Power Rangers

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

  1. Christopher

    Christopher Writer Admiral

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    Looks like Heckyl is merged with a more monstrous villain. I wonder how that will play out.

    And let's see, are we up to eight Rangers now? There's Tyler, Shelby, Koda, Riley, Chase, Ivan, Prince What'sisname, and now Kendall. So that means there are two more to go. I wonder who they'll be.
     
  2. Samurai8472

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    The annual press conference showing off the next new sentai is on this weekend

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    Demo of the DX mecha



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    The leader (in white) Ginis.


    From left to right : Azard (the purple cube monster), Cuval (the big head monster) and Nalia (the green monster).
     
  3. Christopher

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    So... cubes. Lots of cubes. Soooo many cubes.
     
  4. Christopher

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    Dino Super Charge began today with "When Evil Stirs." As expected, they're bringing back Heckyl from last season as the main villain, but it turns out he transforms into a more monstrous personality called Snide (a play on Jekyll and Hyde). Snide bears a strong resemblance to Zeltrax from the previous dinosaur-themed series, Dino Thunder, because his costume is that of a one-shot villain from the Kyoryuger vs. GoBusters movie, a character who was a reincarnation of Geildon, the Abaranger character that Zeltrax was based on. Whether there's any connection between Snide and Zeltrax remains to be seen, though it seems unlikely, given their backstories. It's interesting that they'd base the villain for the whole season on a one-shot monster from Super Sentai -- but then, Sledge was a wholly original monster with no SS counterpart at all.

    It's interesting to note that the movie in question is not only a team-up with the GoBusters team, but also features all three dinosaur-themed teams, including the Zyurangers and the Abarangers. So I wonder if they used this villain because they plan to use footage from the movie later this season and possibly bring back some MMPR and Dino Thunder cast members. Although if they did plan that, I imagine we'd have heard something about it already. And that movie also introduced the ToQgers, so it features both of the teams that Saban has chosen not to adapt.
     
  5. Chris3123

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    Anyone else recognize the actor who played Shelby's dad? He's the same actor who played Colonel Truman on RPM. (He also voiced Zeltrax on DT and played the past head of the Wind Ninja Academy in Ninja Storm's "A Samurai's Journey").

    I like how they delved a bit more into Koda's past, actually revealing his discovery.

    The scene where Koda returned to the empty base made me wonder: where the heck is Keeper all the time we don't see him there (which is most of the time)? He seems to only show up when it's convenient.
     
  6. Christopher

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    I thought that was James Gaylyn, but I wasn't sure.
     
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  8. Christopher

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    I find it an odd choice. It feels like another example of Hollywood's perennial habit of whitewashing Asian characters. Although the main Ranger cast in the movie is already quite ethnically diverse, and 80 percent of them have a different ethnicity than the original portrayers -- Zack is Asian, Trini is Latina, Billy is black, and Kimberly is Anglo-Indian. So maybe I should give them the benefit of the doubt. After all, I suppose getting the voice right is more important to the character. Plus, I don't think Carla Perez (who played Rita in original material in the show from the second season onward) was Asian anyway.

    Now, the big question is: Who will play Bulk and Skull?
     
  9. Awesome Possum

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    This movie is going to be so awful that it becomes brilliant. I really hopes Banks goes nuts with the performance and hams it up, I want over the top by Rita's standards.
     
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  10. Takeru

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    But Rita was never an asian character, she was an alien witch who was originally played by an asian actress.

    I don't think Banks is an odd choice at all, she can act, she can be campy and she's a big name actress and that's what the movie really needed.
     
  11. Samurai8472

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    Key and Peele?

    *runs*
     
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    I totally agree with this. I just read the news about Elizabeth Banks, and I got instantly excited. I can see her being a lot of fun to watch.
     
  14. Chris3123

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    Kevin Smith and Jason Mewes?
     
  15. Awesome Possum

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    Too old, to stay true to the formula we need a pair in their late 20s/early 30s to play teenagers.
     
  16. Starbreaker

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    Elizabeth Banks would have never crossed my mind, but I think she's going to be a great Rita. I was under the impression that this wasn't going to be a reboot, but if sources are saying she's playing Rita, then I hope we get to see Goldar, Zordon, and maybe some Zedd thrown in there.
     
  17. Christopher

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    Maybe they'll save Zedd -- and Tommy -- for the sequel.
     
  18. Tom Hendricks

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    Ivan Ooze has to be played by Oscar Isaac.
     
  19. Chris3123

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    I know they're too old, I was just running with the joke. :p
     
  20. Samurai8472

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    Three minute preview(rare we get something like this) for Zyuohger




    The TV Asahi website has updated with the following summary:


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    A King's Credential is a Cube with hidden power protected by the Zyuman. There are six King’s Credentials in total, which can transform into the Zyuoh Changer. When Yamato was a child, he helped a mysterious bird man who then gave him one of the King’s Credentials. While they are completely different worlds, Zyuland and the Earth are connected together by the Link Cube. The six King’s Credentials are the keys needed to open the Link Cube. — ⠀⠀⠀⠀