History Trivia / PowerRangersTurbo

1st Jun '17 8:45:35 PM RoarkTenjouin
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* ScrewedByTheNetwork: The reason Saban had to use footage from ''Carranger'' was because of their contract with Toei - the contract explicitly forbid them from skipping a sentai[[note]]although the deal eventually did change, since Saban eventually did end up skipping ''[[Series/TokumeiSentaiGobusters Go-Busters]]'' after they bought the franchise back[[/note]] (so Saban couldn't just skip ''Carranger'' and adapt ''Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger'', which would get adapted into [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace the next series]]), and the contract was only for ''Zyuranger'' and onwards, meaning that Saban couldn't go back and adapt a pre-''Zyuranger'' series, despite the fact that the tone of a series such as ''[[Series/ChoujinSentaiJetman Jetman]]'' or ''[[Series/HikariSentaiMaskman Maskman]]'' would have been a much better fit for the type of story that ''Turbo'' was trying to tell.


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** As noted above, Saban's contract with Toei forbid them from skipping a Sentai...but Saban still had the unused footage of the core 5 from ''Series/GoseiSentaiDairanger'' lying around. Admittedly, Saban WOULD still have to use the mech fight scenes from ''Carranger''[[note]]since the mech scenes from ''Dairanger'' had been used for the Thunderzords, and those had been destroyed in ''Mighty Morphin''[[/note]], and the Phantom Ranger would still have to have been used, but suppose that Saban had adapted footage of the core 5 from ''Dairanger''[[note]]using a mixture of ''Dairanger'' footage, original footage and footage of the monsters from ''Carranger'' spliced together in a similar way that ''Mighty Morphin'' spliced ''Dairanger'' and ''Zyuranger'' footage[[/note]] and the mech fight scenes from ''Carranger'' instead. Would the end result have been any different?
1st Jun '17 8:33:15 PM RoarkTenjouin
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** As noted above, there was a dispute between Jonathan Tzachor and story editor Doug Sloan about the tone of the series - the former wanted to embrace the comedic elements of the source material, and the latter wanted to make a serious story. Judd Lynn's thoughts were similar to those of Tzachor's, but suppose that Sloan had been on board with playing up the comedic elements from the get-go or Judd Lynn had been on board since day 1. What would the season have turned out like then?
14th Mar '17 8:28:12 PM RoarkTenjouin
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'''General Trivia''':
* ''Chase into Space'' is the second time that footage from [[Series/DenjiSentaiMegaranger the sentai]] [[Series/PowerRangersInSpace adapted into the following Power Rangers series]] is used in the previous one - the first being the abandoned theater shot from "The Wedding" in season 2 of ''Mighty Morphin'', which was from ''Series/NinjaSentaiKakuranger''. Unlike "The Wedding", however, ''Chase into Space'' adapted footage from its corresponding ''Carranger'' episode as well[[note]]"The Wedding" was not the finale of season 2 of ''Mighty Morphin''[[/note]]. The shuttle launch footage in question would get used a second time in episode 4 of ''Lightspeed Rescue''.

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21st Feb '17 2:46:40 PM tyrekecorrea
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** The movie was nitially envisioned as a reunion of the original MMPR cast teaming up with the new Turbo team, it fell apart when Walter Jones and Thuy Trang refused to give up their Guild membership cards to film. The explanation of the Turbo powers was dropped when David Yost left near the end of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''. The original cut was actually over ''three hours long'' and they were forced to trim it down to under two. Beyond all of that, it was no wonder the movie flopped!

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** The movie was nitially initially envisioned as a reunion of the original MMPR cast teaming up with the new Turbo team, it fell apart when Walter Jones and Thuy Trang refused to give up their Guild membership cards to film. The explanation of the Turbo powers was dropped when David Yost left near the end of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''. The original cut was actually over ''three hours long'' and they were forced to trim it down to under two. Beyond all of that, it was no wonder the movie flopped!
12th Jan '17 4:53:29 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: As with the previous seasons, the Power Chamber exterior is The House of the Book performance hall and library building at the American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley, California.
12th Jan '17 4:49:40 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Detective Stone took over running the Juice Bar, because Richard Genelle (Ernie) had to leave the series due to health reasons.
12th Jan '17 4:49:08 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TroubledProduction: Producer Jonathan Tzachor wanted to embrace the source footage ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger''[='=]s slapstick comedy and then story editor Doug Sloan wanted to continue ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''[='=]s more serious bent of the franchise growing up. This led to severe mood whiplash, like a villain planting bombs that Rangers needed to deactivate before they blew up and kill people while having goofy concepts like Tommy reading the new zords' instruction manual. Eventually Doug Sloan left and was replaced with Judd Lynn right when it came time to jettison the old cast (minus Justin) and replace them with a new cast. As Judd Lynn was in agreement on playing closer to ''Carranger''[='=]s comedy, the product became a lot more cohesive in the show's second half.

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Producer Jonathan Tzachor wanted to embrace the source footage ''Series/GekisouSentaiCarranger''[='=]s slapstick comedy and then story editor Doug Sloan wanted to continue ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''[='=]s more serious bent of the franchise growing up. This led to severe mood whiplash, like a villain planting bombs that Rangers needed to deactivate before they blew up and kill people while having goofy concepts like Tommy reading the new zords' instruction manual. Eventually Doug Sloan left and was replaced with Judd Lynn right when it came time to jettison the old cast (minus Justin) and replace them with a new cast. As Judd Lynn was in agreement on playing closer to ''Carranger''[='=]s comedy, the product became a lot more cohesive in the show's second half.
** The movie was nitially envisioned as a reunion of the original MMPR cast teaming up with the new Turbo team, it fell apart when Walter Jones and Thuy Trang refused to give up their Guild membership cards to film. The explanation of the Turbo powers was dropped when David Yost left near the end of ''Series/PowerRangersZeo''. The original cut was actually over ''three hours long'' and they were forced to trim it down to under two. Beyond all of that, it was no wonder the movie flopped!



