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Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 7:26 PM

There are always rumors of the male actors doing softcore gay porn.

Yeah, I'd heard some of this too, suspected it for a while, as well. Some of these guys are too crappy to get jobs doing anything else.
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Posted Jan 18, 2004 @ 7:33 PM

Dino Thunder link.

Melody Perkins (Astronema/Karone from PRL:In Space, and Kendrix's replacement when she died, temporarily, fighting the Pink Psycho Ranger) did some modeling work, and appeared in a li'l episode of Malcolm in the Middle.
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Posted Jan 19, 2004 @ 12:44 AM

I'm sorry, but the picture of Tommy in lab coat and tie at the above link is just hysterical. I can't get over the mammoth stretch of Tommy as scientist.

That Red Ranger looks hella young. Have they been youthifying in the later years or what?
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Posted Jan 19, 2004 @ 5:18 AM

Archie's also a semi-regular on CSI. Usually doing computer analysis of surveillance footage.
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Posted Jan 21, 2004 @ 3:28 PM

Casting news!!!Actor Latham Gaines, see appearing in USA network's "Murder in Greenwich Village", with Ninja Storm hottie Sally Martin, and various episodes of "Hercules" and "Xena", has been cast as "Dr. Anton Mercer", the main villain for "Dino Thunder".Don't click if you don't want to know.
Scroll way down to see the news.
Also, on that page, you can see Grant McFarland, who played both Lothor and Sensei Guinea Pig on Ninja Storm.
Looks like New Zealand is a fountain of good actors for this show.
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Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 3:58 PM

I taped the eps this morning and just watched them.

Oh, man. I must watch too much Days of our Lives. Billy said ďAccording to my calculations...Ē in this morningís MMPR ep (The first of the two-parter where Zedd first shows up!), and all I could think of was Rex.

And on PRNS, Iím a bit stymied by the Shane plot. How old is he supposed to be? Because I thought the kids were, like, high school age. His brother appears to be ten years older than him, and Iím not clear on why heís lecturing him about his future. Also, do their friends and family not know that they were ninja students?

Yeah, I kind of figured that Shaneís greatest fear would involve his brother being disappointed in him. I just wasnít counting on all that BroYay! And, Iím sorry, Toriís greatest fear is a haircut?! How much more insulting could they be to women? And did anyone else notice that their nightmares take place on the Holodeck?
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Posted Jan 24, 2004 @ 4:20 PM

Over in the more fanboy circles, they rip "Ninja Storm" a new one. I liked it because it was so light hearted. It cleanses the palate for a more serious season, which Dino Thunder is bound to be. As serious as these shows get, anyways. Probably close to being as dark as Timeforce or WildForce, if Doug Sloan took people's complaints seriously.
Shane looks quite old. Tori looks fourteen, and Dustin looks just about right. He sure is "Purty" isn't he? The Ninja Academy is protected by one of Cam's holographic portals, whatever the hell that is. It's not clear whether it's behind the holographic waterfall, or that's just the entryway. If some plot point isn't fleshed out, it probably never will be. And apparently it's a secret that there is one. At the end of the series, it was revealed that the Academy was placed there because of the focal point of evil nearby. We never, ever saw Tori, Dustin, or Shane's parents. Obviously we saw that Hunter and Blake's parents are dead, and of course Sensei is Cam's father, he wasn't always a guinea pig. We met Cam's (dead) mother during "Samaurai's Journey", parts one through three, she was the one who gave him the Samaurai Amulet.(Since Disney owns this show now, they have something against parents. See:Every damn cartoon they've made.Practically.)
In the Sentai, the Green Ranger didn't have a human form for the most part.
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Posted Jan 25, 2004 @ 8:03 AM

I know Tommy has his fans but

I'm sorry, but the picture of Tommy in lab coat and tie at the above link is just hysterical. I can't get over the mammoth stretch of Tommy as scientist.

