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  • Power Rangers beat Super Sentai to the punch at a Kamen Rider crossover, thanks to Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers' Poorly Disguised Pilot story arc for Masked Rider by a long gap. To elaborate: Said MMPR episodes aired in 1995. The Samurai Sentai Shinkenger crossover arc of Kamen Rider Decade aired in 2009, or 14 years later.
  • Power Rangers also had a female Red Ranger before Super Sentai: SPD's A-Squad leader Charlie, to Shiba Kaoru, the female ShinkenRed, a 4-year difference.
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  • Adored by the Network: British channel Kix. They love the show so much, that their second channel, Kix Power, is named after Power Rangers and for the first six weeks is showing nothing else!
  • Approval of God: Hiroshi Miyauchi, the actor who played Aoranger and Big One is aware that Power Rangers is an adaptation of Super Sentai and has voiced his support, saying that the former’s existence is an extension of the latter’s message about justice, teamwork, and the greater good.
  • Beam Me Up, Scotty!: Zordon never told Alpha to recruit "teenagers with attitude." He asked for "overbearing and overemotional humans." Alpha said, "not that, not teenagers!" The phrase was used in the introduction, but was a way to condense that scene. Became a trope namer.
  • California Doubling: 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.
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    • For the 2017 film reboot, Vancouver Doubling.
  • Cast the Runner-Up:
    • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers:
      • David Yost auditioned for Jason. He decided that he didn't look like a leader (despite being the oldest in the cast) and took the role of Billy.
      • Jason Narvy (Skull) auditioned for Billy.
      • Danny Southworth (Eric Myers on Power Rangers Time Force) stated at Power Morphicon that he had auditioned for the role of Adam during production of the second season. But instead, Johnny Yong Bosch got the role and Dan continued his stunt work. In addition to being Austin St. John's stunt double (morphed), he also acted as a Stunt Double to Johnny (also morphed).
    • Emma Lahana auditioned for Tori Hanson in Power Rangers Ninja Storm. And since she was trying to launch a music career at the same time, one wonders if the character would have been a straight copy of Hurricaneger's Nanami had she gotten the role. She would later play Kira in Power Rangers Dino Thunder.
    • Power Rangers Mystic Force: Firass Dirani and Richard Brancatisano, who played Nick and Xander respectively, actually tried out for the parts of Xander and Nick respectively.
    • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Jason Faunt and Rhett Fisher also auditioned for Leo Corbett. They would later be rangers - Rhett became Ryan the Titanium Ranger and Faunt became Wesley Colins.
    • Power Rangers Samurai:
      • Emily was almost played by Ciara Hanna, they even had the contract ready, but she backed out before signing. She would return to play Gia in Power Rangers Megaforce.
      • Spike's actor, Felix Ryan actually tried out for the part of the Gold Ranger.
    • Power Rangers Megaforce: Orion's actor, Cameron Jebo, originally tried out for the part of Troy.
    • In Power Rangers: Beast Morphers, Liana Ramirez initially auditioned for the Yellow Ranger before Jacqueline Scislowski would take the role. She instead got casted as Roxy, which adds irony to her character being the intended Yellow Ranger.
  • The Cast Show Off: Many hobbies and skills of the actors are integrated into their characters:
    • Plenty of expert martial artists are known to have joined the cast, including:
      • Austin St. John (Jason)
      • Thuy Trang (Trini). Not only that, but Trang also earned a scholarship to study civil engineering at the University of California, Irvine, before being approached for the role of Trini.
      • Jason David Frank (Tommy)'s martial arts training also allowed him to preform more risky combat stunts than the other Rangers at times.
      • Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam)
      • Michael Chaturantabut (Chad/Blue Lightspeed Ranger)
      • Daniel Southworth (Eric/Quantum Ranger)
    • 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 in the early days, before Billy Took a Level in Badass.
    • Nakia Burrise (Tanya), Emma Lahana (Kira) and Steven Skyler (Antonio), the latter a Glee alumnus, all got to showcase their singing.
  • Cast the Expert: The show usually seeks out people with martial arts or other athletic backgrounds to start with.
