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Episode 247: Hello, Hasbro!

No Pink Spandex – Episode 247: Hello, Hasbro! (2:13:52, 123 MB)

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Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus

Topics: Originally recorded on Sunday, February 18, 2018. Saban Brands has been busy for the past few days including extending their broadcasting contact with Nickelodeon, breaking up with Bandai, making up with Hasbro, announcing Power Rangers Beast Morphers, and much more! Oh, and Toy Fair NY 2018 happened…

Saban Brands Announces Power Rangers’ 26th Season “Power Rangers Beast Morphers”

Los Angeles, CA – February 17, 2018 – Saban Brands today announced Power Rangers’ 26thseason, set to air on Nickelodeon in early 2019, will be “Power Rangers Beast Morphers.” Additionally, the Beast Morphers logo was revealed to fans for the first time.

“At Saban Brands, we strive to deliver family entertainment that is engaging and forward-thinking while

maintaining the core values, such as inclusivity and teamwork, that are important to parents,” said Janet Hsu, Chief Executive Officer of Saban Brands. “With ‘Beast Morphers’ we introduce fan-favorite animal themes with a new, intriguing special ops storyline that keeps the Power Rangers series fresh for viewers of all ages, especially the new generation of viewers.”

Set in the future, a secret agency combines anewly discovered substance called “Morph-X” with animal DNA to create the Power Rangers Beast Morphers team. The Rangers must fight off an evil sentient computer virus bent on taking over the source of all Ranger power, the Morphin Grid itself. Featuring never-before-seen leather suits and an all-new beast-themed arsenal (including dynamic new Zords), fans should get ready for a season full of secret ops and morphinominal fun.

Currently, Power Rangers is celebrating 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” currently airing on Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

Saban Brands recently announced it will continue its longtime partnership with Nickelodeon to serve as the official broadcaster for Saban’sPower Rangers television series in the U.S. through 2021.

“Power Rangers Beast Morphers” will mark the first Power Rangers toy collection from the franchise’s newly announced global master toy partner, Hasbro Inc, starting in spring 2019.

For more information on Power Rangers, please visit http://www.powerrangers.comand follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,RangerNation.com and YouTube. To watch full episodes, go to Nick.com and the Nick app.

About Saban’s Power Rangers

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the mostwatched television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series, currently in its 25thseason, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands acquires, develops and manages a world-class portfolio of entertainment properties. Saban Brands applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, digital, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail in markets worldwide. Saban Brands’ growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty, Paul Frank, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia and La Banda, amongst many others. Saban Brands is headquartered in Los Angeles with a global network of offices. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

Hasbro to Buy Power Rangers Brand from Saban Brands?

In the joint press release from Saban Brands and Hasbro, the following was mentioned:

“In recognition of this investment and during a period of time after Hasbro becomes the master toy licensee, the arrangement provides Saban Brands and Hasbro with the opportunity to initiate Hasbro’s purchase of the Power Rangers property.”

Does this mean that Saban Brands would be ready to sell off Power Rangers entirely or certain parts of the brand? This story is still developing.

Press Release: Hasbro Named Global Master Toy Licensee For Saban’s Power Rangers

PAWTUCKET, R.I. AND LOS ANGELES – FEB. 16, 2018 – Today, Hasbro, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAS), a global play and entertainment company, and Saban Brands announced that Hasbro has been named the global master toy licensee for Saban’s Power Rangers. Under the terms of the agreement and in collaboration with Saban Brands, Hasbro will design, produce and bring to market a wide variety of toys, games and role-play items inspired by the franchise and its entertainment properties. Hasbro will hold the worldwide rights, excluding Japan and certain other Asian markets, effective as of April 1, 2019.

“We are honored to create a world of play experiences for such an iconic action brand,” said Brian Goldner, Chairman and CEO of Hasbro. “Saban’s Power Rangers are universally recognized and their hallmark attributes of teamwork and inclusivity perfectly align with our core values at Hasbro.”