Is it necessary to keep bringing him back? I'd prefers some of the old school PR to make an apearance. And I'm sorry Tommy as a scientist is a stretch. Sure the PR were all supposedly smart but you knew deep down some of those Rangers were saving lives and getting paid. lol
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Posted Jan 25, 2004 @ 10:26 AM

I don't understand the Tommy coming back thing myself. I saw that he hadn't aged too much during Wildforce's "Forever Red" special episode. Christopher Khayman Lee (Andros) hadn't aged as well himself. He must've started hitting the pie after "Safe Harbor" was cancelled. A huge head, like Ernest Borgnine huge. I'd like to see some of the girls back. Patricia Ja Lee, etc. Forever Red.

Edited by DoctorNeon, Jan 25, 2004 @ 10:38 AM.

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Posted Feb 7, 2004 @ 11:41 PM

Next Saturday, Valentine's Day, 8:30 am EST, Power Rangers Dino Thunder premieres, on ABC family. A week later on the regular ABC channel. It also begins the "Jetix" branding of the action cartoons.
From Zap2it:

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Power Rangers Dino Thunder: Day of the Dino
Three students from Reefside High stumble upon Dino Gems and get special powers.†

Doug Sloan (can't find the original quote) promises this season will be more mature and a bit like "Smallville", so I'm guessing they're bringing the Hoyay! into the forefront, and have the lead male in a romantic relationship with a actress he has no chemistry with, and she can't act.
We're starting off with three Rangers: Connor, the Red Ranger, Ethan, the Blue Ranger, and Kira, the Yellow Ranger. Each kid has a easily identifiable hobby, Connor: The soccer player. Ethan, the computer whiz. Kira, wants to be Avril Lavigne. (So I take from the promos) (Punk rock chick at any rate.) Standard sentai teams end up at five Rangers, and usually a sixth somewhere along the way, but not always.
Expect more of the same though, eye candy for the girls and boys, people in spandex fighting rubber monsters, giant robots, and explosions. And a catchy phrase shouted before Morphing, but definitely not, "Spoon!!"
You know you love it.

Edited by DoctorNeon, Feb 7, 2004 @ 11:48 PM.

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Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 9:25 AM

Oh wow. I stayed up all night because I'm an insomniac, I turn on my TV and start channel-surfing, and what do I see but the original 'Mighty Morphin Power Rangers'. Oh...Wow.

I was probably about 7 or something when I started watching this show. I dressed up as the Pink Ranger for Halloween in fourth grade and everything. Man, does this take me back. What horrible special effects! And WHY do they POSE in the middle of fighting? Like, when they're not all ranger-ed out, and in the normal clothes (if you could call that normal...who actually dresses all in one color?).

Another show that I liked along the same lines of MMPR is VR Troopers. Did anyone else watch that? I think I might've liked that more than MMPR, which is, like, sacrilige (I can't spell, can I?).
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Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 1:51 PM

I was watching MMPR this morning, too. It's a Tommy Marathon or something. In all honesty, it wasn't as bad as I had remembered it to be. Slightly cheesy, yes, but I got a good laugh out of it. The episode where they clone an evil Tommy just killed me though, for two reasons: 1, you could tell the Evil!Tommy was truly evil because he wore a bandanna and chewed on a toothpick, and 2, the other rangers are sent back in time to *snort* Colonial California, complete with British soldiers, who all spoke with New Zealand/Irish accents. I still have such a girl crush on Kimberly, though.

I do remember VR Troopers, and that I didn't like it as much as MMPR. I think it was because there were only 3 people, and that wasn't nearly as exciting. Also, the main blonde guy would yell in a really scary voice when he 'morphed' and that scared the crap outta my 7-year-old self. My memories of that show are somewhat mixed with Super Human Samurai Cyber Squad. Now THAT was a crappy show. Didn't it star Joey Laurence's younger brother? I think I remember Tim Curry as the bad guy, too. Oddness.
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Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 4:31 PM

I just had an embarrassing realization that I used to play Power Rangers on the playground with my friends at church when I was a kid, when my dad taught Bible Study and I was stuck there after most of the other kids had left. I think it might have been more fitting to play VR Troopers, since there were only three of us. At any rate, I always pretended to be the Pink Ranger...Although looking back it might have been funnier if I had been the Yellow Ranger, since I'm Asian...Although Trini was replaced with...Was her name Aisha? For some reason that rings a bell.

