Thursday, September 10, 2009

E! True Hollywood Story?

The E! True Hollywood Story has been going on since 1996, on Wednesday, May 27th, 2009, the 500th THS episode premiered. It was a top 10 countdown of the greatest stories ever told.

But E! True Hollywood Story has never tackled the Power Rangers. I think they never ever thought about it but I think they are missing out on a great opportunity. There is a lot to cover and I think it would be interesting. The first three seasons of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers were not without conflict, controversy, scandal and intrigue. So I implore those in charge at E! to think this over!

  1. First of all, they can cover how it all started with Sentai and Haim's idea. The pilot and then cast switch of Trini, and how the actors were not part of SAG and were paid so little and had to sign a contract for their likeness. The controversy between Trini being Yellow and Zack being Black.
  2. Then discuss the show's height to popularity. How Saban ordered more footage from Toei. Then Season Two and how the megazord footage didn't match and the new original footage of Lord Zedd.
  3. Doing the pilot of Cybertron with Jason David Frank and the hiring of Brad Hawkins for the White Ranger, but with the popularity of Tommy, Saban opted on keeping Tommy on the show and putting Brad as a VR Trooper.
  4. Austin, Walter, and Thuy asking for more money and being fired and replaced. And how on the set they would say 'Be good or we will send you to a Youth Peace Conference."
  5. The making of the movie, filming in Australia, hiring and firing of Steve Wang.
  6. The Rat monsters, the movie being shot with them and the Ranger's visors off, and then scrapping it all. Moving the Rats to the show and how fans didn't respond well to them.
  7. With Gabrielle Fitzpatrick (Dulcea) having to opt out because of medical reasons and the hiring of Mariska Hargitay and how the crew didn't like her. Her footage being scrapped when Gabrielle got better and could shoot footage as Dulcea. And them being left with a lot of leftover unusable footage and the movie going over schedule and over budget.
  8. Amy Jo leaving.
  9. Karan Ashley leaving.
  10. Changing to Zeo. Jason coming back. Billy leaving.
  11. Turbo, Justin's inpopularity.
  12. The cast exchanging for younger cast.
  13. Then the tradition of new everything every year.
  14. Valerie Vernon becoming sick and having to replace her.
  15. Thuy Trang's tragic death.
  16. The Red Rangers coming back for the 10th anniversary.
  17. Disney buying Power Rangers and moving to New Zealand.
  18. Jason David Frank returning for Dino Thunder
  19. RPM, hiring of Eddie, overbudget, return of Judd, cancellation.


Dizzy said...

I would KILL to see a show like that.

I dabble a bit in graphics manipulation...but I've never really tried to make my own video. It almost sounds like a worthy challenge and/or project.


Tammy D. said...

Do you think you could do a whole post about the decessed Power Ranger cast members? I know Thuy Trang, Machiko Saga, Richard Genelle, and Jason Frank's brother are dead, but that's all I know.

Simone said...

You're right there should be an E! True Hollywood Story about the Power Rangers.

Anonymous said...

i think it's time they should a True Hollywood Story on Power Rangers!!!!