Which Did you Like Best? VR Troopers (1994) VR Troopers (Virtual Reality Troopers) was a syndicated live action show from the creators of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers. The show tried to cash in on the short-lived Virtual Reality fad of the 1990's as well as the success of Power Rangers. The show featured early CGI and video effects mixed with Japanese stock footage from 3 different "Metal Heroes" series. The series centered around a character named Ryan Steele, a young man searching for his missing father, Tyler Steele a computer expert who (by all accounts) was taken by the Evil Grimlord and is lost somewhere in the Virtual world. Many episodes begin and end with Ryan pondering on lessons he has learned from his father. The VR Troopers' transformation was initialized with the transformation call, "Trooper Transform. We are VR!" Power Rangers (original: 1993) Power Rangers is an ongoing franchise of television series about teenagers or 20-somethings who transform into the titular superheroes. The show is directly tied into a vast merchandising empire largely owned by Japanese toy company Bandai. While the concept is based on the Super Sentai series of yearly serials, it is not an English dub of the original, but rather a 'new' production with English-speaking actors spliced in with the original Japanese footage to varying ratios. Due to the very Japanese nature of many of Sentai's stories and design, the American shows are always at least slightly changed to fit a Western audience. Power Rangers was distributed by Saban Entertainment from 1993 until the end of 2001 and was broadcast on the Fox network. Power Rangers was officially purchased by Disney in 2001. The show continued to air on the Fox Network until Fox Kids was dismantled in 2002, and has since aired on various Disney-owned stations. Big Bad Beetleborgs (1996) Big Bad Beetleborgs (and later Beetleborgs Metallix) was a short-lived television series from Saban that featured three kids; Roland, Drew, and Jo. When they freed the humorous phantom ('Phasm') Flabber from the pipe organ he was trapped in, he thankfully agreed to grant them one wish, and they all wished to become their favorite comic book super heroes, the Beetleborgs (after accidentally being turned into rats). But the kids found their wish had its consequences as the evil Magnavors from the comics were also unleashed. The combat footage for the show was used from Jukkou B-Fighter (first season) and B-Fighter Kabuto (second season). With its younger protagonists and greater leanings toward comedy, the show seemed intended to mainly appeal to younger children than Saban's normal audience for the Power Rangers series.