Published on June 18th, 2013 | by Sharp-O1
Power Rangers Super Megaforce Unveiled!
On August 28, 1993, the landscape of children’s television was changed forever and for 20 years, a legacy of power has been woven into the hearts and minds of generations. While this year marks the 20th Anniversary of the smash-hit franchise Power Rangers, next year will see the return of Legends. While Power Rangers Megaforce has yet to hit the UK (Don’t worry, it’s coming and I will be looking at the offerings from Bandai) its the series after that is the subject of fierce debate, speculation and butt-hurt. Super Megaforce, while being an extremely redundant title, will be the true Anniversary season and is an adaptation of Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger, the super sentai anniversary season.
This is the official press release from the Licensing International Expo:
Saban Brands announced today that it will launch Saban’s Power Rangers Super Megaforce, the newest season of Power Rangers, in 2014 on Nickelodeon. Power Rangers, one of the top rated and longest running boys live-action series in television history, offers SUPER MEGA action, excitement, humor and entertainment, while maintaining core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness and helping others.
“As Saban Brands and Power Rangers celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the iconic franchise this year, it is more apparent than ever that the show has a strong connection to fans of all ages and backgrounds,” said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. “We are happy to continue our partnership with Nickelodeon and we look forward to entertaining our fans with more action-packed, SUPER MEGA adventures in 2014 with Power Rangers Super Megaforce.”
The upcoming season of Power Rangers Super Megaforce focuses on the Rangers’ mission to defeat a massive alien army Armada that was sent to conquer Earth. To face this threat, Gosei, a supernatural guardian who has protected Earth for centuries, gives the Rangers special morphers and keys, which allow them to morph into Super Megaforce Rangers. The Rangers also have an added special ability to morph into any team of Power Rangers from the past. These super-sized adventures can only mean one thing: the all-new Power Rangers Super Megaforce has arrived!
But you’re not interested in promotional spin, you want to know who these Legends are that I referred to! The tale of returning Rangers has been one long debacle but Saban settled on 13 Legends to return for the Anniversary! They’re an interesting bunch with some interesting surprises.
|Green Ranger||Tommy Oliver||Jason David Frank|
|Blue Space Ranger||T.J. Johnson||Selwyn Ward|
|Pink Space Ranger||Cassie Chan||Patricia Ja Lee|
|Red Galaxy Ranger||Leo Corbett||Danny Slavin|
|Green Galaxy Ranger||Damon||Reggie Rolle|
|Pink Galaxy Ranger (II)||Karone||Melody Perkins|
|Red Lightspeed Ranger||Carter Grayson||Sean Cw Johnson|
|Pink Lightspeed Ranger||Dana Mitchell||Alison MacInnis|
|Red Time Force Ranger||Wesley Collins||Jason Faunt|
|Jungle Fury Red Ranger||Casey Rhodes||Jason Smith|
|Red Samurai Ranger||Jayden Shiba||Alex Heartman|
|Green Samurai Ranger||Mike||Hector David, Jr.|
|Yellow Samurai Ranger||Emily||Brittany Pirtle|
What do you guys think? Have you been following Super Megaforce during production? What do you make of the returning Legends and the adaptation of a much beloved Sentai series? Let me know in the comments below!