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What Happened? The Original Power Rangers

Sometimes I look at a re-run of a show that I haven’t seen in forever and then I wonder… What happened to those actors? Where are they now? Do they still act? Or maybe they just have normal jobs now. One of those shows is The Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The first five actors to play the rangers remained the same in the first two seasons (1993-1995). Let’s see what they’re doing now:

The Red Ranger: Austin St. John

His character was Jason Lee Scott, a martial artist.

But where is he now?

His last acting job was in 2002 in the TV program Power Rangers: Wild Force as, that’s right, the red power ranger. Now he’s an emergeny medical technician and firefighter in Washington D.C.

He went from saving people on the screen to saving people in real life. If he’s ever saving someone and they recognise him, they’ll probably think they’re going crazy.

The Yellow Ranger: Thuy Trang

The other Ranger with martial arts prowess, Trini Kwan.

But where is she now?

Unfortunatly Thuy Trang died in a car crash on September 3, 2001.

The Black Ranger: Walter Emanuel Jones

Zack Taylor was the party man of the five rangers. He danced a lot,  even when he was fighting.

Sorry for the crappy quality

But where is he now?

He still acts! Jep, Walter plays small rolls in tv-shows and movies. He had a cameo in The Fast & The Furious 3 and appeared in episodes of The Shield. He is also a voice actor in the great game; Red Dead Redemption. He currently has one project in the works, it’s a movie called Man Without a Head. The description on IMDb is: A dancer looks to have a child before turning into God. Well, looks like he’s gonna dance again.

The Pink Ranger: Amy Jo Johnson

Playing the athletic of the bunch, Kimberly Ann Hart.

But where is she now?

She also still acts. In the series Falshpoint she played the lead and was even nominated for a Gemini award for best performance in a continuing leading role. The show ended this year but she already has a movie role in Tiger Eyes.

The Blue Ranger: David Yost

Every gang has a nerd, he was it. The name of the character was Billy Cranston.

But where is he now?

After the rangers ended for him he tried to get rid of his homosexuality by going into therapy for two years. This failed and he had a nervous breakdown. Now he has accepted his sexuality and is back in the business. Acting is no longer his main role. He is more of a producer and a location manager.

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Fictional Battle: Dale Cooper VS Dexter Morgan VS Tony Soprano VS Walter White

The detective from Twin Peaks, The serial killer from Dexter, The mob boss from The Sopranos and The drug manufacturer from Breaking Bad. If these four men were tossed in the same town it wouldn’t take long before there would be animosity between them. If it came to that, i ask you and myself, who would be left standing?

In my mind the hunt would go something like this:

The best Fatal-Four Way ever

The murders would attract Cooper, the bodies that Tony leaves behind would attract Dexter and if Walter started distributing his meth on Tony’s turf? He would not be pleased.

Now let’s review their assets and give points accordingly. The one with most points at the end wins.

Intelligence:

Three off these guys rely heavily on their smarts. But Tony isn’t a dummy neither. The smartest is probably Walter, but I could be wrong. Followed by Cooper then Dexter and finally Tony.

Walter White = 4

Dale Cooper = 3

Dexter Morgan = 2

Tony Soprano = 1

Force:

Who is the best fighter? Obviously Walter is out, he has cancer and is just a high school teacher. But the other three? Tony is a massive man who could beat just about anyone into a bloody pulp. Dexter knows the human body and knows where to hit to make you suffer. Cooper is an agent and has had the proper training. If Cooper and Dexter double teamed Tony they might stand a chance but alone? I think Tony is just too ruthless. As for Dexter and Cooper, Dexter has a better physique and their fighting prowess is probably matched so I’m giving it to Dex.

Tony Soprano = 4

Dexter Morgan = 3

Dale Cooper = 2

Walter White= 1

Man Power:

Dexter is a man alone, sure he works for the police but that’s his other life. This is about Dexter, serial killer. He is out. Walter has a couple of trusted companions in Jesse, Saul and a couple of others. Sadly that is not enough to compete against the mob or the FBI. Now here it gets tricky. Sure Cooper has the FBI but by the time they arrive Paulie Walnuts has shot Cooper in the face. If he has time however its goodbye Tony. I’m giving it to Tony because the mob hasn’t got to follow the law or procedures.

Tony Soprano = 4

Dale Cooper = 3

Walter White = 2

Dexter Morgan = 1

That’s it, I don’t now what else to judge… I’m probably forgetting something… Well let’s call these the “Pending Results”.

And the Winner is…

Tony Soprano

With nine points he barely edges out Cooper with eight. They are followed by Walter with seven and eventually Dexter with six.

Now this test is obviously not waterproof as anything could happen if this really came to existence. I wouldn’t know who to root for really. Who would you root for? And who would win?

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