Saturday, October 26, 2019

Power Rangers Beast Morphers - Sound and Fury - Episode Review

Episode Summary:
A maintenance girl wants to do something more complicated and interviews with Zoey and Nate. Ben and Betty test out the Cheetah Claw for Devon. The dressing is thrown at Betty and it blows up. The girl Megan says they are a mess and she has experience. Nate doesn't like her. There is a long line of people applying for his assistant, Megan says she will be the next assistant to herself. Zoey and Nate meet at the movie. Scrozzle is telling a story to Roxy. Blaze brings a new Tubatron and shows Evok new keys--Fury Cells. Scrfozzle is mad he took them, Evox wants to use them. Megan sees Zoey and Nate and thinks it is a date and it is against the rules for Rangers to date and hse takes a picture. 

The Rangers face Tubatron. Blaze gives him a fury cell and he is powered up. The five morph. The trio fight Tubatron and Gold and Silver go after Blaze. Tubatron destroys Blue's saber. Gold blasts the box of fury cells. Silver takes a fury cell. Tubatron blasts Red away and his visor cracks. They de-morph and Devon fights the monster. Ravi and Zoey leave on Cruise. Gold and Silver defeat Blaze. Blaze groans and says they won't get his fury cells and he teleports away. At the base, the Rangers show the Commanders. Nate tells her about the Fury Cells. 

Commander says Nate needs his assistant. Nate trusts Zoey to pick the assistant. Zoey bumps into Megan and she says her the video of the two together. Megan shows her the handbook about dating. Zoey denies. Megan blackmails her to be the assistant. Zoey is shocked. Later, Megan indeed is the assistant and helps with the claw. Nate puts the fury cell to power the armor. Megan questions his calculations. He tells her to put half a bottle of Morph X and she puts a whole bottle. He turns it on and it overloads. The claw comes for them. It spins around Ben and Betty. Megan blames Nate. She goes to report the commander. Zoey hears this. Commander says it doesn't sound like Nate. Commander asks for Zoey to bring Nate. Megan says being a Ranger and charge of the lab is too much. Megan wants to be the chief scientist. Nate shows she used the whole bottle on purpose.

Zoey tells the truth that she was blackmailing. Megan tells her about them dating. Commander says her actions are terrible. She kicks her out and calls security. Nate and Zoey explain about the date. Commander says she believes them. The Rangers regroup. Nate says they haven't tested the new mode but the others want to use it. Rangers morph and fight Tubatron. Red glows. Blue and Silver unable to block an attack. The armor slowly appears on Devon. Fire blasts out when his new mode is finished. He gets the cheetah claws and fights the monster. Scrozzle sends a Gigatron. The Rangers regather. Cruise and Devon form the battle mode of Racer Zord. They fight the Gigatron. Back at the juice bar, Zoey and Nate talk about Megan. He doesn't understand why Zoey let her blackmail her. It was kinda a date for Zoey. Nate is surprised. Zoey says she sort of likes him. He says it is phenomenal because the feelings are mutual. He confesses about the flowers. Nate asks what will they do. Steel is surprised but the other boys deny it would happen that they are together.

Episode Review:
Megan is an interesting character as she is not Roxy and Blaze or affiliated with Evox but they still use the 'evil' music with her actions. Also interesting that this episode introduces Devon's powerup but is basically a Zoey episode. This is not the first time for this to happen though. I commend the writing staff for a great episode with a new character.


Sunday, October 20, 2019

Power Rangers: Non-Color Teammate Names (2019)

I did the Super Sentai version, here are the Power Rangers. I'm not counting Ninjor or Blue Senturion or any Ranger-like Allies that are like them.

Phantom Ranger
The first Sixth Ranger to not have a color in his/her name. In Super Sentai, his counterpart VRV Master was not a Ranger, no mecha (zord) nor personal weapon. 

Magna Defender
Magna Defender, himself, is considered a Rnager-like Ally but when Mike became him, the show and toyline treated him as a Sixth Ranger. 

Titanium Ranger
Titanium is a chemical element with the symbol Ti and atomic number 22. It is a lustrous transition metal with a silver color, low density, and high strength. He is basically a Silver Ranger. Boom Comics considers him this as he was included in the Silver Ranger cover they did a year ago.

Quantum Ranger
 Quantum distinctly is not a color. It is considered they picked this name not to be confused for Red. His Japanese counterpart as called Time Fire.

Lunar Wolf Ranger
While in Super Sentai, he was Gao Silver with the color in his name, Wild Force decided to call him "Lunar Wolf" instead of a color. My guess they did this because Quantum Ranger had a non-color name and wanted to keep that motif. 

Kat Ranger/Shadow Ranger/Omega Ranger
Shadow Ranger is hard to definiate if he's black or blue or what. So understandable they called him 'Shadow.' Omega Ranger, surprisingly, was not called 'White' but probably 'Omega' being that Omega means "the last." Omega Ranger's original name was DekaBreak. Kat Ranger is just named that because she is Kat, a feline. Her counterpart was Swan-inspired. My guess they did all this was because Dekaranger didn't use color names for their non-core Rangers.

Nova Ranger
"Nova" is a space thing, she was probably called that because it sounded cool. Her counterpart was "DekaBright."

Solaris Knight/Wolf Warrior
Even though treated as a Sixth Ranger both by Power Rangers and Super Sentai, fans don't consider him a 'Ranger' because of his name 'Knight.' Fans consider him a Ranger-like ally. I consider him a Ranger regardless. His counterpart was MagiShine. Wolf Warrior's Japanese counterpart was Wolzard Fire. He is considered a Ranger-like Ally. 

Mercury Ranger
His counterpart was Bouken Silver so he had a color name, but this guy was probably named Mercury because it was considered cool. My guess is because the last season the sixth rangers didn't have color names.

Robo Knight
After Operation Overdrive, all rangers went by colors or animals (in Jungle Fury). The only one during Saban era to not have a color name was Robo Knight, stylized after Gosei Knight. 

Graphite Ranger
"Graphite" is not a color. It is a crystalline allotropic form of carbon. In Japan, he was Kyoryu Gray. With all the unique color names like Aqua Ranger and Purple Ranger, Graphite Ranger is the only one that isn't a color. Gray Ranger doesn't sound as catchy either. He is also considered a Silver Ranger in Boom Comics.