Trivia / Power Rangers Dino Charge

  • Adaptation Dye-Job: The Pink Ranger's Triceratops zord was initially indigo in the toyline, despite being pink in the show. But due to fan outrage it was changed back to Pink. (Though it's entirely possible that the initial indigo color was nothing more than a factory error and it was always meant to still be pink)
  • Fan Nickname: The opposite of last year's (Super) Megafail is Dino Hope.
  • Hey, It's That Guy!
    • Tyler is played by Brennan Meija, who previously appeared in the first season of American Horror Story as the skateboarder that Tate tried to kill in order to provide Violet with another ghost companion. He also appeared in the pilot of I Carly when he was a teenager as the kid who talked backwards.
    • Koda is played by Yoshi Sudarso, who also showed up on the June 22, 2014 episode of Wipeout with his brother, Peter. They won. With Yoshi injured.
    • The crossing guard Ivan recruits for his "team" is Summer's butler, Andrews.
    • The police officer who pulls over Tyler is Andrew Hartford's butler, Spencer.
    • In the Christmas special, Santa is played by John Summer, a.k.a. Fresno Bob.
    • Shelby's dad is James Gaylyn, best known as Colonel Mason Truman and the voice of Zeltrax. The latter becomes funnier when you consider Snide's Kyoryuger counterpart.
  • Hey, It's That Voice!
  • I Knew It: Anyone either familiar with the source material or watched the franchise long enough knew that Ivan was trapped inside Fury. It's not unprecedented either.
    • On the subject of Ivan, quite a few predicted that he would be a medieval knight since in the source material, his Sentai counterpart was a samurai.
    • Kendall becoming the Purple Ranger after Albert's tenure. Kyoryuger, the casting sides that Saban Brands released, or the color of the glasses were dead giveaways.
  • Name's the Same:
    • Kendall shares her first name with Danny's love interest in two episodes of Power Rangers Wild Force. Her name is very similar to Kendrix Morgan, the first Lost Galaxy Pink Ranger who was also a Hot Scientist. An interview with Judd Lynn, however, says that the two are unrelated and that he didn't realize the similarity until he was told.
    • Ivan shares his with the main villain from Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie.
  • One of Us: If his Twitter account is any indication, Yoshi Sudarso (who plays the Blue Ranger) is a fan of Fairy Tail, video game livestreams and Super Sentai. He's also an avid cosplayer.
    • Promoted Fanboy for sure. He owns a Stegotchi Zyudenchi -the Japanese version of his character's Stegosaurus Dino Charger!
    • He also regularly attends local fan conventions, Not as a guest, but as a fan!
    • He's also talked to his Sentai counterpart's actor via Twitter (See the Heartwarming page for details).
    • And he made a cameo in an episode of Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
    • The subtle Kyoryuger Shout-Out in episode 3 (Chase singing a song with the same tune as the opening theme "Vamola! Kyoryuger") was apparently something Yoshi and James Davies (Chase's actor) planned out together and got put into the show.
  • Promoted Fanboy: Aside from Yoshi above, there's Michael Taber (Green Ranger) — he's a longtime fan of Power Rangers and even went as Magna Defender for Halloween as a child!
  • Teasing Creator: The Aqua Ranger hasn't debuted, yet scattered throughout the season are various minor characters with cyan motifsnote 
  • Prop Recycling: Several of the monsters in Sledge´s prison apppeared somewhere in the past seasons. One of the most obvious is Necrolai/Vancuria (difference unclear) in Wishing For a Hero as she is visible all the while Heckyl clashes with Sledge.
    • The retreating monster Heckyl kills in When Evil Stirs has the head of Dumbbell Bot from RPM
  • Too Soon: "Forgive & Forget", in which Amber Beach's water supply was contaminated by an amnesia-inducing venom, aired as Flint, Mich., was in the midst of a major water crisis in which its supply was poisoned with lead.
  • Tuckerization: "True Black" involves a boyband called the N-Zed Boys who, fittingly are from New Zealand - where the show is filmed.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • Early casting calls show that Riley was originally named Ryan, Tyler was originally called Lucas, and that Kendall was going to be called Kiera. All three were changed due to being previously used.
    • Casting information listed Riley's brother Matt as The Graphite (then called Gray) ranger. an official release via the toys however lists Graphite ranger as someone named Prince Phillip.
  • Younger Than They Look: Claire Blackwelder, who plays mentor and Team Mom Kendall, is actually the second youngest cast member.
  • There are several firsts in this season for the franchise.
    • Unless we get an American exclusive Yellow Ranger, this will be the very first Power Ranger series without a Yellow Ranger.
    • Also the first series to have a Pink Ranger be black.
      • Camille Hyde, Shelby's actress, has another first: the first Ranger to be born after Mighty Morphin's series premiere in August 1993 being born the following November.
      • Just missing out on becoming the first Ranger born after the MMPR premiere was Claire Blackwelder (Kendall), who was born two days before.
    • Also the first Indonesian ranger (Yoshi Sudarso).
    • Michael Taber, though he was the second person cast who was born after the premiere of MMPR, is the first ranger to be born the year after the show came out, in April 1994.
  • The episode Sync or Swim marks the 800th episode of the entire Power Rangers franchise.
  • According to a ComicCon interview, Camille Hyde (Shelby) and Claire Blackwelder (Kendall) are from the same hometown, and even have some of the same friends. They didn't know it until they met on set and one of them happened to mention where they were from.
  • Dino Charge has the distinction of having the oldest-living rangers, both in terms of in-series age (Koda, at 100,000+ years old) and of the oldest actor to portray a Ranger (Arthur Ranford, who plays the first Purple Ranger, is 67 years old).
    • It should be noted that that even beats the sentai record. Shigeru Chiba, who played his counterpart, was only 59 at the time. Tsutomu Sekine was 61 during ToQger.