“Hasbro leads the way in brand storytelling and creating engaging experiences across its exceptional portfolio of blockbuster and partner brands,” said Haim Saban, founder of Saban Brands and creator of Power Rangers. “Quality, innovation and a focus on designing dynamic products for fans of all ages makes Hasbro a great partner for Power Rangers.”

Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Today, Power Rangers is one of the longest running kids’ live-action series in television history with nearly 900 episodes produced to date. The TV series, currently in its 25th season with Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel, and feature films, including 2017’s movie with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. Saban’s Power Rangers currently airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.

The first set of products from Hasbro will be available in spring 2019. Both Hasbro and Saban Brands are dedicated to continue growing this iconic brand. In recognition of this investment and during a period of time after Hasbro becomes the master toy licensee, the arrangement provides Saban Brands and Hasbro with the opportunity to initiate Hasbro’s purchase of the Power Rangers property.

About Hasbro

Hasbro (NASDAQ: HAS) is a global play and entertainment company committed to Creating the World’s Best Play Experiences. From toys and games to television, movies, digital gaming and consumer products, Hasbro offers a variety of ways for audiences to experience its iconic brands, including NERF, MY LITTLE PONY, TRANSFORMERS, PLAY-DOH, MONOPOLY, LITTLEST PET SHOP and MAGIC: THE GATHERING, as well as premier partner brands. Through Hasbro Studios and its film labels, Allspark Pictures and Allspark Animation, the Company is building its brands globally through great storytelling and content on all screens. Hasbro is committed to making the world a better place for children and their families through corporate social responsibility and philanthropy. Hasbro ranked No. 1 on the 2017 100 Best Corporate Citizens list by CR Magazine, and has been named one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® by Ethisphere Institute for the past six years. Learn more at www.hasbro.com, and follow us on Twitter (@Hasbro & @HasbroNews) and Instagram (@Hasbro).

© 2018 Hasbro, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

About Saban’s Power Rangers

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids’ live-action series in television history. The series, currently in its 25th season, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visitwww.powerrangers.com.

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands acquires, develops and manages a world-class portfolio of entertainment properties. Saban Brands applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, digital, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail in markets worldwide. Saban Brands’ growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty, Paul Frank, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia and La Banda, amongst many others. Saban Brands is headquartered in Los Angeles with a global network of offices. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

Hasbro Will Be New Toy Maker For Power Rangers in 2019

According to the Hollywood Reporter, Hasbro will be the master toy maker for Saban Brands’ Power Rangers.

“The toy manufacturer will control the master toy license for Power Rangers worldwide, with the exception of Japan and a small number of other Asian markets, where it will remain with longtime partner Bandai.”

Press Release: Saban Brands and Nickelodeon Announce Extension of Power Rangers Broadcast Partnership through 2021


Los Angeles, CA – February 12, 2018 – Saban Brands and Nickelodeon today announced the continuation of their longtime partnership, with Nickelodeon to serve as the official broadcaster for Saban’s Power Rangers television series in the U.S. through 2021.

“Saban’s Power Rangers has been on the air for 25 continuous seasons and we are thrilled to extend our long-standing and collaborative partnership with Nickelodeon through 2021 to continue to deliver action-packed adventures to a new generation of kids,” said Janet Hsu, Chief Executive Officer of Saban Brands. “We are excited for the year ahead and what’s to come for the Power Rangers franchise.”

Pam Kaufman, Chief Marketing Officer and President of Consumer Products, Nickelodeon Group added: “Saban Brands has been a leader in kids’ entertainment since its inception and we look forward to continuing our strong relationship by bringing fans more Power Rangers on Nickelodeon in the coming years.”

In 2018, the Power Rangers celebrate 25 continuous years on the air, making it one of the longest running series in television history with nearly 900 episodes aired to date. Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, the franchise celebrates its milestone anniversary year with the 25th season, “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” currently airing on Saturdays at 12 p.m. (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon in the U.S.

