The Emergence of the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

  • Gina O’Melia


In this chapter, O’Melia addresses what Mighty Morphin Power Rangers is, how it was received by the young American audience when it debuted, and how it both conformed to the established narrative and conventional norms of Saturday Morning, and how it deviated from them with its own foreign tropes and conventions. From this point, she further explores Mighty Morphin Power Rangers’ influence and the reaction of the networks at the time by analyzing Big Bad Beetleborgs, a similarly composed Japanese hybrid show, and Superman: The Animated Series, a popular American production, looking at how they either reflected the newly introduced, but foreign conventions, or reverted back to traditional American conventions in this first stage of the cultural transition and Japanese integration on Saturday Morning.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gina O’Melia
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  1. 1.Division of Social SciencesHudson County Community CollegeJersey CityUSA

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