Saturday, March 14, 2015

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Sorry I haven't been able to do this in a while. No guarantees if I can do it every week.

Power Rangers Dino Charge - The Tooth Hurts - Episode Review

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Episode Summary:
Riley is training on the track field in a stadium. on the ship, Cavity makes cakes for Poisandra's wedding and she wants a bad one. Fury eats it and hurts his teeth. Sledge tells Cavity to make one for the Rangers. In the base, Chase is relaxing and criticizing Riley's training. At the Café, the monster tied up the cooks and gave the patrons poison cake. The Rangers chase him out. Chase and Riley fight the monster. They argue over how to fight it. Kendall and Riley try to analyze the cakes of the victims. Chase is about to throw the cakes away. Riley and Chase get in another fight. Chase dumps the trash on the table. Kendall kicks them out. Chase runs off on his skateboard. Riley mopes in the base and Keeper gives advice about two different paths and one destination.
Cavity gets mad at Poisandra and Curio (who want cake) and says his loyalty is to Sledge. Chase is on his skateboard and follows where he hears screaming. Cavity blasts at buildings. Riley practices in the base and is surprised that Chase found the monster. Chase morphs and fights Cavity and ends up with a toothcake/de-morphed. Riley comes to the rescue and both of them fight Cavity. Riley tells Chase he will protect him and pushes Chase out of the way. He fights the monster and the others arrive and shoot him away. Riley tells Chase he though he was at the skate park. Chase tells him why would he play if there was a monster on the loose. He explains they do things differently but still work for the same cause.
They morph. Chase is still in pain. They fight the Viviks (at least they are not fighting Earwax). Riley helps out Chase. The other three are knocked down. Riley tells Chase to work together, they use the Dino Blade and Para Charger and he manages to power slash Cavity's teeth away. Riley gives Chase his Dino Charger and he puts it in the Dino Morpher and defeats the monster. Poisandra wants the monster saved. Sledge makes it grow. They form the normal formation of Dino Charge Megazord. Cavity is tough to fight. Green and Black have an idea. Tyler uses the Dino Blaze Charger and throws fire at the monster. Black and Green enter the cockpit. Stego changes into Stego Saber.
 They beat the monster and then do Final Slash, finally destroying it. Riley and Chase congrat each other. Poisandra falls down crying. She says she doesn't care for Energems. Fury says she hasn't defeated the Rangers. Sledge tells Fury he hasn't done anything either. Chase arrives at the stadium, telling Riley he will join in for a run. Riley apologizes to Chase. Chase classically doesn't hear it. The others arrive in gym clothes wanting to train as well. Riley says no rule. Chase says he will use a skateboard. Koda is confused. Riley says to adapt, Chase says its dangerous. Riley makes a backflip and they all run after him doing stunts.
Episode Review:
A good episode with character development. I am starting to like Riley. When the cast was introduced at PMC, I thought Green was going to be the funny one. The actor looks like a funny guy. Turns out Chase has more of the quips. Riley's actor Michael Taber still finds the humor in the lines. Keeper surprised me at being an actual apt mentor, reminding me of a bit of RJ, Zordon and Sensei from Ninja Storm.

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Guest Ranger or Recurring Ranger Actor in Opening Sequence

