Lights out Power Rangers... it's really over this time...

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#1 Edited by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

The plug has been pulled on the once-mighty "Power Rangers."


After 17 years, Disney has stopped producing new episodes of the show that was a pop-culture touchstone of the '90s. Apparently, the five color-coded superheroes - Green Ranger, Red Ranger, Blue Ranger, etc. - are still selling a lot of toys, but have become passé as a TV show.

There was no official word from Disney, which owns the show. But the cast and crew were informed this week that the show has been dropped, according to reports in the local papers in New Zealand, where the series has been produced since 2003. The show will likely still be on the air for some time - in repeats. But no new ones will be made.

The series, about superheroes who can don and doff their costumes instantaneously to fight the bad guys, was based on a Japanese series.It began as "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" on Saturday mornings on Fox in 1993 and moved to Disney's kids cable channel in 2003.

The show, while hardly controversial, did have its detractors. Some local stations dropped it from their Saturday morning lineups in 2006 when the FCC said the rock-'em-sock-'em series did not comply with government requirements to air a certain number of hours of educational programming each week. The production manager for the show, Sally Campbell, told the Weekend Herald that "at this stage we will not be shooting another season".

Several New Zealand actors have starred in one of the show's six New Zealand seasons, including Sunrise host Oliver Driver, Outrageous Fortune's Antonia Prebble, Go Girls' Anna Hutchison and former Shortland Street stars Miriama Smith, Katrina Devine and Tandi Wright.

Actor Charlie McDermott, who has done the voiceover work for the General Crunch character for the last three years, told the Weekend Herald he had not been told about the cancellation.


"It's a bit of a bummer. These big-budget American companies have got millions and they're using our studios. I'd say it would be the actors who lose out the least. It's all the camera guys, the sound, editing suites ... But [the Americans] are used to paying a lot more than they pay us, that's why they come here, their dollar goes a lot further. And they have it down pat. Once you've been here for a while you really refine your processes and make some money."


The Power Rangers contract is worth a substantial amount to post-production companies Digipost, which edits the video, and Inside Track, which produces all the sound effects.

So, looks like it's time to trade in those Power Coins for something a bit more useful then kids...

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#2 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

Cyro-Wolf, eat your heart out

#3 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

lol, you can tell him then... i don't have the heart....

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#4 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

i know for damn sure He'll boycott Disney and start some outrageous fan base and protest xD

#5 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

hey at least i can say you made the thread ;D

#6 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio

oh thank god the world can be at peace again..

the scary weird teenagers in too tight costumes are finally gone

#7 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

hey,

<-----

even watched it as a kid (prolly still would)

LOL

#8 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio

And this means.....? :-P

#9 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

lol, this show started way back when i was in my last few years of high school....

i remember thinking how cheesy it was back then, i'd hate to even see it now lol

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#10 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

it cant be that bad, or can it?

#11 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
Methos said:
"lol, this show started way back when i was in my last few years of high school....

i remember thinking how cheesy it was back then, i'd hate to even see it now lol

M
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seconded.

Never liked it, never will... its like Superman...lol

Voidheart said:
"it cant be that bad, or can it?
"
Maybe its a German thing... I mean you guys love your bands who dress as cheesy rubber monsters... ;-)

#12 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio
roflol.... but the Pink Ranger was sooo hot back then lol

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#13 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio
.Mistress Redhead. said:


Voidheart said:
"it cant be that bad, or can it?
"
Maybe its a German thing... I mean you guys love your bands who dress as cheesy rubber monsters... ;-)

"
I'm a  quarter German.......... and if you want to know for a fact those guys are beloved in England and America too (next is Australia and you know it ;D)

.... i personally hate them
#14 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

btw friday 13th bad day for cyro, lucky number for me

Score 1

#15 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
Methos said:
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roflol.... but the Pink Ranger was sooo hot back then lol

M
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....... cradle snatcher much?


