After Rita Repulsa, a powerful galactic sorceress is freed from her prison after 10,000 years, she sets her sights on conquering Earth once more. Zordon, the wizard who imprisoned her, empowers five teenagers with attitude, Jason, Kimberly, Billy, Trini and Zack, to become the only hope Earth has against Rita and her army of monsters, the Power Rangers.
Eventually, after numerous failures, it is revealed Rita was merely a servant for the emperor of all evil, Lord Zedd. Zedd takes over the job of conquering Earth and banishes Rita to drift through space forever. With new weapons and Zords, the Power Rangers fight back against Zedd and eventually Rita returns and with the aid of one her minions, Finster, tricks Lord Zedd into marrying her, becoming more dangerous than ever.
Why It Rocks
- Started the Power Rangers franchise.
- Adapting Super Sentai to America with Western actors really worked well to appreciate Western viewers.
- Intense action while maintaining a family friendly image.
- Tons of great monster designs, though some are kind of laughable.
- Though it's an adaption of a different series, it still creates its own story.
- While future seasons retain the Zyuranger costumes, the Zords and monsters of those seasons are from Gosei Sentai Dairanger and Ninja Sentai Kakuranger.
- The most memorable and recognized Power Rangers of all; Jason, the Red Ranger, Kimberly, the Pink Ranger, Zack, the Black Ranger, Trini, the Yellow Ranger, and Billy, the Blue Ranger. A sixth Ranger would be added, Tommy Oliver, regarded in series as the greatest Power Ranger of all.
- Zack, Trini, and Jason would soon be replaced by Rocky, Adam, and Aisha.
- Adam was played by Johnny Yong Bosch, who was not only a great martial artist, but is now one of the better known voice actors for dubbed anime.
- The actors who played Jason, Zack, Aisha, and Kat met their Zyuranger counterparts in 2014 and 2016 Morphicon.
- Was often a target by moral guardians.