The Power Rangers are back with three more holiday themed episodes courtesy of Lionsgate. Lionsgate recently released another compilation featuring a trio of Halloween themed episodes. This time, fans new and old get three Christmas themed episodes. Two of those episodes are culled from the Power Rangers’ early years. The third is a retrospective by a member of the newest team of rangers, as the Rangers count down to Christmas.The feature episode of Power Rangers Samurai: Christmas Together, Friends Forever sees the Samurai Rangers in the holiday spirit. The team is decorating for Christmas. As they do, Emily (the Yellow Ranger) decides to send an e-mail to her sister, telling her all about the Rangers’ past year. She tells her sister about each member of the squad, going all the way back to the day that the team members met. She starts off telling about Mike (the Green Ranger). She explains how things started off for Mike, but that he eventually came around and became the Ranger that he was at that Christmas. From there, she tells her sister about Kevin and Mia before eventually making her way to Jayden and Antonio. The most moving moment of this episode comes not in Emily reminiscing, but in Mike’s reaction after he receives his gift on Christmas. He keeps thinking that he’s not going to get anything. But after the rest of the team members have their gifts, he gets quite a surprise. Viewers can find out what that surprise is for themselves. What makes the moment even better is that his surprise becomes an even better surprise for a certain other pair of characters. Again, viewers will have to find out for themselves who that pair is.
From the current team of Rangers, audiences are treated to a pair of adventures from previous Ranger teams. In the first of the teams, the Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers have to face off against one of Lord Zedd’s minions as he sends Rito Revolto and Goldar to the North Pole to take over and force Santa’s elves to make toys that will take over children’s minds. The Rangers teleport to the North Pole, and with the help of Santa’s elves manage to trick Rito and Goldar and tie them up, thus saving the day. While the Rangers may have saved the day, there’s still one problem they have to deal with back in Angel Grove. And unwittingly, even Bulk helps to solve the problem, too. It will end up leaving any viewer with that warm holiday spirit filling them.
In the last of this new set’s episodes, Tommy and the Zeo Rangers have to face off against King Mondo once again. Mondo pulls a plan to make the Rangers fight about each other’s different religious traditions. This episode is simply put, an episode that teaches about religious differences and tolerance. It’s a valuable episode for any young viewer, even today. And combined with this new set’s other pair of episodes makes for another enjoyable set for any Power Rangers fan. It’s available now in stores and online. It can be ordered direct via Lionsgate’s online store at http://www.lionsgateshop.com.
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