POWER RANGERS RETURNS IN 2011 on Nickelodeon! Read the News HERE!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Power Rangers: Samurai CONFIRMED

According to PowerRangers.com the new season title for Power Rangers Season 18 will be called Power Rangers: Samurai. On the PowerRangers.com website, they have a backstory posted about the 18th season.

A new generation of Power Rangers must master the mystical and ancient Samurai Symbols of Power which give them control over the elements of Fire, Water, Sky, Forest, and Earth. Under the guidance of their all-knowing mentor and the aid of their devoted animal Zords, they battle the dark forces of the Netherworld and a mysterious Warrior bent on destruction.

We also learned the real names for the Power Rangers.

Jayden - Red Samurai Ranger
Kevin - Blue Samurai Ranger
Mike - Green Samurai Ranger
Emily - Yellow Samurai Ranger
Mia - Pink Samurai Ranger
Takeru - Rangers Mentor
Xandred - Evil Master

Also, on the Power Ranger site they give you exclusive Samurai Ranger pictures with info on each Ranger.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

PowerRangers.com RELAUNCHED!

Saban Brands LLC has officially re-launched PowerRangers.com The new site will stream all 145 episodes of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers for the next 145 days. One new episode will launch each day, starting today (September 8).

The new site also includes many other things, such as downloads, season info, games and more. The site also indicates that you will soon be able to follow the Power Rangers on Twitter and Facebook!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Kamen Rider || Mike Moh to be a father!!

Mike Moh who played Kamen Rider Axe on Kamen Rider Dragon Knight and his wife Richelle are expecting a baby boy!! Congrats to the happy mother and father.

You can check out Mike's twitter for the baby @preggyman and see his baby Vlogs on YouTube (MohPower)

Sunday, August 29, 2010

More Power Rangers 2011 News

So at Power Morphicon, Tony Oliver, who now writes for the new season of Power Rangers gave the fans an update on what is currently going on with production:

--The show is officially being adapted off Shinkenger.
--The cast is set to start filming in 3 weeks and Tony is sure that everything will be leaked within 5 weeks due to blogs and media.
--The show will begin to air in February 2011 on Nickelodeon.
--About 10 scripts have already been finished.
--The season will stay within the continuum of Power Rangers.
--When asked if there will be any throwbacks to older seasons, Tony had said that they wanted to add some early on, but the idea's were scrapped. There may be some added later, but there will be no throwbacks within the first 20 episodes and those will be used to sell the show and get the plot going.
--The season will be retaining a lot from its Japanese counterpart.

Also, Tony said that there is some surprise casting leading people to think that perhaps an old Power Ranger will return to the show. Question is....who do YOU think it will be???

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

MMPR Blue Power Ranger || David Yost Interview

No Pink Spandex which I love their work with their interviews with past Power Rangers did an interview with David Yost who played Billy on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers and Zeo where he talks about the struggle with his sexuality and why he really left the show Power Rangers.

"I walked off set one day during the middle of lunch...I had just made a decision, I've been thinking about it for a good week and the reason that I walked off was because I was called faggot one too many times. I had just heard that several times while working on the show from creators, producers, writers, directors...but continuing to work in an environment like that is really difficult." David was afraid that if he continued on the show, that he'd commit suicide.

David goes on to that he was struggling with who he was and that he was tired of feeling that he wasn't worthy enough. David says that some of his co-stars were called into producers offices where they were questioned about David's sexuality.

After leaving the show, David goes on to say, "...I wanted to get rid of being gay somehow. So I did something they call "pray the gay away" where you believe that God is going to somehow come down and change you and I spent a good 2 years trying to do that." David then begins to tear, "It eventually lead to a nervous breakdown where I had to check into a hospital and try to start re-building my life and starting to accept who I was."

David later goes on to say that if anyone is struggling with their sexuality or who they are they can call the Trevor Project 866-4-U-TREVOR which is a national crisis hotline for LGBT. David goes on to say that he personally was spit on, had food thrown at him and that has had his life threatened.

My thoughts: This is upsetting to me because I've witnessed this first hand. In one of my old schools, there were people who were gay and were harrassed because of who they are. It's upsetting to me to know that producers and writers etc. were apart of this cruel torture. It disgusts me to know that people treated David in this manner and to know that there maybe some people who did this to David are now working on Season 18 of Power Rangers. This really makes me not want to watch the new season. But these are my thoughts and opinions, everyone has them.

