Power Rangers

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  1. Chris3123

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    That was episode 38, "A Bad Reflection on You". Only four putties became rangers; the Monster of the Week, Twin Man, took the form of the Red Ranger.

    This episode was just a couple episodes after "The Green Candle", where Tommy lost his powers, so he isn't in it.

    February 7.
     
  2. timothy

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    very cool thanks on all that. currently still in the 20's but I am enjoying the rewatch.
     
  3. Samurai8472

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    The series is coming back rebranded as "Power rangers Super Samurai"

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

    We'll see the introduction of the bull zord,shogun armor, shark armor and the gigazord formation

    The promo also let slip the female Samurai Red Ranger that will debut in a future storyline(Sticking close to the Shinkenger storyline)
     
  4. Takeru

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    I didn't see her, where is she?:confused: Somewhere in the background?
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    Shinkenger footage on the left and Samurai ranger promo

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    Considering how closely Samurai is mirroring Shinkenger I think this might be from the finale

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  6. timothy

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    very cool how many episode till the finale? and, will there be a second season for samuari?
     
  7. DigificWriter

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    ^ Internally, Super Samurai IS Samurai's second season, which is supposed to have 20 episodes.
     
  8. Chris3123

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    Oops! Sorry, timothy, I accidentally gave you date it began airing last year. It's actually coming back on the 18th, not the 7th.
     
  9. Takeru

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    More like the second half of the same season that pretends to be its own thing with a new title and a power up that was cut out of the first half.

    Saban and Nickelodeon call it a new season, but let's be honest, that's only happening for marketing reasons, it's the same team fighting the same villain group based on the same sentai. There's nothing new seasony about it, a new zord, new villain and some sort of armor are just the regular mid season upgrades.
     
  10. Christopher

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    ^Well, technically, for several years starting with Zeo, the transition from one Sentai-series adaptation/series title to another happened in the middle of the broadcast season, so each distinct series -- Zeo, Turbo, in Space, Lost Galaxy, etc. -- was split across two seasons with a big gap in the middle. So it seems like Saban is just returning to the way it used to handle the series, although it put the gap in the winter instead of the summer.
     
  11. Agent Richard07

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    I wanted to see what the new Power Rangers series was going to be called, but saw that his is the first one in a long time that will run for two years.
     
  12. Samurai8472

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    Scans from Toei Max

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  13. timothy

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    very cool.
     
  14. DigificWriter

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    I'm not sure if you guys are using the term 'season' in TV terms or production terms, but I'm talking in production terms. Saban is treating Samurai and Super Samurai the same way they did MMPR, with PRS being equivalent to MMPR S1, and PRSS being equivalent to MMPR S2. I personally think it is stupid given that they've never before used a single Sentai series as source material for two seasons, nor have they ever had PR seasons that are only 20 episodes long, but that's what they've chosen to do.
     
  15. Christopher

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    ^Well, sure, it's not exactly the same. What I'm saying is that, for instance, the 1996-7 broadcast season contained the second half of Zeo and the first half of Turbo, the '97-'98 season was the second half of Turbo and the first half of PRiS, etc. I'm not sure how the production seasons broke down, but each series was split into two half-seasons, the first half in the spring (i.e. midseason of one broadcast year) and the second in the fall (i.e. the start of the next broadcast season).
     
  16. DigificWriter

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    You've just described typical TV production operation procedures. However, that is not what we are dealing with in the case of Power Rangers Super Samurai.

    What we ARE dealing with is a scenario wherein Saban has chosen to use a single Sentai series - Shinkenger - to create two full - and completely separate - seasons.

    According to Saban's official and internal production statistics, Power Rangers Super Samurai will premiere on the 18th of this month as the 20th season of Power Rangers, following the MMPR Reversioning (Season 18) and Power Rangers Samurai (Season 19).
     
  17. Christopher

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    What? Not at all. Typically a season starts in the fall, takes a break in the winter, then resumes in the spring. What I'm saying is that the different Power Rangers series were out of sync with that cycle, so that a given broadcast season (starting in fall, ending in summer) contained the back half of one PR series in its first half, and the first half of the next PR series in its second half. I know it's a bit tricky to follow.


    I never said it was. I just cited a similar practice they used in the past. I understand perfectly well how the current situation is different from that one, but I thought it was worth acknowledging the similarities, in order to suggest that the precedent might offer some insight into why Saban was taking this distinct yet related approach now.
     
  18. DigificWriter

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    ^ Hmm. I don't really see any similarities at all between what you described and what Saban is currently doing, but that might be because we've never ever had a season of PR - or any Saban show, for that matter - that only consisted of 20 episodes, the final two of which were clip shows (as was the case with Samurai).

    As an aside, my distaste/dissatisfaction with the stance Saban has taken means that, for me, PRS and PRSS will be counted as a single season (Season 18). This is the same stance I take with regards to MMAR, which I count as part of MMPR S3.
     
  19. Christopher

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    Umm... the fact that a given series/incarnation was split into two distinct segments with a long gap between them, and that those two segments belonged to different seasons?

    The main difference being, of course, that on FOX we got two half-series in each broadcast year, so that each distinct series still fell within a single 12-month (or actually 9-month) span; whereas in this case, the first season of Samurai was February to December 2011 and the second begins this February, so the episodes are more widely distributed.

    The season lengths these days are shorter than they were back then. The thing to remember is that PR used to be aired five days a week on FOX. Now it's a once-a-week show, and it's long been typical for weekly television series to have seasons of 22-24 episodes, if not fewer. Plenty of cable series these days air only 13 episodes per year. Having 24 episodes in the first season and 20 in the second may be an unusual approach for Power Rangers, but it's well within the norm for weekly TV series in general.


    I've never seen it counted any other way. Every episode guide I know of lists MMAR as the last 10 episodes of season 3. A legitimate case can be made for treating it as a distinct phase of the series, but that doesn't translate to being a distinct season in any technically valid sense.

    In this case, though, we have one set of episodes aired in 2011 and another set starting one year later in 2012. Regardless of when and how they were produced, blocks of episodes that are aired a year or more apart are, by definition, broadcast in two different seasons.
     
  20. DigificWriter

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    Apparently, Samurai has 22 eps; Clash of the Red Rangers belongs, story-wise, to Super Samurai, although I believe that Saban considers it to be separate from both it and PRS.
     

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