Saturday, December 29, 2012

How Would I Schedule Power Rangers On Nickelodeon?


Yes. This subject has to pop up again. As Ranger Nation already knows, Nickelodeon' s treatment with how they air and promote Power Rangers is...........nowhere close to exuberant. The show is suffering in ratings because of that reason. Before I get into the subject of this post, here's a little history(that's still in the making.)

In November 2010, Nickelodeon/Saban Brands started putting out promos and trailers for Power Rangers Samurai. The show premiered on February 7th 2011 and...........it was the 3rd episode and the first 2 weren't seen until October 2011 (8 months and 8 days). That's not what was wrong though. Nick decided to air new episodes on SUNDAYS at 12:00 and air repeats on Saturdays at the same time. However, after increasing ratings on Saturdays, they moved new episodes there. And it worked. Ratings increased week after week. Even getting a season high on the episode "Boxed In" which got a 4.9 rating (According to Cynopsis Kids). However, after this season high, Nick decided to be stupid and take a summer hiatus with only 8 episodes left to air that year before going into 2012. Ratings dropped with repeats until October. They picked up once more, but nowhere close to a 4.9 or higher. Nick then aired the mid-season finale, the first two episodes, the first Halloween episode. "Clash Of The Red Rangers" which was aired WAY to early and the first Christmas episode. All at 12:00.

Going into 2012, Time was the same, but promotion wasn't. Promotion became very VERY poor and during the summer hiatus that they took after airing 13 episodes with 9 more to air, they changed the time to 1:00 pm on Saturdays and eventually added it on Sunday mornings at 8:00. Now the show is in the water because of the stupid network. The toys are selling REALLY well, but Nick doesn't give a hoot. It's because of the scheduling and lack of promotion. 

If I were in charge of Nickelodeon's scheduling, I would treat Power Rangers like it should be treated. Like an actual show. Here's my outline. 

Weekdays
7:00 pm-8:00 pm: Reruns of Power Rangers Samurai/"Super" Samurai 
FRIDAY NIGHTS
8:30 pm: NEW EPISODES OF POWER RANGERS MEGAFORCE
Saturday/Sunday Mornings 
11:30 am: Repeat of latest MegaForce episode
Saturday Nights
8:30 pm Repeat of latest MegaForce episode 
Sunday Nights
7:30 pm Repeat of latest MegaForce episode

And from time to time, (During the summer hiatus and the mid-season finale/season finale) marathons and/or reruns of past episodes. 

I really think this could work. If is does, the show's ratings could go up. If a Friday night premiere can work for their new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles cartoon, it can work for Power Rangers. No more of this garbage of treating it like "the red headed stepchild". 


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Samurai Wrap Up

Pictures belong to their respectful owners. 

Well folks, the time we waited for has come, and it went. Power Rangers Samurai has ended after 44 episodes spawned over 2 years on Nickelodeon. (minus the final 2 holiday specials) Now, you are going to hear my thoughts on how the season went. It's good points, it's bad points, characters and overall rating of the season on a scale of 1-10. So let's begin on Retro Force's Fan Wrap-Up of....

Let's start off with the the season's main premise:
A long time ago, "Nighloks" invaded our world. Only to be defeated by Samurai warriors with Power Symbols passed down from parent to child. In present day, they have risen once more and plan to flood the earth. Luckily with the presence of 6 young adults, they will not win. These 6 young adults are the Power Rangers Samurai!

Characters

Rangers

Jayden-Played by Alex Heartman [Episodes 1-44] 
Jayden has been a Red Ranger ever since he was young. His father was the Red Ranger before he died and has trained for years to follow in his footsteps. He is the supposed leader of the "Shiba Family". He keeps hiding a secret from the teammates until the end of the season. (You can guess who that is.)

His symbol is Fire. He also is the owner of the Lion Zord, Tiger Zord, Shark Zord and Bull Zord. His weapons include the Samuraizer, Spin Sword, Fire Smasher, Black Box, Bullzooka, Mega Blade and Shogun Spear. He also has the Mega Mode, Super Mode, Super Mega Mode, Shark Attack Mode, Super Shark Attack Mode and the Shogun Mode. 

Jayden was.......ehhh OK in my opinion. There was some good and bad things about him. The good was that for the first time in a while, we had a mysterious Red Ranger. He kept secrets from the team and was very head strong. I liked the relationship he had with Deker. It was truely amazing. 

