The Power Trip: A Journey Through the Power Rangers Franchise

To celebrate the 29th 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 1h59m. Bisher sind 48 Folge(n) erschienen. Dies ist ein wöchentlich erscheinender Podcast.

Gesamtlänge aller Episoden: 4 days 19 hours 1 minute


Episode 22: Saban’s Power Rangers (2017) | Ft. Jack ‘GMan’ Hudgens

Nathan’s been waiting for this episode for a long time. He even popped popcorn for the occasion. But he doesn’t get what he wanted—he got something better! Michael changed his mind about the Power Rangers (2017) movie! They’re joined by writer, critic, and co-host of The Drift Space podcast Jack “GMan” Hudgens to discuss the most divisive and, arguably, most underrated piece of Power Rangers media. For all its faults with its aesthetics, it gets the heart of the franchise right...


 2022-10-25  3h26m

Lightning Round #12: Pumpkin Rapper Spice (MMPR S1 EP. 25 & 54)

Happy Halloween, Listeners with Attitude! To celebrate the spookiest time of year, Michael and Nathan harken back to season one of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers to discuss a pair of Halloween-themed episodes. (It was a welcome break from Ninja Steel and They Who Shall Not Be Named Until the Ninja Steel Episode). Frankenstein and Pumpkin Rapper are a pair of truly monstrous foes for the OG Power Rangers...


 2022-10-31  1h9m

Lightning Round #13 – The Monster Island Film Vault, Episode 61: Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – ‘Green with Evil’ (Reupload, Abridged)

Where’s the Ninja Steel episode? That recording was a cluster, so Michael needs a little more time to edit it. In meantime, we’re sharing an abridged version of an episode of one of Nathan’s other podcasts, The Monster Island Film Vault. In this, Michael, who is a Patron of MIFV, sponsored an episode that spotlights the classic MMPR five-parter, “Green with Evil.”


 2022-11-08  1h43m

Episode 23: Power Rangers Ninja Steel

The Neo-Saban Era comes to an end—and what a whimper it is! Nathan and Michael tackle Power Rangers Ninja Steel, whose greatest sin could’ve been being painfully mediocre—but then those two Nickelodeon-mandated characters had to ruin everything! So, for the first time ever, “Rantmaster” and “Blue Streak Ranger” join forces! Otherwise, your hosts spend this four-hour cluster of a recording (those two characters even broke their internet reception) discussing the few highlights in this show,...


 2022-11-15  4h9m

BONUS – Remembering Jason David Frank: A Charity Livestream (audio version)

On November 28, 2022, a multitude of podcasters and YouTubers—Nathan Marchand, Michael Hamilton, Travis Alexander, Jack “GMan” Hudgens (The Drift Space), J.R. Villers (The Drift Space), Rebecca Hudgens (The Drift Space), Kaiju Kim, Chris Cooke, and Jimmy from Zeo 2 Hero—came together to celebrate the life and work of Jason David Frank. From acting to martial arts to teaching to motivational speaking, he did it all. But he’ll always be remembered as Tommy Oliver, the most popular Power Ranger...


 2022-12-01  4h48m

Episode 25 – Power Rangers: Dino Fury (Ft. Rito Revolto)

They did it! Michael and Nathan reached the “new hotness” in Ranger Nation! That being Power Rangers: Dino Fury, which, while a typical PR series in many ways, broke new ground in others. It reintroduces Michael’s favorite PR villain, Lord Zedd (who has no time for glitter) and features the first LGBT Ranger in a mainline PR series with Izzy Garcia...


 2022-12-14  4h13m

Lightning Round #15: A Conversation with Andrew Bush, Director of ‘Amano Recon’ (an IndieGoGo Project)

Looking for an independent R-rated horror-comedy tokusatsu series about a metal band fighting the men in black? If that outrageously unique premise strikes your fancy, Amano Recon is for you! Nathan sits down with Andrew Bush, the director of this upcoming series, and discusses the characters and many influences that went into this crowdfunded project—including Kamen Rider Black, Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, and The X-Files...


 2022-12-15  57m

Episode 26: Countdown to Celebration (Afterword, Season 1 Finale)

And so Michael and Nathan come to their journey’s end…for now. After one year, 995 TV episodes, and three movies, your intrepid hosts have much to say about the Power Rangers franchise. They begin with some personal reflections on this long endeavor followed by having some fun picking their Ranger “dream teams” (and yes, they both felt obligated to include Tommy Oliver). The main event of the episode, though, is when they put every series and film into a Tiermaker tier list...


 2022-12-18  4h24m

Lightning Round #16: Aye-Aye-Aye’ll Be Home for Christmas (‘Alpha's Magical Christmas,’ MMPR Season 2)

Merry Christmas, Listeners with Attitude! In true Power Rangers fashion, The Power Trip’s first season “ends” with a holiday special! Nathan and Michael harken back to Mighty Morphin’ season two to discuss a VHS episode that originally went out to members of the Power Rangers Fan Club: “Alpha’s Magical Christmas.” Oh boy, this (thankfully) non-canonical special is so saccharine, it’s guaranteed to give you diabetes. And it’s nothing like the show...


 2022-12-20  1h8m