Saturday, March 22, 2014

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Monday, March 17, 2014

Morphin Madness driving fans mad [and Bracket Analysis]

UPDATED 4/7/14
Morphin Madness started Monday March 10th, inspired by March Madness brackets. It started with 80 Rangers and will end with 5 in 4 weeks. The end result will be one winner with one Gold morpher and five keys. Some people say this is a waste of time as only one will win but I find this fun and interesting. Some fans believe we might see it in some form at a convention later on. The pictures below are of the Power Brackets of Round 2, Week 2.
 My goal was to vote for mostly Rangers that had no keys, there is very little. Out of the 80, only 25 might not have keys. Out of those 25, 10 have been eliminated by round 2. And there were only 9 are female. Now there is only 5. There is an awful amount of Red. There are fans that are upset at people complaining. But I think if I want to complain, I am free to complain. That's why I have a blog to begin with.
 
Top Left side:
(ROUND ONE)
 Mystic Force Green Ranger vs S.P.D. Green Ranger
 Time Force Pink Ranger vs Super Megaforce Pink Ranger
 Time Force Green Ranger vs Wild Force Black Ranger
 R.P.M. Silver Ranger vs Operation Overdrive Mercury Ranger
 Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger vs Super Megaforce Yellow Ranger
Megaforce Black Ranger vs In Space Black Ranger
 Ninja Storm Red Ranger vs Samurai Red Ranger (Lauren)
 Mystic Force White Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Pink Ranger
 
(ROUND TWO)
Time Force Pink Ranger vs Mystic Force Green Ranger
Operation Overdrive Mercury Ranger vs Wild Force Black Ranger
Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger vs In Space Black Ranger
 Mystic Force White Ranger vs Samurai Red Ranger (Lauren)

(ROUND THREE)
Time Force Pink Ranger vs Operation Overdrive Mercury Ranger
 Mystic Force White Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger
 
(ROUND FOUR)
Time Force Pink Ranger vs  Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger
 
Meaning in the end, it could be Time Force Pink Ranger vs Mystic Force White Ranger or many other possibilities but it is bracketed within those eight.
 
Top Right Side:
(ROUND ONE)
 Mystic Force Wolf Warrior vs Lightspeed Rescue Titanium Ranger
 Dino Thunder Red Ranger vs R.P.M. Red Ranger
Samurai Red Ranger vs Megaforce Red Ranger
 Lost Galaxy Blue Ranger vs Wild Force Blue Ranger
 Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger vs Wild Force Lunar Wolf Ranger
 Samurai Blue Ranger vs Ninja Storm Blue Ranger Time Force Red Ranger vs S.P.D. Red Ranger
 Super Megaforce Blue Ranger vs Zeo Blue Ranger
 
(ROUND TWO)
 Dino Thunder Red Ranger vs Lightspeed Rescue Titanium Ranger
Samurai Red Ranger vs Wild Force Blue Ranger
 Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger vs Ninja Storm Blue Ranger
 Time Force Red Ranger vs Super Megaforce Blue Ranger

(ROUND THREE) 
Samurai Red Ranger vs Lightspeed Rescue Titanium Ranger
 Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger vs Time Force Red Ranger

(ROUND FOUR)
Lightspeed Rescue Titanium Ranger vs Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger 
Meaning it could be Jungle Fury Wolf Ranger vs Titanium Ranger possibly (one of many combos).

 Bottom Left: (ROUND ONE)
Ninja Storm Navy Ranger vs In Space Blue Ranger
 Jungle Fury Rhino Ranger vs S.P.D. Omega Ranger
 Zeo Red Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Red Ranger
 Time Force Blue Ranger vs Lightspeed Rescue Blue Ranger
 In Space Red Ranger vs Lost Galaxy Red Ranger
 Ninja Storm Yellow Ranger vs Mystic Force Yellow Ranger
 S.P.D. Blue Ranger vs Turbo Blue Ranger
 Mighty Morphin Black Ranger vs Dino Thunder Black Ranger
 
Bottom Left (ROUND TWO)
Ninja Storm Navy Ranger vs Jungle Fury Rhino Ranger
Mighty Morphin Red Ranger vs Time Force Blue Ranger
 In Space Red Ranger vs  Ninja Storm Yellow Ranger
Turbo Blue Ranger vs Dino Thunder Black Ranger

Bottom Left (ROUND THREE)
Jungle Fury Rhino Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Red Ranger
 In Space Red Ranger vs Dino Thunder Black Ranger



Bottom Left (ROUND FOUR)
Mighty Morphin Red Ranger vs Dino Thunder Black Ranger
 
A few examples for Round 4 we could have is Navy vs Dino Thunder Black or even Mighty Morphin Red vs Dino Thunder Black.
 
