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Old 04/03/18, 01:01 PM   #1
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I think it would have made more sense to keep Tommy as White Ranger during Zeo. That way Billy could have remained on the team.
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Old 04/03/18, 01:03 PM   #2
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I think it was too much work to add new footage. And if they did the Gold Ranger would have been added earlier.
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Old 04/03/18, 01:06 PM   #3
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They should have just wrote Tommy off before Zeo.
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Old 04/03/18, 01:08 PM   #4
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No way! Power Rangers needed Tommy. It was just time for him to finally become Red Ranger.
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Old 04/03/18, 01:09 PM   #5
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I could have seen the White Powers sticking around though. Since Zordon did say they could never be drained like the Green Powers.
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Old 04/03/18, 05:51 PM   #6
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It would have made no sense keeping the White Ranger powers since the writers made Zordon have the monologue about "the Power Rangers how we knew them are completely gone" in "A Zeo Beginning, Part II". Besides, the Kibaranger suit wouldn't go well with the Ohranger suits. Saban got lucky with Kibarager since the shield kind of resembled the Green Ranger one along with some suit elements that blended well with the elements from the Zyuranger suits for MMPR.

Another problem would be - like Titanium Ghost said - adding new footage would be too much work, the ratings were going down and the Saban needed to save cash in order to maintain the show and the franchise. Plus there's a possibility that Tommy would be a Zord-less Ranger since Ninjor was back at the Ninja Temple and the Ninjazord/Shougnzord technology wouldn't work with the Zeo tech unless Saban asked Toei for a Ohranger2 footage which would feature at least Kakuranger and Ohranger mecha be somehow compatible, combining-wise. For which - I don't believe - Saban had the finances for at the time of production & filming of Zeo. It's why Saban had Jason come back as Gold Ranger which boosted the ratings, which made Power Rangers be able to last to trough Turbo which was a ratings flop which led up to Power Rangers In Space, the season that brought some of the old audience back and perhaps even attracted some new audience which was enough strong power boost the franchise needed to survive.
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Old 04/03/18, 06:33 PM   #7
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I think it would have made more sense to keep Tommy as White Ranger during Zeo. That way Billy could have remained on the team.
there was no point since 1. it would've required too much additional footage, 2. Toei didn't even ship to Saban most of the Ohranger costumes and 3. he wouldn't have had a zord.
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Old 04/04/18, 12:29 PM   #8
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This is why it drives me crazy that Saban is so cheap.
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Old 04/04/18, 12:32 PM   #9
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It would have made no sense keeping the White Ranger powers since the writers made Zordon have the monologue about "the Power Rangers how we knew them are completely gone" in "A Zeo Beginning, Part II". Besides, the Kibaranger suit wouldn't go well with the Ohranger suits. Saban got lucky with Kibarager since the shield kind of resembled the Green Ranger one along with some suit elements that blended well with the elements from the Zyuranger suits for MMPR.

Another problem would be - like Titanium Ghost said - adding new footage would be too much work, the ratings were going down and the Saban needed to save cash in order to maintain the show and the franchise. Plus there's a possibility that Tommy would be a Zord-less Ranger since Ninjor was back at the Ninja Temple and the Ninjazord/Shougnzord technology wouldn't work with the Zeo tech unless Saban asked Toei for a Ohranger2 footage which would feature at least Kakuranger and Ohranger mecha be somehow compatible, combining-wise. For which - I don't believe - Saban had the finances for at the time of production & filming of Zeo. It's why Saban had Jason come back as Gold Ranger which boosted the ratings, which made Power Rangers be able to last to trough Turbo which was a ratings flop which led up to Power Rangers In Space, the season that brought some of the old audience back and perhaps even attracted some new audience which was enough strong power boost the franchise needed to survive.
Actually Zeo was a flop ratings wise. Thats why the Turbo Movie didn't bother addressing the loose ends. Turbo stablized the Ratings. Space kept that going and LG first half did huge ratings. Then things sank until Ninja Storm.

But your right about White Ranger not appearing in Zeo. They were trying to cut costs and use Ohranger footage. There is no way they were shooting original White Ranger Footage. . And liie you said, it made no sense storywise.

Zordon never said the White Ranger Powers couldn't be destroyed or lost. Just that evil couldn't drain them, like what happened with the Green Ranger Powers.
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Old 04/04/18, 12:38 PM   #10
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This is why it drives me crazy that Saban is so cheap.
Its called having realistic expectations.
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