Power Rangers Wild Force

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Power Rangers Wild Force
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Also known asSaban's Power Rangers Wild Force
GenreAction
Adventure
Fantasy
Superhero
Created byHaim Saban
Toei Company
Based onHyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger
by Toei Company
Developed bySaban Entertainment
The Walt Disney Company
Toei Company
Directed byKoichi Sakamoto
Terry Withrow
Worth Keeter
Taro Sakamoto
Jonathan Tzachor
StarringRicardo Medina, Jr.
Alyson Kiperman
Phillip Jeanmarie
Jessica Rey
Jack Guzman
Philip Andrew
Ann Marie Crouch
Ilia Volok
Sin Wong
Composer(s)Lior Rosner
Paul Gordon
Drew DeAscentis
Country of originUnited States
Japan
No. of episodes40 (list of episodes)
Production
Producer(s)Jonathan Tzachor
Production location(s)Santa Clarita,
Los Angeles, California
Kyoto, Japan, & Tokyo, Japan
Running time20 minutes
Production company(s)Saban Entertainment
Disney Enterprises
BVS Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
MMPR Productions, Inc.
DistributorSaban International
Buena Vista Television
Buena Vista International Television
Release
Original networkFox (Fox Kids) (Ep 1–26)
ABC (ABC Kids) (Ep 27–40)
Picture format480i
Original releaseFebruary 9 (2002-02-09) –
November 16, 2002 (2002-11-16)
Chronology
Preceded byPower Rangers Time Force
Followed byPower Rangers Ninja Storm
External links
Website

Power Rangers Wild Force is an American television series and the tenth season and anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series Hyakujuu Sentai Gaoranger, which itself was the 25th anniversary of Super Sentai.[1]

Power Rangers Wild Force takes place in 2002. The first part of the series was originally broadcast from February to August 2002 on the Fox Kids television block. Following the sale of Fox Family Worldwide (renamed ABC Family Worldwide) including Saban Entertainment (renamed BVS Entertainment) to Disney by Haim Saban and News Corporation, Fox Network's parent company, the show was moved in the fall 2002 to ABC's new Saturday morning block, ABC Kids (formerly Disney's One Saturday Morning on ABC).

Plot[edit]

The series follows the adventure of Cole Evans, who had been staying with a tribe in a jungle for many years, as he tries to find his destiny in the town of Turtle Cove. He encounters the Animarium, an island shaped like a sea turtle floating in the sky, which many believed to exist only in fairy tales, and is the home of the Wild Zords, and the Rangers' mentor, Princess Shayla. He joins four others who had a common path to become the new leader of the Wild Force Power Rangers.

The Power Rangers use their powers to defeat the forces of the Orgs, led by one Master Org. As Cole was fond of other animals, he was shocked to discover that the Orgs were literally heartless horned monsters. As the series continues, he finds out the truth about his real parents, Richard and Elizabeth Evans, who were professors at Turtle Cove University, along with a family friend, Dr. Viktor Adler, who was secretly in love with Elizabeth. When they were sent to the jungle for research, they discover the remains of Master Org, in which a jealous Adler consumes in order to exact revenge on Richard, who had proposed to Elizabeth before he could. However, Adler goes insane, and kills both Richard and Elizabeth. For a while, their newborn son, Cole, was also presumed dead.

In addition to the annual team-up episodes, Power Rangers Wild Force also had a special episode commemorating it as the tenth incarnation, Forever Red, by having Cole team up with the nine Red Rangers before him (in order of incarnations, Jason Lee Scott, Aurico, Tommy Oliver, T.J. Johnson, Andros, Leo Corbett, Carter Grayson, Wesley "Wes" Collins and Eric Myers) to prevent the remaining generals of the Machine Empire from unearthing and reactivating Lord Zedd's zord, Serpentera, which had been left buried on the moon.

Characters[edit]

Cast[edit]

Wild Force Rangers

Allies

  • Ann Marie Crouch as Princess Shayla
  • Charles Gideon Davis as the voice of Animus
  • Vernon Wells as Ransik
  • Kate Sheldon as Nadira
  • J.D. Hall as Willie
  • Veteran Rangers
    • Time Force Rangers
      • Jason Faunt as Wesley "Wes" Collins, the Red Time Force Ranger.
      • Erin Cahill as Jennifer "Jen" Scotts, the Pink Time Force Ranger.
      • Kevin Kleinberg as Trip, the Green Time Force Ranger.
      • Deborah Estelle Philips as Katie Walker, the Yellow Time Force Ranger.
      • Michael Copon as Lucas Kendall, the Blue Time Force Ranger.
      • Daniel Southworth as Eric Myers, the Quantum Ranger.
    • Forever Red Rangers

Villains

Machine Empire

Mut-Orgs

Episodes[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Power Rangers: Seasons 8-12 DVD Review - IGN". Uk.ign.com. 2013-11-11. Retrieved 2015-11-30.

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