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Old May 20 2012, 05:57 PM   #601
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That's an incredibly limiting position to take, especially with regards to Power Rangers. By taking that position, you discount a number of things that are part of the fabric of the PRU's overall tapestry.
Do you have some examples? But please don't say Scorpion Rain.
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Old May 20 2012, 06:22 PM   #602
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^ I don't recall anything in RPM that explicitely indicates that it's meant to be set in the future other than the fact that Corinth is a domed city. Most of the Corinthian technology is analogous to what we have today, and the flashbacks - which, as noted, take place a year prior to the events of RPM proper - clearly conform to current tech.
Well, it would hardly be the first time that a work of fiction has portrayed the near to midrange future as almost identical to the present -- especially a low-budget production like Power Rangers that can't afford to populate an entire world with futuristic cars, fashions, props, etc. You can find plenty of episodes of shows like The Twilight Zone or The Outer Limits, or plenty of old B-movies, that are nominally set in the 1980s or 1990s but depict cars and phones and fashions and such that are straight out of the 1950s or '60s. '80s and '90s shows like Max Headroom and RoboCop: The Series were set some distance in the future (the latter was explicitly some distance into the 21st century according to a screen graphic at one point), but they're dated by their use of then-modern tech like big clunky cell phones and computers. More recently, ABC's Defying Gravity was allegedly set in 2052 but its producers made exactly zero effort to make its Earthbound scenes look any different from 2009. For that matter, Power Rangers SPD was explicitly set 20 years in the future, yet as I recall it looked pretty much like the present aside from the occasional alien hanging around.
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Old May 20 2012, 08:27 PM   #603
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That's an incredibly limiting position to take, especially with regards to Power Rangers. By taking that position, you discount a number of things that are part of the fabric of the PRU's overall tapestry.
Do you have some examples? But please don't say Scorpion Rain.
Billy (Blue MMPR Ranger) and Jen (Pink Time Force Ranger)'s last names. They are officially recognized as being Cranston and Scott, respectively, but they were never said in-show and were provided instead by officially recognized auxillary materials.

There are also other things that are recognized as being official parts of PR lore but were established out-of-show, but those are the two examples I could think of.
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Old May 21 2012, 11:22 PM   #604
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Operation overdrive question:


What season did rita and lord zed have a off spring?
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Old May 21 2012, 11:33 PM   #605
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Operation overdrive question:


What season did rita and lord zed have a off spring?
The pregnancy never happened on screen, most fans assume it was after Zeo when Rita and Zedd suddenly vanished and gave up their plans to conquer earth after destroying the royal family os the machine empire.
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Old May 31 2012, 09:49 AM   #606
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Linkara has finally posted the next entry in his History of Power Rangers series:

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(Yeah, he posted it a month ago, but I just noticed it.)
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Old June 1 2012, 12:29 AM   #607
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Whoever said that Thrax would've been concieved by regular means anyway? Would YOU like to push those horns through YOUR vagina?!

We was probably conjured up by various magical means during one of the earlier times Rita and Zed crossed their magical staves, if you know what I mean. FUnctionally an offspring, just not quite biological.

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Old June 12 2012, 12:28 AM   #608
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I'm surprised this hasn't been mentioned yet here:
Saban Brands' Power Rangers Megaforce to Premiere on Nickelodeon in Early 2013

The newest series marks 20 years for the Power Rangers franchise

Saban Brands will launch the newest version of Power Rangers, the number-one kids action series on television, with Power Rangers Megaforce . The all new series, which premieres in 2013, will deliver mega action, humor, excitement, and entertainment, in addition to the core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness, and helping others. Power Rangers Megaforce will air as Saban Brands celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise.

"Power Rangers continues to delight fans of all ages, even nearly 20 years after it was first introduced to kids across the world," said Elie Dekel, President of Saban Brands. "We are excited to continue the success we've experienced with our partnership with Nickelodeon and introduce fans everywhere to a MEGA- installment in 2013."

Power Rangers Megaforce introduces a plot line that is sure to captivate audiences with exciting new characters, villains, and high-octane action. The new series features Gosei, a supernatural guardian who for centuries, has protected the earth with his robotic aide, Tensou. But when the evil Warstar aliens begin their massive invasion, Gosei calls upon five teenagers with attitude to form the ultimate team...the Power Rangers Megaforce!

