Saturday, May 2, 2009

Power Rangers RPM - Episode 10 - "Ranger Blue"

Episode Summary:

Dr. K lets the five Rangers ask her questions about the suits, vehicles and gear, they are timid at first but when she says 'say something or forever hold your peace'... probably inspired from last week's wedding, they all raise their hands and ask questions all American fans have probably been asking... The eyes of the zords, the explosions after they morph and screaming out the morphing call. Dr. K mentions comic books and it sparks Flynn off in a flashback to when he was a kid in school and he tried to save a little girl and got himself beaten up. He then got scolded by his dad that there are no such things as real superheroes. All Flynn wanted to do was help!

Back to reality, there is yet another attack and this time all three generals are with the attackbot. The Rangers arrive and fight the Grinders. Flynn gets a usual Disney-explosion-and-fall and is checked on by Scott. They then morph and Ziggy mentions the run-off explosion behind him. The Attackbot then becomes big and Tenaya says they are 'too late.' Tenaya swings Ziggy away and he is at the mercy of General Crunch. Tenaya and Blue fight. She says who everyone is (bad boy, leader, clown, girl, etc.), so who is he? He says in a roar that he is SCOTTISH! and fights her with a techno-bagpipe inspired riff. Scott then fights Shifter, the gold British colonel. Green then tries out the teleporting with Crunch and then he is out of power. Yellow then fights Crunch.

Black uses his shield to protect Blue and then fights Tenaya. Blue tries to use his time-freeze power but there is a malfunction--- a reversal and he is frozen. He flashbacks to when he graduated high school and is asked by his dad what he will do. He becomes a police officer and tries arresting someone but he is the mayor's son and told not to arrest him, he does so and is dismissed. He becomes a fire fighter and is told he is doing water damage and he wants to save lives instead. He is dismissed once again. He is then a peace-corp or something, the gang is escaping because of a raid and he wants to stay but they don't care. Then cross-dissolve to Flynn doing a Braveheart impersonation with tennis rackets with the local people. He was yet again dismissed and returned to his father, thinking he was right and then Venjix attacked.

The baddies leave and the glitch releases Flynn. Dr. K tells Flynn about the glitch, as he says he is still a mechanic. Series Blue was plagued and now is off-line, which Flynn can't handle. Back to the day he and his father entered Corinth, the mother from the first episode gets no help to get her daughter who is on the outside. Back in real time, Scott and Summer come with what Venjix wanted. The monster sucked up power from one fault line and basically the same plot as the Go-Onger episode. Black and Green are in front of the giant bot at his next spot. After the commercial break, Dr. K sends Croc Carrier and they make ValveMax Megazord. Flynn brings up that they can't make the megazord without him. K says she built the suit, she knows.

Back to the flashback, Flynn runs into the bus to save the little girl. His dad tells him no but he says it is just who he is. People go into the bus and Flynn fights the Grinders through the fog to get the girl. The girl Penny asks if they are going to die. Then he brings them to safety and he drops a Grinder. It looks like it was re-dubbed, instead of 'crap,' he says 'trash' when he tosses the Grinder. His dad seems to scold him but it turns out that he is proud and he had a superhero right in front of him. Back in reality, Yellow and Red fight the Grinders. K is then shocked to find out Flynn is gone. Flynn arrives, not morphed, and fights the Grinders and explains his not-layman term plan to K. He morphs and sets off a huge explosion to bust out the baddies. K is shocked. Blue fights the Grinders. They then form the High Octane. Blue destroys the monster. K asks Flynn who taught him to a mechanic. Later, Flynn brings groceries to his dad, who is sleeping with a scrapbook of all of Flynn's heroics.

Yes, I do believe they dubbed over for him to say 'trash.' Maybe he did say 'scrap' the last time, but now he said trash. The plot to have Blue's series not working is a good way to explain why they don't have the High Octane Megazord for the majority of the episode. The reason in the original footage was that the last monster rusted the 'zords' and they were rusted for the episode until the end. Interesting episode, I didn't think there was gonna be an explanation to the little girl on the bus on the first ep but we got a cute reason within a huge plot turn for Flynn. Who knew he was a comic book geek with all of his cockiness and bravado? No wonder he has the cockiness and bravado! And Flynn outdoing K was priceless! Good funny and touching episode without getting sappy and pretty realistic even though it is a satire. By the by, K's techno-babble does make sense... in its own way.