The bad was that I think he was focused on WAYYYY to much. Most episodes, both plot development and fillers, were about him. His lines were never all that interesting and I hated how he was the hogging spotlight. He really didn't gain any development. 

What also bugged the heck out of me was that he was Asian. I know they were translating the Sentai, but it was just......awkward. 

Alex's acting was.....OK. Sure, not the best actor we had, but not the worst. I've seen far worst actors....like the next one. 

Jayden was:
OK

Kevin-Played by Najee De-Tiege [Episodes 1-44]

Kevin was chosen to be a Power Ranger by his own father. He is second in command on the team and is a person who takes the life of a Samurai very seriously....a bit too serious. He's also a very hard trainer and does anything Jayden orders him to do. 

His symbol is Water. He owns the Dragon Zord and Swordfish Zord. His weapons include ths Samuraizer, Spin Sword, Hydro Bow, Black Box and Mega Blade. He also has the Mega Mode, Super Mode, Super Mega Mode and Shogun Mode.

To put it simply, Kevin was a terrible Ranger. From the first time I saw him and the remarks he made, he was a jerk He's always hard on Mike and bashes Antonio when he first gets on the team because he's not a "true Samurai". His "Life of the Samurai" talk got old REAL FAST and he didn't gain any development. 

Najee's acting was terrible also. I kind of had a hard time focusing on him when ever he spoke. There were some times where his acting improved, but then it would go back down again. Probably the worst one on the team. 

Kevin was:
TERRIBLE

Mike-Played by Hector David Jr. [Episodes 1-44]

Mike is a really interesting person who likes to have fun. He's a big video game person and a clown. Although he's a very funny person, he takes his job as a Power Ranger very seriously. 

His symbol is Forest. He owns the Bear Zord and the Beetle Zord. His weapons include the Samuraizer, Spin Sword, Forest Spear, Black Box and Mega Blade. He also has the Mega Mode, Super Mode, Super Mega Mode and Shogun Mode. 

Mike has to be my favorite Ranger this season. In alot of ways, he's like me. Funny, a rebel and takes things seriously when it's necessary. He really improved alot when the season began and when it ended, he got the girl he liked. 

Hector's acting for the character was top-notch. He put his all into it and any episode about him was fantastic. 
Mike was:
FANTASTIC

Emily-Played by Brittany Pirtle [Episodes 1-44]
Emily is the youngest one out of the main 6. She is a country girl that can play the flute and was chosen by her sister, Sierra to be a Power Ranger after she became sick. She was bullied as a child and became a stronger person because of that.

Her symbol is Earth. She owns the Ape Zord. Her weapons include the Samuraizer, Spin Sword, Earth Slicer, Black Box and Mega Blade. She had the powers of the Mega Mode, Super Mode, Super Mega Mode and Shogun Mode. 

Emily, I will say is a very realistic person. She's sweet, shy at times and is willing to help anyone out. She can act tough when she needs to and is very brave. Her development wasn't focused on that much, but at least it was incorporated in the season. 

Brittany's acting for the character was....good. Sure, some of the faults of her acting were because of the script, but she redeemed herself right away. Plus......hey...........she's hot. 
Emily was:
GOOD 

Mia-Played by Erika Fong [Episodes 1-44]
Mia wants to be both a teacher and a cook. She's a very thoughtful person and is always willing to help out. She has a brother named Terry who's a guitar player. She takes her job as a Power Ranger seriously. 

Her symbol is Earth. She owns the Turtle Zord. Her weapons include the Samuraizer, Spin Sword, Sky Fan, Black Box and Mega Blade. Her modes are Mega Mode, Super Mode, Super Mega Mode and Shogun Mode. 

Mia.....wasn't really anything to ride home about. She wasn't really focused on much. The only things we learned about her is that she has a brother, she can't cook properly and her rivalry with Dayu. 
Erika's acting was.....well bland. Not really anything else to say there. 

Mia was:
SO-SO

Antonio-Played by Steven Skyler [Episodes 13-44]
Antonio is a fisherman and seller. He came to the city for unknown reasons, but later, it's believed to join up with the other Rangers. He is also a childhood friend of Jayden. He's also a tech wiz and uses the catchphrase "So Golden" a lot. 

His symbol is Light. He owns the Octo Zord, Claw Zord and Light Zord. His weapons are the Samurai Morpher, Barracuda Blade and Mega Blade. He also has a Mega Mode.

