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/ =)
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 →
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 →
You have to be a die-hard Power Rangers fan to know a season called RPM even existed. Even (so-called) fans never heard of it.
But for a season that was meant to be Power Rangers‘ last gasp and a season that didn’t even air on television in half the country, RPM has drawn a lot of praise and is held in very high regard by fans who actually saw it. For some, it is a standard they’d like to see Power Rangers hold up. For many, it was a different style and approach that was great to watch. Continue reading →
The narrator explains that In the Gunman World, in another dimension, robots are “threatening humanity” and the RPM Rangers are the last hope to fight against evil. Scott, RPM Ranger Red, is dueling Professor Cog, but tricks him and manages to escape. But not before taunting Scott about not being able to chase after into another dimension.
A subway train arrives at a station and out comes a horde of Grinders and Professor Cog. They’ve arrived in the Samurai dimension and he’s looking for Xandred. Continue reading →
The 2000s have come and gone. A new decade is about to begin and lists of the best movies, music, television, paint colors, boy band, furniture, light fixtures, etc. are pouring in. As we close out 2009 and the 2000s, I thought about my own list. But my list of television shows aren’t necessarily “the best,” but the shows that defined my decade. The shows that meant something to me the last ten years, shows that left their mark in my mind and in some cases my heart as well.
The Rangers get out of their cars after the magnetic wave has shut off all power inside Corinth. Hybrids are walking towards them and they get ready to fight, but Summer reminds them they’re still people and they can’t hurt them.
The Rangers try to go another way instead as Venjix begins broadcasting across the city. Corinth is now under his control, anyone who resists will be killed and no one can save them; not the guards, and soon not the Rangers. Hicks and Vasquez are standing on either side of Venjix as Grinders hold Col. Truman.
Ziggy is worried about Dr. K and runs back to the base. The Rangers follow but are met by an attack bot. They morph, except for Dillon, who is feeling the effects of the activation. He leaves.
The two part finale of Power Rangers RPM airs this Saturday on ABC (for those lucky enough to have an ABC affiliate that actually airs the series).
RPM is the 17th (yes, 17th) season of the Power Rangers franchise. And while the series is far from the peak of its popularity in the mid-90s, it is still a big draw in countries around the world like Germany (where full season DVD sets have been released) and the Philippines (where a dubbed version airs every weekend). Not to mention, the action figures by Bandai still fly off the shelves.
But RPM’s finale this Saturday not only means the end of what many fans are calling one of the best seasons yet, but it could also be the end of the Power Rangers as we have known it. Continue reading →
It is the middle of the night and Gem and Gemma are in the wasteland working on a Grinder. They stand and wait until the Grinder wakes up. It stands up and Gem encourages it to go home, complete with Grinder arm motions. It turns around and walks away, Gem and Gemma are excited and do a little dance.
Back in Corinth, Dillon comes down for breakfast. He slaps Summer’s ass is greeted a good morning by Summer and she notices he is very chipper today. For the first in a long time, he says, he feels good.
Summer goes from happy to white as a sheet. Dillon looks down and sees his hand is now a robotic appendage holding a glass of apple juice. Circuitry comes flying out his shirt, Summer is horrified, Dillon wakes up.
Everyone’s busy in the Garage, but Ziggy wants to go out and asks each one of the others to go with him, but they all decline. Surprisingly, Dr. K comes up to Ziggy and offers to go out with him. Everyone seems surprised, especially Ziggy. She puts on a quaint straw hat and they head out.
Ziggy wonders why she wanted to go out if she doesn’t want to do anything. That’s none of his business she says as Kilobyte appears with an army of Grinders. “Don’t worry Dr. K, I got you covered,” Ziggy assures her, but she doesn’t seem all that reassured.
Ziggy morphs and fights the Grinders, but they also go after Dr. K who manages to trick them and push them out of the way. She holds on to a pole and Ziggy knocks her out Continue reading →