By George Marston
Venerable entertainment news source Entertainment Weekly is reporting that the long running “Power Rangers” franchise will be moving to Nickelodeon from the Disney Channel, which has carried the rights to the show for the last several years now that it has been repurchased by original franchise owner Haim Saban.
The series will soon enter its 18th season of encouraging children to kick each other in the face, and alienating kids who are just a little too old to be summoning dinosaurs on their front lawn, and Saban hopes that the move will revitalize the show for future generations.
Saban claims that the franchise has generated “over 5 billion dollars” since its initial US launch, but I haven’t cared since they stopped riding around in mechanical dinosaurs in favor of super cars and emergency space shuttles. Saban is also reportedly planning to branch the franchise into new areas, including theme park attractions, which is actually a pretty good idea. What kid wouldn’t want to ride around on a ‘Zord? So, Newsarama, exactly how excited are you for the new season, and the theme park?