@Void, pfft part German is still German ;-)
#16 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

part aussie is still aussie EHHH OHHHHH ;P

#17 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

roflol... she's just a couple of years older than me actually :p

Amy Jo Johnson (born October 6, 1970)

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#18 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio

D:

#19 Posted by TheDrifter (26563 posts) - - Show Bio

w00t

#20 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
Voidheart said:
"part aussie is still aussie EHHH OHHHHH ;P

"
Aussie chicks are hot thank you very much ;-)

Methos said:
"roflol... she's just a couple of years older than me actually :p

Amy Jo Johnson (born October 6, 1970)

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wait... wasnt she in Pary of Five or someting?

and omg i forget your younger than me...

#21 Posted by Methos (40103 posts) - - Show Bio

dunno what else she's been in....

i'll have to check sometime... haven't really cared before lol

M

#22 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio
.Mistress Redhead. said:
"Voidheart said:
"part aussie is still aussie EHHH OHHHHH ;P

"
Aussie chicks are hot thank you very much ;-)


"
yea i know check this one out ;D
  


#23 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio

yup, we got the REAL MEN ;-)

#24 Posted by _Sojourn_ (19324 posts) - - Show Bio

I cant believe it, after soo many years, and soo many seasons, But after the first five or seven, when the monsters stopped becoming monsters but veggie monsters that threw bell pepper bombs, I think it was time to end the saga

#25 Posted by warlock360 (28064 posts) - - Show Bio
.Mistress Redhead. said:
"yup, we got the REAL MEN ;-)

"
yea i was inclining that that was an aussie woman ;D
#26 Posted by ~The Wanderer~ (34406 posts) - - Show Bio

Looks like I'm one of the very few who don't dislike Power Rangers lol...but I'm not too dissappointed in this either.

#27 Posted by Acer (14412 posts) - - Show Bio

The original rocked but i was like 5 when i watched it. I'm still happy it's over.

#28 Posted by cly (15458 posts) - - Show Bio
~The Wanderer~ said:
"Looks like I'm one of the very few who don't dislike Power Rangers lol...but I'm not too dissappointed in this either.
"
Oh, I thought they were cool back in the day when:

A bunch of punk kids went to the Goodwill, and bought some old costumes. One of them, the one with the flashy red costume said, "I'm the Leader." Everyone else had no trouble with it, and went along with it. As they walked out of the store, they noticed aliens ravaging the street. The blue one said, "Let's go hurt them, because it will be fun." The others agreed, and ran off.

So, after a while, they became, POWER RANGERS!!!! XD XD XD
#29 Posted by Acer (14412 posts) - - Show Bio
cly said:
"~The Wanderer~ said:
"Looks like I'm one of the very few who don't dislike Power Rangers lol...but I'm not too dissappointed in this either.
"
Oh, I thought they were cool back in the day when:

A bunch of punk kids went to the Goodwill, and bought some old costumes. One of them, the one with the flashy red costume said, "I'm the Leader." Everyone else had no trouble with it, and went along with it. As they walked out of the store, they noticed aliens ravaging the street. The blue one said, "Let's go hurt them, because it will be fun." The others agreed, and ran off.

So, after a while, they became, POWER RANGERS!!!! XD XD XD
"
LMMFAO

The blue one would never have said that, well not at the start xP
#30 Posted by .Mistress Redhead. (27119 posts) - - Show Bio
Voidheart said:
".Mistress Redhead. said:
"yup, we got the REAL MEN ;-)

"
yea i was inclining that that was an aussie woman ;D
"
LOL you would be suprised...
#31 Posted by ~Clover~ (189 posts) - - Show Bio

About Bloody time. Soon everyone in the whole bloody world was going to be a power ranger, hell even I got a coin somewhere.

