My Top 5 Super Sentai and Power Rangers Seasons

So there’s a thread at Rangerboard asking people to list their top 5 seasons of Power Rangers and Super Sentai. Here’s my list which I’ll also post here/ =)

SUPER SENTAI

I only started watching Sentai with Shinkenger.

1. Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters – Amazing. It featured a strong, dramatic, emotional storyline, but didn’t forget to have a little fun to help put things into perspective. It had legitimate and truly surprising twists that kept things exciting. The tweaked formula helped the season feel fresh. It had a large group of likeable characters (human and not) and a deliciously crafty and slick villain. It had a great, talented cast. But maybe, most importantly, Tokumei Sentai Go-Busters started a journey and satisfyingly concluded it. And that conclusion couldn’t have worked without having plenty of heart and emotional connection. Continue reading

What Disney Did Right with the Power Rangers

Hindsight is 20/20. That’s why I do Hindsight Reviews. What you thought at first may not be what you think weeks or months later.

After two and a half years of the the 2nd Saban Era of Power Rangers, many fans are now fondly looking back at the Disney Era of the franchise. That’s amazing considering the way fans felt while we were actually in the Disney Era. Continue reading

Flashback: Power Rangers Dino Thunder Heads Back to Its Dino Roots


After some digging, this is one of a couple of reviews I had written years ago. In Red are my 2010 comments and reflections on the show and my own hilarious writing.

Power Rangers Dino Thunder Heads Back to Its Dino Roots
Originally posted: Friday, February 13, 2004

At this time last year, Power Rangers: Ninja Storm was receiving a less than stellar review from me. But this year’s Power Rangers incarnation is a different story.

The 12th season of the internationally popular series Power Rangers DinoThunder premieres this weekend on ABC Family and Toon Disney (next Saturday on ABC/KGO). And this time, it improves on the previous season. Continue reading

DinoThunder Rangers on Power Rangers SPD, “History”

JAMES NAPIER   EMMA LAHANA   KEVIN DUHANEY
star in “HISTORY” airing this Sunday at 10:30AM on ABC Family
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Preview of DinoThunder Rangers on Power Rangers SPD, “Wormhole”

Well… this year with SPD, Power Rangers isn’t what it used to be… (and I mean DinoThunder)… but it will get a nice boost when James Napier, Emma Lahana, Kevin Duhaney, and Jeffrey Parazzo guest star… here is a preview from Canada’s early airing of one of the episodes the DT rangers will be appearing in:















Lost, Alias and Power Rangers DinoThunder

LOST SEASON FINALE ABC
OMG… “The Others” appear out of nowhere… that was “Dark Shadows” freaky… I was expecting them to say that they were all already dead or something, they looked like it… Taking Walt? wow… what are they going to do to him? and then The Others blowing up the raft…

I think that was the only major twist tonight… we didn’t get to see what was inside the hatch… just a long passage/tunnel/thing into the ground… And the monster? what the hell was that black smoke? Is the dinosaur a witch or something and can transform into a puff of smoke?

Overall, it was still an awesome episode…

ALIAS SEASON FINALE ABC
We get back to the Rambaldi stuff… and that big red ball exploding into water like in season one’s finale with Vaughn getting stuck in the room after that red ball exploded… those infected zombies were pretty freaky too… were they supposed to bring on the end of the world? So the small device was just a blueprint of sorts for the big device? I get it now…

And I was saying to myself… “wow… is Alias going to have a happy ending for once?” and of course, here comes Vaughn saying it isn’t his real name and then some truck hits them from the side… that took me completely by surprise, I jumped out of my seat…

JJ ABRAMS is a genius… a pure genius… man I wish I could be like him…

Yes!!! POWER RANGERS: DINOTHUNDER is back on Weekdays on ABC Family (beginning June 13th)
Even though I have all the episodes anyway, it’ll be nice to see it back on ABCFam… what a damn good show… (but it would’ve been better if Conner and Kira hooked up… geez)

The Best Television of 2004

Drew Daniel, Pamela Day, John Willenborg - The Other Best Reality Show Contestants of 2004Kris and Jon of THE AMAZING RACE
Watch them Tuesdays at 9:00PM on CBS5/KPIXDeidre Hall
as Dr. Marlena Evans
Watch DAYS OF OUR LIVES,
weekdays at 1PM on NBC11/Cable 3James Napier and Emma Lahana
as Conner McKnight & Kira Ford
Watch POWER RANGERS: DINOTHUNDER
Everyday at 8:00AM
and Weekends at 8:30AMGail O'Grady
as Helen Pryor
Watch AMERICAN DREAMS
Sundays at 8PM on NBC11/Cable 3Jennifer Garner
as Sydney Bristow 
Watch ALIAS
Wednesdays at 9PM on ABC/KGO7Watch DAYS OF OUR LIVES
Weekdays at 1PM on NBC11/Cable 3Watch ALIAS
Wednesdays at 9PM on ABC/KGO7Watch AMERICAN DREAMS
Sundays at 8PM on NBC11/Cable 3Watch POWER RANGERS: DINOTHUNDER
Everyday at 8:00AM
and Weekends at 8:30AMWatch THE AMAZING RACE 6
Tuesdays at 9PM on CBS5/KPIX

Current Events Shift Programming

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…