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Power Rangers SPD

SPD

Image Info:
SPD Cast
genre
Action/Adventure & Fantasy
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
creator
director
"Too Many Name" Look Here
num_episodes
38
Episodes
Disney
First aired
Last aired

February 5, 2005
February 2, 2006
NickToon
First aired
Last aired

November 11 2012
January ?? 2012
country
location
United States
New Zealand
company


network
Disney(2005-06)
Nickelodeon(2012)

Toon Disney/Jetix(2005-06)
Nicktoon(2012)


Power Rangers S.P.D. is the 2005 incarnation of the Power Rangers television series, adapted from the Super Sentai series Tokusou Sentai Dekaranger. It is also the title for the Korean dub of Dekaranger in South Korea, whose logo is similar to the American series. S.P.D. stands 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. It was officially debuted on February 5, 2005, on ABC Family. New episodes continued to debut on ABC Family until the episode "Messenger, Part 1". Starting with "Messenger, Part 2" episodes began to debut on Toon Disney. 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 Japanese Dekaranger cast members dubbing over the voices of their American counterparts.

Synopsis

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The story takes place in the year 2025, after 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, vanishes without a trace, the protection of the planet falls to their replacements: the B-Squad Rangers, and 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.

Characters

S.P.D. Rangers

The main team of S.P.D. Rangers are members of the Earth Branch's B-Squad.

  • Jack Landors
    The S.P.D. Red Ranger. He was originally a criminal on the run from S.P.D., until Doggie Cruger chose him to be the Red Ranger. His genetic power was molecular phasing: the ability to pass through solid objects. At the end of the series, he retires from S.P.D. service to assist in helping the needy, and Sky becomes the Red Ranger. He was portrayed by Brandon Jay McLaren.
  • Sky Tate
    The son of a former Red Ranger, he wanted all his life to be the Red Ranger but was chosen to be the Blue Ranger and second-in command. He very rarely strays from the rules. His genetic power was the ability to create force fields. At the end of the series, his dream of being the S.P.D. Red Ranger is fulfilled. We find out later in an episode of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (Once a Ranger) that Commander Cruger "Doggie" has been promoted to SPD Supreme Commander following the retirement of former Commander Fowler "Birdy", and Sky has been promoted to Delta Base Commander. He was portrayed by Chris Violette.
  • Bridge Carson
    The S.P.D. Green Ranger; the strangest of all of the Rangers. To clear his mind, he does a headstand. His genetic power was the ability to scan other's auras, a form of psychometry. At the end of the series, he is promoted to Blue Ranger, as Sky was promoted to Red Ranger. In an episode of Power Rangers Operation Overdrive (Once a Ranger), we find out that because of Sky's promotion to Commander, he is the new B-Squad Red Ranger. He was portrayed by Matt Austin.
  • Elizabeth "Z" Delgado
    The S.P.D. Yellow Ranger; she, along with Jack, were on the run from S.P.D. until she decided to take up Doggie Cruger's offer of becoming the Yellow Ranger. Her genetic power was the ability to create doppelgänger's of herself. She was portrayed by Monica May.
  • Sydney "Syd" Drew
    The S.P.D Pink Ranger. Born into a rich family and grew up with a privileged life. Her genetic power was the ability to make her fist into an object that she handled. She was portrayed by Alycia Purrott.
  • Omega Ranger (Sam)
    Sam was a child in the year 2025 who had befriended the S.P.D. Rangers. In the year 2040, he became the S.P.D. Omega Ranger, and was sent into the past to prevent a tragedy from creating his own future. However, as a result of the time travel, he could only exist either as an orb of energy or morphed as the Omega Ranger. He was portrayed in suit and voiced by Brett Stewart.
  • Anubis "Doggie" Cruger
    The commander of S.P.D.'s Earth Branch, he also holds the title of the S.P.D. Shadow Ranger. He is a Sirian, an alien species resembling humanoid reptilian dogs. He is in S.P.D. because he is trying to find his wife, Isinia, who was abducted by one of Emperor Grumm's underlings. He was portrayed in suit and in voice by John Tui.
  • Katherine "Kat" Manx
    S.P.D. Earth Branch's lead scientific researcher; she is the one that develops the Ranger technology, and led a research team that inadvertently created the B-Squad Rangers and their genetic powers. She is of an alien race that resembles earth cat's, as her name suggests. When she was faced with a situation that required action over talk, she activated a 1-hour temporary SPD Morpher and became the S.P.D. Kat Ranger. She was portrayed by Michelle Langstone.
  • Nova Ranger
    Sam's ally and fellow Ranger in the year 2040. She was also portrayed in suit and voiced by Antonia Prebble. She appeared only in the last episode of the SPD series.