Bottom Right: (ROUND ONE)
 Lightspeed Rescue Red Ranger vs Mystic Force Red Ranger
 Time Force Quantum Ranger
vs R.P.M. Gold Ranger
 Super Megaforce Red Ranger vs Ninja Storm Crimson Ranger
 Turbo Red Ranger vs Operation Overdrive Red Ranger

 Samurai Green Ranger vs Ninja Storm Green Ranger
 Zeo Green Ranger vs Lost Galaxy Green Ranger

 Megaforce Robo Knight vs Turbo Blue Senturion
 Mighty Morphin Alien Red Ranger vs Turbo Phantom Ranger
 
Bottom Right: (ROUND TWO)
Mystic Force Red Ranger vs R.P.M. Gold Ranger
 Super Megaforce Red Ranger vs  Turbo Red Ranger
Ninja Storm Green Ranger vs Lost Galaxy Green Ranger
 Megaforce Robo Knight vs Turbo Phantom Ranger

Bottom Right: (ROUND THREE)
R.P.M. Gold Ranger vs Super Megaforce Red Ranger
Ninja Storm Green Ranger vs Turbo Phantom Ranger

Bottom Right: (ROUND FOUR)
Super Megaforce Red Ranger vs Turbo Phantom Ranger
 
Meaning by Round 4, we might have Robo Knight vs. RPM Gold as one possibility.
 
 Bottom Center:
(ROUND ONE)
Zeo Gold Ranger vs Samurai Gold Ranger
 Jungle Fury Red Ranger vs Wild Force Red Ranger
 Mystic Force Solaris Knight vs In Space Silver Ranger
 Mighty Morphin White Ranger vs S.P.D. Shadow Ranger
 Mighty Morphin Green Ranger vs Super Megaforce Green Ranger
 Turbo Green Ranger vs Lightspeed Rescue Green Ranger
 Megaforce Blue Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger
 Dino Thunder White Ranger vs Lost Galaxy Magna Defender
 
(ROUND TWO)
 Dino Thunder White Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Blue Ranger
Mighty Morphin Green Ranger vs Turbo Green Ranger
 Mystic Force Solaris Knight vs Mighty Morphin White Ranger
Zeo Gold Ranger vs Wild Force Red Ranger
 
(ROUND THREE)
Dino Thunder White Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Green Ranger
Mighty Morphin White Ranger vs Zeo Gold Ranger

 (ROUND FOUR)
Mighty Morphin Green Ranger vs Mighty Morphin White Ranger
 
Meaning by Round 4, we might have Zeo Gold vs MM Green or Dino Thunder White vs Mighty Morphin White.
 
ROUND ONE
 Aurico vs Phantom Ranger, Phantom won.
 
 In the first round, it was mostly color vs same color. Jen vs Emma, Jen won.

ROUND TWO
 With 20 categories, Red Dino Thunder vs. Titanium Ranger
 
Lauren Red Samurai Ranger vs. Mystic Force White Ranger
 
ROUND THREE
Image from @Rangerboard, thanks to them, here are 20. Some include Mercury Ranger vs Time Force Pink Ranger and White Mystic Ranger vs Mighty Morphin Yellow Ranger.
 
ROUND FOUR
Time Force Pink vs Mighty Morphin Yellow, Titanium vs Violet, Phantom vs Super Megaforce Red, MM White vs MM Green; and MM Red vs Dino Thunder Black.
 
FINAL FIVE
Phantom Ranger, Mighty Morphin White Ranger, Mighty Morphin Red, Titanium Ranger and Pink Time Force Ranger
 
A lot of people on the Power Rangers Instagram and Facebook have been complaining that the Green Ranger should have won but what they don't understand is that Mighty Morphin Green will already have a key and Red as well. But I think most fans that voted for Red just had the mentality that this had to be the best Rangers and not Rangers that won't have keys. I am hoping we will see this set at the conventions this summer.
 
