To celebrate the upcoming Power Rangers reboot, Twitch decided to air all 831 episodes of the television show, which spans 23 seasons. There were problems, unfortunately, and it seems that the Green Ranger was at the heart of them.
Green Ranger warped into the Twitch HQ and started pulling plugs.— Fox (@DatFox89) March 15, 2017
GREEN RANGER DESTROYED THE TWITCH STREAM— Zeo Ranger 5: Devon (@ArashiKaji) March 15, 2017
At least according to Twitch streamers. The steam experienced two different outages (each at two minutes long) during the five-part "Green with Evil" storyline, which features the origin of Tommy, the Green Ranger (via Polygon). The Green Ranger has always been one of the most popular characters, so it makes sense that during this set of episodes over 60,000 people hopped on to watch. After going down twice, users were crediting the Rita Repulsa employed Ranger for the issues.
The real culprit turned out to be something much more benign. It seems the problems with the stream were the result of transcoding issues, where the stream was incorrectly transcoded at 720p instead of 1080p.
Green Ranger broke twitch. ;_;— OFViking🙃 (@OFViking) March 15, 2017
The stream is still going strong with no further major hiccups and will run until the live action Power Rangers debuts on March 24th, which currently holds a 3.53 out of 5 score on ComicBook.com's anticipation rankings. You can check out the stream here, and the official description for the film can be found below.
"Saban’s Power Rangers follows five ordinary high school kids who must become something extraordinary when they learn that their small town of Angel Grove – and the world – is on the verge of being obliterated by an alien threat. Chosen by destiny, our heroes quickly discover that they are the only ones who can save the planet. But to do so they will have to overcome their real-life issues and band together as the Power Rangers before it is too late."
Power Rangers stars Bryan Cranston (Zordon), Elizabeth Banks (Rita Repulsa), Naomi Scott (Kimberly/Pink Ranger), David Denman (Sam Scott), Becky G. (Trini/Yellow Ranger), Sarah Grey (Amanda), RJ Cyler (Billy Cranston/Blue Ranger), Emily Maddison (Rebecca), Ludi Lin (Zack Taylor/Black Ranger), and Dacre Montgomery (Jason Lee Scott/Red Ranger).
Power Rangers is set to land in theaters on March 24, 2017.
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