My favorite POWER RANGERS moments with Jason David Frank – GeekTyrant

Power Rangers was a big part of my childhood and I’ve always had a fondness for the original characters of the Saban era. When the news of the death of Jason David Frank, that was monumental. I’ve had family members send me letters of condolence for the impact the show has had on my life. Frank played the most famous Power Ranger: Tommy Oliver. He has been a ranger on several different teams and even served as a mentor. Also, he’s come back a few times for special moments. In honor of Frank’s passing, I wanted to share a list of my favorite moments and things about the legendary Tommy. These are in no particular order and make sure to share your favorites in the comments below.

Green with Evil

This was Tommy Oliver’s introduction to the series. We see him at a martial arts tournament where he and Jason (Austin St John) have a really fantastic fight. Then Tommy’s performance impresses Rita so much that she brainwashes him and gives him the Dragon Power Coin and he becomes the strongest enemy the Rangers have to contend with up to that point. Eventually, however, the Rangers are able to free Tommy from Rita’s spell and he becomes a valuable asset to the team. This is so iconic and so well done that it has to be on this list.

Show yourself as the White Ranger

In the first season of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Tommy loses his powers and Zordon is able to provide a band-aid to temporarily fix them. However, Zedd eventually uses the Green Crystal to permanently rid Tommy of the Green Ranger’s powers. It was a sad moment for fans when Tommy left the show. It was also sad for the other rangers because they had to fight Zedd without a sixth ranger. I remember watching White Light as a kid when it first aired and the moment at the end of the first part when Billy (David Jost) stumbles upon Zordon and Alpha doing something mysterious. Then the sequel with the reveal of the White Ranger and then the exciting revelation that Tommy was back, like I said, White Ranger was absolutely amazing. For that memory alone, this will always be a top moment.

Return for Dino Thunder

Power Rangers Dino Thunder came out when I was in middle school and I was gradually losing interest in watching Power Rangers. Then Disney announced Frank was coming back as Tommy Oliver and I had to check it out. To see him not only return but in the role of a mentor instead of a power ranger was fantastic for my younger self. Then a few episodes later he becomes a ranger again and it was amazing.

“Fighting Spirit”

Fighting Spirit is an episode in dinosaur thunder this is a fan favorite. The main story features Tommy in a coma after tricking Haley into trying something new to get him out of his transformed state (it’s quite a long story). In this comatose state, Tommy eventually has a dream in which he must fight against the green, white, and zeo-red versions of himself. Not only is it a great fight, it’s also a great metaphor for battling your inner demons. You can now watch the whole episode on YouTube!

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