“The Power Rangers stories and characters have been embraced by generations of audiences for more than 20 years, and today they are more powerful than ever,” Jon Feltheimer, chief executive officer at Lionsgate, said in a statement.
Will this be morphenominal or just plain tank? We'll just have to wait and see. And I will watch this, mostly because I need the taste of Power Rangers Super Megaforce out of my mouth.
Three years have passed since I originally posted this and the rumor that former red Power Ranger, Jason (Austin St. John), is Sean Cody's "Brock" is still running strong!
Let's get real though: it's still NOT him.
Many of us were sucked into the rumor, rekindling long-forgotten dirty fantasies as the SC model bore that uncanny resemblance to the early-90's superhero. I admit even I was convinced they were the same person at one point.
It wasn't until St. John made another appearance in one of the later incarnations of the Power Rangers that the rumor started to fall apart.
Then, in 2010, something brilliant happened. St. John made an appearance at Power Morphicon, a convention dedicated to the show (coincidentally, the series is now celebrating its 20th anniversary). He gave a one-on-one interview with a fan and the first thing you notice is that the former Ranger and the ripped SC model look NOTHING alike. Austin went on to reveal he's now a firefighter AND he directly addresses the "Brock" rumors. Clearing the rumor once and for all: it's not him.
Lexington Comic & Toy Con just celebrated its second year during St. Patty's day weekend. To be such a young con, they definitely snapped up some decent talent this year. The original Green, Blue and Black Power Rangers were all in attendance, as well as the actor who played Lurch in the 90's Addam's Family movies, and perhaps most notable was Lando Calrissian himself, Billy Dee Williams! To be honest, I didn't bother getting photos of those folks because a) I'm not the type to get easily starstruck anymore, and b) second-hand photos of them signing autographs aren't exactly the most interesting OR original photos to take. So here are a few of the things I thought were interesting. The St. Patty's Day Storm Trooper was my favorite mashup costume of the weekend. And staying true to theme, I've even included a great VPL shot from a Power Ranger.
If you were ever a fan of the Power Rangers at any point in your life, you may want to give this ...movie(?) a look. Or at least the first five or eight minutes to witness this explode all over your face.
I was 8 years-old when the Rangers first hit America in 1993, I felt like my childhood got one of those awkward raging nerd-boners for no reason by watching this. And I don't care.
The video features original Japanese casts and I was one more violent color away from an actual seizure but I stuck it out for its near hour-and-a-half length. And prepare yourselves for the two retro-rangers at the beginning (you'll know 'em when you see 'em), the white one with the rainbow is actually called "Big One" and his pose with his weapon is just...priceless.
Now, I don't know the entire history of the Super Sentai (the Rangers' Japanese-given name), but it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure out that the Rangers Sentai have been around MUCH longer than the American version.
Either way, try not to let your face melt off, please! And kudos to whoever counts how many times "Final WAAAAVE!" is shouted at you.
Oh, and one more thing: this movie introduces us to a new class of rangers. Pirates. Yes, Pirate Rangers.
PS, I'd still bend over for *MY* original Blue Ranger, Billy (played by the now openly gay David Yost). Fuck all that Jason or Tommy business, I was on the Billy Train from the get-go. I didn't need no T-Rex or Saba. I wanted the nerd. I still want the nerd. Mmmmmmm!
PPS, Kimberly was a slut. [insert z-snap here]
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