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Keep the people in Asia in your prayers… I didn’t realize how devastating it was until today


Just a kinda random fact: ABC Family has pulled Monday’s airing of the DinoThunder episode “Isn’t It Lava-ly” which involes the Megazord fighting the week’s monster in the ocean using a huge wave (the “hang ten” attack)… episodes of other ABC Family shows that involve ocean and water have been pulled from the January schedule as well…

This isn’t the first time current events have affected PR programming… the finale of Lost Galaxy, “Journey’s End” was going to air within days of the Shuttle Columbia explosion, but was pulled because in the finale, their space station crashed onto the surface of Mirinoi’s moon… also, the same episode were edited to remove scenes of suicide bombers who would cling on to buildings AND people and explode…
Last year, the Ninja Storm episode “Snip It, Snip It Good” was delayed for months becuase it had “war” related scenes… the episode was to air just after President Bush’s declaration of war.

Mesodon Simbang Gabi Apology

I LOVE MY MESODON MEGAZORD

Too bad we can only go to ONE SIMBANG GABI this year… though I did have fun driving around the HOLY ANGELS parking lot with no one around… lol







THE BACKLASH BEGINS

At Jonathan and Victoria’s website: www.jonathanbakerandvictoriafuller.com, Jonathan AND Victoria both post messages concerning their time on the race:

Jonathan’s post:
All of us have our faults. Unfortunately for me millions of viewers are getting to see mine each week. I do not abuse Victoria,
what you see is a heighten version of stress and obsession mix with medication for a sickness called Sarcoidosis. What was started as a Publicity Stunt turn in to an obsession to race and be first at any cost. This is a GAME and I set out to be the Villain to others not to Victoria. Victoria and I are working on our relationship to better our self and learn from our mistakes. I am taking full responsibly for my actions on screen. Please allow me to make the effort.

I am deeply saddened by the storyline that CBS went with. I am sorry for my actions, I am sorry to Victoria. Most all I am sorry to the Fans of the Amazing Race.

Jonathan


And Victoria’s post:
Don’t worry, I am fine. Its a TV show and not a true reflection of our relationship. We both over reacted.

Victoria

GO LONGHORNS

DAMN… THE PATRIOTS LOST?!?!? The last part of the game I saw was when the NE scored their 2nd TD… wow… very surprising… 28-29

Power Rangers DinoThunder Lost and Found in Translation

Watching LOST AND FOUND IN TRANSLATION again today… it made me realize that, yes it IS one of the season’s worst episodes, but really it was exactly like an episode from the early seasons of PR… it was so freakin’ stupid… the dubbed Japanese part…

Thank you DinoThunder!


yay, finally downloaded the ep… ill make caps after i finish hw 😀
well here’s four just for tonight… man… Conner and Kira would’ve made such a hot couple… Emmy and Elena agree with me, lol, and so do many other people… lol

Recap: Power Rangers DinoThunder, Episode 32 – Thunder Struck (Part 2)






POWER RANGERS: DINOTHUNDER
EPISODE 12-38: THUNDER STRUCK [PART TWO]

Okay first off, DinoThunder has been an amazing season. No matter what anyone says, it had the best writing, the best acting, the best production/special effects… no question, DT was just the best.

Okay… the Rangers and Hayley head back to the lab to find Elsa gone and the entire place trashed. Hayley used her a black box to find that Zeltrax had come to take Elsa. So for some reason they all go their separate ways since Ethan gets back in line for Asteroid Conquest where Angela is still waiting for him in line. Zeltrax unleashes his ZelZord (which by the way, doesn’t look like a zord and it has boobs). He blasts a mountain which gets a huge chunk just blown off. Unusually, Ethan gets a solo morphing sequence. It would’ve been nice to have the individual morphing sequences one last time. One of the things I’ve always wondered is why can’t they shell out a few more dollars to make morphing sequences that have all the rangers in them, instead of just individual ones that have to be squeezed and all that.

Too much Sentai footage, which I hate. Anyway, they arrive in downtown and Zeltrax sends the Triptoids (ewe) and they leave Trent to handle them as Tommy goes into the ZelZord to save Elsa and Conner, Kira, and Ethan pilot the megazord. Kira decides to go help Tommy save Elsa (again, Sentai footage sucks). The ZelZord is too powerful so Conner tells Ethan to pilot the Mesodon Megazord. Kira and Tommy fight triptoids and Zeltrax in the Zord. We get the final Tommy/Zeltrax battle as Kira takes Elsa back to the ground. Tommy joins them as they watch Ethan and Conner fight ZelZord. They use all the zords (minus Trent’s Dino Stegazord because there is no Sentai footage of that, by this time, AbareKiller (the White Ranger) has already died. The ZelZord still isn’t giving up, so Tommy tells Conner and Ethan to sacrifice the zords. They are all destroyed.

