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  • Jan 6, 2010
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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR) was the unexpected hit and gold mine that Fox had in its hands in 1993. Originally, the show was set to end after episode 40 (Doomsday Part 2) on November 24, 1993, but the show had taken America's youth by storm. Demands for more could not be ignored and for 15 years the Power Rangers franchise remained a top sci-fi/fantasy live action series enjoyed mostly by young boys.

The toy line was also a huge success and remained a top seller as well; often the #1 seller. MMPR eventually had a movie in theaters in 1995 with surprisingly meager earnings ($37 million) which preceded the last of three seasons. MMPR aired its last episode on February 17, 1996 (Hogday Afternoon Part 2). The series in itself "morphed" into Power Rangers Zeo (season 4) which debuted on April 20, 2006.

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January 07, 2010
Oh man, I loved the Power Rangers!  Extra loved the girl ones of course.  Did you have any favorites? :)  I had their toys as well.  They should've been on my Toy Fads list!
January 07, 2010
Jason was my favorite. He came back to the show in season 4, which, as a kid, was like Christmas day! Disney, its new owner, revamped MMPR and it is re-airing the show with new effects and sounds. It's pretty cheesy however and actually cheapens the show further than its already low production values.
January 09, 2010
That was my brother's favorite, too, only because my brother's name is also Jason :P I've never seen the new one before, but I feel like seeing that would ruin my memory of the Power Rangers!
 
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Five teenagers are selected by an alien being known as Zordon to battle his recently escaped nemesis Rita Repulsa and her band of misfits and monsters. Given power coins and morpher devices, these teens become the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers (MMPR). Jason Scott leads as the Red Ranger with close friends Zack Taylor (Black), Trini Kwan (Yellow), Kimberly Hart (Pink) and Billy Cranston (Blue).

At some point, Rita selects her own Ranger (Tommy Oliver) who eventually is defeated by the Power Rangers and is reformed to the side of good. The Green Ranger loses his powers later in the series, only to regain them then lose them again following the arrival of Rita's master Lord Zedd (who had banished Rita upon his arrival). Tommy rejoins the others after Zordon creates a new power coin for the former Green Ranger and promotes him as White Ranger, the new leader of the Power Rangers.

Jason, Zack, and Trini leave the team to pursue other interests and are replaced by the Rangers' allies Rocky DeSantos, Adam Park, and Aisha Campbell. Next to leave is Kimberly, who is replaced by Kat Hillard, who like Tommy, was under an evil spell. By the end of the MMPR saga, Aisha is replaced by family ancestor Tanya Sloan, who alters their family history by swapping their respective existences in time. Before Tanya can become the Yellow Ranger, the power coins are destroyed. This leads the storyline into season 4 of the franchise called Power Rangers Zeo, where the team receives new ...
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Premiere Date: September 1993
Genre: Childrens Television Program , Science Fiction & Fantasy
Original Air Date: September 1993

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