Last night the latest installment of Saban’s Power Rangers franchise, Power Rangers: Samurai, premiered on Nickelodeon. If you missed the episode, don’t worry – it will air again in its new slot at 12 p.m./11 a.m. central on Nickelodeon.
This is the 19th series in the Rangers series, but the heroes’ Japanese roots go much further. The Power Rangers are known in Japan as Super Sentai and have been on the air for more than 35 years.
Here in the States, the Power Rangers have brought amazing special effects and live-action defense-fighting to children’s television screens. The series has consistently promoted teamwork, defense and leadership.
Power Rangers came to the states when I was in high school and I must admit, even though I was 16, I still watched it every afternoon when I came home from school. It was incredible – and Samurai is even moreso, bringing special effects to an entirely new level.
Since most who watched the Power Rangers now have kids of their own, it’s a great show to watch as a family, especially because Bulk, the incredibly annoying-yet-well-meaning guy from the first seasons of the show, is back – this time trying to convince everyone that he is a Samurai – and also trying to teach his best friend Skull’s son, Spike, how to be a good Samurai as well. As expected, mistakes are made and hilarity ensues. Still it’s great to bring back an old favorite so parents and kids can get their own enjoyment out of the show.
Along with the series is the launch of the EmPOWER movement, which provides parents and kids the tools they need to work together to grow healthy kids and support healthy communities.
emPOWER inspires participation in schools, online and in local communities to demonstrate the Power Rangers values:
- Standing for what’s right
- Teamwork and Cooperation
- Health and Physical Fitness
- Caring and Friendship
It’s a great program to inspire and get kids moving.
It’s very exciting to see this series is still going strong and continues to be introduced to new generations.
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