A part of my childhood is gone: plug pulled on Power Rangers

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  1. tmukg21

    tmukg21 Banned

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    http://www.nypost.com/sev...power_rangers_158807.htm


    THE plug has been pulled on the once-mighty "Power Rangers."

    After 17 years, Disney has stopped producing new episodes of the show that was a pop-culture touchstone of the '90s.

    Apparently, the five color-coded superheroes - Green Ranger, Red Ranger, Blue Ranger, etc. - are still selling a lot of toys, but have become passé as a TVshow.

    There was no official word from Disney, which owns the show. But the cast and crew were informed this week that the show has been dropped, according toreports in the local papers in New Zealand, where the series has been produced since 2003.

    The show will likely still be on the air for some time - in repeats. But no new ones will be made.

    The series, about superheroes who can don and doff their costumes instantaneously to fight the bad guys, was based on a Japanese series.

    It began as "The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" on Saturday mornings on Fox in 1993 and moved to ABC Disney's kids cable channels in 2003.

    The show, while hardly controversial, did have its detractors.

    Some local stations dropped it from their Saturday morning lineups in 2006 when the FCC said the rock-'em-sock-'em series did not comply withgovernment requirements to air a certain number of hours of educational programming each week.

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  2. waylon

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  3. Gill Baka Esq. LLC.

    Gill Baka Esq. LLC. formerly grimlock

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    Damn, we all knew it was going to happen one day. I actually thought it ended years ago.

    I have never been so hyped up to watch a t.v. show than I was when I knew Mighty Morphing Power Rangers came on, I planned my day around it.

    R.I.P.
     
  4. ccb302

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    power rangers used to be the !*$$ when i was younger. i remember everybody used to fight to be tommy because he had his own zord. and everybody on NT kknow hewas smashing kimberly [​IMG] *sighs* those were the good ol' days. buthonestly it got weak after power rangers in space!
     
  5. mr monday niight

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    og power rangers>
     
  6. rafool

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    I still have all those mega zords from mighty morphan power rangers......

    white tiger [​IMG]

    RIP.....
     
  7. jpioneer

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    There is still new Power Rangers episodes on TV? [​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]
     
  8. jaypesoz

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    I don't watch the american stuff, but Go-Onger was horrible. Is sucks for whoever watches American Power Rangers still, but as long as Sentai stays,I'll be good
     
  9. rawsheed

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    I stopped watching after the 2nd movie came out. having a kid as a ranger then him transforming into a grown adult when he morphs was doin the most

    anyways, ivan ooze was appreciated

    and my reaction when zordon was outside of his tube thing [​IMG]
     
  10. crossisom

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    Too bad this avy has too many bytes...

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  11. soul x sole

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  12. noslickremarks

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    anyone one that watched Power Rangers past 1996-1997 needs to log off
     
  13. soltheman

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    I still have the 1st episode ever with OG box included.

    Will throw in a VCR for the right offer.

    Get at me. [​IMG]
     
  14. halftime718

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    I stopped watching after the ninja power rangers. [​IMG] .
     
  15. DVMNXK

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    RIP.

    I used to "be" the Black Ranger, then the Green ranger, and of course the White Ranger when he came along.

    Ninja Rangers > all.
     
  16. iceman3699

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    I RIP'd this show a long time ago already.
     
  17. infamous

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    RIP [​IMG]
     
  18. paul is on tilt

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    It was bound to happen. OG Power Rangers > anything else that came out... though I stopped watching after the 2nd Red Ranger (Rocky), 2nd Yellow Ranger(Aisha), and 2nd Black Ranger (Adam) left.
     
  19. kvsm23vs24

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    Those were the days........

    Disney destoyed the image of the Power Rangers *sigh*

    Jason ftw
     
  20. mixednuts

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    back in the day, that show was the s**t
     
  21. luong1209

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    Good days.
     
  22. timelessflight

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    surprised it lasted this long. I missed the old days, the yellow ranger was sexy as hell.
     
  23. mr monday niight

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    she passed away too [​IMG]
     
  24. waviecrocket

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    gone but not forgotten
     
  25. trillipinotrapstar

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    I stopped watching Power Rangers after Zeo.

    And it's sad that the actress who played Rita Repulsa passed away too.