Antonio is another one of my favorites. He's funny, cool, calm and collected. There were times where he was a bit stupid, but whatever. That's his character. 

Steven's acting was top notch. Though his spanish was a bit inaccurate. He's also a good singer. 

Antonio was:
FANTASTIC 

Lauren-Played Kimberly Crossman [Episodes 40-44]
Lauren is Jayden's older sister and the true Red Ranger. She's also is the one who has mastered the Sealing Symbol. She takes over for the final 6 episodes after Jayden leaves to deal with his current crisis. She also has her father's old Samuraizer that he used in his final battle. 

She basically has everything Jayden has. Except for a Shark Attack Mode, Mega Shark Attack Mode and a Shogun Mode.

Lauren may have stayed on for a short time, but she was amazing. A good leader and a very different one. She is the very first Female Red Ranger and it was cool to see a Female Leader on the team who was Red. (No, I don't count the A-Squad Red Ranger.) 

Kimberly's acting for the character wasn't bad either. She was a very realistic character.  Plus, like Emily, she's hot. 

Lauren was:
FANTASTIC

Villains

Master Xandred-Voiced by Jeff Szuterman [Episodes 1-44]
Master Xandred was sealed away a long time ago by Jayden's father. He and the rest of his minions rised again in present day. He needs "medicine" though and spends all of his time on the ship doing so. He was the one who recruited Dayu and went out in to the human world twice. The first time, he burned out so much energy, he had to stay in the river and heal. The second time, he went to defeat the Rangers, only to be defeated by them.

Xandred sucked. All he did was whine, complain, slept, drank "medicine" and was a lazy bum. He didn't do anything. 

Master Xandred was:
AWFUL 

Octoroo-Voiced byJeff Szuterman [Episodes 1-44]
Octoroo was the "Finster" for this season. He created plans for Nighloks to send out into the human world and researched Deker's history al ot. He was possibly defeated following Xandred's final stand. 

Octoroo was boring. Didn't do anything and was just.....there. His catchphrase, "Ooh Ahh Ooh" was annoying.

Octoroo was:
BORING 

Dayu-Voiced and Played by Kate Elliot [Episodes 1-43]
Dayu is Xandred's henchwomen. She plays her Harmonion for him whenever he wants and can kick butt. She was once human however and was married to Deker. She made a promise to a Nighlok though that in order to save Deker from dying, she must spend the rest of her life in the Underworld. She agrees and her and Deker become half-human, half-monster. She was kicked off Xandred's ship after she wouldn't destroy Deker and Xandred broke her instrument. She returned later on after Xandred promised her better treatment towards her. Master Xandred however back-stabbed her and absorbed her into his body for protection against his wounds.  

Dayu is a very well developed villain.  She doesn't know her place in life and thinks about it a lot. She had a continuing rivalry with Mia and in turn, it cost her life. I wish however she would have been revived as a human instead of just being dead. 

Dayu was:
FANTASTIC

Deker-Voiced and Played by Rick Medina Jr. [Episodes 7-42]
Deker is a humble and noble warrior. He wants to have a legendary duel with the Red Ranger and he's also half-human and half Nighok. He then later on has his duel with the Red Ranger, but he lives however, it cost him his sword Urumassa to be broken. Once it's fixed he and Jayden duel and he loses, but the Rangers' all morn his loss. 

Deker, much like Dayu is a well developed villain  Like Dayu, he doesn't know his place in life and doesn't remember he and Dayu were once married. He had very good lines, good voice and a kick butt theme song. Every single episode he was in, it was amazing. And no, he's not Cole possessed  it's a different character. Like Dayu, I wish he lived. 

Deker was:
EXUBERANT 

Serrator-Voiced by Derek Judge [Episodes 26-39]
Serrator comes on board Xandred's ship as his new henchmen when Dayu is gone. He is very smart, sassy and a good planner. However, while he may be acting like he's loyal to Xandred, he's also working with Dayu and Deker on the side while fixing Urrumasssa. However, as Xandred was in the Sanzu river re-energizing from the first big battle he had in a while, Serrator planned to finish the job himself and split the earth in half asking Deker to use Urumassa to do the final strike. However, Deker tricks him and strikes him down. As he grows giant size, the Rangers defeat him using the Gigazord. 

Serrator was actually a suprising villian when he came on. At first, I thought I wasn't going to like him, but after I saw him first appear in "Something Fishy", I was satsified. He was sassy, smooth and interesting. His voice was top notch and he was handled well. He's up there with Dayu and Deker as good villians.

