Mighty Morphin Power Rangers | ABS-CBN 90's American Super Hero Kids Show

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is a US live-action kids television show based on the Japanese Super Sentai series Kyoryu Sentai Zyuranger. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers aired in ABS-CBN (ABS-CBN Corporation) around the 90's (1993-1995). Just like Mighty Morphin Power Rangers' effect on children in the USA, Filipino children also welcomed the U.S. syndicated series of Japan's super sentai series with open arms. The series was something fresh that time and for people outside of Japan, it is only natural to be swept off from their feet by a super hero tv series that has long been entertaining Japanese children for decades.

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The Might Morphin Power Rangers features five Angel Grove teenagers with attitude (Season 1: Austin St. John as Jason Lee Scott - the Red Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson as Kimberly Ann Hart - the Pink Ranger, Walter Jones as Zack Taylor - the Black Ranger, Thuy Trang as Trini Kwan - the Yellow Ranger and David Yost as Billy Cranston - the Blue Ranger; and later by Jason Frank as Tommy - Green/White Ranger) summoned by Zordon's robot assistant Alpha 5 to become Earth's mighty protectors against the band of evil group escaped from their 10,000 years confinement on the moon headed by Rita Repulsa. Each weekly episode features attempts of Rita Repulsa together with her minions Goldar, Baboo, Squatt, Finster, Scorpina ans they summon monsters together with the Putty Patrollers. Following the usual Super Sentai formula, after a human-size monster gets defeated, Rita turns it into a giant but the Power Rangers has their own giant vehicular mechs called zords, and in Might Morphin Power Rangers first season they were called DinoZords. Season 2 and 3 has a few change in terms of initial casts, additional villains, new swords, and different super sentai elements, but the most memorable were still the original five of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Opening Theme
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 1 Intro



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Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Opening Theme
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Season 2 Intro



Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were the most popular kids show back in the 90's, toys sold like pancakes and movies were even created. But of all its commercial success, the most notable influence that it has over Filipino children, that it taught them values and gave them the opportunity to sharpen their English vocabulary, which not so many dubbed kids shows do these days by dubbing every kids show in Filipino/Tagalog.

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Still remember Bulk and Skull? The only two Mighty Morphin Power Rangers side-character who have endured the test of time. The main Power Rangers cast might have been replaced (even adapted a totally different super sentai series) but these two characters remained.


What about you guys? What are your most memorable episodes, characters, monsters, zords, and merchandise on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers? Share your thoughts on the comments section below:

1 comment:

  1. Do you remember what day it was shown? It every friday night right?

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