History Trivia / MightyMorphinPowerRangers

3rd May '17 3:55:27 AM AlternativeCola
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* CreatorBacklash: Though very proud of her role as Aisha, Karan Ashley has spoken negatively about how her departure wasn't handled well. This is mainly why she turned down the offer to do a cameo in ''[[Series/PowerRangersMegaforce Power Rangers Super Megaforce]]''.
22nd Apr '17 5:04:25 PM ultimomant
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Originally, the characters played by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and Creator/JasonDavidFrank (who were all 19 at the time) were going to be plausibly the same age as the three aforementioned actors.

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** Originally, the characters played by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and Creator/JasonDavidFrank (who were all 19 at the time) were going to be plausibly the same age as the three aforementioned actors.
22nd Apr '17 12:50:13 PM WelcomeToYourTape
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* ActingForTwo: Creator/JasonDavidFrank has done this ''twice''!

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* ActingForTwo: Creator/JasonDavidFrank has done this ''twice''!''twice''! Technically all the Rangers. Since the original 5 played evil twin versions of themselves in a season 1 episode.



* CutAndPasteTranslation: By the time Season 3 came, material from three different Sentai shows were being used in addition to American made footage. "Ninja Quest Part I" alone used ''Zyuranger'' footage, [=Zyu2=] footage, ''Dairanger'' footage, ''Kakuranger'' footage and U.S.-original footage. ''Damn''.



** Made worse by the fact that the characters were retroactively de-aged from seniors to freshmen after the first season was a success. Originally, the characters played by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and Creator/JasonDavidFrank (who were all 19 at the time) were going to be plausibly the same age as the three aforementioned actors.

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** Made worse by the fact that the characters were retroactively de-aged from seniors to freshmen after the first season was a success. Originally, the characters played by Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and Creator/JasonDavidFrank (who were all 19 at the time) were going to be plausibly the same age as the three aforementioned actors.



* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's a product of the 1990s and it shows.

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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: It's a product of the 1990s and it shows. Not helped by characters (Kim and Bulk specifically) referring to it as "the 90s" as different tie
20th Apr '17 7:09:10 AM otaking3582
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* TechnologyMarchesOn: One episode had the teacher mistaking Tommy's communicator beeping with a pager. Nowadays, the only people who still use pagers are doctors and other hospital personnel.
13th Apr '17 10:09:23 PM TitoMosquito
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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Because of Thuy Trang's death in 2001, we'll most likely never see Trini unmorphed again.

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* AuthorExistenceFailure: Because of Thuy Trang's death in 2001, we'll most likely never see Trini unmorphed again.again (except in StockFootage).



* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At some point before Season 2, there were plans to introduce new versions of the Dinozords, as well as various different takes on the White Tigerzord ([[http://www.big-metto.net/Upload/files/ThunderMegazordConcept.jpg as can be seen by these pieces of concept art]] from a ''Super Sentai'' Giant Robot artbook). These plans were aborted when it turned out that adapting mecha footage from another ''Sentai'' proved to be more economical for Saban than commissioning Toei to make more new footage for them

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* WhatCouldHaveBeen: At some point before Season 2, there were plans to introduce new versions of the Dinozords, as well as various different takes on the White Tigerzord ([[http://www.big-metto.net/Upload/files/ThunderMegazordConcept.([[https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/23/9a/0f/239a0fc7a94cf352c3522d729b6ce74e.jpg as can be seen by these pieces of concept art]] from a ''Super Sentai'' Giant Robot artbook). These plans were aborted when it turned out that adapting mecha footage from another ''Sentai'' proved to be more economical for Saban than commissioning Toei to make more new footage for them



*** Jason David Frank was going to be in ''Series/VRTroopers'' (called Cybertron at the time) and shot a pilot of it. After Power rangers was picked up for more episodes Brad Hawkins was cast as the White Ranger, Saban decided that it was too risky to replace Frank now that there was the opportunity to bring him back, so Hawkins went onto VR troopers and Frank returned to Power Rangers.

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*** Jason David Frank was going to be in ''Series/VRTroopers'' (called Cybertron at the time) and shot a pilot of it. After Power rangers Rangers was picked up for more episodes Brad Hawkins was cast as the White Ranger, Saban decided that it was too risky to replace Frank now that there was the opportunity to bring him back, so Hawkins went onto VR troopers ''VR Troopers'' and Frank returned to Power Rangers.
13th Apr '17 7:53:43 PM TitoMosquito
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* LyingCreator: In a roundabout way. The popular fandom rumor that Lokar appeared in the Bloom of Doom battle via stock footage to use his breath of doom on the Bloom of Doom to create "[=DeBloom=]" was started by Amit Bhaumik, who, while he didn't work on MMPR, was story editor for ''PowerRangersWildForce''. This rumor was debunked once and for all when Stunt Coordinator and editor Jeff Pruitt revealed uncut Zyu2 footage which revealed not only the Bloom of Doom (not Debloom) fight with Megazord and the lack of Lokar but that the Zyu2 footage didn't even feature stock footage (instead black screens appears to allow Saban to fill in with stock footage).