  • Channel Hop:
    • Started on FOX, but when the Fox Kids block died it went over to ABC and Disney's cable channels (but, strangely, not Disney XD when it launched).
    • When Saban's new company got it, they struck a deal to have it aired on Nickelodeon and Nicktoons. Once Saban Brands bought out 4Kids Entertainment's assets, they took advantage of the included CW programming block and scheduled Power Rangers Lost Galaxy as part of the Vortexx launch lineup.
      • And starting with Super Megaforce, Cartoon Network 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).
    • In the UK, it was on ITV/CITV from MMPR through to RPM, and Channel 5 for Samurai, Super Samurai and Megaforce. It was also on Sky One for the first 145 episodes, then Fox Kids/Jetix from Alien Rangers through to RPM, then Nickelodeon/Nicktoons for Samurai, Super Samurai and Megaforce, then Pop for Super Megaforce. Latterly, Kix airs old episodes - its success there is likely why its sister channel Pop has decided to take over from Nickelodeon as the show's UK home.
    • Power Rangers has the dubious honor of going through the most Hollywood studios out of most any television franchise, going from PolyGram Filmed Entertainment to Warner Bros. (through its WEA/WarnerVision division) (both those companies handled video releases only) to 20th Century Fox to Disney to Lionsgate in various different capacities.
    • In Canada, the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers aired on Global and YTV, until complaints by the Canadian Broadcast Standards Council yanked the show off Canadian airwaves (Outside of households that had access to a FOX or ABC affiliate). The show would later end up on Family Channel, which aired Lightspeed Rescue and Wild Force, along with the rest of the Disney-produced seasons. When Saban reacquired the franchise and moved it to Nickelodeon, the show returned to YTV with Samurai. But after YTV's parent company, Corus Entertainment, gained 100% control of Teletoon, the show would move to the latter network note  just as Corus acquired new episodes of Super Megaforce.
    • In Italy, Italia 1 aired the series from Mighty Morphin to Lost Galaxy. Lightspeed Rescue and Time Force aired on Fox Kids/Jetix alongside reruns of the older series, then it came back on Italia 1 for Wild Force and Ninja Storm plus Lost Galaxy reruns. Fox Kids/Jetix added these two series to their rerun blocks and got Dino Thunder too, and then Rai 2 aired from SPD to Jungle Fury. Samurai was aired on Italia 1 once again, with K2 airing RPM some time later alongside reruns of Mystic Force and Operation Overdrive, Megaforce and Dino Charge both aired on Boing and Pop got the show's rights in time for the airing of Ninja Steel (plus reruns of Operation Overdrive, Jungle Fury and RPM)
  • Dawson Casting: Quite frequently. The first season had characters in high school played by actors in their early-to-mid-twenties, some of whom did a better job than others. The trope page compares Austin and AJJ to show how men are less convincing at this than women, especially since Austin was a teenager — he was 17 when they started filming, and was 18 years old when it first aired — when he started playing Jason (although to be exact Austin was actually in his late teens, therefore he was fully mature physically and it showed, which actually contrasted with the age of his character, who was earlier in high school).
    • Jason Chan was already 30 when he played Cam in Ninja Storm— although, to be fair, Cam's age is never specified and it's not uncommon for a Sixth Ranger like himself to be an adult.
    • Phillip Jeanmarie's character, Max, in Wild Force is said to be the youngest member of the team (quite possibly in his senior year in high school). However, it is actually Jessica Rey (Alyssa) who is the youngest of the main Ranger cast; but, with Jeanmarie, you wouldn't be able to tell.
    • The most notable aversion was in Lightspeed Rescue. Rhett Fisher (Ryan/Titanium Ranger) was literally the exact same age as his character, starting off 19 and turning 20 a few episodes in. Interestingly, he's actually 2 months younger than Dana's actress Alison MacInnis despite being the older brother. But since both characters looked their parts (late teens/early 20s) it worked just fine.
  • Executive Meddling: Originally all the villains were suppose to be vaporized by Zordon's wave in countdown (excluding Karone/Astronema of course). Fox Kids' BS&P forbade them to kill off the human villains.
    • This is why Wes and Jen didn't kiss at the end of Time Force. Although it's also why Eric survived.
