R.A.N.G.E.R.S Feb 24, 2012 23:13:59 GMT -6
Post by Aimee Nicole on Feb 24, 2012 23:13:59 GMT -6
Rating: TV-MA (17+)
Features: Language, violence, MAY contain mature/adult content
Tagline: Defenders sworn to fight
SEVERAL MILLION YEARS AGO…
Mystics of a distant planet known as Eltar prophesied the emergence of six young adults, imbued with the ancient power of six unique spirits of the then-present day Earth (65,000,000 BC). They told the people of Eltar that these six people, three males and three females, known as the “Rangers” would emerge several million years in the future. These Rangers would be the only soldiers capable of countering a new coming war, but it was said that they would not yet be ready for the battle and the order of the galaxy as we know it would fall.
Zordon of Eltar (PATRICK STEWART), a veteran who imprisoned Rita Repulsa (KELLY HU) and put an end to the first galactic war, was determined not to let this happen. He opened a rift which he contained in a large stasis chamber of sorts. In this chamber, he was able to project an image of himself into present day Earth. His goal? Bring the Rangers together in time to prepare them for the battle that decides the fate of not only the Earth, but perhaps even the Universe itself.
PRESENT DAY EARTH (NEAR FUTURE)
Using his advanced alien technology, he created a series of androids, all of which failed except for one—Alpha 5. Alpha 5 served as his presence in the present day, but was built with a mind of a human around the same age as the Rangers themselves. Alpha 5 built a vast Command Center, fixed with alien technologies far more advanced than anything Earth itself had to offer. In the core of the Command Center, Zordon’s time-rift containment tube was erected to allow him contact with the Rangers at will.
Fitting the Rangers with their abilities by unlocking them with special “Power Coins” attuned to their ancient abilities, Zordon knew that filling them in on their supposed destiny was likely to overwhelm them and turn them away from their responsibilities. Instead, he tells them that they are part of an underground operation to eliminate all alien lifeforms on Earth known as the R.A.N.G.E.R.S (Readily Armed Neocosmic & Global Entity Resistance Squad). Their job is to hunt and take down any signs of alien life without the public knowing of the extraterrestrial beings and without revealing their own true identities to the public.
The Earth's fate has been set in motion, and with the recent re-emergence of Rita Repulsa, the battle has already begun.
JOANNA HOLMES |[/color] portrayed by Kristen Bell
The Dragon. Joanna is fun and flirty, with a strong personality that commands her team. She'd give up her own life to protect each and every one of them, but at the same time she brings jest to the group. Despite this playful side, however, she can be very serious when it calls for it and she takes it very hard when she cannot protect innocent lives or her team.
RYAN SUMMERS |[/color] portrayed by Sophia Bush
The Tyrannosaurus. Ryan is protective, spunky and full of wit and sarcasm. She knows how to lighten a situation, but her mouth tends to get her in trouble at times, especially when it merges with her occasional spurts of confidence. Underneath the light and fun side, however, lie deep insecurities and vulnerabilities that could put her and her team in jeopardy.
NATHAN SYNDER |[/color] portrayed by Gregory Smith
The Tricerotops. Nathan is incredibly intelligent, having graduated high school at sixteen years old, but also very socially awkward. He's friendly and sweet with seemingly no capability to be mean to anyone. However, that can quickly change when it needs to.
FRANKIE MARTIN |[/color] portrayed by Bruno Mars
The Sabretooth. Frankie doesn't take crap from people and he is not afraid to beat you down a size. He has certain skills due to his time in the mafia and even though he left that life behind he still maintains contacts. Despite this past, Frankie is passionate and friendly and even a sweetheart when he wants to be.
CLODAGH MURPHY |[/color] portrayed by Brittany Snow
The Pterodactyl. Clodagh had a hard time making friends when she moved from her homeland, Ireland, to live with her uncle in the states. However, that did not stop her loving and motherly attitude, becoming a teacher favorite in her culinary school. Despite her families' dark history, Clodagh is a tough young woman full of wisdom beyond her years that people are eager to absorb.
DALE CAMERON |[/color] portrayed by Theo James
The Mastodon. Dale is known for his bad attitude. He tends to be hypocritical and is more concerned with his own feelings than anyone else's. He's hard-headed and strong-willed, which is possibly his best asset and his greatest flaw. While he isn't a particular fan of most of his teammates, he fights alongside them without hesitation.
ZORDON | voiced by Patrick Stewart
The Overseer. Zordon is a wise, compassionate soul with good intentions, though his ways of achieving his goals have been questionable and perhaps unethical. He means well for his Rangers, and looks after them as best as he can.
RITA REPULSA | portrayed by Kelly Hu
The Conqueror. Once the lover of a galactic leader, Rita is a ruthless woman who aims to get what she wants at all costs. She's sadistic, and has been known to use even family to give herself an advantage. With her sight set on the prophesied six, they're surely on a crash course straight to hell.
Summaries are brief and subject to change. These are basic ideas.
Summaries are brief and subject to change. These are basic ideas.
1x01 - Pilot / Power Within
Zordon (Patrick Stewart) has found his Rangers, but he isn't bringing them on board without a test. Contacting the first three, he fits them with certain resources and gives them a single goal: find the last three. However, it proves to be much more difficult a task than they expected.
1x02 - Crash Course
Fitted with their new abilities, the Rangers are put through a crash course on everything they need to know about their new responsibilities and their powers -- including their weapons and special, technologically advanced suits known as Zords. Special guest appearance not yet cast.
- 1x06 - The Red Candle (Part One) [Mid-Season Finale]
Joanna is taken by Rita to an artificially created dimension. Using these same means, she manifests Joanna's powers into a candle that, once lit, will slowly eliminate the ancient power within the Ranger -- and more than likely kill her in the process. But is it simply to get back at Zordon, or is there a more sinister plot at work? And with Joanna literally ticking away with the clock, can the rest of the Rangers find their way into the dimension before it's too late?
- 1x07 - Title Omitted to Avoid Potential Spoilers (Part Two)
Conclusion to The Red Candle.
- More episodes may be added, but several have been cut to avoid heavy spoilers.
NOTES FROM THE CREATORS
- Completely redesigned reboot of Haim Saban's "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers". That said, this series will be much darker than the original show, which was aimed towards children. This one is aimed towards a much older audience.
- The Rangers have all been given new concepts for both their suits and their Zords to appeal to modern times and a darker world. While they have a homage to their original designs, they've been completely re-done. The suits have been given an almost SWAT-Team look, and the Zords have been given a more humanoid suit appearance. (Think Iron Man or Samus Aran)
- Rangers Suit Concept: fc08.deviantart.net/fs70/i/2011/030/c/8/mmpr_by_know_kname-d2wzqjz.jpg | In the above image, the colors would of course be altered to fit the colors we have. (Black is Pink, White is Red, Red is Blue, Pink is Purple, and Blue is Green)
CREATOR(S): Aimee Nicole & Maddie Funderburg
EXECUTIVE PRODUCER(S): Chris Davis
CREATIVE CONSULTANT: Miranda Kilgore
HEAD WRITER(S): Aimee Nicole & Maddie Funderburg
STAFF WRITER(S): Monica Ann
FREELANCE WRITER: Miranda Kilgore
- 2/25/12 - "Notes from the Creators" updated with the Rangers' suit concept. Episodes summaries and premise also edited and changed slightly.
- 3/02/12 - Role of Ryan Summers recasted. Icon for the pilot episode added.
- 3/04/12 - Production Crew added.
- 3/25/12 - Production Crew (and Cast List) updated.