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On Tuesday, Power Rangers will turn 25 and fans all over the world are excited to celebrate this milestone with their friends. I was 5-years-old when Mighty Morphin Power Rangers premiered on Fox Kids on August 28, 1993. It aired for three seasons and ended on February 7, 1996. Almost 900 episodes, three Power Rangers movies, and 25 seasons later, this franchise and their die-hard fans are still going strong. It shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Most people are surprised that after two and a half decades that Power Rangers is still around. The reason is because fans attend conventions and meet their favorite stars every year. Plus, it's one of the longest-running kids' live-action series in television history. With the news earlier this year that Hasbro has acquired the rights from Saban Brands to make Power Rangers toys, the future is bright for Hasbro and Power Rangers. The new season of Power Rangers will be called Beast Morphers, which will premiere in 2019 and also will be the 26th season. Finally, you can watch a backdrop of a special anniversary episode on Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel on Nickelodeon, Tuesday at 8 PM Eastern. The episode will be called "Dimensions in Danger," featuring the Ninja Steel Rangers teaming up with past Rangers in a battle to save the world.
With that being said, I had an opportunity to interview a few Power Rangers admins on Facebook about their favorite moments about this franchise. I'm also an admin for a Power Rangers group on Facebook, so I'll be sharing my favorite moments. In the meantime, here are some of the admins' favorite Power Rangers moments in their own words.
Sarah Lawhead: MMPR Pink (Power Rangers Legacy Team)
Power Rangers are Morphinominal. In my life, they helped me to get stronger, thanks to Kimberly Ann Hart.
Byakuya Shinriku: MMPR Green (Power Rangers Legacy Team)
My favorite Power Ranger is the Mighty Morphin Green Ranger. My favorite moment, which is also my earliest childhood memory, would be the first time Tommy and Jason fought it out. I idolize the Red Ranger so much until the Green Ranger stepped into our world with his golden armor and piercing gaze.
Kevin Michael Leggett: Zordon of Eltar (Power Rangers Legacy Team)
My favorite Power Rangers moment has to be the return of Tommy Oliver as the White Ranger. To me, it brought the team back together completely whole again.
Brian C Greene: Admin for PR365 & Super Kamen Ranger Syndicate (SKRS)
Favorite moments from PR are the teachable moments across the different seasons, like Zordon sacrificing himself to save everyone and Andros, finding the strength to fulfill Zordon's request to shatter his tube. It showed kids that in life, you often have to make hard decisions and sacrifice some things that you really don't want to, in order to gain something better.
Texxx-Man Cosplay: MMPR Blue (Admin for Power Rangers Legacy Team)
There are so many adventures I've had as the mighty Blue Ranger, but one of my favorite moments has to be March 24, 2017. That was the night that the movie, Power Rangers, came out in theaters. Earlier that week, I was looking for someone who would go see the movie with me. Suddenly, someone named Anthony agreed to pick me up and take me to the movies. I went to work in my Blue Ranger suit because I requested a half day off a week earlier. Everyone at the office loved my costume, especially my boss. So around noon, I went home and ended up waiting a few hours for Anthony to pick me up. I went to see the movie with him and a few of my cosplay friends. This is a picture of me and Anthony (pictured above) before going to see Power Rangers. After we all watched the movie, we took a group photo together. These people ended up becoming my friends. It was the best night ever and I really enjoyed myself. I never dressed up to go see a movie that I was so hyped for before, but that night, it was, well, Morphinominal.
I want to thank the admins on Facebook for taking the time to be interviewed by me. As long time fans of Power Rangers, we will always support this fandom and the stars, past and present, that made this franchise for what it is today. Haim Saban, the man behind this franchise, deserves a lot of much credit and praise. Power Rangers wouldn't exist today if it weren't for him. So here's to 25 more years of Power Rangers!