Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Brandon Jay McLaren Gets Recurring Role in "Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce"

According to "TheWrap.com", Brandon Jay McLaren (formerly the Red SPD Power Ranger) has obtained a recurring role on the comedy TV show “Girlfriends’ Guide to Divorce” and will be in at least 3 episodes.

The character he will be playing is Marco who is "handsome and a little rough around the edges." Marco also runs an "organic heritage vegetable farm" and sells the produce at the Farmer's Market. There, he will meet a lady who will become a potential love interest.


Brandon Jay McLaren is Back for "Graceland" Season 3 (Renewed)

According to the official Facebook page of USA Network's "Graceland", an announcement was made that the show has been renewed for a 3rd season.

Brandon Jay McLaren (formerly the Red SPD Power Ranger) has been part of the main cast since season 1. He plays U.S. Customs agent Dale "DJ" Jakes who is the irritable lone wolf of the "Graceland" team but can also be nice and funny sometimes.

His voice sounds different in the show compared to when he was in Power Rangers SPD and in recent interviews at news stations or conventions. Perhaps Brandon tweaks his voice when portraying Dale Jakes on "Graceland" to appear more serious so the audience knows his character is someone that nobody should mess with.

In the picture below, Brandon is standing on the left with his pockets in his hands.

He is not the only Power Rangers alumni to be in a show that airs on USA Network though. Amy Jo Johnson, the former Pink Mighty Morphin Power Ranger, joined season 5 of "Covert Affairs" as a recurring character. It's nice to see them doing well in their acting careers outside of the "Power Rangers" franchise.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Austin St. John, David Yost, & Walter Emanuel Jones Reunite - ABC 13 News Interview

Many of us Power Rangers fans have not seen Austin St. John for years after his previous convention appearances. This is because he has been spending time working overseas. But now...he is back!

In the video below, Don Nelson interviews Austin St. John, David Yost, and Walter Emanuel Jones, the original three male rangers from the very first season. They were in Texas to attend Houston's Comicpalooza event as special guests.

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Photo credit: Gage Skidmore
Not only will fans get to see Austin at this convention, but they will also have another chance at Power Morphicon 2014 this year. The Mighty Morphin Red Ranger was announced as a guest on the official Power Morphicon website!

See here: http://officialpowermorphicon.com/2014/03/26/added-guest-austin-st-john/

Sunday, April 27, 2014

Johnny Yong Bosch Talks About Experience With Homeless Woman - Anime Central 2012

Here is a video of Johnny Yong Bosch (2nd Mighty Morphin Black Ranger) telling a hilarious true story at the Anime Central 2012 convention about his experience interacting with a homeless woman.

Bosch says that whenever he leaves from work, he takes the same freeway and after exiting a long offramp, he usually sees a homeless man standing at the corner of the traffic lights. He typically ignores them and drives away.

One day, Johnny is driving home from work, gets to the same place, stops at the red light, and is munching on carrots in a Ziploc bag that he had leftover from lunch. Behind him, a big monster truck with tinted windows pulls up. Johnny gets scared and starts eating his carrots fast because there might be some angry person driving the truck. He's thinking, "As soon as that light changes green, I better get out of here because he's gonna kill me!"

Looking over to his side, there is a homeless woman standing there this time instead of a homeless man. His heart went out to her and he felt like giving her something. He grabbed about 2 pounds of quarters from his cupholders and put them into the plastic Ziploc bag. That's right, 2 pounds. He has a lot of change because there are parking fees that he has to pay in Los Angeles.

He then rolls down the windows and suddenly, the light changes green and the other cars take off quickly. He panics and doesn't know how to give the homeless woman the money quickly without her grabbing him out of the car and before the monster truck driver gets mad and runs him over.

After thinking for a second, he finally decided to flick the bag of money into the lady's hands and get out of there. Unfortunately, he accidentally threw the money smack into the lady's face. The traumatic scene felt like it was happening in slow motion to Johnny. The bag ripped open with quarters falling everywhere. As he is driving away, he looks back and was like, "Noooo! Why?! I was doing such a good thing!"

Ever since that incident, he never saw a homeless person there ever again. The homeless people must have heard about it and decided to avoid the place in fear of going through the same experience.

There is a lesson to all of this, Johnny says, and that is "Don't give money to homeless people while driving!"