Sunday, February 3, 2013

Power Rangers Series Review

Power Rangers Series Review




Intro: Before I get started I want to apologies for not reviewing these shows in order, I just wanted to get the series that didn’t impress me out of the way first. For those of you who don’t know Power Rangers is base on a Japanese TV show called Super Sentai, and this series became a culture phenomenon. I was skeptical about doing this because this is a kid’s show I can’t expect this to be logical all the time, however we had kid’s shows and movies that had mature themes and adults can watch like Batman The Animated Series, Beast Wars, Antz and The Iron Giant. Since this is the 20th anniversary of this series I wanted to give my thoughts on this series because there are somethings about it that bother me. 

     
Power Rangers LightSpeed Rescue: This series was mixed for me because it had some good ideas and some of the episodes I did like. There are some similarities between this and Mighty Morphing, like the theme of magic versus technology, an evil ranger, civilians being recruited to protect the earth from monsters and the yellow ranger being played by a woman even thaw the sentai counterpart is a man. This series had potential to be a movie; in fact this could have been The Avengers movie before The Avengers movie.

Here are some similarities
Nick Fury was a war hero now he is a super spy/second commander of S.H.E.L.D. The world is treated by Loki and aliens so he wants to recruit superheroes to stop the threat. But his superiors want to handle the situation in a different way.



Captain Mitchell was a fire fighter and now he is a military operative. Demons are treating the earth so he wants to recruit civilians to become power rangers, but his superior want to use robots instead. 

Do you see my point? One of the many problems I had with this series is the rangers, I mean if this is suppose to be a military base operation then why didn’t they train soldier to become rangers instead of recruiting civilians? In some episodes we see the rangers training, it would make sense if these people had something to offer this operation like one was teaching self defense and another was building the rangers weapons and zords just like Billy did in Zeo. The rangers that stood out for me was the red ranger Carter and the green ranger Joel, because Joel has a personality, he's the goofball of the team. The subplot of Joel trying to woo Ms. Fairweather ( she design the rangers weapons and zords.)  reminds me of Zack trying to get with Angela in season one of Mighty Morphing. Carter was an Alpha male, he tried to run over a monster, he attack two giant monsters with just his hand guns and he was willing to sacrifice himself to save the city. The other rangers are just flat, the only thing we learn about the pink ranger Dana is she wants to be a doctor or nurse and she’s the Captain’s daughter. The Blue ranger Chad was a Dolphin trainer and we learn that he has martial arts back round, and in a few episodes he has a relationship with the yellow ranger Kelsey. Kelsey is a sport person that it that’s all we know about her. I can’t comment on Ryan the Titanium Ranger because he was barely in this show, speaking of the Titanium ranger I was surprise to find out that he was a made up ranger that would explain why there's no sentai footage of him, the sentai that this series was base on didn’t have a six ranger. 

The episode’s that was center around him reminds me of the green with evil 5 parter and the green candle 2 parter. Also I like how the writers handle he’s absence better then Tommy’s but I will get into that in Mighty Morphing. Another problem I had with this series is the villains; they didn’t become interesting until the last few episodes, plus they didn’t score any victories over the rangers until the end. The team up episodes between these rangers and the Galaxy rangers was disappointing, the problem I had with those episodes are they focus on the girl and Carter bonding. Saban Entertainment did you learn anything from Power Rangers Turbo? Other problems I had are minor like the rangers costumes look like umbrellas. Bottom line is that this is an okay show, I don’t think it’s terrible its just plane. 

P.S I don’t like this trend that they started in 1998 of having the red ranger getting a battlelizer, beside it being another way to selling toys it seems like a cheap way to make the red ranger popular.        



Power Rangers Ninja Storm: This is the Batman and Robin of the series. I'm not kidding about that that's the problem I had with this show it's too campy, I mean when the rangers first get there Morphers they screw up the morphing sequences. I don’t mind that this series has comedy in it, however if we can't take the rangers or the villains serious then it’s a problem. What makes this series different from the previous series is that we are introduce to three rangers instead of five, the other two are evil, the opening intro explain the premise, and there is no team up episodes. The villains are terrible, the main villain Lothor reminds me of Divatox from Power Rangers Turbo. Yes! Lord Zedd has his moments of humor but his humor comes from his rage despite that he keeps his eyes on the prize. There was one episode where he was mad that he wasn’t invited to a peace conference what, why would he be mad about that if he want to conquer the earth? Also it seems that he is annoyed that he has to babysit his nieces then being a world conqueror. How did Lothor become a villain, there was an episode where we see a younger version of him but it doesn’t explain why he turn into a villain. Another problem I had with Lothor is his lack of logic he said the best way to beat the rangers is in there ranger form, okay last I check villains don’t fight fair unless they are about honor. Also half way thought the show his man power increase and at the end of the show he decreases his man power. One of his Generals Zurgane should have been the main villain because he was serious minded and his plans would have worked if it wasn’t for his peers. The rangers didn’t impress me besides Cam the green ranger, Cam reminds me of Billy as far as building weapons and Zords for the rangers. Also he resent the rangers because he wasn’t a ranger at the time, they are incompetent and he doesn’t feel respected by them. I wish he would stand up to them instead of being a jerk. 