Claire Blackwelder was suspected to be the Purple Ranger since she was casted as Kendall in Power Rangers Dino Charge. She is a main character and is on the main cast and gets a 'title card' like the other Rangers but without a color. Eventually she might be a Purple Ranger and it will be changed to purple. Matt, Riley's brother, is rumored to be the Graphite Ranger and this has reached to debate as to why he is not in the opening sequence. We'll see. I used to work in TV and studied Television Production, I know a little bit about the mechanics of television. Also, I remember the first time I read 'Guest Ranger' was in a Disney Adventures article about Power Rangers where Tommy mentioned he was a 'Guest Ranger,' to not appear in every episode.
This post is about how guest Rangers, Extra Heroes or other superpowered heroes are not in the opening credits and why. It has to do with money and status. For example, the main 5 Rangers in most series are considered main cast and get paid the most and appear in every episode after their debut, sometimes they get credited and are not in the episode. Now when it comes to others like Kimberely Crossman (Lauren of Samurai), she was just a recurring character, she was not part of the main cast, only appeared in 3 or 4 episodes. She did not get a 'title card' but did appear in the opening sequence of Power Rangers Samurai.
Alex Dodd/Phantom Ranger/Turbo
Alex Dodd played the voice, he got credited in the ending credits and not in the opening sequence.
Kerrigan Mahan/Magna Defender/Lost Galaxy
Kerrigan Mahan played Goldar in MMPR and did the voice of the original Magna Defender. He only got credit in ending credit but not opening sequence.
Jason Chan/ Cameron/Green Samurai Ranger/Ninja Storm
He was part of the main cast for the whole season of Ninja Storm. His title card was a generic card and then when he became a Ranger, he had a similar one to the others. This might happen with Kendall Morgan in Dino Charge.
Michelle Langstone/Kat/Kat Ranger/SPD
She played Kat in Power Rangers SPD. She had a title card through the whole season and was part of the main cast. She became a Ranger in one episode and this was not reflected in the opening sequence, even though Kelson Henderson's title card was later acknowledge he was the fan fake ranger.
Antonia Prebble/Nova/Nova Ranger/SPD
Antonia Prebble voiced Nova in one episode of Power Ranger SPD. An extra played her human form briefly. She was just a guest voice actor. She did not appear in the opening sequence. Probably as she appeared in the last episode.
Peta Rutter/Udonna/White Ranger/Mystic Force
She was in the main cast and appeared in the opening sequence, she didn't appear in every episode. She transformed into the White Ranger in only two episodes, the opening sequence did not reflect this. She did not get her own title card.

 Chris Graham/Leanbow/Wolf Warrior/Mystic Force
Chris Graham played Leanbow's human form. Geoff Dolan voiced Koragg in Mystic Force. Koragg the Wolf Knight appeared in the opening sequence but not Wolf Warrior (I think).
Paul Gittens/Master Finn/Shark Ranger/Jungle Fury
Bruce Allpress/Master Phant/Elephant Ranger/Jungle Fury
Oliver Driver/Master Swoop/Bat Ranger/Jungle Fury
The Spirit Rangers did not appear in the opening sequence, their actors were just recurring characters and not part of main cast. In television, supporting characters may appear in more than half of the episodes per season. A recurring character is a fictional character, usually in a prime time TV series, who often and frequently appears from time to time during the series' run. Recurring characters often play major roles in more than one episode, sometimes being the main focus. Recurring characters also appear in less or more than just half of the episodes per season, with five appearances considered a minimum. Recurring characters usually start out as guest stars in one episode but continue to show up in future episodes if the storylines or actors are compelling enough. Sometimes a recurring character eventually becomes part of the main cast of characters.
Chris Auer/Robo Knight/Megaforce
Chris Auer played the voice, Robo Knight had no title card in the opening sequence. He did appeared in the Opening Sequence though.
Rangers that did not get 'title card' in opening sequence:
- Phantom Ranger (Turbo)
- Magna Defender (the original in Lost Galaxy)
- Omega Ranger (SPD)
- Nova Ranger (SPD)
- Wolf Warrior (Mystic Force)
- Spirit Rangers (Jungle Fury)
- Lauren (Samurai)
- Robo Knight (Megaforce)
So maybe not all the Dino Charge Rangers will get 'title cards' in the opening sequence, my guess is that Kendall will be Purple and get that title card to reflect that. Graphite Ranger might just be a guest and not get a title card. Aqua is questionable and so is Silver. Talon (KyoryuNavy) judging by the footage, he might just be a guest. Gold, being a sixth, of course will be in the opening sequence.


Poll Results: Possible Legacy Thunder Megazord/Favorite Dino Charge Characters


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What would you like to be the next Legacy item?
Thunder Megazord
  65 (62%)
  28 (26%)
  32 (30%)
  28 (26%)
Ninja Megazord
  43 (41%)
  36 (34%)
Shogun Megazord
  32 (30%)
  31 (29%)
Zeo Megazord
  25 (24%)
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What do you think about the upcoming Legacy Blade Blaster?
  57 (72%)
Too Expensive
  23 (29%)
  16 (20%)
Not good
  5 (6%)
What do you think about the fan film Power/Rangers?
  32 (25%)
Just Okay
  32 (25%)
  19 (15%)
  41 (32%)
Haven't seen it
  23 (18%)
Favorite Dino Charge character? 
  36 (28%)
  45 (35%)
  64 (50%)
  40 (31%)
  39 (30%)
  33 (25%)

What do you think about the name Curio for Luckyro?
  47 (42%)
  58 (52%)
  18 (16%)
What is your favorite villain in Dino Charge so far?
  54 (47%)
  44 (38%)
  36 (31%)
  22 (19%)
  16 (14%)