The original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. From left: Jason David Frank, Thuy Trang, Austin St. John, Amy Jo Johnson, Walter Jones, and David Yost.
The original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. From left: Jason David Frank (Green Ranger), Thuy Trang (Yellow Ranger), Austin St. John (Red Ranger), Amy Jo Johnson (Pink Ranger), Walter Jones (Black Ranger), and David Yost (Blue Ranger).Disney-ABC Domestic Television
The original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. From left: Jason David Frank, Thuy Trang, Austin St. John, Amy Jo Johnson, Walter Jones, and David Yost.
Jason David Frank and Danny Wayne, as Goldar.
David Yost, left, and Jason David Frank, right, with Arsenio Hall, center.
Carla Pérez as Rita Repulsa and David Wald as Goldar.
David Yost, wearing Rita Repulsa's hairpiece.
Jason David Frank as the White Ranger.
An unidentified actor as Rhinoblaster and Jason David Frank as the White Ninja Ranger.
Austin St. John as the Red Ranger.
From left: Walter Jones, David Yost, Thuy Trang, Amy Jo Johnson, and Austin St. John.
From left: David Yost, Steve Cardenas, Karan Ashley, and Johnny Yong Bosch.
The original cast of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. From left: Jason David Frank (Green Ranger), Thuy Trang (Yellow Range
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Behind the Scenes of the Original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Mar 23, 2017

When Power Rangers hits theaters on March 24, a long-running franchise gets its latest installment. Starring Becky G, Bryan Cranston and Elizabeth Banks, the movie reboots a cast of characters introduced to the world in the popular series Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. Though it's been more than two decades since its first season in 1993, the show still holds a special place in millennials' hearts thanks to its campy storyline — a group of teenagers are recruited to defend Earth against the evil sorceress Rita Repulsa — and dramatic visual effects, which were adapted stock footage from the Japanese series Kyōryū Sentai Zyuranger. There have been numerous spin-offs and costume alterations since that series ended in 1995, but to many, the original Power Rangers are still the real deal. Here, TIME looks back at rare behind-the-scenes images from the show that started it all.

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