Saturday, March 21, 2015

Power Rangers Dino Charge - Let Sleeping Zords Lie - Episode Review

UPDATED 3/22/15 10:30 PM EST
Episode Summary:
The five Rangers are digging for more Energems. Shelby is not digging, just thinking and looking at her sketchbook of the other dinos. She says that the other gems have to be with the fossils of the other dinos: Pterdactyl, Ankylosaurus, Pachysaurus, Plesiosaurus and Titanosaurus, they shouldn't dig where they last found bones. She has an idea: they if they combine the areas where they last lived and the energy signature of the last energem locations. The boys notice their drinks are empty, that Shelby drank them. She gets upset and runs off. In space, Fury cowards towards Sledge about Energems. Poisandra says Energems should be easy to find if the Rangers did it. She asks Wrench for help, he says Sledge and Fury were angry last time he helped them.
Back at the base, Shelby tells Kendall she has an idea which she rebuffs. Shelby says she is being underestimated and has been a  good pink ranger, that no one will listen to her ideas. Kendall shocks her by asking what the idea is. Shelby tells her. Kendall is inspired and gets DNA samples and says they can only do one dinosaur at a time. Shelby says she'll get the Ankylosaurus which is bonded with the Aqua gem. They make the Ankylocharger and create a device called the e-Tracer, which they show off to the boys when they arrive. It goes to the satellite signature which the evil ship happens to hover by and intercepts the signal. They find a zord instead of a gem. The five go out and find a huge hole.
A new monster, Sting Rage comes out. The Rangers fights Vivicks. They scan him for an Energem and can't find one. The monster stings Koda and makes him attack the other Rangers. They pin him down and take off the stinger, bringing him to normal. Ankylozord brusts out of the ground and stomps on them and goes back down. In the base, someone must have bonded with an energem. Keeper says the Aqua Ranger must not know we exist. Koda thinks the monster stung it like it stung him. Shelby says she'll take off the sting, she blames herself because of the e-tracker. Kendall blames herself, saying she did not encrypt the tracer and she leaves.
Shelby follows. Kendall goes in her truck. Sledge berates Poisandra but then finds out they got a zord and threatens Sting Rage. Kendall arrives in the woods and finds Shelby stowed away. Kendall says she corrects her own mistakes. Shelby says they should work together. Sting Rage and Poisandra arrives. Shelby protects Kendall and falls/morphs into the hole. The Vivicks attack Kendalla nd she fights back with a shovel and runs away. Pink Ranger bumps into the Ankylozord. The Rangers meet up with Kendall.
Tyler worries for Shelby and runs to the cave but is intercepted by Sting Rage. The others fight Vivicks while Kendall returned to the base. Tyler is knocked down and then all the Rangers. The ground shakes and Shelby and Ankylozord pop out. She took off the stinger. She tells the others they work too hard. The five do a roll-call. The two factions battle. Shelby takes Sting Rage down with her foot and then with Dino Steel's Tricera Drill. Sledge is angry and calls the Magna Beam.
The Rangers call the three main zords. Shelby says Ankylozord can help, they form the Tri-Ankylo formation. The five enter the cockpit. They use the drill and then hammer punch. They finally finish the monster off with the Final Hammer Punch. Shelby welcomes the Ankylozord. Fury is angry at Poisandra and wants to know how she found the zord. Sledge calls Poisandra and she runs off. At the museum, the boys gather and Kendall fixed the e-tracer. They get drinks. Shelby arrives and they move the drinks away from her. They applaud her. Koda says his grandfather invented a machine too... it's called the wheel. Kendall brings a big pink present for Shelby from the museum. Shelby is happy about it. Koda tells her it is poop. Shelby drops it and smashes it. She wipes her hands on Koda.
Episode Review:
I have to say this episode is by far the best one. It finally deals with the Kendall/Shelby issue. Shelby wants to prove herself and Kendall doesn't think highly of her. This episode uses two female characters in smart ways and show their strength and how needed they are in the team. It is a rare female-dominated episode used smartly since RPM. Kendall reminds me of Dr. K but not completely, so they are slightly different, not the same character.

Also, Shelby calls the Gold Ranger's dinosaur "Pteradactyl" and the Dino Charge Morpher calls it "Pteranodon." Also Silver Ranger's dinosaur was called Titanosaurus and in the morpher it says "Brachiosaurus." Also she said "Pachysaurus" instead of "Pachycephalosaurus" for Graphite Ranger.

