Featuring a close-knit band of evil-fighting teenagers, the Power Rangers franchise has been one of the most-popular TV series in the world. All in all, there are 18 installments in the franchise since the series debuted in 1993.
With nearly three decades of Power Rangers seasons and a new movie coming up, it is time to rank the top 10 Power Rangers seasons of all time. It's morphin' time!
10. Zeo (1996)
Serving as the sequel for Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, Zeo needed to live up to the fans’ expectations. While the first series ran for three long seasons, which allowed the show to effectively develop characters and reach out to the audience, Zeo needed to impress the fans right off the first season.
Fan favorites Adam and Tommy from the first series were given ample screen time. The Machine Empire was also a noteworthy villain for the new Rangers and the awesome Gold Ranger was well-receive by fans. Who can also forget the series’ catchy theme song?
9. Lost Galaxy (1999)
Released 17 years ago, Lost Galaxy still remains the most expensive Power Rangers season to date. While its predecessors where mainly targeted for kids, Lost Galaxy changed things up a bit as it featured darker themes. In Lost Galaxy, we see the Rangers venturing into space to find a new planet for the humanity to inhabit.
The Rangers find themselves battling endless swarms of villains as they protect their space station Terra Venture. Lost Galaxy also brings the story several notches higher as it follows a darker plot, which involves a heartbreaking death of fellow Rangers. The series is not your typical Power Rangers for kids!
8. Lightspeed Rescue (2000)
Lightspeed Rescue follows a different tone this time around. This series tells the story of young individuals chosen by a secret government organization to become the city’s protectors against evil. The new team of Rangers battle vicious villains summoned from an ancient burial ground. Unlike other installments in the franchise, the Rangers in Lightspeed Rescue utilized weapons and Zords made by humans. This series is a definite must-see for all Power Rangers fans!
7. Jungle Fury (2008)
The wild inhabitants of the jungle have always been predominantly featured in the Power Rangers Universe. Jungle Fury is the sixteenth installment in the franchise that continued the trend. This time, the series revolves around a group of kung fu students who took on the mantle of the Power Rangers.
The new Rangers then find themselves battling a demonic spirit in order to protect their beloved city. With the great blend of jungle action and kung fu, Jungle Fury is an enjoyable joyride. Adding to the appeal of the series is the addition of the Spirit Rangers, allowing us to enjoy the action of eight awesome Power Rangers!
6. S.P.D. (2005)
In Power Rangers S.P.D., the series takes you out of the present-day Earth by taking you to a distant future where the plant becomes a safe haven for humans and other intergalactic beings. The inhabitants of the new Earth are being protected by the brave members of the Space Patrol Delta or S.P.D.
With the aid of their futuristic weapons and powerful Zords, the S.P.D. team fight the evil forces of Emperor Gruumm, a badass villain that is unlike any other. Following an impressive plot like complex problems and a betrayal of a fellow Ranger, S.P.D. is a show that every fans of the franchise need to see.
5. Time Force (2001)
The concept of time travel is widely used in many film and television shows. It was no surprise that Power Rangers leveraged this overused yet effective plot. In Time Force, a villainous mutant from the year 3000 travelled back to the present day and it was up for the four Time Force members to relinquish the evil mutant.
4. Dino Thunder (2004)
Featuring dinosaur-themed Rangers and Zords, Dino Thunder is considered by many fans as the spiritual successor to the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers. The series tells the story of three high school teenagers who altered the course of their lives as they discovered that their new teacher is none other than Tommy Oliver, the original Green Ranger.
The three new Power Rangers find themselves battling a villain dead set on turning the planet into a prehistoric wasteland. With the help of Tommy, the Rangers protect Earth by sending back their prehistoric enemies back to where they belong. Aside from the nostalgia of seeing Tommy back in action, fans were also treated to a plethora of amazing characters, a monstrous villain, and a brand new White Ranger since Tommy Oliver.
3. RPM (2009)
Fans of the franchise have been used to the tradition that Power Rangers protect Earth from annihilation. The 17th installment in the franchise, however, adhered to a different formula from the start. In the beginning of the series, we see an AI program creating an army of vicious robots and had a huge chuck of Earth’s population destroyed while the remaining ones were enslaved.
2. Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers (1993–96)
This may be a biased pick, but as the series that started it all, MMPR deserved a high spot on the list. Who can ever forget the evil alien sorceress Rita Repulsa and her army of monsters? In order to stop Repulsa’s evil plans, Zordon — with the help of his robot assistant Alpha 5 — asked the help of five teenagers.
As soon as the series was released, it took the world by storm and Power Ranges became a household name. The appeal of the series can be attributed to its compelling storyline, unique villains and action-packed episodes. The right amount of cheesiness can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike. It was every boy’s dream to grow up like the badass Tommy. And who can forget everyone’s favorite Pink Ranger Kimberly? Oh, good times!
1. In Space (1998)
In Space was considered the peak of the franchise. In this amazing installment, we see the Power Rangers taking the action into space. After the events of Turbo, the Rangers went on to an intergalactic adventure to rescue their mentor Zordon.
Similar to Power Rangers RPM, In Space was intended to be the last in the franchise. Therefore, it made sense that the creators of the show made sure that the series would be a memorable one. Andros served as the primary villain of the series. In Space also ditched the childish antics in favor of a darker backstory that involved brainwashing and abduction. We also get to see the debut of vicious Psycho Rangers and the heartbreaking death of Zordon. In Space was the Power Ranger series that did not only provide the action, but also a compelling story that fans remember fondly until today.
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