Saturday, November 22, 2014

Power Rangers Dino Charge Official Teaser

Power Rangers Super Megaforce - Legendary Battle - Episode Review

If you haven't seen it yet, Spoilers Ahead
"Legendary Battle"
Episode Summary:
Where we last left our five Rangers, they are powered down and knocked out in various parts of the city. People are cowering and battle damaged. A little boy looks for his dog. People are trapped in an elevator. A man is pinned under a column when a familiar man and woman run to him in familiar jackets. They help him out. The woman checks him and tells him he will be okay. A Pink Lightspeed Ranger mask appears in front of her face, she is Dana Mitchell. The Red Lightspeed mask appears in front of the face of the man, he is Carter Greyson. 

A man in a blue jean jacket and red shirt saves the boy's dog and tells him they have cool names. He is Leo, the Red Lost Galaxy Ranger. The people in the elevator are rescued by TJ (Blue Space Ranger) and Cassie (Pink Space Ranger).

A little boy in the back seat of a car tittering on a bridge is rescued by Tommy and Saba. The White Mighty Morphin mask appears on his face. Troy and Jake awaken. Emma and Gia reunite. Jake takes a column off Noah. Gia and Emma climb to higher ground and wonder where the others are. It is now night and Damon (Green Lost Galaxy) and Wes (Red Time Force) overhear citizens worrying if the Rangers will rescue them. They nod to each other and run off.  

Karone (Pink Lost Galaxy) sees a mother and daughter hug. Gia and Emma reunite with Noah. Troy is talking to Gosei, telling him that the zords are gone. The five reunite and hug over a fire. Noah gives Emma his jacket. Jake says they lost their zords and are unarmed, how will they win? Troy says everyone believes in them for a reason, tomorrow morning they will be there for everyone and win.

 A red warship crashes, the Rangers go to it and find it is Orion. They hug and reunite. The next morning, people are sleeping in streets. The Armada (A general, X-Borgs, royal guards and Bruisers) arrives on foot and threaten the citizens. The citizens have weapons and are ready to defend themselves. X-Borgs are blasted down by the six Rangers who arrive. The Rangers battle the X-Borgs. The Rangers then face one of Mavro's generals. The ships blast at the Rangers.

Mavro threatens them. Troy wants to defeat Mavro so he and Orion go on the ship and fly over to the main ship. Citizens cheer the duo on. The general fights the four leftovers. Troy and Orion without helmets do their 'Comedy Crash' yell as they crash into Mavro's ship. They jump in and fight X-Borgs and Bruisers. The dup enter the main chamber and take down two royal guards and X-borgs quickly. They face Mavro who fights them sitting down. Silver goes to Gold Mode. Mavro easily takes him down and Red takes control of the ship and blasts away the other ships. 

The general looks up at the destruction. When distracted, the Rangers pull out the Super Mega Cannon. He blasts at them, they de-morph but destroy him with their blast. Troy celebrates his victory as Orion falls down. Troy and Orion double team Mavro. 

 The two Rangers blast the control panel and strike Mavro. Orion takes him down, the ship starts exploding. Troy and Orion blast Mavro with their finishers. A huge explosion occurs and then the ship goes down. The others witness this and think the worst. Red and Silver In Space Rangers arrive on Galaxy Gliders and de-morph to be Troy and Orion. The six hug and reunite. They celebrate until they see a horde of X-Borgs. They are tired. Troy is for battling them. 

 They then notice all the Legendary Rangers appear over the hills. They name a couple of them. Most of the Sixth Rangers and Extra Heroes are noticeably absent. The Rangers retire and the walk in front of the newbies. Only a handful take off their helmets (Wes, Domon, Karone, Leo, TJ, Cassie, Emily, Mike, Dana, Carter and Tommy). Troy says he dreamt of this.
Noah recognizes Tommy. Tommy tells them they are there to fight with them. Wes tells them they are proud of them. Troy says it is a honor but Cassie says the honor is all their's. The six newbies morph. The Rangers put on their helmets and fight the X-Borgs. Suddenly other Rangers appear out of nowhere, including Robo Knight (who Troy quickly acknowledges) and they fight. Orion and the Megaforce Rangers do their finishers with their blasters and all the X-Borgs are gone. 

