History Trivia / PowerRangers

18th Jan '17 12:43:28 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: Often. Starting with ''Ninja Storm'' it became New Zealand Doubling (for California no less).
** Briefly Australia Doubling while the movie was being filmed, though most of the episodes filmed there were actually set in Australia.
** For the 2017 film reboot, Vancouver Doubling.



* TheCastShowoff:

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* TheCastShowoff: TheCastShowOff: Many hobbies and skills of the actors are integrated into their characters:



*** Jason David Frank (Tommy)
*** Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam)

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*** Jason David Frank (Tommy)
(Tommy)'s martial arts training also allowed him to preform more risky combat stunts than the other Rangers at times.
*** Johnny Yong Creator/JohnnyYong Bosch (Adam)



** Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly) actually had a gymnastics career before joining the cast. David Yost (Billy) was a gymnast as well, and you can tell costuming had a hard time downplaying his athleticism.

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** Amy Jo Johnson Creator/AmyJoJohnson (Kimberly) actually had a gymnastics career before joining the cast. David Yost (Billy) was a gymnast as well, and you can tell costuming had a hard time downplaying his athleticism.


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* CastTheExpert: The show usually seeks out people with martial arts or other athletic backgrounds to start with.


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* FollowTheLeader: Many, some of which are [[SelfPlagiarism Saban's own attempts to repeat the same concept]]: ''Series/VRTroopers'', ''Series/{{Beetleborgs}}'' and ''Series/MaskedRider''.
6th Jan '17 12:47:13 PM tyrekecorrea
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** There's Sean, Adam's protégé in in the Mighty Morphin episode "Mirror of Regret", and Shawn, Adam's rival for Tanya's affections, whom Adam defeats in a Kung Fu tournament in Zeo's " Game of Honor."

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** There's Sean, Adam's protégé in in the Mighty Morphin episode "Mirror of Regret", and Shawn, Adam's rival for Tanya's affections, whom Adam defeats in a Kung Fu tournament in Zeo's " Game of Honor."
28th Dec '16 10:25:43 AM nombretomado
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*** And starting with ''Super Megaforce'', CartoonNetwork will air the series in Latin America, despite its US broadcasting rights still belonging to Nick. Oddly enough, that is true also in Southeast Asia, where it also airs on CN from ''Wild Force'' onwards, when it should have been airing on Disney Channel Asia (during the Disney era) or Nick Southeast Asia (in the Neo Saban era).

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*** And starting with ''Super Megaforce'', CartoonNetwork Creator/CartoonNetwork will air the series in Latin America, despite its US broadcasting rights still belonging to Nick. Oddly enough, that is true also in Southeast Asia, where it also airs on CN from ''Wild Force'' onwards, when it should have been airing on Disney Channel Asia (during the Disney era) or Nick Southeast Asia (in the Neo Saban era).
20th Nov '16 4:13:18 AM AlternativeCola
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* ''Trivia/PowerRangersNinjaSteel''





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30th Oct '16 7:22:35 AM tyrekecorrea
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* NamesTheSame: There are a two ladies named Kat; one's a love interest for Tommy and the Pink Zeo Ranger, and the other a space faring CatGirl from ''[=SPD=]''.

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* NamesTheSame: NamesTheSame:
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There are a two ladies named Kat; one's a love interest for Tommy and the Pink Zeo Ranger, and the other a space faring CatGirl from ''[=SPD=]''.''[=SPD=]''.
** There's Sean, Adam's protégé in in the Mighty Morphin episode "Mirror of Regret", and Shawn, Adam's rival for Tanya's affections, whom Adam defeats in a Kung Fu tournament in Zeo's " Game of Honor."
21st Aug '16 12:55:06 AM Mikeyfan93
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** There's been speculation that Megaforce and Super Megaforce suffered this, due to baffling production decisions. The production was delayed several months with auditions being shut down, only to resume a few months later. The official statement was the series still needed work. Speculation exists that originally ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' would have been the only series adapted, With the addition of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokiager'' footage being used many speculate this led to many last minute decisions that heavily show.

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** There's been speculation that Megaforce and Super Megaforce suffered this, due to baffling production decisions. The production was delayed several months with auditions being shut down, only to resume a few months later. The official statement was the series still needed work. Speculation exists that originally ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' would have been the only series adapted, With the addition of ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokiager'' ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' footage being used many speculate this led to many last minute decisions that heavily show.