It seems Conner and Ethan didn’t escape in time, but of course they did. Conner says “So just like that, its over?” And Mesogog appears “Of course its not over.” Tommy tells Elsa to step aside and she goes behind a tank to find Devin and Cassidy filming the whole thing. They morph one last time to fight Mesogog who has just transformed into a really ugly bobblehead monster. It was really freaky looking. One last great morphed fight, and they finally pull out the Matrix-y special effects for the finale (very underused this season, maybe under 5 times). Conner weakens Mesogog a little using the Battlizer, but Mesogog multiplies. They combine the power of their DinoGems to create some sort of Dragon Dinosaur combo and it gobbles up Mesogog forever.

They demorph and they all feel “different.” The power of the DinoGems are gone. Cassidy, Devin, and Elsa come out from behind the tank. She tells them that the video of them will secure her career as a star journalist, but her friendship with them is more important and she gives Tommy the tape. Devin takes Cassidy in his arms as they go to the prom. Elsa, awkwardly turns and walks away as well. Conner, Kira, Ethan, Tommy, and Trent finally acknowledge that its over and they turn and walk the other way…

So its the Reefside High Senior Prom. Cassidy and Devin get out of a limo to what looks like a circus/movie premiere at the Pantheon or Lincoln Memorial. Hayley makes an appearance (where was she the whole time?) as Cassidy thanks her for helping with the Prom. Ethan is playing with his new Nintendo DS (in stores now) when Conner arrives with THE TREE BITCH! omg… big, huge mistake writers! Doug Sloan, what the hell were you smoking? Oh they dropped the freakin’ ball…… Ethan says? “The tree girl?” and Conner goes “Its what on the inside that counts?” Oh yeah Conner? well how about your best friend Kira, who is amazing on the inside, freakin’ hot on the outside, can sing, can fight, and is your friend who DIDN’T have a date?!?!?! Ugh, maybe with the team-up, we’ll see Conner and Kira married or something… then again… we didn’t see anything between Ninja Storm’s Dustin and Marah or Blake and Tori.

Anyway, Ethan goes to the prom with Angela, the girl at the theatre. Trent is upstairs with Tommy and Mercer. He says he’s attending Art School in the fall. Elsa comes down in a blue dress and Mercer asks is it would be okay if an old friend could dance with the new principal of the school. Tommy goes downstairs and onto the stage to introduce Kira who is performing the final song. Of course, Emma is looking hot and she sings another great song as we see clips from the season. Wow, what memories. And we end with a still shot of Kira, Ethan, and Conner. The 3 best Power Rangers ever.


I was disappointed, but excited, happy, and sad at the same time. Disappointed that we didn’t get more out of the episode, especially after an amazing Part 1 of Thunder Struck. Of course, I didn’t like Conner and Krista going to prom together, but what can you do. Power Rangers: DinoThunder has been the best season of the entire series. This season didn’t have the stupidness, the crappy special effects, the naiveness of the first few seasons. Doug Sloan and Ann Austen were able to write perfect stories (with a few crappy ones along the way) and present some of the best material in PR history. James Napier, Emma Lahana, and Kevin Duhaney were perfect. They led the best cast of any PR season with ease. Tommy was never my favorite Ranger, but it was good to see Jason David Frank and a piece of Ranger history involved in an amazing season. Jeffrey Parazzo is not a horrible actor, but he could’ve been better especially if Trent stayed evil. The supporting cast in Katrina Devine, Tom Hern, and Islay Johnston definitely added a lot. The special effects were amped up this season and improved a lot on Ninja Storm’s production.

Overall, DinoThunder has become one of my favorite shows of all time (I’d like to stress that I only mean DinoThunder and not Power Rangers as a whole.) If only they made a movie out of the season, I don’t want it to end!!!!


I’ll post caps maybe as late as tomorrow. So it looks like SPD is on its way… half dogs and half cats included.