Shane the red rangers is serious minded, 

Dustin the yellow rangers is friendly, 

Tori the blue ranger is the responsible one, 

Hunter the crimson rangers is the reserved one and 

Blake the Navy Ranger is just like Dustin. 

Also this group of rangers are suppose to be in high school, but there are no episode of them in school. There was an attraction between Blake and Tori but it wasn’t explored, that is another thing I have notice ever since Tommy and Kim’s relationship the other ranger couples are not as affectionate as Tommy and Kim. Just like Time Force I was turn off by the idea of ninjas as rangers, I mean I thought ninjas are assassins. This is Disney’s first Ranger series and it didn’t make an impressing on me, Yes! There are some episodes I liked but the campiness of this show ruins it for me. 


Mighty Morphing Power Rangers season one: Before I gave my review I want to have a moment of silent, for those of you who don’t know the actress that played Trini the yellow ranger died over ten years ago. A lot of power rangers fans consider this series the best power rangers series, I think they are blinded by nostalgia. Don’t get me wrong I still like this series it just there are some series that did certain things better, like characters development, stories and the villains having motivations for what they do. The things I liked about this series is it had a good massage about friendship and teamwork, however this show kind of messed up the massage about friendship by how they wrote out Tommy I will get into that later. The rangers are cool. 

Jason the red ranger was the alpha man. 
Zack the black ranger is the cool one. 
Billy the blue ranger is the smart one.
 Trini the yellow ranger is the voice of reason. 
 Kimberly the pink ranger is the pretty girl. 

I was enjoying this show until the green ranger Tommy / the pretty boy showed up, No! I don’t like Tommy for four reasons. First of all he stole Jason’s popularity, second he made my childhood difficult. Do you have any idea how hard it was for me to find a green ranger action figure, kids didn’t want to talk or play with me because I didn’t have anything of the green ranger. Third the second season turned into Tommy and the rangers show, and finally he stole Kimberly from Jason. I know I know Kimberly wasn’t into Jason but why not, I mean I though women want an alpha male that what Jason is his bigger than Tommy. Do you want to know who should have been popular Billy because he was the hero in this series, I mean he create devices to help the rangers get out of trouble and solve problems. This series should have been center on him because he was the most development character out of the other rangers. I was happy that the actor that played Billy got a warm welcome at the 2012 Power Morphicon

Despite my problems with Tommy things did get better, before he showed up the show was basically the rangers fighting monsters sometimes bulk and skull’s subplots are better than that. Zordon is the mentor and there were episodes where he helps the rangers with their problems. I wish there was more episodes like that. I like Rita as the villain and her minions. Despite the fact she gets victories over the rangers sometimes she is more of a bully then a villain, I mean she sends putties to ruined the rangers day. One of the many problems I had with this series is I don’t buy that this group of rangers can all be friends, because of their different personalities I would be annoyed by Billy’s big words. I wish they made Zack popular in school for his dancing and Kim popular in school because she’s the girl that ever guy wants to bang I mean date. Another problem I had with this show is I wish that these kids have earn the right to become rangers, I mean Zordon just gave them there morphers I wish they would go through a trial like facing their fears. There was an episode where they did face their fears but some of their fears makes no sense like Kimberly is afraid of Bulk and Skull being nice, I don’t get it is she afraid that she would like them if they’re nice? Speaking of Bulk and Skull these two got over looked because they are the most developed characters in this series I will get into that another time. Writing Tommy out of the show was a smart move marketing wise, Tommy was a popular character and limiting his appearances will increases the rating hoping kids would see him again. The problem is how they wrote him out, they wrote him out by having him lose his powers and the rangers stop hanging around him and they don’t talk about him. This bothers me because they didn’t do that with Billy in Zeo, some what is this show telling us about friendship if you’re not a ranger or can’t create useful devices you're not our friend? 

There is sometime about this show that confused me, in Zyuranger the sentai that this show is based on the green ranger die when he appeared so where did this extra footage of the green ranger come from? Also the first season was suppose to end on Doomsday. Then I found out that Saban contacts the producers of Super Sentai to produces new footage that will be use for this show only, wow they most have one hack of a budget. Then again I don’t know if it’s cheaper to produce footage themselves or have someone else do it for them. This was a good start to this franchise; if you haven’t seen this as a kid then you might not understand why others like it. I wish that Saban borrowed story elements from Zyuranger, like in Zyuranger the red and green ranger are brothers would have been interesting if the made a story out of that.
 P.S I didn't buy that Saban didn't realize that they made Zack the black ranger and Trini the yellow ranger, because they made Tommy the red ranger in Zeo after we learn he's Native American. Oops! Screwattck.com if you are reading this I want a death battle between Tommy and Jason.  









