This might be re-posted after the Goseiger Adaption is done.
Here are some tips for Saban Producers to handling the Legacy War from Gokaiger for Power Rangers.
For those that don't know, Gokaiger is the 2011 Sentai and might be adapted into Power Rangers in 2013 or 2014. In the first episode and apparently the movie as well, we see the Legacy War, which has the past 34 Super Sentai (teams) fighting footsoldiers of the main villain for the Gokaiger series. They loose their powers in order to back away the villains. There are some problems in using this footage...
1. Past Teams
First would be the past 16 teams (15 before Zyuranger and Dairanger) that never became Power Rangers. Now, the Saban producers can re-shoot the footage and exclude these guys or use the footage and say they are other Power Rangers from other planets, dimensions or time.
2. Aquitar Rangers as Ninjas
This is very minor but if they use the footage, there is a brief scene where the Hurricanger and Kakuranger fight together. They are both ninja in Sentai. Hurricanger = Ninja Storm and Kakuranger were the Aquitar Rangers in PR, but the Aquitar Rangers are not ninjas in Power Rangers. So the footage shows that they are indeed ninjas, using powers they didn't use in the Power Rangers.
THE FOLLOWING, EVEN IF YOU ARE NOT GOING TO USE ACTORS, AND JUST SUITS, TAKE THIS INTO CONSIDERATION:
3. Mighty Morphin Powers
The Mighty Morphin Powers themselves were said to be destroyed but we did see them be reused in "Always a Chance", "Forever Red" and "Once A Ranger." Jason and Rocky were the Red Ranger, but it can be said Jason would be the Red Ranger so Rocky could take the place of a Zeo Ranger.
Zack and Adam were the Black Ranger, but it can be said Zack would be the black Ranger (even with the mask), so Adam could be a Zeo Ranger. Billy is always Blue Ranger and was only the Blue Ranger. Trini and Aisha were the Yellow Rangers, f
ans wouldn't want Trini there in respect for the actress who died in 2001, so we can say Aisha is Yellow. Kim and Kat were the Pink Ranger, but it could be said it is Kim as Kat can be a Zeo Ranger.
4. Zeo Powers
Zeo Powers were abandoned and still active as seen in "Forever Red." If Zack takes spot of Black, Adam can be Green for Zeo. If Jason takes spot of Red, Rocky can be Blue for Zeo. Tanya can be Yellow, Kat can be Pink if it is supposed that Kim was MMPR Pink.
And even though Jason was the Gold Ranger,
the powers are now with Trey. This is assumed in "Countdown to Destruction" finale for "Power Rangers in Space" even though we don't see his face.
5. Space Powers
Andros was Red,
Carlos was Black, TJ was Blue, Ashley was Yellow, Cassie was Pink
and Zhane was Silver. But Carlos, TJ, Ashley and Cassie were also the Turbo Rangers. Adam, Tommy, Tanya
were Turbo Rangers too but if they are busy being Zeo Rangers, then who are being the Turbo Rangers if the other four will be Space Rangers.
6. Turbo Powers Dilemma
Tommy, Adam, Tanya,
were Turbo Rangers but if they are busy being Zeo Rangers, then they can't be Turbo Rangers. TJ, Carlos, Ashley
were Turbo Rangers but if TJ, Carlos, Ashley and Cassie are busy being Space Rangers, then they can't be Turbo Rangers. The only Ranger you can have with Turbo Ranger is Justin. Even if you are not using actors and just suits, you have to take this in consideration when shooting a scene that has a lot of past teams and suits. Then you would just have the Blue Turbo Ranger by himself.
Writing loophole: In the episode "Robot Rangers" of Turbo, it had been established that Zordon was making robot duplicates of the Turbo team, namely Justin, Cassie, Carlos, TJ and Ashley.
So we can say they are being used.
7. Tommy's Powers
If they do use the footage or re-shoot it, it limits how many Ranger suits can appear because Tommy has been many Rangers--five in fact and only one of them that was used by someone else and can be replaced. Above we see the back of four Rangers, using the terms of Power Rangers: Red Turbo Ranger, Zeo Ranger I Red, Black Dino Ranger, White Ranger,
and Green Ranger.
Tommy had five powers: Red Turbo Ranger, Zeo Ranger I Red, Black Dino Ranger, White Ranger,
and Green Ranger.
Even if they have the helmets on, it wouldn't make sense for them to exist. Above photo is from the episode "Fighting Spirit" of Dino Thunder, where Tommy is in a coma and has to fight his past selves but it was their spirits in a dream realm. So Saban producers, if I had to do it, I would just choose one suit for Tommy. If you are using just suits, then just have either Black Dino Ranger or just Zeo Ranger I Red. White and Green can't be present at all. If Black is used, then Zeo Red can't be used because no one else had those powers. But there are other loop holes......
Now two can be replaced to hold the powers, fans often quote these two but writers might not know about these. There is the White Stranger to the left (from Season 2 two-parter "Wild West Rangers") and Tommy's clone (from season 2 three-parter "The Return of the Green Ranger.") to the right. The White Stranger seemed to be a natural ancestor of Tommy from the natural progression of time. Tommy's clone was created in 'present day' of MMPR by the Wizard of Deception from a lock of Tommy's hair and was left in Colonial Times of Angel Grove, so he is alive. So these two can be taken and said they are White Ranger and Green Ranger.
Other than that, all the other teams don't have those conflicts as they all lasted one year and they didn't switch powers. The only one from Lost Galaxy and on that will be hard is the Black Ranger from Dino Thunder as I have mentioned, because of Tommy. Other than that, all the other suits (Lost Galaxy to Samurai) can be present.
Easy to Use
The following Ranger suits you can't use without a explanation and then there will be fan complaints....
PROS to Re-shooting the War:
1. Excluding those suits that don't sense to exist
2. Get to include more Power Rangers that were not in Super Sentai like
Titanium Ranger, Elephant Ranger,
Bat Ranger and Shark Ranger.
3. The original Legacy War in Gokaiger has 182 heroes, but maybe too much to re-shoot. To re-shoot, probably have around 104 or 108 Rangers.
CONS to not Re-shooting the War:
1. Have unexplained never-seen-before Rangers..
2. Have unexplained powers being used, especially the Tommy powers.
3. And the strange exclusion of Titanium Ranger.