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Super Sentai Color Stats

Originally posted by me, Lavender Ranger, here at HenshinGrid!!!
UPDATED 8/2/11

*Subject to be incorrect

39 (All including Time Fire and female Shinken Red)
Crimson: 1 (Hurricanger)
Orange: 3 (Battle Fever J, Dekaranger & Gekiranger)
Yellow: 34 (All except for JAKQ, Battle Fever J, and Changeman)
Green: 20 (Goranger-JAKQ, Denji, Bioman, Flash-Live, Zyu-Dai, Oh-Car, Ginga-Time, Hurri, Deka-Magi, Go-Onger to Shinkenger, Gokaiger)
Blue: 34 (All except...)
Light Blue: 3 (Kakuranger, Hurricanger & Magiranger)
Navy: 1 (Hurricanger)
Pink: 25 (Goranger-Denji, Goggle-Mask, Turbo-Five, Zyu-Time, Deka-Bouken, Shinkenger to Gokaiger)
Violet: 1 (Gekiranger)
Black: 20 (Battle Fever J, Goggle-Dyna, Change, Mask-Zyu, Kaku-Oh, Mega-Ginga, Gao, Abare-Deka, Bouken, Go-Onger, and Goseiger)
White: 10 (JAKQ, Change, Jet Dai, Oh, Gao, Abare, Deka, Magi)
Silver: 8 (Mega, Gao, Deka, Bouken, Go-Onger, Goseiger, Gokaiger, Go-Busters)
Gold: 5 (Dekaranger, Magiranger, Go-Onger, Shinkenger, Go-Busters)

Other Color Stats
  • 2 teams with Pink and White females (Changeman, Magiranger)
  • 2 teams with Blue and White females (Jetman, Magiranger)
  • 2 fan 'Rangers' in a series (White Racer in Carranger and AbarePink in Abaranger)
  • 2 teams with the color sheme of Red, Blue, Yellow, Green, and Black (Liveman, Go-Onger)
  • 3 teams with lone female Yellow Rangers (Abare, Geki, Busters)
  • 3 teams with members of unique colors (Hurri, Deka, Geki)
  • 3 sixth rangers that were Green in a TV series (Maskman, Zyu, Hurri)
  • 4 Non-Red Ranger led teams (JAKQ, Kaku, Time, Geki)
  • 4 rangers with pink trim (Change, Jet, Gao, Goseiger)
  • 4 female Blue Rangers (Liveman, Jetman, Hurri, Magi)
  • 4 teams with Green and White in a TV series (JAKQ, Dai, Deka, Magi)
  • 4 teams with Pink and White Rangers (Change, Dai, Deka, Magi)
  • 4 teams with color scheme Red, Blue, Yellow, White, and Black (Jetman, Kaku, Gao, Abare)
  • 5 teams with color scheme that has only been used once [JAKQ: Red, Blue, Green, Pink and White; Battle Fever J: Red, Blue, Black, Pink, and Orange; Change: Red, Blue, Black, Pink, and White; Geki: Red, Blue, Yellow, White, and Violet; Go-Busters: RedBlueYellowGold and Silver]
  • 5 male White Rangers (JAKQ, Dai, Abare, Deka, Geki)
  • 6 teams with White and Black (Change, Jet, Kaku, Gao, Abare, Deka)
  • 7 teams that start with Red, Blue, and Yellow (Sun Vulcan, Live, Hurri, Abare, Geki, Go-On, Go-Busters)
  • 6 female White Rangers (Change, Jet, Kaku, Gao, Swan, Mother)
  • 7 teams with Black and Green (Live, Zyu, Oh-Car, Ginga, Geki, Go-On)
  • 7 teams with Red entering pre-existing team (Dai, Mega, Ginga, Gao, Deka, Magi, Geki)
  • 9 teams with the color scheme of Red, Blue, Yellow, Pink, and Black (Goggle, Dyna, Mask, Turbo, Five, Zyu, Mega, Bouken, Gosieger)
  • 10 teams with no Pink Ranger (Sun Vulcan, Live, Jet, Kaku, Gao-Abare, Geki, Go-On, Go-Busters)
  • 12 teams with Pink and Yellow female rangers (Bio, Flash-Mask, Five, Oh, Car, Mega, Deka, Magi, Shinken, Gosei, Gokai)
  • 12 teams with a sole female Ranger, in this case being a Pink Ranger (Goranger-Denji, Goggle-Dyna, Turbo, Zyu-Dai, Ginga-Time)
  • 14 Rangers with two colors [King Ranger, Gao Silver, KabutoRaijer, KuwagataRaijer, Deka Master, Deka Break, Deka Swan, Deka Bright, Magi Shine, Bouken Silver, Geki Chopper, Go-On Gold, Go-On Silver, Shinken Gold]
  • 16 female Yellow Rangers (Bio, Flash, Mask, Five, Oh-Mega, Abare, Deka, Bouken, Shinkenger, Goseiger, Gokaiger, Go-Busters)
  • 16 teams with the color scheme Red, Blue, Yellow, Green and Pink (Goranger -JAKQ, Denji, Bio, Flash, Zyu, Dai, Oh, Car, Ginga, GoGoV, Deka, Magi, Shinken, Gokaiger)
  • 16 Females with no Skirt (Miss America, Goggle Pink, Dyna Pink, Bioman-2, Changeman-2, Flashman-2, Fiveman-2, Dekaranger-5)
  • 17 male Yellow Rangers (Goranger, Denji-Dyna, Live, Jet-Kaku, Ginga-Hurri, Magi)
  • 33 teams with Red Ranger leaders (Goranger-Dai, Oh-GoGoV, Gao-Bouken, Go-On-Go-Busters)
  • 39 Females with Skirt (Momo Ranger, Denji Pink, Maskman-2, Blue Dolphin, Turbo Pink, Jetman-2, Pteraranger, Houhouranger, Ninja White, Ohranger-2, Carranger-2, Megaranger-2, GingaPink, GoPink, TimePink, GaoWhite, Hurricane Blue, Abare Yellow, Magiranger-3, Boukenger-2, Geki Yellow, Go-onger-2, Shinkenger-3, Goseiger-2, Gokaiger-2, Go-Busters-1)

