Power Rangers

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

  1. Mark_Nguyen

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    The ToQger mecha was a giant pan flute. I was always half expecting Gheorge Zamfir to show up for a guest role.

    Granted, actors in giant robot suits tend to look a lot better in motion, and the above pics are of the toys (?). Perhaps they'll do one of those things where the big robot morphs into a more streamlined version for a minute or something.

    Back to Christmas, I agree that in general these holiday themed episodes are take-em-or-leave-em in terms of continuity. I just found it frustrating that this one had a payoff for Chase that wasn't a payoff at all. And how'd the rest of the gang not know what his picture-present was? How'd he get them all to take that group shot? Who was taking the picture, Keeper?

    Ah, the magic of Christmas..

    Mark
     
  2. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Stack the cubes, stab it with the sword, and unfold them to form Jyuoh King. Sword can then be pulled out (without helmet attached) and used as the weapon.


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  3. Christopher

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    Ugh. I don't care for these boxy Zords (or mecha or whatever) they've been using in recent years.
     
  4. Saga

    Saga Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    well the toy looks awful. maybe the on screen suit will look better. ranger suits look alright.
     
  5. Samurai8472

    Samurai8472 Vice Admiral Admiral

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    Minecraft is popular though.

    Can't blame them for trying to jump on the bandwagon.
     
  6. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    ^"Popular" does not equal "good." I'm not required to abandon my dislike of something just because it's popular.
     
  7. Cyke101

    Cyke101 Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    I'm usually surprised whenever Sentai hops onto a bandwagon: the Matrix (Timeranger), Harry Potter/Lord of the Rings (Magiranger), trading cards (Goseiger), One Piece (Gokaiger). I suppose Minecraft had to come up eventually.
     
  8. Mr. Adventure

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    Minecraft with an Angry Bird on top...
     
  9. Takeru

    Takeru Fleet Captain Fleet Captain

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    Yeah, but "unpopular" doesn't equal "bad" either. I'm not in love with the zords but I see where they're coming from, Minecraft is super popular with kids, these cube zords could sell like crazy.

    But it doesn't really affect me, I usually stop paying attention during zord fights anyway, in most episodes they feel tacked on after the monster has been defeated. As long as the story and ground fights are good I'm in.
     
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  10. Christopher

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    Don't forget Go-onger mimicking Pixar's Cars. Oh, and Megaranger copying a lot from Star Trek, complete with a spaceship that looked like the Defiant.


    My point is that popular/unpopular doesn't matter when I'm talking about my own personal likes and dislikes, which are strictly my own. I'm not saying other people aren't allowed to be okay with it, I'm just expressing my own personal opinion.
     
  11. Cyke101

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    I knew I missed one! (primarily because I never had, and will continue to not have, an interest in Pixar's Cars).

    Ah, yes. I don't remember much from Megaranger, but I do remember PRiS using an interface that seemed very much like LCARS, at least in terms of physical props.
     
  12. Christopher

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    "One More Energem" was kind of a cluttered season finale. Kendall finally became the Purple Ranger, but it was pretty incidental in a story that was more about Tyler being heroic out of costume and having a final confrontation with Sledge -- which was resolved way too easily. Still, Brennan Meija did some nice acting here, and I liked the farewell-through-the-closing-doors moment with Shelby.

    So I guess Sledge and his minions are out of the picture now? I guess I was right about the Heckyl character becoming the main bad guy next season, although it seems he has a more monstrous form than we saw before.
     
  13. Samurai8472

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    Better look at everything.

    JuouEagle does do a form change to JuouGorilla. His mask flips up

    Juoh Changer
    Like a Rubik's Cube, the Juoh Changer will have to be rotated to activate its 3 modes.
    Henshin Mode : Press the red button, rotate the cube to form the face of the animals and open it to transform. The transformation sound will be some rythmed "Ha ! Ha ! Ha !".
    Shokan Mode : To summon the Juoh Cubes, press the yellow button and rotate the Changer to form the cube. The Changer can say the name of all 6 animals.
    Gattai Mode : To form JuohKing, press the blue button and rotate the Changer to form the head of the robot. The Changer will shout : San (3), Ni (2), Ichi (1), JuohKing !
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    Juoh Buster
    The side weapon of all Juohger will composed of 2 cubes.
    The red cube will form the sword mode with its Juoh Slash attack, and the blue cube will form the gun mode with its Juoh Shoot attack.
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    Eagrizer
    JuohEagle's personal weapon. It can turn into a whip.
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    Cube Kirin
    Cube Kirin is a numberless giraffe that will serve as JuohKing's bazooka.
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    Cube Elephant
    JuohElephant's personnal mecha. It can combine to Juoh King to form JuohKing 1-2-4.
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    Cube Tiger
    JuohTiger's personnal mecha. It can combine to Juoh King to form JuohKing 1-5-3.
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    JuohGorilla & Cube Gorilla
    JuohEagle's second mecha. To control it, JuohEagle will have to mode change into JuohGorilla by moving up the face of his helmet. His eagle symbol on his torso will also turn into a gorilla.
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    JuohWild
    JuohWild is the robot composed of Cube Elephant, Tiger and Gorilla. His weapon is a small gatling gun but it can also launch its fists to attack its opponents.
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  14. Christopher

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    Wow, those are ugly Zords. And the cube-based sword-gun seems cumbersome.

    Interesting that the giraffe is called Cube Kirin. Kirin is actually the Japanese word for the qilin, a mythical creature from Chinese lore, but it's been the Asian name for giraffes ever since Zheng He's globe-spanning trade voyages during the Ming Dynasty brought giraffes back to China. There was a KirinRanger and his Mythical Chi Beast Star-Kirin in Dairanger, but that was based on the mythical creature (they called it the Griffin Thunderzord in Power Rangers). Odd to have the same name applied to Zords representing two different animals, one mythical and one real.
     
  15. Hound of UIster

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    It's actually a deliberate policy at Toei-Bandai-TVAsahi to try and ape what is popular currently. Ninninger for example was their attempt at cashing in on the domestic popularity of Yokai Watch (which seems to have abated).
     
  16. Stephen!

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    If "Oh" means "King" in Japanese, calling it JuOh King would seem rather redundant.
     
  17. Samurai8472

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  18. Christopher

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    ^Okay, now I'm imagining the Megazord fighting a giant Tom Cruise.

    Nahh... on second thought, more likely he'd just free-climb it.
     
  19. Cyke101

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    They could always recruit someone like Samuel L. Jackson for a post-credits scene.

    Tommy: Who the hell are you?
    Jackson: I'm here to talk to you about the Power Ranger Initiative.

    FADE OUT
     
  20. Mr. Adventure

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    I'm getting a rare urge to have a cube steak...