Serrator was:
EXCELLENT

I won't include the Moogers or Serrator's warriors because they were basically just foot soldiers. Nothing else to say really. 

Allies 

Mentor Jii-Played by Rene Naufahu [Episodes 1-44] 
Mentor Jii has been with Jayden ever since he was young. He promised Jayden's father that he would protect him and train him with symbols and what not. He really doesn't do much, but on occasion  he does ride his motorcycle. 

Mentor Jii was............well, not really needed. The reason I say that is because he wasn't really focused on alot and bland. However, he was used at the appropriate times. And, no I had no idea he was Grumm in SPD. I found that out after the first couple of episodes aired. 

Mentor Jii was:
NOT NEEDED 

Bulk & Spike-Played by Paul Schrier and Felix Ryan [Episodes 2-44] 
To our utter shock, Bulk has returned to watch over his god-nephew Spike, who is Skull's son. Basically, they want to learn the ways of the Samurai Rangers.....in a very comedic way. They live in a rental garage and train, be good citizens and.......runaway from monster attacks. In the end, Skull (who is apparently rich), comes and picks his son up and thanks Bulk for watching over him.

I have to say, it was cool to see Bulk back in action. Kind of a nod to older fans (as well as Rick Medina Jr. playing Deker) as well as Spike being Skull's son and having Skull come back. However, they weren't handled properly.....at least in the first half of the season. The second half, they were engaged in the plot and interacted with the Rangers on a few occasions. Sometimes their slapstick comedy was stupid, but it was supposed to be.

Bulk & Spike were:
A NICE TOUCH

I'm not going to mention other allies like Cody because they were only in about 1 or 2 episodes. 

The Good And The Bad 

I got back into the franchise in late-2008. However, I lost faith in the show and only watched it as a guy who likes older material. However, when Saban Brands re-acquired the franchise from Disney in 2010, I decided to follow it full force as as "Super Fan". I became a member of RangerBoard/RangerCrew. Everyone was thinking the same thing. Since Saban had the show back, it would be a lot better then Disney did with the brand. Was that the case? NO! Much like every PR season, there are good and bad parts.

The Good

It was filmed in HD (The first time PR has been in HD)

There were some GREAT original footage filmed (Especially in the 2 part finale)

Some well developed characters.......SOME 

Cast got along well on screen

Interesting filming locations 

The Bad

Bad writing

Bad acting (from most actors)

Things don't make sense

Translating every bit and piece from the Sentai

It seemed very rushed

Nickelodeon being stupid and making the show last 2 years and starting with the 3rd episode and airing the first two 8 months after it "premiered" and airing the Clash Of The Red Rangers 2 parter WAY to early

Very little TV promotion

FINAL THOUGHTS 
Power Rangers Samurai was the first season done by Saban since Wild Force. This is the first time in years that a production has been done by them. I don't think it's the worst season we have ever seen though. It does have good ideas, but it's hurt because of the writing, acting and the mere translation of Shinkenger. (I will never get over the fact that Jayden and Lauren's last name is Shiba.) 

There were some gems here and there though and I have to give Saban Brands credit for making nods to older fans like having the same actor who played Lothor/Sensei in Ninja Storm play Dai Sukai and having Bulk returning. Plus the season did what it was supposted to do......SELL TOYS. 

It's not my favorite season however and it's sadly on my list of my bottom 3 coming in at #1. (Operation Overdrive is #2 and Jungle Fury is #3)

Overall, my final season rating for Power Rangers Samurai is:
2.5/5

It could have been much........much.........MUCH better. Although I did like the final 5 episodes with Lauren. It was the best ones out of the entire season. 

Would I give Samurai a re-watch:
MAYBE 

If you really love Samurai, more power to ya, however don't rewatch this season for a trip down "memory lane". It was.....not that good. If you want to however, I highly recommend these episodes:
Origins Part 1
Origins Part 2
The Team Unites 
Sticks And Stones
There Goes The Brides 
I've Got A Spell On Blue 
Test Of The Leader
Jayden's Challenge 
Unexpected Arrival 
Room For One More 
The Tengen Gate 
Boxed In 
Broken Dreams 
The Ultimate Duel 
Christmas Together, Friends Forever
Super Samurai 
Something Fishy 
The Rescue 
Clash Of The Red Rangers Part 1
Clash Of The Red Rangers Part 2 
The BullZord
He Ain't Heavy Metal, He's My Brother 
The Strange Case Of The Munchies 
Trust Me 
The Master Returns
A Crack In The World 
Stroke Of Fate 
Fight Fire With Fire 
The Great Duel 
Evil Reborn 
The Sealing Symbol 
Samurai Forever 

With every ending however.........
there's a new beginning.
The season that celebrates Power Rangers' 20th Anniversary will begin in 2013 and end in 2014. Will they be able to make up the mistakes that Samurai made and be original?

