In April, I had a poll in my Facebook group asking for a new “Power Rangers” reunion for the actors unable to return for the upcoming “Super Megaforce” episode “Legendary Battle” (https://www.facebook.com/groups/RangerReunion20th). I asked group members if only 11 actors could return, since there were 11 past Rangers who attended filming of the ”Legendary Battle” episode, who would they pick? Fans picked Jason David Frank as their #1 male Ranger they’d like to see return the most, with Austin St. John the runner-up by one vote, and Amy Jo Johnson as their #1 female Ranger they’d like to see return the most, with Catherine Sutherland their runner-up favorite. Since past Rangers from the previous season usually appear in team-ups, Ciara Hanna and Azim Rizk of “Megaforce”/”Super Megaforce” were selected, filling our six of the eleven spots.
For the remaining 5 Rangers, members of the group voted from the 11 past Rangers mentioned in the petition the group is based upon and these were the final five they picked:
Walter Jones - 40 votes
David Yost - 38 votes
Steve Cardenas - 36 votes
Johnny Yong Bosch - 34 votes
Blake Anthony Foster - 28 votes
Here are the other Rangers that fans could vote for who didn’t make the top 5, but are still mentioned in the petition as actors fans hope return to the show:
Karan Ashley: 24 votes
Nakia Burrise - 17 votes
Emma Lahana - 16 votes
Rhett Fisher - 15 votes
Jessica Rey - 14 votes
Sally Martin - 12 votes
I am a bit disappointed that not a single female Ranger ended up in the Top 5, but then again, I did ask which five Rangers that group members wanted to see the most and these are the five who got the most votes. I’m also surprised that fan-favorites Rhett Fisher and Sally Martin only got 15 votes and 12 votes, respectively, considering that Ryan the Titanium Ranger was one of the final five of the Morphin Madness website and Tori the Blue Wind Ranger is considered by many as one of the best Blue Rangers ever. But it just goes to show you: even 21 years later, fans still want to see the original “Mighty Morphin” cast members go back to action (sorry, couldn’t resist), since your number one pick Walter Jones and close-runner-up David Yost got the easily the most votes from nearly everyone who voted in the poll. (However, David Yost’s return is close to impossible since he said on his Twitter he was “done with abusive relationships” when he turned down the invite to attend filming of the ”Legendary Battle” episode.) And even though she didn’t make the top 5, the highest-voted female Ranger fans could choose from was Karan Ashley from “Mighty Morphin”, who garnered 24 votes.
Since the poll ended, one more Ranger has been added to the petition due to the character’s popularity and in case the episode needed a third past Red Ranger to return as a guest star, since three past Red Rangers (Leo, Carter and Wes, respectively) will appear on “Legendary Battle”: Christopher Khayman Lee, a.k.a. Andros the Red Space Ranger.
If anyone would like to sign the petition the group is based upon, which asks Saban Brands and Nickelodeon to make a new reunion for the actors listed in the petition by properly inviting them back to the show and to properly pay the past actors to return as guest stars, please go here: