Eli Williams (tw_31988) wrote in ohnotheydidnt,
Eli Williams

Trini Died 10 years ago.

Ten years ago Thuy Trang died in a car accident at the age of 27 on September 3, 2001 near San Francisco, California. She and former actress/model Angela Rockwood-Nguyen, wife of Dustin Nguyen, to whom Trang was to be a bridesmaid later that year, were passengers in a car traveling on Interstate 5 between San Francisco and Los Angeles. They were returning from visiting Rockwood-Nguyen's planned maid of honor when the driver (another of the bridesmaids) of the vehicle she was riding in lost control. The car swerved violently across the road before hitting the roadside rock face and flipping several times before hitting the safety rail and plunging over the bank.

Rockwood-Nguyen, who has claimed both that she was and was not wearing a seat belt in different interviews, survived despite being thrown out of the vehicle through a window before its final impact; she is now quadriplegic. It is thus not known whether Trang or the driver were wearing seatbelts. The driver survived the accident; however, Trang died from the injuries she had sustained.

Trang was cremated a week later on September 10; her ashes are interred at Rose Hills Memorial Park in Whittier, California. Her Power Rangers co-stars Walter Emanuel Jones, Amy Jo Johnson, David Yost and Austin St. John attended the funeral and memorial service.

The episode "Circuit Unsure" of Power Rangers: Time Force was dedicated to her memory.


# An alternate ending to the episode "Doomsday" was filmed in case the show was not renewed. The alternate ending depicted the Rangers sealing Rita and her minions in the Space Dumpster. This ending mirrored the last episode of Kyôryû sentai Jûrenjâ, upon which Power Rangers was based.

# All the fighting scenes were taken from the Japanes versions (That's why the yellow ranger doesn't have a skirt - the japanese ranger was a man)

# The pyrotechnics used in Billy's brain-switching machine had caused both Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly) and David Yost (Billy) to accidentally catch on fire while filming the scene. Amy Jo would later be wary of being too close to such special effects equipment because of the accident.

# Billy Cranston, the Blue Power Ranger (David Yost), is, to date, the only Power Ranger to hold the same position for the longest time (3 years, 1993-1996) without ever switching colors. Kimberly Ann Hart (Amy Jo Johnson) is currently the longest-serving female Power Ranger and Pink Ranger of all time. She appeared in 137 episodes of the TV series until her departure from the series.

# Jason David Frank (Tommy) was never meant to stay on the series for as long as he did, He was only supposed to be a regular until "The Green Candle Part 2" minus a cameo in "Doomsday Part 2". but during his temporary time on the show his popularity was higher than any other Ranger. Saban received large amounts of letters daily after "The Green Candle" requesting Tommy to be brought back into the series, Eventually the company gave in and brought Frank back in the episode "Return of an Old Friend." and ended up staying on the show lasting till Power Rangers Turbo and recently in returning for Power Rangers DinoThunder. He has appeared in a total of 217 episodes in the entire Power Rangers series.

# Although they were portraying high school students, Austin St. John (Jason) was the only one still of high school age, 18, when the show debuted. Thuy Trang (Trini) and Jason Narvy (Skull) were 19. Jason David Frank (Tommy) was 20. Amy Jo Johnson (Kimberly), Walter Jones (Zack), and Paul Schrier (Bulk) were all 23. David Yost (Billy) was the oldest at 24.

# Austin St. John and Brock from SeanCody are two different people, the red ranger never did porn.

# Rocky DeSantos (Steve Cardenas) was the only Red Ranger to not be included in the Power Rangers Wild Force episode "Forever Red".


# "Zeo" originally was to stand for "Zordon of Eltar's Odyssey", in reference to the Power Rangers' alien mentor. It was changed to just an alien term for a power crystal, which was introduced in the latter part of "Mighty Morphin Power Rangers."


# Lord Zedd and Rita Repulsa were originally planned to be the main villains in PR Turbo with Divatox later returning to join them.

# Carol Hoyt (Divatox) originally replaced Hilary Shepard during filming, because Shepard was pregnant between Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie and returning for the episode "The Darkest Day" of Power Rangers Turbo.

# According to Johnny Yong Bosch, the original Power Ranger cast were not even notified that they were being replaced halfway through the season - they found out by seeing an ad for their jobs in the newspaper.


# In the episode Shell Shocked, the stars of Saban's short-lived live action series, "Ninja Turtles: The Next Mutation" (Raphael, Michaelangelo, Leonardo, Donatello, & Venus) guest star on this episode. None of their voice or hero-suit actors from that series were involved, due to it being a Canadian show, and this being a California-based one.

# Johnny Yong Bosch also filmed the "Power Playback: Funniest Power Rangers Moments" special while doing the episode Always A Chance.

# Coutdown To Destruction features cameos by the five Aquitian Rangers from "MIGHTY MORPHIN' ALIEN RANGERS", the Gold Ranger from "POWER RANGERS ZEO", and Blue Senturion & Phantom Ranger from "POWER RANGERS TURBO".

# Countdown To Destruction was filmed as a three part saga by Saban. Resulting in this season having 44 episodes. However Fox only approved 43 episodes for the season. So all three parts were cut and merged into two. Among the rumored cuts were extra fight scenes and the Phantom Ranger being unmasked.

# When morphing, the message at the top right of the "MORPHING COMPLETE" screen appears to say, if paused,: TIGHTEN UP REALITY GANGSTER STIGMA THROUGH IDIOT HEARING KEEP FRUSTRATION CLEAR PATIENCE OPEN AHEAD GETTING AWAY WITH IT LEAD SOME DISTANT MEMORY DRONE GET THE MESSAGE ...and several other lines that aren't clear. This screen is shown for only about a second, so it can be assumed that the meaning of the lines are gibberish, since reading them while watching is nearly impossible.


# Danny Slavin acted primarily to put himself through school. Since ending his screen career, he now works as an attorney in Phoenix.

*Such a waste, he could've been an amazing gay porn star*

# Mid-way through Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, Pink Ranger actress 'Valerie Vernon' was diagnosed with leukemia and was replaced by Melody Perkins (Astronema) for almost the remainder of the series.

# When Valerie Vernon was going to be replaced, the producers offered Patrica Ja Lee, the opportunity to reprise her character from PR: In Space/ Turbo. She was willing to reprise her role, but they couldn't agree on the contract. So they asked Melody Perkins if she was available.

# After Power Rangers in Space, Jason Narvy, Skull, decided to go back to school. So they wrote him out of the series. That's why he only appeared in the first episode.


# Power Rangers Lightspeed Rescue has two firsts: one is the fact that the rangers morph in plain sight of civilians, as opposed to previous seasons where the rangers were told to keep their identities a secret; and also because the Zords were created by human hands, and had no mystical or extraterrestrial origins.


# The Time Force Rangers support the NO H8 campaign

No1curr about the other seasons tbh.

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Tags: 1990s, cartoon / children's show, death, nostalgia, television

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