Stay tuned. 




Saturday, December 8, 2012

Has Jason David Frank Confirmed Returning For Power Rangers MegaForce?



"According to Chris Funaro's Facebook, JDF has confirmed at New Orleans Comic-Con he is returning for Megaforce.
And be on the look out for the next episode of Ranger Bar to come out (hopefully next week), is all I gotta say."

 Now keep in mind, this may not be the case. I will keep you updated on this subject as more information becomes available. 

Monday, December 3, 2012

Bandai Launches MegaForce Mini-Site

Yes, folks, Bandai.com has revealed it's new site for Power Rangers MegaForce. This is a work in progress at the time of this post, but I will keep you updated as soon as this info becomes available.

I will be posting my Samurai Wrap Up post on Friday, December 14th. 

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Where Else Am I?

I'm on this blog, but where else am I out in the internet world? Well, I'm on these following websites:

YouTube:

Twitter:
@filmfreakish

Instagram:
tylerisnice

RangerBoard:
retroforce

RangerCrew:
gogopower

RangerCrew's MegaForceCast.com is launched

Well folks, RangerCrew has revealed their all new fansite for Power Rangers MegaForce. MegaForceCast.com!


Much like they did the past 2 years with SamuraiCast.com for Power Rangers Samurai, this site will do to same for MegaForce for the next 2 years. This will also be the final site done by current RangerCrew MOD FuryDiamond. 

According to a post he did back in August, FuryDiamond announced that he is going to retire from the fandom after MegaForce's mid-season finale next year. He may stay on for the second half, but as of now, he's undecided. He will however continue to post on his blog. Forum member O92 will take his place as MOD. FuryDiamond was the person who went to the Licencing Expo back in July and worked his butt off to get as much information about MegaForce and the 20th Anniversary as he could. Here's the post I made about it back in June.

The website also has some new tidbits of information. I'm not going to say what they are. You will have to check that out for yourself. 

Follow RangerCrew on the following websites:
Forum: RangerCrew
Twitter: @RangerCrew

MegaForce In The Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

Of course, like the last 2 years, the Power Rangers once again participated in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade.


Yes I didn't know RoboKnight was there also until after the parade.

Here are the main 5 with the other 19 Red Rangers (Female Samurai Red replacing Mighty Morphin White) performing. And yes folks. It was SUPPOSED to be this short. 

Video by prsamuraicast.

Here's a group shot taken by Instagram user: @abansonia:

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE!

Sunday, November 18, 2012

THIS BLOG NEEDS TO BE UPDATED AND UPDATED IT SHALL BE!

So......yeah. I realize that this blog hasn't been updated in a very very VERY long time. Why? Because I'm doing other things that keep me from doing this. I am a senior in high school and I'm sure that all of you readers who were (or are at the time of this post) know that being a high school senior isn't a picnic. I'm working on applying for college among other things. That has also kept me from doing YouTube videos as well. Now that I have some spare time, I have decided to update this blog and make it more special and unique. 

For starters, a short while after Samurai ends on December 8th, I will do an analysis post that basically explains on my thoughts of how the 19th Season of Power Rangers did in the past 2 years and my score on it. If your wondering why I call both Samurai sections Season 19 and not 18 and 19, I should refer you to this post I did back in July. I don't know when it will be up. My goal is to get it up not to long after Samurai ends and before MegaForce begins. Keep an eye out on my Twitter to see when it will become available. 

I will also be doing weekly schedule posts regarding what's on when and what channel it's on starting tomorrow.

Episode reviews will resume once MegaForce begins. 

Plus little things in between. 

Please support this blog and make it amazing. 

Thank you,

RetroForce

Saturday, August 11, 2012

VORTEXX INTRODUCES LINE UP!

According to their official press release, Vortexx, has revealed the lineup for their new Saturday morning block. Pictures come from their rightful owners.

