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.