Power Rangers Beast Morphers

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Power Rangers Beast Morphers
Power Rangers Beast Morphers logo.png
Also known asSaban's Power Rangers Beast Morphers
Genre
Created by
Based onTokumei Sentai Go-Busters
by Toei Company
Developed byHaim Saban
Allspark Pictures (Hasbro)
Toei Company
StarringRorrie D. Travis
Jazz Baduwalia
Jacqueline Scislowski
Abraham Rodriguez
Theme music composerNoam Kaniel (Noam)
Cash Callaway[1]
Ian Osborne
Composer(s)Noam Kaniel (Noam)[2][3]
Youssef "Joe" Guezoum[4][5]
Matt McGuire
Cash Callaway[6]
Ian Osborne
Country of originUnited States
Japan
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes17 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producer(s)
Producer(s)
Sally Campbell
Melissa Flores
Production location(s)New Zealand (Auckland)
Japan (Kyoto and Tokyo)
Production company(s)
DistributorAllspark (Hasbro)
Release
Original networkNickelodeon
Picture format720p/1080p (HDTV)
Original releaseMarch 2, 2019 (2019-03-02) –
present
Chronology
Preceded byPower Rangers Super Ninja Steel

Power Rangers Beast Morphers is the twenty-sixth season of the American children's television program Power Rangers, and the first in the series to be produced by Allspark, the entertainment division of Hasbro, Inc., as well as being the first in the franchise to have all toys manufactured and distributed by Hasbro.[8][9][10] The season is produced primarily using footage, costumes, and props from the 2012 Japanese Super Sentai series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters; making it the first time Power Rangers has gone backwards to adapt a Super Sentai series that was previously skipped over. The season premiered on Nickelodeon on March 2, 2019.

This season was to be produced by Saban Brands. During pre-production, Hasbro acquired the Power Rangers franchise and other entertainment assets from Saban Brands and the latter company subsequently closed on July 2, 2018.[11][12]

Plot[edit]

Set sometime in the future, a secret agency in the city of Coral Harbor known as Grid Battleforce combines a newly-discovered substance called "Morph-X" with animal DNA to create a new team of Power Rangers known as the Beast Morphers. The Beast Morpher Rangers must defend the Morphin Grid from Evox, an evil sentient computer virus that creates evil avatar clones of original Beast Morphers candidates Blaze and Roxy, who have been rendered comatose as a result. When the three of them are transported to the Cyber Dimension, Evox, Cybervillain Blaze, and Cybervillain Roxy gain its de facto ruler Scrozzle as an ally as he helps them in their plan to return Evox to Earth.[13]

Episodes[edit]

Characters[edit]

Cast[edit]

Rangers[edit]

  • Rorrie D. Travis as Devon Daniels, the Beast Morphers Red Ranger, and the son of the mayor of Coral Harbor. Devon assumes the mantle of the Red Ranger when Blaze, the original Red Ranger candidate, was rendered comatose by his Avatar due to Evox's corruption of the Morph-X. Devon finds action to be a great way to spend time; he likes to go to martial arts courses and complain when he finds them to be not on his level of expertise. Other than that, he demonstrates a desire to prove his self-reliance to his father. Devon is a natural born leader. Devon's Red Ranger powers incorporate Cheetah DNA, allowing him to move with super-speed, but freezes at the sight of dogs.[14][15]
  • Jazz Baduwalia as Ravi Shaw, the Beast Morphers Blue Ranger. He is the son of Grid Battleforce Commander Shaw and is the only current Ranger that was an original candidate for the program. Ravi was in a relationship with the original Yellow Ranger candidate Roxy, but broke up with her to embrace his duties as a Ranger. He feels regret for pushing her aside after her Avatar's creation left her comatose. Ravi's Blue Ranger powers incorporate Gorilla DNA, giving him immense physical strength, but can overheat and become enraged when overusing it.[14][15]
  • Jacqueline Scislowski as Zoey Reeves, the Beast Morphers Yellow Ranger. Zoey is a laundry girl for Grid Battleforce and a former candidate for the Ranger program, but she was not selected. She became the Yellow Ranger after Roxy was rendered comatose due to the Morph-X corruption by Evox. She is brave, and has a strong sense of self and justice. Zoey's Yellow Ranger powers incorporate Jackrabbit DNA, giving Zoey powerful jumping and kicking abilities, but she can become easily exhausted, and she can restore her energy with carrots.[14][15]
  • Abraham Rodriguez as Nate Silva, the Beast Morphers Gold Ranger. Nate is a child prodigy, chief researcher and head of technology of Grid Battleforce who developed Morph-X for use as a clean, sustainable energy source. He created the Beast Morphers Ranger's powers and arsenal. A genius, Nate is a quick thinker in situations that require it. It was due to his quick thinking that allowed Devon, Ravi, and Zoey to gain their powers, protecting the Morphing Grid. Being an only child, Nate always wanted an elder brother, and considers a Beast Bot as a brother-figure to a Ranger. He has feelings for Zoey, sending her Valentines flowers secretly. Nate‘s Gold Ranger powers incorporate mantis DNA, allow him to use Martial Arts.
  • Jamie Linehan as the voice of Steel, the Beast Morphers Silver Ranger. A new Beast Bot, also known as Mr. Fantastic Super Handsome Strong as Steel. Steel is a scarab-themed Beast Bot who was created by Nate while he was kidnapped by Blaze and Roxy, and was intended to be used for a potential body for Evox. However, Nate stops Evox's plan, and Steel is bonded with scarab DNA and Nate's human DNA to become the Silver Beast Morphers Ranger. Due to him being bonded with human DNA, Steel is half-human, and is considered by Nate to be his "brother".

