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POWER RANGERS Goes Dark in Upcoming Fan Film

Ever wonder how Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers crept back into your radar after all these years? It’s because 2013 is the show’s 20th anniversary year. Now you all feel old, don’t you? The Power Rangers have never truly gone away. Someone out there thought it was a good idea to create new incarnations practically every other season to keep the franchise (and toy line) alive and well. But now that all us original, first series fans are all grown up to be 20 to 30-somethings, we demand something edgier and more to our tastes while still having the satisfaction of eating our cake too. Our cake, in this case, is a darker reimagining of the Power Rangers franchise.

MMPR Fan Film screen shot

A lot of what you see above is veiled in darkness, so you’re going to have to use your imagination. But from our brains can figure out, the suit looks pretty cool. One has to wonder whether or not this grittier, darker, more adult Power Rangers will utilize that ridiculous color scheme, or side with the darker shades of the rainbow.

What has us impressed the most are some of the actors and the composer from the original American series returning to their roles in this fan-film. It’s only a matter of time now before Jason David Frank (Tommy Oliver/Green Ranger) decides to hop on the bandwagon.

EPISODE ONE SYNOPSIS:

As the world celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Power Rangers, a controlling paramilitary group known as The Silver Guardians has taken over the duty of protecting the citizens of Angel Grove. Claire Ashmore (Dina Cataldi) is a former top soldier of the Silver Guardians, until she unearths the plans made by the head of the organization, General E.A. Collins (John Damroth). For the first time on the other side of a conflict, Claire must stop the Silver Guardians before it is too late. She will stumble upon the help of the ancient mythological being known as Zordon, the former mentor of the Power Rangers, as she unravels the mystery and attempts to steal the Power Morphers from the Silver Guardians.

A new war has begun between the Power Rangers, The Silver Guardians and the returning Lord Zedd!

This is a “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” fan film starring Dina Cataldi, Don Money, Jerry Murdock, Ashley Carvalho, Kimberly Carvalho, Ricky Barksdale, John Damnroth, Mack Khur, Matt Meinsen

ROBERT AXELROD as Lord Zedd and DAVID FIELDING as Zordon

Music by RON WASSERMAN

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Christina Janke

Christina Janke

Host of Intro to Geek on Shauncastic.com. Her love of all things Mass Effect knows no bounds. She also carries an obsession with comic books, video games, and quirky television shows. Her heroes are Tina Fey, Mindy Kaling, and Gail Simone, and hopes to be just like them when she grows up.