* UnderAgeCasting: ''Power Rangers'' usually averts this, by having the majority of their teams be high school students (played by 20-somethings,) but the occasional season will have a team of rangers with other professions that require extensive training still played by the typical 18-25 actors they always have. There's also the running joke about the "Impossibly Fast Doctorate Program," where characters have gained credentials in obscenely shorts periods of time. Dana Mitchell of ''Lightspeed Rescue'' was a paramedic played by 20-year-old Alison MacInnis, who was then a full-fledged pediatrician the next year. Similarly, by the time of ''Dino Thunder,'' Tommy Oliver (then-29-year-old-Jason David Frank) had finished college, gotten a Doctorate in Paleontology, and developed the Dino Thunder technology, all in the six year span since he graduated high school midway through ''Turbo.''

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* UnderAgeCasting: ''Power Rangers'' usually averts this, by having the majority of their teams be high school students (played by 20-somethings,) but the occasional season will have a team of rangers with other professions that require extensive training still played by the typical 18-25 actors they always have. There's also the running joke about the "Impossibly Fast Doctorate Program," where characters have gained credentials in obscenely shorts periods of time. Dana Mitchell of ''Lightspeed Rescue'' was a paramedic played by 20-year-old Alison MacInnis, [=MacInnis=], who was then a full-fledged pediatrician the next year. Similarly, by the time of ''Dino Thunder,'' Tommy Oliver (then-29-year-old-Jason David Frank) had finished college, gotten a Doctorate in Paleontology, and developed the Dino Thunder technology, all in the six year span since he graduated high school midway through ''Turbo.''
21st Aug '16 12:54:16 AM Mikeyfan93
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** There's been speculation that Megaforce and Super Megaforce suffered this, due to baffling production decisions.It is known that production was delayed several months with auditions being shut down only to resume a few months later. The official statement was the series still needed work. Speculation exists that originally Tensou Sentai Goseiger would have been the only series adapted. with the addition of Kaizoku sentai Gokiager footage being used many speculate this led to many last minute decisions that heavily show.
*** [[WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers Linkara]] makes a point in his History of Power Rangers show highlighting potential trouble behind the scenes including a mismanaged budget. This leads him to believe that showrunner Jonathan Tzachor did not leave willingly and was fired.

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** There's been speculation that Megaforce and Super Megaforce suffered this, due to baffling production decisions.It is known that The production was delayed several months with auditions being shut down down, only to resume a few months later. The official statement was the series still needed work. Speculation exists that originally Tensou Sentai Goseiger ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' would have been the only series adapted. with adapted, With the addition of Kaizoku sentai Gokiager ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokiager'' footage being used many speculate this led to many last minute decisions that heavily show.
*** [[WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers Linkara]] makes Linkara made a point in his History of Power Rangers show WebVideo/HistoryOfPowerRangers highlighting potential trouble behind the scenes including a mismanaged budget. budget and bizarre choices when it came to filming original footage. This leads him to believe that showrunner executive producer Jonathan Tzachor did not leave willingly and was fired.
17th Aug '16 1:03:17 PM AndyLA
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** Danny Slavin (Leo, the Red Galaxy Ranger), for the record, did get along very well with his cast mates, Scott Page-Pagter, and Koichi Sakamoto, as well as the writers. However, there was always a lot of tension between him and Saban's management, which soured his relationship with the franchise for many years. He later admitted he only did the role to [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney pay for law school]], and was disillusioned during the "Lightspeed Rescue" crossover when an actress was being slighted on her salary and left the set in protest; it was also partly due to the fact that he had already fallen out with management. He nearly sat out the "Forever Red" reunion, until a friend and producer convinced him to have a few unmorphed scenes filmed late in the process. Eventually [[TheBusCameBack he returned]] for Super Megaforce's version of the Legend War, despite having not acted in 10 years. Like Amy Jo Johnson, he seems to have gotten over his old shame; he can now be seen frequenting Power Morphicon, ComicCon, and other related conventions.

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** Danny Slavin (Leo, the Red Galaxy Ranger), for the record, did get along very well with his cast mates, Scott Page-Pagter, and Koichi Sakamoto, as well as the writers. However, there was always a lot of tension between him and Saban's management, which soured his relationship with the franchise for many years. He later admitted he only did the role to [[IWasYoungAndNeededTheMoney pay for law school]], and was disillusioned during the "Lightspeed Rescue" ''Lightspeed Rescue'' crossover when an actress Amy Miller (Trakeena) was being slighted on her salary and left the set in protest; it was also partly due to the fact that he had already fallen out with management. He nearly sat out the "Forever Red" reunion, until a friend and producer convinced him to have a few unmorphed scenes filmed late in the process. Eventually [[TheBusCameBack he returned]] for Super Megaforce's ''Super Megaforce''[='=]s version of the Legend War, despite having not acted in 10 years. Like Amy Jo Johnson, he seems to have gotten over his old shame; he can now be seen frequenting Power Morphicon, ComicCon, and other related conventions.