7:00 a.m. - 7:30 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour) —CubixIn a world full of robots, an ingenious young boy named Connor and his miraculous transforming robot Cubix must combine forces, along with the help of their human and robot pals, to save the day when the evil Dr. K plots to steal the mysterious power source known as Solex.

7:30 a.m. - 8:00 a.m. (Educational and Informational Hour) —Rescue HeroesThe Rescue Heroes are a crack team of international emergency response professionals who travel the globe to help those in danger. Equipped with the latest up-to-the-minute knowledge, high-tech hardware and cutting-edge technology, they are dedicated to promoting safety and saving lives everywhere.

8:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.—Power Rangers: Lost GalaxyThe massive spaceship Terra Venture represents mankind's greatest accomplishment as it traverses the galaxy.  When this tremendous achievement is threatened by dangerous aliens, led by the insect-like villain Scorpius and his daughter Trakeena, a new team of Power Rangers from different walks of life unite to become the Galaxy Rangers in a saga that will take them to undiscovered worlds and even other galaxies.

8:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.—Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXALYuma Tsukumo is a young duelist who strives to become the Duel Monsters champion.  During a duel with a school bully, a mysterious spirit called Astral appears before him, and helps him to win. Astral explains to Yuma he is searching for his lost memories, which have been transformed into 99 Xyz Monsters cards called Numbers and have been scattered across the globe. In order to recover his memories, Astral teams up with Yuma in order to recover the Numbers cards. Using the powers of Zexal, the two must compete with Numbers Hunters, who seek to claim the Numbers cards for themselves in order to destroy Astral's home world.

9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.—Iron Man: Armored AdventuresTony Stark, teenage heir to a billion-dollar corporation, must take on the mantle, and formidable armor, of Iron Man when his father mysteriously disappears.  Along with his teenage friends, James Rhodes and Pepper Potts, Iron Man must save the world from a multitude of villains and balance the pressures of teenage life with the duties of being a superhero.

9:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.—Justice League UnlimitedThe "founding members" of the Justice League, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Martian Manhunter, Green Lantern and Hawkgirl continue to defend the planet from every known threat.  Along the way, they are aided by a large number of other superheroes from the DC Universe, including Aquaman, Black Canary, Captain Marvel, Supergirl and more. The League not only clash with their famous nemeses, from Brainiac, Lex Luthor, Mantis and many others, but the building tensions between the Justice League and a secret government agency known as Project Cadmus brings heightened conflict to a series where every child's favorite superheroes are called to action.

10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.—WWE Saturday Morning SlamWWE Saturday Morning Slam packs the riveting in-ring action, the larger-than-life WWE Superstars, and WWE's kid-friendly entertainment into the fastest, most energy-filled half-hour on television.  WWE Superstar profiles, behind-the-scenes footage and an exclusive WWE match every week will all combine to make WWE Saturday Morning Slam the perfect destination for the youngest viewers in the WWE Universe.

10:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.—Dragonball Z KaiThe epic adventure continues as the famous martial artist Goku and his son Gohan are shocked when they learn that Goku belongs to an alien race called the Saiyans, who are bent on destroying the Earth.  Father and son travel the galaxy, battling Saiyans and other enemies in their heroic attempt to save the world from total destruction.

11:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.—Yu-Gi-Oh! ClassicYu-Gi-Oh! tells the tale of Yugi Moto, a young boy who solves an ancient artifact known as the Millennium Puzzle, causing his body to play host to a mysterious spirit.  Yugi and his friends love playing the card game Duel Monsters, and with the help of his doppelganger, Yugi becomes the most famous duelist in the world.  When Yugi learn that the spirit inside his puzzle is actually an unnamed Pharaoh from Egyptian times, he and his friends attempt to help the Pharaoh regain his memories.

11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.—Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXALYuma Tsukumo is a young duelist who strives to become the Duel Monsters champion.  During a duel with a school bully, a mysterious spirit called Astral appears before him, and helps him to win. Astral explains to Yuma he is searching for his lost memories, which have been transformed into 99 Xyz Monsters cards called Numbers and have been scattered across the globe. In order to recover his memories, Astral teams up with Yuma in order to recover the Numbers cards. Using the powers of Zexal, the two must compete with Numbers Hunters, who seek to claim the Numbers cards for themselves in order to destroy Astral's home world.

Their website has also been updated a bit. Go check it out

Vortexx debuts Saturday morning, August 25th on The CW.














Saturday, July 14, 2012

Jason David Frank To Return In Power Rangers MegaForce??? (100th Post!)

