Thursday, May 13, 2010
Haim Sabam Resurrects Power Rangers or "Can't Keep A Good Super Powered Ninja Down"
Fans of the "Power Rangers" franchise (and I am one of them) cried out as nerds are want to do when it was announced last year that "Power Rangers RPM" would be the last PR series, as Disney wanted to follow the same path as Toho Studios with the "Godzilla" series and let interest build for a few years. The Mouse House did however start re-broadcasting the original "Mighty Morphin" series, with anime style edits ("because kids love anime" -- Disney exec) and a cover (?!?) of the original Ron Wasserman theme song. Why?! The original was ten kinds of awesome!
Well, I have some good news. Topless Robot has reported that Haim Saban, the billionare that first brought us Power Rangers back in the '90s, has reacquired the rights to PR from Disney and a new series will air in 2011. I am very happy at this news, but I have just one question. Will the new series will be a remake of Samurai Sentai Shinkenger?! Because if it is, then we will be seeing small kids running around swinging toy swords fighting aliens again very soon. And that makes me smile because then i will know that the '90s still live!!
EDIT: Found this on YouTube earlier. Too cool not to share. This is just awesome!!