Saban Entertainment shopped the pilot around to various networks for several years, each one of them passing on it. Finally, in 1992, Margaret Loesch, head of the Fox Kids programming block at FOX, saw the pilot and the potential it represented (Marvel Productions, Loesch’s former employer, had considered its acquisition a few years earlier). Loesch’s mind was further made up after she showed the pilot to her son and saw his positive reaction to it. However, Loesch’s team didn’t share her enthusiasm for the project. She gave Saban a 40-episode order and eight weeks in the summer of 1993 for the show to prove itself.
|Rita Repulsa freed from her "dumpster".|
|Billy, Trini, Jason, Kimberly and Zack: the original Power Rangers.|
|Rita with her minions Goldar, Finster, Baboo and Squatt.|
|The Megazord vs. a giant Goldar.|
|Zordon and Alpha 5 show the Rangers their ratings.|
The show’s success led to a whirlwind of public appearances at stores, shopping malls and theme parks, as well as a live stage show. Saban heavily merchandised the series and its characters, forming a partnership with Bandai Co., Ltd. Bandai had produced the toys for the Super Sentai series in Japan and was able to use the same molds with slight modifications to produce a continuing line of toys for Power Rangers. The show went on to be syndicated around the world in various languages.
|The Pumpkin Rapper strikes!|
|Skull and Bulk.|
|The Red and Green Rangers; constantly at odds.|
|Goldar and Scorpina.|
|Publicity shot with the White Ranger replacing the Green Ranger.|