Hasbro's Power Rangers era and General Tokusatsu discussion

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  1. Christopher

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    Cool. I think Hurricaneger has my favorite henshin/roll call sequence in Sentai. Plus Nao Nagasawa!
     
  2. Samurai8472

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    What?! An "Abaranger 20 year" special too?!



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  3. Samurai8472

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    And just in time. My copy arrived yesterday

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  4. Christopher

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    Today’s the day! Tangent Knights 3: Gemini Ascendant, the epic conclusion to my tokusatsu-inspired full-cast audio drama trilogy from Graphic Audio, is now on sale as a download (with MP3 CD release to follow in mid-December).

    https://www.graphicaudio.net/tangent-knights-3-gemini-ascendant.html

    At the moment, it’s exclusively available at the above link, but it will soon become available at other audiobook sites such as Audible and Google Play. I’ll update links on my Tangent Knights page when the time comes. And I’ll update the page with annotations once I get a chance to listen to it myself and add the time codes.
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    I’m really happy that the complete trilogy is finally out, and I’m hoping I’ll get the chance to do a second "season" of Tangent Knights. But whether GraphicAudio asks for more depends on how well the first trilogy sells. So if you haven’t tried out Tangent Knights already, I hope you’ll give it a shot.
     
  5. Samurai8472

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    RUMOR

    There’s been some rumblings on social media that Jason David Frank has passed away

    Again. Rumor till confirmed
     
  6. Jax

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    Looks to be true...

    Rumours now saying it was suicide :(
     
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  8. M.A.C.O.

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    I don’t want to believe it. JDF means so much to so many fans. He’s been the face of the franchise for nearly 30 years.

    Rest In Peace, Sir. We love you and may the power protect you.

     
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  9. Saul

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    Awfully sad news. He was the face of the franchise. The green and white rangers were the coolest.
     
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  11. JD

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    Damn, this is really sad news. He was one of my favorite cast members of MMPR, and I know after that he went on to be huge part of the franchise. RIP.
     
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  14. M.A.C.O.

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    We don’t know all the details of his personal life, but from what has been released. JDF was in an understandably bad spot.

    His step-daughter died last year, his mother died this year in August and his wife (of 19 years) filed for divorce in October.

    TMZ has reported that his wife Tammie called the police around 5:00 am. She was concerned for his safety after the two had an argument in a hotel room. They were staying in separate rooms.

    Be warned about reading the following.
    Police discovered Frank in his hotel room in the bathroom after he had hung himself.

    Tammie Frank’s Instagram post:
    https://www.instagram.com/p/ClQD8hdMVRl/?igshid=Zjc2ZTc4Nzk=

    tammie_frank “The loss of my soulmate. Jason, I can’t go on without you! You are my world! Yes we had our struggles like any marriage. But months ago we both agreed it was worth saving. Deep conversations, vulnerability, forgiveness on both our parts. I am deeply lost, hurt and utterly destroyed. I lost my one and only true love. I am your forever “Firecracker” baby…till we’re together again.
     
  15. Samurai8472

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    What a horrible way to leave this plane of existence. He may have had a big ego and thought the franchise revolved around him but at least he didn't shun the franchise and embraced it


    Really nice tribute from the official Power Rangers Instagram account


    https://www.instagram.com/reel/ClRz2UQu5OS/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y=
     
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  16. JD

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    Damn, I was hoping it wasn't actually suicide. I guess once again this just shows that even being popular and successful doesn't always protect you from that kind of thing.
     
  17. Samurai8472

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    They're coming.

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    Teaser from this month's magazine for next months issue(end of December) for King-Ohger. I can make out the shoulder capes.
     
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  18. Christopher

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    Ooh, capes! Those are fun. I think the only previous teams with capes in their default form were Gorenger, JAKQ, Magiranger, and Lupinranger.

    Studying the helmet silhouettes, I get a sense that they might be bird-themed. If so, that'd make it the first fully bird-themed team since Jetman.
     
  19. Samurai8472

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    The creatures next year are bugs.

    From left to right it looks like:
    Dragonfly
    Butterfly
    Kabuto
    Bee
    Mantis.
     
  20. Christopher

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    Oh, that's right, I forgot they announced it was insect-themed.