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* LyingCreator: In a roundabout way. The popular fandom rumor that Lokar appeared in the Bloom of Doom battle via stock footage to use his breath of doom on the Bloom of Doom to create "[=DeBloom=]" was started by Amit Bhaumik, who, while he didn't work on MMPR, was story editor for ''PowerRangersWildForce''. This rumor was debunked once and for all when Stunt Coordinator and editor Jeff Pruitt revealed uncut Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] footage which revealed not only the Bloom of Doom (not Debloom) fight with Megazord and the lack of Lokar but that the Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] footage didn't even feature stock footage (instead black screens appears to allow Saban to fill in with stock footage).



** Season 1 hit its troubles when it turned out the series was more ''popular'' than anticipated. So when Fox Kids ordered an additional 20 episodes for Season 1, Saban asked TOEI to make new fight footage from ''Zyuranger'' exclusively for ''Power Rangers'', known to fans as Zyu2, due to the original usable ''Zyuranger'' being exhausted (even so, they made two episodes which recycled a lot of already used footage in different context to kill time until they got the Zyu2 stuff). The original plan was to do even more exclusive footage for ''Power Rangers'' and introduce upgraded Dinozords, but because of the cost, it was decided to just adapt ''Dairanger''[='=]s monster and zord footage instead with only 25 Zyu2 fights filmed.
** Season 2 had it even worse. The last ten episodes spilled over to Season 2, which created a new problem when Saban and Bandai wanted to introduce new zords to get new toys on the shelves in time for the holidays. The decision was made to hack the ''Dairanger'' mecha footage prematurely, resulting in two different sources of footage being spliced together for the zord battles. The mecha from ''Dairanger'' would launch an attack and then cut to footage of the Zyu2 monster taking the hit and vice-versa. After the Zyu2 footage was bled dry, the situation was completely reversed. Now, the monsters came from ''Dairanger'', meaning the zord battle didn't have to be spliced together, but since most of the ''Dairanger'' monster costumes were unusable for American footage and ''Power Rangers'' continued to use the ''Zyuranger'' costumes, the majority of ''Dairanger'' monsters never once appeared on screen with the Rangers. Instead, most of the ground fights were Rangers fighting Z-putties in American footage with the ''Dairanger'' monster barking orders in completely isolated footage before Zedd made the monster grow. To top it off, Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and Walter Jones were let go halfway through Season 2 due to contract disputes with the producers and during the interim of writing the replacements into the show, the production team had to use stand ins and recycled footage from earlier episodes to make it seem like the departed cast members were still on the show until they were able to write them out.

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** Season 1 hit its troubles when it turned out the series was more ''popular'' than anticipated. So when Fox Kids ordered an additional 20 episodes for Season 1, Saban asked TOEI to make new fight footage from ''Zyuranger'' exclusively for ''Power Rangers'', known to fans as Zyu2, [=Zyu2=], due to the original usable ''Zyuranger'' being exhausted (even so, they made two episodes which recycled a lot of already used footage in different context to kill time until they got the Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] stuff). The original plan was to do even more exclusive footage for ''Power Rangers'' and introduce upgraded Dinozords, but because of the cost, it was decided to just adapt ''Dairanger''[='=]s ''Dairanger'''s monster and zord footage instead with only 25 Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] fights filmed.
** Season 2 had it even worse. The last ten episodes spilled over to Season 2, which created a new problem when Saban and Bandai wanted to introduce new zords to get new toys on the shelves in time for the holidays. The decision was made to hack the ''Dairanger'' mecha footage prematurely, resulting in two different sources of footage being spliced together for the zord battles. The mecha from ''Dairanger'' would launch an attack and then cut to footage of the Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] monster taking the hit and vice-versa. After the Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] footage was bled dry, the situation was completely reversed. Now, the monsters came from ''Dairanger'', meaning the zord battle didn't have to be spliced together, but since most of the ''Dairanger'' monster costumes were unusable for American footage and ''Power Rangers'' continued to use the ''Zyuranger'' costumes, the majority of ''Dairanger'' monsters never once appeared on screen with the Rangers. Instead, most of the ground fights were Rangers fighting Z-putties in American footage with the ''Dairanger'' monster barking orders in completely isolated footage before Zedd made the monster grow. To top it off, Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and Walter Jones were let go halfway through Season 2 due to contract disputes with the producers and during the interim of writing the replacements into the show, the production team had to use stand ins and recycled footage from earlier episodes to make it seem like the departed cast members were still on the show until they were able to write them out.



* UrbanLegendOfZelda: The long-persisting rumors of Lokar appearing during the unaired Bloom of Doom Zord battle were finally put to rest when stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt released the unaired Zyu2 footage in February 2014.

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* UrbanLegendOfZelda: The long-persisting rumors of Lokar appearing during the unaired Bloom of Doom Zord battle were finally put to rest when stunt coordinator Jeff Pruitt released the unaired Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] footage in February 2014.



** As shown in the unaltered Zyu2 footage provided by Jeff Pruitt, the Pirantishead Zord battle would have had Pirantishead use his flute to re-take control of the Dragonzord and use it to help himself fight the Megazord.

