Power Rangers Megaforce
|Power Rangers Megaforce|
The logo for Power Rangers Megaforce season 1
Haim Saban |
Jonathan Tzachor |
John Mark Loudermilk
|Opening theme||"Go Go Power Rangers"|
(rearranged by Noam Kaniel)
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of seasons||2|
|No. of episodes||42 (List of Megaforce episodes, List of Super Megaforce episodes)|
Haim Saban (Super Megaforce)
Sally Campbell |
Brian Casentini (Super Megaforce)
|Location(s)||New Zealand and Japan|
|Running time||23 minutes|
SCG Power Rangers|
Power Rangers Productions Ltd.
Toei Company, Ltd.
|Original release||February 2, 2013 – November 22, 2014|
|Preceded by||Power Rangers Super Samurai|
|Followed by||Power Rangers Dino Charge|
Power Rangers Megaforce is the twentieth season of the long-running American children's television program Power Rangers. The show is produced by SCG Power Rangers and began airing on Nickelodeon on February 2, 2013. The show will be part of the Power Rangers 20th anniversary. Kidscreen reported that Megaforce will feature "the return of many historic Rangers." Megaforce uses footage, costumes, and props from the Japanese Super Sentai Series Tensou Sentai Goseiger.
The second season, and twenty-first overall, is called Power Rangers Super Megaforce and premiered on February 15, 2014. Super Megaforce uses footage, costumes, and props from Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger.
The Megaforce Power Rangers appeared at the 2012 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, along with the past Red Rangers from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers through Power Rangers Super Samurai. The Rangers' Super Megaforce forms later appeared alongside the Mighty Morphin' Rangers during the 2013 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Season 1: Megaforce
When the evil Warstar aliens attack Earth, the supernatural guardian Gosei, assigned to protect the Earth by Zordon, and his faithful robot assistant Tensou recruit five teenagers with attitude to combat the invading forces. Equipped with powers that grant them mastery over martial arts and other forms of combat, the teenagers transform into the latest champions of good: The Power Rangers Megaforce.
Season 2: Super Megaforce
In the second Super Megaforce season, when an alien armada led by Prince Vekar - the brother of Vrak, a main antagonist of the first season - plans to invade the Earth, Gosei gives the Megaforce Rangers new Morphers and special keys to allow them to become the Super Megaforce Rangers and also imbues them with the power to transform into any past "Legendary" Power Rangers. In course of time, due to their virtues and fighting spirit, they unlock various megazords of the past rangers (meeting several along the way.). An alien named Orion, whose home world was destroyed by the armada, then joins their ranks as the Silver Ranger, and gets all the legendary Sixth Ranger along with those of Robo Knight. Later, in a battle with the most powerful machines of evil, the Megazords of the Rangers as well as their Legendary Megazords are destroyed. After that, Troy and Orion enter the ship of the Warstar Emperor Marvo, fight him, and unleash the ship's power, which destroys every other ship in the Armada. Later they both succeed in destroying Marvo and then they return to the ground. The Rangers then find that thousands of X-Borgs, the innumerable soldiers of The Armada, have been let loose on them. At this point, all the Legendary Rangers - including Mystic Force, Jungle Fury, Dino Thunder, Samurai and Operation Overdrive - whose powers the Rangers have been using throughout the series, appear to help them. Together, all the Rangers destroy the X-Borgs, returning the Earth to normal.
- Andrew Gray as Troy Burrows, the Megaforce/Super Megaforce Red Ranger
- Ciara Hanna as Gia Moran, the Megaforce/Super Megaforce Yellow Ranger
- John Mark Loudermilk as Noah Carver, the Megaforce/Super Megaforce Blue Ranger
- Christina Masterson as Emma Goodall, the Megaforce/Super Megaforce Pink Ranger
- Azim Rizk as Jake Holling, the Megaforce Black Ranger/Super Megaforce Green Ranger
- Chris Auer as the voice of Robo Knight
- Cameron Jebo as Orion, the Super Megaforce Silver Ranger
- Geoffrey Dolan as the voices of Gosei, Gosei Morpher, and Robo Morpher
- Estevez Gillespie as the voice of Tensou
- Shailesh Prajapati as Ernie
- Ian Harcourt as Mr. Burley
- Legendary Rangers
- Jason David Frank as Tommy Oliver, the Green Ranger and the White Ranger, and subsequently Zeo Ranger V, Red, the first Red Turbo Ranger and the Black Dino Thunder Ranger.
- Selwyn Ward as Theodore Jay "T.J." Jarvis Johnson, the Blue Space Ranger, and previously the second Red Turbo Ranger.
- Patricia Ja Lee as Cassie Chan, The Pink Space Ranger and previously the second Pink Turbo Ranger.
- Danny Slavin as Leo Corbett, the Red Galaxy Ranger.
- Reggie Rolle as Damon Henderson, The Green Galaxy Ranger.
- Melody Perkins as Karone, the second Pink Galaxy Ranger, and the former Astronema.
- Sean Cw Johnson as Carter Grayson, the Red Lightspeed Ranger.
- Alison MacInnis as Dana Mitchell, the Pink Lightspeed Ranger.
- Jason Faunt as Wesley "Wes" Collins, the Red Time Force Ranger.
- Jason Smith as Casey Rhodes, the Red Jungle Fury Ranger.
- Alex Heartman as Jayden Shiba, The Red Samurai Ranger.
- Hector David Jr. as Mike, The Green Samurai Ranger.
- Brittany Anne Pirtle as Emily, The Yellow Samurai Ranger.
- Campbell Cooley as the voice of Admiral Malkor
- Mark Mitchinson as the voice of Creepox
- Jason Hood as the voice of Vrak
- Charlie McDermott as the voice of Bigs
- Jay Simon as the voice of Bluefur
- Sophie Henderson as the voice of Metal Alice
- Andrew Laing as the voice of Messenger
- Stephen Butterworth as the voice of Prince Vekar
- Rebecca Parr as the voice of Levira
- Mike Drew as the voice of Emperor Marvo
- John Leigh as the voice of Damaras
- Mark Wright as the voice of Argus
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Like most Power Rangers seasons, Megaforce and Super Megaforce received mixed-to-positive reviews. While praise was directed at the creativity of merging two Super Sentai seasons together into one synopsis, several criticisms aimed at the derivative plot, and the Super Sentai footage being used and were out of place during most the Super Megaforce season.
However, its final two-part episodes, received generally positive reviews.
- Official website (Megaforce)
- Official website (Super Megaforce)
- Official website (Nickelodeon)
- Power Rangers Megaforce at the Internet Movie Database