Titanosaurus is a genus of dinosaurs used for various types


Pteradactyl vs. Pteranodon
Pterodactyl is a common term Scientists try to avoid. Pteranodon is a more specific one. In Zyuranger, Abaranger and Kyoryuger, the term Pteranodon is used.


Sailor Moon Crysal - Act 18 Invasion - Sailor Venus

Moon cries for he loss of Jupiter and Venus comforts her. Luna and Tuxedo Kamen arrive and notice Petz's earring, Artemis captures it from Mission Control as a sample. Venus apologizes for not being able to protect Jupiter. Back a he base, Minako thinks Black Moon are aliens. Mamoru thinks the others are alive. Minako wants to know if Chiba Usa is friend or foe. They arrive at home o find Chibi-Usa brought a friend. Minako wans to play with them. Chibi-Usa's mood changes when she sees Petz' earring in Mamoru's hand. Later with Black Moon, Saphire wants to deal with the Sailor Guardians. He discusses with Rubeus. Saphire doesn't want to use the power of the planet Nemesis. Wiseman appears and says their black crystal is not powerful with the silver crystal around. That Rabbit has it. Rubeus doesn't trust Wiseman, Esmeradue says the Wiseman gave the Prince his 'evil sight' third eye.
Wiseman gave the Prince the ideas of the Silver Crystal. Meanwhile, three sister ghosts visit the last sister. Rubeus arrives and tells her to hurry. She says she will borrow from her sisters and attack. Back at the Tskuino residence, Minako interrogates Chibi Usa. Usagi eggs her on. Chibi Usa says she doesn't know. Mamoru says to leave her alone. Minako asks one last question, if she's not an enemy. Chibi Usa swears she's not. Usagi says if she doesn't co-operate than they cannot get along. Usagi exists. Later at the middle school, Usagi looks at the sky and thinks of her friends. Naru watches and hugs her, telling her to have lunch together. Umino shows them a DVD about 'channeling,' which is a huge craze. It is the last sister from Black Moon, she sends a message from Rubeus, saying they are not enemies, they came to guide people in the right path. Usagi gets upset and says they are lies.
Naru says to herself as if she is telling Usagi that she realized she is part of something, wants to help but knows she can't. The sister says to the interviewer about a White Moon. Minako and Artemis sees this in the base. She is trying to brainwash people. Minako accepts the challenge. Mamoru summons his Shittenou through their crystal, they say that a space-time disturbance has occurred with the new villains. He says he has no power, thinking why he was reborn. Kunzite says to believe in his own power, he has to become king. Next day at Tsukino's, Chibi Usa steals Usagi's brooch. Meanwhile, the last sister is with a big crowd that includes the Senshi's friends and Minako and the cats. Usagi informs Minako. Everyone gets hypnotize not to accept the White Moon and the Silver Crystal. They all turn on Minako. Artemis knocks down the cameraman. Minako transforms.
She calls her fallen sisters. Venus does Rolling Heart Vibration but it doesn't work. The four sisters attack Venus. The alive sister says Rubeus is after Usagi and Chibi-UIsa. Usagi finds Chibi-Usa with the brooch at the park. The Luna P beeps, they get attacked and Usagi protects Chibi-Usa. Rubeus is about to attack them but is stopped by Tuxedo Kamen. Tuxedo Kamen does the Tuxedo La Smoking Bomber attack from his friends and tames Rubeus, who escapes. Tuxedo asks for the brooch. Chibi-Usa returns it and Moon transforms. Sailor Moon attacks the last sister, releases Venus and destroys the sister with Moon Princess Hailation. Moon asks Chibi-Usa what she was going to do with the brooch. Chibi-Ua says she no matter how many Silver Crystals she had, she couldn't use them. She knew the past crystal could only be used in the past.  And he future and past ones is dangerous. She was taught that but she came to the past. Moon asks what she means. Chibi-Usa says to help the 30th century Earth. Moon gasps.

At least Usagi was able to save Minako this time. This episode almost falls in the same failures of the first half by moving too fast and not doing any character development. Even though Venus' name is on the ep, Usagi, Chibi-Usa and Mamoru get more focus and development. Venus is just the middle-man. Her introduction episode was more development and understanding of her character than this one. Last time, Makoto got enough development and so did Ami a month ago. This is moving the plot along, with Chibi-Usa revealing she's from the future. In the original anime., I think it was revealed the same way that they found out something happened to her mom and then she was from the future. This ep also has a plot point about Chibi-Usa stealing the brooch like in the manga and anime. Next month, Sailor Pluto is introduced and the name of the ep is "Time Warp - Sailor Pluto."