Trivia / Masked Rider

  • Keep Circulating the Tapes: The three-part Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers episodes have not been seen in America for over a decade, and as for the series itself there are very few episodes released on VHS and DVD. Still, there is YouTube. This and The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nóg are also the only live-action Saban shows currently unavailable on Netflix, as well as the only ones not to be released on DVD by Shout! Factory.
    • Though thanks to all of Power Rangers being on Netflix, viewers can at least see the three-parter.
  • Name's the Same: "Roborider", the name applied to Shadowmoon, was originally the name for one of Kotaro's forms, which became known as "Super Gold".
    • Interestingly enough, in the adaptation, the power that was meant to become Super Gold was first used to create Robo Rider.
    • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue also has a monster named Cyclopter, who's an actual cyclops.
  • Old Shame: Saban themselves seem to view the show as this - as noted above, it's not available on Netflix (save for the three-part crossover with Mighty Morphin). However, even before then, Saban has not referenced the show since - it was retconned to being a Show Within a Show in Power Rangers Time Forcenote , and despite having the opportunity to resolve the plot with Power Rangers Samurainote , they chose not to.
  • Stunt Double:
    • The show uses Kotaro Minami as this, with Dex dressing up in the same white outfit to blend in with the Stock Footage in some civilian fights. Most probably for budget reasons, since Saban was unable to obtain most of the monster costumes from Black RX. This explains why "Dex" is never seen in the same shot as the monster whenever he wears a different outfit other than Kotaro Minami's. At times, Kotaro's face could be seen during such fights. Keep in mind, Masked Rider is not the first show that uses this method of editing. VR Troopers, and numerous Power Rangers series have used footage of the Japanese actors as doubles for their respective American counterparts. However, the aforementioned budget forced production to use this method very often in Masked Rider.
    • The show also uses Kamen Rider ZO and Kamen Rider J as this for suited fights as well. The close-up shots feature Dex in the RX suit, but the faraway action shots depicts him wearing a completely different outfit.
  • Underage Casting: A really bad example: As mentioned under "Playing Gertrude" on the main page, Candace Kita (then known as Candace Camille Bender), the actress playing Barbara, was fifteen at the time.
  • What Could Have Been: In the beginning, Saban's Masked Rider was supposed to be a very different show. Several big differences included Edenoi exploding, no Ferbus, a different Albee and Molly, different voices for Chopper & Magno, no original villain footage... Yet, Ted Jan Roberts is still Dex. As seen in this pilot.
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