Saturday, August 1, 2015

Random Thoughts On... Season Redos

If there was any one season of Power Rangers you wish you could redo, what would it be?

I suppose the easy answer would be to redo the entirety of Megaforce/Super Megaforce due to how awful the whole things is, but in honesty, the one season I would like to have seen redone is Power Rangers In Space. Mind you, the season itself is pretty solid and was perhaps the beginning of the somewhat deeper storytelling that the franchise would adopt over the course of its existence, but In Space spent more time on Earth than it did in space and that's probably the one thing that bothered me more than anything.

So in redoing In Space, first couple episodes play out more or less the same; the former Turbo Rangers stumble across the Megaship, they met Andros, they team up and become Space Rangers, they stop by Earth for supplies, and by the end of the third episode, they're on their merry way seeking out new worlds and new civilizations or something to that extent. From there, they just bounce from world to world in search of clues to Zordon's whereabouts, all the while doing some world building in terms of showcasing these worlds and giving them back story. For the kids, it'll be looking at strange alien worlds and their inhabitants, while the older folks get some exposition for their nerd cards. Hell, it could even be an opportunity to revisit classic villains and characters.

You could keep some of the major plotpoints (Andros searching for his sister, the Ecliptor/Darkonda rivalry, Zhane), but retool them to fit the new narrative. And as far as Earth is concerned, that planet should be seen as sparingly as possible. Maybe for "major" events or something to that extent.

Anyway, it's an idea.

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