History Trivia / VRTroopers

8th Feb '17 8:49:48 PM Wildcard
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* DawsonsCasting: Ryan Steele was called "an 18 year old martial arts instructor" in a promo video and Brad Hawkins was 20 when the show began.

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* DawsonsCasting: DawsonCasting: Ryan Steele was called "an 18 year old martial arts instructor" in a promo video and Brad Hawkins was 20 when the show began.
8th Feb '17 8:48:50 PM Wildcard
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*DawsonsCasting: Ryan Steele was called "an 18 year old martial arts instructor" in a promo video and Brad Hawkins was 20 when the show began.
27th Dec '16 12:08:56 PM themisterfree
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** Meanwhile, Kenner reused molds from other toylines to fill out the VRT toy lineup- the "VR Skyborg" [[http://actionfigureadventures.blogspot.com/2013/09/jail-bird-speeder-skyborg-jet.html was recycled from]] the ''[[WesternAnimation/{{COPS}} COPS n' Crooks]]'' line (where it was the "Jailbird Speeder"), while the "VR Pursuit Jet" was an [[http://www.toyarchive.com/Aliens/Prototypes/DropShipSmallTestShot1.html unused mold]] from the cancelled ''Film/{{Aliens}}'' toyline- which in turn had began back in 1986 as the [[http://www.yojoe.com/vehicles/86/firebat/ Cobra Firebat]] from ''Franchise/GIJoe'' (Creator/{{Hasbro}} having bought Kenner in 1991).
17th Dec '16 5:17:56 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* TheOtherMarty: Jason David Frank was originally set to play Adam Steele in the unaired ''Cybertron'' pilot while Brad Hawkins was cast as Rocky the White Ranger on Power Rangers. A second pilot was also made which featured Professor Hart being played by an Einstein-esque Caucasian. Saban realized that replacing Frank on Power Rangers was too risky so Frank returned to the show as Tommy in the role of the White Ranger and Hawkins stepped into the role renamed Ryan Steele. The name Rocky ended up being reused for for the second Red Ranger.

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* TheOtherMarty: Jason David Frank Creator/JasonDavidFrank was originally set to play Adam Steele in the unaired ''Cybertron'' pilot while Brad Hawkins was cast as Rocky the White Ranger on Power Rangers.''Power Rangers''. A second pilot was also made which featured Professor Hart being played by an Einstein-esque Caucasian. Saban realized that replacing Frank on Power Rangers was too risky so Frank returned to the show as Tommy in the role of the White Ranger and Hawkins stepped into the role renamed Ryan Steele. The name Rocky ended up being reused for for the second Red Ranger.
20th Nov '16 10:54:51 PM Mikeyfan93
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* {{Defictionalization}}: In a sense- while the series' primary depiction of VR obviously ain't gonna happen, the VR headsets they used have become the current wave of VR technology, what with Oculous Rift, Google Cardboard, [=PlayStation=] VR, and even View-Master VR.

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* {{Defictionalization}}: In a sense- while sense. While the series' primary depiction of VR obviously ain't gonna happen, the VR headsets they used have become the current wave of VR technology, what with Oculous Rift, Google Cardboard, [=PlayStation=] VR, and even View-Master VR.



* PropRecycling: The suits used for the battle grid fights were based on the spandex suits used in ''MMPR'', notably using the Red Ranger helmet mold from ''MMPR'' retooled/repainted to remove the dino details and to look closer to the trooper suits.

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* PropRecycling: The suits used for the battle grid fights were based on the spandex suits used in ''MMPR'', notably using the Red Ranger helmet mold from ''MMPR'' retooled/repainted to remove ''MMPR''. You could even see the dino details and to look closer to on the trooper suits.helmet.



** The ''Cybertron'' pilot also shows that the series was originally intended to be a stand-alone adaptation of ''Metalder'', with Tao as his ally. It was only after Jason David Frank was replaced by Brad Hawkins that the series was revamped into a team show and the ''Spielban'' footage was brought in for the two additional main characters (since Metalder was a lone hero, whereas Spielban had a costumed female sidekick). By that point, Saban was also using footage from two different ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series for ''MMPR'' (''Zyuranger'' and ''Dairanger''). Not only that, but Hasbro nearly sued them over the use of the name "Cybertron", which is the name of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' home planet, which might explain why ''VRT'' toys were made by then Hasbro subsidiary Kenner rather than Bandai.

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** The ''Cybertron'' pilot also shows that the series was originally intended to be a stand-alone adaptation of ''Metalder'', with Tao as his ally. It was only after Jason David Frank was replaced by Brad Hawkins that the series was revamped into a team show and the ''Spielban'' footage was brought in for the two additional main characters (since Metalder was a lone hero, whereas Spielban had a costumed female sidekick). By that point, Saban was also using footage from two different ''Franchise/SuperSentai'' series for ''MMPR'' (''Zyuranger'' and ''Dairanger''). Not only that, but Hasbro nearly sued them over the use of the name "Cybertron", which is the name of the ''Franchise/{{Transformers}}'' home planet, which might explain why ''VRT'' toys were made by then Hasbro subsidiary Kenner rather than Bandai. The Cybertron name was retained in the ending credits, listing the production company as "Cybertron Productions", in the same mold as "MMPR Productions".
20th Nov '16 10:50:17 PM Mikeyfan93
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** There was loose talk during production of possibly doing a crossover with ''Power Rangers''.

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** There was loose talk during production of possibly doing a crossover with ''Power Rangers''. Various interviews with the cast revealed the sets of both series were in close proximity of each other, but nothing ever came of it.
25th Sep '16 11:54:51 AM Metalder386
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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In the wake of Creator/ShoutFactory's announcement that they will not proceed to release the last few episodes of the show on DVD due to mediocre sales. Recently averted: Shout! Factory just put the last few episodes out on their "Select" label for sale on their website.

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* KeepCirculatingTheTapes: In the wake of Creator/ShoutFactory's announcement that they will not proceed to release the last few episodes of the show on DVD due to mediocre sales. Recently averted: Shout! Factory just put the last few episodes out on their "Select" label for sale on their website. The entire series is on Netflix as well.
25th Sep '16 11:54:18 AM Metalder386
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*** If ''Cybertron'' was made and successful, Saban could have potentially adapted one ''Metal Hero'' series per year, in a manner similar to 'Power Rangers'.

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*** If ''Cybertron'' was made and successful, Saban could have potentially adapted one ''Metal Hero'' series per year, in a manner similar to 'Power Rangers'.''Power Rangers''.
25th Sep '16 11:53:44 AM Metalder386
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*** If ''Cybertron'' was made and successful, Saban could have potentially adapted one ''Metal Hero'' series per year, in a manner similar to 'Power Rangers'.
24th Jul '16 4:50:40 PM themisterfree
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*{{Defictionalization}}: In a sense- while the series' primary depiction of VR obviously ain't gonna happen, the VR headsets they used have become the current wave of VR technology, what with Oculous Rift, Google Cardboard, [=PlayStation=] VR, and even View-Master VR.



** A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgpWx7nVPrE/ promo]] seen on certain Power Rangers videos prior to the show's debut had Jeb with a different voice, Kaitlyn with a different last name, and Professor Hart was played by a Caucasian who looked like Einstein.

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** A [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgpWx7nVPrE/ promo]] promo seen on certain Power Rangers videos prior to the show's debut had Jeb with a different voice, Kaitlyn with a different last name, and Professor Hart was played by a Caucasian who looked like Einstein.
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