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Power Rangers: RPM[1] is the title for the 2009 season of Power Rangers. It is based on Engine Sentai Go-Onger.

Synopsis

In the near future, the mysterious and sinister Venjix Computer Network is attempting to conquer and lay ruin to the entire planet. Mankind has retreated into environmentally-shielded domed cities to protect against the pollution and machines unleashed by Venjix. In the shining city of Corinth, an elite force of Rangers must learn to drive and operate an arsenal of radically advanced biotech vehicles in order to battle the attacking machine army bent on world domination.

Production History

Power Rangers R.P.M will be the first P.R season since 2005 to have a fresh lead producer, as Bruce Kalish departed in 2008.

In September 2008, plot details of R.P.M. were leaked out, as were four sample tracks of theme songs for the opening title sequence. Action figures were also found in e-bay.

Recently, reports from fandom sources revealed that the original executive producer for RPM, Eddie Guzelian, was fired mid-season by his superiors, breifly throwing the season into dissarray. A new executive producer has since replaced him. Rumoured casualties of Guzelian's reign were Jackie Marchand, who was either fired or left on her own power. RPM has since undergone a radical period of rewriting and reinvention under the rumoured guidance of Judd Lynn, returning to the series after a seven year absence (though he is rumoured to have provided one of the scab scripts for the writer's strike-aflicted Power Rangers Jungle Fury)

In Febuary 2009, a rough four-minute promo trailer for RPM was leaked on to youtube.com but was quickly removed by a unknown source. The next day it was put back on and as of February 9, 2009 3:48pm the video is still on youtubes site and has a total of 4,861 views and counting..[2]

Characters

Ranger Operators

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Color Role Actor
  Scott Truman Eka Darville
  Flynn McAllistair Ari Boyland
  Summer Landsdown Rose McIver
  Ziggy Grover Milo Cawthorne
  Dillon Dan Ewing
  Gem Mike Ginn
  Gemma Li Ming Hu

Allies

Supporting Cast

Villains

Arsenal

The rangers have Engine Cells that insert into weapons, morphers and zords.

Zord Attack Vehicles and Megazords

Episodes

  1. The Road to Corinth
  2. Fade to Black
  3. Rain
  4. Go for the Green
  5. Handshake
  6. Ranger Green
  7. Ranger Red
  8. Ranger Yellow Part I
  9. Ranger Yellow Part II
  10. Ranger Blue
  11. Doctor K
  12. Blitz
  13. Brother's Keeper
  14. Embodied
  15. Ghosts
  16. In or Out
  17. Prisoners
  18. Belly of the Beast
  19. Three's a Crowd
  20. Heroes Among Us
  21. Not So Simple
  22. The Dome Dolls
  23. And... Action!
  24. Ancient History
  25. Key to the Past
  26. Beyond a Doubt
  27. Control-Alt-Delete
  28. Run Ziggy Run
  29. If Venjix Won
  30. End Game
  31. Danger and Destiny Part I
  32. Danger and Destiny Part II

Trivia

  • Torque Megazord is a special megazord created for the toyline. Its elements combine with the other zords.
  • Prior to the release of information on the villians, there were many rumors that the Machine Empire was going to be returning as a villain.
  • This is the third season to have an African-American as the Red Ranger. TJ, the Red Turbo Ranger, was the first. And Jack, the SPD Red Ranger, was the second.
  • This is the fourth season to have both a Green & Black Ranger. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was the first. Power Rangers Lost Galaxy was the second. And Power Rangers Jungle Fury was the third. The Retro Rangers, from Power Rangers Operation Overdrive, don't count.
  • This is the second series to use the word 'Venjix', the first one being Power Rangers Wild Force, who had a General Venjix as part of a splinter of the Machine Empire.
  • This is the first season to have zords that are a hybrid between animal & vehicle.
  • The Shark zord is actually an Orca, as Orca's have flat tails while sharks have tails that are on it's sides
  • This is the sixth series not to feature a Pink Ranger, the first Alien Rangers, the second was Wild Force (Yet Alyssa's white suit shows some pink), the third was Ninja Storm, the fourth was Dino Thunder, and the fifth was Jungle Fury.
  • This is the first Power Rangers series to have the ending credits during the episode
  • This is the first Power Rangers team to include both Silver and Gold, and fourth to have more than six rangers on a team. First season was Power Rangers: SPD, second to be Power Rangers: Mystic Force (if you count Solaris Knight and Wolf Warrior as rangers), and third to be Power Rangers: Jungle Fury.
  • This the second series that a ranger is robotic-organic. The first one is Operation Overdrive where Mack Hartford is an android (but later became human). In Dillon's case, he is a cyborg, which means he is about half-human.
  • This is the first Power Rangers series to have a Scottish member of the team.
  • This is the second Power Rangers series to have the setting in an artificial living environment, the first is Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy.
  • This is the first season to appear only on ABC rather than Jetix.
  • This series contains a British talking villain
  • The First Power Rangers series to use the word "Aye" (Aye is another word for Yes)
  • Olivia Tennant who plays Doctor K is 18 years old, so she is the youngest mentor throughout the PR seasons

Rumors

There are 3 different rangers made specifically for the toyline- Mammoth, T-Rex and Tricera rangers. It is unknown if they will be in the show like the Spirit Rangers in Power Rangers Jungle Fury.

References

  1. http://tarr.uspto.gov/servlet/tarr?regser=serial&entry=77521866
  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Chi76M4UsOU
  3. http://www.kractors.co.nz/details.php?act_id=15 James Gaylyn as Col. Truman
  4. http://kractors.co.nz/detailsx.php?act_id=28
  5. http://johnsonlaird.com/assets/documents/1325/1325_actor_biography.pdf
  6. http://rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3056378&postcount=1515 Ultrazord referenced in stickerbook
  7. http://rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3056378&postcount=1515 SkyRev referenced in stickerbook
  8. http://rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3056378&postcount=1515 Valvemax referenced in stickerbook
  9. http://rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3106770&postcount=2772 Bandai Customer Service names Shark Zord
  10. http://rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3106770&postcount=2772 Bandai Customer Service names Wolf Zord
  11. http://rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3106770&postcount=2772 Bandai Customer Service names Gator Zord
  12. http://www.bandai.com/powerrangers/ Mach Megazord toy reference
  13. http://dchallofjustice.com/news/?p=2061/ Tiger Jet, Falcon Zord and Whale Zord Named
  14. http://rangerboard.com/showpost.php?p=3056378&postcount=1515 Paleomax referenced in stickerbook
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