This week, we're skipping ahead to the far-off future of 2016 to talk about the truly amazing, truly bizarre Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Holiday Special!
Power Rangers Dino Charge
This weekend at Power Morphicon, Saban put together a "blooper reel" for Dino Charge that included footage of the moment that all five actors found out they're Power Rangers. Saban also revealed the cast for the next series, Power Rangers Ninja Steel.
One of the best things about the Power Rangers franchise is that it helps to teach children valuable lessons, like how to be safe on Halloween, or that giant robot dinosaurs are basically the most awesome things that it is even possible to imagine. This week, though, as Power Rangers Dino Charge offers up its last episode before a six-month mid-season hiatus, they're finally teaching kids one of the most important lessons of all: Biggie was right.
Yes, it seems that the employees of the Amber Beach Dinosaur Museum's in-house cafe are about to learn a lesson about money and problems, as they battle a monster with an endless supply of treasure and --- not coincidentally --- find themselves $2,000,000 in debt. Check out an exclusive clip below!
I am an adult who loves Power Rangers, so when someone emails me to ask if I'd like some free samples of Power Rangers toys to review, of course I say yes. Even if it means taking time away from serious adult concerns like oil changes and dental insurance, it's something that I feel I owe to both the Rangers themselves and to you, the discerning collector. And this week, that's exactly what happened.
Thanks to the fine people at Bandai, I'm in possession of two brand new toys tying into the current series, Power Rangers Dino Charge: the Dino Spike Battle Sword, and the Rumble and Roar T-Rex Zord. Since we're in the midst of the gift-giving season, read on to find out everything you need to know from the perspective of a Serious Adult Toy Collector.
With 800 episodes over the course of 22 years, the Power Rangers television show is arguably the single most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time, and certainly one of the strangest. Adapted from Japan's long-running Super Sentai series, created by manga legend Shotaro Ishinomori, the Power Rangers combined the giant robots and monsters of their Japanese counterpart with a completely different set of secret identities and problems, and became a pop cultural phenomenon. That's why we're looking back with an in-depth guide to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, including its source material, Kyuoryu Sentai Zyuranger, in ComicsAlliance's Ranger Station!
This week, we're jumping ahead to the current series, Power Rangers Dino Charge, for a look at the "Race to Rescue Christmas," and the question of just how Santa Claus works in the world of the Power Rangers!
Tomorrow is Halloween, and while spooky scares and gigantic piles of candy are always fun, you should also take care to have a safe time if you're heading out trick-or-treating. I mean, you never know when your Halloween could be interrupted by, say, a humanoid pumpkin who will try to distract you with his clever raps and rhymes.
That, at least, is the usual problem faced by the Power Rangers on Halloween, but it seems that they're also pretty worried about more common problems, like making sure you don't get lost and that your costume is visible even in the dark. To that end, the cast of Dino Charge are here with some safety tips on how you can have a safe and happy Halloween --- and how that also involves buying official Power Rangers merchandise.
It feels like I've said this somewhere before, but Power Rangers is arguably the most successful live-action superhero franchise of all time. It's been running virtually uninterrupted since 1993, and this week, it's about to hit a major milestone. "Sync or Swim," the episode airing on Saturday, isn't just the 13th episode of the current season, Dino Charge --- it's the 800th episode of the series.
To mark the occasion, we've got an exclusive clip of the episode featuring a team-up between the Gold Ranger and the Red Ranger, and as someone who has actually watched all 800 episodes, I am almost positive that they're celebrating with the show's first-ever use of the phrase "stinking scallywag."
If you've been paying attention, you've probably already figured out that I'm a pretty big fan of the Power Rangers, and with that love comes a whole lot of questions about how that show works. This week, with Power Rangers Dino Charge returning to Saturday afternoons on Nickelodeon, I had the chance to talk to two members of the current cast to finally get my answers: Brennan Mejia, who plays Tyler, the Red Ranger, and Camille Hyde, who plays Shelby, the Pink Ranger.
Over the course of the interview, Mejia and Hyde talk to us about interacting with fans, their subtle tributes to Japan's Zyuden Sentai Kyoryuger, and --- in what I can assure you is something you're going to want to read --- the truly amazing audition process for becoming a Power Ranger.
Friends, our national nightmare is almost over. As I'm sure you're already aware, there hasn't been a new episode of Nickelodeon's Power Rangers Dino Charge since April, when the show took a break for the summer and left us all wondering if our favorite teenage natural history museum employees --- and, you know, color coded superheroes --- would ever return to save us all from the interplanetary threat of Sledge.
Now, at last, we are on the verge of the Rangers' return. This Saturday at noon, the show is back with "When Logic Fails," a new episode that finds the Rangers trapped in a strange maze while some genuinely terrifying medical experiments are going on with the monsters. And to get the word out, they've sent us an exclusive clip where Riley, the Green Ranger, discovers exactly what a TV dinner feels like.
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