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The Story Behind The Most Embarrassing And Ridiculous Power Rangers Knockoff Ever Made

Updated April 3, 2019 137 votes 52 voters 4.3k views6 items

List RulesVote up the craziest aspects of Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills.

Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters From Beverly Hills. It doesn’t even sound like a real show, does it? Well, it's definitely real, and it’s at the top of the crazy Power Rangers knockoffs. Back in the '90s, everyone wanted a piece of the Power Rangers success. Thus, this show came to audiences from DIC Entertainment. It aired on USA Network from 1994 to 1995, so if you haven’t seen it, it’s not that surprising.

It's one of the most insanely craptacular shows that has ever graced the airwaves. It made no sense, was cheap, and had poor acting. It makes Power Rangers look like Game of Thrones. It makes VR Troopers look like Better Call Saul. It makes Big Bad Beetleborgs look like… Well, let’s not go too far here.

Why Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills was insane is both simple and complex. It’s a Power Rangers cash grab (and perhaps even a little Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles as well), but the choices made by producers is still baffling. Compiled here are all the weird facts from Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills you’ll ever need. Check them out below and vote up the wackiest things about the show.

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    They Used Ripped Stunt Doubles For Fights

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    If you've seen Power Rangers, you know the Rangers actors themselves don't do the fighting in their suits. They're handled by stuntmen. That's fine, totally understandable. But, at the very least, Power Rangers uses stunt people who are more or less the same builds as the teens! In Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills, the "morphed" forms of the Galactic Sentinels are jacked bodybuilders who don't even come close to matching the original team. And no, those goofy face plates don't hide it. 

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    The Plot Is Insane - And Not In A Good Way

    So, here's a breakdown of the plot, and yes, the producers actually approved it. An evil alien emperor named Gorganus wants to take over Earth because it’s the entryway to the “Power Portals.” Apparently, he needed to save on his frequent flyer miles? Anyway, four teenagers from Beverly Hills are recruited by an alien blob named Nimbar to defend the galaxy. He uses his “finger” (it's an alien - it could be any, er, "appendage") to bestow tattoos on the teens that give them the power to transform into “Galactic Sentinels.”

    "Galactic Sentinels" is just a fancy title for becoming giant body builders in tight-fitting outfits that look like some kind of weird fetish dream. The teens fight the same four monsters all the time because, um... funds are low for Gorganus? 

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    The Name Is Way Too Long

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    Has there ever been a show with such a long name in the history of TV that wasn’t a parody? It’s like someone saw the name of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles and thought, “Yes, but what if the kids want to know where they’re from?” Was "Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters" not enough?

    The name is so long, they actually had a promo for the show that was, no joke, just about them trying to get you to remember the name. Plus, whenever you try to bring the show up in a conversation, people walk away before you even get the chance to say the full name. The show is often abbreviated as TTAFFBH. Just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it?

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    Lots Of Illogical Things Just Happen

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    Issues like to just pop up and throw a wrench into things to cause a conflict in this show. For example, in the episode called "Switch," the two boys swap bodies with the two girls. Suddenly, the female voices are coming from the guys and vice versa. There is no actual reason given as to why this occurs in the middle of a fight - the audience just has to kind of go with it. The gender swap causes some confusion and adds a complex layer to the fight, sure. But... Why? You'll never know. 

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