Power Ranger’s Original Villain Rode a Flying Bicycle

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I wanted to share a little know fact about the villain of Kyouryu Sentai Zyuranger, the witch Bandora. She travels by riding a flying bicycle. Unless I am mistaken, Bandora’s airborne cycling did not appear in the Saban recycling of Zyuranger footage into Mighty Morphin Power Rangers in the early seasons of the show.

Comic and film reviewer Linkara mentioned a parallel to The Wizard of Oz during the History of Power Rangers video series. I think this detail adds some more evidence to that argument. Actor Margaret Hamilton rode a bicycle when playing Almira Gultch – the real world mirror of the Wicked Witch of the West during the first act of the 1939 film.

Linkara’s History of Power Rangers is available to view on Linkara’s website Atop the Fourth Wall.

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