Season Two: This season had a good start in the beginning until things started to change I will get into that later. Do you know what else annoyed me about this series is that how far fetch high school life is in this show, when I was in high school I didn’t do the following thing teach my own classes, run charity events, dirt biking and go to peace conferences. No! I am not nitpicking how can they do all these things in their high school years and have time to do there chores, homework and hangout at the juice bar, ok may I am nitpicking.  I liked the new villain Lord Zedd until he turn into Rita. In the beginning he didn’t just sending a monster and putties to fight the rangers he use his powers to make the rangers turn on each other. Plus some of his monsters are made out of some that has sentimental value to the rangers. Also he has his own Zord that is powerful enough to destroy a plant, however the zord power run’s out of power too fast. Lord Zedd’s putties are worse than Rita’s, all you have to do is hit the Z on their chest to beat them I am not kidding about that. I was disappointed that Lord Zedd turn into Rita later on in the series, beside draining Tommy of the green ranger powers he didn’t have any other victories over the rangers, and he blames the minions for his failures. Speaking of Rita she returns to the series, at first I thought this was a popular demand but the real reason is to make Lord Zedd light hearted because parents complain that Lord Zedd is too scary. Is this a joke? I mean Lord Zedd is the villain he’s suppose to be scary, to quote Will Smith parent's just don’t understand. 


Wait the parent's complain about this 






but not this                                                                                                     or this




                                                 

or this
  

I small a PR nightmare I mean contradiction. The beginning of this season center on Tommy losing his green ranger powers and becoming the white ranger. I think it ridicules that the rangers didn’t figure out that Tommy was going to be the white ranger, I mean who else could it be? I had a problem with Tommy being the new leader of the rangers,

 this clip will explain why.



 Also I didn’t like Aisha, Adam and Rocky the replacement of Trini, Zack and Jason, because I can't describe their personalities. The actors and actress that played Trini, Zack and Jason left the show because they wanted more money and the studios refuse to pay them. Bulk and Skull character development start here, after being saved by the rangers they decide to figure out who they are. It’s funny that they don’t like goody goodie but they love the rangers. They could have figured out who they are if it wasn’t the rangers screwing up their plans, that’s right the rangers that are doing humanitarian things are bullies to Bulk and Skull. Wow Sadan what are you telling us about bullying? Well you can look at this as Karma. In one episode they did found out the rangers identities, but there memories were erased. Also in that episode they saved the rangers, that’s right Bulk and Skull don’t have powers or martial arts skill but they saved the rangers if doesn’t make them cool I don’t know what will. You know what this makes me angry because this could have been and underdog story for this two, I mean why don’t the rangers show Bulk and Skull who they are rangers and help them realist how much of a joke they are. After realizing that they decide to change there image, help the rangers and have them become rangers, but that didn't happen I will get into this more in Power Rangers Turbo. Despite my problems with this season it was still enjoy this season. 

P.S back to the parent's that complain about Lord Zedd where was there complains about the villains in Lightspeed Rescue, I mean they look scary. Also Kimberly had a Oscar moment in this season, 

Here is the clip of what I am taking about. 






Season Three: This season was the best one out of the three, what make this season better is the writing. This season has more multi parters. I would have rate this season higher if Master Vile was the main villain in the beginning of this season, he’s plans are more effective than Rita’s and Lord Zedd’s plans. Fan’s complain that Lord Zedd turn into a joke when he married Rita, I disagree like I said before Lord Zedd didn’t get any victories over the rangers besides draining Tommy’s green ranger powers. In fact he got more accomplish with Rite, like destroying the Zords, destroying the power coins and almost killed one of the rangers. 

Another thing I liked about this series is when the rangers travel to get there new powers they have to be tested to prove that they are worthy to become rangers. A minor problem I have with this season is when the rangers get there new powers their costumes are the same as before what gives? I can forgive this on the previous season but not here I don’t know if this was a budget thing or not. Another minor problem I have is in the last few episodes the rangers get new armor that looks like there costumes but with glitter, Oh come on you can't tell if they have it on or not because there costumes are already bright so what's the point? Sadly the beautiful, lovely, wonderful, sorry, sorry, sorry Amy Jo Johnson the Actress that played Kimberly left the series. The reason why is she wants to do other things, I like how this series gave Kimberly a good departure. Her replacement Kat is just like the other three as far as I can’t describe her personality, we learn that she’s a swimmer and a ballet girl but that’s it. Bulk and skull’s character development continues, after they stop trying to figure out who the rangers are they decide to join the Police Academy. Despite the fact they are doing this to get girls it gives them responsible, also they are not as much as a jerk to the rangers as they use to be. There is a miniseries called Alien Rangers but I consider it a part of season three, it was basically continuing the story for season three. This is a good ending to Mighty Morphing Power Rangers.   
    