Here is Part 3 of the Interview with David. Check out NoPinkSpandex on YouTube to view more. (I do apologize for the small clip.)

Monday, August 16, 2010

Bandai Power Rangers Toy FAQ

1. With the reversioned MMPR episodes, will you be making (Rita Figure, Dragonzord, Morpher) to be released in 2010 or 2011?

At this time we have no plans to release toys based on these characters, weapons or vehicles in 2010. However, that doesn’t mean we won’t make a certain character, weapon or vehicle in the future.

2. I’ve noticed my Target and K-Mart stores don’t have Power Rangers toys on their shelves. Where can I find the new fall 2010 line?

The new Mighty Morphin Power Rangers product lineup for fall 2010 has shipped and should be showing up at select Wal-Mart, Meijer and Toys R Us locations across the U.S., as well as online through Amazon.com. The Power Rangers section of our Bandai.com website will also be updated shortly with details of new fall product line, so be sure to check it out!

3. Where can I find the Titanus Mix & Morph Base?

The Titanus Mix & Morph Base can currently be found at Amazon.com.

4. What goes into deciding on the characters or products released?

Such a good question! There are many factors at play when deciding what Power Rangers characters or products are put into production. Our brainstorming process usually starts a little over a year before the scheduled release date. That’s when the Power Rangers toy team discusses what characters, size, features, and accessories we should add, based on consumer input, competition in the market place and industry trends. The teams’ ideas are then given to our counterparts at our design team in Asia who then create concept sketches, sculpts and painted models. It is also during this time that we work hand in hand with the licensor (formerly Disney, now Saban Brands) to create product names, integrate new toy technology, and discuss how we can localize any of the cool Bandai Japan Power Rangers product in addition to items made just for the North American market, as well as make sure our product releases are in sync with the show’s content.

2011 – Power Rangers

5. Now that the new cast has been revealed for the 2011 Power Rangers season, when will we start to see the new product?

The Power Rangers toy team is currently working very closely with Saban Brands to design and develop our 2011 product line to reflect the new show and theme. We are planning for product to hit shelves in conjunction with the premiere of the new show on Nickelodeon in 2011.

6. When will the new theme be announced for 2011?

The new theme will be announced late 2010.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sad News....

Peta Rutter who played Udonna / White Mystic Ranger has passed away last month due to a brain tumor. The condolences go to the Rutter family...

Friday, August 6, 2010

Cast of Power Rangers 2011 CONFIRMED!

OK, so the cast of Power Rangers 2011 has been confirmed and I have to say the cast looks really good. I don't have time to post the pictures of the cast but you can always do that yourself if you are interested, I am sure google images will have something...

Red Ranger (Reese): Alex Heartman
Green Ranger (Parry): Hector David Jr.
Blue Ranger (Baron): Najee De-Tiege
Pink Ranger (Sadie): Erika Fong
Yellow Ranger (Ava): Brittany Anne Pirtle
Gold Ranger (Wesley): Steven Skyler

Filming for Power Rangers 2011 will take place this month in New Zealand.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

PR 2011: Contract Dispute Turns For the Worse / FANMADE PR 2011 Promo

I was reading a message forum and I read this news. Yea, I haven't known a lot about Haim Saban but this is just truly disheartening. He's a multi-millionaire who could probably buy the world if he wanted to and then he pulls a stunt like this. I am now kinda not liking Saban because of this. Well you read and decide for yourself.

Apparently contracts came in today, and they were so ridiculous that during the screen testings...a lot of the actors/actresses walked out without signing. ...They would not let anyone audition "without" signing. It is said that most of them had no idea what was in the contract and could not audition without signing. Quite a few good actors walked out, which the end result could mean anything now.

In the contract, they cut the money WAY back! Iris had some good choices, but the people (producers I assume) were quote on quote, "ridiculous!" It is said that the role for Yellow went to a very "young looking" girl who looks like she could be 12. A few Pinks were left, but it is unsure who got that.

The Red Rangers that were left are said to be all "American-looking" Caucasians, with all other roles pretty much filled up by those who looked like they have Asian in them somewhere. There is said to be some crap part in the contract saying that if you are part of the Power Rangers then you cannot do ANYTHING else until the end of 2012!

I really personally don't care about what race the actors are for the Power Rangers but I mean if this is all true, then they are letting the fandom down. We want a good season with good actors, not just people who sign a contract. Well, if more news develops, I'll post it here.

This is a FANMADE Power Rangers: 2011 Promo. This one focuses on the girls of Power Rangers 2011. Enjoy :D