The Power Rangers have been going strong since the first series, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, debuted back in 1993. The Rangers have been on television in various incarnations almost continuously since that time and have an extensive fan base that spans multiple generations.
The next stage in the saga of the Power Rangers is a hip and sleek new feature film, complete with fun new toys. Fans looking for a great way to get in the mood for the upcoming Power Rangers movie have the chance to watch every single episode of every Power Rangers series in a mega marathon on the Twitch streaming network.
Whether you are a fan of the series and you want to get pumped for the movie, or you need to get caught up with the various incarnations of the Saban classic characters, the upcoming streaming marathon on Twitch may be for you. The online network will be streaming every episode of 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, Power Rangers Time Force, Power Rangers Wild Force, Power Rangers Ninja Storm, Power Rangers Dino Thunder, Power Rangers S.P.D., Power Rangers Mystic Force, Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, Power Rangers Jungle Fury, Power Rangers RPM, Power Rangers Samurai, Power Rangers Megaforce and Power Rangers Dino Charge.
That's a whopping total of 831 episodes and 23 seasons of Power Rangers over the span of 17 days, so unless you're a Power Rangers super fan, there are probably some series you need to caught up on. The broadcast won't include the original 1995 Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Movie film or the 1997 Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie.
The Power Rangers movie is looking to impress the fans, and with a $105 million production budget, the film is pulling out all the stops and trying to update the Rangers to the modern film universe, much like the Transformers before them.. The film isn't just all flash and special effects, though, they're also pushing an underlying theme of the team's strength through their diversity.
The question remains, will the fan base embrace this new take on the Power Rangers? There has already been some controversy amongst the fans about the whitewashed casting of legendary baddie Rita Repulsa and the possible liberties being taken with the villain Goldar. The film may end up appealing to some generations of fans and not others, but it remains to be seen how the box office treats a big-budget Power Rangers offering in 2017.
The Power Rangers marathon will begin airing on TwitchPresents March 14, 2017 @ 11am PDT. Power Rangers will hit theaters on March 24, 2017.