Yes. the man who made Power Rangers famous may make a 2nd comeback. According to an interview with GeekCast Radio, Jason David Frank may reprise his role as Tommy in the upcoming 20th Anniversary season Power Rangers MegaForce. Here's what OrendsRange Blog copied down from his interview:

"Probably, because that's probably what Saban's talking with my agent about tomorrow. I don't really have any clue what they're talking about, but they did mention some 20 year anniversary thing."

"If Saban ever wanted me to do something, I would do it. I just want everyone to know that if you hear any rumors about Jason Frank not doing the 20 year anniversary for any other reason, I will tell everybody right now that I do things for fun. I would do it for all of my fans and I would do it for a dollar. If it doesn't happen, it has nothing to do with me, it has nothing to do with money, it has to do with Saban. If the fans wanted to see me, it has nothing to do with money. It has to do with doing stuff for you guys."

Jason David Frank is famous for the role of Tommy Oliver who took the positions of:
  • Green Ranger (MMPR S1-S2: 1993-1994)
  • White Ranger (MMPR S2-S3: 1994-1996)
  • Red Ranger (Zeo S4: 1996)
  • Red Ranger (Turbo 1st half of S5: 1997)
  • Black Ranger (Dino Thunder S12: 2004)
Keep in mind that this is a RUMOR. This isn't official yet, it could be for some other type of thing. I'll keep you updated about this subject as more information becomes available.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Power Rangers At Comic Con News

Well thanks to Henshin JusticeTokuNation and Toy Ark, we have a good handful of news on the show's 20th Anniversary and for the all new MegaForce season out next year.

HotWheels:
Mattel will be releasing HotWheels cars based on Power Rangers MegaForce as well as a special 20th Anniversary Car.
(This image courtesy of Saban Brands president, Ellie Dekel)

Bandai:
This one is huge. Bandai of course is selling the Samurai Final Victory set, but come 2013, their gonna go ALL OUT. I'm talking 20th Anniversary. They showed off 5 special 20th Anniversary toys they're gonna release next year which are:
*Sentai Series Shinken-Oh Megazord:

*Deluxe Armored Mighty Morphin Red Ranger:

*Die-Cast Mighty Morphin Megazord:

*Mighty Morphin Mini Helmet Set:

*Power Morpher: Collector's Edition:


Power Force:
According to the official Power Rangers website, they have set up a special "campaign" called Super Fans Power Force. What this is is a page ONLY for super fans meaning that they'll get inside info
before anyone else. They will also ask for help to promote the anniversary. Submissions will open up soon.

Power Rangers On The CW's Vortexx 
As announced this morning, Saban's new block on The CW will be titled Vortexx. Power Rangers Lost Galaxy will be the first season on the block when it debuts on August 25th. Eventually, Power Rangers MegaForce will debut also.

MegaForce's First Half Is Goseiger 
MegaForce's Second Half Is Gokaiger
It seems that we will be getting Gokaiger earlier then we thought. According to Saban Brands president Elie Dekel, the first half of MegaForce will use footage from Goseiger and the second half will use Gokaiger. Not sure how that's gonna play out, but we'll see.

Power Rangers 20 Years And Beyond Panel
One of Henshin Justice's staff members was one of the 15,000 people to attend the panel. Here is his summary:
"In attedence for the event was the actors who played Bulk from the classic era, Jayden, the current Red Samurai RangerTony Oliver who played various voices and has written and produced episodes from Mighty Morphin’ to ZeoElie Deker, president of Saban Brands and host by Brian Ward who worked on the soon to be released DVD sets for Shout!Factory. The other half of the comedic duo, Skull crashed the panel and received a roar from the crowd and the pair spent the rest of the time making everyone laugh.
One of the highlights of the panel was a young girl asking if there will ever be a female Red Ranger, to which the entire audience cheered. They answered yes, but couldn’t say how, most likely indicating at Princess Shinken Red character set to appear in upcoming Super Samurai episodes. They stated that Mega Force will be split up into two seasons like it’s predecessors with the tag Super for the latter season and is definitely is the anniversary season of the show. However, Gokaiger will be used in the second season, but wouldn’t part with any details as to what.
Someone asked about the possibilities of getting the Japanese Super Sentai shows on DVD, but promptly said no.
We’ll be doing more coverage as soon as we can put it together! The marketing team for PR there were impressed with our websites logo ;)"

More information will come as it becomes available.