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Posted Feb 3, 2013 @ 2:44 AM

Good gravy, it's like Unsolved Mysteries did a dramatic reenactment of "Day Of The Dumpster". I'm surprised there wasn't some kind of disclaimer at the top of the show, going "This is a work of lazy-ass fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the showruners' absolute lack of imagination and are used asininely. Any resemblance to the events, locales, or persons, living or dead, of 1993 is entirely our shitbox attempt at nostalgia porn."
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Posted Feb 3, 2013 @ 9:48 AM

I cannot believe only one post. I think this is the third showing we watched. I totally agree with you SHIPPAISHA, it is first epi all over again almost word for word. Very sad planning on the writers/producres part. I am guessing that Toon is hoping for new audiences not familiar with power rangers to catch on. At least they are shown paying for their food, instead of getting it free.

Does anyone know the time span in the series. These clueless teens have never heard of the rangers, but the red one was dreamong of them.

Edited for errors due to the cat wanting to type.

Edited by WeWartide3, Feb 3, 2013 @ 10:03 AM.

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#2283

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Posted Feb 4, 2013 @ 3:37 AM

Is it really that big a deal that they wouldn't know who the rangers were? I mean, Red is from out of town, and assuming that they're fifteen or sixteen they would have been born around the time of Zeo, and after Space, didn't the series start taking place in randomly named, non-Angel Grove places? Was there ever as big an event as Countdown to Destruction afterwards, with the public getting involved and identities being revealed?

And the idea that a prophetic dream means you have to know whats going on is ridiculous.

Anyway, Mega Force was way better than Samurai, despite the dodgy acting. But all I really want to see is Kyoryuger.
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#2284

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Posted Feb 5, 2013 @ 5:28 PM

Mega Mission is the first episode of Power Rangers I've had the desire to re-watch since Jungle Fury.

It, both seasons of Samurai and Lost Galaxy are all available on Hulu.
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Posted Feb 13, 2013 @ 6:36 AM

That is true undecideable. I did not think about other towns not knowing the rangers. I guess in today's age, I just thought with facebook, twitter, and the internet itself, everyone knew of the rangers. We also do not know the timeframe between shows.

Good Morning America did a shoutout to PR on Monday's show for the 20th anniversary.
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Posted Feb 23, 2013 @ 7:29 PM

I really can't stand how terribly written this show is. Samurai was bad enough, but this is just intollerable. Can someone just explain to me who the characters are? See, in previous ranger series, they made a point of characterizing each ranger as they were introduced so we got a basic grasp of their interests as people. In this new show, as with Samurai, they all seem to be the same bland, boring teen with only the basic amount of characterization beyond "boy", or "girl".

Just awful. Awful. Awful. Awful.


I say this mainly because I was just floored by RPM. It was the first ranger series I watched since Mystic Force (which was not bad), and it completely blew me away with its colorful, intersting cast, amazing setting, well-thought-out plot, and just overall effort that seemed to pour from every aspect and episode. It was funny, daring, and almost way too clever for a Power Rangers show. It was like every episode was Thunder Storm. It was exatly what I needed to see from Power Rangers as an adult.

Now the thought process behind the scenes seems to be that because it's a kids show, they can be lazy with as much of everthing as possible, so long as every episode has some stupid moral at the end to justify selling it to kids. It's completely poisonous to the legacy of Power Rangers as a series that stands the test of time and holds up after multiple views.

I swear I want to start a Kickstarter just to be able to film my own Power Rangers Pirates series, just to make sure these bozos aren't the only ones who are going to adapt Gokaiger outside of Japan.
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Posted Feb 25, 2013 @ 12:11 PM

Good luck with that, since they have been using some Gokaiger footage already...
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Posted Jul 19, 2013 @ 10:32 PM

May the Power protect our wallets...again: ALL of PR, MM to Megaforce, is coming in one gargantuan limited edition uber-box due in December for God only knows how much dinero (considering the number of discs, popular opinion seems to start the pricetagging at upwards of $400).

