Rorrie D. Travis (The Coroner)
Jasmeet Baduwalia (Werewolf World)
Jacqueline Scislowski (Man of Steel)
Abraham Rodriguez (The Auction)
Recurring / Notable Guest Cast
Colby Strong (Andi Mack)
Liana Ramirez (Be Somebody)
Cosme Flores (Pledge)
Kristina Ho (The Unhallowed)
Teuila Blakely (Funny Girls)
Kevin Copeland (Gabriel)
Reid McGowan (AFK)
Kelson Henderson (Ash Vs Evil Dead)
Sia Trokenheim (Step Dave)
Beth Allen (Shortland Street)
Miriama Smith (Filthy Rich NZ)
Derek Judge (Power RangerS SPD)
Molly Leishman (The Cul De Sac)
Lori Dungey (Xena: WP)
Joel Tobeck (Young Hercules)
John Leigh (800 Words)
Madeleine Adams (Black Christmas 2019)
Mark Wright (Kiri and Lou)
Peter Daube (The Warrior’s Way)
Hasbro’s Power Rangers Beast Morphers, was a huge success when Season 1 aired, the moment the trailer for season aired fans were even more excited….. and Season 2 has not dissapointed.The storyline for Season 2 kicks off right after the Season 1 Cliffhanger, with the mayor taken over by Evox. Thou The rangers don;t know the audience does, and it creates a sense of tension and excitement among fans waiting for for the rangers to find out.The return of The Roxy and Blaze is awesome having them be able to get destroyed and rebooted is a genius way to them maintain a threat to the rangers whilst still having the human versions around, which gives us a chance to get to know the characters.The New Power upgrades/Zords are great as everyone knows its the mecha that people love and the new Beast X King Zord is a great addition seeing Devon’s Zord ride it like a horse was a great scene. The series goes from strength to strength having Evox be a physical entity for the rangers to fight is alot better than the computer virus entity in the first season. This Season also has the big team up and the return of Austin St. John from MMPR, which is a welcome return. this team-up will air later in 2020 but it will be worth the wait along with the Return of Doctor K from RPM. This is season just goes from strength to strength and it looks like Hasbro has a winning formula.
One thing Beast Morphers shares in common with Ninja Steel is a supremely likable cast. By the end of the episode, you have a firm grasp on not only their personalities but also their motivations, giving them clear jumping off points to further develop their characters. It’s refreshing to see that, as previous series struggled to give the cast meaningful narratives consistently. Hopefully, this keeps up throughout the series, but so far we can’t help but love Devon (Rorrie D. Travis), Zoey (Jacqueline Scislowski), and Ravi (Jasmeet Baduwalia).
Also shoutout to Ben (Cosme Flores) and Betty (Kristina Ho), who made me laugh every time they were on screen. Their immediate charm helped balance out the slapstick, and it was a welcome mix.
Beast Morphers excels from a style perspective as well. From the fights to all the slick looking tech lying around the lab, the aesthetic of the series is top notch. It retains that Power Rangers vibe but gives it a modern flair, and those Grid Battleforce jackets are swaggy…okay, not sure I can pull that word off…well, they’re cool alright!
That said, there were some moments that elicited a wince or two. A few moments of dialogue were a little too cheesy, and some of the wirework stretched believability in a drastic way. Still, we are talking about people who can call upon the DNA of animals to battle a sentient virus that looks like a Cobra, so you know, I’m willing to suspend disbelief a bit. Plus, this show is aimed at a younger audience, so it’s always good to remember that this isn’t supposed to be Avengers: Infinity War either.
Overall this was a wonderful introduction to the Hasbro era of Power Rangers, and I personally can’t wait to enjoy the season-long ride that’s in store.
Those are my thoughts, but let’s see what the community thought of the big episode, which you can find on the next slide! Also, make sure to hit me up @MattMuellerCB on Twitter and let me know what you thought of the premiere!
Beast Morphers excels from a style perspective as well. From the fights to all the slick looking tech lying around the lab, the aesthetic of the series is top notch. It retains that Power Rangers vibe but gives it a modern flair, and those Grid Battleforce jackets are swaggy…okay, not sure I can pull that word off…well, they’re cool alright! Overall this was a wonderful introduction to the Hasbro era of Power Rangers, and I personally can’t wait to enjoy the season-long ride that’s in store. So far 8 episodes have aired and it shows that Hasbro has breathed new life in this awesome franchise