Power Rangers Zeo: There is something I forgot to mention in season three Aisha the yellow rangers was replaced by Tanya, I don’t know why the actress that played Aisha left the series. Tanya is a mature character, we learn that she likes to sing and she helps me get over Kimberly not being in this series anymore. Don’t get me wrong I am not saying that Kat and the other female rangers aren’t pretty however they didn't make much of an impression on me. This is an OK series there isn’t much going on in this series as far as story goes. It continues the theme of magic versus technology but there is a role reversal, the rangers use mostly technology but there power source comes from a mystic crystal called the Zeo crystal. We also learn that the more they use the Zeo crystal the stronger they become, wow a power rangers version of the Saiyans from Dragon Ball Z. There new Commander Center called the Power Chamber reminds me of the Bat Cave. Billy is no longer a ranger in this series but he sticks around to build the rangers weapons and Zords. I was disappointed with the new villains King Mondo and the Machine Empire, I mean he did the samething Rita and Zedd did instead of launch an invasion on earth, Also Mondo and the other villains are just bland, Lord Zedd and Rita are still in this series but they have been reduce to comic relief. Before I continue there is something I need to address in this series, in one episode Tommy received a Dear John letter from Kimberly that’s right Kimberly is breaking up with Tommy. Whoever came up with this idea you're an idiot there is no reason in the universe two break these two up off screen; despite my dislike for Tommy he didn’t deserve this. 

You can tell that this was contrive, look at the clip.
 

This was my reaction when I saw this clip. 




The reason why they did this is so they can have a relationship between Tommy and Kat, that’s it, whoever came up with this idea handover your brain you don’t deserve it. Kat is okay but why this? The fans where outrage by this, why not focus on Adam and Tanya? If you think that this was bad wait until I review Power Rangers Turbo. I like how they handle the mystery around the gold ranger’s identity, however it had no pay off at the end. I wonder what happened to the gold ranger in the sentai that this series is based on, I mean there wasn’t a lot of sentai footage of him and he is called king ranger in the sentai. Also I was happy to see a former ranger return to the series. Bulk and Skull didn’t develop much, they are loyal and respect their superior Lt. Stone despite the fact they keep provoking him. Speaking of Lt. Stone I don’t know why he would hire them for his detective agency because they are the reason why he got fired from the Police Academy, their relationship is weird. There are some fun bites of them treating Goldar and Rito like slaves, I think it's funny to see them have power over monsters that they feared. However they come off as jerks about it, this happened because Goldar and Rito lost their memories after trying to steal the Zeo crystal. Like I said this is an okay series it continues the story and the rangers are more powerful. 

P.S I like the rivalry between Zedd and King Mondo, and Billy left the series. There where rumors why the actor left.      
    

Power Rangers Turbo: What can I say about this series that’s already been said? Before I rip this show to pieces there was suppose to be another mulit parter in Zeo called Scorpion Rain, that mulit parter would explain the continuity issue in this series like what happened to the rangers Zeo powers, why Lord Zedd and Rita are not the main villains, why Bulk and Skull didn’t go to Francs and so on and so forth. However it turns out to be a prank, it wouldn’t have bothered me if it wasn’t referenced in one episode in Power Rangers Wild Force. Do you know what really bother me about this series no it’s not Justin the new Blue ranger, it’s all the changes that they made in this series I will get into that later. I can’t talk about this series without talking about the movie, because it was a launch for this series. It was about a new villain called Divatox a space pirate wants to free a monster name Maligore and marry him, wow that’s her plan marry a monster you never meet wait that’s no different from real life. 

So the rangers have to stop them with their new turbo powers what gives, why are they getting these powers? I mean they still have their Zeo powers we saw Kat morph into a Zeo ranger in the movie, so why do they need the Turbo powers if they are not better than the Zeo powers? Also there Zords are just Cars I am not being funny, how did we go from Dinosaurs to Animals to Cars? Did NASCAR perform Inception on Saban Entertainment? Speaking of NASCAR I was surprised that this series didn’t air on Speed Network, it seems that this series is promoting that type of sport. Now to Justin the actor that played Rocky left the series because of injuries. I was surprise to find out that the rating for Power Rangers was dropping. ( Thank you Big bad beetleborgs!) That’s why Justin is in this series to attract more viewers, however it backfired the fan find him annoying. What was Zordon’s logic behind picking a twelve year old to be a ranger? Why didn’t he pick Tommy’s brother, we learned in Zeo that Tommy has a brother, his good at martial artist, he knows the rangers identities and he isn’t twelve! Justin as a character isn’t bad, he is like Billy as far as not being incompetent and being proactive. Kimberly and Jason are in this movie but they are wasted, they are just in this movie for fan service. I was disappointed that Tommy and Kimberly didn’t talk about the Dear John letter. The only thing I like about the movie is the Rita and Zedd cameo. P.S I know the white and Gold ranger Sentai counterparts are boys, but Justin is a pervert like the white ranger or obnoxious as the gold ranger.



