamp of approval. Game respects game, apparently. The first of a long legacy of superheroes in the Land of the Rising Sun, actor and martial artist Fujioka Hiroshi battled the forces of evil in 1971 as the avenging cyborg hero Kamen Rider Ichigo, and once he had made Japan safe from villainous hands (for a while anyway) he set out on a quest to free the rest of the world from the tightening grip of super-terrorism. Which brings him, seemingly, on his quest to find the mysterious land of Wakanda. No foolin! Fujioka actually states that he went on a quest to find Black ...
Is it Morphin Time for the Upcoming STAR WARS?

Is it Morphin Time for the Upcoming STAR WARS?

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A fun bit of trivia for fans of the Power Rangers and Star Wars action/adventure franchises today. It seems the next in line on the ever-driving train that is the Star Wars saga will have a unique title in international waters that may be of interest to those of us who enjoy the exploits of multi-colored heroes in spandex. Star Wars has never been big in China. While the original film trilogy was launched to overwhelming enthusiasm shortly after its 1970s inception, with a fervor that only seems to keep growing across the long decades as more and more material is released to add to this immense tapestry of stories, the movies never quite caught on with our neighbors. Many Star Wars features never even played in theaters there in wide release until well into the 2000s, in fact. So, whe...
POWER RANGERS Actor on House Arrest Following Guilty Indecent Assault Plea

POWER RANGERS Actor on House Arrest Following Guilty Indecent Assault Plea

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Disappointing news for the Power Rangers fan community this week. After first denying the accusations lobbied against him, actor Rene Naufahu pled guilty to no less than six charges of indecent assault late last year, and in the Auckland District Court of New Zealand, sentencing has finally commenced. Fans of his time on the childrens fantasy show may know him as the alien villain Gruumm in 2005's Power Rangers SPD, or as the mentor to a group of martial arts pupils in 2011's Power Rangers Samurai. It would seem that the alarming trend of sexual misconduct cases that pervades our society today will truly leave no stone unturned, and that includes the casts of this beloved TV series. New Zealand publication Stuff lays out the upsetting details, which stretch back to 2011 where Naufahu ...
POWER RANGERS Star Emma Lahana Joins Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER

POWER RANGERS Star Emma Lahana Joins Marvel’s CLOAK & DAGGER

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Power Rangers Dino Thunder fans have something new to sonic scream about as actress Emma Lahana, best known to Power Rangers nerds as the high school rocker chick turned Yellow Ranger Kira Ford, has just landed a role on the upcoming Marvel series Cloak & Dagger. Disney's newly-branded cable television channel Freeform is set to launch this young adult-oriented superhero series based on the comic book of the same name. The singer/actress took to Twitter herself to relay the news, though we have yet to learn whether or not she'll be suiting up as another costumed heroine. Couldn’t be more thrilled to be part of the @Marvel universe! I can’t give you guys the details of my character just yet ;) but I hope you love her as much as I do. Cloak & Dagger follows the story of two te
Emergency! POWER RANGERS’ Chris Violette Returns to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

Emergency! POWER RANGERS’ Chris Violette Returns to STAR TREK: DISCOVERY

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Power Rangers fans who tuned into the premiere episode of the new Star Trek: Discovery got a surprise late last year when one of their own from the spandex-sheathed superhero saga appeared aboard the bridge of the USS Shenzhou as a Starfleet Officer. Chris Violette, known best to many of us here at Henshin Justice Unlimited as Blue Ranger Sky Tate from Power Rangers SPD, had a guest-starring role on the 2017 space opera, as an officer in the star-spanning United Federation of Planets. Not the biggest leap from his job aboard SPD, where he was also a man in uniform, fighting to protect the innocent from the weird and wondrous alien threats of the future. We hoped we might see Violette again on Discovery, but after the events of its two-part opener, many believed we had closed the book on ...
POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

POWER RANGERS Alum Morphs into Oscar Isaac in STAR WARS Video: FINN & POE

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Is this the closest we'll get to a lead actor from the Power Rangers television franchise featuring in Star Wars? If so, I'll take it! The Library Bards have been serenading Youtube with their nerd-centric music videos for the past few years, sending up a number of favorites in the world of geekdom. Now, they present to us their take on two characters in the recent smash hits Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Star Wars: The Last Jedi. The characters in question being that former Storm Trooper and the ace pilot who named him, Finn and Poe Dameron, played respectively by John Boyega and Oscar Isaac. But some among the Power Rangers fandom will get an extra treat, as the role of Poe is played here by Azim Rizk, who alternated between the Black and Green Ranger (there's a simple explanatio...
Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

Why POWER RANGERS Beats STAR WARS: THE LAST JEDI in Audience Ratings

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Well, here's a fun bit of trivia for you. Power Rangers, the 2017 reimagining of the 90s TV phenomenon Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, which hit theaters early this year, is currently enjoying a higher audience score with review aggregate Rotten Tomatoes than the new, highly-anticipated Star Wars: The Last Jedi. Cause for celebration for those in some geek circles. Cause for alarm in others. And others still meet this "news" with an understandable shrug and scroll. Here's why I think this little factoid may be interesting. ComicBook.com noted that the latest entry in the beloved space fantasy is sitting pretty with an extremely encouraging 93% critics score, and an audience score that rests in the mid-to-upper 50s. Meanwhile, the Teenagers with Attitude have garnered a somewhat less mor...
Pink Power Ranger Naomi Scott Says Her Vows in New Music Video

Pink Power Ranger Naomi Scott Says Her Vows in New Music Video

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Naomi Scott's star is on the rise lately. The British import starred in this year's Power Rangers reboot film as high school queen bee superhero Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, only to be later cast as Arabian Princess Jasmine in the live-action reboot of another beloved franchise, Disney's Aladdin. She may be putting her singing chops to good use in that role, but in the meantime, she's got new music of her own to show off. From her upcoming EP, here's the official video for her latest single, Vows. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wWxk3bNXgAk In this artful R&B music video, Naomi is seen in the reflection of her rearview mirror as she drives through the neon-soaked Tokyo, Japan. Astute Ranger fans may raise an eyebrow at the subtitles which alternate between a pink and yellow font, ...