Go Go Power Rangers!!!
Oh Em Gee! The heroes I looked up to are now in their late 30s to early 40s! Except for the original Yellow Ranger, Thuy Trang, who died in a car accident at age 27 in 2001. That's sad. She may not have been my favorite, but she was still part of the original cast.
Back then, I actually just took note of three major characters and two of them weren't even in the original line-up. So where are they now?
Austin St. John, the original Red Ranger
Johnny Yong Bosch, the 2nd Black Ranger
Though Bosch had acquired a few films on his belt after his Ranger stint, most of his projects required his voice talent. (Can anyone here see the irony of hiding the most beautiful Ranger behind cartoon characters?) He is best known for giving soul to Trigun's Vash The Stampede.
Jason David Frank, the original Green Ranger
Having continuously received intensive martial arts training since childhood, he is now a mixed martial arts fighter and so far his record seems flawless. I can hardly recognize him anymore because he's looking a bit scarier.
Here's a clip of his debut as an MMA fighter.
I have a couple of questions about the Power Rangers series, though: When will they assign a female red ranger who'll also serve as the leader? And when will they get a male pink ranger? I'd like to see at least one of those instances happen. Heh.
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