    • Also in SPD, as far as making the Omega Ranger a ball of light when he wasn't morphed because the producers decided to spend most of the budget creating an all-original Zord/Monster fight for the finale.
    • 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 (at least until Dino Charge, where Toei decided to throw this rule out), it becomes kind of frustrating for fans as Rangers keeps falling further behind Sentai.
    • Disney never really appreciated the franchise, having had Power Rangers forced on their laps in order to acquire the Family Channel, Disney considered the entire series an embarrassment, and was always pushing for less violence... in a kids action show. Continuous budget slashes and always wanting to cancel it, they were more than happy to sell it back to Saban the moment they bought out the gold mine of more evergreen boys' superhero properties.
  • Fake American: 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, as Richard Brancatisano didn't even bother hiding his accent and was eventually handwaved as a native Australian that immigrated to the States.
    • However, Jeffery Parazzo (Trent) and Kevin Duhaney (Ethan), from Dino Thunder, actually came all the way from Canada. Regardless, they were obviously able to easily pass for American unlike some of the Kiwi actors.
    • The character of Chase in Dino Charge is a repeat of Xander in this respect, as James Davies is a native New Zealander.
    • In Overdrive, Samuell Benta (Will) and Rhoda Montemayor (Rose) were both British, but each managed to hide their native accents well. Meanwhile, Gareth Yuen (Dax) is Australian but speaks with a subtle Chinese accent, which makes sense due to Yuen being of Chinese descent; his natural Australian accent has slight hints of this as well.
  • Fake Nationality:
    • 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 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 descent. Most likely descended from all Male Shiba's, thus keeping the last name of Shiba despite obviously not looking Japanese.
  • Fan Nickname:
    • The Japanese recorded action sequences from the end of the first season (Starting with Something Fishy and every episode after Crystal of Nightmares) and the first half of the second season (until "Missing Green", before they began using Dairanger monsters on the show) is dubbed Zyu2 in fan circles, due to the fact that they were recorded specifically for Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and were not from any actual Zyuranger episodes.
    • The fandom groups the various seasons by whichever company held the rights to the series at the time they were produced. Mighty Morphin through Time Force are collectively known as "The Saban Era", Ninja Storm through RPM (and possibly the 2010 Mighty Morphin reversion) are known as "The Disney Era"note , Samurai through Super Ninja Steel are known as "The Neo-Saban Era", and the fandom has already begun referring to Beast Morphers onward as "The Hasbro Era".
  • Fandom Life Cycle: In the odd case of being a 90's pop culture icon that's still ongoing.
    • Power Rangers as a whole is at Stage 6a, far from its glory days.
    • Mighty Morphin by itself is at Stage 5. Anything else within the Zordon Era is Stage 2.
    • Lost Galaxy through RPM can go down to Stage 1.
    • The Neo-Saban Era and the 2017 movie both brought about minor Newbie Booms, with each season of the former managing to be around Stage 2 while it was airing, with the same going for the latter film.
  • Follow the Leader: Many, some of which are Saban's own attempts to repeat the same concept: VR Troopers, Beetleborgs and Masked Rider.
  • Friday Night Death Slot: A variant. Because the series was not an Edutainment Show, many ABC affiliates refused to carry it in its assigned late Saturday morning timeslot and often relegated it to air at 5am on Saturday or Sunday before the church shows or farm report. Some even threw it out entirely as they regarded the show as radioactive to their attempts to maintain that their children's shows were all educational. And on the stations where it ran when it was supposed to, that timeslot tended to be preempted for sports.
  • Genre-Killer: Ironically, the same franchise that began the American Tokusatsu show has also been responsible for pretty much any later attempt not being able to succeed - since more often than not, it'll be seen as a rip-off of Power Rangers by those who don't know anything about Tokusatsunote . In fact, there's only been one attempt after the boom of Follow the Leader shows during the 90s to localize a Toku show, and although that show did its best to avoid association with Power Rangersnote , thanks to its serialized nature, said show bombed in its home countrynote .
  • International Coproduction: Between Saban Entertainment/Disney/Saban Brands from the United States, Toei Company in Japan, and later Village Roadshow in New Zealand.