The Saban’s Power Rangers television series and subsequent movies, including the 2017 feature film with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. The TV show airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages. As a top-ranked action brand for decades with more than 150 licensees globally, Saban Brands is commemorating Power Rangers’ landmark 25th year with year-long consumer events, promotions and partnerships.

For more information on Power Rangers, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow the brand on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, RangerNation.com and YouTube. To watch full episodes go to Nick.com and the Nick app.

About Saban’s Power Rangers

Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most-watched television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series, currently in its 25thseason, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

About Saban Brands

Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands acquires, develops and manages a world-class portfolio of entertainment properties. Saban Brands applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, digital, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail in markets worldwide. Saban Brands’ growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitty, Paul Frank, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia and La Banda, amongst many others. Saban Brands is headquartered in Los Angeles with a global network of offices. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

About Nickelodeon

Nickelodeon, now in its 38th year, is the number-one entertainment brand for kids. It has built a diverse, global business by putting kids first in everything it does. The company includes television programming and production in the United States and around the world, plus consumer products, digital, recreation, books and feature films. Nickelodeon’s U.S. television network is seen in more than 90 million households and has been the number-one-rated kids’ basic cable network for 22 consecutive years. For more information or artwork, visit http://www.nickpress.com. Nickelodeon and all related titles, characters and logos are trademarks of Viacom Inc. (NASDAQ: VIA, VIAB).

“Power Rangers Live” Postponed to 2019


According to Morphin Legacy, they received the following email about the “Power Rangers Live” stage tour:

Due to production delays, the Power Rangers Live! tour is postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience, tickets will be valid for the rescheduled show once announced. Refunds are available at point of purchase.

Indeed, the Power Rangers Live website has updated confirming the tour has been pushed back to 2019. You can still sign up on the event site for future updates.

Gareth Yuen in “Ronny Chieng: International Student”


Gareth Yuen (Dax from Power Rangers Operation Overdrive) co-stars in the BBC comedy Ronny Chieng: International Student.

It stars comedian Ronny Chieng, in a self-titled role where he moves from Malaysia to Australia to enroll in law school.  Yuen plays Ronny’s friend and fellow student Denedict.


(Courtesy: BlueSenshi from Rangerboard)

Brandon Jay McLaren in “Criminal Minds”

Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack from Power Rangers SPD) appeared in the October 11, 2017 episode of CBS’s Criminal Minds.

He plays Captain Adrian Scott of the Detroit Police Department, an old friend of Matt’s. The episode is #1304, “Blue Angel”.

(Courtesy: Funkatron from Rangerboard)

“Power Rangers Live” Stage Tour Dates and Locations

SABAN’S POWER RANGERS MORPH INTO ACTION LIVE ON STAGE

In Celebration of Power Rangers’ 25th Anniversary, Power Rangers Live Tour to Launch in Spring 2018 in 50 North American Cities, Including Los Angeles and Toronto

Los Angeles – October 10, 2017 – In celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers’ 25th Anniversary, the iconic Rangers are set to morph onto stages around North America in an epic live show based on one of the longest running series in television history. Power Rangers Live will be an interactive, mixed media stage production for the whole family with endless action-packed stunts and epic martial arts. Featuring themes from Power Rangers Ninja Steel, six ordinary teens will morph into the Power Rangers to help save cities and the world from an alien threat! Kicking off in Phoenix, AZ on February 17, 2018, the tour will visit an additional 50 North American cities in Spring 2018, including Los Angeles and Toronto.

Citi is the official card of Saban’s Power Rangers Live. Beginning Tuesday, October 10, 2017, at 12pm (local time), Citi card members will have access to a special pre-sale, as well as VIP packages that include a meet and greet with the Power Rangers through Citi’s Private Pass Program. The public on sale date will be Friday, October 13 at 10:00 a.m. (local time).