When the teens morph into Power Rangers, they gain superhuman strength, agility, and mastery over martial arts. In addition to defending earth against the Warstar aliens, other monstrous factions emerge to challenge the Megaforce Rangers. Under the leadership of a malevolent alien, toxic beasts rise from their slimy underground lair to attack the Earth and a ruthless robot army launches an offensive from their deep sea compound. In order to face these new threats, the Power Rangers Megaforce unlock powerful battle modes to fight their adversaries. Go Go Power Rangers! – fans can look forward to all new MEGA adventures in 2013.

Saban Brands' Power Rangers Megaforce
Saban Brands will launch the newest version of Power Rangers, the number-one kids action series on television, with Power Rangers Megaforce. The new series, which premieres in 2013, will deliver mega action, humor, excitement, and entertainment, in addition to the core themes of friendship, teamwork, fitness, and helping others. Power Rangers Megaforce will air as Saban Brands celebrates the 20th Anniversary of the Power Rangers franchise. The series will be helmed by Haim Saban, who created and produced the original Mighty Morphin Power Rangers series in 1993. Following its introduction, Power Rangers quickly became the most-watched children's television program in the United States. The series followed the adventures of a group of ordinary young people who "morphed" into superheroes. It was seen in more than 60 countries, translated into numerous languages, and was a mainstay in the most prominent international children's programming blocks. Power Rangers LLC, which licenses and merchandises the Power Rangers brand, is an affiliate of Saban Brands. For more information, visit www.powerrangers.com.
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Old June 12 2012, 05:26 AM   #609
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^So it's official, they're not skipping Gosei after all...I did sample the sentai when it came out, but never stuck with it. The first few eps were...boring. Didn't particularly care for the Gosei's angel guardian theme...
And the name ''Megaforce'' would've suited a future adaption of Go Busters better, but I guess there was no other alternative here (to downplay the angels angle).
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Old June 12 2012, 07:09 AM   #610
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i liked Goseiger. i know a lot of fans don't care for it but i thought it was a lot of fun. don't care what they do with it in the states...but i look forward to buying the toys.
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Old June 13 2012, 06:36 PM   #611
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Gokaiger won't be adapted. The claim was it is too hardcore for kids

http://blog.samuraicast.com/rangercr...ers-megaforce/

You may be wondering why Power Rangers Megaforce used Goseiger rather than Gokaiger, which was an ideal season based on the successful execution of the anniversary concepts. I wasn’t able to get a solid answer for this question. They believed that Gokaiger’s pirate theme was more focused for boys (rather than boys and girls) and the concepts of stealing and plundering were too hardcore for a young audience.

Well this sucks for people that wanted this season adapted
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Old June 13 2012, 06:38 PM   #612
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Frankly I couldn't get my head around the idea of pirate Power Rangers anyway. Pirates are the bad guys!
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Old June 13 2012, 06:41 PM   #613
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Forgive me but,I'm a little confused, since I just recently started watching Samurai...they're ending it this season and starting Megaforce next season?
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Old June 13 2012, 06:43 PM   #614
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Frankly I couldn't get my head around the idea of pirate Power Rangers anyway. Pirates are the bad guys!
Bah. Kids loved Pirates of the Carribean and its despicable hero, Captain Jack.
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Old June 13 2012, 07:30 PM   #615
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Forgive me but,I'm a little confused, since I just recently started watching Samurai...they're ending it this season and starting Megaforce next season?
Yes...that's the standard set forth by the sentai series. A different version each year, with different casts and story setups. Goseiger followed Samurai Sentai Shinkenger in Japan, then came Kaizuko Sentai GoKaiger last year, and this season its Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters.

Since next year is the Power Ranger's anniversary season, many were hoping that Saban would skip Goseiger and go straight to Gokaiger. But that excuse sounds pretty lame about dodging the pirate theme out of fear it wouldn't appeal to both boys and girls. The 5 Gokaigers weren't from Earth anyways, and were only outlaws in the Zangyack Empire.
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