I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with ninja quest and I'm not saying that the movie was perfect far from it it just seems to me that an epic story where the Power Rangers have to journey to an alien planet defeating stone guardians and a reanimated triceratops skeleton sticks out more in my mind then we wondered through the desert met a blue guy and he gave us ninja powers I can't remember if ninja quest already had been on the air at the time the movie was released but it's sucks because it seems like the writers of the movie were saying hey kids do you like this movie where the Power Rangers fight an evil slimeball and the command center gets destroyed? And Zordon almost died? Well sorry it never happened! For Power Rangers first of only two major theatrical releases I think it deserved a chance to be part of the regular show continuity
MMPR:TM was always meant to be out of continuity. The names, the suits, everything about the movie did not seem like the TV MMPR. In the movie universe, it seemed that Jason, Zack, and Trini never existed and all six were recruited at the same time.
It would have been interesting if they did an episode based on Phaedos, and the Great Power woke the Shogun Zords.
There's a problem with that fact that 20th Century Fox owned the rights to the movie.
Also the movie did it to itself as pretty much sets itself up to be in an alternative continuity: The Command Center looks completely different for no reason, the Rangers have armor instead of spandex and weapons they never used in the series before (and they act like they've always had them), Angel Grove is different (being filmed in Sydney,Australia as opposed to Los Angelos. The aesthetic of the Zords are completely different (being crappy CGI instead of models/guy in ruber costume)
So no it doesn't deserve to be in canon/continuity with the rest of the series, because it doesn't set itself in the first place.
The movie is a big budget film made by people who didn't understand power rangers that happened to have the actors from the series. What little of the things that shone through that resembled the series was basically because Tony Oliver came in and told them they were being stupid. hell, the voice actors were not even going to be part of it, they were going to be replaced but test audiences flipped. The movie is a slightly interesting and fun train wreck about what amounts to Voltron pilots (Thanks Chris) and really has no Merritt on it's own.
What I can say however is that Aisha's 'It's time to Boogey with the Bear' is all I really remember about her.
It's impossible unless the movie was a dream sequence by Zordon. I've watched this movie so many times, I've practically memorized all the lines. Only other movie I can say that about is The Lion King.
I actually liked how Zordon's voice changed once Ivan Ooze wrecked the Command Center however. It does seem to makes sense in the story why his voice would change outside of the time warp as well IMO.
Originally Posted by TZMhero
Also, "people who don't understand Power Rangers." We've heard that refrain many times over the years in the history of this franchise:
2005 - 2008: Bruce Kalish doesn't understand Power Rangers.
2009: Eddie Guzelian doesn't understand Power Rangers.
Entire Disney era: Disney doesn't understand Power Rangers.
It's a recurring theme.
It's a recurring theme because it's true. I think the last time a season was made by people who understood Power Rangers was Dino Thunder.
...RPM too, but that's a tale of two halfs really (specifcly meaning Judd taking over later)
Interestingly enough, in the SEGA Megadrive/Genesis MMPR:TM game, it actually DOES link the two continuities together. Early on, there's a cutscene with a general outline of the Movie's plot, and has a picture of Zedd and Rita, with Zedd's appearance being that of the movie's (the movie suit differing in the metal chest pattern)
It has a cutscene of Rocky, Adam and Aisha in their movie suits commenting that they "didn't think things would get this rough!" when they joined the Power Rangers. Aisha says "Remember when we joined?" and then the game replaces Adam, Aisha and Rocky with Zack, Trini and Jason in the character select screen.
It also has cutscenes documenting the arrival of Lord Zedd in Season 2 (with his TV suit, as shown by the original metal chest pattern), and the subsequent loss of the Green Ranger powers, along with documenting the defeat of the Megazord and Dragonzord, neccesitating the White Ranger powers. The levels (flashbacks) then focus on Z-Putties as enemies, rather than the Oozemen of the first couple of levels, along with battles with Season 2 Monsters.
So, at least in the game's continuity, the Movie universe progressed much like the TV series did up until a certain point before Adam, Rocky and Aisha showed up. We don't see how Adam, Rocky and Aisha become Rangers in this continuity however, so whatever happened between the reveal of the White Ranger and those three joining is left to speculation.
But considering we see two forms of Zedd in the single game, I posit that the new armoured movie suits were a direct response to Zedd possibly powering up or improving his form.
As a kid I was baffled as to why they were retelling the origin of the ninja powers again on the TV show.
Sure there were visual changes, but I was expecting that from the transition from TV to movie. Using a little imagination, it isn't that much of a problem. The differences didn't bother me too much as a kid. There was also no Squatt or Baboo, but I didn't miss them anyway.