Power Rangers S.P.D.

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Power Rangers S.P.D.
PR S.P.D. logo.png
Genre Action/Adventure
Science fiction
Mystery
Superhero
Based on Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger
by Toei Company
Developed by Jetix
The Walt Disney Company
Toei Company
Directed byGreg Aronowitz
Andrew Merrifield
Charlie Haskell
Mark Beesley
Britta Johnstone
Paul Grinder
John Laing
Starring Brandon Jay McLaren
Chris Violette
Matt Austin
Monica May
Alycia Purrott
John Tui
Michelle Langstone
Kelson Henderson
Barnie Duncan
Rene Naufahu
Josephine Davison
Olivia James-Baird
Theme music composer Ron Wasserman
Composers Bruce Lynch
Steven Vincent
Country of originUnited States
Japan
No. of episodes38 (list of episodes)
Production
Executive producers Bruce Kalish
Greg Aronowitz
Koichi Sakamoto
ProducersSally Campbell
Charles Knight
Production locationsNew Zealand (Auckland)
Japan (Saitama, Kyoto, Yokohama and Tokyo)
Running time23 minutes
Production companies BVS Entertainment
Renaissance Atlantic Entertainment
Toei Company, Ltd.
Ranger Productions, Ltd.
Distributor Buena Vista Television
Buena Vista International Television
Release
Original network ABC Family (Ep 1–21 & 35)
Toon Disney (Ep 22–34 & 36-38) (Jetix)
Picture format 480i
Original releaseFebruary 5 (2005-02-05) 
November 14, 2005 (2005-11-14) [1]
Chronology
Preceded by Power Rangers Dino Thunder
Followed by Power Rangers Mystic Force
External links
Website

Power Rangers S.P.D. is the thirteenth season of the American television series, Power Rangers , and is based on the 28th Super Sentai series Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger . The season shares its title with the Korean dub of Dekaranger in South Korea, whose logo is similar to the American series. The initials in the title stand for "Space Patrol Delta"; in Dekaranger, it stood for Special Police Dekaranger, and in the South Korean dub of Dekaranger, it stood for Special Police Delta. The season debuted on February 5, 2005 as part of Jetix, originally airing on ABC Family; beginning with "Messenger, Part 2", the series moved to Toon Disney. [2] [3]

Contents

A Japanese dub of S.P.D. started airing on Toei's digital television channel in Japan starting in August 2011, with two DVD volumes released on August 5. It features the original Dekaranger cast members dubbing over the voices of their American counterparts (with the exception of Mako Ishino, who is the series' narrator rather than voicing her character's counterpart). [4]

Synopsis

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12 out of the 14 S.P.D. Rangers

The story takes place in the year 2025, 21 years after the events of the previous season when Earth has welcomed alien beings to live peacefully with the human race. However, peace is short-lived as the planet-conquering Troobian Empire turns its destructive attention to Earth. When the Earth's first line of defense, the S.P.D. A-Squad mysteriously vanishes without a trace, the protection of the planet falls to their replacements: the B-Squad Rangers, under the guidance of their dog-like alien commander, Anubis "Doggie" Cruger.

When two reformed thieves join the team as the Red and Yellow S.P.D Rangers, tensions threaten to tear them apart. With the alien threat growing stronger every moment, the Rangers must put aside their differences and go into action as one.

Using teamwork, intergalactic weaponry, and light-speed Zord vehicles to battle evil, they unite to become one of the ultimate forces for good: Power Rangers Space Patrol Delta.

Cast and characters

B-Squad

Additional Rangers

Dino Thunder Rangers

Allies

Villains

A-Squad

Episodes

Video game

There was one game produced for the Space Patrol Delta series, a side-scroller on the Game Boy Advance by THQ. The 6 rangers fight minor enemies until they encounter the main boss. There are racing levels which involve piloting the Red, Yellow, or Pink Delta Runners, a Space Invaders style targeting game with the Green Delta Runner, a racing level involving R.I.C. (the Rangers' robotic dog), and Megazord battle levels.

Comic strip

A new monthly comic strip based on the series appeared in every issue of Jetix Magazine in the UK in 2005. Jetix Magazine is the official magazine of Jetix, the channel that showed S.P.D. in the UK in 2006. The strip was the first Power Rangers strip to be written by Transformers writer Simon Furman, collaborating for the first time on the PR strip with equally popular TF artist Andrew Wildman, who had previously done artwork for other Power Rangers strips under Jetix Magazines' previous banner of Fox Kids' Wicked. The strip ended with its conclusion to the SPD series, the first time any comic strip version of Power Rangers has dared to pull off a different take on a PR finale. In the strip, A-Squad is brainwashed instead of corrupted and turn against their superiors. The B-Squad regulars deal with them and help Cruger defeat and overcome both Grumm and Omni, before being promoted to A-Squad status.

During the strip, a running subplot involving a rogue Krybot who had become self-aware and rebelled against Grumm gradually unfolded, he would resurface to warn SPD of Grumm's invasion attempt in the final story and supply Jack with a device that once inserted on the Terror, would incapacitate the Krybot fleet.

Unlike "Endings", Jack does not leave the team, in another change, the Rangers do not decline the position of A-Squad (in the season, the rank of A-Squad was discarded in light of the previous team tarnishing it with their treacherous ways).

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References

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