Saturday, February 27, 2016

Power Rangers Dino Supercharge - Roar of the Red Ranger - Episode Review

Heckyl is not enthused by Fury's plan. Shinge comes in with Ninja and a plan to put a virus in the weapons of the Rangers. Tyler takes the Rangers with a crayon map to find a box of letters and mementos. The other Rangers are supportive. Tyler puts a Dino Bite Cafe in the box, saying his friends are important. Shelby says thanks for saying sharing it. Later Red Ranger blasts targets on his bike with his morpher. Shelby says he only hit four and before he hit all six. Ninja comes in and puts in the virus. 

Kendall keeps the Red energem to make the Super Charger. Tyler takes out a map from Rusty where the cave-in happenw ith James. There is a flood, he wants to hold his breath. Shelby thinks his dad maybe haven't survived. Tyler is peeved, thinking she wanted him to five up. He runs off. Ninja comes in. Tyler awakes in a daze. A light blue foot kicks him and fights Ninja. Ninja runs off. Tyler gets up. Back at the base, Kendall says the new charge responds to the T-Rex energy. Riley activates the weapons program, the virus goes through. 

Tyler returns all hurt, saying a monster attacked him and he think he saw the Aqua Ranger. Keeper asks for his identity. He thinks it might be Rusty as he spoke about his Energem. Keeper says they can add extra strength. Shelby wants to talk, Tyler says there is nothing to discuss. Outside with all the Rangers (even Kendall morphed), Tyler calls the Super Charger and it shocks him. He becomes like a T-Rex and his helmet roars. Kendall tries helping but is knocked off and pounced on by Tyler. Ivan and Riley de-morph after being knocked off by Tyler. Kendall heads off to the base. 

She finds there is a virus there, knowing it is Heckyl. The T-Rex spirit has taken over Tyler. He roars at Night. Back at the ship, Snide threatens Shinge. Shinge has another monster to hunt for Tyler. Snide says he doesn't like Shinge. Kendall gives the Rangers a Hypno Charger and Super Charger as they hop in the jeep. Shelby asks if the real Tyler is in there. She shows them his crayon map. The hunter monster is after Tyler and the Rangers see him. Koda detects Ninja and kicks him. The Hunter monster arrives and they crowd the Rangers as they morph. Chase goes after Tyler. 

Riley and Ivan fight Ninja. Hunter fights Koda and Shelby. The Rangers are knocked down. Chase calls out for Tyler and finds his box o memories. He spots a pic of Tyler's dad and Tyler when little. The infected Tyler comes near him and is hit by the Hypno blast but it wears off and he tackles him. Aqua Ranger comes in and stops Tyler. Aqua says he won't hurt him and defends himself against Red and calls him Tyler. He de-morphs. Chase is shocked. James shows him the baseball when he was a kid. Tyler returns to normal and James picks him up. They hug. Riley calls Chase, he tells them they are on the way.

Chase tells Tyler Shelby knew he would be there. Tyler, James and Black Ranger arrive to the two monster site and instamorph. They blast away the Hunter monster and he leaves. 7 Rangers aginst Ninja. Chase gives Tyler the super-charger. He calls for the Super T-Rex, T-Rex becomes cute and little and he dons the armor. He fights Ninja in a barrage of explosions. Ninja tries throwing ninja stars to no avail against Tyler. Tyler blasts him down. The little zord attack him. Tyler does a big kick and chomp. He combines the two morphers and does the final strike on Ninja. Magna Beam makes Ninja big. T-Rex goes big too and the Rangers summon Brachio and Plesio. Plesio Charge Pachy-Rex is formed. The Rangers call the Dino Drive mode and then go Dino Super Drive. Aqua Ranger says it is awesome as he enters the cockpit. Ninja throws more ninja stars. They do T-Rex Power Blast and Galactic Blast and destroy the monster.

Back at the ship, Hunter says they know where the Aqua Gem is. Fury says thanks to him there is one more Ranger. Heckyl is about to destroy him. Shinge they need Hunter as bait. Heckyl is intrigued. Back at the box, James says he found the Energem when the cave collapsed ten years ago. Rusty is there too and he knew James was a Ranger but they didn't know there was more Energems. Shelby and Tyler make up. James says he was hiding for years and was relived to find out he was a Ranger. He saw everuything happened. Shelby says never giving up happen in the family. Tyler and James catch up playing baseball as the others leave.