 

The good news: Shout! Factory will still be doing the so-called "megasets" for us crazy mofos who sprang for the original MMPR-to-Lost Galaxy uber-box.  The bad news: those sets apparently will stop with RPM--S!F was somehow able to get licensing rights for Samurai/Super Samurai and Megaforce for this release from Lionsgate, but that's it.  The worst news, at least until more information manifests: this uber-set will have extras exclusive to itself beyond that.


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Posted Aug 9, 2013 @ 12:56 AM

Side-eyeing the hell out of that PR Legacy news.  But it looks like another mega set is indeed on the way, Lightspeed Rescue-Dino Thunder, due Nov 12th.  


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Posted Aug 9, 2013 @ 9:52 PM

I'll just leave this here...


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Posted Aug 10, 2013 @ 6:36 AM

...So what I'm getting is that Barrowman is a Jason fan? 


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Posted Aug 14, 2013 @ 4:27 PM

More like a joke in terms of Barrowman as a representative of Doctor Who, horsing around with the poster child for the closest thing we as America have to being an american equivilant to Doctor Who. 


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Posted Aug 14, 2013 @ 8:23 PM

...And so the joke dies. Also, this show is a century away from being anything close to DW, even with the Matt Smith years in consideration and especially with the new Saban era in consideration. 


Edited by Bastinado, Aug 14, 2013 @ 8:42 PM.

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Posted Aug 16, 2013 @ 9:47 PM

To be fair, it's been a fair comparison. And don't forget that Doctor Who has not really been on the air 50 years straight, as there was a seven year gap between the last classic season and the tv movie and then about nine years between the movie and the relaunch.


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Posted Aug 17, 2013 @ 6:33 PM

PR has a significant amount of street cred to earn before it can be in the same class as DW. Who is a household name in its own country. PR is still infinitely more niche. 


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Posted Sep 6, 2013 @ 7:56 PM

Mega Force returns this weekend. After a five bloody month hiatus. (How do American TV schedulers keep their jobs?!). Considering the series was in an upswing, with each episode being better than the last, I'm excited.

 

More excited for my weekly Kyoryuger appointment, but still.


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Posted Sep 6, 2013 @ 11:25 PM

Please don't judge American TV by how Nickelodeon schedules all of its shows. Because Nick is inordinately incompetent with respect to this. I have never seen any network so dedicated to destroying its shows' momentum.
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Posted Sep 7, 2013 @ 10:04 AM

Cartoon Network and Disney Channel would like to throw their hats into the ring.

 

Frankly, Nick puts its shows on summer break, but what they've been doing with PR has baffled me. It took what, 3 years to finish Samurai? We're about three seasons behind Japan right now.


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Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 1:02 AM

What is the general consensus on Lightspeed Rescue?  I've purchased the mega sets as a way for me to get into the show post MMPR and so far this was the one series that I liked the least, in fact bored me to tears.  I'll have to go back and give it another chance sometime later, but I just started Time Force and I'm already enjoying hellva lot more.  I've read about the awesomeness of Jen for awhile but was skeptic, glad that I was proven wrong because I like her.  


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Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 8:52 AM

Lightspeed Rescue really isn't that bad, IMO.  It has a pretty solid group of characters (and to this day I love that Sean Johnson's Carter Grayson may be the only Red Ranger who actually possessed a Voice of Authority) and a fairly well-executed hook and story arc, perhaps most notably the whole Titanium storyline.  That said it probably comes off a lot drier and more serious...or perhaps dour...than anything that came before it, let alone it simply coming along right after the far more beloved Lost Galaxy (whatever stumbles that iteration might have made, it ended extremely well).  And it also bears the dubious honor of featuring the single most egregious crime against acting in the franchise in Jennifer Yen's Vypra--as remarkably pretty as she was, damn.

 

Overall LR simply suffers in comparison to the iterations surrounding it...maybe even more so Time Force, but that iteration is so good as a whole comparing most others to it is downright unfair.