    • Toei also has half of the copyright ownership of all things Power Rangers.
  • Just for Fun: Linkara's semi-serious analysis series, History of Power Rangers.
    • And the even less serious Overanalyzed series by Girls Heart Geeks on Youtube.
  • Milestone Celebration: "Forever Red" (10 seasons), "Legacy of Power" (500 episodes), "Once a Ranger" (15 years), Power Rangers Megaforce (20 years/seasons — officially), "Dimensions in Danger" (25 years/seasons).
  • Name's the Same:
    • There are two ladies named Kat; one's a love interest for Tommy and the Pink Zeo Ranger, and the other a space faring Cat Girl from SPD.
    • There's Sean, Adam's protégé 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."
    • There's also Mike the Magna Defender and Mike the Green Samurai Ranger. Incidentally there's another Green Samurai Ranger too. Also; two Thunder Megazords, two sets of Ninja Zords and three sets of Dino Zords.
  • No Export for You: In South Korea, from Ninja Storm onwards, combined with Translation Matchmaking. Also in New Zealand (where oddly the show is being shot) until Samurai.
  • Old Shame: Between being a well known kids show that can inspire Typecasting / I Am Not Spock for ambitious actors alongside a very low budget that pays them the bare minimum and a rough filming schedule, some actors have regrets from being a part of the show.
    • David Yost (Billy, the first Blue Ranger) hid from the fandom after the show ended, as he revealed in a 2010 interview he was gay and that he quit the show after being passively harassed by the behind-the-camera staff. But Yost made it clear that he still enjoyed the experience of playing Billy, loves the fans who support him and frequently goes to Power Morphicon to hang out with former cast mates. However, when Saban invited him to cameo in Super Megaforce, Yost declined, comparing it to an abusive ex trying to get back together with you.
    • Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly, the first Pink Ranger) also fell under this during the late 90's and early 2000's. At the time she was trying to make it as a singer/songwriter/actor and didn't want to talk about it. After a respectable career beyond the show she has come back to appreciate her time on the show and has even said that she would love to play Kimberly once again if asked to.
    • 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 pay for law school, and was disillusioned during the Lightspeed Rescue crossover when 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 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, Comic Con, and other related conventions.
    • For a different variety of example, when Ron Wasserman recorded new versions of several songs from the series, he intentionally did not redo "White Ranger Tiger Power" because of the Unfortunate Implications of the song's title. In a later YouTube comment, Wasserman stated that the implications of the title/lyric made the song an old shame of his from the beginning.
    • Michael Taber (Riley, the Green Dino Charge Ranger) wrote on Twitter in 2017 that being on the show was the biggest regret of his entire life, but did not specify the reason why and deleted his post shortly after. He later revealed at a convention that he was drunk when he made the tweet, and claimed that what he meant to say was that he simply didn't have a desire to be an actor anymore and wanted to retire. Basically, he didn't regret his time on the show because of the show itself, but rather because his own personal endeavors caused him to lose interest in it. It's possible there's more to the story that he won't share, but given that he has talked about his role as Riley occasionally since, he's likely gotten over whatever it was that caused him to feel that way, further supported by the fact that he is confirmed to be reprising his role as Riley in Beast Morphers.
    • James Napier (Conner, the Red Dino Ranger) has never talked about his time on the show in any capacity since he left. Reportedly, he only took the role to make money towards launching his career as a filmmaker, and has never attended a single Power Morphicon or any other fan conventions. Indeed, he has become very successful in his homeland as a director, with his 2015 film The Dark Horse even receiving universal acclaim as one of the best New Zealand films ever made. With this newfound success, as well as his complete silence on his role as Conner, it's safe to say that he doesn't want anything to do with the franchise ever again, and doesn't have any reason to.
  • The Production Curse: Being galactic saviors don't protect the Rangers from these. See the trope page for examples.
  • Recursive Import: Power Rangers was dubbed back into Japanese from Mighty Morphin to Lightspeed Rescue, then after Saban reacquired the rights to the series, dubs of SPD, Mystic Force, Samurai, and Megaforce were released. With the case of SPD, most of Dekaranger's cast voiced their respective counterparts, and for the dub of Mighty Morphin, Machiko Soga redubbed herself as Rita Repulsa.
