Bulk returns to Power Rangers & Tons of Samurai updates.
Posted by OujaStrike on February 3, 2011
News broke on Monday afternoon by IGN that Paul Schrier best known for Bulk on Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers Zeo, Power Rangers Turbo, Power Rangers In Space & Power Rangers Lost Galaxy will be returning to Power Rangers & will appear in the 1st Episode this coming Monday.
Original Power Rangers Cast Member Returns
Exclusive: Which Mighty Morphin’ actor is back for Power Rangers: Samurai?
When Power Rangers: Samurai premieres on Nickelodeon next week, a very familiar face to longtime Power Rangers fans will be present – someone who was there for the very first episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers back in 1993.
That person is Paul Schrier, who will be reprising his role as Bulk on Power Rangers: Samurai. Schrier was a longtime cast member of the franchise, appearing in both the Power Rangers feature films and throughout the first several seasons and incarnations of the TV series. Schrier last played Bulk in 2002, when he made a guest appearance on Power Rangers: Wild Force. In addition, Schrier directed episodes of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, Power Rangers: Lost Galaxy and Power Rangers: Turbo.
Schrier will appear in the premiere episode of Samurai — airing on Monday, February 7th at 8pm on Nickelodeon — and then make guest appearances throughout the series.
Check out our exclusive clip of Schrier on Power Rangers: Samurai, which proves that 18 years later, Bulk is still, well, Bulk.
The Video includes Bulk & Spike Skull’s Son yes you heard me right Skull’s Son.
The Following Entertainment Weekly posted the following:
Power Rangers Samurai’: Sneak peek at the reboot’s new intro — EXCLUSIVE VIDEO
Back in May, the news came out that the long-running Power Rangers franchise was making the leap from Disney to Nickelodeon after the entity was bought back by original owner Haim Saban of Saban Brands. Well, now the new reboot of the series is coming to delightful consumer fruition, with the Power Rangers Samurai — the series 19th season! — launching soon, on Monday, Feb. 7, on Nickelodeon. As a run up to that premiere, EW has obtained an exclusive sneak peek at the intro to the new series, which explains some of the mythology behind this new generation of samurai warriors.
What’s different about this Power Rangers reboot? “We wanted to get back to the original core DNA of the show that made it so powerful and resonant in the ’90s,” explains Saban Brands president Elie Dekel. “We made sure that moving forward we drew on the best possible elements that we knew kids responded to, so we embedded a lot more humor in the show, a lot more charm and fun. Bringing back some of the silliness of the original series was a goal, and now it’s in high-def, which has never been done before, which gives it a really great new look.” Beyond that, Dekel continues, “We really wanted to pay homage to, if you will, the show’s Japanese origins with Samurai.” Take a peek at it here:
The Intro for Power Rangers Samurai
The New Power Rangers Online game can be played by clicking here
Soon the PR Samurai site on Nick should be updated with more stuff including a Villain Flipbook.
Premiere Screening of Power Rangers Samurai @TheGroveLA
Enjoy a Special Premiere Screening of Power Rangers Samurai at the Park in The Grove. Meet and greet with the cast and learn how to Train Like a Ranger with emPOWER. Plus, enter to WIN a special Power Ranger prize package. http://www.thegrovela.com/los_angeles/promos/promo_page.php?id_promo=89§ion=events
The Power Rangers Samurai page has added Character Bios for Bulk & Spike:
Well-meaning, but a bit of a dolt, Bulk has big delusions of grandeur that don’t often translate to real life. Fancying himself a Samurai, Bulk is determined to shape Spike, the son of his lifelong best friend Skull, into a true Samurai warrior like himself. These efforts often end in comical disaster, as Bulk has no idea what he’s doing, and in the face of danger he often runs in the other direction.
The hapless son of Skull has inherited his father’s clumsy tendencies and his snorting laughter, but that doesn’t stop him in his earnest quest to become a Samurai. Though he tries to have courage, Spike is ill-prepared for the dangers that come with being a Samurai and is essentially just a clumsy civilian with a serious crush on the Pink Ranger.
Saban’s Power Rangers Youtube Channel has a interview with Paul Schrier who plays Bulk.
The Power Rangers Official Website has added a Become A Samurai where you can upload a picture of yourself with a one side has the PR Helmet & the other side has your face & if you have a Webcam you can have the whole helmet in the pic. http://samuraiyourself.powerrangers.com/
Just as the Power Rangers work together to solve a different challenge in every episode, the Power Rangers emPOWER Movement will provide parents and kids the tools they need to work together to grow healthy kids and support healthy communities.
EmPOWER inspires participation in schools, online and in local communities to demonstrate the Power Rangers values in action: teamwork, confidence, health and physical activity, friendship and caring. emPOWER will launch with a focus on health and physical fitness in February, 2011. The emPOWER Movement is positive and fun, emphasizing kids’ strengths and potential, and providing kids and parents with accessible resources.
Tip: Try and get at least 60 minutes of play time or exercise throughout each day and work up a sweat when doing it. Try dancing, playing ball, mowing the lawn, or bicycling to start. You don’t have to do all 60 minutes at once, feel free to break it up throughout your day.
Ranger of the week
Every week the emPOWER website will feature a young person who’s making a difference in their family, school, or community. Nominated by parents on the emPOWER facebook page, we’ll feature the Ranger of the Week’s photo and story to inspire kids, parents, and teachers about how kids are making a difference.
During January and February 2011, Gym Class Kits including Fitness guides and bulletin board messaging are being delivered to more than 4500 participating U.S. elementary schools. The guides include group activities focused on Power Rangers values and physical fitness, designed for Kindergarten – 3rd grade students. Each participating school is entered for a chance to win: a visit from the Samurai Power Rangers and a $10,000 donation to their physical education program.
Monday February 7th on Nick/NickHD Power Rangers Samurai Episode 1 begins at 8PM & it moves to Noon on Sundays.