Mighty Morphin Power Rangers defined a whole generation of people growing up, as it eventually led to the creation of the juggernaut Power Rangers franchise as we know it today. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers debuted in 1993 and many people still fondly remember it to this day. Now it seems two of the original stars from the show have reunited for a special reason.
Mighty Morphin Power Rangers stars David Yost and Walter Emanuel Jones, reprised their roles as the blue and black rangers, respectively, for a new 30th-anniversary special at Netflix.
A first look behind-the-scenes of the “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” scripted, stand-alone special released Tuesday morning. It showed the duo suiting up in Angel Grove alongside fellow former Rangers Catherine Sutherland (the second Pink Ranger), Steve Cardenas (the second Red Ranger), Karan Ashley (the second Yellow Ranger) and Johnny Yong Bosch (the second Black Ranger) as they took on “a familiar threat from the past according to EW.
“It’s been 28 years since I’ve been back on the set of Power Rangers. David and I, working with him as Billy and Zack being Zack and Billy, it’s funny how similar it is, but in a different way,” Jones said in the footage above.
“It’s kind of crazy to think about that it’s been that many years. It’s been really exciting to film a 30-year anniversary special,” added Yost. “Just getting to work with Walter, obviously we have a long history together. It’s such a different take on what we’ve done before, but a lot of the same elements are there.”
Cardenas mentioned that it was a “surreal” experience to be filming with some Rangers who have never been on camera before, particularly Jones.
“We’re a family of Rangers, so to be on a set with them was really interesting,” added Walter. “I think what I’m most excited about for the fans and this 30th anniversary special is for them to see us all together and our chemistry and our growth.”
Bosch stated that he thinks audiences will be thrilled to see a group of classic Rangers reunited, Sutherland added that the special will be filled with “so many little Easter eggs” and will “deliver everything the fans want.”
According to Entertainment Weekly, the cast also includes Barbara Goodson and Richard Horvitz — the voices of Rita Repulsa and Alpha 5, respectively — and a new addition in Charlie Kersh, who will play Minh, the daughter of original Yellow Ranger Trini. “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” premieres April 19 on Netflix and fans simply can’t wait for it.
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