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Brandon Jay McLaren in “The Jury”


Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack from Power Rangers S.P.D.) has booked a role in a drama pilot ordered by ABC called The Jury, following a single trial throughout the season from the eyes of a different juror each episode.

He’ll play Jared, a man with a dark past who is one of the twelve jurors.

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Episode 206: Tyler, Chase, Keeper, Riley

No Pink Spandex – Episode 206: Tyler, Chase, Keeper, Riley (1:27:16, 60 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: We discuss the update on Rick Medina’s case, Boom! Comics spins off Pink Ranger series, Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger premiere, Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Episode 4 “A Date with Danger”, and more!

Rick Medina Denied Reduction in Bail



After being arrested on formal murder charges last month, KNBC-4 Los Angeles reports that Rick Medina a.k.a. Ricardo Medina, Jr. (Cole from Power Rangers Wild Force) appeared in court in the city of Lancaster for a bail hearing, presenting the argument that Medina does not pose a threat to the outside world. The judge turned down the reduction request and the $1 million dollar bail still stands.

Deputy District Attorney Tannaz Mokayef claimed that there were ten total stab wounds on Joshua Sutter’s body, Medina’s former roommate. Medina’s attorney Alan Bell disputed the claim, saying that the prosecution did not want to see photos proving the majority of those wounds were bites from dogs cared for on Sutter’s property and the coroner had incorrectly identified said wounds.

Bell also presented a protective order filed by Joshua Sutter’s sister Rachel Kennedy against her brother. Bell cited that Sutter possibly had a violent pattern, but Kennedy spoke to reporters stating that the incident between her and her brother was all a misunderstanding.

Medina has another court date currently scheduled for April 2016.

Azim Rizk in “NCIS: Los Angeles”

Azim Rizk (Jake from Power Rangers Megaforce) appeared in the January 25, 2016 episode of CBS’s NCIS: Los Angeles.

He plays the clerk at a motel who is later brought in as a suspect, credited as Al Yasin. The episode is #714 “Come Back.”


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Cerina Vincent in “Stuck in the Middle”

Cerina Vincent (Maya from Power Rangers Lost Galaxy) co-stars in the Disney Channel original series Stuck in the Middle.

She plays Suzy Diaz, the mother of seven children in a household that’s chaotic sometimes while middle child Harley finds her way through it all. The pilot debuted on February 14, and the series officially premieres March 11.



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Episode 205: Black History Month

No Pink Spandex – Episode 205: Black History Month (1:33:08, 64 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, Shamus, and Andre
Topics: Andre from Black Nerd Comedy stops by to discuss with us NY Toy Fair 2016, Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Episode 2 “Forgive and Forget” and Episode 3 “Nightmare in Amber Beach,” and much more!

Links

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Power Rangers Appear on Comikaze Web Show

TheStreamtv presented a live stream of Comikaze All Year Long featuring five guests who portrayed Power Rangers, including Cameron Jebo (Orion from Power Rangers Super Megaforce), Azim Rizk (Jake from Power Rangers Megaforce), Erin Cahill (Jen from Power Rangers Time Force), Jason Faunt (Wes from Power Rangers Time Force), and Walter Jones (Zack from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers). Check it out below!

BOOM! Comics Announces Pink Ranger Comic Miniseries



In an exclusive with the Los Angeles Times, BOOM! Comics explains their plans to expand the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers comic book that launched in January with a six-part series centering on Kimberly’s character simply called Mighty Morphin Power Rangers: Pink.

“Kimberly has retired from the Power Rangers to pursue life as a professional gymnast, but Zordon calls her back for one last mission to defend a mountainside where a long-resting, ancient, evil Zord lies dormant. To get back into the action—and, for the first time, lead her own team—Kimberly has to dust off the rust, plus create a practical, handmade outfit in the process!”

Written by Brenden Fletcher (of DC Comics’ Batgirl) and Kelly Thompson (of IDW’s Jem and the Holograms) and illustrated by Daniele DiNicuolo (of Dark Horse’s Mirror’s Edge: Exordium), the first issue is due out in May.


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Episode 204: Smitten with Smitty

No Pink Spandex – Episode 204: Smitten with Smitty (1:30:19, 62 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: We discuss Elizabeth Banks cast as Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers movie, Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Episode 1 “When Evil Stirs,” and much more.

Elizabeth Banks is Rita Repulsa in Power Rangers Movie

Actress Elizabeth Banks has been named for the role of the villain Rita Repulsa in the Power Rangers film slated for 2017.  Her most recent acting credits include The Hunger Games and Pitch Perfect film series, as well as TV shows 30 Rock and Scrubs.

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Episode 203: The Hot Lava

No Pink Spandex – Episode 203: The Hot Lava (1:30:57, 64 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: Originally recorded January 17, 2016. We discuss Rick Medina’s recent arrest, Power Rangers Dino Super Charge episode summaries 1-8, Power Rangers Ninja Steel synopsis, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Comic #0, and the MMPR Comic Launch party.

Episode 202: LeVar Burton

No Pink Spandex – Episode 202: LeVar Burton (1:35:14, 67 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: Lisa J watches the Doubutsu Sentai Zyuohger promo for the first time, we discuss Kamen Rider Ghost Episodes 1-12, and more.

Episode 201: Wade in the North Pole

No Pink Spandex – Episode 201: Wade in the North Pole (1:18:14, 55 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, and Shamus
Topics: Originally recorded December 27, 2015. We discuss the holiday clip shows of Power Rangers Dino Charge!

New Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Promo

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge will premiere on January 30th at 12:00pm ET on Nickelodeon.

