On this weeks Let’s Watch Wednesdays with Power Rangers In Space it’s time for a little turtle power! The Power Rangers are about to meet the legendary Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!
Plucked from their battles against the Shredder & Dragon Lord, Raphael, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, & Venus have arrived! But are they here to help the Power Rangers, or destroy them?! Despite Astronema’s meddling it won’t take long before our 10 heroes stand side by side! And this week the mysteries of Andros will also begin to unfold. On a quest to find his missing sister Karone and the monster who kidnapped her, Andros returns to his deserted homeworld KO-35. But an encounter with his old foe Ecliptor will change his plans. Will the rangers get closer to their goal of saving Zordon? Will Andros discover the truth about his past? Find out today on Power Rangers In Space!
Rocket Powered Reading #2
Let’s take a look this week at one of the central villains of In Space, Dark Specter. As you may or may not have noticed by now Dark Specter bears a strong (100% identical) resemblance to another past foe of the rangers. Maligore from, Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie. That’s because the Maligore costume was simply reused for Dark Specter, though Specter could speak and was quoted as being substantially more powerful. At least once within the show’s continuity this resemblance was remarked upon by Divatox, who herself almost wed Maligore in the Turbo movie.
Blatant costume reuse of this nature doesn’t happen quite that much these days but it’s fun to notice. Off and on over the years various re-releases of the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie have even featured the Maligore/Dark Specter image in the background of the DVD cover as well. This is itself even more odd as the central villain of that film was Ivan Ooze.