After our first (ever) brief hiatus, we are back with a new Rangers Commentary episode! We shift into October with Power Rangers Turbo, “Passing the Torch” parts 1 and 2.
The crew also shifts into the latest news including the Ninja Steel Yellow cast change with Nico Greetham replacing Chantz Simpson and a brief discussion on the latest Saban’s Power Rangers movie news; Zord teasers and Bill Hader’s cast announcement.
This is a commentary episode, meant to serve as an episode commentary like what you would find on a DVD or a Riff track. For maximum enjoyment please watch along with us. We are watching Power Rangers Turbo, episodes 18-19, “Passing the Torch” parts 1 and 2 on Netflix. At the time of recording, this episode was available on Netflix and DVD.
Today, Lionsgate revealed their plans for a New York Comic Con panel and new teaser posters with the Power Rangers helmetless and sitting on their respective Zords.
On Saturday, October 8th at 2pm in the theater at Madison Square Garden, the cast of Saban’s Power Rangers will be on the panel for the new movie. Everyone in the fandom hopes that this panel unveils the first teaser trailer!
Our first glimpse of the new Zords is courtesy from a set of new teaser posters. Click below to download the full resolution versions.
It’s Power Morphicon 5 time! In this episode, host trekkieb47 gives shout outs to the many friends he saw during the every two years convention we all love. He then reads your favorite moments from the convention in our Ranger Nation Answers segment.
Then we cover some of the biggest panels of the convention, including:
A new set of teaser posters has been revealed through MTV’s snapchat and other media sites this morning for Lionsgate’s upcoming Saban’s Power Rangers Movie. These posters will be at San Diego Comic Con 2016.
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!
We also dissect the new Power Rangers Ninja Steel logo and synopsis, discuss the future of the franchise and how the success (or failure) of the new movie might affect the tv show, Legacy figure news, Megaforce and Super Megaforce DVD sets, OhRanger from Shout!Factory, Legacy Helmet and Ninja Megazord news, and Power Morphicon guest announcements.
Finally, in our Ranger Nation Asks segment, a listener asks us to give our opinion on the state of Power Rangers fan films and we read your reactions to the movie suit reveal.
Entertainment Weekly released the first look image of the movie suits for Saban’s Power Rangers releasing next year.
The outfits are visual throwbacks to the franchise’s long-running mythology. “The show was about kids coming of age, about metamorphosis,” director Dean Israelite (Project Almanac) says. “These suits needed to feel like they were catalyzed by these kids and their energy, their spirit.”
The spandex-free makeover also helps set the film apart from other big-screen franchises. “It’s tricky finding a new language for a superhero costume,” production designer Andrew Menzies (G.I. Joe: Retaliation) admits. “Ours is an alien costume that grows on them, that’s not man-made. You can’t win everyone over, but we are trying to appeal to a more mature audience and gain new fans.”