The American-ized version of Sentai, known as Power Rangers, first aired on August 28th, 1993 as MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS. Five teenagers became tight-wearing superheroes on a badly dubbed Japanese footage clip show that transformed itself in to a kiddy soap opera for 16 years. MIGHTY MORPHIN' POWER RANGERS MIGHTY MORPHIN' ALIEN RANGERS POWER RANGERS ZEO POWER RANGERS TURBO POWER RANGERS IN SPACE POWER RANGERS LOST GALAXY POWER RANGERS LIGHTSPEED RESCUE (same time ROBOTS IN DISGUISE aired) POWER RANGERS TIME FORCE POWER RANGERS WILD FORCE POWER RANGERS NINJA STORM POWER RANGERS DINO THUNDER POWER RANGERS SPD POWER RANGERS MYSTIC FORCE POWER RANGERS OPERATION OVERDRIVE POWER RANGERS JUNGLE FURY POWER RANGERS RPM In 16 years of Power Rangers, we had: - 96 different actors/actresses as Power Rangers - 2 evil Rangers (MIGHTY MORPHIN Green, DINO THUNDER White) - 2 teams of "evil" Rangers (Psycho Rangers, SPD A Squad) - 9 team-ups of previous Rangers with current Rangers - 4 American-Only Rangers (LIGHTSPEED RESCUE Titanium Ranger, JUNGLE FURY Elephant, Shark, and Bat Rangers) - 1 character be 4 different Rangers/colors (Tommy, MIGHTY MORPHIN Green, MIGHTY MORPHIN White, ZEO Red, DINO THUNDER Black) - 1 kid Ranger (TURBO Justin) - 11 Rangers from different planets (5 ALIEN RANGERS, 1 ZEO, 1 TURBO, 2 IN SPACE, 2 LOST GALAXY) - These colors (red, blue, black, white, pink, yellow, crimson, navy, green, purple, silver, gold, "shadow", "phantom", "quantum", "omega") - Well over 100 "zords" - 2 movies (MIGHTY MORPHIN THE MOVIE, TURBO THE MOVIE) It's been confirmed, more or less, that POWER RANGERS RPM will be the final live-action season of POWER RANGERS. Sentai, of course, will continue as it always has. Disney is in the process of getting out of being the production behind Power Rangers and is looking to out-source the whole thing and taking in royalties and liscensing fees for the franchise. Entire offices have been dissolved in the UK and in New Zealand over the end of Power Rangers. Starting with "POWER RANGERS NINJA STORM", the series moved from being produced in the United States to being produced in New Zealand. The show was originally scheduled to be cancelled at the end of POWER RANGERS WILD FORCE (the last episode was titled "The End of the Power Rangers"), however returning Power Rangers production team alum Doug Sloan was able to keep the franchise alive by showing how much cheaper it was to create it in New Zealand. It is believed in some circles that executive producer Bruce Kalish (POWER RANGERS SPD - POWER RANGERS JUNGLE FURY) pretty much ran the show in to the ground, literally taking the least amount of effort towards the end of his run as EP by more or less simply translating Japanese episodes and storylines, to the point that they were literally the American version of Japanese Sentai. POWER RANGERS is rumored to continue by having MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS be completely re-mastered and re-aired over the course of the next year to two years (with an eventual DVD release?), while Bandai continues to release Power Rangers toys as "Power Rangers Super Legends", which proved to be successful releasing new versions of older Power Rangers toys. So, happy birthday Power Rangers, and Rest in Peace. (NOTE: If you haven't watched Power Rangers RPM, please look it up on YouTube and watch some of the episodes. The team really put a lot of effort in to "going out with a bang", as the story is one of the darkest, more mature Power Rangers shows to date, though it is currently the lowest rated Power Rangers to air since WILD FORCE).