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Old May 20 2010, 03:53 AM   #76
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Re: Saban re-acquires rights to 'Rangers'

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Even when Sentai can be downright silly at times it can totally pull out the kickass moments and dramatic moments

take for instance the green ranger actually dying.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OsUCa0iBFoc

The red ranger and green ranger were actually brothers

Or Abarekiller's death

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Do4-mYGKIo
The 1st one seems pretty heartfelt & interesting. If you could do death at all on an American kids show, this is the way to do it.

As for the 2nd one, damn that's a bloody death scene. You can't even do that kind of gory death on an adult series on American network TV.
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Old May 20 2010, 03:57 AM   #77
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But my point is that Super Sentai got along for half its existence without there being such a thing as Power Rangers, so there's no reason to believe that its viability in Japan would be affected by what happens to its American adaptation.
Well, no, obviously. But not knowing the current state of Sentai, I wasn't sure if, perhaps, ABC's decision came from a new lack of Sentai footage or something.

BTW, when Saban takes over the series again, I'd like to see them release a new, complete soundtrack album. There were a bunch of great songs that never made it to CD. I'm especially fond of the Piranhatron's theme. Plus, the Turbo: A Power Rangers Movie soundtrack is out of print & expensive.
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Old May 20 2010, 01:01 PM   #78
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Well, no, obviously. But not knowing the current state of Sentai, I wasn't sure if, perhaps, ABC's decision came from a new lack of Sentai footage or something.
Oh, okay. Well, Super Sentai is still going strong; they're already into their second season post-Go-onger. ABC/Disney's decision to end PR was due to purely domestic factors such as ratings. As suggested above, it may have something to do with Disney's merger with Marvel, giving them ownership of another action franchise with which to cater to the young male market, so that they didn't need Power Rangers anymore.
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Old May 21 2010, 12:43 AM   #79
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I'm not worried about the Sentai genre but rather about some fringe shows:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LmCS0Zlesyg

Not sure if Saban would ever touch that.
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Old May 21 2010, 04:00 AM   #80
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New Power Rangers press release from bandai jp

http://www.bandai.co.jp/press/images/3/56874.pdf

Not so much, but is an official document from bandai, which is now. Explains that Bandai America has a "World Wide" License in play for the new Power Rangers series.
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Old May 21 2010, 01:25 PM   #81
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^Coulda saved me a click if you'd mentioned that the press release is in Japanese. Any chance you could give a more complete translation?
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Old May 21 2010, 08:49 PM   #82
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Just out of curiosity, does this mean they are still gonna be filming down under? I know that was done to save a few pennies (or so I was told) but will Saban keep it up do you reckon?
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Old May 21 2010, 09:18 PM   #83
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Still waiting for the american version of cutie honey...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTjIR1ysXEQ
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Old May 21 2010, 09:58 PM   #84
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Just out of curiosity, does this mean they are still gonna be filming down under? I know that was done to save a few pennies (or so I was told) but will Saban keep it up do you reckon?
Well, for what it's worth, Saban produced the first Power Rangers movie in Australia, and also shot a number of MMPR episodes there while the movie was in production. So there's precedent.
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Old May 21 2010, 11:28 PM   #85
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Still waiting for the american version of cutie honey...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wTjIR1ysXEQ
GARO!

Do you have what it takes to audition and be the next Power Ranger actor?

http://heropower.livejournal.com/186280.html

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y0tFxbgxuMs

Interestingly enough, the original casting sheet at Actors Access has been re-released today, with a short note of thanks about interest in the project:

"Thank-you for the wonderful response on this project! It has been great hearing from everyone. If you have not submitted, please continue to do so. I will be scheduling auditions for LA next week and will begin seeing talent the first week of June and through-out the month. I will hold one casting day in San Diego."
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Old May 22 2010, 07:40 AM   #86
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I gave up watching Power Rangers the first time when they went into space, ended up watching again around 2001, was surprised how much I enjoyed it still after 7? years of indifference, ended up spending the next few years in a string of shitty situations where TV watching wasn't an option, and have only realy started to re-kindle my taste for the show when I found my Power Ranger trading cards last week, which leads to my question of where a good place to start re-watching from would be?

and as to the early stuff and sexy actresses, check out the episode where Trini's doll comes to life
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Old May 22 2010, 12:51 PM   #87
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Garo would be awesome, I agree.

One problem is that it would be a real problem to adapt it for children...

Both Cutie Honey och Garo do have the advantage of the awesome Mark Musashi in the cast

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDVu_nwmyd8
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Old May 22 2010, 02:47 PM   #88
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I gave up watching Power Rangers the first time when they went into space, ended up watching again around 2001, was surprised how much I enjoyed it still after 7? years of indifference, ended up spending the next few years in a string of shitty situations where TV watching wasn't an option, and have only realy started to re-kindle my taste for the show when I found my Power Ranger trading cards last week, which leads to my question of where a good place to start re-watching from would be?
Sounds like you stopped at the end of Power Rangers Turbo and skipped Power Rangers in Space. That was a mistake. PRiS was the culmination of the initial 6-year "Angel Grove saga," the climax of everything that came before. After it, they switched to doing a different team and different story every year. PRiS was the best of the initial six seasons, and its finale "Countdown to Destruction" is in many ways the franchise's finest hour. So if you missed PRiS the first time around, that's definitely where you want to start catching up.
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Re: Saban re-acquires rights to 'Rangers'

You know, I... 'acquired' the first 6 seasons, the ones I watched as a kid, recently and... they've just sat on my drive. Unwatched. I tried to watch one or two, but not even my impressive nostalgia-drive could get me through how kiddie-silly-lame the show really sadly was. It just doesn't hold up like BTAS or Real Ghostbusters.

Still, glad to see the true owners recover such and rescue it from the clutches of the Mouse. Always a good thing. The mouse is evil.
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You know, I... 'acquired' the first 6 seasons, the ones I watched as a kid, recently and... they've just sat on my drive. Unwatched. I tried to watch one or two, but not even my impressive nostalgia-drive could get me through how kiddie-silly-lame the show really sadly was. It just doesn't hold up like BTAS or Real Ghostbusters.
Did you start at the beginning? The first season is pretty dreadful, with only the likeable cast to redeem it. But it gets more worthwhile later on. Try watching from the start of season 2, and if that doesn't catch your fancy, jump to season 3. Or find an episode guide and focus only on the important "arc" episodes (such as they are) in the first few seasons. Most of it was pretty disposable in the early years; later on, with a different storyline each season and fewer episodes per year, the ratio of arc to filler increased.
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