From the archives comes the third and final installment of my trilogy of ultimately unused Power Rangers pitches (see part 1 and part 2). Having grown up watching the show as a kid, eventually coming to work on the show, becoming its head writer, leaving it and coming back (a few times now), I developed a unique insight into this long-running series which got me sucked back into the show’s orbit like Michael Corleone more times than is probably healthy. Having left the show for good (again), my notes on how to adapt Go-Busters for Power Rangers have sat around unused for over a year gathering dust. With the recent announcement that the Go-Busters season will be skipped in the US, I thought I’d brush them off and share them here. Grab a seat and buckle your seat belts because this one gets a little crazy. Here is a glimpse into what might have been with my final unused story for Power Rangers…
(Link to part 1 of this can be found here.)
The year is 2015. The place is ETERNITY CITY.
Eternity City is a thriving metropolis of the Power Rangers universe not unlike the cities of past seasons. There are parks, schools, malls, gyms and juice bars just like the sort of cities previous Power Rangers seasons took place in. One big exception is the several towering ENERGRID TOWERS scattered across the metropolis. The Energrid Towers are essentially power plants, providing virtually limitless, clean energy to the people of Eternity City and powering the city’s defenses.
Setting the disney seasons in dimension x is extremely lame and seems more like a petty way to shove those seasons aside and pretend they didn’t happen in “our” world.
Also. Dead RPM rangers? Why? That would have been worse than tossing away the disney seasons.
There are some good ideas though. But overall I can see why they passed on it.