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When I saw Pacific Rim last week, I was reminded of an earlier generation of heroes—teenagers who occasionally called upon giant, multi-pilot robots to fight against unearthly creatures and save the world (or at least Angel Grove) every single week. Here are a few great fight sequences from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

The Dinozords

Get a good look at the Rangers’ original dinozords before they combine into the Megazord.

Zords versus Cyclopsis

The original Rangers take on the Goldar-piloted Cyclopsis—with a little help from Dragonzord.

Enter the Dragonzord!

Rita Repulsa’s Green Ranger (Tommy! Under mind control) has a zord of his own, which eventually leads to an epic (and unembeddable) zord on zord battle. The horror!

Thunder Megazord Vs. Pirantishead

The Thunder Megazord’s very first battle, against a creature Alpha calls an “overgrown guppy.”

MegaDragonzord and the Ultrazord versus Mutitus and Lokar

Introducing the MegaTigerZord!

Comes with a totally sick theme song.

Zords versus a ton of Baddies

This battle doesn’t go so well for our beloved Power Rangers.

And just for fun…

The trailer for the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers movie (from 35mm, no less!). The ultimate adventure, indeed.

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Happy Birthday, Alex Trebek!
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Today, everyone's favorite game show host turns 76 years old. Let's celebrate!

ON SESAME STREET

In 2006, Trebek played “Special of the Day” with Telly.

ON CARD SHARKS

In 1980, the tables were turned, and Trebek found himself the contestant on this episode of Card Sharks. The “tell me about yourself” portion of the program doesn’t go so smoothly, but he’s pretty good at the game itself.

THROWING PEOPLE IN THE POOL

In this sketch for the 40th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards, Trebek throws a waiter in a pool. The takeaway is clear: Don’t phrase things in the form of a question when you’re talking to the Jeopardy! host.

TREBEK ON NASA

And how the agency’s work with other companies helps all of us, not just astronauts.

HOSTING WHEEL OF FORTUNE

Happy April Fool's Day 1997! (Pat Sajak hosted Jeopardy that night.)

ALEX, AUTOTUNED

MC TREBEK IN THE HIZZOUSE

That was the actual name of the category.

AND JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT IT COULDN'T GET ANY WEIRDER...

Behold “Sexiest Potpourri Ever.”

LAST BUT NOT LEAST...

You didn’t think we’d leave without posting one of these, did you?

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Covers of "Me and Bobby McGee"
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On this day in 1970, Janis Joplin died of a heroin overdose at the age of 27. The singer-songwriter was known as "The Queen of Psychedelic Soul." Here, we remember Joplin with covers of her only number-one hit, "Me and Bobby McGee." Joplin's version of the song, originally written by Kris Kristofferson and Fred Foster, topped the charts after her death, making the song the second posthumous number-one single in U.S. chart history.

Johnny Cash

Pink

Willie Nelson

Dolly Parton

James Last

Jerry Lee Lewis

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