They new team triumphantly went in front of a frenzied crowd in full costume after the panel of the current rangers, the Super Mega Force. The new team is adapted from the Japanese Jūden Sentai Kyōryūger which theme is dinosaurs and Samba dancing. How this will be adapted to the American market will be anyone's guess. The current team is adapted from a pirate themed version of the team in Japan..
The Power Rangers Super Mega Force were still very much beloved by fans as they sat down to a long-lined Q & A that took up most of their panel. Before they started answering the mad dash of questions from costumed fans they revealed very little about the new season. Red Ranger, Andrew Gray said, "Let's just say these are out favorite episodes, " when talking about the new season coming out Saturday, August 30th on Nickelodeon. Green Ranger, Azim Rizk said, "There's a lot more expectations."
Constantly reminisced over the panel was the "Halloween episode" as a favorite of the current rangers. The Green Ranger wearing a cow suit and being crammed into a small tent brought the cast many fond memories.
They cast was asked about filming in New Zealand for the adaptation of huge crossover of Power Rangers from the past that will come out later this year in the show. It's adapted from a Japanese film where all the former rangers come together. "It's like going to Middle Earth, "said the Silver Ranger. The Red Ranger told of how a scene went in the atmosphere of New Zealand. A villain said, "I will conquer the world, "followed immediately by a sheep going, "bahhhh!"
A tiny ranger, a little kid asked, what goes on in the cast's minds before a scene. Blue Ranger, John Mark answered, "We do it for you." He knew it sounded corny, but wanted to share that he and the rest of the cast think about their fans all the time on set.
Fans filled the convention center in Pasadena this year wearing costumes of their favorite rangers and monsters. Booths from Power Ranger toys, box sets from Shout Factory and Zord toys were everywhere.
Fans could also meet some of the original cast including: Red Ranger;Austin St. John, Black Ranger;Walter Emanuel Jones and David Yost the original Blue Ranger.
Bulk wasn't there.
This was Jason Narvy's panel. An insane Q & A where he answered almost no questions with no intent of real answers and his Mom and Dad were in the audience. A young child started the panel with, "You're crazy!" Many would not argue with him as the hour panel achieved nothing more than strange answers to strange questions.
For fans it did provide the meeting of Felix Ryan, aka Skull's son Spike Skullovitch. The too hosted the panel together never answering who Spike's mother was in the series, a question that's been plaguing fans for ages.
"You're a doctor, what are you doing here?, " an unruly fan asked Skull. He answered angrily and with no real answer as he did with most questions getting laughter.
When asked about being a Power Ranger multiple times he answered with, "Y'know August St John (Original Red Ranger) can't pull out a quarter from his pants and put it in his watch and become a dinosaur."
When speculating about if Bulk and Skull would be in the new film adapation of Power Rangers, now with a date of July 2016, he though Key & Peele would be good for the parts.
With the artistic director's belt's falling down, he was waring two, dropping all his cards and jumping on tables the panel was probably the most energetic of the convention.
It did lack pie.
Coming over from the last convention, where the Bulk and Skull panel featured and infamous pie throwing course, was a "No Pie Policy". A policy that had stickers, t-shirts and posters at this year's convention. Staff carried fake pies around the convention and if you caught them you receive a prize. TTDILA did catch a pie handler and received Dino Charge Pins for their compensation.
At the Shout Factory booth, Andre of the famous Black Nerd comedy channel of YouTube talked with former and new rangers via live stream for fans who couldn't attend in person.
Power Morphicon size and panels made it more of a "Super" "Mega" outing for fans. Those who grew up with dino zords were happy to see them again and happy to see them return with a new series of dinosaurs themed battles for next year. Power Morhpicon could have only been better if it did allow pies.