What can I say about Power Rangers Beast Morphers? That I’m thinking that for the first time in well 5 or more years, I’m gonna watch Power Rangers again. The last time I really watched Power Rangers weekly was way back with Dino Thunder. I sort of watched here and thereafter. However, Power Rangers was sort of just dead to me after that. I didn’t mind Jungle Fury, was pretty good.
Beyond that, I’ve watched clips on YouTube but that has been about it. Then, here comes Power Rangers Beast Morphers or should I say, finally getting Go-Busters. To be fair the last time I even talked about Power Rangers here was the film in 2017! I started watching and doing reviews on Ninja Steel, but the short season and long wait between Episode 8 and 9 I lost interest fast. To be fair I forgot!
Power Rangers Beast Morphers??
So a bit of history before I talk about Power Rangers Beast Morphers. Back after RPM, it was thought that Power Rangers are done, Disney had driven it into the ground. Cutting cost, reducing the season episodes to the point that it became so rushed. No one cared anymore. What made Power Rangers good, wasn’t just the action, the toys (zords) but the story. Power Rangers for those who don’t know is an adaptation of Super Sentai.
What you can expect is that Super Sentai is well better, it’s darker at times, shows blood and is far more serious than Power Rangers. This comes from the difference between the US and Japan. Just a fact of life there.
So what About Beast Morphers?
Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters aired way back in 2012-2013. It was thought that, after RPM, Go-Busters would be next. That wasn’t the case. In fact, it was skipped when Saban took over again with the Neo-Saban era of Power Rangers. The reasons? There was never a direct reason given why the version was skipped.
One reason could be how far different the show was compared to past seasons of Super Sentai, which would translate to Power Rangers. Some would say it was the worst Super Sentai season ever, while I disagree. I have not watched the whole thing, but from what I’ve seen, there was some good stuff in it.
For example, I like to think of Go-Busters a more ambitious season like Kamen Rider Hibiki was. It was more thought out and because of the nonstandard style. Forced to change it’s a style that contrasted with its original version. This basically means that Saban would not have to do a lot of reshoots of footage. This is my own opinion of course.
When Saban took over again, there was a very strong desire to return to what made Power Rangers popular; The MMPR era, Busters simply didn’t fit into that. If you look at the following seasons, Samurai, Megaforce and then Dino Charge, they had a common theme. They all had the classic Go Go Power Rangers, it wasn’t really until Ninja Steel I felt that it was going away from it.
It’s the first time a season of Super Sentai had been skipped since the start of Power Rangers back in 1993. While there are well some ten years of Super Sentai we in the US never got a Power Rangers season for. This was sort of the confusion in Super Megaforce when season suits of Super Sentai never shown in the US was used.
I also feel that Go-Buster would need a longer season than what Nick has been given Power Rangers, but with Power Rangers Beast Morphers coming soon, we’ll have to wait and see how it works.
But this also means that Power Rangers Beast Morphers is the first time, in Power Rangers history that they are going backward to adapt Super Sentai. Set to be released on March 2nd on Nickelodeon.
Hasbro Takes over
So I think a lot of the reasons that Go-Busters is being used for Power Rangers Beast Morphers is because Hasbro now owns Power Rangers. I was thrilled when this first came out last year in 2018. I mean, I’m a big fan of Transformers and the toys have always been rather good. So to get Hasbro level Zords for me is awesome news.
I was never a fan of the Zord Builder sets that Saban started doing right around the time of Operation Overdrive. Up until that point, they just imported the Zords from Japan over, sometimes missing paint or whatever. But for some reason, they made the Operation Overdrive Zords bigger and used cheaper plastic. While the Jungle Fury Zords they didn’t do this, but after that, they went into a this Zord Builder set. I’ve done a video on some of the Super Sentai toys vs the Power Rangers version. Such as with Ninja Steel, which I did pick up a few of the US versions and imported in the Japanse version from Shuriken Sentai Ninninger.
The Theme Song!
So I won’t lie, I was listening to the song over and over while writing this. Reason? Seeing if I’d like it, but it’s so short. Like I felt that Samurai, Mega Force, Dino Charge were good theme songs. I like Dino Charge the best. Ninja Steel I felt was super long!
That being said, I was shocked to hear that the official theme song was already released. While this used to happen back in the day, since Saban took over back after RPM, they stopped doing that. While we’ve only had 4 different Power Ranger teams since then, they got broken up into two seasons each. Being called Super Seasons. Please Hasbro, no Super Season for Beast Morphers.
Even know I already see it happening. Power Rangers Super Beast Morphers. So we’ll see, I’ll be there to watch March 2nd and I’ll give you guys a first impression and review of the episode. Either as a video or I’ll write something. Power Rangers Beast Morphers airs Saturday, March 2nd, 2019.
Activate Beast Power!