Power Rangers again on The Daily Show

The Daily Show With Jon StewartM - Th 11p / 10c
Your Government Not at Work - Jane Harman Scandal
Daily Show
Full Episodes
Economic CrisisFirst 100 Days

Very very funny, this is partly about Haim Saban but includes footage of Power Rangers Lost Galaxy, MMPR season 1 "Food Fight" and the first movie.

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Insects and Themes in Kamen Rider

Originally posted by me, Lavender Ranger, here at HenshinGrid!!!

Even though Kamen Riders have their themes (like cards, barcodes and greek alphabet), some still have an insect theme.

Grasshoppers (11)
Kamen Rider 1, 2, Black, Black RX, Shadow Moon, Shin, ZO, J, and Goldra. Three basic colors (Green, Black and Silver), but different shades of green have been used.

Stag Beetles (3)
Kamen Rider Agito, Garren, and Gattack. Red and Blue have been used.

Rhinoceros Beetles (4)
Kamen Rider Stronger, Blade, Kabuto and Dark Kabuto. Red and Blue have used but of course Stronger had different colors.

Dragonflys (4)
Kamen Rider V3, Drake, and Silvra

Kamen Rider Silvra and Goldra from the upcoming movie Cho Kamen Rider Den-O & Decade NEO Generations: The Onigashima Battleship.

Locusts (4)
Skyrider, Another Agito, Kick Hopper and Punch Hopper. Kick Hopper and Punch Hopper are actually Oriental longheaded locusts.

Caucasus (2)
Kamen Rider Caucasus and Kamen Rider Blade's King Form

Longhorn Bettles
Kamen Rider ZX and Gills

Other Insects
Kamen Rider X - Giant water bug
Kamen Rider Super-1 - Hornet
Kamen Rider Alternate/Alternative Zero - Cricket
Kamen RIder Faiz - Firefly
Kamen Rider Chalice - Elegant Praying Mantis
Chalice's Wild Form - Ghost Mantis
Kamen Rider Leangle - Onigumo Spider
Kamen Rider TheBee - Wasp
Kamen Rider Sasword - Scorpion
ZECT Troopers - Ants
Kamen Rider Hercus - Hercules Beetle
Kamen Rider Ketaros - Centaurus beetle
Kamen Rider Decade - Graphosoma lineatum
Kamen Rider Diend - Zicrona caerulea

Kamen Rider Amazon - Spotted monitor lizard
Kamen Rider Verde - Chameleon

Dragons (4)
Kamen Rider Agito - Chinese Dragon
Kamen Rider Ryuki - Red Dragon
Kamen Rider Ryuga - Black Dragon
Kamen Rider Den-O Gun Mode - Tatsu no Ko Taro/Japanese Dragon

Kamen Rider Zolda - Bull
Kamen Rider Gai - Rhino
Kamen Rider Tiger - White Tiger
Kamen Rider Imperer - Antelope
Kamen Rider Touki- Polar Bear
Kamen Rider Nishiki - Tiger
Kamen Rider Den-O Ax Form - Bear

Kamen Rider Femme - Swan
Kamen Rider Habataki - Hawk
Kamen Rider Garren's Jack Form - Peacock
Kamen Rider Den-O Wing Form - Swan
Kamen Rider Vega Form - Hawk

Other Animals
Kamen Rider Knight - Bat
Kamen Rider Scissors - Crab
Kamen Rider Raia - Manta Ray
Kamen Rider Ohja - King Cobra
Kamen Rider Den-O Rod Form - Sea Turtle
Kamen Rider Zeronos Altair and Zeo form - Bull
Kamen Rider Gaoh - Crocodile
Kamen Rider Abyss - Shark