Read more at Ranger Crew Blog: http://blog.samuraicast.com/#ixzz2wGfztAmU
 


Sunday, March 16, 2014

Power Rangers Super Megaforce - Episode Review - Samurai Surprise


Summary:
Prince Vekar wants the end of the Power Rangers, meanwhile at a grocery store Jake and Noah bump into Jii and his bike. Noah makes Jake realize who he is with a video on his laptop. A purple ship enters the big ship and it is Manticore, sent by Vekar's father to help take over Earth. Vekar decides to go down to Earth himself. Demaras and Levira are against it but Vekar doesn't listen. Vekar, Manticore and Argus. Vekar says it is his eviction notice.
 
The five Rangers interrupt him, go to Mega and then go Super Mega and fight X-Borgs. They trade weapons. Manticore walks up to them. The Rangers become Mighty Morphin and fight Manticore with their individual weapons Power Daggers, Bow, Lance, Axe and Sword. Vekar claps. The Rangers become Lost Galaxy. Blue goes to fight Vekar but the robot Argus stops him. Noah is knocked out of Legendary Mode. The Galaxy Rangers go down. The four become Super Mega.
 
Argus does his final strike and Noah goes back to Mega. Vekar tells Argus to obliterate Noah but Noah blasts the sword away and blasts Vekar. Troy picks Noah up. Vekar complains and the others retreat. The three are teleported back. Levira tells Vekar his injury is just a paper cut. Vekar tells Manticore to destroy the rangers. Back at the juice bar, Jake is upset they weren't ready. Jayden arrives and tells them to get their opponent's heads and anticipate moves.
 
 
 Jayden orders an plain froyo. Noah recognizes him. Troy says its an honor. Jayden gives them the double sword disc, we are given a flashback to when Jii gave it to Jayden. The three guys marvel at the gift and see Jayden disappeared. The girls come and they get called to duty. They march out. Ernie comes back with the plain froyo, wondering where they went. Manticore tells the Rangers they will pay for hurting Vekar, Jake and Troy degrade Vekar and fight the X-Borgs in civilian form. They morph and fight.
 
They then go Super Mega Mode. Black Ranger and Manticore fight and Jake insults Vekar, getting Manticore mad. Noah blasts X-Borgs with his bow. Jake is kicked back. They go to Super Mega Mode. Manticore fights the boys. X-Borgs arrive. Troy goes from Ryuuranger to Operation Overdrive to Ninja Storm. Gia goes from Maskman's MaskYellow to In Space to Dino Thunder. Emma goes from Pink Flash from Flashman to Time Force Pink. Jake goes to Zeo. They re-gather, the five go back to Super Mega.
 
They then go Samurai and destroy Manticore with the double disc.
 
 
They call the lion. They combine with it. Jayden and Jii see this from their motorcycles. The Samurai Keys fly in the air and the Rangers grab them. The Lion combine with it and make a Samurai form of the Legendary Megazord. Jayden and Jii think it looks cool. Jii asks about the fro-yo, Jayden says it has to be better than Mia's cooking. They leave on their motorcycles. The five in the cockpit talk about Jayden, Gia saying she think he is cute, Jake gets jealous, Troy says he is green with envy.
 
Review:
What can I say? I actually liked this episode. The only thing that ticked me off was what I already expressed on Twitter about the use of MaskYellow and Pink Flash. I don't like how the powers appear out of nowhere with no explanation or name. It's so shoddy. It just perplexes me as they removed Dynaman from Episode 11 Gokaiger and Midoranger, Green Sai, and DenjiPink from episode 12. Lots of people say that it is 'Saban Logic.' And there are various points like 'why those rangers and not American-made Power Rangers like Titanium Ranger, Phantom Ranger and the Spirit Rangers. Anyway, I digress, let's go to the episode at hand.
 
 
Jayden was a delight. The writing was clunky but it was delightful to see Jayden and Jii again, it made sense. I did like the insults that Jake and Jayden delivered towards Prince Vekar, even though some of it was from Gokaiger. It was a good episode with some faults here and there. Even as confusing and infuriating Saban has been, some cast members and moments are enjoyable. This episode sure has divided fans but not as much as "Lost and Found in Translation" of "Dino Thunder."