The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers at Rhode Island Comic Con

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From the moment the pilot episode aired on Fox, The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers immediately captured my imagination. What was crummy for me is that the show became massively popular while I was in middle school. This meant I could never talk about the show with my friends because we all took a vow of silence, pretending we didn’t watch the show because we were too old to enjoy a kids television program.

I remember wanting to get the action figures, but I didn’t due to fear of ridicule if my friends came over my house and saw a Dragon Zord sitting on my bureau. Now that I’m an adult, concerns over what people think about my geeky hobbies aren’t even a blip on the radar.

The Green Ranger, played by Jason David Frank, is my all-time favorite Ranger. I’ve always felt that the White Ranger, also played by Frank, gets a bad rap. There is nothing wrong with the portrayal or character, it’s just hard to get someone to jump on board when a concept that was a 10 is replaced with an idea that is a 9.

I attended Rhode Island Comic Con this past weekend to cover the festivities for Forces of Geek and had I the pleasure of meeting comic book creators and the original Flash, John Wesley Shipp. The highlight of the convention for me was the Power Rangers Q & A panel featuring the original Red Ranger, Austin St. John. There were many fans in attendance and their passion and dedication to the franchise was an inspiring sight to behold. One person told me that he found the inspiration to lose weight because of the leadership that St. John exhibited on-screen.

I wrote an article reviewing the Power Ranger’s Q & A Panel at RICC and you can check it out at Forces of Geek.com 

 

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