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GETTING IN GEAR: “RANGER BLUE” AND RPM THUS FAR

GETTING IN GEAR: “RANGER BLUE” AND RPM THUS FAR

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Can I just say how honestly and truly I did not expect "Power Rangers RPM" to be even half of what it has been so far? The latest Ranger series has so far cut a path for itself that surpasses almost anything we've seen in the last several years from what has felt like an elderly friend on life support for a good while now. The most recent episode, "Ranger Blue" is a perfect example of all the ways in which this show is getting the job done right, and doing so with style, fun, and a visible desire to impress... The episode begins with what is probably my favorite scene this week. A Q&A session between the emotional, inquisitive Rangers and the near-emotionless, socially inept Dr. K, who barely tolerates their line of questioning. The fun part is they're asking questions that we as vi...
RECAP: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT #3 & #4- “KAMEN RIDER INCISOR” / “A RIDER’S CHALLENGE”

RECAP: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT #3 & #4- “KAMEN RIDER INCISOR” / “A RIDER’S CHALLENGE”

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Previously on Dragon Knight. Spidey returned with a spiffy new makeover, and the dynamic duo of Kit and Len had to save a technician on the roof from getting captured. Len is getting his ass kicked, until Kit decides to make a contract with the dragon (whatever that means) and turns into the red guy, thus making the lead hero of the show. Meanwhile, a new enemy in the form of Kamen Rider Incisor is ready to take both our heroes down. Oh me, oh my, I do believe those are some of the longest "previously on" segments I've watched since the days of Dragon Ball Z. Complete with long pauses of dead silence. The least they could do is add more stuff from several episodes to pad the thing out, if they HAVE TO show a certain amount of past footage. After 17 hours of previously-aired footage of I...
RECAP: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON NIGHT #2- “CONTRACT WITH THE DRAGON”

RECAP: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON NIGHT #2- “CONTRACT WITH THE DRAGON”

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Previously on Dragon Knight. Whatever town these people live in, there must be something in the water, because they all seem thoroughly crazy. They're seeing strange monsters that kidnap people through mirrors. And Kit Taylor is about to become just as crazy as Len (aka Keanu Schwarzenegger). Kit gets sucked into another dimension and is forced to run, as Puff the Magic Dragon tries to kill 'em with fire! We begin just where we left off, as Kit is blasted by the dragon and does his best Tarzan yell in response. The armored Kit and Len get thrown through the city like rag dolls. Kit is understandably perplexed at this unlikely series of events. But Len doesn't have time for a heart-to-heart, so he tells him to hurry up and follow him through the mirror. Sadly, Kit is too busy marvell...
RECAP: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT #1- “SEARCH FOR THE DRAGON”

RECAP: KAMEN RIDER DRAGON KNIGHT #1- “SEARCH FOR THE DRAGON”

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HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE HEROES OF DRAGON KNIGHT! After great turmoil in the world of American toku, the fandom was hard at work writing letters to Santa, asking him to bring them something fresh this holiday season. Something that could challenge the likes of Power Rangers as a force to be reckoned with. Santa's answer?... "Kamen Rider Dragon Knight!" Our story begins in the indoor parking lot, much like the one during the opening to the "Highlander" movie. As a young asian woman walks over to her car, she hears a strange sound. She's unable to see what's behind her. She got a stalker, y'all. An inhuman monster that wants to take her away to do goodness-knows-what with her once he's got her where he wants her! The woman tries to fight back as she is grabbed and slowly dragged into a refl...
Greg Aronowitz of Power Rangers SPD Presents: BATTLE PLANET – The Battle SPD Planet Suit Thing

Greg Aronowitz of Power Rangers SPD Presents: BATTLE PLANET – The Battle SPD Planet Suit Thing

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Whenever I write one of these things, I have a tendency to play a word-association game with myself based on the title I'm discussing. It's just something I can't help. And when I settled in to watch "Battle Planet," which aired last night on the Sci-Fi Channel, it happened again. See, "Battle Planet," written and directed by Greg Aronowitz (beloved Executive Producer of "Power Rangers SPD") was originally titled "The Suit." After watching the film, I would say that was a far better title. But something tells me The Powers That Be didn't want people like me playing the word-association game and remembering things like this. Yep... Jackie Chan... and Jennifer Love Hewitt... in a movie together. You forgot about that one, didn't you? Perhaps intentionally. But whatever the reasons, Mr. ...
Power Rangers Jungle Fury – The Finale: THE COWARDLY LION

Power Rangers Jungle Fury – The Finale: THE COWARDLY LION

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"Now The Final Fury" Seriously, that title could have used some revision. Previously on Jungle Fury. Jarrod kicked Dai Shi out of his body. TO THE LEFT, TO THE LEFT! Camille joined forces with him and the Rangers to beat up on the Phantoms. Dai Shi's gonna be maaaaad. We begin with the formerly evil power couple. Jarrod wants to be alone, so he decides the best place to be is Pai Zhua. I guess everybody is still on vacation. And they've really let the underground room get dirty after Mao died. In any case, Jarrod's not done sulking over his phailures. It's at this point in the episode that I begin to reach for my razor blade. Meanwhile, the Jungle Karma Kids are all training together, and the pizza wench is ready as always to give them some refreshing pizza... And I suddenly have to ...
A Power Rangers Recap: DESTROY ALL BASES!

A Power Rangers Recap: DESTROY ALL BASES!

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Previously on Jungle Fury. The Phantom Beasts got their asses handed to them when they tried to move in against Jarrod's woman. Casey had a crying fit over not becoming a Master like the others. It was sad. "Path of the Righteous"   ... I don't have a caption for this. I think you can draw your own conclusions here. We open the episode with Casey in the pizza shop, working alone. Apparently, Masters don't do the menial tasks anymore. Dominic sits in the corner reading a book because he's awesome, but he senses some bad mojo coming off of Casey. He's still crying on the inside about his lack of Master stripes. Dominic mentions his new book (a gift from his stalker, Fran, no less) is To Kill a Mockingbird, which is about a man who stands up for what's right even when the whole town ...
STRIPE WAS THE HEAD BAD GUY: A Power Rangers Recap

STRIPE WAS THE HEAD BAD GUY: A Power Rangers Recap

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Forgive the Gremlins reference. It was just the first thing I thought of when I realized the episode was titled "To Earn Your Stripes." Now on with the recap. Previously on Jungle Fury, Dai Shi tried to lay the smackdown on his Phantom Generals for mucking up Camille's latest plan. But then he just sorta fell over and the scene ended. We begin this week's episode with Casey looking especially chipper as they open the pizza shop for another day of business. But RJ steps in (I guess he just assumed no one would walk in and see him in his kung fu getup here) and says he's taking the kids on a field trip. Dominic says he'll be fine at the pizza shop, to which Fran practically screams that she and he make a great team together. Yeah... I don't wanna know what's swimming around in that...