  • Saved from Development Hell: The attempts in The ’80s and early Nineties by Saban (and Marvel Comics before that — retroactively prophethic, since one of the reasons Saban managed to repurchase and thus save the series so easily is that Disney just finished acquiring Marvel at the time (both brands filled the same boys' superhero properties niche)) just to get the pilot picked up by a network, ANY NETWORK. It was only when Saban went to Fox Kids, and Margaret Loesch (who worked with Stan Lee on the Marvel attempt) who was the head at the time, that the show was picked up. This combined with the Uncancelled entry below, brings new meaning to the lyric, No one can ever take them down..
  • Screwed by the Network: Disney's actions towards the series, including the show's gradual disappearance from cable, scheduling RPM where it can constantly be pre-empted and timeshifted, and the lack of full-season DVD sets in the US.
    • Network to the Rescue: Saban bought the rights back.
    • While the series' airing on Nickelodeon brought with it large amounts of marketing and brought it renewed popularity, Nickelodeon also severely cut down the number of episodes per season, forcing Samurai to be dragged out for two years in order to fit in the whole story, and forcing Saban to adapt Tensou Sentai Goseiger as the twentieth anniversary season instead of the more appropriate Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
      • With Hasbro producing the toys after Saban ended its partnership with Bandai of America, the biggest obstacle to the franchise moving from Nickelodeon after the end of "Super Ninja Steel" was removed...but this change in partnerships came after Saban renewed their contract with Nickelodeon for 3 more yearsnote , meaning that at the bare minimum, Beast Morphers, as well as whatever comes after that, will suffer this fatenote .
  • Troubled Production: Due to changing production companies, Executive Meddling and various other problems, it's a miracle that Power Rangers has remained the Long Runner franchise it is. Here are some highlights.
    • Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: Season 1 hit its troubles when it turned out the series was more popular than anticipated. So when Fox Kids ordered an additional 20 episodes for Season 1, Saban asked TOEI to make new fight footage from Zyuranger exclusively for Power Rangers, known to fans as Zyu2, due to the original usable Zyuranger being exhausted (even so, they made two Post Script episodes which recycled a lot of already used footage in different context to kill time until they got the Zyu2 stuff). The original plan was to do even more exclusive footage for Power Rangers and introduce upgraded Dinozords, but because of the cost, it was decided to just adapt Dairanger's monster and zord footage instead with only 25 Zyu2 fights filmed.
    • Season 2 had it even worse. The last ten episodes spilled over to Season 2, which created a new problem when Saban and Bandai wanted to introduce new zords to get new toys on the shelves in time for the holidays. The decision was made to hack the Dairanger mecha footage prematurely, resulting in two different sources of footage being spliced together for the zord battles. The mecha from Dairanger would launch an attack and then cut to footage of the Zyu2 monster taking the hit and vice-versa. After the Zyu2 footage was bled dry, the situation was completely reversed. Now, the monsters came from Dairanger, meaning the zord battle didn't have to be spliced together, but since most of the Dairanger monster costumes were unusable for American footage and Power Rangers continued to use the Zyuranger costumes, the majority of Dairanger monsters never once appeared on screen with the Rangers. Instead, most of the ground fights were Rangers fighting Z-putties in American footage with the Dairanger monster barking orders in completely isolated footage before Zedd made the monster grow. To top it off, the actors playing the Red, Black, and Yellow Ranger were let go halfway through Season 2 due to contract disputes with the producers and during the interim of writing the replacements into the show, the production team had to use stand ins and recycled footage from earlier episodes to make it seem like the departed cast members were still on the show until they were able to write them out.
    • When production ran longer than expected for the movie, the TV series production was forced to film in Australia, leading to heavy use of stock footage for scenes that required sets they couldn't access at the time, such as the Command Center.
    • Power Rangers Turbo had production troubles in its first half. Producer Jonathan Tzachor wanted to embrace the source footage Gekisou Sentai Carranger's slapstick comedy and then story editor Doug Sloan wanted to continue Power Rangers Zeo'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 (save the new kid appeal character they just brought in) and replace them with a new cast. Then the crew didn't even have the decency to tell the actors they were all about to lose their jobs, until some of them overheard the makeup team gossiping about it. 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.