Everyone was complaining about Tyler not explaining his story and Rusty having lied, I think there is subtext about James not being able to be un-aging in public (maybe he thought Tyler couldn't handle an immortal dad) and Rusty contacted Tyler in other to find out what he was doing. But it is screwed up James never sent Tyler a letter or anything to let him know he was okay. I agree the ep is a little rushed as they squeezed two eps in there. It isn't as rushed as other seasons though. 

Thursday, February 25, 2016

.....Uhh... More Ranger Keys in 2016

UPDATED 3/15/16 
Just when we thought it was over, Bandai America decided to put us in debt with yet more Ranger Keys. Finally they succumbed to having two females per pack but didn't indulge in having Extra Heroes like Kat Ranger or Nova Ranger or even the Jungle Fury Spirit Rangers. Here are my critiques, you are thinking it, I'm saying it.

Lost Galaxy - this third pack has Translucent Magna Defender, Red Ranger and FINALLY Pink Ranger. This is fine as we had regular Magna Defender, Yellow and Translucent Green. 
In Space - Pink Ranger, Translucent Black and Red AGAIN. The last pack has translucent Red and Blue, so Red again. They could had Silver Ranger but OH WELL. For those who don't know, Silver Ranger came in the 20 keys set. Looks like they have a law against them having any of those exclusive keys even though they aren't being sold anymore.

Lightspeed Rescue - FINALLY Yellow, Pink and Titanium, the second pack for LR. 
Time Force - Yellow, Translucent Pink and Blue. Kudos to them for having Pink in the pack even though she showed up in the last pack. So now we have Translucent Red, Pink, Blue and Green. I don't care that there is no Quantum Ranger, who was in 20 key set. Looks like they have a law against them having any of those exclusive keys even though they aren't being sold anymore.
Wild Force - Translucent Lunar Wolf and Red and FINALLY White Wild Force Ranger. Last pack was Yellow with Lunar Wolf and Translucent Black. So now we have Translucent Red, Black and Lunar Wolf.
SPD - FINALLY Yellow, Translucent Red and Shadow, so no Kat Ranger and Nova Ranger. I guess they didn't want an all-female pack. Also since Nova only appeared in one ep and Kat appeared in one ep.

 Mystic Force - FINALLY Pink and Blue, translucent Solaris Knight.
Operation Overdrive - Pink with translucent Blue and Mercury. Last pack was Translucent Red with Mercury and Yellow, so now they have Translucent Blue, Red and Mercury.

RPM - FINALLY Black, Translucent Red and Gold, it would've been cool to have the Gold/Silver hybrid but whatever.
Samurai - FINALLY Yellow, and Translucent Green and Gold, like they went out of the way NOT TO HAVE LAUREN!!!

Megaforce - Translucent Red and Finally Pink and Yellow

There IS a Turbo pack with Turbo Yellow, Translucent Red and Phantom Ranger.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

Power Rangers Dino Supercharge - Date with Danger - Episode Review

Chase has a pattern of what he does on dates. He has trophies. Shelby figures it is the fourth date. Tyler says Chase usually does push-ups. Chase says he doesn't do it anymore. Koda says it is because a girl beat him at pushups once. Chase says this current girl he is dating is different. He accidentally gets electrocuted with a machine Kendall had out. A asteroid lands on Earth and it is monster called Shinge, who offers to gets the Energems for Fury, Snide and Wrench. Chase does some skating moves for his date Kayley. She is unimpressed and complains it has been a hour. He says he is a regular guy. She says there is a thing she has to do and leaves. 

Elsewhere, Tyler opens a letter that someone says he saw his father before he disappeared and some buildings get attacked so he morphs. Chase sees it, morphs and joins Tyler. They meet Fury and Fury introduces Shinge. Shinge says he has a headache, he uses his gun against the Rangers and moves Fury out of the way. He hit a random woman, Chase comes to her rescue. Kayley arrives and offers to take the woman. Chase does an American accent and flips and leaves. He puts the Armor X armor and fights Shinge but gets knocked down. The other four Rangers arrive and get knocked down. 