** There were originally plans for Bulk and Skull to get their own Series/FawltyTowers-esque spin-off series, where they run a hotel with a Mexican Elvis Presley impersonator called "El Vez". This explains why both Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy left the series so that the producers could add chimpanzees to the show roster (with Schrier and Narvy still providing voices, though).

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** There were originally plans for Bulk and Skull to get their own Series/FawltyTowers-esque ''Series/FawltyTowers''-esque spin-off series, where they run a hotel with a Mexican Elvis Presley impersonator ElvisImpersonator called "El Vez". This explains why both Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy left the series so that the producers could add chimpanzees to the show roster (with Schrier and Narvy still providing voices, though).



** Originally only Jason David Frank was supposed to leave, having expressed interest in leaving since Zeo. Saban convinced him to stay through the first half of Turbo to let them write out his character properly while they go look for his replacement. Next thing you know, Catherine Sutherland announced that she planned on leaving and moving on to other projects as well; and so, the writers thought of perhaps having Johnny Yong Bosch and Nakia Burrise stay until the end of ''Turbo'' with their characters serving as the more seasoned, veteran Rangers (along with Blake Foster's character) who help out the two new team members and with either one of them becoming the leader (meaning that we could have had 6 Red Rangers up to date who were not leaders if this had happened back then). Eventually, during production of the first half of Turbo, the executives decided to get rid of all the veteran Rangers except for Justin, much to the shock of Bosch and Burrise (as with Foster, who was very sad to see all of them leave at once; he eventually grew to be just as fond of his newer cast mates though -- but, that's another story) who found out about it through an ad on a newspaper -- calling for auditions to fill in 4 Ranger spots: Red, Pink, Yellow, and Green -- that someone from the hair and makeup department had shown them. Ouch...

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** Originally only Jason David Frank Creator/JasonDavidFrank was supposed to leave, having expressed interest in leaving since Zeo. Saban convinced him to stay through the first half of Turbo to let them write out his character properly while they go look for his replacement. Next thing you know, Catherine Sutherland announced that she planned on leaving and moving on to other projects as well; and so, the writers thought of perhaps having Johnny Yong Bosch Creator/JohnnyYongBosch and Nakia Burrise stay until the end of ''Turbo'' with their characters serving as the more seasoned, veteran Rangers (along with Blake Foster's character) who help out the two new team members and with either one of them becoming the leader (meaning that we could have had 6 Red Rangers up to date who were not leaders if this had happened back then). Eventually, during production of the first half of Turbo, the executives decided to get rid of all the veteran Rangers except for Justin, much to the shock of Bosch and Burrise (as with Foster, who was very sad to see all of them leave at once; he eventually grew to be just as fond of his newer cast mates though -- but, that's another story) who found out about it through an ad on a newspaper -- calling for auditions to fill in 4 Ranger spots: Red, Pink, Yellow, and Green -- that someone from the hair and makeup department had shown them. Ouch...
28th Oct '16 7:58:09 AM DeepthroatGhoul
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** An unfilmed episode, titled "Rangers in Concert", originally planned to be the mid-season finale, was set to focus on a number of characters. This would have included: Carlos, whose surname was originally "Chavez"; Ashley, originally "Missy"; Lt. Stone's niece from "Cars Attack", Jenny Hunter (originally called "Ashley"); and Tanya's KAGV intern and clear T.J. prototype, Michael. Said episode was also to have the Blue Senturion show the current Power Rangers - who would've fought Rockin' Roach - the full Millennium Message, allowing them to know who their replacements would be in "Passing the Torch".

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** An unfilmed episode, titled "Rangers in Concert", originally planned to be the mid-season finale, was set to focus on a number of characters. This would have included: Carlos, whose surname was originally "Chavez"; "Chavez", who would have become the Red Ranger; Ashley, originally "Missy"; "Missy", who would have become the Pink Ranger; Lt. Stone's niece from "Cars Attack", Jenny Hunter (originally called "Ashley"); "Ashley"), who would have become the Yellow Ranger; and Tanya's KAGV intern and clear T.J. prototype, Michael.Michael, who would have become the Green Ranger. Said episode was also to have the Blue Senturion show the current Power Rangers - who would've fought Rockin' Roach - the full Millennium Message, allowing them to know who their replacements would be in "Passing the Torch".
24th Oct '16 12:00:29 PM DeepthroatGhoul
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** In an podcast interview with a fansite in 2014, Hilary Shepard Turner revealed that Divatox was originally written with Grace Jones in mind.

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** In an podcast interview with a fansite in 2014, Hilary Shepard Turner revealed that Divatox was originally written with Grace Jones in mind.mind.
* YouLookFamiliar: The uncredited actor who played one of the drag racers, Robert, in "Built for Speed", also appeared in a later episode, "The Rival Rangers", as a new school student called Bobby.
4th Oct '16 4:26:03 PM CumbersomeTercel
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* CaliforniaDoubling: As with the previous seasons, the Power Chamber exterior is The House of the Book performance hall and library building at the American Jewish University, Brandeis-Bardin Campus in Simi Valley, California.
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