Powers Rangers (Where are they now?)
I still remember when the Power Ranger Obsession hits the 7th graders and kept on going for about 2 more years. Then, everything changed. We grew up. They changed casts and titles and became a sucky franchise. We moved on.
A few days ago I was wondering about this show. I didn’t knew it was an USA adaptation of a Japanese franchised called Super Sentai. I had no idea the condition the original actors worked (they were being paid $500 an episode among lots of things). But they were our heroes. Seeing Kimberly, Zack, Billy, Jason and Trini on Telemundo at 4:00pm was the most important thing on the day. Then we mimicked their fighting at school, got the action figures, played the videogames and behaved silly obsessed. Those were good times, when were innocent. At least I was.
Don’t you just miss those Kaijus. The mechs, the big battles, the identity crisis, the secret identities, the chemistry between Kimberly and Tommy, Jason’s muscles, the racial controversies of Trini’s Yellow Suit and Zach’s Black Suit, Zordon and his queer sidekick Alpha 5, Rita Repulsa, Alpha running and yelling “Ay, Ay, Ay, Ay!”, The green ranger is evil, then good then loses power but then gets a white suit storyline. The cast changing…
Walter Emmanuel Jones (best known as Zack the Black Ranger)- Despite being the first to leave (along with Jason and Trini) this guy’s been having a succesful career especially on TV: from Buffy the Vampire Slayer, NYPD Blue, Moesha and the Shield. Ahhh and he’s a hip hop teacher. No juicy stuff in here. Next!
David Yost (best known as Billy the nerd Blue Ranger)- I don’t think I’m the only one here to think that he was way (incredibly) old to play his character. Anyways, he was the most boring character and surprisingly the one that stayed the most (about 200 episodes) of the original cast. He has won many gymnastic tournaments and stuff. Boring.
Amy Jo Johnson- Perhaps, the most successful ranger on the bunch. Sadly she’s still and will continue to suffer with the identity/famous issue some actors get, she will always be Kimberly in the eyes of the viewers. Her second most recognized show is Felicity where she played Felicity’s best friend. Currently she’s working in the ABC show What about Bryan? Ahhhh, she says she’s a musician and a singer.
Jason David Frank- Yes, we all loved Tommy. When he showed up as the bad green ranger, we all knew he would kick ass. This dude controlled a Zord with his Dragon Dagger, he was awesome! What’s become of him?
Anyways let’s enjoy the Rangers one more time!
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