Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue

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Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue
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Created by Haim Saban
Shuki Levy
Directed by Ryuta Tasaki
Koichi Sakamoto
Isaac Florentine
Jonathan Tzachor
Judd Lynn
Worth Keeter
Makoto Yokoyama
Starring Michael Chaturantabut
Rhett Fisher
Sean Cw Johnson
Alison MacInnis
Keith Robinson
Sasha Williams
Monica Louwerens
Ron Roggé
Jennifer L. Yen
Country of origin United States
No. of episodes 40 (List of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s) Haim Saban
Shuki Levy
Producer(s) Jonathan Tzachor
Location(s) Los Angeles, California
Running time 30 minutes
Production company(s) Saban Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
MMPR Productions, Inc.
Distributor Saban Brands
MarVista Entertainment
Broadcast
Original channel FOX (Fox Kids)
Original run February 12, 2000 – November 18, 2000 (2000-11-18)
Chronology
Preceded by Power Rangers Lost Galaxy
Followed by Power Rangers Time Force

Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue is an American television series and the eighth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series Kyuukyuu Sentai GoGoFive.

It was the first incarnation of Power Rangers to have the Rangers identities to be known to the public from the outset, as opposed to previous incarnations where a Ranger's identity was to be kept secret, revealed only in extreme circumstances. The series was also the first in which the Rangers' powers, Zords, and weapons were entirely manmade and had no mystical or extraterrestrial origin whatsoever.

Lightspeed Rescue also had, for the first time, a Power Ranger with no Super Sentai counterpart in the Titanium Ranger, as there was no regular sixth Ranger in GoGo V. It is the last Saban Entertainment-produced Power Rangers series to feature the main villain from its Super Sentai counterpart, until the premiere of Power Rangers Samurai. The next series to feature the main villain from its Super Sentai counterpart would be the Disney-produced Power Rangers Mystic Force, which premiered six years later.

Synopsis[edit]

The series takes place in the fictitious city of Mariner Bay, California, which was built on an ancient demon burial ground. When the demons were accidentally released from their tomb in the desert, they threaten to destroy Mariner Bay. Therefore, a government organization called Lightspeed Rescue, headed by Captain William Mitchell, recruits four civilians and his own daughter to defend the city. Each of the four civilians chosen had a special area of expertise: Carter Grayson, the Red Lightspeed Ranger, was a fire fighter in the local fire department; Chad Lee, the Blue Lightspeed Ranger, worked as a lifeguard and marine animal trainer at a local aquarium and a marine amusement park; Joel Rawlings, the Green Lightspeed Ranger, was a stunt pilot; Kelsey Winslow, the Yellow Lightspeed Ranger, was an extreme sports athlete; and Dana Mitchell, the Captain's daughter, who agreed to become the Pink Lightspeed Ranger, was a nurse and practiced medical arts. The five Power Rangers were aided by a team of scientists and engineers led by Miss Angela Fairweather, and operated out of the Lightspeed Aquabase, an underwater military compound that also deters the hydrophobic demons from directly attacking the base.

The five Rangers would be joined by Captain Mitchell's (long thought to be dead) son, Ryan Mitchell, who would become the Titanium Ranger. Together, the six Rangers would prevail against the demon forces time after time, culminating in a final showdown where, in the Power Rangers tradition, all of the Zords and much of the weapons and other equipment that was used by the Power Rangers over the series was destroyed.

In addition, Lightspeed Rescue featured a reunion reappearance of characters from Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, when the villainess Trakeena comes to Earth to destroy it and the Lightspeed Rangers team up with the Galaxy Rangers.

Cast[edit]

Power Rangers

Carter Grayson
The Red Lightspeed Ranger, portrayed by Sean Cw Johnson.
Chad Lee
The Blue Lightspeed Ranger, portrayed by Michael Chaturantabut.
Kelsey Winslow
The Yellow Lightspeed Ranger, portrayed by Sasha Williams.
Joel Rawlings
The Green Lightspeed Ranger, portrayed by Keith Robinson.
Dana Mitchell
The Pink Lightspeed Ranger, portrayed by Alison MacInnis.
Ryan Mitchell
The Titanium Ranger, portrayed by Rhett Fisher.

Allies

Villains

Video game[edit]

Several video games based on Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue were also developed and available for Nintendo 64, Game Boy Color, PlayStation, and PC. The PlayStation and N64 versions were 3D beat-em up games, the Game Boy version was a 2D side-scrolling platformer, and the PC version was actually an activity center.

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