Allies

S.P.D. staff & other allies

Supreme Commander Fowler "Birdy"
A hawk-like alien who is the supreme Commander of S.P.D. In 'Dismissed', he relieved Cruger of duty, reinstating him after he saved Birdy from Gruumm. In 'Katastrophe', he gave Kat the one hour morpher. In 'Endings Part 2', he returned to Earth and helped S.P.D. hold off Gruumm's forces. He was portrayed by Paul Norell.
Sergeant Silverback
A gorilla-like alien who is a strict S.P.D. drill sergeant and owns a bulldog version of RIC. He teaches B-Squad to work together when they are sent to Zentar by Cruger. Silverback is very bossy and cynical, he speaks like a stereotypical military officer. He, too, returned in 'Endings Part 2' to aid the Rangers. He was portrayed by John Tui.
Piggy
A turncoat informant for the Rangers, the Troobians and Broodwing. Upon winning the lottery, he opens a restaurant that caters to alien criminals. As a result, whenever B-Squad came by, the patrons would flee in terror – greatly irritating Piggy. Between episodes 16 and 25, he was absent because Tomars transported him to New Zealand. The Power Rangers Mystic Force episode, "Ranger Down", reveals that Piggy had been living on Earth for twenty years. He was portrayed by Barnie Duncan.
Boom
A former cadet who flunked out of the Academy and currently serves as Kat's assistant and "Chief Gadget Tester." He dreamed of becoming a Orange Power Ranger in the Episode "Boom" (the orange ranger helmet is the same as Power Rangers In Space), and even masqueraded make it possible for the Rangers to do their jobs. He was portrayed by Kelson Henderson.
Dino Thunder Power Rangers
The Dino Rangers first meet with their successors when Broodwing uses the Red, Blue and Yellow Dino Gems to transport Conner, Ethan and Kira from their high-school reunion to 2025 in the hopes of gaining their aid in destroying the planet. They refuse and escape, soon crossing paths with the B-Squad and, with their re-charged Dino Morphers, helping the B-Squad drive back a massive robot army. The two Ranger teams meet again in the past when Gruumm discovers a wormhole and uses it to travel back to a time before S.P.D. ever existed. The B-Squad follows Gruumm upon learning of the wormhole and they emerge in the year 2004 where Gruumm recruits Zeltrax as one of his generals and faces the combined forces of all 7 S.P.D. Rangers and all 5 Dino Rangers in a battle to save the past, and ultimately the future, from Troobian rule, the first time the two Ranger teams met, they had their memories erased in the end.
  • Conner McKnight: Portrayed by James Napier.
  • Ethan James: Portrayed by Kevin Duhaney.
  • Kira Ford: Portrayed by Emma Lahana.
  • Dr. Thomas "Tommy" Oliver: Voiced by Jeffrey Parazzo and portrayed by Jason David Frank in a Ranger form.
  • Trent Fernandez: Also portrayed by Jeffrey Parazzo.
Ally Samuels
She is the daughter of the owner of Samuels Clothing. Jack found her one day loading up her truck with clothes. He first thought she was stealing the clothing, but after realizing his mistake, Jack offered to help Ally in her work of giving out clothes to the homeless. Furthermore, it was strongly inferred that they have a developing romantic relationship. After the final battle was won, Jack resigned from S.P.D. and went into business with Ally, helping those in need. They were also joined by Piggy. She was portrayed by Beth Allen.
Isinia Cruger
Commander Cruger's wife, captured by Emperor Grumm in the battle that destroyed nearly all of the Sirian race. Cruger thought that she had died until trying to find a Troobian guilty for her murder, only for Judgement Mode to conclude that he was not guilty. She was saved from the Troobians during the escape from the Troobian mothership. She is portrayed by Tandi Wright.

