23 episodes

Host Anthony Desiato (Digging for Kryptonite, My Comic Shop History) celebrates the 30th anniversary year of Power Rangers with this 20-episode podcast series charting his experience with the franchise. Summoning the Zords focuses on the Mighty Morphin era and beyond, its impact and legacy, and the tale of its most legendary Ranger—Jason David Frank's Tommy Oliver—across media. The podcast has concluded its run, but keep your subscription active, as you never know when it might be called BACK TO ACTION! Once a Ranger fan, always a Ranger fan.

Summoning the Zords: A Power Rangers Fan Journey Flat Squirrel Podcasts

    • TV & Film
    • 4.1 • 10 Ratings

Host Anthony Desiato (Digging for Kryptonite, My Comic Shop History) celebrates the 30th anniversary year of Power Rangers with this 20-episode podcast series charting his experience with the franchise. Summoning the Zords focuses on the Mighty Morphin era and beyond, its impact and legacy, and the tale of its most legendary Ranger—Jason David Frank's Tommy Oliver—across media. The podcast has concluded its run, but keep your subscription active, as you never know when it might be called BACK TO ACTION! Once a Ranger fan, always a Ranger fan.

    The Legacy of Tommy Oliver (Series Finale)

    The Legacy of Tommy Oliver (Series Finale)

    Host Anthony Desiato bids farewell to the podcast by exploring the legacy of the franchise's most legendary Ranger.
    In this special series finale event, Anthony and returning guest Lance Laster (ALWAYS HOLD ON TO ARROW) discuss the post-TURBO journey of Tommy Oliver across his season-long return to the franchise in DINO THUNDER, a selection of reunion episodes (including the landmark "Forever Red"), and the original graphic novel SOUL OF THE DRAGON written by Kyle Higgins—with special consultant Jason David Frank.
    Thank you to everyone for supporting this podcast series. While this is the finale—at least for now—be sure to keep your subscription active, as you never know when the podcast might be called BACK TO ACTION!
    Summoning the Zords is a Flat Squirrel Production. Theme music: by Basic Printer. Key art: Perry Constantine (Zord art) and Gregg Schigiel (character art).
    Listen to host Anthony Desiato's other podcasts, including DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY, available on all major platforms. Become a patron at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow Summoning the Zords on Twitter (@summonthezords).
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 2 hr 1 min
    Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

    Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie

    Host Anthony Desiato ventures into new (for him) territory with returning guest Chris D'Lando as they discuss the second big-screen outing for the Power Rangers franchise, aka 1997's TURBO: A POWER RANGERS MOVIE. They also examine the television arcs "Shift Into Turbo" and "Passing the Torch," which marked the departure of Jason David Frank's Tommy Oliver from the franchise for a time.
    This is the penultimate installment of Summoning the Zords. The series finale arrives in two weeks!
    Summoning the Zords is a Flat Squirrel Production. Theme music: by Basic Printer. Key art: Perry Constantine (Zord art) and Gregg Schigiel (character art).
    Listen to host Anthony Desiato's other podcasts, including DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY, available on all major platforms. Become a patron at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow Summoning the Zords on Twitter (@summonthezords).
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Super Sentai Zyuranger

    Super Sentai Zyuranger

    Host Anthony Desiato at last explores the ZYURANGER series of SUPER SENTAI, the Japanese franchise upon which Power Rangers was based, with guests Perry Constantine (SUPERHERO CINEPHILES) and V Ken Marion (artist on DEATHSHROUD).
    Summoning the Zords is a Flat Squirrel Production. Theme music: by Basic Printer. Key art: Perry Constantine (Zord art) and Gregg Schigiel (character art).
    Listen to host Anthony Desiato's other podcasts, including DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY, available on all major platforms. Become a patron at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow Summoning the Zords on Twitter (@summonthezords).
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 46 min
    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Live (PLUS: Power Down News)

    Mighty Morphin Power Rangers Live (PLUS: Power Down News)

    Host Anthony Desiato presents a special bonus episode! First, Anthony shares an important update about the future of the podcast. Then, Anthony and guest Ralph Puma discuss the 1994-1995 stage show MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS LIVE.
    Summoning the Zords is a Flat Squirrel Production. Theme music: by Basic Printer. Key art: Perry Constantine (Zord art) and Gregg Schigiel (character art).
    Listen to host Anthony Desiato's other podcasts, including DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY, available on all major platforms. Become a patron at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow Summoning the Zords on Twitter (@summonthezords).
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 1 min
    The Mighty Morphin Video Games

    The Mighty Morphin Video Games

    Host Anthony Desiato and guest Jeremy Frutkin discuss the classic 90s video games MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS and MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS: THE MOVIE for Super Nintendo (SNES) and other gaming systems.
    Summoning the Zords is a Flat Squirrel Production. Theme music: by Basic Printer. Key art: Perry Constantine (Zord art) and Gregg Schigiel (character art).
    Listen to host Anthony Desiato's other podcasts, including DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY, available on all major platforms. Become a patron at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow Summoning the Zords on Twitter (@summonthezords).
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Shattered Grid

    Shattered Grid

    Host Anthony Desiato and guest Chris D'Lando discuss the epic comic book crossover event "Shattered Grid" from BOOM! Studios, which follows Lord Drakkon—the evil alternate universe Tommy Oliver—as he targets Ranger teams across time in a bid to access the Morphin Grid and rewrite reality.
    This episode covers MIGHTY MORPHIN POWER RANGERS #25-30 and related specials by Kyle Higgins and Daniele Di Nicuolo along with GO GO POWER RANGERS #9-12 by Ryan Parrott and Dan Mora.
    Summoning the Zords is a Flat Squirrel Production. Theme music: by Basic Printer. Key art: Perry Constantine (Zord art) and Gregg Schigiel (character art).
    Listen to host Anthony Desiato's other podcasts, including DIGGING FOR KRYPTONITE and MY COMIC SHOP HISTORY, available on all major platforms. Become a patron at Patreon.com/AnthonyDesiato.
    Join the conversation by becoming part of the Flat Squirrel Podcast Network Facebook Group, and follow Summoning the Zords on Twitter (@summonthezords).
    Visit BCW Supplies and use promo code FSP to save 10% on your next order of comics supplies.

    • 1 hr 35 min

Customer Reviews

4.1 out of 5
10 Ratings

10 Ratings

Jason Hawke ,

Awesome Ranger Content!

As a lapsed Ranger fan with nothing but love in my memories, this podcast lit the spark in me again and got me back into the Grid. Anthony is a wonderful host and his guests are always on point.

Matt from Erie, PA ,

Great Power Rangers Podcast

This is a fantastic Power Rangers podcast. Whether you’re elapsed fan or a diehard, I think that this podcast will have something for you. Anthony D is a great host. His enthusiasm for the subject material makes this ride much more enjoyable!

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