SPOILER: The Ranger's Power Weapons, Black Ranger's Power Axe, Pink Ranger's Power Bow, Yellow Ranger's Power Daggers, Blue Ranger's Power Lance, and Red Ranger's Power Sword were mainly used in Season 1 of the show. In season two, the Power Weapons were barely used. However, Pink Ranger used her Power Bow as both a harp and as a weapon in Season 2's "The Song of Guitardo", the Red Ranger used his Power Sword in both "The Green Dream" and "Two for One" in Season 2, Blue Ranger used his Power Lance in Season 2's "Goldar's Vice-Versa", the Pink, Black and Blue Rangers used their respective Power Weapons in Season 2's "Rangers Back in Time, part 2", the Power Blaster was featured in several episodes in Season 2 as a way to destroy several of Lord Zedd's monsters, and in "Power Rangers Operation Overdrive" (2007), Adam returned in "Once a Ranger" as the Black Ranger and used his Power Axe.
SPOILER: There are a total of seven rangers (by color) with only a maximum of six appearing at one time. However, the season 2 three-part episode "Return of the Green Ranger", allow for there being seven Ranger colors in one show, although they don't all appear on-screen at the same time.
During a video interview at the 2007 Power Morphicon, actor Steve Cardenas, who played Rocky the second Red Ranger, said one of the best things about working on "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers" were the celebrities who would visit their sets. Gene Simmons from the rock band KISS, Mike Myers, and Jean-Claude Van Damme, who had brought his children with him to the set, were among the many celebrities who dropped by at one point to see the Rangers on the set.
In season one and the first thirteen episodes of season two, the Power Rangers would regularly use their Blade Blasters in battle against monsters created by Rita Repulsa and later Lord Zedd. However, in later episodes of season two, the Rangers would have their Blade Blasters holstered in their belts and would scarcely use them because parents complained about the violence and the Rangers's use of blaster guns on the television series. While the weapons were not used in combat, they were used a few times for other reasons, such as Blue Ranger using his Blade Blaster in season three's "Master Vile and the Metallic Armor, part 3" to open the secret emergency exit in the Ninja Megazord's foot.
In the episode "Happy Birthday, Zack", when the Ranger teens are helping Ernie (Richard Genelle) set up decorations for Zack's birthday party, he talks with them about the Power Rangers. Ernie tells the teens that "they (the Rangers) are going to do for Angel Grove what Batman has done for Gotham City." Ironically, Disney would buy the rights of the Power Rangers franchise from Saban Entertainment in 2002, and then in 2009, Disney would buy Marvel Comics, the rival comic book company of DC Comics, which owns Batman.
Black Ranger's Zord in season 2; the Lion Thunderzord, is used by a Green Ranger in "Gosei sentai Dairanger" (1993). When the Thunder Megazord action figure was released in the U.S., the Lion Thunderzord face was painted black over its green parts to better fit with being used by the Black Ranger.
In the original "Gosei sentai Dairanger" (1993) (which MMPR season 2 is based on), Tommy's White Ranger counterpart Kou Hoshinsei is actually a child, which is why Tommy appears shorter in his first fight as the White Ranger.
Walter Jones (Zack Taylor, the first Black Ranger), first tried out to be the Blue Ranger, but Walter chose to be the Black Ranger so the kids could recognize him easily.
It has been announced that starting in January 2010 ABC Family will stop creating new episodes of Power Rangers and bring back the original Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers in remastered episodes. The episodes will also be accompanied by a new toy line of the original Power Rangers. The episodes will air on Saturday mornings.
This is the only series so far to have two rangers (Red and Green) have the same design for their opaque visors. Whether or not this has anything to do with their Zyuranger counterparts being brothers is unknown.
Being the original series, Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers is also the most favorite of all Power Rangers fans, winning a viewer contest conducted by ABC Family in 2004, receiving the most votes.
The original series has the distinction of being the longest-running incarnation lasting for three years (1993-1996).
The Command Center, seen in most of the original shows, was also used in Marilyn Manson's music video, The Dope Show and the "Dead Run" segment of "The Twilight Zone: The Leprechaun-Artist/Dead Run (#1.19)" (1985).
In 2007, Austin St. John, who played Jason Lee Scott/the original Red Ranger, said at the Power Morphicon that Austin is his stage name and his real first name is Jason. This means that he is the only actor of the original Rangers to have the same first name as his Power Rangers character.
In a viewer contest held by ABC Family, Jason Lee Scott (Austin St. John) was voted by fans as the greatest Red Ranger of all time. At the Power Morphicon in 2007, it was confirmed that Jason still holds the title as best Red Ranger by fans.
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