William Shatner will have some new content to watch this year.
William Shatner is a man of many interests. He’s an avid fan of horses, he has a thing for science fiction and space (go figure) and he’s a purveyor of the spoken word. But did you know that he’s also a fan of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers?
Way back when, Shatner apparently tweeted out that he enjoyed the early 90s martial arts show, featuring teenagers getting super powres to battle space aliens. And while the original tweet is gone, there are plenty of comments from Shatner about the Power Rangers that make one think that tweet is actually true.
Now, maybe Shatner’s not really a fan of the Power Rangers franchise, maybe he has a social media team that makes constant Power Ranger references and inquiries for him and Shatner has never seen the show.
That’s entirely possible, but until the man himself clarifies, we’re going to live in our denial.
One of William Shatner’s favorite franchises (apparently) is getting a new special
Shatner’s Mighty Morphin Power Rangers fandom may or may not exist but assuming it does, he may be stoked for the arrival of this new Power Rangers special courtesy of Netflix. The special revolves around the return of many of the original series’ characters. David Yost and Walter E. Jones are reprising their roles of Billy Cranston and Zack Taylor, the original blue and black rangers.
Joining them is the original English voice of the first main villain Barbara Goodson, who will once again voice Rita Repulsa.
Joining them will include a quartet of talent from the first round of replacements, as Catherine Sutherland, Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley, and Johnny Yong Bosch will all be back as Kat the second Pink Ranger, Rocky the second Red Ranger, Aisha the second yellow ranger and Adam the second black ranger.
While it’s unclear why the original Pink Ranger, Amy Jo Johnson doesn’t appear in the trailer, there are solid reasons why the original Red Ranger Austin St. John, the original Green and White Ranger Jason David Frank, and the original Yellow Ranger Thuy Trang don’t appear. St. John has found himself with serious legal issues as of late, and sadly, David Frank and Trang have since passed away.
With most of the cast in their 40s and 50s at this point, it would stand to reason this may be a swan song.