Now into the series, before I get started I want to have a moment of silence. Because the actor that played Ernie died, Divatox is a terrible villain, she is just like Rita but worst. Also her minions accept one is comic relief. In the first half of this series she uses bombs but she set them for an hour enough time for the rangers to defuse it. Why does Divatox want to conquer the world? I mean I thought she was a space Pirate how do you go from thief to conquer, that’s a big leap. Later in the series a new villain appeared called General Havoc, he should have been the main villain because he was serious minded and scored victories over the rangers. 

The rangers graduated in this series sadly the show doesn’t go anywhere with that. I mean the other four rangers are replace by teen, that’s right we are back to teenagers. This brother me because I thought this series was going to continue the story of these rangers facing new challenges and threats as adults, Doing this give us a sense that the viewers are growing with the characters. The reason why this was done is because the actor that played Tommy wants to leave the series, so Saban decides to replace the other three rangers. I didn’t like their replacements at first for two reasons, first of all the rangers don’t know them as people. Second I didn’t get a good first impression of Carlos Adams replacement and Cassie Kat's replacement, their replacements seem selfish. It seems that Tommy pick his replacement because he saved his life. 

What about Bulk and Skull they saved the rangers more than once, and there were episodes where they where noble individuals and they were not choosing to be rangers. Don’t give me that they are not trained in martial arts, neither was Billy, Kat and Tanya and they were still choosing to be rangers. Also in the beginning of the series Zordon and Alpha 5 have been replace by Alpha 6 and Dimitria, they are more annoying than Justin, because Alpha 6 is trying to be hip and Dimitria ask questions instead of helping the rangers. I am not completely annoyed by Dimitria doing that because it gives the rangers as sense doing this on their own. It hard for me to consider the Phantom Ranger a ranger because he doesn’t look like a ranger, and the Blue Senturion is in more episodes than him I thought he was filling in the six ranger spot. Also we don’t learn anything about him besides where his from and his attracting to the pink ranger Cassie but nothing comes of it. Bottom line is that this series was a miss step. The santai that this series is based on called Car Rangers was a slapstick comedy. There were some good episodes in this series but sentai footage ruins them for me, like in one episode the rangers are baked into a giant pizza you know what screw this series! 






Rangers in Space: This was a good series to end the Zordon era, this series is a better example for the team growing up and not having a mentor. This series is about four of the turbo rangers going into space to rescue Zordon after they are defeated by Divatox. Unbelievable! Zordon is being hailed by the forces of evil that is lead by Dark Specter. Meanwhile the rangers meets a red ranger name Andros he gives the rangers new powers and together they go on a search to find Zordon. What makes this series different for the previous series is that this is a space opera. The Sentai that this series is based on wasn’t a space opera, so that explains why the space footage looks like it was shoot by blue or green screen. I like Andros because he was the most develop ranger in this series, he also plays a mentor role for the rangers because of their lack of knowledge of spaces. 

I wish the writers could have done more with Andros. This is the first rangers group where I didn’t find the red ranger as an alpha male; I mean there are moments where TJ the blue ranger takes charge sometimes. I like the relationship between Andros and Ashley the yellow ranger, I was mad that they never kissed because Ashley kissed Zhane the silver ranger. Speaking of Zhane I thought that there was going to be a love triangle between Ashley, Andros and Zhane, because she seems to like Zhane too. I wonder what happened to Ashley’s attraction to Carlos the black ranger, I mean in one episode she said she likes Carlos so what happened there? This show give me something that I was wanted to see since this series started evil power rangers, they are called Psycho rangers and they beat the rangers every time they fight. Yes! We had evil power rangers before but they were not that powerful. There was bad crossover episode between the rangers and the ninja turtles; during the time this series was running there was a live action ninja turtle’s series that was running the same time as this series. I didn’t like it. The villains are also good and will develop. The theme of this series is good vs. evil, can we choose to be good or evil or is it predetermine? 

As for Bulk and Skull this clip shows there development.




 That’s right these two started as comic relief is stand up and fighting the forces of evil, and they are not popular characters or choose to be rangers huh. Like I said before this season was a good final, and it had potential to be better. 

P.S I like the gags between the villains in the previous seasons.                      



Power Rangers Lost Galaxy: Just like In Space this is a space opera, but the sentia that this series is based on wasn’t a space opera it was a jungle theme series. I was skeptical about watching this series because In Space was suppose to be the ending to this franchise, but you know Hollywood. This was a good series, besides Time Force this is a series that I think that teens and adults can watch. The reason why is because there are some dark and mature episodes, no there is no blooded violence, profanity, drug or sex if you’re wondering. I enjoyed the team up episodes between the galaxy rangers and the space rangers; it wasn’t contrived like some of the other team ups. Also I wish the silver ranger was in these episodes. I like the Magna Defender character before he filled the six ranger spot, he has a tragic past and he has history with the first main villain. If there was a power ranger’s version of the Punisher you would get this guy. I like the rangers with the exception of Maya the yellow ranger and Damon the green ranger. 

