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.

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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

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Episode 13 - Power Rangers: Dino Thunder (feat. Kaiju Kim)


Dr. Tommy Oliver barely escapes from a mysterious island crawling with dinosaur mutants before it explodes. Some years later, he lives a quiet life as a high school science teacher. But when the evil saurian overlord Mesogog sets his sights on bringing back the age of dinosaurs, Tommy jump-kicks into action by collecting the Dino Gems. These artifacts choose three unlikely teens from very different worlds with a Dino Thunder power-up (ha!) to defend the world...


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 2022-06-23  3h22m
 
 

Episode 12 - Power Rangers: Ninja Storm


Nathan and Michael reach the first true Disney season, Power Rangers Naruto, er, Power Rangers: Ninja Storm. These Rangers—no joke—have a guinea pig as their mentor, and this show is Disney’s guinea pig for the franchise. Its equal experimentation and trend-following. It introduces fourth wall-breaking self-parody while also embracing the popularity of extreme sports at the time. The show also gets back to its MMPR roots by having a lighter tone and comedic villains...


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 2022-06-07  2h43m
 
 

Episode 11: Power Rangers Wild Force


Michael and Nathan come to what some call the end of the Saban Era (which they don’t) or the start of the Disney Era (which they do) of Power Rangers: Power Rangers Wild Force. This transitional season is an odd hodgepodge of both Saban and Disney sensibilities. To say it’s uneven would be an understatement. On one hand, it’s compelling and dark when the villain Zen-Aku is on screen, but it’s also heavy-handed and saccharine when Kite/Animus is the focus...


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 2022-05-25  3h6m
 
 

Lightning Round #5: Ranking the Saban Era of Power Rangers


Nathan and Michael have reached the end of an era—the Saban Era, that is! Join them as they rank the first entries in the Power Rangers franchise from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to Time Force (including the two movies) in a pair of epic top ten lists. Both hosts surprised each other all the way up to their respective number ones...


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 2022-05-17  1h23m
 
 

Episode 10: Power Rangers Time Force


Make time for…Time Force! You’re gonna need some quantum power to listen to this. Longest. Episode. EVER!!! But it shouldn’t surprise anyone that Michael and Nathan would dive deep into the final Saban Era season that was so dark and grown-up, it really aired in primetime before The X-Files. This season has everything: time travel, robots, and mutants. It’s at once embedded in its time while also timeless (see what I did there?)...


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 2022-05-11  3h32m
 
 

Episode 09: Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue


Nathan and Michael get to the neglected middle child of the post-Zordon Saban Era: Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue. It’s underrated and underappreciated because it’s sandwiched between two popular and excellent seasons. While it has its faults—it tries and fails to recapture the magic of “Green with Evil,” it crams in too many plotlines, and the villainous Vypra is prettier than she is talented—it also has some good characters, an original Ranger, and a solid finale...


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 2022-04-26  2h49m
 
 

Lightning Round #4 - Nathan's Power Trip to Indiana Comic-Con to meet Jason David Frank


For this special bonus episode, Michael and Nate discuss Nate's "power trip" to Indianapolis for Indiana Comic-Con over the weekend. Nate talks about his experience meeting 4 Power Rangers, including the original Green Ranger, and Michael's personal G.O.A.T, Jason David Frank! It was a fun, laid-back discussion about a really great weekend.


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 2022-04-19  1h18m
 
 

Episode 08 - Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy


Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy marks a crossroads for the franchise—and for Michael! This was the season where Saban Entertainment fully embraced the Super Sentai model with new characters and a new team every year. Even so, this is sometimes grandfathered into the Zordon Era because it does carry over a few things from the previous season, like Alpha-5 and the Astro Mega Ship. But this is also where Michael’s nostalgia for Power Rangers ends (so hopefully he gets more objective after this)...


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 2022-04-12  2h43m
 
 

Episode 07: Power Rangers In Space


The rumors of a three-hour PowerPoint (ba-dum-tsh) presentation were untrue—it’s 2.5 hours. Like Nathan said in the previous episode, Power Rangers Turbo broke the franchise’s leg so Power Rangers In Space could put it in a splint, run, and then break the splint while sprinting. In fact, the franchise flies higher than ever before—and it inspires the “professor” side of Nathan to come out and educate Michael...


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 2022-03-29  2h35m
 
 

Episode 06 - Turbo: A Power Rangers / Power Rangers Turbo


If Nathan was a Power Ranger monster-of-the-week, his name would be “Rant Master.” Michael gets earfuls of it this week when they discuss the infamous double whammy of Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and Power Rangers Turbo. Michael tries to counter Nathan…by raving about Divatox’s corset...


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 2022-03-15  2h8m