Fury tells Shinge to forget his headache. Shinge says Fury has been there for millions of years and didn't get one energem. They try to fight. The Rangers shoot at them and they teleport away. Wrench gives Shinge a picture of Koda and Kayley. Shinge shows Heckyl his plan to kidnap Kayley. Heckyl is for it but threatens Shinge anyway. Shelby reads the note that Tyler have from the guy named Rusty, He kisses her cheek and she blushes and he leaves. At the diner, Chase shows Kayley his thropies. She breaks up with hi, saying she met someone else and leaves. He tries to stop her, he wants to know who she is. She says he is the Black Ranger. He quickly says it is him and interrupts himself.

At the base, he says "She dumped me for me." Shelby asks him where he took her on her date. She asked him if he asked her what she wanted to do. She asks if he nows what she likes. He says he'll never have a chance, come sup with an idea and leaves. He gets electrocuted again. Tyler meets with Rusty in a cave where he has a site. He tells him a story where he last saw James and there was a shake and James saved him and the cave collapsed around him. Tyler asks if he got out. Rusty says it is possible. Rusty asks to see Tyler's gem and asks him where he found it. Rusty says it is really something. Meanwhile, Black Ranger meets Kayley in his labored American accent. She says she loves space, she wants to be an astronaut. 

[Above pic thanks to @nightmere]
Black Ranger and Kayley hang out on his bike and then he shows her a telescope. Kayley would like to know his identity. He says he can't. Later, Keeper speaks to him at the base. He has pictures of them together. Keeper asks if they have a future together. Chase says it was the only way to be with her. Keeper says if with an accent and hiding his identity, could she truly be happy with him? Later on another date, Kayley says she feels close to him. He says it is a problem, he can never tell her who he is, he said they have to be friends. She says she can't get over him. He says maybe another guy before him. She tells him he was all into himself. Black Ranger tells him to give him a chance and they part ways. Chase de-morphs saying he lost her twice.

He hears her screaming and Shinge and Wrench have her. Shinge shoots at him and he sweres on his bike and kicks Wrench and gets Kayley. He tells her to go and he will call the police. The other Rangers arrive. They morph. Tyler is called away by Kendall. The Rangers fight Shinge and Wrench. Shinge tells Snide to make him big, he says he likes his style and he puts his foot down near the Rangers and blasts at them. Plesiozord arrives with Tyler in it. They all jump inside it. They add Parazord. They activate Dino Superdrive and shoot back at Shinge and knock him. They do galactic Para/Plesio Blast but it is isn't enough, Riley addes the Raptor. Shinge takes him down. Poisandra makes fun of Fury in the ship. Fury reverses the mega-beam and he shrinks. 

Back at the ship, Fury tells Shinge to get out of his cell. Shinge says Heckyl says he can pick any cell he wants. Shinge wonder show the mega beam wore off. Fury tells him to watch his step. Back at the diner, Kayley apologizes to Chase. Chase apologizes for just showing off. She says they can try again but not to focus on him. Shelby says she thought he would focus on the grill. He says he is focusing on the girl. Shelby says not the girl but the grill, which is on fire, Chase panics. 

It is funny how some people didn't notice Chase was changing his accent. Also that Kayley's Kiwi accent slips in most noticeably in the last scene. Accents are tricky, especially when it is on a set with a lot of technical people, actors, props and long hours. These actors have to wait hours for lighting and other crew to set up. It is not easy point and shoot. Shinge is a great character, he was a character like Fury in Kyouryuger, lasting a couple of eps. Shinge reminds me of Heckyl but is a little different as he is over-confident. Also, I didn't like how everyone was on Chase's side. I would had expected Kendall or even Riley to mention Chase should focus on being Ranger other than just love. Keeper is now like that grandpa that gives life advise but disappears when something big happens... like Heckyl entering the base a couple eps back!!!

[Pic thanks to @Shadowray22]
Also we are introduced to Rusty who in the flashback we briefly see the Silver Energem near him. As James, Tyler's dad is now assumed to be the Aqua Ranger due to the episode summaries (One mentions Tyler and James reuniting and the next mentions the Aqua Ranger being present. Also the toy description says Aqua Ranger has been around for a while and the actor hired to be James is rather young, so we can assume he got the Energem and stayed the age he was when he got lost.), I guess Rusty will be the Silver Ranger.