Power Rangers Mystic Force
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Power Rangers Mystic Force is an American television series and the fourteenth season of the Power Rangers franchise, based on the Super Sentai series, Mahou Sentai Magiranger. As with all Power Rangers series, the show is adapted from a series in the long-running Japanese tokusatsu franchise.
|Power Rangers Mystic Force|
|Based on||Mahou Sentai Magiranger|
by Toei Company
The Walt Disney Company
|Directed by||John Laing|
|Theme music composer||Chaka Blackmon|
|Country of origin||United States|
|No. of episodes||32 (list of episodes)|
|Executive producer(s)||Bruce Kalish|
|Production location(s)||Wellington & Auckland, New Zealand,|
Kyoto, Japan, & Tokyo, Japan
|Running time||22 minutes|
|Production company(s)||BVS Entertainment|
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
Ranger Productions, Ltd.
|Distributor||Buena Vista Television|
Buena Vista International Television
|Original release||February 20 –|
November 13, 2006
|Preceded by||Power Rangers S.P.D.|
|Followed by||Power Rangers Operation Overdrive|
The series officially premiered on February 20, 2006 on Toon Disney / Jetix, February 25, 2006 on ABC Family, March 11, 2006 on ABC as part of the ABC Kids programming block and on June 4, 2006 on Family in Canada, on October 2, 2006 on Jetix in India, October 21, 2006 on Jetix in the United Kingdom. The show was also broadcast on Sunday morning on ITV1 and the CITV Channel under the GMTV Toonattik slot in April 1, 2007. In the Philippines it premiered on October 6, 2007 in Cartoon Network's Toonami slot. It was also the last season to air on ABC Family, when the channel dropped Jetix on August 31, 2006.
Power Rangers Mystic Force is the first and only Disney-produced Power Rangers series to feature the main villain from its Super Sentai counterpart, and is the first of the Disney-produced Power Rangers series in which all the actors playing the five core Rangers are of Australian or New Zealander descent (the casts of the three Disney-produced Power Rangers series prior to Mystic Force had at least one Ranger actor of North American descent). This is also the second Power Rangers season to not have an African American Ranger similar to Ninja Storm and the change of actors from North American to Australian or New Zealander descent.
It is also the only Power Rangers series in which the Rangers wear capes and the only season where the Blue and Yellow Rangers switch genders in the three male/two female team (the male wears Yellow and the female wears Blue). This is the second Disney series that does not have a teamup with the previous season's rangers. The first was Power Rangers Ninja Storm. In Mystic Force's case, the missing crossover would have been with Power Rangers S.P.D. However, a character from that series, Piggy cameoed in the episode "Ranger Down". Richard Brancatisano, who played Xander Bly/Green Mystic Ranger, later returned the following year for the Operation Overdrive 15th anniversary special "Once a Ranger"
20 years ago, in a magic-filled dimension parallel world, the forces of darkness came into power and a war called the "Great Battle" between good and evil began, unbeknownst to the citizens of the human world. An army of the monsters, led by a powerful warrior named Morticon, swarmed into the land with their sights set on taking over the magical realm, the human realm and beyond. In the midst, they combat five wizards, who pushed back against the dark forces. The strongest wizard of all, Leanbow, cast a spell and sent the evil warriors into the Underworld, having the Gatekeeper seal the gates for all eternity. The forces of truth successfully thwarted the dark forces' attempt to take the surface world, but they lost the five wizards, including Leanbow, who sealed himself on their side of the Gate to make sure the evil forces did not escape.
In the present day, the city of Briarwood was struck by an earthquake, which was just enough to crack the seal, allowing evil to renew its attempt to invade the earth. The sorceress Udonna, realizing that the forces of evil had returned, sought out the warriors of legend, five teens living in Briarwood, to become the Power Rangers alongside her. While one of the teens was reluctant at first, he realized his destiny and joined the others in the fight against the Master of the Underworld and his numerous minions.
When Udonna loses her Ranger powers to the mysterious Koragg, it is up to Nick, Chip, Xander and sisters Madison and Vida, to save the Earth on their own. They are assisted by Udonna's bumbling apprentice, Clare, and eventually Jenji the Genie and his master Daggeron, the Solaris Knight.
Using their powerful magic and incredible martial arts skills, the Mystic Force Power Rangers must rely on teamwork to save the day. Later, in a shocking surprise, it is revealed that Koragg is none other than Leanbow, the greatest and strongest of the five original wizards. The good power that was taken from Udonna helps Koragg turn back to his normal self, and he uses his powers to transform into the most powerful defender of truth, the Wolf Warrior. In the end, Leanbow and Daggeron are supposedly killed in a battle with the evil master and the rangers lose their magical powers for initially destroying the Evil Master's body. After this, Necrolai turns good and with the help of Itasis, one of the Ten Terrors of Underworld, who is turned good, from Evil Master's team destroys Sculvin, the most powerful minion of the Master. She then revives Leanbow and Daggeron, sacrificing her powers in the process and turning into a normal woman. After that the people of Briarwood, and the creatures who live in the forest, join with the rangers and transfer their good faith to the rangers, thus returning them their power. The rangers then destroy the Master, after which Nick, Udonna and Leanbow leave Briarwood to meet Nick's adoptive parents. Nick gives Madison his red baby blanket to hold onto as a promise that he would return for her, implying that there could be a romantic relationship between them in the future.
Mystic Force Rangers
- Firass Dirani as Nick "Bowen" Russell, the Red Mystic Ranger - Nick is the team leader.
- Angie Diaz as Vida "V" Rocca, the Pink Mystic Ranger
- Richard Brancatisano as Xander Bly, the Green Mystic Ranger
- Melanie Vallejo as Madison "Maddie" Rocca, the Blue Mystic Ranger
- Nic Sampson as Charlie "Chip" Thorn, the Yellow Mystic Ranger
- John Tui as Daggeron, the Solaris Knight
- Peta Rutter as Udonna - She is the White Mystic Ranger and mentor for the core team. It is also revealed she is Nick's mother.
- Chris Graham as Leanbow, the Wolf Warrior - It is revealed he is Nick's father.
- Antonia Prebble as Clare Langtree, the Gatekeeper
- Barnie Duncan as Toby Slambrook
- Kelson Henderson as Phineas
- Paolo Rotondo as the voice of the Snow Prince
- Oliver Driver as the voice of Jenji
- Holly Shanahan as Leelee Pimvare
- Brigitte Berger as Nikki Pimvare
- Andrew Robertt as the voice of Morticon
- Stuart Devenie as the voice of Imperious
- Geoff Dolan as the voice of Koragg
- Donogh Rees as the voice of Necrolai
- John Leigh as Octomus
- Greg Smith as the voice of Magma
- Andrew Laing as the voice of Oculous
- Sally Stockwell as the voice of Serpentina
- Dallas Barnett as the voice of Megahorn
- Charlie McDermott as the voice of Hekatoid
- Mark Ferguson as the voice of Gekkor
- Cameron Rhodes as the voice of Matoombo
- Josephine Davison as the voice of Itassis
- Derek Judge as the voice of Black Lance
- Peter Daube as the voice of Sculpin
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