#32 Posted by Constantine (16059 posts) - - Show Bio

Childhood Has To End Somewhere

#33 Posted by SUNMAN (7265 posts) - - Show Bio
Constantine said:
"Childhood Has To End Somewhere
"
no look at Peter Pan
#34 Posted by G'bandit (13689 posts) - - Show Bio
SUNMAN said:
"Constantine said:
"Childhood Has To End Somewhere
"
no look at Peter Pan
"
And the Toys "R" Us kids :P

#35 Posted by Acheron (1458 posts) - - Show Bio
Methos said:
"roflol... she's just a couple of years older than me actually :p

Amy Jo Johnson (born October 6, 1970)

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HOLY LIVING F**K! SHE was in POWER RANGERS!? She's in Flashpoint now! Weird as all hell.
#36 Posted by Constantine (16059 posts) - - Show Bio
SUNMAN said:
"Constantine said:
"Childhood Has To End Somewhere
"
no look at Peter Pan
"
watch "Hook"
#37 Posted by Midnightist (10858 posts) - - Show Bio

It finally happened I never thought the show would end I'd been watching power rangers for years till 2006 and the funny thing was since I was young I knew it was lame and yet I just had been watching it for so long I felt like I was abusing the show to stop but oh well they should do a really good last season though and I'd watch that

#38 Posted by SUNMAN (7265 posts) - - Show Bio
Constantine said:
"SUNMAN said:
"Constantine said:
"Childhood Has To End Somewhere
"
no look at Peter Pan
"
watch "Hook"
"
LoL. I love Robin Williams but that is not Canon
#39 Posted by Constantine (16059 posts) - - Show Bio
SUNMAN said:
"Constantine said:
"SUNMAN said:
"Constantine said:
"Childhood Has To End Somewhere
"
no look at Peter Pan
"
watch "Hook"
"
LoL. I love Robin Williams but that is not Canon
"
there isn't really any canon thing with PP thou
#40 Posted by SUNMAN (7265 posts) - - Show Bio
Constantine said:
"SUNMAN said:
"Constantine said:
"SUNMAN said:
"Constantine said:
"Childhood Has To End Somewhere
"
no look at Peter Pan
"
watch "Hook"
"
LoL. I love Robin Williams but that is not Canon
"
there isn't really any canon thing with PP thou
"
I know I was joking, but I always think of the Disney version personally
#41 Posted by rendellboy94 (27 posts) - - Show Bio

Power Rangers should be over because Disney are just concentrating on there original shows not this and it should be the end because
Disney took over and maybe it would continue if Saban is still owns the show and it should also be over because some of there shows sucks.

#42 Posted by Pink Ranger (260 posts) - - Show Bio

HOW DARE THEY DO THIS TOOO ME!!!!!!!!!

GAH! it's back to stripping!

#43 Edited by Devilly (799 posts) - - Show Bio

I feel bad for the Power Ranger fans out there but i`m happy for the rest of us live-action fans its time to go for them so Disney can stop f...... up Super Sentai.
To bad you guys its to late for you but at least Shinkenger is save XD

#44 Edited by DEADPOOL (2638 posts) - - Show Bio

I have to admit, I'm kinda bummed.

Pink Ranger said:

"HOW DARE THEY DO THIS TOOO ME!!!!!!!!!GAH! it's back to stripping!"
Can I watch?
#45 Posted by Giuseppe Riccadonna (2071 posts) - - Show Bio

Damn, Power Rangers use to be soo cool to me. Like Digimon and pokemon. But, now I'm kind of whateve, soooo SEE YA!

LOl, but it is kind of sad that a childhood memory is leaving.

#46 Posted by King Saturn (225088 posts) - - Show Bio
The Power Rangers still come on TV... they have a New Series actually...
#47 Posted by Devilly (799 posts) - - Show Bio
King Saturn said:
"The Power Rangers still come on TV... they have a New Series actually..."
Yes but this is about what`s gonna happen next year.
#48 Posted by The Hottness (4226 posts) - - Show Bio

NOOOOO!!!!! Rangers

#49 Posted by Alexander Anderson (4030 posts) - - Show Bio

This is the definition of a mercy killing.  The show should have ended at least a decade ago, if not before.

#50 Posted by The_Martian (36984 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow...finally

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