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Old March 20 2011, 06:25 PM   #301
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Well, I guess I'm back to watching again for now, since they seem to be starting an arc with this Deker guy. At least the Shinkenger stories they're adapting are starting to get interesting even if the execution remains weak. And it's weird that this villain (?) is being played by Ricardo Medina, Jr., the Wild Force Red Ranger. I mean, we've had former Ranger actors come back to do villainous voice roles before, but as of today's episode, Deker took a human form and Medina appeared on camera. I think that's a first, having a former Red Ranger (or any core Ranger) return in a different on-camera role.

One thing from Shinkenger that I'm not at all fond of is the Zord design. These are just about the clunkiest-looking Zords and Megazords I've ever seen. I wasn't fond of the Cars-inspired googly-eyed Zords of Go-onger/RPM, but these aren't any better.

Also, what's with the villains? I've just realized that 6-7 weeks in, I barely have any idea which of those monsters on the boat is the main villain. I've figured out that his name is Master Xandred and he's the red guy with batwing-like thingies sticking out of the sides of his head, but he's barely a noticeable presence in the Sanzu barge scenes because he's usually just sitting around moaning about his headaches and taking medicine. There seems to be a lot more focus on the other villains. Xandred just doesn't come across as an imposing antagonist at all. At least Rita Repulsa only got her headaches after actually doing something that was thwarted by the Rangers. This guy's a frickin' hypochondriac. (Although I gather his Shinkenger counterpart is actually guzzling saki, not medicine, so it's a tossup whether a hypochondriac is a more ineffectual villain than an alcoholic.)
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Old March 20 2011, 06:44 PM   #302
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Tzachor may be the 'managing EP' for PR now, but he's full of crap; his word alone can't erase/expunge 8 seasons' worth of material from the PRU, particularly since he wasn't around during any of those 8 seasons.
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Old March 20 2011, 06:47 PM   #303
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One thing I will say about copying Shinkenger 90% of the time. Shinkenger had a serious problem with it's main villain sitting on his butt moaning that he was stuck in the Sanzu river.

He'd drink his saki and grunt as Dayuu or Shitari introduced the monster of the day. Then he would sit down.

That's probably the only thing I wish Samurai would improve upon instead of being a slave to the footage.
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Old March 20 2011, 06:55 PM   #304
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Wait. This show is still on?
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Old March 20 2011, 06:59 PM   #305
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Wildforce was still under Saban after ABC Kid's picked it up.

Ninja Storm was when the change over was complete(New Zealand)
Wrong, Disney bought PR when Time Force was in post-production and Wild Force in pre-production, Wild Force was still produced in California by MMPR Productions, but it was a Disney season. Not a single scene of Wild Force was filmed while Saban was in charge, pretty much the only thing that was done under Saban is the logo and the WF trailer at the end of Time Force.

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Old March 20 2011, 07:05 PM   #306
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Oh that's right. I remember the original trailer song and then it changing over to the one normally heard

Original

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOX5YGdbkRM

The default theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKWKPKAobPg
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Old March 20 2011, 07:29 PM   #307
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Yeah, Saban kept his music library, that's why the original Wild Force theme couldn't be used, at least not without paying Saban.
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Old March 20 2011, 09:22 PM   #308
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Oh that's right. I remember the original trailer song and then it changing over to the one normally heard

Original

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOX5YGdbkRM

The default theme

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UKWKPKAobPg
Well, I'd call that trading upward. The original theme wasn't very good.
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Old March 21 2011, 07:22 PM   #309
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so why was there a year break between rpm and samuari ?
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Old March 21 2011, 07:26 PM   #310
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Disney cancelled PR.
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Old March 21 2011, 11:35 PM   #311
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those bastards . So saban bought it back and is doing samurai . well I have missed about the first 5 episode and there nowhere to watch on line . So I will continue to watch the show and wait for a marathon sometime soon . all so looked at you tube today for samurai episode not a one but saw some of the japanese orginals samuari
clips . looking forward to the GOLD ranger . and will we see a battleizer in this series
or a crossover with rpm ?

also watched FOREVER RED AND FADE TO BLACK . loved those episode tomarrow I may watch mmpr green ranger series love the dinosword.
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Old March 21 2011, 11:39 PM   #312
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those bastards . So saban bought it back and is doing samurai . well I have missed about the first 5 episode and there nowhere to watch on line . So I will continue to watch the show and wait for a marathon sometime soon . all so looked at you tube today for samurai episode not a one but saw some of the japanese orginals samuari
clips . looking forward to the GOLD ranger . and will we see a battleizer in this series
or a crossover with rpm ?

also watched FOREVER RED AND FADE TO BLACK . loved those episode tomarrow I may watch mmpr green ranger series love the dinosword.
You can watch them online on the nickelodeon website.
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Old March 22 2011, 05:02 AM   #313
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they had from fish out a water to the one's from this last weekend . I still think I am missing one or two episode's . Now I miss skull and I don't like spike to much of an idot. SKULL & BULK reminded me of those two clowns that were in HIDDEN FORTRESS
which was a great samurai movie . I do like the cast of this new group and the mentor kinda reminds me of the guy who was red ninja storm ranger .
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Old March 22 2011, 05:07 AM   #314
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^ Looks like they're missing the premiere.
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Old March 22 2011, 06:31 AM   #315
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those bastards .
Disney basically threw Power Ranger's away once they got their hands on Marvel's more richer assortment of heroes.


Saban also criticized the Power Rangers most recent owner, saying Disney “did not develop the property and exploit it in the way that it deserves.”
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