Colonial California? Oh, my. That's just...Strange.

I have a girl crush on Kimberly, too. Although I was a Tommy/Kim shipper...Man, I was a shipper even back in those days! Not really a recent development for me, I guess.

Evil!Tommy was cooler than GoodGuyTommy. Haha.

Edited because I'm a Loyal Viewer now! Huzzah!

Edited by Sincerity, Feb 8, 2004 @ 4:33 PM.

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Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 5:05 PM

The Zeo episodes this morning were a big flashback , huh?? Kat would Morph, and then it was a beanpole guy in a costume with bad falsies. Then Kat would have her helmet off in the Command Center and suddenly have a womanly figure. The Gold Ranger did rock and it was my favorite costume out of all the series, in case anybody wants to know the symbol on the helmet roughly translates to "King", because he was the KingRanger in OhRangers, the source sentai.
Slightly off the wall: Working at "Publix", I threatened to call the floor machine like a Zord and the guy at the desk said, if I shouted "I need floor machine power, now!!" and the damn thing came out, he was quitting.
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Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 6:05 PM

Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad was indeed bad..but it did not compared to the crappyness of Tattooed teenage Alien Fighters from beverly Hills. God that was such a crappy show..cheap looking too.

Edited by HellfireClubGuy, Feb 8, 2004 @ 10:03 PM.

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Posted Feb 8, 2004 @ 8:05 PM

I didn't actually see "Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills", but the legends of its crappiness reverberate to this day.
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Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 12:48 AM

I was watching MMPR this morning, too. It's a Tommy Marathon or something. In all honesty, it wasn't as bad as I had remembered it to be. Slightly cheesy, yes, but I got a good laugh out of it. The episode where they clone an evil Tommy just killed me though, for two reasons: 1, you could tell the Evil!Tommy was truly evil because he wore a bandanna and chewed on a toothpick, and 2, the other rangers are sent back in time to *snort* Colonial California, complete with British soldiers, who all spoke with New Zealand/Irish accents. I still have such a girl crush on Kimberly, though.


I loved MMPR cheese. I'm sorry I missed the marathon this morning. Meant to get up for it but.. feh. I loved that episode in particular because evil Tommy was hott. Green was a good color for him.

I loved Puritan-witch-hunting California. Followed later by Wild West California. All of which feature citizens who look exactly like modern day people. Even have the same hair. Rockin'!

Can we start a Kimberly girl crush club or something? I loved her. I really lost interest when she stopped being on the show. Too bad they can't bring her back for DinoThunder too, have them be married or something. (Let's forget that stupid Zeo "future" episode where Tommy's married to Kat, k?)

Amy Jo Johnson is on "The Division" now. That Lifetime series about female cops. I haven't watched it yet, mostly because Lifetime scares me, but I might have to brave it just to feed my Kim addiction.

ETA: I actually watched Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills. Complete rip off. I loved how instead of zords they became really large people (girls with big boobs and boys with big muscles, natch). Superhuman Samurai Cybersquad was weird too. They fought to save the cyberverse?

Edited by BitchySmurf, Feb 9, 2004 @ 12:50 AM.

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Posted Feb 9, 2004 @ 12:01 PM

Yeah, in Superhuman Samurai Syber-Squad they used to go inside computers,air conditioners,Microwaves ect. Anything that was electronic to fight the forces of eviilll!!
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 3:07 PM

I was away last weekend (Las Vegas!), so I asked a friend to tape the Tommy Trio marathon (Because even with 2 VCRs and the new 8 hour VHS tapes, I didn't have enough space for four days worth of TV.), but her VCR went on the fritz. Ah, well. I'm definitely looking forward to Dino Thunder in a mere two days, though.

BitchySmurf:

Can we start a Kimberly girl crush club or something? I loved her. I really lost interest when she stopped being on the show. Too bad they can't bring her back for DinoThunder too, have them be married or something. (Let's forget that stupid Zeo "future" episode where Tommy's married to Kat, k?)

