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I haven’t watched Power Rangers in quite some time but I have fond memories of the Fox television series from my youth. It was a crazy combination of US actors mixed with sequences from the Japanese series Super Sentai. I always considered it a Voltron knockoff but discovered that the live-action Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Japanese counterpart was released before the animated Voltron series.
My mind was blown.
Now, 30 years later, my mind is blown once again. Netflix released a short film to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the television series that changed weekday afternoons. It’s hard to believe it’s been that long since American youth were introduced to these characters. They’ve gone through many generations, but one phrase stands true:
Once a ranger, always a ranger. Read more...
There’s a phrase a lot of people like to toss around. I’ve even tossed around the phrase. That phrase is: Luck is what happens when preparation meets opportunity. This phrase on luck is attributed to the Roman philosopher Seneca.
Photo by Markus Spiske
While I agree with this phrase for the most part, I’m beginning to think it’s not only about preparation and opportunity. Luck is something much more.
Sitting With My Childhood
I had the experience of my life in early November. My wife and I had chosen to invest in a local Comic Con, Grand Rapids Comic-Con. Because of the loan, we were given special access to the convention. We were also able to attend a VIP party.
This is where the fun really began. Read more...
Whenever I hear Go go Power Rangers I’m instantly transported back to my youth. Those few words remind me of heading home from school and turning on the TV to watch the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers.
I’d sit glued to the TV screen while 5 rangers battled the evil monsters Rita Repulsa would unleash upon the Power Rangers and Angel Grove.
Now, we get to see the Power Rangers reimagined. And I gotta say, the new Power Rangers movie was pretty good.
Power Rangers treated us to the original characters portrayed by new actors. Jason Lee Scott is now played by Dacre Montgomery, Kimberly Hart is played by Naomi Scott, RJ Cyler portrays Billy Cranston, Ludi Lin is Zack Taylor, and singer Becky G. is Trini Kwan. Gone are the squeaky clean days. These new Power Rangers found each other in detention and breaking into an old mine. Read more...