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Old December 18 2010, 01:30 AM   #121
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Are they going to Somalia?
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Old December 18 2010, 11:27 AM   #122
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Good God?! Is this still on?

What I never got about Power Rangers is why they always waited till the end to Morph into that big bad-ass robot and just step on the villian and be done with it.
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Old December 18 2010, 03:25 PM   #123
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What I never got about Power Rangers is why they always waited till the end to Morph into that big bad-ass robot and just step on the villian and be done with it.
It's about honor as a martial artist -- you don't use any more force than you need to, don't escalate a combat until you're forced to. Maybe it ties in with the post-WWII Japanese mentality toward military force, that it must only be for self-defense and never for aggression. But it's also a fairly universal principle of the ethical use of force, that you don't initiate an escalation. As it was phrased in Babylon 5, "Never start a fight, but always finish one."

I suppose one could also assume that a Megazord battle creates the risk of extensive property damage and is thus a last resort, although that became less evident in the Power Rangers version after 9/11/01, when all the Sentai footage of buildings being destroyed in the Megazord battles got cut out. Or one could assume that it creates a serious power drain for the Rangers or the source of their technology and/or magic, and thus needs to be kept on reserve for when it's absolutely necessary.

Of course, in reality, it's about keeping to the formula of the show and making sure you don't resolve the crisis until the half-hour is nearly over.

The conceit that always bugged me in early Power Rangers was that the only people who did know their secret identities were the villains. In that case, what's the point of having secret identities? And why don't the villains just kill them in their sleep?
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Old December 18 2010, 07:02 PM   #124
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The villains were never smarter than an average bear.
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Old December 23 2010, 11:07 PM   #125
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Two minute preview for Power Ranger Samurai

http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/power-rangers-clip.html

And for comparison sakes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS7Cq8Fm4PA
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Old December 23 2010, 11:16 PM   #126
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I had trouble getting the video on the Nick site to play -- it was okay but posterized at first, but just as the Rangers announced themselves, it became random blobs of color.

And come on, "Sneak Peak?" It continually amazes me how many people forget how the word "peek" is spelled when it's prefaced by "sneak." Though not as much as it amazes me how little interest supposedly professional websites have in proofreading.

As for what little I saw and heard of the preview, it seems there is an effort to emulate elements of MMPR -- the background music when the Rangers first arrived evoked the MMPR theme, and their henshin phrase is the rather boring "Go go Samurai," evoking the MMPR theme's lyrics.
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Old December 23 2010, 11:42 PM   #127
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Samuraizer?
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Old December 23 2010, 11:58 PM   #128
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Moogers?
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Old December 25 2010, 04:23 AM   #129
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Old December 25 2010, 04:28 AM   #130
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I'll be looking forward to this season coming next year. I can't wait.
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Old December 25 2010, 02:31 PM   #131
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Old December 25 2010, 03:50 PM   #132
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Two minute preview for Power Ranger Samurai

http://www.nick.com/videos/clip/power-rangers-clip.html

And for comparison sakes

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kS7Cq8Fm4PA
The original Japanese is superior, in my opinion. Has more style and personality to it. the PRS version looks bland and generic.
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Old December 25 2010, 08:32 PM   #133
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I like this version of the japanese team better, Kaoru kicks Takeru's ass.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yc2uKQzZhyw
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Old December 25 2010, 08:55 PM   #134
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the rather boring "Go go Samurai,"
Yeah, not imaginative at all. A minor quibble, though. And it's more than made up by them keeping the Sentai henshin devices and how they're operated (painting the symbol in the air).

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Samuraizer?
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Moogers?
As silly as those terms sound, they fit right in with their predecessors.
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Old December 26 2010, 01:44 AM   #135
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Goukaiger's first trailer aired after the current series Goseiger's episode 45

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NKSaraALbcg
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