The live tour will be part of a year-long celebration of 25 powerful years of Saban’s Power Rangers and the core pillars of the brand: inclusivity, diversity, and teamwork.

Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers quickly became a pop culture phenomenon. Today, Power Rangers is one of the longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series, currently in its 24th season with Power Rangers Ninja Steel, and subsequent movies, including 2017’s feature film with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. Power Rangers currently airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages.

“Power Rangers Live incorporates state of the art video and technology, jaw dropping live action stunts and amazing martial arts to make for a first class theater experience for Ranger fans of all ages,” says Jonathan Shank, Executive Producer, Red Light Management.

“Power Rangers Live, in partnership with Red Light Management and CAA, will be a celebration of Saban’s Power Rangers’ 25th Anniversary. Fans across the franchise’s 25 year history, from those who grew up with the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers to our fans currently watching Power Rangers Ninja Steel, will connect with this action-packed, live Power Rangers experience,” said Janet Hsu, CEO at Saban Brands.

Directed by Amy Tinkham
Written by James Bates and David McDermott
Produced by Red Light Management

Power Rangers Live! will visit more than 50+ cities across North America, find your show HERE!

For more information, please visit the Power Rangers Live Facebook page.

The VIP package will include:

  • One (1) premium reserved ticket in the first (15) rows to see “Power Rangers Live”
  • Invitation to the Ranger Base after the show featuring:
    Strike a pose and get a photo with the Power Rangers!
    ‘It’s Morphin Time!’ green screen photo booth (morph into your favorite Power Ranger!)
    Create your own Power Rangers mask
  • One (1) exclusive Power Rangers gift
  • Healthy snacks and water
  • On-site Ranger Base host

And the current list of locations and dates are as follows:

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Christina Masterson in “Truth or Dare”

Christina Masterson (Emma from Power Rangers Megaforce) appears in the SyFy original movie Truth or Dare(Warning: Trailer contains graphic images.)

Eight college friends head to a “Haunted Rental” in a remote town for Halloween weekend. There, they play the game rumored to have caused the deaths of seven teenagers decades earlier, Truth or Dare. What starts out as vodka induced fun, quickly turns serious when the dares become sickeningly dangerous and the truths threaten to tear the group apart. When players attempt to refuse the increasingly challenging tasks, they’re met with deadly consequences, quickly discovering: you must do the dare, or the dare does you. As the death toll mounts, the remaining players must race against the clock to outrun, outsmart and outlast the simple game of Truth or Dare.

Also starring Cassie Scerbo, Brytni Sarpy, Mason Dye, Harvey Guillen, Luke Baines, Ricardo Hoyos, Alexxis Lemire and Heather Langenkamp. It premiered October 8, 2017 and will repeat throughout the month on SyFy.

(Courtesy: GoldAnyRanger from Rangerboard)

Davi Santos in “Will & Grace”


Davi Santos (Ivan from Power Rangers Dino Charge) appeared in the October 5, 2017 episode of NBC’s Will & Grace.

As Will and Jack recount their evening at a night club, he can be seen for a quick second giving a snarky response to his friend in regard to Jack’s advances. The episode is #1102, “Who’s Your Daddy”.

(Picture Courtesy: Davi Santos)

Press Release: Saban’s Power Rangers Unveils 25th Anniversary Campaign

POWER RANGERS 25TH ANNIVERSARY LOGO

SANTA MONICA, CA, October 4, 2017 – Saban Brands today announced the official 25th anniversary campaign for Saban’s Power Rangers, the iconic superhero franchise. To commemorate 25 powerful years, Saban’s Power Rangers’ anniversary campaign will be a multi-tiered program, titled, “You’ve Got the Power”, designed to encourage, enable and empower children and adults to unleash their inner superhero. Saban Brands will soon begin unveiling never-before seen content as well as partnerships, tours and interactive programs that embody the core pillars of the Power Rangers brand: friendship, inclusivity, diversity and teamwork – a powerful combination. Additionally, because “it’s morphin time,” Saban Brands will celebrate the brand’s anniversary date, August 28, 2018, in morphinominal fashion.

