A new fan film produced by Adi Shankar who has produced several feature films such as DREDD and LONE SURVIVOR, but has also produced the fan films #DIRTYLAUNDRY and VENOM: TRUTH IN JOURNALISM has given us a new POWER RANGER fan film called “POWER/RANGERS”. (CLICK ON LINK TO WATCH)
This fan film has James Van Der Beek as Rocky and Katee Sackhoff as Kimberly.
From what we can tell that we see the Rangers after some robot war and several of the rangers have been killed. Also these Rangers use big laser guns as their weapons. Rocky now works for the new robot world and he’s questioning Kimberly over the whereabouts of Tommy (The former Green Ranger).
The director of this fan film has come out saying that he is not a fan of Power Rangers and doesn’t really know much about them. He just heard how people wanted a darker version of the Rangers so he did his best to give the fans what they wanted.
Shankar and the director have also gone on record saying that this fan film is NOT a pitch of any sorts.
There is a new Power Ranger movie coming out soon produced by Saban and Liongate, who also produced The Hunger Games. From what has been release this film will not be any reboot but it will go long with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers universe. Jason David Frank, who played Tommy the Green Ranger, has said that he will have some part in the film.
I’m not so excited about that because I would like to see them reboot the Rangers and make them edgy.
Here’s how I would write the film, and it would be a reboot of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers:
We start off on the planet of Eltar where the armies of Lord Zedd have invaded the planet and the people are Eltar are fighting them. Helping them are a group called The Rangers. They are a group of young people who are trained by one of Eltar’s high officials Zordon. During the fight we see Rita Repulas’ ship land on the planet, she is getting ready to enter the halls of Eltar. This is when we see Goldar, a six foot tall half Lion half Griffin. He lets out a big rawer and spreads out his massive wings and flies off to the battle. The Rangers see this and decided to flank him. The Red Ranger goes strait for him. Gordon is flinging Eltar soldiers into the air, he sees the Red Ranger and jumps towards him. They begin in battle and while this is happening the other rangers are ambushed by Lord Zedd’s army and are unable to help the Red Ranger.
During this time we see Zordon and the other high Eltar Elders look over the battle and know that they need to set a retreat if the Rangers fail and Rita and Goldar enter the halls. What they are have are plans for a huge MegaZord fighter. Zordon has faith in the Ranger’s that he’s trained.
We cut back to the Red Ranger fighting Goldar. They both get to a canyon and Goldar gets the upper hand, chokes the Red Ranger to death and throws his body off the canyon. Zordon see’s this and nearly falls down, the others Rangers see this and then one by are killed.
The Elders then tell Zordon that he needs to leave with the plans. Right then a sound explosion goes off and they see that Rita and Goldar have entered the halls.
Zordon gets in his ship and finds the robot Alpha 5 on board and they fly their ship out. Rita and Goldar round up the Elders and are searching for Zordon. When they notice that his ship has left Rita commands her ship and her and Goldar leave to pursue Zodron. As they leave the elders are executed.
Zordon is flying out of the orbit when they begin to be blasted on by Rita’s ship. Zordon then turns on a Time Warp to trap the ship. Another blast hits the ship and Zordon is thrown back and is seriously injured. Alpha helps him up and Zordon turns the ship in the direction of Rita’s ship, and right before Rita commands the final blow to Zordon’s ship, Zordon fires the Time Warp and traps them and transport the vessel they’re stuck in to the ship. Zordon, not very weak, commands Alpha to land on the nearest habitual planet. Alpha finds earth and they land. Zordon, now very close to death, lands the ship in a remote dessert area, the time period they land in is before people have settled in the area. Zordon commands Alpha to have have the vessel hidden somewhere it’ll never be found. Alpha has it sent to the moon. Now in a dying effort Zordon has his life energy transported into the ships mainframe and has the ship hidden so no one can find it.
The years pass and what once a dessert land, is now Angle Grove.
And this is where we meet, the new soon to be Rangers.
But again, that just me Nerding out. I was a HUGE Power Rangers fan as a kid and own the original movie on DVD. So will I go see the new Power Rangers movie, I went to go see the new TMNT movie so why not!