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  • Creator Backlash: Christopher Khayman Lee has said that he's not a fan of Andros' skunk stripes. He also stated that none of the cast were that thrilled about the Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation crossover, especially since said crossover was only a few episodes in and was sewn into the overarching plot, meaning it couldn't be considered non-canon.
    • According to Christopher Khayman Lee, Selwyn Ward was a little upset learning that his character was being demoted from red to blue.
  • Dawson Casting: Par for the course in any Power Rangers cast, but this series has one of the most egregious examples with Melody Perkins (Astronema/ Karone) being 4 years older than Christopher Khayman Lee, yet playing his character's younger sister. It's also worth noting that Melody and Christopher are respectively the oldest and youngest out of all of the In Space cast members—Melody was born in 1974; Chris, in 1978. Everyone else was born between 1975 and 1977.
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  • Descended Creator: Some of the monsters were voiced by the show's writers.
  • Dyeing for Your Art: Christopher Khayman Lee — the cartoony, sci-fi skunk stripes in his hair were not his idea. At first, they told him he was going to wear a wig; but then, when he came to L.A. the crew were basically like, "Surprise! We`re going to bleach your hair now!" It was painful to say the least; in fact, it took at least 8 hours to get it just right, and with his head feeling like it was on fire on top of that. Even worse, his hair grew so fast which meant his roots began to show in his streaks... meaning that they had to touch-up those roots with the bleach each time, yikes! In this Q&A video posted on his YouTube channel, at around the 7:28-minute mark he answers a fan's question about whether or not he would sport the Andros-'do again (he said no) and he continues to talk about it for another 3 minutes or so. In spite of it, he still enjoyed his time on the show regardless.
    • When he made his appearance in the 10th anniversary special, "Forever Red", he did not want to go through the bleaching process again so they gave him a wig.
  • Enforced Method Acting: On Christopher Khayman Lee's first day on set, he was pulled aside by Jonathan Tzachor and was told to act like an asshole to his castmates and to avoid them off-screen so that Lee could get into full character as Andros, much to Lee's chagrin. So when you see Andros eventually warming up to the rest of the Space Rangers, you'll know why.
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  • Prop Recycling: Dark Specter was a reuse of the elaborate Maligore costume from Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. Acknowledged by Divatox in the season premiere.
    Divatox: You remind me so much of my fiancée!
    • All the stranger when you consider Maligore was a demon the size of a Megazord at his biggest and Dark Specter is the size of an entire PLANET. He's also seen to shapeshift, which makes you wonder why he picked someone so many magnitudes of power weaker than himself to impersonate. Probably because Maligore looks scary. Besides, maybe they're related.
    • In an early draft of "Forever Red", Amit Bhaumik had proposed the idea that Maligore was an infantile version of the species that Dark Specter was a part of. Since this never made it to the final draft, it's anyone's guess how canon that idea is. On one hand, it would explain the similarity between Maligore and Dark Spectre. On the other, the fact that Maligore is technically an infant version of the species and that Divatox was his girlfriend... well, the implications are not pleasant.
      • The above is arguably canceled out when you consider how Alien and Demon aging is compared to ours. They could've said Maligore was a thousand-year-old member of a race that takes ten thousand years to reach full size.
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    • Waspicable was clearly just Grumble Bee with different wings and the red bits repainted silver.
    • Numerous monsters from Big Bad Beetleborgs are reused for Rita and Divatox's monster armies.
  • Recycled Set: The Surf Shack is quite obviously the Juice Bar set redressed to include some tropical set pieces and decoration. At no point does the show explain if the Juice Bar was bought out or the Surf Shack being a separate business.
  • Role Reprise:
    • Bob Manahan once again reprises the role of Zordon from the previous series.
    • Johnny Yong Bosch reprises the role of Adam Park in "Always a Chance".
    • From Power Rangers Turbo: Roger Velasco returned to play Carlos, Selwyn Ward returned to play T.J., Tracy Lynn Cruz returned to play Ashley and Patricia Ja Lee returned to play Cassie. Also returning for "True Blue to the Rescue" is Blake Foster as Justin.
    • Paul Schrier and Jason Narvy reprise their roles as Bulk and Skull, respectively.
    • The Latin American Spanish dub features Carlos Hugo Hidalgo, Benjamín Rivera, Mayra Arellano, Rocío Prado, Carlos del Campo, Roberto Carrillo and Alfredo Leal respectively reprising the roles of Carlos, T.J., Ashley, Cassie, Bulk, Skull and Justin.
    • In the Japanese dub, Tsuyoshi Takishita (Carlos), Yuji Kishi (T.J.), Mihoko Fujiwara (Cassie), Noboru Ōyama (Bulk), Masahito Kawanago (Skull) and Megumi Kubota (Justin) reprise their roles again from Power Rangers Turbo.
  • Underage Casting: Christopher Khayman Lee is 4 years younger than Melody Perkins. He plays her character's older brother.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • A pre-series outline shows that they had intentions of retaining Justin (IE. no Andros). The Greater-Scope Villain from Carranger, Emperor Exhaus, would be used as Dark Specter, as opposed to recycling the Maligore suit and using Exhaus for Turbo's Diabolus ex Nihilo, Goldgoyle. Divatox would stay on as the main villain, the Mooks from Megaranger would be used instead of the American created Quantrons (the Megaranger footsoldiers would be adapted as the Craterites), Darkonda was to be named Spike, and Bulk and Skull were going to start a Civil Defense Force with the Rangers away.
    • Rita, Zedd and Divatox were supposed to die in the finale because of the Z-Wave. However, the Fox Kids censors did not like this, so they were spared.
    • The Phantom Ranger was originally going to have his origin and/or identity revealed during the finale, but these scenes were cut when Fox Kids cut the finale from three parts to two. It's also been rumored that Silver Titanus, a space-themed retool of the MMPR Titanus toy would've made an appearance in said third part.
    • Christopher Khayman Lee's sister Chyler Leigh was considered for the role of Astronema. Had this happened, then the Real-Life Relative trope would come into play.
    • The show's entire premise was due to Saban believing that Megaranger would be space-themed, but after realizing it was actually video game and device themed, they decided to stick with their original plans. It's possible we would've gotten a very different show had Saban either known about the real theme beforehand, or had decided to keep the theme in the adaptation.
    • Johnny Yong Bosch wanted Adam to be killed off in "Always a Chance", but this was shot down.
    • "Countdown to Destruction" was supposed to be a three-parter. It was shortened to two parts, and as a result, many scenes got cut, including Andros and Ashley's kiss, as well as the reveal of Phantom Ranger's identity.


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