    • Power Rangers Lost Galaxy was first planned as another space-themed series to follow up the success of Power Rangers in Space, only for the crew to find that Lost Galaxy's source material, Seijuu Sentai Gingaman, was themed around wildlife and nature.
      • The Lights of Orion arc, early in the season, turned out nearly incomprehensible because episodes were still being filmed a week before airdate.
      • That arc would have been followed by the Galaxy Book arc, which would have tied into the Galactabeast carrier Zords and given some focus to the Pink Ranger, Kendrix Morgan. But actress Valerie Vernon developed leukemia, and the Galaxy Book arc had to be rewritten in a hurry. Worse, the Galactabeasts themselves hardly showed up in Gingaman, so there wasn't much to work with.
      • The original plan was for Patricia Ja Lee, the Pink Ranger from In Space, to take over, and for that Saban filmed a hand-off and an entire episode without Gingaman footage sometimes called "Air Force One on the Megaship", but Patricia soon walked out due to a pay dispute. She was quickly swapped in with Karone, which required two more episodes with a lot of US-exclusive footage.
      • Still trying to do something resembling the original plan, the final arc had Terra Venture sent to the Lost Galaxy the series had been titled after: it turned out as essentially filler, likely shoving in as much Gingaman footage as possible to save money for the finale. To add insult to injury, the series was pulled before the finale could air; it was later put out as a "special presentation" with little promotion.
      • It's likely that Saban suffered some serious financial losses from Lost Galaxy's production — the second season of The Mystic Knights of Tir Na Nóg had been cancelled and its budget reshuffled towards Lost Galaxy, and it still didn't help.
    • Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue: While the show overall didn't seem to suffer massive issues, the team-up with the previous season... On top of drawing heavily on Sentai footage from the counterpart team-up special, which is rarely done for any team-up, given the diverging plots between Power Rangers and Super Sentai, it was originally released as a video tie-in for McDonald's, explaining why the episode focused more on a child actor than, say, the two teams teaming up. Amy Miller, the actress who portrayed the villain Trakeena, left the set shortly after filming began when she learned that the Lost Galaxy characters were essentially cameos in their own team-up and was replaced by another actress. While he remained for filming, Danny Slavin, who played the Red Lost Galaxy Ranger, is audibly redubbed with the voice of another actor at points.
    • Power Rangers Wild Force: The anniversary episode "Forever Red" was rife with problems. Originally conceived as a cult attempting to revive Dark Specter, the need to use abandoned Beetleborgs costumes and the want of a super weapon led to the usage of the Machine Empire and Serpentera. Scenes were filmed and cut out (including a bigger role for the Wild Force team outside of their brief cameo) and a major battle between classic Megazords and Serpentera were scuttled when Bandai insisted that Cole use a vehicle he gained just an episode earlier, leading to a Curbstomp Battle. Also, Leo's actor had been dissatisfied with his show's treatment in their crossover on Lightspeed Rescue, and only agreed to do it after most of the episode had already been shot. Hence his very late arrival, and the awkward bit where he demorphs just so the big morphing sequence can include all ten Rangers.
    • Power Rangers Dino Thunder: Not as bad as most, but Jason David Frank wanting to spend some time back with his family and run his martial arts school in the United States forced them to create a scenario where Tommy is trapped in his morphed state, then invisible. Like the Karone incident, it did lead to an awesome moment. Production also had to change course when Bakuryuu Sentai Abaranger's apparent Sixth Ranger, AbareMax, turned out to be a powerup for the Red Ranger instead of giving the powers to Devon as reportedly planned.
    • Power Rangers S.P.D.: Executive Meddling led to a good chunk of the series' budget being placed onto the series finale, which had a major CGI battle with the SWAT Megazord . However, this led to them being unable to do a number of things, including hiring an actor for Sixth Ranger Sam, the Omega Ranger. As well, many episodes were taken wholesale from its Super Sentai counterpart Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. When Canada accidentally aired the second crossover episode between SPD and Dino Thunder, ABC held back that part for a good length of time before finally letting it air. Speaking of that episode, budget problems led to them to not even consider bringing back Jason David Frank who was back in the States. Frank has stated he was never asked to return. He was never seen out of his suit, and his voice was shemped by Trent's actor Jeffery Parazzo, as they couldn't afford to bring in a specially cast voice actor and Parazzo was already available.
