Saturday, May 1, 2010

Attractive Actor: Tom Horn

25 year-old actor from New Zealand.

He played Devon in Power Rangers Dino Thunder, who Doug Sloan said was to play the sixth ranger but when they found out the Triassic Ranger wasn't an actual Ranger but just a powerup for Red, so he just remained a minor character. He was 20 when he played Devon.

He also starred in The Tribe and The Shortland Street.

He has a band project called Theodore High, with Latham Gaines (who played Anton Mercer).

Tom produced a film 'The Devil's Run' with long time friends James Napier (Connor in Dino Thunder) and Edward Sampson. The film has finished production and received completion funding from the New Zealand Film Commission.

Villains in Love in Super Sentai and Power Rangers

Mason and Farrah
There was an implied relationship between Mason and Farrah. Both were androids. Farrah used to show resentment towards Mason especially in episode 12 when the task was given to him instead of her. However as time passed, the two began to get closer. Mason was disgusted that Monster had a crush on Farrah during the dream operation, fortunately for him Farrah found it repulsive. After being seriously injured in battle while using Balzion, Mason stood pause with Psygorn as Farrah died.

Igamu and Baraba
In Maskman, it seems Igamu has secret feelings for Baraba although the two were openly rivals.

Zimba and Jarmin
Zimba was rejected by a princess despite the fact he saved her. When Zimba fought, it was sort of like he frequently approached Jarmin and did everything to impress her as well which is received well. When Zimba was punished, Jarmin pleaded for his release in episode 18 which he later repaid with his life in episode 28 which resulted in his death. Jarmin was deeply saddened and lost all will to live and resulted to her death.

Yamimaru and Kirika
In Turboranger, Yamimaru and Kirika were a couple.

Billion and Doldora
In Fiveman, it seems Billion and Doldora were a couple. Billion was distressed to see Doldora turn into Rose Dolgin.

Grey and Maria
In Jetman, Grey was in love with Maria and it's implied that Maria loves Grey. Grey loved Maria enough as he was willing to let her go.

Griffiozer and Lami
They were in love, she was his bride, he most grunted and would shy away when they would mention it. They ended up having a kid.

Rita and Zedd
Ah, Rita and Zedd; an unexpected holy union that pleased fans. What didn't please fans was him turning human in the end of Countdown to Destruction. Rita then ended up being Mystic Mother and their son Thrax went on to fight the Rangers.

King Mondo and Queen Machina / Bacchus-rage and Hysteria
Zeo / Ohranger
Two marrieds replaced by another married couple for Power Rangers. They stayed together, destruction to destruction, repair to repair until they turned to dust. In Ohranger, when Bacchus-rage died, he stayed dead. Hysteria committed suicide to save her grandson.

Prince Gasket and Archerina / Kaiser Buldont and Princess Multiwa
Zeo / Ohranger
In Ohranger, it was pretty strange as Princess Multiwa was Hysteria's niece, hence Buldont's cousin. Dunno how that is possible if they are robots but them having a baby probably makes things hilarious. Prince Gasket just came into the scene with his wife Archerina and then disappeared, with no baby. Archerina was the daughter of a rival of Mondo's.

Yabaiba and Tsuetsue / Jindrax and Toxica
Gaoranger / Wild Force
The duos were an item always went together during missions when they are commanded by the respective highness to fight. Out of love, Yaba-iba/Jindrax decided to "assist" the Gaorangers/Wild Force Rangers which he tricked them into using their finishing move to get that energy needed to fish his love out from Hell. Both counterparts were the same.

LeeLee and Phineas
Mystic Force
The Troblin found someone in the annoying vampire spawn LeeLee. It wasn't an instant attraction but when they went with Clare to save Udonna, their relationship started out. Well, Phineas is not exactly a villain, neither is LeeLee but I thought I'd squeezed them in here.

Necrolai (Niki) and Toby
Mystic Force
Necrolai became Niki when she saved two heroes, she dated Toby and they moved into a condo.

Rio and Mele
Mele loved Rio unconditionally, Rio never admitted it... until maybe it was too late. Mentioned again in my Heroes post.

Jarrod and Camille
Jungle Fury
Because of the footage, they had to squeeze in love between Camille and Jarrod. Somehow, Camille had to fall in love with Jarrod and not Dai Shi. It was confusing, but somehow her humanity was peaking through.

Poll Results: Your Gender / Buy Rita Figure / Who Would Win? #6

Rito vs. Gasha Skull
Rito teleported away and ended up in Japan in a rock concert and they fought it out. 83 of 133 fans say Gasha would win.

Gluto vs. Don Dorunero
97 of 117 votes that Don Dorunero would kick Gluto's butt, quite frankly anyone could.

Zurgane vs. Zeltrax
If they would battle it out, 83 of 112 fans say Zeltrax would win.

Goldar vs. Ecliptor
76 of 127 fans say Ecliptor would win. Possibly during Countdown to Destruction ?

Bulk and Skull vs. Van and Trip
113 of 130 voted for Angel Grove's most beloved duo. Probably Bulk and Skull wen to visit the Hilhurst town and bumped into these two punks in a comic book store and had a nerd off.

Bulk and Skull vs. Cassidy and Devon
In Reefside, Bulk and Skull come to visit their old pal Tommy and encounter snobby and upty Cassidy. 108 of 131 say the Angel Grovers would 'win.'

