We had a lot of "breaking the internet" moments this week: #dressgate, Zendaya's eloquent statement to E! news anchor Guiliana Rancic's inappropriate comments about her locs, the series finale of How to Get Away with Murder. But something else top ALL of that this wee when a short-gritty fan made film of the Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers debuted online. The beloved childhood classic is a favorite of mine as it came on before Batman The Animated Series. Those were the good old days, after school entertainment.
The film stars are fan favorites: Battlestar Galactica's Katee Sackhoff as Kimberly the pink ranger, and Dawson's Creek James Van Der Beek as Rocky. I won't post up any spoilers and let the video (now back on YouTube) do the talking:
I loved the new take on the classic, it makes sense a lot of the original fans are in their late 20s early 30s. I saw it more as a tribute to the show then trying to create trouble as reports mentioned earlier in the week. I mean there's an audience for this, just like there was a 1960s Batman to Nolan's Batman. However, I did miss Zordon and Alpha.
Also back in the day I remember Saban entertainment (the people behind the Power Ranger's franchise) in hot water as many accused them of stealing the concept of the story from 1980s classic Voltron. See the similarities?
Original Pink Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson tweeted her thoughts, I was happy to see it was positive. Hooray!
It's ironic they were at first in an uproar about this, but happy to see they created a compromise with Andi Shankar and director Joseph Kahn. I think the film also lit a fire under Saban's butt to get their act together for their live action version of the film that is supposed to be released in 2016. The short film is not for kids but that is what makes it so great, I mean with fan fiction, conventions with fans talking about "what ever happened to so and so" this film answers a few of them.
That's my two cents on the matter, the 90s are back guys! Can't wait to see what else from the decade makes a comeback next..ahh nostalgia!