    • Power Rangers Operation Overdrive was hit by budget cuts from Disney, forcing the creators to make more Sentai footage-heavy episodes.
    • Power Rangers Jungle Fury was hit by the Writer's Strike. Unlike other examples that were affected by the strike, several non-union writers (scabs) were hired by Disney to finish most of the show with the WGA writers returning with four episodes remaining to write. It actually worked out fairly well as Jungle Fury is (at least) seen as a step back in the right direction after years of declining quality.
    • As a whole, the Disney-era Rangers series suffered from Troubled Production. It was bought up when Disney attempted to get the Fox Family Channel and Saban's collection of series (specifically Digimon) and the series as a whole clashed with Disney's family-friendly attitude. While they did show some care during the early years, their apathy soon started to show. They attempted to shut down the series at least three times and even attempted to start up an animated version to avoid paying TOEI money.
    • This came to a dramatic end with the production of Power Rangers RPM. Chronicled in part in History of Power Rangers, Bruce Kallish had decided to move onto a new project, and Disney planned on FINALLY cancelling power rangers, but Bandai Europe had Disney under contract for one more season. To that end, a new producer was brought on: Eddie Guzelian. The only problem? Guzelian was primarily an animated creator, putting him into a new role entirely with not only dealing with live action conventions, but the unique production way the sentai/power rangers transition works.
      • To his credit though, Guzelian did watch several episodes before production began, getting a feel for the show, and trying to take the franchise in a new direction by pitching a post apocalyptic series to try and revitalize interest among not only boys, but also to an older audience as well. The only problem? The sentai series they were working off of, Engine Sentai Go-onger was a parody series, so they ended up in a similar situation to Lost Galaxy in trying to splice 1 series into another entirely different situation.
      • On top of this, there were script delays going into production, in part due to the difficulty in writing around the sentai footage, and rumors of production overshot in part due to a higher use of live footage instead of stock things.
      • And to top it off, Guzelian was fired DURING production, with 2 writers who'd come on to help with the production quitting in protest. Old Power Rangers Alumni Judd Lynn was brought in to help finish the production, forcing him to do a behind the scenes episode to buy him some time to catch up with the work. All in all, not exactly the easiest production to do, only compounded by the fact Disney kept hiding RPM in its scheduling due to its lack of edutainment and higher violence levels putting some executives off. Even though Power Rangers wasn't renewed under Disney's management afterwards, the fact that this production could even be finished with all the issues it had, and be well regarded by older fans as well is quite the feat.
    • Power Rangers Samurai: A feature on Den Of Geek with story editor James W. Bates confirmed that Jonathan Tzachor was responsible for the extensive rewrites of fifteen episodes to make it a carbon copy of Shinkenger.
    • Power Rangers Megaforce: James W. Bates stayed on for this season, which was hit by problems in about every area except the filming.
      • When the Power Rangers franchise was bought back by Saban Brands, it channel hopped over to Nickelodeon, where it was slapped with a "20 episodes per season" limit that split each adaptation in half, note  and a massive summer hiatus. This didn't affect Power Rangers Samurai too badly, but it created a cascade of problems that piled up and broke the back of Megaforce.
      • Power Rangers found itself slipping further behind the Super Sentai source material. Furthermore, the next seasons in line to be adapted were Tensou Sentai Goseiger, a rather mediocre season, and Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, a 35th anniversary Milestone Celebration. Although Gokaiger's 35th anniversary would dovetail nicely with the 20th anniversary of Power Rangers, Saban was apparently not allowed to simply skip Goseiger and go straight to Gokaiger. In an attempt to square the circle and catch up to Sentai, Saban decided to fold together the two series, starting with Goseiger for Megaforce and moving to Gokaiger for the second half of the season, Super Megaforce to line up the respective anniversaries.
