POWER/RANGERS is a short film directed by Joseph Kahn and produced by Adi Shankar that imagines the gritty future of the Power Rangers from the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers as adults. The Rangers have gone their separate ways, growing up and coping with their earlier service in vastly different ways. Even so, the Machine Empire signed a special treaty, and that’s seemingly what eventually pits the second Red Ranger against the rest of the team.
Of special note is perhaps the film’s attention to detail and nods to the history of the series. For example, it features both an integration of original Blue Ranger David Yost‘s homosexuality as well as original Yellow Ranger Thuy Trang‘s death in 2001.
POWER/RANGERS stars Katee Sackhoff as Kimberly, James Van Der Beek as Rocky, Russ Bain as Tommy, Yves Bright as Billy, Stevin Knight as Jason, Gichi Gamba as Zack, and Will Yun Lee as General Klank. For more on the short film, HitFix has a lengthy interview with Kahn about it.