What's really funny (read, sad/scary/pathetic) is that I read, "Have [Kim and Tommy] be married or something..." and immediately thought to myself, "No, they can't do that. Tommy and Kat were shown to be married in the future." And then I read the rest of your post.
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 3:50 PM

Yes, I have a spoiler. Sort of. Rumor has it that Billy Cranston (you know, the smart guy) is coming back, but not the actor David Yost. (He's going to help with the Zords, if I hear correctly.) He's been recast. Stay tuned.
The roaring helmets during the Dino Thunder Morphing sequence look really cool. I gotta work on Saturday, 11 am but I'll definitely get up early and watch.
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 5:19 PM

Nooo! They can't recast Billy; that's just wrong. I'll still be watching, though. My Tommy fangirlness forces me to. I'll be taping Saturday's episode, though. I love Tommy, but not enough to wake up at seven on a Saturday morning.
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 8:34 PM

Bah! Recast Billy?! But that's just so...so wrong!

They need to get Kimberly back on the show, The Division be damned. If you only knew all the crap I watched just to see her. Granted, I'm already going to be watching Dino Thunder for James Napier, but still, it doesn't hurt to increase the incentive.
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 9:06 PM

Good lord. I'd rather they bring back Justin from Power Rangers Turbo than recast Billy. That's right. I said it.
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 9:10 PM

Just rumors at this point. In case they come true, Katrina Devine, who played Lothor's hot niece Marah, may also appear in Dino Thunder, but not as Marah, a new character, I heard. She's muy caliente! Even better looking than Cerina Vincent.
I hope the theme song doesn't suck.
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 11:16 PM

Totally loved this show, and the hotness that is Tommy is forcing me to wake up early to watch this cheesy, cheesy show.
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Posted Feb 12, 2004 @ 11:57 PM

I would hate it if they recast Billy. I liked David Yost in that role. He seemed older and yet younger than the other rangers at the same time. You know? And I know he looks kinda different now based on pics I've seen of him at Thuy Trang's funeral but I still think it would be a shame to recast. It's been ten years, and he's been living on another planet with that weird aging disease.

I don't think I'd like for them to recast any of the Rangers. Some of the actors I was less than fond of but it still seems wrong somehow.

No wait, I change my mind. They could totally recast Justin if they wanted to bring him back. Yeah, okay, that's my final answer.


I can't wait to see what everyone thinks of Dino Thunder on Saturday. I'm already prepared to snark about Jason David Frank's weird facial hair.

Edited by BitchySmurf, Feb 12, 2004 @ 11:58 PM.

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Posted Feb 13, 2004 @ 6:18 PM

Dino Thunder better be good and stay on the same path as it's source sentai Abaranger. I saw the finale of Abaranger a few days ago and it was great..of course no ending on Super Sentai will be as good as the 1986 sentai Flashman. The again I love 80's sentai!
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Posted Feb 13, 2004 @ 6:52 PM

From the publicity photos, Jason David Frank's facial hair doesn't seem very weird to me. But then, I have a huge crush on him, so I'm a little biased about him.

On Topic: Dino Thunder sounds promising (since this is the season with the 500th episode) I really can't wait for tomorrow morning.
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Posted Feb 13, 2004 @ 7:21 PM

In the Sentai, for those of you who don't watch it or read recaps of it, the White Ranger is a evil Ranger called AbareKiller, whose suit is going to explode, eventually. And take out the city. In the Sentai, it did. Boom!! I hope they keep this storyline for Dino Thunder, it will add suspense if the White Ranger joins the team and his powers may kill him and level half the city.
ABC's action block is now "Jetix" and you'll see more non-cartoon stuff. Oh well.
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Posted Feb 14, 2004 @ 2:20 AM

I actually watched Tattooed Teenage Alien Fighters from Beverly Hills. Complete rip off. I loved how instead of zords they became really large people (girls with big boobs and boys with big muscles, natch).


Oh. My. GAWD! Someone else remembers this dumbass show? My brother and I loved this! Their stupid tattoes we tried to copy so we could have them, since we for some bizarre reason thought they were cool. [end ot]

Anyways, I sorta want to see Tommy again, but I have work. Will check the boards tonight to see if it would be worth seeing again!
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