Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Season 1

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image source: powerranger.wikia.com

Back in the 90’s there were a lot of over the top shows and one of them is the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series. Power Rangers season 1 August of 1993 until May of 1994 running for 60 episodes. Before we go to the plot of the series, lets get to the interesting production aspect of the series which will be a staple for the rest of the franchise. The Power Rangers series at least most of the Mighty Morphin series is based off a Japanese series called Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger. It is a Japanese show that has been running 16 years prior to Power Rangers’ conception. The trick here is that the show has actors that they actually hire. In a sense they shoot some scenes while the scenes where the Rangers are morphed are straight from the Japanese show. Think of it as clever editing and dialogues placed in with the Japanese footage however some people wouldn’t know of this until years later. Finally the formula for each series is the same. It is basically an enemy or monster of the day would pop up. The Rangers would have to deal with that monster or just a conflict of the episode. In the end, the conflict is resolved through some battles and the climactic mecha battle against the giant version of the monster. The conflict is resolved and onto the next one. Speaking of the next one here is now the main plot of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season 1.

After ten thousand years a being known as Rita Repulsa is freed from her prison. She now intends to  conquer Earth up from her castle on the moon. Another being on Earth named Zordon tells his trusty robot Alpha 5 to gather five teenagers with attitude. These teenagers are Jason, Zack, Billy, Trini and Kimberly. They are chosen to be the Power Rangers. They first dismiss it as a joke but later become full pledge. They battle Rita and all of her minions one by one. Later on in the season we are introduced to a sixth Ranger which would also be a staple in the series having a sixth or more Ranger.

After being controlled by Rita initially, Tommy the Green Ranger becomes a member of the team. Power Rangers season 1 did phenomenally well. The money came pouring in and a lot of opportunities were made. Opportunities such as videogames, merchandise and of course more TV series. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season 1 is just the start of things.

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