The original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers TV series aired from 1993-1999 and comprised a total of 156 episodes. This was the first U.S. series adapted from the popular Japanese kids show, called Super Sentai. While this show eventually proved to be extremely popular with children, launching a new mega franchise, it wasn’t all smooth sailing for the Morphin ones. It took a lot to adapt the series and get it to become the global phenomenon that we all know and love today. As the Power Rangers get set to return in a new big budget movie, we look back at 10 things you likely didn’t know about the Power Rangers.
10. Bryan Cranston Has a Long History with the Power Rangers
Bryan Cranston (Breaking Bad) plays Zordon in the new Power Rangers movie. But did you know that the actor has a long history with the Power Rangers? In the mid-1990s, a then-unknown Cranston got a job doing voice over work for Saban Entertainment, which produced the original Power Rangers TV show. If you pay attention, you can hear Cranston voicing some of the villains on the show over the years. The character of Billy Cranston is even named after the actor. Of course, Cranston would go on to find fame as the father Hal on Malcolm in the Middle and then reach cult status as Walter White on Breaking Bad. Now, Cranston is returning to his roots, so to speak, playing Zordon in the 2017 reboot.