In addition to the reveal of the Power Rangers 25th anniversary logo, Saban Brands shared a sneak peek into the celebratory year, which will include, but not be limited to, the following:

  • • A special 25th anniversary episode will air on Nickelodeon during the “Power Rangers Super Ninja Steel” season in Summer 2018.

    • A highly anticipated national live tour in partnership with Red Light Management and Creative Artists Agency (CAA) will be an epic, one-of-a-kind and interactive theatre production. More details, along with pre-sale tickets, will be announced in early October.

    • Power Rangers will soon be the first licensed property with an official interactive role playing game streaming live on Hyper RPG, an industry leading channel on Twitch, the world’s leading social video platform and community.

    • Interactive experiences with new, game-changing brand partners to create Power Rangers escape rooms and virtual reality centers as well as learning and physical development opportunities for kids and much more.

    • The unveiling of the “Top 25 for the 25th” collection which will feature must-have, official anniversary items for collectors of all ages from notable partners including toy partner Bandai, the chart-topping mobile game Power Rangers: Legacy Wars from nWay and record-breaking Power Rangers comics from BOOM! Studios, amongst others.

  • “At its premiere in 1993, the ‘Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ resonated with people around the world, turning it into a global pop culture phenomenon,” said Janet Hsu, CEO at Saban Brands. “Since then, the Power Rangers TV series has continued to exemplify teamwork and inclusivity which is something we are extremely proud of and will be showcasing throughout our 25th anniversary year as we look to celebrate this historic milestone with fans of all ages.”

    Created by Haim Saban and launched in 1993, Power Rangers is one of the most-watched television programs in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series and subsequent movies, including 2017’s feature film with Lionsgate, follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. The TV show airs in 150 markets around the world and is translated into numerous languages. As a top ranked action brand for decades with more than 150 licensees globally, Saban Brands will work closely with its valued partners to honor this incredible landmark for the franchise.

    Teaser campaigns will begin soon and the official celebration will kick off in January 2018 continuing through holiday 2018. For more information, please visit www.powerrangers.com and follow Power Rangers on http://rangernation.com/, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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    About Saban’s Power Rangers
    Saban’s Power Rangers franchise is the brainchild of Haim Saban, creator and producer of the original, “Mighty Morphin Power Rangers” hit series that launched in 1993. Following its introduction, “Power Rangers” quickly became the most- watched television program in the United States and remains one of the top-rated and longest running kids live-action series in television history. The series follows the adventures of a group of ordinary teens who morph into superheroes and save the world from evil. It is seen in more than 150 markets, translated into numerous languages and a favorite on many key international children’s programming blocks around the world. The feature film with Lionsgate premiered worldwide in March 2017 and the franchise will celebrate its 25th anniversary year in 2018. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.

    About Saban Brands
    Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) acquires and develops a word-class portfolio of properties in the entertainment and lifestyle sectors. SB applies a global 360-degree management approach to growing and monetizing its brands through content, media, marketing, distribution, licensing and retail to markets worldwide and consumers of all ages. Saban Brands Entertainment Group (SBEG) develops innovative branded content that resonates with consumers across all media platforms. SBEG’s growing entertainment portfolio of brands includes Power Rangers, Popples, Glitter Force, Cirque du Soleil Junior – Luna Petunia, La Banda and others in development. Saban Brands Lifestyle Group (SBLG) drives major expansion within the company’s diverse portfolio of fashion and lifestyle properties. SBLG’s portfolio currently includes Paul Frank, Macbeth, Mambo and Piping Hot. SB operates a global network of offices in Los Angeles, London and Sydney. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

    Ron Roggé in “SEAL Team”

    Ron Roggé (Captain Mitchell from Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue) can be seen in the September 27, 2017 series premiere episode of CBS’s SEAL Team.

