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Old October 1 2013, 01:23 AM   #871
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Since two people have sent me private messages on the subject rather than responding in this thread, I can only assume that the links they're providing are to illegal downloads. Let me make it perfectly clear that I was NOT soliciting any such offers.
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Old October 1 2013, 03:54 AM   #872
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Shinkenger episode 1 is on youtube if you're interested

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfwtj-DbZSQ
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Old October 1 2013, 04:44 AM   #873
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i'm not sure if it is illegal. i remember reading something once that said Toei is well aware of sites like TV Nihon. they allow the site to operate since it taps into the english audience and gets them to buy the toys.
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Old October 1 2013, 08:18 AM   #874
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i'm not sure if it is illegal. i remember reading something once that said Toei is well aware of sites like TV Nihon. they allow the site to operate since it taps into the english audience and gets them to buy the toys.
That's right, when "Kamen Rider The First" got a dvd release in North America Toei contacted TV-Nihon and requested that they stop distributing the movie, they didn't say a peep about the hundreds of other movies and episodes. Toei knows exactly what's going on, the groups are not anonymous and while Toei won't publicly come out and say 'Watch fansubs" their lack of action in stopping them is telling, they silently approve because they're making money from them. Sentai and Kamen Rider are basically long commercials with an elaborate story, the money is made through the merchandise and that is promoted in the west via fansubs. Western fans importing japanese merchandise are obviously a minority but Toei and Bandai still make a profit.

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Since two people have sent me private messages on the subject rather than responding in this thread, I can only assume that the links they're providing are to illegal downloads. Let me make it perfectly clear that I was NOT soliciting any such offers.
See above, you can't look at this with a black/white, legal/illegal attitude, it's not that easy. Fansubs (I assume the links you got where about that) are technically illegal because they're not licenced but if the owner of the property is fine with it, is it still illegal or does it move into a gray area? This isn't Hollywood whining "they're stealing our monies!!!", Toei is more like "Pfft, whatever".
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Old October 4 2013, 06:03 AM   #875
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I saw RPM's Adelaide Kane in Goats last night and she was pretty good as David Duchovny's brief love interest. I also see that she'll be starring in a new series called Reign which starts on Oct. 17th. Seems that her post Power Rangers career is doing quite well.
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Old October 4 2013, 02:32 PM   #876
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^Good -- she deserves it.
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Old October 4 2013, 04:13 PM   #877
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Holy crap, that is her in "Reign." I knew the face but couldn't place it.

I'll be watching that, then.
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Old October 5 2013, 06:54 AM   #878
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She also had a recurring role on Teen Wolf this season.
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Old October 5 2013, 06:58 AM   #879
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Holy crap, that is her in "Reign." I knew the face but couldn't place it.
I had the same reaction when I saw a promo. I thought I knew her but couldn't place her either.

Someone started a thread on Reign here.
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Old October 5 2013, 08:15 PM   #880
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This week's Megaforce episode was much better than the last two. A little hokey, sure, but all the stuff about dreams and hope and the scenes with Emma inspiring the monster's victims were nice and heartwarming, and I even got a bit misty-eyed at the end. Plus there was a kitten in it.

Although plotwise it kind of fizzled -- that magic box was supposed to amplify a monster's power a hundredfold and make it unstoppable, but this monster was no tougher to beat than any previous one.
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Old October 5 2013, 09:22 PM   #881
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My god, Power Rangers is still around?

I remember when it first came out. I liked it so much I made my parents spend a lot of money to assemble Ultrazord. Then they changed the robots and I made my parents spend a lot of money to assemble Thunderzord! Then they changed the robots again and I figured out the game. I figured out I was being cheaply exploited for toy sales, and I was like 11.

How many different Power Rangers have there been by now, like 40?
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Old October 5 2013, 09:27 PM   #882
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I saw RPM's Adelaide Kane in Goats last night and she was pretty good as David Duchovny's brief love interest. I also see that she'll be starring in a new series called Reign which starts on Oct. 17th. Seems that her post Power Rangers career is doing quite well.

She was also at comic-con one year dressed as Wonder girl

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Old October 5 2013, 09:29 PM   #883
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How many different Power Rangers have there been by now, like 40?
There's probably been a little over 100 different rangers by now.
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Old October 5 2013, 09:30 PM   #884
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My god, Power Rangers is still around?

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How many different Power Rangers have there been by now, like 40?
The Japanese Super Sentai franchise is 38 years old and in its 37th distinct series. Its Power Rangers adaptation turned 20 just over a month ago and is currently on its 17th or 18th distinct series, depending on how you count them. (The 10-part Mighty Morphin Alien Rangers miniseries was actually the concluding arc of Mighty Morphin Power Rangers, but it's often counted separately.)

If you're asking how many individual people have been Power Rangers by now, that depends on how you count some of them, but as of the current series, the number is definitely over 100, though if you only count billed regular cast members, the figure might be in the low 90s.
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Old October 5 2013, 09:39 PM   #885
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How many different Power Rangers have there been by now, like 40?
The 20th season is currently airing and it features the 18th set of powers, I'm too lazy to count but there have been approximately 100 individual rangers so far, probably a few more.

The original japanese franchise is airing its 37th series this yearl, they have more than 200 individual heroes.
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