The Rangers and Legendary Rangers reunite, Tommy says it was an honor and it is time for them to leave. Tommy and Troy shake hands. Tommy and the others raise their hands and disappear in golden light. They are dispersed across the galaxy, them lifting causes the six Megaforce Rangers to fall down. They faint exhausted. Emma says the Earth is peaceful now. Gia kisses Jake on the cheek and they hold arms. Troy plants the Super Mega Saber on the ground and they walk away. 

Episode Review: (Get ready for a long rant)
As I said here, I got in trouble for voicing my opinion to an actor on Twitter while other fans have been crueler since the episode first aired in France and other European countries in September. I have to tell you, Saban Brands asked Power Force members what were epic battles per season and I had put 'Legendary Battle' before I saw it. I saw it and now I want to retract that. It, like this season, had lots of potential and I am not voicing this as an angry fan, I am saying as someone who loves television, studied television production, has worked in television and have understood television production and television budgets. 

As I said before, I was fooled by Samurai and Super Samurai's use of Mega, Super Mega and Shogun modes to think Saban had as much money as Disney by apparently they burned out their budget. I have read this in other fan reviews that small budgets shouldn't be excused. Ciara Hanna herself said that they did this for the fans. But my arguments is even if actors have tried their best (like Azim Rizk, Andrew Gray, Christina Masterson and the rest of the cast with these scripts), the editing and overall production have missed a lot in details.

My 9th grade teacher would say "God is in the details." This was an opportunity to delve into the rich history of Power Rangers and the producers and writers had no excuse as fans have spent years on cataloging it and easily googled and also they had access to Power Force and other fans on social media. Also, the editing in the Legendary Battle itself was laughable. 

They could had used footage from 199 Heroes movie. It was not included because they have to pay separately for the movies and for Samurai, they bought everything possible including the Go-Onger teamup, Shinkenger movie and the After Shinkenger special. For Megaforce and Super Megaforce, it looks like they only bought Goseiger and Gokaiger footage and no other movies. 

They just recycled the small Legacy War footage over and over for Troy's dreams and the battle itself. The new New Zealand footage they shot was missing many Rangers and many sixth Rangers were missing and would disappear and re-appear during footage including Robo Knight coming out of nowhere. James Bates, the writer of "Vrak is Back Part 2" felt like he gave an end to Robo Knight but was unaware of his appearance in this episode.

And I feel sorry for the returning actors that didn't even get a closeup or even lines. Reggie Rolle (Domon) and Melody Perkins (Karone) didn't even speak. Britney Prittle (Emily) and Hector David Jr. didn't even get a scene, close-ups nor lines. Now I am not surprised by other veteran actors declining the opportunity as it was little money and little screen time. 

 Also, in the original Gokaiger footage, when Blue, Green, Pink and Yellow are left with the general, they become Extra Heroes (Shadow Ranger, White Mystic, Red female Samurai and Sentinel Knight) but that was cut out. We still see their keys in the Super Mega Cannon. Mavro also had another general seen in the episode "Emperor Mavro" but he somehow disappeared (in Gokaiger he was a Monster of the Day destroyed by Pink).

Friday, November 21, 2014

Power Rangers Legendary Battle Extended Episode Monday November 24 on NickToons

Fellow Power Force Member Burgundy Ranger has found that an extended episode of Power Rangers Super Megaforce will air Monday November 24th at 11pm on Nicktoons. "The Wrath" and "Legendary Battle" will air at 11 pm. It is a 75 minutes (one hour and 15 minutes) slot. Legendary Battle will be 45 minutes long including an extended 15 minutes. I am glad the extended episode will air. I had no idea it would be on NickToons. I do not have NickToons on my cable provider. I am hoping someone posts it online or it appears on Hulu as other episodes have. An extended episode has been rumored since castmembers said on social media that they did ADR (voice over) for an extra long episode.

Oh and it will be avialbale on on Tuesday, thanks to Saban Brands for the info.

