The Original Power Rangers Return in “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always” Trailer
The original Power Rangers and their nemesis Rita are back in the first trailer for Netflix’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always. The anniversary special arrives 30 years after the original series on Fox and sees many of the original cast returning. They include Walter E. Jones as Black Ranger/Zack Taylor, David Yost as Blue Ranger/Billy Cranston, Catherine Sutherland as Pink Ranger/Kat Hillard, and Steve Cardenas as Red Ranger/Rocky DeSantos. Also returning are Barbara Goodson as the aforementioned villain Rita Repulsa, Karan Ashley as the second Yellow Ranger/Aisha Campbell, Johnny Yong Bosch as the second Black Ranger/Adam Park, and Richard Steven Horvitz as Alpha 5.
The trailer reveals that the Power Rangers will also see some new faces, including Charlie Kersh’s Minh Kwan, the daughter of Yellow Ranger Trini Kwan. The original Yellow Ranger, Thuy Trang, died tragically in a car accident in 2001, and creators Becca Barens and Alwyn Dale decided to write in Trini’s death as part of the series; her daughter Minh Kwan reveals that she was killed by Rita Repulsa. Another original Power Ranger, Jason David Frank, who played the Green-turned-White Ranger, passed away in November 2022. How or if the new anniversary series will address his passing is unclear.
Here’s a brief synopsis from Netflix:
The Rangers come face-to-face with a familiar threat from the past. In the midst of a global crisis, they are called on once again to be the heroes the world needs. A mighty morphin reunion 30 years in the making, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always arrives on Netflix on April 19!
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Featured image: “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Once & Always.” Courtesy Netflix.