Normally I don’t get too riled up about CNN errors, but the headline “‘Power Ranger’ faces death penalty in yacht killings” taints the entire series. The subject of the article, Skylar Deon, who is charged with the 2005 murder of Jackie and Tommy Hawks, was not a Power Ranger. He had a non-speaking, non-recurring bit part in one episode of the show (which was never renewed because the poor sap was incapable of memorizing lines).

Why does this clarification warrant a blog post at City Desk? Because the Power Rangers were the only friends I had between 1993 and 1995, and their untarnished legacy of fighting big-ass aliens while succeeding as high school students is the only thing I hold sacred.

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