Here is a bit of their e-mail:
 "Hope you’re all excited for tomorrow’s LEGENDARY finale! Although the season is coming to a close, you’ll have one more chance to watch never-before-seen footage. This Monday, Nov. 24, an extended version of the Power Rangers Super Megaforce finale will air from 11 p.m.-12:15 a.m. only on Nicktoons! Following the Monday airing, the extended finale will also be available on and the Nickelodeon app on Tuesday, Nov. 25. Don’t forget to tune in on Monday for the EPIC extended finale."

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Aqua, Purple and Talon Ranger names revealed in Dino Charge Morpher

 Thanks to Razzle1337, we now know the names of the other Rangers. In the morpher, it says other names and phrases. KyoryuCyan seems to be Aqua Ranger, KyoryuViolet to be Purple Ranger and Deathryuger to be Talon Ranger. Talon is a claw of a bird or dinosaur. Of course as we already know, KyoryuGray is Graphite.
 Ankylo Charger, Engage! Energize! Unleash The Power! Ankylosaurus Power Ranger Aqua!

Packy Charger, Engage! Energize! Unleash The Power! Pachycephalosaurus Power Ranger Graphite!
Ptera Charger, Engage! Energize! Unleash The Power! Pteranodon Power Ranger Gold!
Plesio Charger! Engage! Unleash The Power! Plesiosaurus Power Ranger Purple!
Spino Charger, Engage! Energize! Unleash The Power! Spinosaurus Power Ranger Talon!

 Titano Charger! Engage! Unleash The Power! Energize! Brachiosaurus Power Ranger Silver!
[Razzle Dazzle's blog has since been closed]

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Poll Results: Opaque keys in briefs/Legendary Battle/MMPR Pack C & D

Will you be purchasing the boys underwear for Ranger Keys?
Yes, I got kids
  13 (14%)
Yes, I don't care
  11 (12%)
Yes, online sell
  5 (5%)
No way
  59 (67%)

What do you think about Pink and Yellow split up in two different MMPR packs with repeats?
  23 (23%)
  40 (41%)
Oh Well
  37 (38%)
  39 (40%)

So far Opaque Red, Blue & Silver keys have been spotted with briefs, what other colors do you think?
  41 (82%)
  22 (44%)
  16 (32%)

So far we only know about Red, Silver and blue.
 There is a rumored extended "Legendary Battle", where you think we will see it?
Nick on TV
  49 (42%)
  55 (47%)
Nick Online
  55 (47%)
  28 (24%)
So far we don't know yet.

Villains Week: Sixth Ranger Bring Villain

I noticed a pattern. Sometimes when a sixth ranger arrives, a new villain does.

Lunar Wolf/Zenaku  /// Gao Silver/Loki
Of course they were connected, an ancient warrior cursed with a mask to become a wolf demon. The Rangers saved him, and both heroes kept themselves away from our heroes.

 In Hurricanger only, when Shurikenger came in, a new villain Satarakura had as well. In Ninja Storm, Satarakura's counterpart Shimazu came way after Green Samurai Ranger was introduced.
Omega Ranger/Morgana
When the Omega Ranger arrived, Mora had been changed to Morgana. She brought along other monsters but she stuck around unlike her Dekaranger counterpart.

Solaris Knight/Imperius /// MagiShine/Meemy
In Mahou Sentai Magiranger, when Nai and Mere push the Magiranger into a cave, they release Hikaru the frog and Memmy. They fought long ago. Same thing in Mystic Force. But Imperius tried tricking Udonna in his old form.

Mercury Ranger/Fearcats /// BoukenSilver/Questers
In Boukenger, Eiji chased the Ashu Tribe, him being half Ashu. They were then turned into Questers by Gahja. In Operation Overdrive, the aliens Fearcats terrorized Tyzonn and they were upgraded by Flurious.

Go-On Wings/Hiramechimedes
 Well this kind of happened in RPM too as Venjix got a new suit that was Hiramechimedes in Go-Onger but it wasn't a new villain or character. In Go-Onger when Hiramechimedes came along, so did Go-On Wings.

Robo Knight/Mutants /// Gosei Knight/Yuumajuu
 When the Yuumajuu and Mutants appeared, Robo Knight/Gosei Knight did too.