Veteran Rangers[edit]

Allies[edit]

  • Kelson Henderson as the voice of Cruise, a cheetah-like Beast Bot to the Red Ranger.
  • Charlie McDermott as the voice of Smash, a gorilla-like Beast Bot to the Blue Ranger.
  • Emmett Skilton as the voice of Jax, a jackrabbit-like Beast Bot to the Yellow Ranger.
  • Kristina Ho as Betty Burke, a cadet and receptionist of Grid Battleforce.[18]
  • Cosme Flores as Ben Burke, a cadet and security officer of Grid Battleforce who works with his older sister Betty, both of whom fill the role of comic relief due to getting themselves involved in a variety of pratfalls and accidents.
  • Kevin Copeland as Adam Daniels, the Mayor of Coral Harbor and Devon's father.
  • Teuila Blakely as Commander Shaw, Ravi's imposing mother who commands Grid Battleforce.
  • Sia Trokenheim as Muriel Reeves, Zoey's mother and a reporter for Channel 10.
  • Mark Wright as General Burke, the father of Betty and Ben Burke.
  • Colby Strong as Blaze, the original Red Ranger candidate who was rendered comatose when Evox corrupted the Red Beast Morpher Ranger powers.
  • Liana Ramirez as Roxy, the original Yellow Ranger candidate and Ravi's ex-girlfriend who was rendered comatose when Evox corrupted the Yellow Beast Morpher Ranger powers.
  • Miriama Smith as Aunt Regina.[19]
  • Olivia Tennet as Dr. K, a genius scientist from Corinth City and mentor of the RPM Rangers from Power Rangers RPM.[20]
  • Richard Simpson as the voice of Keeper, an extraterrestrial guardian and mentor of the Dino Charge Rangers from Power Rangers Dino Charge.[21][22]

Villains[edit]

  • Randall Ewing as the voice of Evox, a sentient computer virus that speaks through a king cobra avatar and uses special viruses that turn ordinary objects into Robotrons.
  • Colby Strong as Cybervillain Blaze, an avatar clone of the original Red Ranger candidate Blaze who is currently in a coma.[14]
  • Liana Ramirez as Cybervillain Roxy, an avatar clone of the original Yellow Ranger candidate Roxy who is currently in a coma.[14]
  • Campbell Cooley as the voice of Scrozzle, the ruler of the Cyber Dimension and the creator of Vargoyle and the Tronics who allies with Evox.
  • Jamie Linehan as the voice of Vargoyle, an early creation of Scrozzle.

Production[edit]

Saban Brands announced on February 12, 2018 that it had renewed its partnership with Nickelodeon for an additional three years now going until 2021.[23] In a joint statement on February 15, 2018, Saban announced that it would not renew its master toy license with Bandai going forward and that the current license would expire on April 1, 2019, ending a 25-year partnership dating back to 1993 with Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.[24] The following day on February 16, 2018 at New York Toy Fair 2018, Hasbro announced that it had acquired the master toy license from Saban Brands, revealed a re-branded logo for the Power Rangers franchise and mentioned that their contract with Saban Brands included an option to negotiate the purchase of the Power Rangers franchise from Saban Brands at a later time if they chose.[8] The next day on February 17, 2018, at the New York Toy Fair, Hasbro announced that their toys would start to appear in April 2019 and that the Super Sentai series Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters would be the first season adapted under the re-branded Power Rangers logo as Power Rangers Beast Morphers.[13]

On May 1, 2018, Hasbro announced that it had agreed to purchase the Power Rangers franchise from Saban Brands in a cash-and-stock deal valued at $522 million.[11][10] On May 25, 2018, it was revealed that Saban Brands was preparing to layoff a majority of its employees with Saban Brands ceasing operation on July 2, 2018, though its parent company Saban Capital Group would remain open for business.[25][12]

Judd "Chip" Lynn, who resumed executive producer duties for Power Rangers since Dino Charge, will also return for Beast Morphers.[26]

The first season finished filming on December 20, 2018.[27] The second season began filming about a month later.[28] Filming for the second season finished on May 22, 2019.[29]

Noam Kaniel (Noam) composes the music for the series alongside Youssef "Joe" Guezoum, and Matt McGuire. [2][4]

References[edit]

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