i liked lightspeed rescue

carolimejone  asked:

HI i just found this blog and, firstly, i love it? i love it. but! recently i watched the Power Rangers movie and fell in love, as, so many others, and after just a brief lookaround i couldn't find anything like this, so i was wondering if maybe you could give me a few good Jumping Off Points to get into this whole shebang? because there is a LOT but i wanna see as much as i can!! thank u!!

hi there! thank you so much! hope you don’t mind if i publish this but i’ve gotten a lot of new followers lately so i think this might be helpful to more people :)

my friend @erniesbrainfreeze​ has actually written a wonderful spoiler-free guide to all the seasons of power rangers (i helped a little) right here: beginner’s guide to pr! it goes through the premise for each season, highlights, pros, and cons, it’s very well thought-out.

aside from that here are my personal jumping off points to get people into power rangers:

  • power rangers rpm (2009): post-apocalyptic, standalone, 32 episodes, widely hailed as one of the best-written, best-acted seasons. opinions may vary but it’s super interesting.
  • power rangers ninja storm (2003): california extreme sports meets secret ninja academies, standalone, 38 episodes, features evil rangers and imo one of the best sixth ranger reveals
  • power rangers spd (2005): space cops at a police academy in the near future (takes place in 2025), standalone, 38 episodes, features a really unique premise and time-travel
  • power rangers jungle fury (2008): kung fu students working at a pizza parlor, standalone, 32 episodes, very self-contained, small cast, super cute and just a solid season to start with

a few things to remember: just because mighty morphin’ is the most well-remembered does not mean it’s the best place to start. it has almost 200 episodes over 3 seasons, most of them are filler, and honestly… it’s not as good as some later seasons. i wouldn’t recommend starting with zordon era (mmpr-space) unless you REALLY liked it from your childhood because those seasons were all connected and it’s a lot to watch all at once. the standalone seasons imo provide a better, easier grasp of what power rangers is about, and then, depending on which ones you liked, you can move onto seasons with similar themes (for example, if you liked ninja storm, you’ll probably like dino thunder next because it was written by the same people; if you liked rpm i would go back to lost galaxy or lightspeed rescue for more of the same tone)

also power rangers dino thunder (2004) is a standalone season but it features tommy oliver (from mmpr) as the mentor (but don’t worry, you don’t need to know anything about mmpr to watch it), and it also has a really nice episode called legacy of power which summarizes all of the past seasons of power rangers, so i would check that out and see which ones catch your interest!

finally, i would suggest watching power rangers ninja steel because it’s the currently airing season and it only has eight episodes so far and it’s super cute! and you don’t need to know anything about past seasons to watch it and it has a built-in fandom of active bloggers right here on tumblr :) it’s gonna be on hiatus till probably august so you have time to catch up~

hope this helps! again, i would def recommend just looking through the beginner’s guide and seeing what sounds most interesting to you. and if you have any questions or just wanna talk about which seasons you’ve seen, my askbox is open! <3