* OohMeAccentsSlipping: From ''Ninja Storm'' and onward -- since they started filming in New Zealand -- some of the actors' Kiwi accents slipped in the middle of dialogue (which the crew did not bother to re-shoot and therefore going unedited) when they are supposed to be using the North American accent

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* OohMeAccentsSlipping: From ''Ninja Storm'' and onward -- since they started filming in New Zealand -- some of the actors' Kiwi accents slipped in the middle of dialogue (which the crew did not bother to re-shoot and therefore going unedited) when they are supposed to be using the North American accentaccent. Averted since ''Samurai'', when they started using mostly American actors for the Rangers again.
17th Aug '16 12:58:16 PM AndyLA
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** There seems to be some of this going on since Saban took the rights back. As we understand it, Nickelodeon is making Saban stretch each adaptation out to two seasons, or limiting seasons to 20 episodes as they do with some of their original series thereby forcing Saban to take two years to do a full adaptation. Combined with longstanding contracts with Toei that don't let them skip any ''Sentai'', it becomes kind of frustrating for fans as ''Rangers'' keeps falling further behind ''Sentai''.
*** This resulted in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' being adapted as a power-up for the Megaforce Rangers, who start out with the ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' suits. And now there's word out that ''TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' may be skipped over entirely, with the announcement of an adaptation for ''ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' out first.

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** There seems to be some of this going on since Saban took the rights back. As we understand it, Nickelodeon is making Saban stretch each adaptation out to two seasons, or limiting seasons to 20 episodes as they do with some of their original series thereby forcing Saban to take two years to do a full adaptation. Combined with longstanding contracts with Toei that don't let them skip any ''Sentai'', ''Sentai'' (at least unti, it becomes kind of frustrating for fans as ''Rangers'' keeps falling further behind ''Sentai''.
*** This resulted in ''Series/KaizokuSentaiGokaiger'' being adapted as a power-up for the Megaforce Rangers, who start out with the ''Series/TensouSentaiGoseiger'' suits. And now there's word out that ''TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' may be ''Series/TokumeiSentaiGoBusters'' seems to have been skipped over entirely, with the announcement of an ''Dino Charge'' being a direct adaptation for ''ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'' out first.of ''Series/ZyudenSentaiKyoryuger'', plus ''Ninja Steel'' will go straight to adapting ''Series/ShurikenSentaiNinninger'' while jumping over ''Series/ResshaSentaiToqger''.



* FakeAmerican: From ''Ninja Storm'' onward, production took place in New Zealand, with mostly local actors trying their darnedest to pretend they didn't have Kiwi accents. Subverted by Xander in ''Mystic Force'', who didn't even bother hiding his accent and was eventually handwaved as a native Australian that immigrated to the States.

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* FakeAmerican: From ''Ninja Storm'' onward, production took place in New Zealand, with mostly local actors trying their darnedest to pretend they didn't have Kiwi accents. Subverted by Xander in ''Mystic Force'', who as Richard Brancatisano didn't even bother hiding his accent and was eventually handwaved as a native Australian that immigrated to the States.



** In ''RPM'', there's a fake ''Scotsman'' (Blue Ranger Flynn); also played by a Kiwi.
** Although his race is never stated, Antonio from ''Samurai's'' last name is Garcia hinting at a hispanic background, though he could just as easily be filipino which would be closer to his actor's ''Thai/German''! heritage.
*** Of course there is also the two red rangers that have the last name of Shiba being played by white actors. In this case they are both of Japanese decent. Most likely descended from all Male Shiba's, thus keeping the last name of Shiba despite obviously not looking Japanese.

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** In ''RPM'', there's a fake ''Scotsman'' (Blue Ranger Flynn); also played by a Kiwi.
Kiwi, Ari Boyland.
** Although his race is never stated, Antonio from ''Samurai's'' last name is Garcia hinting at a hispanic Hispanic background, though he could just as easily be filipino Filipino which would be closer to his actor's ''Thai/German''! heritage.
Steven Skyler's ''Thai/German'' heritage.
*** Of course there is also the two red rangers that have the last name of Shiba being played by white actors. In this case they are both of Japanese decent. descent. Most likely descended from all Male Shiba's, thus keeping the last name of Shiba despite obviously not looking Japanese.Japanese.
** The character of Chase in ''Dino Charge'' is a repeat of Xander in this respect, as James Davies is a native New Zealander.
17th Aug '16 12:49:48 PM AndyLA
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** Nakia Burrise (Tanya) and Emma Lahana (Kira) both got to showcase their singing.

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** Nakia Burrise (Tanya) and (Tanya), Emma Lahana (Kira) both and Steven Skyler (Antonio), the latter a ''Series/{{Glee}}'' alumnus, all got to showcase their singing.
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