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** As shown in the unaltered Zyu2 [=Zyu2=] footage provided by Jeff Pruitt, the Pirantishead Zord battle would have had Pirantishead use his flute to re-take control of the Dragonzord and use it to help himself fight the Megazord.
21st Feb '17 2:37:49 PM tyrekecorrea
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* BeamMeUpScotty: JohnnyYongBosch has said that people are always asking him to say "[[TotallyRadical Morphinominal]]." Adam ''never'' said that during the show, that kind of slang was phased out before the end of the first season while Adam didn't show up until the middle of the second season. He would eventually say it years later in the [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Once A Ranger"]] ReunionShow.

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* BeamMeUpScotty: JohnnyYongBosch has said that people are always asking him to say "[[TotallyRadical Morphinominal]].Morphenomenal]]." Adam ''never'' said that during the show, that kind of slang was phased out before the end of the first season while Adam didn't show up until the middle of the second season. He would eventually say it years later in the [[Series/PowerRangersOperationOverdrive "Once A Ranger"]] ReunionShow.
26th Jan '17 5:26:18 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* TroubledProduction:
** Season 1 hit its troubles when it turned out the series was more ''popular'' than anticipated. So when Fox Kids ordered an additional 20 episodes for Season 1, Saban asked TOEI to make new fight footage from ''Zyuranger'' exclusively for ''Power Rangers'', known to fans as Zyu2, due to the original usable ''Zyuranger'' being exhausted (even so, they made two episodes which recycled a lot of already used footage in different context to kill time until they got the Zyu2 stuff). The original plan was to do even more exclusive footage for ''Power Rangers'' and introduce upgraded Dinozords, but because of the cost, it was decided to just adapt ''Dairanger''[='=]s monster and zord footage instead with only 25 Zyu2 fights filmed.
** Season 2 had it even worse. The last ten episodes spilled over to Season 2, which created a new problem when Saban and Bandai wanted to introduce new zords to get new toys on the shelves in time for the holidays. The decision was made to hack the ''Dairanger'' mecha footage prematurely, resulting in two different sources of footage being spliced together for the zord battles. The mecha from ''Dairanger'' would launch an attack and then cut to footage of the Zyu2 monster taking the hit and vice-versa. After the Zyu2 footage was bled dry, the situation was completely reversed. Now, the monsters came from ''Dairanger'', meaning the zord battle didn't have to be spliced together, but since most of the ''Dairanger'' monster costumes were unusable for American footage and ''Power Rangers'' continued to use the ''Zyuranger'' costumes, the majority of ''Dairanger'' monsters never once appeared on screen with the Rangers. Instead, most of the ground fights were Rangers fighting Z-putties in American footage with the ''Dairanger'' monster barking orders in completely isolated footage before Zedd made the monster grow. To top it off, Austin St. John, Thuy Trang and Walter Jones were let go halfway through Season 2 due to contract disputes with the producers and during the interim of writing the replacements into the show, the production team had to use stand ins and recycled footage from earlier episodes to make it seem like the departed cast members were still on the show until they were able to write them out.
** When production ran longer than expected for the movie, the TV series production was forced to film in Australia, leading to heavy use of stock footage for scenes that required sets they couldn't access at the time, such as the Command Center.
23rd Jan '17 11:10:08 AM Gosicrystal
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* [[MissingEpisode Lost Episode]]: The original {{Pilot}} for ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' was advertised and presented as such on Fox Kids. Notable changes include the casting of the Yellow Ranger as Audri [=DuBois=] as opposed to Thuy Trang, Zordon being known as "Zoltar", and the Zords being referred to as "Droids".
** There's also a second variation on the pilot, which Tony Oliver shows exclusively at conventions.


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** The original {{Pilot}} for ''Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers'' was advertised and presented as such on Fox Kids. Notable changes include the casting of the Yellow Ranger as Audri [=DuBois=] as opposed to Thuy Trang, Zordon being known as "Zoltar", and the Zords being referred to as "Droids". There's also a second variation on the pilot, which Tony Oliver shows exclusively at conventions.
** The original [=Zyu2=] footage. From all accounts, it seems that the original masters were edited over with footage of the ''Dairanger'' mechs. Though not all of it: starting in 2014, [[http://youtu.be/91BoKNRb2uY Zyu2 footage from Season 2 started getting releases]].
29th Dec '16 9:25:15 AM DustSnitch
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** An ironic case. Jason Geiger earned the StageName Austin St. John (inspired by ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'') as his agency thought it wasn't a strong name... and he ended up playing a BadAss called Jason. According to Tommy's actor Jason David Frank however, it was due to a disagreement the two had when they first met backstage.

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** An ironic case. Jason Geiger earned the StageName Austin St. John (inspired by ''Series/TheSixMillionDollarMan'') as his agency thought it wasn't a strong name... and he ended up playing a BadAss badass called Jason. According to Tommy's actor Jason David Frank however, it was due to a disagreement the two had when they first met backstage.
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