In September’s extra episode, brought to you by our supporters on Patreon, Eric is joined by special guest Matt Goldberg of MBG Films (@MBGfilms) to discuss the similarities between Power Rangers and the WWE.
Matt Goldberg, the creator of MBG Films, is an award winning 26-year old film producer who graduated from the University of Tampa and studied film. He graduated from SCAD to obtain his Masters degree in film. He has posted his video work on YouTube since September 12, 2006 and currently has over 12,000 subscribers and over 8 million video views. His video work consists mostly of stop-motion animation, but also now consists of a growing vast amount of live-action films, such as his short documentaries, “Pope: Against All Odds” and “Tarafied”, that went to the Cannes Film Festival in 2012 and 2013. Matt made promotional video work for JAKKS Pacific and animation for Impact Wrestling as a freelance videographer. He also animated for the WWE. He’s currently a columnist for WrestleZone.com.
We also ask our listeners what they think of the connections between WWE and Power Rangers in our Ranger Nation Answers segment.
On August 4, 2017, Powers Rangers Dino Charge actor Michael Taber tweeted that the show was the biggest regret of his life. The next day, the tweets were deleted. This is not the first time Power Ranger actors have spoke out against the show. Eric and Zach take a deeper look into Saban Entertainment’s history with the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) and Non-Union work during the show’s 24 year history.
On the heels of San Diego Comic Con, Power Morphicon 2018 has made its first announcements for THE official Power Rangers convention!
This will be the sixth convention of PMC since 2007, The next Power Morphicon will be held August 17-19, 2018 at their new location at the Anaheim Convention Center. With the new convention space comes more space and more options for hotel packages.
Registration for the convention begins August 1st, 2017. At registration you can pre-order an Exclusive Power Rangers Legacy Action Figure! Details will be announced closer to the registration open date.
Finally, the first guest announcement is none other than Jason David Frank (the original Green Mighty Morphin’ Power Ranger). He will make his one day appearance on Saturday!
In Episode 94, Eric, Zach and A.P. discuss original Red Ranger actor Austin St. John going into the business of Funko Pop selling and personalized autographs. Our discussion morphs into talking about the greater convention scene, actor’s pricing for convention merchandise and more.
We also cover the latest Power Rangers news including Power Rangers is the number one selling action figure brand (in the U.K.), an update on the Home Media release of the Power Rangers Movie, Lionsgate events coming to California, the first details of the 25th Anniversary plans for Power Rangers and the passing of Tatsuya Nomi, Shishiranger in Gosei Sentai Dairanger.
In July’s extra episode, brought to you by our supporters on Patreon, we pick our own team of Real Life Rangers with one of our Patrons, Darren (@DrSciFi).
The hosts come together to pick a team of Power Rangers based on real life people. Actors, celebrities, athletes… who will make the cut? We also read what our listeners picked for their own Real Life Ranger in our Ranger Nation Answers segment. We also answer listener questions in a new Questions from Ranger Nation segment.
We also discuss the latest news including the Power Rangers movie actors in their suits and Legacy figures being released.
In this episode we welcome back Steven Zurita of Hyperdrive Pictures on Youtube. We talk about the new guests at Power Morphicon and Steven announces a new morphing video project to be filmed at Power Morphicon where he needs Ranger Nation’s help!
Then, we read your Ranger Nation Answers on if our listeners have ever watched Godzilla or Ultraman. Finally, Eric covers G-Fest 2016 with panels from Akira Takarada, star of the original Godzilla; Satoshi Bin Furuya, the suit actor of the original Ultraman; and Hiroko Sakurai who played Akiko Fuji in the Ultraman series.
G-FEST is a family-oriented convention which caters to a wide variety of interests within the kaiju genre. It is the largest regular gathering of Godzilla and Japanese monster fans in the world. We want to thank G-FEST for hosting such a great event. For more information you can visit their website at http://www.g-fan.com/, like them on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/godzillafest and follow them on twitter at @GFEST_GFAN
Join us for a Power Morphicon 5 Survival Guide. With Power Morphicon only a month away, we give you the low down on what to expect at the convention and VITAL tips of every aspect of the con going experience. If you are a seasoned convention pro or a first time con goer, this episode is a must listen.
We also discuss the latest news like Bryan Cranston being announced to play Zordon in the new Saban’s Power Rangers movie, San Diego Comic Con exclusives from Bandai, the Power Rangers Ultimate Visual History book, new Legacy figure images and more!
In today’s episode we interview Mike Hollander (formally Michael Bacon) best known in Ranger Nation as J.B. Reese from Saban’s VR Troopers! Currently he is an Animator at Telltale Games and worked on such games as The Walking Dead, The Wolf Among Us, Tales from the Borderlands and Game of Thrones.
We talk about his time on the set of VR Troopers, being a black actor in early 90’s Hollywood, becoming a video game animator, advice for getting into the industry, current thoughts on virtual reality and more!
Once again Eric travels to Lexington, Kentucky for the Lexington Comic and Toy Convention, this time with co-host Zach in tow. They discuss their favorite moments of the convention, their con hauls and more. Then, we give you the very best highlights of the Lex Con Power Rangers panels!
We also discuss the news such as Power Morphicon guest announcements, the new Power Rangers movie news and Ninja Steel casting sides.
Below we have included timestamps to make it easier to listen to a specific panel’s highlights.
VR Troopers Mike Hollander – 00:25:00 Jason David Frank Panel – 00:58:15 Johnny Yong Bosch Q&A – 1:20:30 Power Rangers Time Force Panel – 1:47:47 The Ritas Q&A – 2:24:08