Psycho Rangers vs. A-Squad SPD
124 of 138 say the Psychos would win. A wormhole sent the A-squad to where the Psycho Rangers were top dogs (for like a week) and of course since the A-Squad's helmets look like the helmets of the Space Rangers, the Psycho Rangers' contacts were at LensCrafters and they battled it out.


Would you really buy a Rita Repulsa Figure?
94 votes out of 231 -- Yes, No matter how it looks
61 -- Depends How It Looks
56 -- No, not at all
20 -- Depends on Price


What is your Gender?
Male -- 167 of 201 votes
Female - 24 votes
Don't Go By the Binary -- 10 votes

'Don't go by the Binary' means they don't label themselves. If you would label them, some would be understood as Transgender, Intersex, or Queer. Maybe some didn't understand it and selected it or just wanted to see what happened. I am not surprised there are so few female viewers of this blog, I was hoping it was more.

Friday, April 30, 2010

Inter-Team Power Ranger Romances

I didn't want to cover these but since I already did for Sentai, I did want to feel to do it. I am not covering little bits of chemistry like Tanya and Adam or Leo and Kendrix (for example). AND the reason I put the villains in this one and the villains in the one-shot for Sentai was because Sentai lists are so much bigger. And the one-shot romances was way long for Power Rangers so I put the villainesses in this one. Next I will cover love between villains themselves.

Kimberly and Tommy
Ah, the romance to start all ranger-romances. Young love. Hearts flew when Kimberly first saw Tommy. They had lots of adversity in their love, such as him being evil, him loosing his powers, gaining them again, loosing them again, and then her loosing her powers and leaving to achieve her dream of being a gymnast. The only Rangers to ever kiss.

Tommy and Katherine
In Zeo, Kimberly gave him a 'Dear John' letter and Katherine tried to set him up with Heather but in the end, they ended up together. It was only natural as she was trying to wedge herself between him in Kim in Season 3 of MMPR. In Zeo, they even where seen in the future as grandparents. In Turbo after the movie, the romance wasn't addressed.

Cassie and Phantom Ranger
Cassie never saw him out of his uniform but for some reason, fell for him and this went on over into Power Rangers in Space.

Andros and Ashley
At first in Turbo, there seemed to be some connection between Ashley and Carlos but by PRiS, she clearly fell for Andros. He even got jealous when Zhane got in the picture. He even left his home planet to go off with her.

Astronema and Zhane
She got injured by her own monster, he took care of her and knew there was some good in her. She wanted to deny it and thought it was a trick at first as she never had love before. We thought this was going to be only for one episode until when he came back and Andros told him she is his sister and he mentioned their encounter and Andros instantly got jealous.

Angela Fairweather and Joel
Joel tried all year and finally got his woman by the end. They got married and were going to their honeymoon by the Time Force teamup.

Jen and Alex
They got engaged, she thought he died and then went to the past. She had to face his ancestor and hold on to the memory of her fiance. He came back, wasn't the same, she broke off the engagement.

Jen and WesHe looked just like her fiance, mainly because Wes is his direct ancestor, even shared the same DNA. But Wes was different, Wes was more caring, more goofy. She fell in love with him, but they couldn't be together because time seperated them.

Lucas and Nadira
When Nadira read Lucas' diary and thought he was talking about her, he was talking about her car.

Merrick and Shayla
Adding to the mystery of the past, there was a romance between Shayla and Merrick, which didn't happen in Gaoranger. But Merrick didn't want to get back with Shayla. Don't blame him. But they did get together with a karaoke duet for the Deer Zord. But in the finale, Merrick rather go with his wolf demon across the country other than the Princess.

Taylor and Eric
The first cross-team romance, it only occurred in the two-parter so it didn't really blossom. They were too tight-ass tough asses. They clashed heads when Eric gave her a ticket, apparently with no mutants from the future, the Silver Guardians gave tickets.

Tori and Blake
They went out on dates and there was clear attraction. But when there was the team-up in Dino Thunder, their relationship was not addressed. They certainly had more interaction than their counterparts in Hurricanger.

Trent and Kira
There was clear romance in the air between trouble artist Trent and musician Kira, and history was repeating itself with the girl Ranger with the dangerous evil Ranger. There was even jealous in the air when Kira got a crush on Blake. But somehow after Trent became good, the love fizzled out.


Nick and Madison
Ars Amatoria has them as 'chemistry' but it was clear that it was an arc throughout the season. As there was clear chemistry between them and she said she would hold unto his blanket in the final episode. I wish there was more to it. Surely Madison had a lot of growing to do, as she was shy and didn't change much and needed to break out of the shell.

Udonna and Leanbow
Udonna was young with a baby child when Leanbow went off to fight. She lost him and her sister and then her baby. Poor lady. But in the end, she got her husband and son back.

Theo and Lilly
Ah, they were friends for years and Theo clearly wanted to be more than friends, even got jealous of the friendship between her and Casey. In the end, they were going to date.

Jarrod and Camille
Because of Gekiranger, they had to squeeze in love between Camille and Jarrod. Somehow, Camille had to fall in love with Jarrod and not Dai Shi. It was confusing, but somehow her humanity was peaking through.


 Summer and Dillon
Ah, Summer and Dillon. Instant connection, they complete each others' sentences and read each others' minds. They almost kissed but alas, never got to. They went off to travel the world together.

Ziggy and Dr. K
She couldn't explain the attraction, she found it illogical and wanted to deny it. But it was obvious to Ziggy and Summer. She never could say his name... until the end.

Flynn and Gema
Alas, their attraction was only hinted upon in one episode and Gem stood in the way.

Some Pictures thanks to Ars Amatoria