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    Here's 13 Things You Probably Didn't Know About The Original "Power Rangers"

    Like did you know that the Green Ranger went on to become an MMA fighter?

    1. First, you should know that the TV series was an adaptation of a Japanese series called Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger.

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    This dinosaur-themed series launched in Japan in 1992 and was adapted by the creator of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Haim Saban, who bought the rights for the American market. If you watch Power Rangers closely, you'll see some fighting scenes are from the original Japanese version.

    2. In this Japanese version, the Yellow Ranger was a dude.

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    This is why, in the American series, the Pink Ranger is often seen wearing a skirt, while the Yellow Ranger isn't.

    3. The series was originally going to be called "Dino Rangers"

    4. Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was banned in Malaysia in 1995 because the government thought it promoted drug abuse.

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    Malaysia’s Ministry of Information decided that the “morphin” in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers sounded too similar to “morphine."

    5. The command center where the Rangers met up with Zordon is a real place and it still exists.

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    It's the building of the Brandeis-Bardin campus of the American Jewish University, in Simi Valley, California.

    6. The Green Ranger from the original series became an MMA fighter.

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    Actor Jason David Frank became famous for being the first Green Ranger, but he already practiced martial arts before becoming well known in the series. He made his official debut as an MMA fighter in 2010.

    7. These days, Jason David Frank is still close to the franchise — he's even teaching a class on how to be a Power Ranger!

    8. The actor who played the Blue Ranger, David Yost, is openly gay and says that he was bullied on set during filming.

    9. Thuy Trang, who became famous as the Yellow Ranger, died in a car accident.

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    The Vietnamese actress Thuy Trang appeared in 81 episodes of the series, between 1993 and 1994, as Trini. Unfortunately, she died in 2001, at the age of 27, in a car accident.

    10. Although FYI, the Yellow Ranger was actually played by a totally different actress in the pilot episode of the original series.

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    The character Trini Kwan was played by Audri DuBois in the pilot and then replaced by Thuy Trang.

    11. Walter Jones, the actor who played Zac, the original Black Ranger, was missing a finger on one hand.

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    Jones lost the middle finger on his left hand from a childhood accident.

    12. The Alpha 5 robot was played by a few different women.

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    Alpha 5, the friendly little robot, was played by four actresses during the first few seasons of Power Rangers. They were: Romy J. Sharf (who's in the photo and in the first season), Sandi Sellner (in the second and third seasons), Donene Kistler (from "Power Rangers Zeo" and "Power Rangers Turbo"), and Peta-Maree Rixon (in the 1995 movie). However, it was voiced by a man, Richard Steven Horvitz. Because of course.

    13. And finally, the only two characters who appeared in all the episodes of the original Power Rangers were Billy and Alpha 5.

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    This post was translated from Portuguese.