The Power Trip: A Journey Through the Power Rangers Franchise

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of Power Rangers, Michael Hamilton (Kaiju Weekly, The Kaiju Groupie Podcast) and Nathan Marchand (The Monster Island Film Vault, Henshin Men) embark on a journey through every season of the famous morphenomenal franchise.

Eine durchschnittliche Folge dieses Podcasts dauert 2h21m. Bisher sind 40 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 3 hours 48 minutes


Lightning Round #10: Power Rangers: Dino Fury Season 2 Part 2 First Reactions

There may be “no time for glitter”, but there is time for our first impressions of Power Rangers Dino Fury Season 2 Part 2! After binge-watching all 11 episodes of the last quarter of Dino Fury, Nate and Michael need another cigarette! with high production value and likable characters, and the return of a classic villain in Lord Zedd, they guys really enjoyed their time with this stretch of episodes. Was it perfect? No, but it was a lot of fun and worth the wait...


 2022-09-30  51m

Lightning Round #8: A Conversation with Jackie Marchand

On this very special bonus episode of The Power Trip, we had the privilege of sitting down with the writer, story editor, and co-producer of the Power Rangers franchise from 1995-2008, the lovely Jackie Marchand...


 2022-09-20  1h53m

Episode 19: Power Rangers (Super) Samurai | Ft. Billy and Jimmy Wilson of Zeo 2 Hero

To kick off the Neo-Saban and Hasbro Eras, Michael and Nathan bring on Jimmy and Billy of the Zeo 2 Hero podcast—which leads to some sibling squabbles between the guests! Why? Because Billy requested to guest host for Power Rangers Samurai. This series infamously adapted its Sentai counterpart, Shinkenger, exactly, going so far as to have a Caucasian red ranger with a Japanese last name. Then they set it in the most western-looking “Japanese” city ever...


 2022-09-16  3h29m

Lightning Round #7: All Podcasts Attack Special: Days of the Dead: All Monsters Attack Convention

Welcome, kaiju lovers, heroes of the internet, and listeners with attitude! This past weekend, Nathan and his Power Trip co-host, Michael Hamilton, met each other in real life for the first time (and the world somehow didn’t explode). They attended a small upstart “spin-off” convention called Days of the Dead: All Monsters Attack, which was held in Indianapolis...


 2022-09-12  1h14m

Lightning Round #6: Ranking the Disney Era of Power Rangers / MMPR Re-Versioned

We’ve come to the end of another era, and now it’s time to rank it! Michael and Nathan discuss the many peaks and valleys from when Disney owned Power Rangers as they compile their lists of those seasons from worst to best. It’s a bit less surprising than the Saban era ranking, but there is some disagreement...


 2022-09-06  1h36m

Episode 18: Power Rangers RPM | Ft. Chris Cooke

The Disney era ends with the biggest of bangs with one of the most popular series in the franchise: Power Rangers RPM. This is so huge, Michael and Nathan had to get in gear by inviting RPM super-fan Chris Cooke (One Cross Radio, Radio Arcade) to discuss it—and the episode is as long as the series!


 2022-08-30  4h8m

Episode 17: Power Rangers Jungle Fury

Nathan and Michael, having survived Operation Overdrive, come to the penultimate Disney era season: Power Rangers Jungle Fury. On the surface, it just looks like another animal-themed series, but they quickly learned it’s steeped in martial arts movie tropes. Think of it as the lovechild of Wild Force and Ninja Storm. The Rangers’ mentor/ purple Wolf Ranger, RJ, steals every scene he’s in with his quirky Mr. Miyagi wisdom...


 2022-08-21  3h41m

Episode 16 - Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive

Believe it or not, Nathan issues the smallest of apologies to Power Rangers Turbo! And Michael snaps because there’s no nostalgia or a corset to save this series. Yes, the lowest of valleys for the Disney era, Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive. It has a solid premiere and a few good episodes. It showed what this season could’ve been but wasn’t, which makes it even more frustrating. Almost nothing in Overdrive works—especially a certain son of a certain pair of iconic Power Ranger villains...


 2022-08-03  3h38m

Episode 15: Power Rangers Mystic Force

Podcastros temporarium maximus! Welcome to Power Rangers Hogwarts, er, Mystic Force. This PR season was made at the height of “Pottermania,” and given it was filmed in New Zealand, it must’ve been trying to catch some of that Lord of the Rings, well, magic. It’s unique in both the Power Ranger and Super Sentai franchises with its focus on high fantasy. It’s just too bad it’s mildly obsessed with its Red Ranger, Nick, who isn’t the most likable guy. It’s an uneven season, for sure...


 2022-07-19  3h28m

Episode 14: Power Rangers SPD (feat. J.R. Villers of The Drift Space)

The Disney Era leg of our journey through the Power Rangers franchise continues with Power Rangers SPD, and Michael and Nathan are joined by their friend J.R. Villers of The Drift Space podcast. J.R. is a mega-fan of this series, while Nathan and Michael are watching it for the first time—and are surprised by how good it is. The show has many elements that, in lesser hands, would’ve been stupid, but here they work...


 2022-07-06  3h54m