Maya is kind of a wasted character I mean she could have filled in the mentor role for the ranger, because she is from the plant that the Quasar sabers where placed in a stone. Also something tragic happened to the people of her plant and she acts like that didn’t happen. Demon is courageous but he comes off as a jerk sometimes.

 Leo the red rangers acts like a teenager as far as being head strong and brash.

 Kendrix the pink ranger is the smart one.

 Kai the blue ranger is a by the book guy 

 Mike the magna defender is also a boy scout.

 The problems I have with this series is that there are some intelligent insulting moments in this series. Another problem I have is the lack of back story, I mean we don’t know who had the Quasar sabers first, what character traits you need to have to pull the sabers out of the stone and why is this series called lost galaxy? This is a good stand alone series after in space; I wish they develop the lights of Orion subplot better. If there was theme in this series it would have to be Calvary or honor, this series deals with those things with the villains.                  


Power Rangers Time Force: I was turned off by the premise of this series, I mean power rangers as police really? However this series surprised me, but the plot holes in this series has kept it from being better for me. This Series takes place in the year 3000. This is about a police force called Time force that arrest mutants, one mutant name Ransik escape there custody and travel back in time to the year 2001. So four of the time force officers travel back in time to catch Ransik and his minions with the help of a civilian. What makes this series different is we have two red rangers. I like this group of rangers. 

 Wes the red ranger is joyful. 

Lucas the blue ranger is the pretty boy. 

Trip the green ranger is the smart one. 

Eric the quantum ranger is like Vegeta from DBZ. 

Katie the yellow ranger is the lovable one.

 Jen the pink ranger is the leading lady.

 Speaking of Jen I want to know who wrote her character, because Hollywood is having a hard time writing strong female characters without them being men in a female body. That wasn’t the case here they did a good job making her a strong woman. Also I like the relationship between Jen and Wes is better then Tommy and Kimberly. The problem I have with Tommy and Kim’s relationship is that it was lust I mean love at first site thing, plus they never fight unless they are under a spell. That wasn’t the case here Jen and Wes are annoyed with each other at first but there relationship developed over time, also I like it when Wes stands up to her and doesn’t take her crap I wish the other ranger would do this too. The team up episode between the time force rangers and lightspeed rangers was ok, contrived but ok. I liked that Ransik has a good reason why he frees one mutant at a time, because the mutants are also fugitives if he frees them all they would rebel against him. Also I like the feud between Ransik and one of his minions. A minor problem I have is with Katie having super strength but I will get into that when I review Dino Thunder. This was an excellent series and the acting in this series was spot on. This season has the same theme as In Space as far predetermination verse free will, but it deals with that with destiny. This series has a few episodes about prejudices but that wasn’t the theme of this series.     
      

Power Rangers Wild Force: I didn’t like this series, it wasn’t bad but it wasn’t good either. I didn’t like this group of rangers especially Taylor the yellow ranger. She is the alpha male of the group; I didn’t have this problem with Jen in Time force because like I said before there is a different between being a strong woman and acting like a man in a woman's body. Besides Cole the red ranger I wish the other male rangers stand up to her, especially Danny the black ranger because he looks like he can break her in half. Speaking of Danny he needs to man up, I mean I was rolling on the floor laughing when I saw him sleeping with a teddy bear in one episode. 

Max the blue ranger is suppose to be cool but he wasn’t.

 Cole the red ranger is Tarzan, 

Alyssa the white ranger is the peacekeeper.

 Merrick the lunar wolf ranger is weird. 

What makes this series different is they have to protect a princess, I’m not being sarcastic I’m dead serious is this power rangers or Sleeping Beauty or Legend of Zelda? Putting a princess in this series is a bad idea for two reasons, first of all she doesn’t serve the mentor role and you have to watch last few episodes to see the second reason. This series is heavy handed about keeping the environment clean messages, yes! They did this in Mighty Morphing however they don’t make a story arc out of it. Also the subplot with Cole was wasted, and the muilt parter involving the six ranger was repetitive. I enjoyed the team up episodes between Wild Force and Time Force rangers; because the episodes continue the story form both series and the rangers bond. Also there was another team up episode between all the red rangers from previous seasons; the purpose of this is to celebrate the tenth anniversary of the series. Like I said before this episode is connected to another muilt parter in Zeo that was never air called Scorpion Rain. That’s all I have to say about this series this was a safe series. Also despite my problems with this group of rangers I like the way they interact with each other. 

P.S I laugh when I saw there morphers I mean cell phones really? Why didn’t the villain use a cell phone jammer? Also this series has a connection with Lost Galaxy.          




    
Power Rangers Dino Thunder: This is an excellent series, 
No! Tommy being is this series didn’t bother me until this happened. 