Edited by redshirtx, Dec 3, 2013 @ 8:57 AM.

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Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 8:32 PM

I never really liked Lightspeed Rescue until I rewatched the series on Netflix.

 

My head Canon is the reason we haven't had a female Big Bad since Queen Bansheera was because they realize there is no way they could top her.

 

She was absolutely ruthless. Of the five minions under her, she had a hand in the deaths of four of them. That's impressive, really.


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Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 9:16 PM

Compared to that, it just makes me so sad to see just badly written the villains in the last few seasons have been, especially Megaforce.


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Posted Dec 3, 2013 @ 10:52 PM

I actually didn't think Megaforce's villains were all that bad.

 

Malkor was interesting to me because he actually seemed reasonable, even complimenting Vrak on his plan in Prince Takes Knight, even though it failed due to something he had not anticipated. Of all the villains Power Rangers has had, he's probably the one I wouldn't mind working for.

 

Plus his voice actor is a straight up awesome person after a great interaction I had with him on Twitter.

 

Metal Alice resorted to straight up terrorism in Staying On Track, and Megaforce ended with the main PRU Earth experiencing the single most concentrated bombardment since Countdown To Destruction, and the first time a season has ended with the forces of evil in the driver's seat since Turbo's finale.

 

The only weak links in Megaforce's villains were Bigs and Bluefur, which was a shame, since in Goseiger, they were probable the most memorable of the various villain factions faced due to their interactions each other.

 

I also  feel the need to highlight two things in Goseiger's production that weren't real big things, but I got a lot of enjoyment out of.

 

The first is that every villain, from the MOTWs on up were named after movies, and the plot of the movie usually factored into the evil plan of the week.

 

The second is in the episodes between one villain faction's destruction and the next one's introduction, the villain shot in the opening credits was replaced with the villain's demise. I got a real kick out of that one.


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Posted Dec 11, 2013 @ 7:01 PM

Did anyone catch Conan last night?  I watched an interview with this one actor (don't know his name), talking about how he lost to Walter Emmanuel Jones for the black ranger.  The dude was weirdly obsessed that Walter didn't have a middle finger.  It was quite hilarious.


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Posted Dec 13, 2013 @ 6:00 PM

Saban and Co. absolutely made the right choice, IMO. Walter had a lot of charisma and besides being a good dancer he was a better martial artist than he was given credit for. The man had style. 

 

He had great choreography. I remember during one of the Morphicon panels and he was discussing how after a while the stunt guys let the cast have input into the unmorphed fights after awhile and you could really see this in Walter's scenes.

 

The actor on Conan was Columbus Short who's on Scandal. He's quite good looking but he really doesn't do much on the show.

 

I always thought Walter lost his finger doing a stunt. Glad to hear that the story is apparently a myth, though with the way Saban treated his actors it wouldn't have surprised me.

 

Speaking of, I'd love to see more former rangers on a nice solid primetime TV show. Yes, Adelaide Kane (RPM) is starring on Reign, which is fabulous cracky goodness. Erin Cahill (Time Force) is essentially a professional guest star and Nakia Burrise (Zeo) is resurfacing doing commercials but I'd still love to see more of the actors from the older seasons on shows that are receiving some buzz. Or at least show up on something fun like Dancing with the Stars.


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Posted Dec 14, 2013 @ 8:22 PM

Rose McIver, also from RPM has a recurring role on Once Upon A Time as Tinkerbell.


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Posted Dec 14, 2013 @ 8:59 PM

I thought she looked familiar, but I couldn't place her. I sporadically watched once they got rid of the original MMPR
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Posted Dec 19, 2013 @ 9:48 AM

So... The Power Rangers were on NFL AM.

 

Gives us the confirmation of the Grunt names.


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Posted Dec 24, 2013 @ 9:01 AM

https://www.youtube....h?v=vgSZDHdEiPw

 

This is the Columbus Short interview.


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Posted Feb 8, 2014 @ 11:41 AM

Power Rangers Dino Charge coming in 2015.


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