Villains

Emperor Gruumm
The warlord and commander of the Troobian Empire, as well as Cruger's archenemy. Loyal servant of Omni, Gruumm has looted some of Earth's resources – diamond's, gold, Iridium, and HemoTech Synthetic Plasma (which is used as a synthesizing agent) for the construction of the Magnificence. He was finally defeated by Cruger and contained in the series finale. He was portrayed by Rene Naufahu.
Mora/Morgana
Gruumm's evil right-hand operative. Once a 10-year child by the name of Mora, she could bring monsters she has drawn to life. After failing one time too many, Gruumm reverted her back into her original adult form as punishment for her failure to destroy the Rangers. As a result, Morgana sought to destroy the Rangers herself so she could be rewarded by resuming her younger form. When Morgana went to Earth and obtained containers of "HemoTech Synthetic Plasma" for Gruumm, he returned her to her younger form once again. However, following an encounter with Omni, Mora was turned into one of its agents, and her personality was drastically altered. She tried to stop Cruger from getting to Gruumm, only to be contained as a result. Mora is portrayed by Olivia James-Baird and Morgana is portrayed by Josephine Davison.
Broodwing
A Troobian creature who survives in an artificial environment. He is an arms-dealer by trade, providing weapons & giant robots to whoever can pay him. The only thing that matters to him are money and power. Though he originally dealt mainly with Gruumm, he later began to plot against him around 'Zapped'. In 'Endings', he took control of the Delta Base, but was ejected and contained. He was voiced by Jim McLarty. Ironically, in the original show, Dekaranger, he was known as Agent Abrella and was the main villain.
Omni
The true malevolent power behind Gruumm. It appears as a disembodied brain-like creature with one eyestalk and possesses psionic powers, most notably hypnotism. His goal is the completion of his biomechanical body, the "Magnificence". It was successfully built, but when Cruger opened a hatch in the Magnificence, the Rangers, in the SWAT Megazord, destroyed it. He was voiced by Geoff Dolan.
General Benaag
One of Grumm's oldest and most trusted general.
Mirloc
A monster who can transport himself and others into any reflection. Was the one who killed Sky's father.
Krybots
Evil android footsoldiers to the Troobian Empire.
Blueheads
Voiced by Derek Judge.
Orangeheads
Voiced by James Gaylyn.

A-Squad

The A-Squad was the S.P.D. Academy's elite team. Their helmets are the same ones used in Power Rangers in Space (with the black helmet repainted to become A-Squad Green's helmet). and they also had the S.P.D. Badge on the top of the helmet. During their early appearances in the series, they only appear morphed and are sent out to face the newest threat to the planet's safety. However, something seems to be wrong with the A-Squad, as mentioned by Bridge, sensing something wrong with "their aura". The reason for this was later explained when the A-Squad revealed their true allegiance and kidnapped Commander Cruger.

Following this treachery, the B-Squad battled with the A-Squad. B-Squad eventually managed to overcome them, but the A-Squad upped the ante by unleashing their own Megazord. In the ensuing battle, the Omegamax Megazord was disabled and the Delta Squad Megazord was destroyed, but the S.W.A.T. Megazord proved victorious. The A-Squad was found guilty of treason and was subsequently disbanded and jailed.

Zords

Main article: Zords in Power Rangers S.P.D.
The Zord's in Power Rangers S.P.D. were law-enforcement vehicles, designed by researchers working for Space Patrol Delta, notably Doctor Kat Manx.

Episodes

Main: List of Power Rangers SPD episodes

# Air date Episode Title
1 2005-02-05 "Beginnings, Part I"
2 2005-02-05 "Beginnings, Part II"
3 2005-02-12 "Confronted"
4 2005-02-19 "Walls"
5 2005-02-26 "Dogged"
6 2005-03-05 "A-Bridged"
7 2005-03-12 "Sam, Part I"
8 2005-03-19 "Sam, Part II"
9 2005-04-02 "Idol"
10 2005-04-09 "Stakeout"
11 2005-04-16 "Shadow, Part I"
12 2005-04-23 "Shadow, Part II"
13 2005-04-30 "Abandoned"
14 2005-05-07 "Wired, Part I"
15 2005-05-14 "Wired, Part II"
16 2005-05-21 "Boom"
17 2005-06-04 "Recognition"
18 2005-06-11 "Samurai"
19 2005-06-18 "Dismissed"
20 2005-06-25 "Perspective"
21 2005-07-10 "Messenger, Part I"
22 2005-07-16 "Messenger, Part II"
23 2005-07-25 "Zapped"
24 2005-08-12 "Reflection, Part I"
25 2005-08-12 "Reflection, Part II"
26 2005-08-15 "S.W.A.T., Part I"
27 2005-08-22 "S.W.A.T., Part II"
28 2005-08-29 "Robotpalooza"
29 2005-09-26 "Katastrophe"
30 2005-10-03 "Missing"
31 2005-10-11 "History"
32 2005-09-23 "Impact"
33 2005-10-17 "Badge"
34 2005-10-28 "Insomnia"
35 2006-02-02 "Wormhole"
36 2005-11-04 "Resurrection"
37 2005-11-07 "Endings, Part I"
38 2005-11-14 "Endings, Part II"

Video game

There was one game produced for the Space Patrol Delta series. On the Game Boy Advance, there was a side-scrolling version which was a simple platformer involving fighting several foes from the series. You might fight Troobians on rooftops and inside buildings. This features one level, which is the final level, where you play as Shadow Ranger. This game is 'role play' style, where you play with multiple Rangers from episodes Beginnings Part 2 to Shadow Part 2.

Comic strip

A new monthly comic strip based on the series appeared every issue of Jetix Magazine in the UK in 2005. Jetix Magazine is the official magazine of JETIX, the channel that shows S.P.D. in the UK. 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 own 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 are 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 course of the strip, a running sub-plot 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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