 I should have seen that coming. Another reason this bothered me is because this happened to soon. Another thing that bothered me about Tommy is that he is a teacher, No! He’s not teaching martial arts he’s a paleontologist. Really? I can see Billy in this role but Tommy. Also he sever his role as a mentor, but I think it’s funny that he tries to related to these teens because his nothing like them when he was their age. That was the problem I had with Mighty Morphing they were goodie goods the Dino Ranger feel like real teens, I mean they Don’t like school, practice martial arts and they are annoyed with each other because of there different character traits. Once again bring Tommy back was a good move; the new viewers will be interested in learning more about him. I like this group of rangers, 

Connor the red ranger is a goofball that is into Soccer. 

Ethan the blue ranger is the geek but he’s not a stereotype.

 Kira the yellow ranger I can’t describe, the only thing we know about her is she want to be a singer. 

 Trent the white is the torture character you’ll see why when you watch this series. 


I like how they did the evil ranger in this series; I wish the idea around these episodes was flushed out more. I enjoyed the team up episodes between Ninja Storm and Dino Thunder; these episodes did something I wanted to see when they first started doing these team ups that is having the rangers fight each other. The problem I had with these episodes when you are doing a team up one team or person shouldn’t overshadow the other that what they did, the Ninja Storm Rangers make the Dino Rangers look incompetent. I like the villain Zeltrax, Yes! He wants world dominations however he has a motivation, he believes the dinosaurs are superior to humans. The problem I had with this series is that these rangers have civilian powers; I have a problem with this because it undermines the purpose of the ranger powers. This is why I had a problem with Katie having super strength in Time Force. Also there was a subplot between Tommy and one of Zeltrax henchmen’s but nothing came out of it, and there was an attraction between Kira and Trent nothing came out of that either. I’ve been trying to find out why the other ranger couples are not as affectionate as Tommy and Kim, and the only explanation I could find is that they are trying to attract younger viewers. Ok how young I thought this was a kids show, I’m shore they have seen their parents kiss. Did the parents complain about Tommy and Kim kissing, it not like they were lip locking. I think it funny that they treat the white ranger as the six ranger even thaw there are five rangers. So far this is Disney’s best ranger series I would recommend this if you like Mighty Morphing

P.S the red rangers Battlizer looks goofy. Original in Ninja Storm Tommy and other former rangers was suppose to teach the ninja academy.                            



Power Rangers S.P.D: This is an OK series, This is a cop show with power rangers but without the drugs and sex crimes. This is what I was fear of when I hear of the premise for Time Force, but Time Force didn't have that cop show theme. It's not that I don't like cop or crime shows it just a ridicules premise for me in a power ranges show, also there are too may rangers in this series. Speaking of Time Force this series has some connection to Time Force. This show takes place in 2025, it is about the lowest squad of S.P.D officer called B - squad have to defend the earth after the lost of the A - squad the top officers of S.P.D. Basically this is an underdog story.  I like the villain Emperor Grum because unlike the previous villains he was the only one being proactive, I mean he didn't just send a monster. Also I wish he had a personality. This series has less filler episodes then the previous series because the episodes feel like they are continuing the story. The team up episodes between Dino Thunder and S.P.D was contrived. I like these rangers, 

Syd the Pink ranger is the pretty girl/ spoiled brat. 

 Z the yellow ranger is kind hearted, 

Bridge the green rangers is the smart one, annoying and has the most personalty among the rangers.

 Sky the Blue ranger is the strict one and is Jack the red rangers rival.  

Jack the red ranger is the alpha male. 

 Cruger The Shadow ranger is the mentor of the rangers. 

  I can't describe Sam the Omage ranger because he's just a ball of light I am not kidding. 

 I like the rivalry between Sky and Jack I wish Tommy and Jason had this rivalry in Mighty Morphing. Another reason why I like this group of rangers is because they don't always get along. The problems I have with this series is the civilians powers however some of the powers reflect their personality. I like that the evil rangers choose to be evil, I wish we learn what made them make that choice. The rest of the problems I have with this show are minor. Despite that this show could have been better this is an OK show I would recommend this if you like cop shows.




Power Rangers RPM: This series surprised me, the reason I say that is because I wasn’t expecting much from this series. Yes! When I saw that this was another Car theme series I shyed away from it, come on can you blame me? I saw a clip of Power Rangers Overdrive and it turned me over to that series. The clip was about Lord Zedd and Rita’s son, that bothered me because that undermined the finally of Power Rangers in space. The plot of this series is this a computer virus called Venjix has taking over all the technology on earth and use it to create robots to either destroy or enslave humans. Wait is it me or does this premise reminds you or the Terminator? Anyway there is only one city that is protect from the Venjix virus called Corinth, it is protected by a force field and the Army. The Power Rangers are the world’s best chances at stopping Venjix.  This is an good series. I like this group of rangers.

Summer the yellow ranger is the kind hearted one of the group. There is a subplot with her being attracted to both Black and the red ranger, but that when nowhere.