      • Bates was not keen on this approach, but relished the opportunity to write original stories. Unfortunately, Jonathan Tzachor shot down many of his ideas, such as his plans for the Rangers' civilian lives. Furthermore, other members of the production staff were on board with carbon-copying Sentai plots rather than make their own. During Super Megaforce, he faced new complications such as which footage to use and editing scripts he had no prior knowledge of. He resigned as story editor, but was persuaded to compress Goseiger's five-part finale into the two-parter "Vrak is Back". note 
      • Furthermore, squeezing 100 episodes of two different shows into a single 40 episode show created massive pacing problems. Episodes typically crammed in loads of Stock Footage, resulting in fights that could take as much as fifteen minutes. This left little for Character Development. Additionally, combining the Stock Footage of the Lighter and Softer Goseiger with the Darker and Edgier Gokaiger created wildly inconsistent characterization, with characters bouncing back and forth from calm and stoic to hyper and energetic and vice versa (the Pink Ranger got the worst of this).
      • Additionally, Gokaiger had a gimmick of being able to morph into past rangers and using their powers. Super Megaforce kept this, along with several ranger teams that never actually made it to North America who simply appeared with no explanation outside of being "new powers" On top of all this, the anniversary aspect left the door open to cameos and appearances from past Rangers (as happened in Gokaiger). Of the hundred or so actors who played Rangers in the past 20 seasons, they brought back roughly 10, with actor after actor announcing they weren't returning either because they simply weren't asked or they declined the (apparently really bad) offer, and some of those that did return didn't even have speaking parts to show for it (it should be mentioned that these appearances were no small feat, as the show now films in New Zealand). An anniversary season with an interesting theme and incredible Stock footage built right in has sadly turned into a massive case of What Could Have Been.
  • Underage Casting: 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.
    • In Time Force, Michael Copon (Lucas) was the youngest cast member at 18 years of age. Assuming that the Time Force agency is the futuristic equivalent of a police academy, and that Lucas is the same age as his actor, that would mean that he somehow managed to finish school, go through all the training required to work in law enforcement, and meet all the qualifications despite being young enough to be a senior in high school. This also goes for Erin Cahill (Jen), who was 21 at the time, though to a lesser extent. Deborah Estelle Harris (Katie) at 23 is a little more believable. Justified with Kevin Kleinberg (Trip), as Trip is an alien and therefore could be any age.
    • Will (the Black Ranger) from Operation Overdrive is played by the then-20-year-old Samuell Benta. While it's not impossible, it isn't likely that someone of that age would meet all of the criteria for being a professional spy and have that much knowledge of advanced security equipment without proper training unless they were a literal prodigy. However, Will's age is never stated, so it's possible he could be older than his actor.
  • What Could Have Been: Has its own page, but three notable examples stand out.
    • Many seasons have examples of this for one reason or another, but two examples stand out just for the sheer size. In over two decades, there has been only two seasons of Super Sentai to be skipped over when it came time for adaptation: Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters and Ressha Sentai ToQgernote . Amit Bhaumik, probably best known for the Milestone Celebration "Forever Red", had an entire story outline prepared for the former, too; one he called Power Rangers: Cyber Corps.
    • While the franchise was still owned by Disney, there were plans for an animated series. A pilot script was written and initial designs were made, but Toei wouldn't allow it to happen.
    • When Saban bought the franchise back from Disney, he convinced them to sell it to him at a lower price by claiming he would take it to The Hub (now Discovery Family). While he couldn't take it since the Hub was (and still is) co-owned by Hasbro, and at the time, the toys for Power Rangers were made by Bandai (who are rivals with Hasbro's Asian partner, Takara Tomy), suppose that Bandai had given the okay, and Margaret Losch was willing to put aside any bad feelings she had towards Saban that were a result of her ousting from Saban during the latter's merger with Fox Family. Would Power Rangers have faired any better on the Hub than it did on Nickelodeon, the network it actually went to? And would the franchise still be 3 seasons behind?
  • The Wiki Rule: RangerWiki, which also covers the original Super Sentai series.
  • Word of Saint Paul: Johnny Yong Bosch said that Adam's remark about his returning to his dojo at the end of "Once a Ranger" was a lie, and he travels the world using his powers to help people.
  • You Look Familiar: Own page here.

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