Mythical Creatures
Kamen Rider Odin - Phoenix
Kamen Rider Glaive, Larc, Lance - Cerberus
Kamen Rider Kirameki - Shachihoko

Series Themes
Kamen Rider - Grasshopper
Kamen Rider V3 - Cyborg/Dragonfly
Kamen Rider X - Robotics/Giant water bug
Kamen Rider Amazon - Incan Science/Spotted monitor lizard
Kamen Rider Stronger - Japanese rhinoceros beetle
"New" Kamen Rider - Locust
Kamen Rider Super-1 - Outerspace/Hornet
Kamen Rider BLACK - Cyborg/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider BLACK RX - Radiation mutation/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider ZO - Science/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider J - Earth Spirits/Grasshopper
Kamen Rider Kuuga - Stag beetle
Kamen Rider Agito - Mystical/Organic/Robotics
Kamen Rider Ryuki - Knights/Animals
Kamen Rider 555 - Greek Alphabet
Kamen Rider Blade - Cards/Beetles
Kamen Rider Hibiki - Oni (Demons)
Kamen Rider Kabuto - Insects
Kamen Rider Den-O - Trains/Demons/Animals
Kamen Rider Kiva - Classic Monsters
Kamen Rider Dec-O - Barcode/Insect

Multiple Themes
This is when one suit has multiple themes that inspire them.
  • Kamen Rider Blade - European Rhinoceros Beetle/Spades; Jack Form - European Rhinoceros Beetle/Spades/Jack/Eagle; King Form - Caucasus Beetle/Spades/King
  • Kamen Rider Garren - Stag beetle (Prosopocoilus inclinatus)/Diamonds; Jack Form - Stag beetle (P. inclinatus)/Diamonds/Jack/Peacock
  • Kamen Rider Chalice - Elegant praying mantis (Theopropus elegans)/Hearts; Wild Form - Ghost Mantis/King/Wild card/Hearts
  • Kamen Rider Leangle - Onigumo Spider (Araneus ventricosus)/Clubs
  • Kamen Rider Glaive, Larc, & Lance - Cerberus/Ace
  • Kamen Rider Kabuki - Oni/Kabuki
  • Kamen Rider Touki- Oni/Polar Bear
  • Kamen Rider Kirameki - Oni/Shachihoko
  • Kamen Rider Nishiki - Oni/Tiger
  • Kamen Rider Habataki - Oni/Hawk
  • Kamen Rider Den-O - Bullet train; Sword Form - Momotarō/Oni/Peach; Rod Form - Urashima Tarō/Sea Turtle; Ax Form - Kintarō/Bear; Gun Form - Tatsu no Ko Tarō/Japanese Dragon; Wing Form - Swan Lake/Swan; Climax Form - Sword/Rod/Ax/Gun; Strike Form - Momotarō/Oni/Peach/Bullet train/Train station
  • Kamen Rider Zeronos - Locomotive; Altair Form - Altair/Bull/Ushiwakamaru; Vega Form - Deneb/Vega/Hawk/Benkei; Zero Form - Altair/Bull/Ushiwakamaru
  • Kamen Rider Nega Den-O - Negative/Momotarō/Oni/Peach
  • Kamen Rider Kiva (Kiva Form) - Bat/Vampire; DoGaBaKi Form - Vampire/Werewolf/Gill-man/Frankenstein's monster; Emperor Form - Vampire/Dragon; Flight Style - Vampire/Dragon/Bat; DoGaBaKi Emperor Form - Vampire/Dragon/Werewolf/Gill-man/Frankenstein's monster
  • Kamen Rider Ixa - Knight/Christian cross
  • Kamen Rider Saga - Chess King/Viper
  • Kamen Rider Dark Kiva - Chess King/Vampire
  • Kamen Rider Decade - Graphosoma lineatum/Barcode
  • Kamen Rider Diend - Zicrona caerulea/Barcode
  • Kamen Rider Goldra - Grasshopper/Oni
  • Kamen Rider Silvra - Dragonfly/Oni

Monday, April 27, 2009

RPM Ranger Yellow - Her Old Self is Dead and Gone

I came up with this idea when watching the two-parter, this song kept popping in my head as I watched it. This fan music video deals with Summer's growth from vapid girl to strong girl, also a little bit of the other RPM Rangers and Dr. K.

I was not allowed to post this... you know where... I just want to say that I do not own the copyright to the clips nor the music, I am not the owner of the clips and I am not the owner of the music. They belong to their rightful owners. This Fan Music Video was made non-profit and merely a fan video to express emotions the show brought in me.

~Gerald C. a.k.a. Lavender Ranger