Yes, my friends, it is Morphin’ Time (not “Morphing Time” because that’s not cool enough). The battle cry of the illustrious Power Rangers echoes in the recesses of my mind, parting the doldrums of classwork and bringing me back to a simpler time. Oh, why must we grow up? Why must we leave the world of bad special effects, worse acting, and repetitive, yet bloodless martial arts violence to write droves upon droves of research papers? Surely, this is the work of Rita and Lord Zedd.
With The Transformers movies among the highest-grossing movie franchises of all-time, one should consider how “the Power Rangers possess some essential quality that captivates the young adult imagination” (Smith 32).
Much like the Megazord is an amalgam of dino-robot parts, a proper quotation starts with the signal phrase (or some form of introductory phrase that introduces the quote), the quotation itself, and the citation at the end. Additionally, just as the zords come together to form other variants like Dragonzord in Battle Mode or the Mega Dragonzord, a proper quotation can come in different forms as well. See this example:
In reflecting on the symbolism of the Power Rangers, Donald Roth, leading Power Ranger scholar, writes, “there is symbolism in the Power Rangers, but it’s so banal, that I don’t really care to comment on it” (432).