Saturday, January 2, 2010

Poll Results: RPM Last, Female Shinken Red & Goseiger Helmets

97 votes, 49 thought it was Epic; 40 thought it was good, and 8 thought it was bad.

As for Part 2, 29 of 101 thought it was good, 61 thought it was Epic and 11 thought it was bad.

What do you think about the girl Shinken Red?
163 of 351 say Yay! First female Red!
70 voted Poor Takeru
62 thought it was Interesting
And 56 didn't care.

Which Goseiger helmet you like the most?

214 of 409 -- Red

82 of 409 -- Black

47 of 409 -- Blue

31 of 409 -- Yellow

35 of 409 -- Pink

Samurai Sentai Shinkenger Ep 44: The Eighteenth Head of the Shiba House

I have to admit I don't completely understand Japanese so I cant explain everything that happened in this episode just yet, I decided to cover it because it is historic. But the female Shinken Red doesn't appear until the close end of the episode, around the 22 minute mark (with commercials).

The Shinkengers first welcome the New Year after defeating Akumaro. Shitari sends out for the female Ayakashi Yomotsugari. She attacks, targeting Takeru and injures him, not before he takes her first life. He gives his Inromaru to Ryuunosuke and they fight with the Origami. A girl appears in front of Takeru, all the Origami are down and the Shinkenger see the Lion Origami move. They think it is Takeru, the Shinken Red saves the day. They un-transform, go down with Takeru and spot the other Shinken Red. Her handler presents her as she un-transforms, shocking the others.

I hate how the magazines spoiled this episode for everyone because we have already been in on the surprise for three weeks. The surprise of the episode takes so long, the big episode to watch would be next week.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers 2010 - Day of the Dumpster & High Five - Ep Review


Day of the Dumpster Episode Review
No, no, no, no. Why? Why?

Not only does the show get a new opening sequence, the show has been tampered with. They pause scenes with backgrounds or pop-ups or designs. None of the pictures here have been doctored or photoshopped by me at all. I am sure all fans will not agree with this and will be just baffled at why this was done. If this was edited for time, they cut off stuff to add these pauses. So far I cant tell what has been cut out. Funny enough, they used the new logo for the opening but not for the ABC Kids stuff, the old logo is used.

The show does not benefit at all from these new pauses, they obviously were done for the kids and are done sparingly but almost feels like those... I cant believe I'm saying old when they were once the new thing but those old VH1 pop-up music videos--combined with how DiC handled Sailor Moon transitions with superimposed graphics. From what I can tell no audio has been altered--well some sound was added with these new graphics (remember the transitional tiaras?).

And no, no, they added Batman-esque graphics (Oof, bam!). If MMPR wasnt considered goofy enough.

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Also, weird jumps and goofs have not been edited out, for example when Rita attacks the non-powered teens, you can clearly see the Rangers from the pilot, Jason in his white shirt. Everything comes with a price right? Why couldn't they just leave the episode alone? Edit the mistakes and leave it at that?

And I know I sound like those purist fans, like how George Lucas accuses fans of wanting things to be like when they were kids, but its true--this was just not necessary. The original show was not perfect, I can admit that, it had its mistakes, but this new alterations will just alienate old fans. And kids will just find it strange, as it is not your usual forte with live-action shows. This is a Double-edged sword for fans for sure.

But with the Megazord fight, ooh do I miss the long Megazord battles, as with RPM, they were like 30 seconds long. Oh and like all other seasons on ABC Kids, the credits are over the last scene and the old Saban logo is used at the end. Not even a Disney logo or Buena Vista? They didn't want to take credit for their sins?

The cuts are small and aren't really violence or anything, I think they were cut for time.

In the beginning, the ship heading to another planet (original on left). In Zyuranger, it was the planet Nemesis that got near the Earths moon. They just used it briefly here and quickly cross dissolve transition (new shot on right) to the astronauts going to the dumpster. They added more stars and made the blue sky dark to look more like the moon and not nemesis.

The planet Nemesis next to the moon is cut out in this version. Ever wonder why the sky was blue on the moon in the original show? Because it wasn't the moon! It was another planet. When we first see the Youth Center, the first main character we see is Kimberly, this shot is cut out and the sparing between Jason & Billy are shortened. The first shot we see now is them.

When we got back to see Rita's palace on the moon, this shot left is cut out. When Rita attacks the Rangers, this right shot is cut out, it was like a second long.

The scene when the Putties get around Kimberly, she screams, this was cut out with a pause with new graphics. When the Rangers morph, Goldar tells the Putties to attack, this shot was cut and most of the fighting is tightened (shortened).

High Five Episode Review
I will not be writing a summary because we all know the story: Trini has a fear of heights and must overcome it to save Billy. They also fight a skeleton monster named Bones.

The narrator at the beginning starts the same with the ep preview before the opening sequence, same thing. In the ep itself, no annoying edits until one minute in, when Jason falls on Billy. Lordy, no, why? Wooosh? What? And why are the Anime-esque moments used as well? Like when they put lighting effects between Jason & Skull?

And from the original show, why did Zordon say 'latest invention' to Billy (about the communicators) if that was the first invention he knew of? Back to the edits, why didn't they just add a laugh track or silhouetted fans superimposed over the ep adding commentary ala Mystery Science Theater 3000? That would have been an mass improvement to what they really did. (that was a joke.) There is Revisioning Credit.

In this ep when Rita and her goons send the shuttle, in the original it was without this red and green stuff like top right. This is all Japanese footage. They added Find: Power Rangers but the shuttle was not looking for them. The rainbow color time warp thingy was already there, not new.

The morphing sequence is the same, only the lighting bolt has changed (Above left), that's all.

Here are the people to credit to this:
James Simone
Dan Evans III
Ernie Sheesley
Denny densmore
Loren White
David Butterworth
Terry T. Marlin
These people liste
d above were merely hired to do this, I highly doubt this was their idea or all their doing. I wish ABC Kids got enough ratings for this to be canceled but I highly doubt it will, it will have low ratings anyway so they will just think it is normal as always. I looked over this ep and from what I can tell, there is no cuts from the original source.

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