Emma Lahana New Song


Emma Lahana, better known as Kira Ford, the Yellow DinoThunder Ranger, has a new song posted on her website: Just Words. Of course, another great song from her… so go download it 🙂 emmalanaha.com

I’d love to hear a duet with Emma and James Napier how great would that be? lol

Recap: Power Rangers DinoThunder, Episode 37 – Thunder Struck (Part 1)







POWER RANGERS: DINOTHUNDER
EPISODE 12-37: THUNDER STRUCK [PART ONE]

Words can not describe how amazing this episode was. Okay let’s go in order… I think Conner and Kira could still happen, the two of them going to prom together? Huge possibility. Jump to Mesogog’s lair where he uncovers his Weapons of Mass Destruction… or really, his lasers that’ll turn all humankind into mutant reptiles. He needs energy to power the lasers up so he starts with taking Elsa’s energy away. She is strapped and the beam destroys her (or so it seems) powering the lasers, just a little bit. Trent comes out of the shadows and demands Mesogog release his father if he can get him the Dino Gems. Mesogog and Trent come to the conclusion that they can trust each other, so they have a deal. Jump to the top of a building in downtown Reefside, a long-haired woman spins around, disoriented…. and surprise… its Elsa… or at least human Elsa or whatever her name turns out to be… (Mrs. Fernandez maybe?)… but wait, here’s Zeltrax coming to take her away.

So Cassidy ruins Devin’s proposal to go to the prom by telling him that if they don’t find out the true identities of the Power Rangers, they’ll be fired from Channel 3. Cut to the theatre where Ethan is already waiting in line for a movie (the sequel to the best science fiction movie ever made) that will come out in 2 days. He meets this girl (who looked a little older than Ethan) who will probably end up being his date to the prom. Dr. O calls him and tells him to meet them at the wherehouse where Zeltrax is holding Elsa. At the wherehouse, another amazing unmorphed fight with Conner, Kira, Ethan, Tommy, and Trent against Zeltrax. But wait, its time to morph and who’s there? Devin with his trusty camcorder ready to record everything, and he does.

Tommy finds Elsa inside the wherehouse and they bring her to the lab. Trent explains his plan: they give him their Dino Gems, have Mesogog release Mercer, and they run before Mesogog can get his hands on the Gems. Everyone is pretty reluctant, it is a very risky plan, but they have no other choice. He says that he will open up an invisi-portal for them to be able to get through with the new vehicle. They leave Elsa alone in the lab as they go see Hayley’s newest toy. She uses her controller and a huge semi (hmm… an Elf perhaps?) comes driving towards them.

At Mesogog’s lair, Trent thinks he’ll actually release Mercer, but Mesogog uses that head laser beam thingy and takes the Gems and powers the WMD lasers. Trent tries to get his strength up to open the portals. In the truck, Hayley says they’re already at the optimum speed but the portals aren’t open yet. She tells everyone to hold on just as Trent pushes the button in time for Hayley to drive the truck into the invisi-portal. They make it through to Mesogog’s island. Mesogog is of course angry and sends tyrannodrones to stop the truck. Conner, Kira, Ethan, and Tommy go out to fight them in another amazing unmorphed fight scene. They all get to use their Dino Powers, first Kira’s Ptera scream then Ethan’s skin armor. Tommy yells to Hayley that she go ahead to destroy the laser and she speeds on through.

Hayley is one hell of a driver as she maneuvers through Mesogog’s explosions. Tyrannodrones decide to go and destroy Hayley’s laser on the roof of the truck. The t-drones change the lasers alignment and Hayley calls Conner who uses his super speed to catch up to the truck. He fights off the t-drones on the roof of the truck. Wow, another awesome fight scene… And after Conner kick ass, he realigns the laser, Hayley tells him to get his ass off the truck and she fires at Mesogog’s lasers and the lair. The lasers (which are freakin’ huge) are destroyed and the lair explodes. The place is destroyed as Trent grabs the Gems and runs to find his father. Mesogog is hit by something and collapses. Trent finds his father and they try to escape the lair. Conner, Kira, Ethan, and Tommy head back into the truck and Hayley is ready to go. Kira worries about Trent (ewe) but Tommy says he knows his way around the place. They get their butts off their island and through the invisi-portal right before the island implodes on itself.

They don’t see Trent or Mercer anywhere. Ethan jokes that they could come fall out of the sky (like Kira did in Day of the Dino [Part 2]) which they did. Tommy says they should get back to the lab… and we jump to the lab to see Elsa reacting to an explosion right next to her. Zeltrax has made his way into the lab and is destroying the place… the place is a disaster and he takes Elsa again… to be continued

WOW This episode was freakin’ amazing. It has to be the best episode in Power Rangers’ entire 12 year history. Every single thing about the episode, the acting, the dialogue, the action sequences, the fight scenes, the twists, the turns, the toys… everything was perfect. The effects were perfect… there aren’t enough words to describe how amazing this episode was. I’m sure part 2 will be just as amazing, but it will be hard to top this episode. (Well if we get a Conner and Kira kiss in part 2, then it easily becomes the best episode ever 😉

This season is one episode from being over… why?!?!?!?!

Some caps from the finale: