So it’s no secret that I have on obsession with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers…
It all started when I was 5 years old and my older sister made me watch the first episode. I was extremely opposed to watching anything that was not a brightly colored cartoon with high contrast to catch my eyes. During that first episode everything left me in awe… there were explosions, high tech (for the time) warp scenes, a dude floating around in a tube and a dude who DANCED WHILE HE FOUGHT!
HE DANCED WHILE HE FOUGHT!!!
(I used to be a really bad dancer when I was a kid)
I watched the Power Rangers religiously in the following years from MMPR to Power Rangers in Space (And a few other arcs sprinkled here and there). It was so bad that I tried to get my mom to change my name to Jason and Tommy (Because I wanted to be the leaders haha) and during TV turnoff week at school my sister and I made my mom record (on VHS) the Green with Evil arc where Tommy Oliver gets introduced. I mean I just want to stress how important it is to remember I was 5 or 6 years old, a lot of the world to me was still brand new so like… my mind was constantly being blown by the acrobatics and alien monsters and the zords… OH THE ZORDS!!!!
I don’t know exactly what it was that resonated with MMPR so much more with me than other TV shows. I still caught Dino Thunder and Mega Force but I will never forget that feeling running home from the bus stop to see what crazy plan Rita and Zed had cooking or how the rangers were going to foil the Machine Empire. Maybe it was the fact that these were real kids doing real martial arts and stunts (mostly). Maybe it was the fact that I’m kind of corny and like whenever shows resolve themselves into some hidden life lesson about character and integrity.
Maybe I’m just weirdly obsessed with MMPR. (We can go with that one most likely)
Either way at the end of the day it’s something I love, and fortunately the original rangers are pretty cool and hopped in this video for me 🙂