The Power Rangers were one of the biggest pop culture icons of the 1990s. The translation of Super Sentai fiction to the American formula worked so well that they ended up conquering screens around the world.
Although their formula fell in popularity with the new century, the Power Rangers continued in new series that have aired on ABC Kids and Nickelodeon. They also did it in reimaginings of the original series, such as the 2017 movie in which Becky G played the Yellow Power Ranger. But, of course, they have never achieved the fame they achieved at the dawn of the 20th century, when the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers season led to worldwide success.
To celebrate that it’s been 30 years (yes, you read that right) since the original series premiered, Netflix has organized a reunion between the original cast and the technical team of the series, called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always. In the purest style of Harry Potter: Return to Hogwarts (HBO Max), the reunion will review the best moments of fiction and how it led complete strangers to become famous throughout the world.
When and where can you see Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always?
The long-awaited reunion between the different protagonists of the saga can be seen on Netflix on April 19. The platform will premiere the documentary at the same time throughout the world, and will accompany it with related content that it will reveal over the months.
The cast has been publishing their support for the initiative on their networks, as well as they have encouraged viewers to see it to meet them again on a journey full of nostalgia. David Yost, the Blue Power Ranger, is the one who has had the most initiative in this regard, although he has not been the only one.
However, there are some notable absences in the reunion, which will make it not completely complete. Austin St. John, known for being the first red Power Ranger, will not be in the documentary after he was indicted in May 2022 for a multi-million dollar financial fraud. He is still under investigation, but could face twenty years in prison.
Neither will Amy Jo Johnson, the remembered Pink Power Ranger, after alleging that Hasbro (the company behind the original fiction) owes her money. Converted into a film director, she says she puts her current career ahead of this reunion.
A tribute to the Green Power Ranger
Finally, those who will be missing from the documentary for obvious reasons are Thuy Tang, the Yellow Power Ranger who died in a traffic accident in 2021, and Jason David Frank, the Green Power Ranger who died last November. In fact, the series gained popularity again after the announcement of his death.
Beyond the very meaning of the documentary, which serves to celebrate the past and take us to presumably better times, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always will serve to pay tribute to Jason David Frank and all the members of the original team who are no longer around.