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Ranger Station Episode 2: High Five

Ranger Station Episode 2: High Five

With almost 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, Trini conquers a fear of heights that, for some reason, has never stopped her from piloting a 200 foot-tall robot. Go figure.

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Ranger Station: ComicsAlliance’s Guide To ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers,’ Episode 1

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Episode 1: Day of the Dumpster

With almost 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, the show begins with "Day of the Dumpster," marking the only time that a twenty-year television legacy has started off with a brand name trash bin.

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The Green Ranger Goes Full ‘Die Hard’ When ‘Power Rangers Dino Charge’ Returns Next Saturday

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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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It’s Morphin’ Time: Best ‘Power Rangers’ Art Ever

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In August of 1993, the immortal words “It’s Morphin’ Time!” were first broadcast to an unsuspecting public on the Fox network. More than twenty years later, it is apparently still time to morph, because the Power Rangers are poised on the precipice of another pop-culture explosion thanks to the upcoming comic series and third major movie.

To celebrate this enduring pop culture phenomenon, we've compiled a gallery of art inspired by the show’s earliest incarnation, along with some great ideas for redesigns and updates of the classic characters.

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It’s Morphin’ Time! 10 ‘Power Rangers’ Facts Fresh From Angel Grove

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The Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers have seen their fair share of reboots and adaptations, but did you know Saban went all out to add new sequences to better suit its 1993 American premiere? Or that Walter White himself, Bryan Cranston held an early role? Break out your morphers, it’s the 16th episode of ‘You Think You Know TV?,’ which go-goes to Angel Grove for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers!

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Ask Chris #249: In Defense Of Go-Busters

Ask Chris #249, background image from Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters

Q: Are there any missed opportunities in the way Super Sentai has been adapted for America? - @franzferdinand2

A: When you consider how weird it is that Power Rangers even exists in the form that it does, as this adaptation that, more often than not, has almost nothing in common with its source material other than a focus on problems that can only be solved with giant robot dinosaurs, it gets pretty difficult to figure out things that they could've done differently. I mean, when you get right down to it, they did almost everything they could've done, from stitching together pieces of multiple series into one show to throwing out everything except the robot fights and rebuilding the plot from scratch, all the way to trying to stick as close to the source as they could.

But that said, there's one big missed opportunity that stands out, and it's something that happened just this year: They didn't do an American adaptation of Go-Busters.

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Bizarro Back Issues: The Power Rangers Get Extreme (1996)

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This week, Boom Studios --- which, in the interest of full disclosure, is a company I've done some writing for --- announced that they'd acquired the rights to Power Rangers with plans to launch a new series sometime this year. It's pretty exciting news, but at the same time, the news about a bunch of teenagers with (shockingly positive) attitudes coming to comics always gets me a little bit down, because it reminds me of one of the biggest missed opportunities in the history of the franchise.

See, this isn't the first time that the Power Rangers have made an attempt at conquering the world of superhero comics, and there was a time when they only made it through one issue with a story that was more notable for the books that it advertised and never came out than what happens in the issue itself. The year was 1996, the comic was Power Rangers Zeo, and the man who had the license... was Rob Liefeld.

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Comics Alliance Reviews the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers Christmas Episode

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Chris: Hello, everybody! Over the past couple of weeks, we've been taking a look at the Japanese Spider-Man show, but in this special holiday season, we thought it might be fun to fast forward a bit.

Caleb: Into

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The Original Green Ranger Returns In ‘Power Rangers Super Megaforce’ Finale

Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger

For those of you who don't devote at least a half hour a week to the adventures of Teenagers With Attitude, Power Rangers Super Megaforce is the latest series in the long-running franchise, built around the core idea of the current rangers teaming up with the previous heroes from the past 20 years of the franchise. As you might expect, there's been a lot there for adults who grew up with the Power Rangers (ie, me), and this Saturday on the show's series finale, they're dropping the biggest nostalgia bomb of all: Jason David Frank's return as Tommy Oliver, the original Green Power Ranger.

And he's not alone, either. As revealed in a clip from the final episode, he's joined by Rangers from 2001's Power Rangers Time Force, 1999's Lost Galaxy, 1998's In Space, 2000's Lightspeed Rescue and 2012's Super Samurai. It's a lot of dang Power Rangers, folks.

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Shout Factory Announces American Release For ‘Zyuranger,’ The Show ‘Power Rangers’ Was Based On

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t's pretty common knowledge that Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was based on the Japanese show, Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger, but even most fans who loved the show as kids (or in our case, as adults) have never seen the source material. Despite twenty years of popularity for the American adaptation (and fan-subbed releases over the internet), the original shows have never had an official release on this side of the Pacific -- cue dramatic music -- until now!

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