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Episode 207: Welcome to the AG

No Pink Spandex – Episode 207: Welcome to the AG (2:22:29, 98 MB)

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Show Notes

Hosted by: Lisa J, Jer, Tristan, and Shamus
Topics: We discuss Boom! Studios’ MMPR Comic #1, Power Rangers Ninja Steel casting side(s), a ton of Power Rangers movie news, and episodes 5 and 6 of Power Ranger Dino Super Charge “Roar of the Red Ranger” and “Forged Under Fire.”

Nakia Burrise and Karan Ashley in “Class Dismissed”

Nakia Burrise has created a new online series called Class Dismissed and has previously featured Power Ranger alum and fellow castmate Catherine Sutherland.

Now it’s Karan Ashley’s turn to be featured in Episode 7 “Class Action.” Check it out below!



Official Photo of “Power Rangers” Cast

Entertainment Weekly has provided the first official photo of the Power Rangers movie cast. Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Ludi Lin, Becky G, and Naomi Scott look like the are straight out of a GAP ad…or Tommy Hilfiger….or Ralph Lauren….

Press Release: Saban’s Power Rangers To Begin Production Today

Starring Dacre Montgomery as the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler as the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott as the Pink Ranger, Becky G as the Yellow Ranger and Ludi Lin as the Black Ranger

Elizabeth Banks Stars as Rita Repulsa

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SANTA MONICA, Calif. and VANCOUVER, British ColumbiaFeb. 29, 2016 /PRNewswire/ – Lionsgate (NYSE:LGF), a premier next generation global content leader, announced that production on Saban’s Power Rangerswill commence today in Vancouver. The film stars Elizabeth Banks as arch-villain Rita Repulsa, along with new Power Rangers Dacre Montgomery, RJ Cyler, Naomi Scott, Becky G, and Ludi Lin. The film is a production of Lionsgate and Saban Brands.

Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat.  Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late.

The film stars Dacre Montgomery (A Few Less Men) as Jason the Red Ranger, RJ Cyler (Me and Earl and the Dying Girl) as Billy the Blue Ranger, Naomi Scott (The 33) as Kimberly the Pink Ranger, Becky G (Empire) as Trini the Yellow Ranger, Ludi Lin (Monster Hunt) as Zack the Black Ranger, and Elizabeth Banks (Pitch PerfectThe Hunger Games franchise) as Rita Repulsa.

Directed by Dean Israelite (Project Almanac),Saban’s Power Rangers is written by John Gatins (Kong: Skull Island, Real Steel), Burk Sharpless and Matt Sazama (Dracula Untold), Zack Stentz and Ashley Miller (X-Men: First Class, Thor), and Max Landis (Chronicle). Producers are Power Rangers creator Haim SabanBrian Casentini (Power Rangers TVseries), Wyck Godfrey, and Marty Bowen (The Twilight Saga, The Fault in Our Stars, The Maze Runner franchise).

Allison Shearmur (The Hunger Games franchise; Rogue One: A Star Wars Story)and Brent O’Connor (Warcraft) serve as executive producers. Brian Tyler (Avengers: Age of Ultron; Now You See Me)is the composer andKelli Jones (Straight Outta ComptonSons of Anarchy)is the costume designer. Set decorator is Oscar-nominated Hamish Purdy (The Revenant) and stunt coordinator is Paul Jennings (Game of ThronesSan Andreas, The Dark Knight). Weta Workshop (The Lord of the Rings, Avatar, District 9) is in charge of suit design and visual effects. Andrew Menzies (Fury, X-Men)is the production designer and Director of Photography is Matt Lloyd (Daredevil, Cop Car).

ABOUT LIONSGATE
Lionsgate is a premier next generation global content leader with a strong and diversified presence in motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home entertainment, digital distribution, new channel platforms, video games and international distribution and sales. The Company has nearly 80 television shows on 40 different networks spanning its primetime production, distribution and syndication businesses.  These include the critically-acclaimed hit series Orange is the New Black, the multiple Emmy Award-winning drama Mad Men, the hit broadcast network series Nashville, the syndication successesThe Wendy Williams Show and Celebrity Name Game (with FremantleMedia), the breakout series The Royalsand the Golden Globe-nominated dramedy Casual.

Its feature film business has been fueled by such successes as the blockbuster Hunger Games franchise, the first two installments of the Divergent franchise, SicarioThe Age of Adaline, CBS/Lionsgate’s The DUFFJohn WickNow You See Me, Roadside Attractions’ Love & Mercy and Mr. Holmes, Lionsgate/Codeblack Films’Addicted and Pantelion Films’ Instructions Not Included, the highest-grossing Spanish-language film ever released in the U.S.

Lionsgate’s home entertainment business is an industry leader in box office-to-DVD and box office-to-VOD revenue conversion rates. Lionsgate handles a prestigious and prolific library of approximately 16,000 motion picture and television titles that is an important source of recurring revenue and serves as the foundation for the growth of the Company’s core businesses. The Lionsgate and Summit brands remain synonymous with original, daring, quality entertainment in markets around the world. www.lionsgate.com

ABOUT SABAN BRANDS
Formed in 2010 as an affiliate of Saban Capital Group, Saban Brands (SB) acquires and develops a world-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 – 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 inLos AngelesNew YorkLondon and Sydney. For more information, visit www.sabanbrands.com.

Dairanger DVD Set Featured in Los Angeles Times


Shout! Factory’s Gosei Sentai Dairanger DVD collection was the February 19, 2016 “Critic’s Pick” by contributor Robert Lloyd in the entertainment section of the Los Angeles Times.

The elements of Japan’s “Super Sentai” TV franchise are familiar, because we have long since seen them domestically repurposed as “The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.” There are color-coded masked and helmeted heroes skilled in balletic-gymnastic martial arts; giant sentient transforming mechanical animals; monsters who grow big and stomp around miniature landscapes like Godzilla before them. But the unaltered original item has a flavor of its own — at once more spiritual, if that’s quite the word, and more slapstick, more romantic and more comical.


(Courtesy: Digifiend from Rangerboard)

Brandon Jay McLaren in “Chicago Fire”

Brandon Jay McLaren (Jack from Power Rangers S.P.D.) appeared in the February 16 episode of NBC’s Chicago Fire as the start of a recurring role on the series.


He plays Danny Booker, a former gang member who has turned his life around and become a politician. The episode is #415 “Bad for the Soul.” You can watch the episode below:


(Courtesy: Kyoryuger from Rangerboard)

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.

(Courtesy: Digifiend from Rangerboard)

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.”


(Courtesy: Zhane from Rangerboard)

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.



(Courtesy: Zogeta from Rangerboard)

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

Black Nerd Comedy on YouTube
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Black Nerd Comedy on Twitter
Black Nerd Comedy on Instagram

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.


(Courtesy: NightMere10 from Rangerboard)

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.

(Courtesy: @PowerRangersMovie via Instagram)

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.