Power Rangers

Discussion in 'Science Fiction & Fantasy' started by SG-17, Aug 7, 2010.

  1. Chris3123

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    While I see the resemblance, I don't think it's so bad. Besides, I think it's rather refreshing to have a mentor figure that's an actual in-the-flesh extraterrestrial (and not just a head on the wall like Gosei). We haven't had one of those since SPD.

    I usually don't bother when they air episodes online early, but I might make an exception this time.

    BTW, RangerCrew has uploaded a bunch of clips from the first episode on one of their Youtube channels.
     
  2. Cyke101

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    Finally saw it. A few notes (AND SPOILERS!):

    -We're only 1 episode in and the Rangers are already better developed as characters than the last two teams, and particularly Mega Force. They didn't seem generic cookie cutters or wannabe analogues of the originals.

    -Red, in particular, is a much better actor than the previous two, who seemed to be models first (it helps that he already had some good acting experience, such as an appearance on American Horror Story)

    -How awesomely grim is it to start the episode with the destruction of the Earth? That's pretty gutsy for an American kids' show, but in a way it evokes the premiere for Go-Busters, too. The upbeat nature of the episode and the vibrant colors in the museum overrode it, which is perfectly fine.

    -There's no samba to the morph (yay!) But it's only the first episode, so who knows? The samba might become routine later on.

    -Final battle of the episode was a bit short, but hey, that's fine for a first episode. And I liked how it twisted some tropes (e.g. accidentally morphing, not knowing how to handle the gun, etc)

    -With that said, I really like how fluid and fast the wirework was in this episode. It evokes some of the older PR shows like Time Force, without the overkill of some of the Disney seasons.

    -Only downside really -- the same sound effects they've been using since Dino Thunder, complete with the squeaky sounds and the generic laser sound. If they start reusing the same dollar store toy laser sounds that the Simpsons uses (and it's a comedy), I'm going to be pretty annoyed
     
  3. Samurai8472

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    I had an idea that a MOTW could cause the Rangers to dance when they don't want to.

    Then they master it and we get some kyoryuger footage.
     
  4. Christopher

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    I don't mind an alien mentor in principle... it's just that I hated the movie E.T. and its title character gives me the creeps, so I dislike the reminder.


    EDIT: Oh, hell... On my phone, using both Android and Chrome, the episode freezes at the end of the main titles and won't play any farther. And the screen is too small for me to see the picture that well anyway. I think I need reading glasses.
     
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  5. Cyke101

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    Oh good, there's another. Some days I think I'm the only one!
     
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  7. Samurai8472

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    Someone has died and he worries about the franchise image

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    :whatever:
     
  8. Cyke101

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    I really wish he wouldn't talk during somber news events. Someone died and their family is going to suffer. If Medina accidentally did it, he has to live with what he did. Jason Faunt had a much more suitable tweet.
     
  9. JD

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    Yeah, in a situation like this I think the reputation of the franchise should be the least of anybody's concerns.
     
  10. Mr. Adventure

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    What series was this from?
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  11. Cyke101

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    The second season, when Katy Repulsa challenged our heroes to a faceoff:

    http://imgur.com/JVlP5cl
     
  12. Mr. Adventure

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    Whoa, way more ambitious than my post! haha
     
  13. Stephen!

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    Maybe they'll get rid of Kyoryuzin's cockpit as well (and replace it with an American one) since it has it has "Kyoryuzin" on it.

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  14. Christopher

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    ^They've kept some of the original text from the Sentai shows without bothering to justify it, like some of the Goseiger cards in Megaforce season one (like "Seaick Brothers" being called "Sea Brothers" but the text clearly visible), or like in Super Megaforce where the RPM Zord clearly had "Engine Sentai Go-onger" written on the tires.
     
  15. Enterprise1701

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    Medina is not being charged; police continue to investigate. His lawyer says that it is an obvious case of self-defense.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/newsbeat/31125228
     
  16. Stephen!

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    Gold Ninninger with probably the most ridiculous "morpher" ever.

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  17. Mr. Adventure

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    Is that a cheeseburger? lol
     
  18. Chris3123

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    When I read that I assumed you had to have meant just in Sentai, as the PR exclusive Solar Morphers (the sunglasses) from Jungle Fury are tough to beat in that regard.

    But nope, this is a cheeseburger. A cheeseburger morpher. Wow. It looks like it supposed to be some kind of parody. It even makes Cam's guitar in Ninja Storm actually seem not ridiculous by comparison (though I assume that's not so crazy in the context of Hurricaneger... right?).
     
  19. Saga

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    lmao! Ninninger is gonna be awesome.
     
  20. Samurai8472

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    Ninja Cowboy.


    Let the awesomness sink in


    A guitar-playing, burger-using, bison-riding cowboy sheriff ninja.




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    Ninja Cowboy.


    Let the awesomness sink in