    He plays Captain Bryce, superior of the entire unit conducting the operation, only appearing over a TV screen during the halfway point of the episode.  The episode is #101, “Tip of the Spear”.

    Chris Violette in “Star Trek: Discovery”


    Chris Violette (Sky from Power Rangers SPD) appeared in the September 24, 2017 series premiere episode of CBS’s Star Trek: Discovery.

    He plays Britch Weeton, operator of the U.S.S. Shenzhou’s transporter that receives a couple of lines of dialogue toward the end of the second act. The episode is #101, “The Vulcan Hello”.

    (Picture Courtesy: Henshin Justice Unlimited)

    Camille Hyde in “American Vandal”

    Camille Hyde (Shelby from Power Rangers Dino Charge) co-stars in a new Netflix mockumentary series entitled American Vandal.

    From co-creators Tony Yacenda (Pillow Talking) and Dan Perrault (Honest Trailers), and showrunner Dan Lagana (Zach Stone Is Gonna Be Famous), American Vandal is a half-hour true-crime satire that explores the aftermath of a costly high school prank that left twenty-seven faculty cars vandalized with phallic images. Over the course of the eight-episode season, an aspiring sophomore documentarian investigates the controversial and potentially unjust expulsion of troubled senior (and known dick-drawer) Dylan Maxwell. Not unlike its now iconic true-crime predecessors, the addictive American Vandal will leave one question on everyone’s minds until the very end: Who drew the dicks?

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    (Courtesy: Dexter1998 from Rangerboard)

    MMPR Cast Members Appearing on “Live at Five”

    Walter Jones (Zack from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers), David Yost (Billy from MMPR), Johnny Yong Bosch (Adam from MMPR) and Karan Ashley (Aisha from MMPR) were in Scotland promoting their appearance at the MCM Comic Expo as featured guests on STV’s talk show Live at Five.

    In the interview, they discuss being part of such a lasting brand, what it felt like literally and figuratively to wear the spandex, and they even strike the iconic morphing pose.  You can view the segment below.

    (Courtesy: Cameron Samurai and Zeo-Ranger from Rangerboard)

    Alan Palmer’s Husband Hospitalized

    The husband of Alan Palmer (Corcus from Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers) was involved in a terrible accident, according to Alan’s official Facebook account.  However, all seems to have gone well regarding his surgery and he should be on the mend now.

    Our well wishes here at No Pink Spandex go out to Alan, his husband and their loved ones.

    (Courtesy: bandai1983 from Rangerboard)

    Kimberley Crossman in “SMILF” and “White Famous”

    Variety reports that Kimberley Crossman (Lauren from Power Rangers Super Samurai) has signed on for a recurring role on in the new Showtime series SMILF.

    “SMILF” follows a single, 20-something from South Boston named Bridgette, whose desires for relationships, sex, and a career collide with the realities of single motherhood.

    Crossman will play Kit-Cat, the roommate of Samara Weaving’s character Nelson.  Kit-Cat is described as unapologetically optimistic despite her troubled past, as well as possessing a strong business sense.  Crossman is set to appear in at least two episodes.

    Starring Frankie Shaw and Rosie O’Donnell, SMILF premieres November 5, 2017 at 10/9c on Showtime.

    In addition, Crossman will also guest star on another upcoming Showtime series, the comedy White Famous starring Jay Pharoah and executive produced by Jamie Foxx.

    (Courtesy: GoldAnyRanger from Rangerboard)

    Douglas Sloan on “Tomorrow Will Be Televised” Podcast

    Douglas Sloan (Writer/Director/Producer from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers) was a featured guest on the podcast Tomorrow Will Be Televised with Simon Applebaum. You can listen to the episode below, his segment is from 1:02:00 to 1:26:00.

    In the interview, he discusses his time on Power Rangers and the Dragons TV series, and he outlines his new novel The Siren Chronicles.

    Please let Doug know your thoughts by visiting Rangerboard!