Flynn the Blue ranger is a mechanic.

Dillon the Black ranger is the Wolverine of the group. He has a mysteries past that will be revealed later on in the series. There is a part of his past that annoyed me but I will get into that later.

Scott the red ranger is the leader of the group and he is serious minded. There are episodes where be compete with Dillon. There is a subplot were he trys to gain he’s father approval.

Ziggy the green ranger is the goof ball of the group. We learn in the series that he has history with the mob and Ziggy is afraid that they will come after him. Ziggy you are a Power Ranger! The mob would be fools to mess with you.

Gem the gold ranger and Gemma the Silver ranger are kids. I’m sorry I mean they act like kids.

Dr. K doesn't deserve to be the mentor of this season. No! I'm not just saying that because of her age I'm saying that because she doesn't fit that description. Also her know it all attitude makes her annoying. she is more of a technical advisor then a mentor. since she created the rangers technology. I feel sorry for her after seeing her back story. I think she likes Ziggy, will it’s hard to tell with the way she treats him. The way she treats Ziggy reminds me how Ms. Fairweather treats Joel in Power Rangers lightspeed rescue.


There are episode were we get the rangers back story, the problem I have with them is the episode don’t tell us how they become rangers. I mostly had a problem with Summer’s back story, I mean she was portrayed as a helpless spoiled brat but she wasn’t always like that. There was one behind the scenes episode I thought that was weird. This series has no team up episode and the red ranger didn’t have a battlelizer in this series. The problem I have with this series is the villain Venjix and he’s Generals, I don’t think there bad villains it’s just they don’t seem challenging to the rangers. They didn’t score any victories over the rangers. Also I think the girl that's playing Tenaya 7 is pretty. Another problem I have is that this series is the big reveal involving Dillon reminds me of a plot element for Power Rangers in Space, This bother me because you can see the reveal a mile away. Like I said this is an good series I would recommend this if you like the Terminator




Power Ranger Dino/Super Charge: I don’t get the buzz about this series. Don’t get me wrong I think this is the best series Neo Saban has produce so far, (That saying a lot since they have been screwing up since they got the rights back.) however it’s not on the same level as Time Force or RPM. This show has the same problems as the other Neo Saban series, they are the light hearted tone, remixing the original theme song and splitting the series in half. This is another Dinosaur theme series with the basic villain want ultimate power and the Rangers have to stop him. I like this group of rangers that’s saying a lot because this is an odd group. We have a caveman, medieval knight, a prince and a bird looking alien as rangers.

Tyler/the red ranger is adventurous. I’m kind of annoyed with the subplot involving him because it was done before, however they did something different with it.

Koda / the blue ranger is the heart of the group. I was let down with the humor they tried to do with him being the man out of time. It wasn’t terrible it’s just the same gag over and over again, whenever he sees a car phone or TV he freaks out and destroy it. The one funny thing he did was interrupt a moment between two characters.

 Riley/ the green is the one of the smartest members of the group.

Chase / the Black ranger is the clown and the jerk of the group.

My future wife I mean Shelby/ the pink ranger is a tomboy and knowledgeable about Dinosaurs. She is the best Pink ranger we had since Time Force.

Ivan/ the gold ranger is Mr. nice guy.

Prince Phillip the third/ graphite ranger is also an arrogant jerk. However he grew out of that later on and shows there’s a good side to him.

Ms. Morgan/the purple ranger is the technical advisor of the team. She didn’t make a good first impression on because of the way she was talking to my girl Shelby, look at episode two and you will see what I mean. She didn’t talk to anyone else like that.


I will respect her if she talks to like this to Shelby. 

Start this video at 2:24 and end it at 4:01. 


  

It’s hard for me to comment on James Navarro/ the Apua ranger because he’s barely in the show.

Zenowing/the Sliver ranger is the seasoned member of the team. He was under used that shame considering the build up to him.

Keeper is a OK mentor. I like the advice he gives the rangers, it helps them with their personal problems. Take notes Gosei.


 The Villains are OK for the most part. I was impress with the clip note episode and whoever wrote that episode should write a whole series.  I’m not crazy about the morphers for this series, the morphers are guns really?  The problems I have with this series is that they could have use this ranger team better. For example there is one episode where Chase ruined things with his girlfriend because of his self center attitude then she see Ivan and becomes attracted to him he’s a gentleman. That should help him see the error of his ways. Another example have Koda and Ivan do Ms. Morgan’s job as far as being technical advisors. Another problem I have is the Villains. Sledge's girlfriend Poisandra makes him look less threatening, this is the same problem I had with Ransik in Time Force. Heckyl/Snide plan to defeat the rangers would have work if it was rushed. Finally the last episode it was a cheap way to end this series, however I like that the rangers got the people to help stop the villain. Overall this is an OK series it waste the bad taste out my mouth that is Mega/Super Mega Force.   
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