As part of a nostalgia tour of my childhood, I have recently begun rewatching the original Power Rangers. It is amazing how easily my 24 year old self is still amused by brightly colored superheroes fighting and plots that can only be described as uberuberformulaic. Observations: 1. The Red Ranger still is, by far, the coolest. I dressed as him for halloween when I was about 5. What is any young boy to like in any of the other Power Rangers? His dinozord was a T-Rex and he used a sword. Clearly hero material. 2. Rita Repulsa is clearly stunningly incompetent. She needs to find some way to nullify the Rangers' Megazord instant death sword of victory if she ever hopes to move forward in conquering earth. 3. God, what was up with that robot? 4. These were in NO WAY "teenagers with attitude". They were the sort of teenagers you would find in a gospel choir. 5. Is it just me, or is there a subtext of Bulk and Skull abuse going on? B&S (as they will henceforth be known) are presented by the show as the bullies, but if I were going to Angel Grove I would just see the good looking, popular kids picking on an overweight kid and his mentally challenged friend. 6. The Pink Ranger is bangable.