Rick Medina Re-Arrested for Murder

TMZ reports they’ve spoken to local law enforcement and Rick Medina a.k.a. Ricardo Medina, Jr. (Cole from Power Rangers Wild Force) has been arrested and formally charged with the stabbing death of his roommate Joshua Sutter.

Last year, Medina was involved in a fatal encounter with Sutter apparently stemming from an argument over Medina’s girlfriend.  Medina immediately alerted police, and after an initial investigation, charges against him were dropped and he was released from jail.  But the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department today says the district attorney has now charged Medina with one count of murder.  According to the KTLA-5 Los Angeles news crew, prosecutors request he be held on $1 million bail.

The family of Joshua Sutter assumes this new action was taken due to evidence not matching Medina’s claim of self-defense.  Chiefly, that Sutter was said to be the attacker yet had defensive wounds on his hands, and allegedly burst into Medina’s room yet most of his blood was found outside the room.

If convicted, Medina would face 26 years to life in prison.

Official Title and Synopsis of Power Rangers Season 24



According to IGN.com, Saban Brands is naming the 2017 incarnation of Power Rangers (TV show, not movie) Power Rangers Ninja Steel and has provided the following synopsis:

Saban’s Power Rangers Ninja Steel starts deep in space, where Zircon is the reigning champion of the most popular intergalactic game show in the universe, and monsters battle to prove who is the mightiest warrior. Zircon is determined to become invincible by controlling the mythical Spirit Crystal, which contains six supernatural Ninja Power Throwing Stars. The only thing standing in his way is a new team of heroic teenage Power Rangers who possess the Spirit Crystal. The evil Zircon sends his warrior contestants down to Earth to steal the Crystal, where each epic battle against the Rangers is broadcast throughout the universe. Together, the Rangers must master their arsenal of Throwing Stars, Zords and Megazords, each made of legendary ninja steel, in order to stop this evil threat and save our planet from destruction.

Ilia Volok in “NCIS” and “NCIS: New Orleans”

Ilia Volok (Master Org from Power Rangers Wild Force) appeared in the January 5 episodes of CBS’s NCIS and NCIS: New Orleans in a crossover event.

He plays one of the three Russian criminals that stops the autopsy van, credited as “Burly Man”.  The episodes are NCIS #1312, “Sister City: Part 1” and NCIS: New Orleans #212, “Sister City: Part 2”.

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Episode 200: A Cavalcade of Stars

No Pink Spandex – Episode 200: A Cavalcade of Stars (2:16:12, 95 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, Spy, and more!
Topics: Originally recorded December 20, 2015. We made it! It only took 10 years but we finally made it to 200! We discuss a little news and welcome our cavalcade of stars. It’s time to reminisce on our favorite moments from the past 10 years, do a little Q&A, and much more. We even make an announcement! Yes, this episode is full of surprises so listen right now!

Power Rangers Dino Super Charge Episode Synopses 1-8

Episode 1 – When Evil Stirs
The Rangers believe their work is done after they’ve defeated Sledge and his evil monsters. Unbeknownst to them, an even more powerful monster is picking up where Sledge left off and is closer to the Rangers than they think.

Episode 2 – Forgive and Forget
Snide plans to contaminate the city water with venom that makes you forget who you are in hopes that the Rangers will be infected. Meanwhile, Riley has a score to settle with an old rival at the Amber Beach Marathon.

Episode 3 – A Date with Danger
Chase tries to impress his new girlfriend, Kaylee by showing how talented and accomplished he is. But when it becomes more about him and less about her, Kaylee starts to fall for the Black Ranger instead.

Episode 4 – Nightmare in Amber Beach
Shelby receives a pillow from an unknown sender. When she uses it to take a nap, she starts living a nightmare. The Rangers suspect this must be from Snide so they all make sure to stay awake, but that proves to be harder than they thought.

Episode 5 – Roar of the Red Ranger
Tyler tries to master the new T-Rex Super Charge Mode, but after Heckyl plants a virus in Kendall’s computer, the T-Rex Super Charger malfunctions and makes Tyler go wild! Luckily, the Aqua Ranger is able to step in before it’s too late.

Episode 6 – Forged Under Fire
Tyler looks forward to catching up with his dad after not seeing him for the past 10 years. When Tyler’s Energem becomes cracked, he is forced to mend it by placing it in Hot Lava and prove to his dad he’s not a kid anymore.

Episode 7 – Home Run Koda
Kendall creates a new Victory Charger that requires the core 5 Energems. But when Riley becomes Koda’s coach on the Amber Beach Earthquake baseball team, he has a hard time pulling himself away from the game to help the other Rangers.

Episode 8 – Riches and Rags
When Ivan mistakes a thousand year old suit of armor as a training dummy, he finds himself in debt after destroying it. Heckyl sends in a hybrid monster named Spell Digger to spread greed to anyone who touches his gold coins.


(Courtesy: KyL416 from The Cable Forum)

Forbes.com Weighs In On Lionsgate’s Faith In Power Rangers Movie

Forbes Magazine contributor Scott Mendelson has posted his thoughts on Lionsgate trading a release date meant for the final film in the Divergent series to the upcoming Power Rangers movie.  While he mentions that Hollywood is capable of creating a blockbuster film no matter what time of year it debuts, he makes an argument that the spring may be more fortuitous than the summer these days.

In terms of long term goals, the success of the first Power Rangers movie is significantly more important to Lionsgate than the success of the final Divergent movie. All due respect, the sci-fi teen lit franchise is basically playing itself out at this point, and it’s not like Lionsgate has to keep interest above room temperature in the hopes of spin-offs or prequels or whatever every studio wants to do whenever a franchise ends.

He also gives credit to the studio for snapping up Ludi Lin right before his film Monster Hunt makes big money in China.

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